Parasites Among Us
There is an epidemic of Lyme disease in America. This parasitic “tick-borne” disease affects an estimated 440,000 people each year, 12X more than the 35,000 annual cases the CDC reports. High numbers such as these argue against a tick-only vector, especially since this parasitic spirochete anaerobic bacteria has also been discovered in mosquitoes. It suggests that the problem lies much deeper than the symptoms expressed on the surface.
Symptoms of Lyme disease: The bite of this bacterium produces a neurological toxin that attacks nerves and the cerebrospinal fluid, that can manifest as severe joint and muscle pain, numbness, tingling, fatigue and, if left untreated, can lead to brain inflammation and heart problems.
Many people believe the increase in people living with Lyme disease is a consequence of the ways we humans have modified our environment. And they would be right. How we interact with our environment determines whether we adapt or not. Outer terrain reflects inner terrain. Terrain reflects constitution.
As part of nature, any dis-ease state reflects an imbalance in our natural terrain. Claude Bernard (a rival of Louis Pasteur and his Germ Theory) understood that germs do not invade to cause disease, but rather the germ is a product of the terrain and informs the body about what is necessary to maintain homeostasis. Bernards’s colleague, Antoine Bechamp (1870), observed that when conditions of the terrain shifted (pH, nutritional status, toxicity), so did our microorganisms. Looking through his microscope he observed what we call “bacteria” shape-shifted to diverse stages of itself without losing its essence as it worked in harmony with its surroundings to adapt. The scene playing out was not one of “divide and conquer” but of “one for all and all for one.”
Later, Dr. Enderlein (1925) described this microbe-shifter as the “endobiont,” a microbial base form protein, as the basis of all life working in tandem with the body’s organ systems in peaceful coexistence (i.e., symbiosis). As the endobiont evolves to a higher valence state (from normal to bacterial to fungal), its waste products poison body fluids and produce a new stage of disease. The disease process is not linear but multidimensional and electrodynamic with the whole system moving in harmonic resonance based on the unique patterns of each individual, always in an effort to achieve homeostasis.
“Disease is a living process,” writes Harvey Bigelsen, M.D., in his book Holographic Blood. In a continuum of symptoms, acute disease is characterized as bacterial or viral, whereas chronic disease is fungal. Cancer is a fungal adaptation. Once the body has exhausted all internal resources and begins to lose ground, the endobiont begins the recycling process to gradually consume the organism. It is the universal story of life, adaptation, death and rebirth. If healing is to occur, outside intervention is necessary. When balance returns to the terrain (neutral pHand chemistry), the endobiont reverts back to its natural state. Bechamp called this process pleiomorphism, an understanding of how the one reflects the whole.
Further, what these researchers understood happens on the physical level of movement and motion is grounded in our underlying energy fields and patterns of e-motion. Emotion directs energy which creates form. Energy creates our physical patterns right down to our cell’s molecular actions.
What Do Parasites Represent?
A parasite is a measure of health on a disease continuum. Parasites require a host to survive since they cannot live independently. They take without giving back. They stimulate adaption of the host environment or both will die.
If our endobioints (fungi, viruses, microbes, parasites), are in flux based on conditions of dysbiosis that we create through our emotions, then our parasites are there by our own making. We invited them to live with us. Parasites R Us. All disease begins when physical and emotional landscapes clash with our ability to balance terrain. So we should ask what makes each of us susceptible to parasites at this time, more so than any other time?
It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.― Hippocrates
As Within So Without
We only have to look around for the answers. What we see in our environment reflects what is happening on the inside. Our relationships with our children, our partners, our colleagues, our clients, our communities, our governments, politicians, religious leaders, banks, educators, and our relationships with other countries, all mirror the relationship we cultivate within ourselves. It ripples out in rhythmic waves as emotions. The individual reflects the whole.
A parasitic relationship is a snapshot of our emotional health. In human form, parasites show up when we choose to give up our power. When we allow politician-doctors to define the meaning of health and disease and to force vaccine mandates and statutes that attempt to suppress free will and free choice, we are challenged to either reclaim our power and autonomy or adapt and conform to the suckers that will feed off of us at our expense.
The Germ Theory, where body is victim to the germ, is crumbling under the weight of decaying ideologies, false technologies, and disease epidemics around the world. When we choose to prevent “germs” with vaccines, or suppress symptoms of Lyme disease with long-term antibiotics (anti-life), the body begins to deposit toxins deeper into the tissues, and causes our endobionts to shift into more pathogenic forms – Superbugs – not recognized by the antibiotics. The endobiont doesn’t die. It adapts. Different types of bacteria are merely different manifestations of a bacterial whole always working to adapt to its environment.
On a deeper level, when we fear parasites or any “germ” as organisms outside of ourselves, we fail to see our true nature which is always changing in relation to our surroundings. We fail to embrace ALL that we are as powerful beings of change.
In order to bring balance back to the body, the country, and the collective whole, we must see ourselves as part of a symbiotic whole. There is no one-size-fits all approach since each is unique. There is no one remedy and no single method. Seeking natural remedies (naturopathic, homeopathic, shamanic) that encourage the body’s innate wisdom for self-healing can go a long way toward eliminating parasites, but they can return unless we focus on terrain and work to rebalance all our aspects.
We create our terrain from within. Parasites show us what is happening within our bodies and minds. It all comes from our emotional states and what we’ve allowed to invade our thoughts and feed off our sensibilities.
Our choices each moment determine health or disease and the endobiont adapts to assist. We are healers by nature and we heal all relationships when we can heal ourselves first. When we exchange emotions of fear and emptiness for love and fullness, we achieve wholeness. When we let go of people and things that no longer serve us in favor of those that do, we are complete. Only then do we reclaim our power and come into a state of harmony and balance.
Rosanne Lindsay is a Naturopath, Energy healer, and author of the Nature of Healing, Heal the Body, Heal the Planet. She holds an MA in Environmental Health Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health. She has worked as an Environmental Scientist for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago, for local government, and as an environmental activist for watershed protection in the Madison area. Find her on Facebook at Nature of Healing.