What if we’re completely wrong when we assume our immune system has to defend us? Maybe it is an organ of discernment and recognition.
The image above shows us one of the cards from the ChancesToChange board game. When you draw this card, you are invited as a participant to first share what speaks to you or inspires you in the painting. You then read the text and reflect on the question – how it feels to be together and how it feels to be alone.
Today we are using this card as a metaphor for the way our body, and more specifically our immune system, interacts with the outside world. In fact, there is scientific research that shows the importance of micro-organisms in the evolution of all ecosystems, and therefore also in the evolution of humans. This is our topic for the day and we would love to start a conversation about our immune system.
These pioneering studies raise new questions:
What if we have been wrong for so long?
What if our immune system does not serve to defend us against everything foreign to our bodies. Is it rather a way for us to connect with other parts within the larger ecosystem of the earth and all life on it?
Just looking at the painting, it appears to be a representation of how the cells of our immune system interact with other cells. There is a specific interaction in the middle where information is exchanged and DNA is affected. This is also what these pioneering studies show, that ecosystems evolve by exchanging information.
If this is the case, the text on the card is completely accurate. Our immune system acts with recognition and discernment. Relationships with micro-organisms also appear to be an essential ingredient in the development of who and what I am and who and what I become.
Re-reading the text on the card, you might experience a deep respect for the inherent wisdom of your body, remembering that your body loves you unconditionally. If you are willing to really listen to your body, then a deep connection occurs naturally and you know that everything is connected to everything else, and through that connection a capacity for deep healing becomes available.
It is so fascinating to allow this wisdom of our body to infect our personality. What if we do not have to defend ourselves against people who think differently to us? What if we can choose not to go into polarity? We will then continue to feel the power of connection and create new possibilities together. We know that in essence we actually want the same thing, we simply choose different paths.
In acknowledging your self and the other, you become aware of what it takes to express the truth of who and what you are through relationships. You recognise a deep knowing within you that everything and everyone comes from the same source, regardless of how you define that source – separation is no longer an option!
with love and care,
Elaine and Veerle
Veerle De Bock: Each day I add a bit more colour to the world, I colour within and outside of the lines as I take up different roles. My different roles are social entrepreneur, physician, coach, teacher, therapist and most of all facilitator of emerging possibilities
Elaine Mc Googan: I am a traveller, healer and organiser of admin things. I trained at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing Europe over a period of 6 years. I am passionate about supporting my healing clients, exploring what it means to be in community, as well as supporting this amazing board game.