I am starting this blog with a sigh of a heavy heart. Too long have I tried not to step on toes, not to make people feel bad and not to focus attention to my differences to the norm. Am I just trying to be different… no unfortunately not- it would make life much easier for me. In fact I wish the world was without norm.. why cant people just be different and respect each others differences? Why do so many people try to change others in their own perfect mould? I guess its also the thought of this very problem that made me stay away from this post for so long, because I have no intention of forcing my thoughts or beliefs upon others… in fact I encourage people to think for themselves, but yet I feel like I have to say something. I feel like I have stayed quiet long enough and that my intentions of staying at peace with everyone is causing myself to look the other way around issues thats really a big problem in the world and is bothering me so much that Im physically getting sick about it. So I have to allow myself a platform where I can let go on the reigns of my thoughts so I can have time to process it and have the feeling of being heard without being ridiculed or without enforcing my opinions on others. To me Facebook feels like sort of an enforcing platform… your friends feel obligated to stay friends or they really like you and your other posts a lot, but they dont want to hear the kind of things I am about to post… so thats why Im blogging… If you dont like it and its not your thing… dont follow my blog, easy as that! We can continue to be friends and never have to speak about it because youll be blissfully unaware of my thoughts and I wont feel like Im enforcing any thoughts on you because I will mostly never just talk about it in person and I really honestly understand that this big life change is not for everyone. Even though most of my friends- if not all, believes in doing good, everyone is not always ready to do something like this. I know, I was there. I also just needed some time to accept, process, deny, accept again and start acting on the things that are just wrong in this world.
I wont be shy to state the fact that I am a Christian… a child of God who believes in Jesus Christ as my Saviour just because I know many people who tend to think beyond the norm, are not believers. I also wont enforce my beliefs on anyone, but I just want to make it clear that the reason why I believethat I have to start doing something to make a change in the world is because I am a Christian. Its because God made the earth and He said it was good. It was good… used to be until we got free will. See humans have such god complexes that we start to enforce our will upon others to do things… mostly to get money. Amazing how almost any problems in the world, the root of all evil can be traced back to money. Why do people steal? This one is easy… money. Why do people rape? Because they are brought up in bad circumstances like no education, no food, parents was addicted to alcohol and tik and who knows what and was also an abuser… why?… money (or the lack thereof). Why do we have such big political problems in the world? Because one percent of the leaders of a political party really believe they can change the circumstances and the rest of them want, wait for it… money. Why, if this world is being destroyed by chemicals in products, plastic bags in the ocean etc etc is the world still turning a blind eye on these manufacturers?…. money.
I know, I know, I am starting to sound like a true activist… it sounds silly when you are not used to thoughts like this… i know because I thought so of others before. It sounds like Im just going crazy now and most people will start to feel angry and not know why or stop reading because be honest… deep inside you actually feel a tug at your heart because you know these things are wrong and you actually feel the same but its honestly really not that easy to change. Some deny it because they like their salon approved shampoo because its a status symbol. Others want to deny it because they like their cheap store bought shampoo because it is cheap. Now you may wonder whats all this talk about shampoo…. Im not just talking about shampoo… Im talking about almost every product that we use in the household and kitchen… If you are still reading, you either know all this and agree, or you are really interested to know whats so wrong with these products so let me break it down for you. Now this is a long list so please bear with me:
99% Of the products… thats toothpaste, roll ons, deodorant sprays, shampoos, cleaning supplies etc contain some or many of the chemicals below… (99% is my personal statistic based on reading labels of products)
Christelle LochnerJuly 7, 2014 - 7:32 am
I really enjoyed your article, but it left me really curious as to what products you use instead of the ones you speak of cutting out? Like what do you use instead of shampoo, conditioner, dishwashing liquid??
Maybe you could do a follow-up article, or just comment with a few links of article to browse through?
MammaInWordingJuly 7, 2014 - 7:37 am
Hi Christelle! Yes absolutely… Ive already been asked by a few people and it is certainly up next… Thanx for the reminder!
MotherInTheMakingNaturallyOctober 6, 2014 - 10:36 pm
Christelle, Sorry for the long wait, the article is finally up 🙂 https://motherinthemakingnaturally.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/316/
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