A couple hundred years ago anyone could walk outside at night and see the whole Milky Way Galaxy and be in awe of all the billions of stars stretched out across the sky.
I can remember going camp up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California by the North Fork of the Yuba River, and laying down on the ground in my sleeping bag and looking up through the pine trees and seeing the eternal endless nature of the cosmos.
It was one of the most amazing parts of my life… it’s something I will never forget.
But here in San Juan, in NY, in Chicago, in Miami, in Belgium and thousands upon thousands of other large cities across the globe… there are no stars, or just a few because we have so much light pollution. And that light travels for hundreds of miles polluting the sky out into the countryside.
Light that goes up into the atmosphere hitting particles of dust and obscuring the night sky, the stars, the planets, and all of the cosmos.
Every culture, every civilization from the beginning of mans journey here on earth has talked about he night sky, mapped the stars, and made up great stories about all the celestial bodies in the sky. And they learned to navigate with the stars and create calendars using the stars.
Most of all it made them feel small, in awe, and allowed them to think of themselves as part of a greater whole… and let go of their ego. Rituals were built around the stars at night and things like Stone Hinge and the Great Pyramids were built in alignment with the stars.
But what about our culture, what about our new myths, our new stories, our ability to be in awe, to let go of our ego, and know we are part of a greater whole?—in some ways that’s been lost.
Also darkness is important for health because in our brain we have hormonal responses that take place when we have 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark.
With 12 hours of darkness melatonin is released in large amounts into our brain and that helps us to sleep deeply and replenish our bodies.
Also that same hormone keeps cancer away.
With lots of light pollution at night, we’re overwhelmed with light and our hormonal dispersion of melatonin throughout the body is compromised because we have very little production of the hormone.
Studies with rats show that if a rat has a tumor and it’s injected with blood from a person who has 12 hours of darkness the cancer does not spread or grow larger.
But if that same rat is give blood from a person who’s subjected to large amounts of light at night… and has very low melatonin levels in their blood that same tumor will grow large and spread.
Light pollution is just another way that cancer is promoted in our modern society. And this is being studied more and more because of the fact that our light pollution is getting out of hand.
Even from space places like Brussels can be seen as the brightest spot on the globe, and also San Juan. And we have an epidemic of cancer here on this island caused by many things… but light pollution is one of them.
We have lights now that only light up the ground and not allow light to be expelled out into the night sky. These new lights can take care of light pollution… and still provide protection from the problems if living in a big city.
But we have to take on this challenge as our own… and make changes in how we view our planet and what it looks like from space.
We also have 2 little nodes of tissue in every organ in our body… and especially in our heart, these nods light up and count off every second of every day of our life.
These nodes of tissue know when we should be sleeping, when we should be awake, when we should be up and moving about, and when we should be in darkness.
Thus we cannot escape our circadian rhythms of life… the body knows that it should be working in accordance with nature. Those who work shift work in hospitals and 24 hour stores have a life expectancy that’s 10 to 15 years shorter than the norm.
This means we cannot fool Mother Nature, our bodies have great wisdom… but are we listening?
Eventually we will have to create a new night sky full of stars by getting rid of light pollution. And help people to work according to their bodies natural rhythms so we live long, healthy, happy lives in awe of the stars.
I want everyone to be able to walk at night and see the great Milky Way Galaxy.
I want to see this happen in my lifetime.
Like I’ve been saying for years… we have to go back to a natural way of living.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time.
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