Vaccines, A Preface & Disclaimer

Finding out that I’m having a baby has been the biggest motivator {ever} to do all those things I’ve always thought I might like to do one day {except when it comes to traveling, but, I digress}…


Okay, so maybe all of those domestic things I never thought I’d ever do but always thought admirable in others.
i.e. Real food. Homemade
anything. Cooking. Etc.

Anyway, in addition to getting my act together on the health front, I’ve been so inspired to really research all the things that are normally considering a part of the “norm” or a “given” for steps to take in the whole baby/parenthood adventure.

One of the {many} things I’ve been researching is:

Vaccines

There have been ample horror stories from friends & family about vaccines since I started doing the research & asking questions.

Ample stories that were health related that led us to the decision not to vaccinate our little ones as they come along.

Then, moral reasons started to come up as well.
{Primarily, the discovery that aborted fetal cells are on the list of ingredients in several common vaccinations.}

I hope in this series of posts on vaccinations that I will be able to share my research as well as some of the stories that have been shared with me…

AND

I hope that my heart & motivation for sharing this research is clear:
I care about finding the truth.
I want your feedback.
I want to help by sharing research & resources to those {many} who have asked me what I’ve found.
I hope they’ll pass it along to those who don’t have the time to do all the research themselves.

I am NOT sharing this to judge, condemn, divide, separate, anger or frustrate any of the awesome moms I know.
I am NOT saying that the decision not to vaccinate is an easy one to make.

I do hope that you’ll have grace with me as I share the journey we’ve been on.
& I hope to give grace as I get {what may be harsh} feedback.

Just to reiterate:
If you are pro-vaccines, I still want to be your friend.
I still want to know you, I won’t think any less of you.
Please, please hear: that’s my heart.

{I give all of these disclaimers because I’ve heard a LOT of stories from other moms about harsh responses they’ve gotten when being honest about not vaccinating.}

Flawed & Fatal

Humans.

We’re all flawed, and in fact, we’re all fatal.

We’re deadly to our surroundings.
Obviously, as there are ample examples, we are deadly to our environment.
We’re consuming and destroying at an unbelievable pace.

We’re deadly to the people around us with our selfishness.
We’re deadly to them by killing the earth that we need to thrive.
We’re deadly to them by consuming so much that it literally destroys the world we live in.
We’re deadly to them by creating products that kill people.
We’re deadly to them by setting up systems that approve deadly products as healthy, systems that perpetuate destruction and death instead of thriving and bringing to life.
We’re deadly to them by selling consumption as freedom and happiness and having the rest of the world hope for the lie.

There’s this terrific video that I love (go, watch it… right now.)
John Lennon is being interviewed by this kid who snuck into his hotel room. And there’s this line:
“… get nonviolent, and it’s pretty hard because we’re all violent inside. We’re all Hitler inside and we’re all Christ inside. And it’s just trying to work on the good bit of you.”

I thought of it today, because, see..

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