I have never understood why parents who choose to vaccinate their children would be bothered by parents who choose not to. I have always said if your kid is vaccinated, what do you have to be afraid of? According to you, I am the one who should be afraid right? Because my kid is not vaccinated. I actually come from a long line of non vaccinators (I think i made up that word). And none of us are scared. And my family is some of the healthiest people I know.
So why is it then, that people get so bothered? Is it because they have legitimate worry of the health and safety of other's children? That's usually what they claim, but I don't think that's it. Because if it was I don't think you would be blasting these parents on Facebook. (Real concern) Those public comments of ridicule actually come from fear. They are scared. Scared for a few reasons. One that there could be the slightest of possibility that they may have put their child at risk or done damage by vaccinating them. (That's a tough one to live with) Second, when you call names, point fingers, or question the intelligence of people who don't vax,(which by the way are some of the smartest people I know) you are looking for someone to agree with you. You see it takes a lot of courage standing alone, trust me I know. You are desperately wanting people to show you support and validate your stance and your decisions. It gives you peace that others have made the same decisions. But the third one, that is a much larger one. One that you have had no control over. You have been raised in a fear based model. We have been conditioned to be scared to death of everything. Germs, chickenpox, sexually transmitted diseases(which I still have a hard time understanding how a baby is going to get those), fevers, colds, coughs, childbirth, everything. We have been scared that our body isn't adequate. We are incomplete. We were born deficient of medication and vaccines, we also have organs that are not needed. Women, who have been giving birth for thousands of years all of a sudden don't know how to do it. A life with fear, that disease is right around the corner.
The model I was raised in is very different. It is a Life without Fear. Promoting health instead of tearing it down. Trusting our bodies. That our bodies are self healing and self regulating and all it needs is interference removed. That when exposed to something, our immune systems will be that much stronger for it. We support the healing process instead of intervening. I can tell you that this model will take a weight off of you. How do you get in this model. You don't start buying vitamins or get a chiropractic adjustment. It starts with a complete paradigm shift, it starts with a change between your ears.
"Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?” - BJ Palmer
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