While WE have thankfully made it past some really rough times with the pandemic, It’s hard not to look at where we were just a few years back without some sorrow. That whole world seems gone now, and it’s hard for most to imagine from here how we return to a time when we weren’t seething over an entire population’s health care choices or treating human beings as something other than vectors of disease. While the details on how to do so will only come in time, it will certainly entail reassembling the broken remnants of community that we desperately need to heal. In short, rebuilding.

Well, that’s what we’re doing, both as a business and a wellness collective, because we certainly intend to take the lead for ALL the people. And we’re thinking first and foremost of executing on our core mission: to create sovereignty in human health and happiness while harmonizing our relationship with Mother Earth. No doubt, you might be interested in how we intend to do this for ourselves in case you’re wondering how you’re going to do it for yourself. Well, here’s what we’re figuring.

Buildings of a city

Tending to those in recovery – FROM EVERYTHING

Back in early 2021, our CEO Brian got COVID, and wrote about the details in this post. He wouldn’t be the last of our team members to get it, either. And not just a few months later, his faithful husky Phoenix, which he bought to commemorate his sobriety, was killed in a car accident. One of our team members lost close family friends during this time as well. At this point, you should stop us if you’ve heard or experienced this before, because you most certainly have 

As I often say, everybody’s in recovery from something, and you don’t have to die from COVID to be suffering deeply from its aftereffects: the lost jobs, the relapses, the rise in addiction, the battering of our collective mental health, suicides, divorces, broken families, the PTSD, the list goes on and on and ON. You may have survived multiple bouts of this disease with nary a smidge of long COVID, but you didn’t escape unscathed.

So much of this suffering has been directly inflicted upon us, whether you’re on the receiving or the providing end, by our health “care” system, which as WE have ALL discovered simply cannot heal the populace without injuring them in SO many other ways. WE have seen for ourselves how broken and sadistic it is, and how it has utterly abandoned us and confused us and gaslit us and hurled blame at us at every turn as the body count climbed and our lives got worse — all so that they could save themselves and their hospitals over everyone else. In short, healthcare in our country is actually killing us, leaving us on our own to handle the worst health crisis in our lifetime. 

That’s where Medicine Box come in. For us, the Seven Pillars are not just a catchy branding exercise. They’ve kept us alive during these dark days, and later this year, we’ll be rolling out an online course that will dig deep on how they can be used to keep people sane and help them rebuild this year and down the road as well. Forget THC vs. CBD — we’re here to help you find your entourage effect. Building that for every person out there that needs it is a big part of our rebuilding process.

Nature and mind as one

The blueprint

Since this post was first published, Medicine Box has done a lot to rebuild our community. We’ve started up the Healing of the Nations, which consolidates all of our social and environmental health campaigns, from the repurpose Global one for one impact guarantee to the Last Prisoner Project Top Dollar Pledge, under one umbrella. We’re hosting regular webcasts on our YouTube channel where we’re discussing with holistic therapists and healers like Sean Merrick and Michele Ross about their rebuilding strategies. And of course, we’re starting up that online course, which we’ll share with anyone who subscribes to our mailing list.

What underpins ALL of this, however, is learning how to work with, rather than against, nature itself. In doing so, WE travel the path of radical acceptance, which considers both the tragic and the transcendent as necessary steps towards one’s personal enlightenment. Beating back the egoic mind that rebels against the circumstances of life assists us in regaining balance against its selfish desires and fears. WE need to work with Mother Nature, not against her — after all, she’s the boss. Synching up with her patterns means you will always be inflow. NONE of us are ever really in control, after all, and WE constantly change in order to get back into nature’s flow. If you remember that and keep it fixed in your mind’s eye, you’ll discover an internal GPS that always points true north. Works for us. 

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