The interesting part is that scientists estimate that we all have ten times the number of microbes in and on us that we have cells in our body. Okay, this is where it becomes really interesting. The estimates of the number of cells that we have range from fifty million to 100 million cells. I cannot even come up with what the number of ten times that would be.
So, none of us is alone. Ever. We are connected to living things—directly at all times. To paraphrase John Donne, No one is an island.
One of the problems with modern life is, especially in America, that the cleaner and more sterile we become, the more we adversely affect the beneficial microbes. We certainly affect our immune systems and the functioning of our various bodily systems. As I understand what I heard on these programs, we also can decrease the ability of the various organs to communicate with one another. But, I could be wrong about this part.
Yet, we do want to keep from letting the non-beneficial microbes from making us sick. One thing I took away from these programs is that being a good host to the favorable microbes can help keep the detrimental ones from affecting us adversely.
This just gives us another reason to think carefully about what we eat and the products we use. If we treat our beneficial microbes well, it can help not only us but the earth.
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Kathryn Samuelson is an intuitive who channels messages from your angels and guides through spiritual or automatic writing. She is also a life coach certified by the University of New Hampshire through its Professional Development Department. Kathryn does workshops based on the set of meditation cards and book called Opening the Heart: Meditations on How to Be that she created with her friend, Linda Lewis. For more information: http://www.kathrynsamuelson.com/, klsamuelsonATyahoo.com, or 781-799-7332
Other Blog Posts by Kathryn Samuelson: Being in Time, What Comes Before Happiness? Small Businesses as a Sign of Hope, When is Enough Enough?, Just Because We Can, Should We?, Choosing a Slower Path, My Journey with the Angels, Odds and Ends, Dissolving Limits, Brave Spending, Mindful Spending, Would You Have the Courage to Act?, Growth in the Winter, Book Review: Find Your Spirit Animals, As We Grow Through the Season, Simple Ways to Give, Turning Left Rather Than Right, Giving Thanks, Nurturing the Ego, Letting Things Go, Real Energy Book Review, Living with Doubt and Uncertainty, Bardo - The Things In Between, Musings On Mindfulness, You Are Here: Personal Geographies and Other Maps, The Choices We Make, Beyond: Buddhist and Christian Prayers CD Review, Riding Out Irene: A Practice in Maintaining Balance,