Our circulatory system looks like the waterways of the earth. We have larger rivers flowing into smaller streams and further into creeks, feeding all of the earth's terrain. Our circulatory system works the same, only it has the heart to pump the blood through large arteries to small arteries, to even smaller capillaries, which bring water and nutrients to the entire body. Just as the earth builds up sediment or silt in its waterways, so do we, in the form of cholesterol and other deposits. You do not find much silt in fast running waters, usually in slower meandering ones. That reminds me, I should get out and do some walking, speed up those rivers!
Your lungs look like upside-down trees, pulling the oxygen in and breathing the carbon dioxide out. Interestingly trees take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen for us to breathe. An amazing relationship indeed!
We need sunshine to produce Vitamin D, which we receive ourselves through our skin and eyes, and ingesting plants that have already converted sunshine into food that we eat. The vitamin D sunshine breaks down in our guts, with the help of its colonies of healthy bacteria, to be utilized by our body planet.
Of course, we all recognize how the world we live in can affect our body landscape. Everything from air quality, to the food we eat, to the climate we live in and what we do for a living all impact our physical bodies. But there are more factors affecting our body landscape.
Our planet's winds represent the element of air, or our thoughts and mental well being, which have an enormous impact on our physical landscape. If we think we are not worthy, this will influence how we feed ourselves and take care of our health. If we do not value ourselves, we tend to give too much and overextend ourselves. These thoughts, the element of air, can become damaging winds!
If an unhealthy thought or belief system is given free rein in our psyche, the prevailing winds can shape the body landscape in destructive ways. Much like an island in a lake, you can see the direction the winds generally blow by the bend of the trees. These harmful ways of thinking create stressors on your landscape, which causes a full cascade of physical and mental distress.
Thoughts need to be examined to see if they are having a beneficial or destructive impact on our lives. We cannot see the wind, and are often unaware of what we believe or think as it is in the unconscious mind; it just appears to be part of who we are! To truly improve our mental landscape, we must look to our self-limiting beliefs and societal training and strive to change them to better serve our psychological and physical well being.