Wednesday 11 November 2020

Day-cares in Finland built a backyard forest and it changed children’s immune systems

I love being in the garden and prefer forests to the beach. As a child I was always fascinated by forests and woodland areas. I have autoimmune diseases but never connected the lack of natural environment to that. I moved house a lot as a child and up to the age of 25. Some of that time l lived in apartments or town houses with no access to gardens and nature but that was from the ages of 10 up to the age of 25. 

Children don’t get a say in where they live and play as a general rule, that is dictated by parents and teachers to a large degree. Sometimes it is for the child’s safety. I really resented having no say in anything as a child. My life was governed by my parents very strictly, and if they wanted to move house, that was it.

I think it is wonderful that these children are given the opportunity to reconnect with nature. Humans are part of  the natural world but often remove themselves not understanding the importance of the natural world and our connection to it. Children need to explore nature and get the feel of the natural world to be more grounded. Now the current trend in the developed world is to move into smart cities, big mistake and a recipe for disaster and disease. Many people will not have the choice in this either because big corporations and the government are designing their world for them. And it is purely financially driven.

There is a price to pay for everything in this world, and the less money that you have the less say you have. The future generations will have to deal with the fallout of current decisions made by greedy individuals. Remember we are part of the natural world and we are spirit too, just manifested in the temporal world. If you start to change the natural order then expect disaster.