Surviving a Toxic World

The natural world is organized to enable all life, including humans, to thrive. It is a closed ecosystem with air, water, earth and fire all synergistically enabling life, in its many manifestations, to prosper.

The unnatural world that we humans have layered over the natural world is toxic to life. We have poisoned the earth, the water, the air. We have even poisoned the food we feed ourselves.


In addition to poisoning our environment and our food supply (and thus have poisoned our bodies), we have also poisoned our minds and spirits. Continuing down this path toward greater and greater toxicity can only lead to degradation and death.

We humans have, through ignorance and hubris, become out of sync with our place in the natural world and with our spiritual place in creation. In order to survive and to be able to live coherently (thrive) with the natural world, we will need to first go through a period of detoxification; and then, once the detox process is complete, adopt a way of being that engenders harmony with the natural world.

If, we, as a species, do not voluntarily undertake this process of detoxifying, it will be imposed on us by the forces of degradation we ourselves have unleashed. This is urgent. If, each of us, as individuals, does not commit immediately to our own self-realization and then, to do all that is necessary to steer humanity into a harmonious relationship with our environment, the inevitable cleansing will be traumatic.

Indeed, this inevitable humanity-wide cleansing process may already be so far underway that it is irreversible and, although it is your personal moral and ethical responsibility to help enough other people to become awake, aware and active in order to attempt to avert the resulting trauma, it is possible that you will have to resign yourself to being as prepared as possible to survive the ordeal that awaits us all unless we radically change the way we go about living on Planet Earth.


Imagine you are caught up in a giant whirlpool or vortex. As you approach the eye, the center, you would travel faster and faster, feeling perhaps progressively out of control and unable to escape.

Now look at your world with clear eyes: everything is speeding up. Time itself seems to be flowing faster. Everything appears to be spiraling out of control. Changes to every system and every foundational structure that underpin modern human civilization and culture are taking place faster and faster.

National economies are falling apart. The debt-based global financial system is in crisis and heading for complete breakdown. The capitalist/consumerist economic model is collapsing. It is inevitable. It has been built on faulty foundations and they are now crumbling before our eyes.

The world’s resources are limited. There is only so much oil, so much water, and so much arable land available to grow food. We are consuming these resources as if there was an unlimited supply; but there is not. The more we consume, the less there is left to consume. And, despite the fact that resources are dwindling, we are consuming more and more.


The more that we consume, the more garbage we end up producing. More crudely, the more we eat, the more we shit. All that garbage ends up in our environment, poisoning our air, land and water. The more poisoned our environment becomes, the more the world’s immune system becomes compromised and unable to heal itself. The resulting ecological crisis, which exists because of the greed-based capitalist/consumerist social model, is so severe that multiple species are disappearing from the planet every single day and the survival of human civilization is seriously at risk. This is not hyperbole; it is fact. We are running out of water, food and even the air we breathe.

The oceans are becoming acidic. Phytoplankton, which is both the base of the ocean’s food chain and the major contributor of atmospheric oxygen, is dying off. The other major contributor of atmospheric oxygen, the world’s rainforests and boreal forests, are being destroyed. Meanwhile, we continue to pour tons of carbon into our atmosphere; having already created irreversible climate change by so doing. More carbon (and other pollutants) combined with less oxygen in the atmosphere translates to “no air to breathe”.

The coral reefs are dying. Most of the oceans fish are already gone. The amount of arable land to plant food is shrinking; much of what remains is so corrupted by deadly herbicides and pesticides that crop yields are falling. The remaining food supplies are rapidly being corrupted by Genetically Modified Organisms that cause cancers and other diseases. The creatures (bees, butterflies, birds) that pollinate plants are being extincted by our pollutants and once they are gone, most annual plants, including all flowering food crops, will follow. All this translates to “not enough food to eat”.

Fresh water supplies are shrinking while demand is growing. Rivers, lakes and aquifers are becoming progressively more polluted by industrial effluents, agricultural runoff (pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers) and urban garbage. This translates to “no water to drink”.

In short, we are so seriously polluting our water, air and earth that environmental collapse appears inevitable and massive human suffering is seemingly inescapable.

So, there it is, looming economic and environmental collapse coming at us faster and faster. It is abundantly clear that humanity is caught up by forces that are pulling us toward a crunch point of some kind or another.

And, of course, there is a lot more going on at the same time as environmental degradation and economic collapse. Anyone who educates themselves about what is taking place around the world can see that it is all swirling together as part of an inescapable process as the vortex pulls us into its maw like a black hole sucking up all matter in the surrounding space.

Make no mistake; this is going to be a traumatic experience. In order to survive as a species, we will be required to transform the way we go about living on this planet. We will need to detoxify our culture, our belief systems and the way we live. We must make the choice to continue acting as we have been, which is as a parasite; or, to transform our relationship to Planet Earth to one of symbiosis.

If we do not undertake this transformation, and do it urgently, Planet Earth will undertake its own detoxification process and that process may very well include cleansing itself of the parasite called modern human civilization.

whirlpool-1Let’s make it personal… in order for you to even hope to survive the profound transformation that is in the process of happening and to come out the other side of this vortex, you will need to be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually healthy. And, in order to be healthy, you will first need to rid yourself of the toxins currently present in your body, mind and spirit.

Detoxifying your body:

Step One: Eliminate Excitotoxins from your diet. These food additives are not only causative factors in many major health problems, they also affect your ability to think. Put simply, they make you stupid and sick.

The major Excitotoxins are:

  • MSG or monosodium glutamate, which is often deceptively labeled as Glutamic Acid, Hydrolyzed protein, autolyzed protein, textured protein, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, hydrolyzed plant protein, protein isolate, textured protein, yeast extract, autolyzed yeast extract, modified corn starch, calcium caseinate, maltodextrin, monopotassium glutamate, glutamate and even the innocuous sounding ‘seasonings’ and ‘natural flavor’.
  • Fluoride, is most commonly found in municipal water supplies and toothpaste, but is also found in many non-organic fruits and vegetables. Sodium aluminum fluoride is a commonly used pesticide that ends up in everything from the cereal and fruit juice you have for breakfast to the salad you have for lunch or dinner; and, in levels considered too toxic for human consumption.
  • Aspartame, the artificial sweetener marketed as Equal or NutraSweet is added not only to diet drinks and foods, but is added surreptitiously to many other foods as well. This is an extremely dangerous poison that should be avoided at all costs. It seriously messes up your brain chemistry.
  • High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), while not exactly classed as an excitotoxin, is as damaging to your health as anything could possibly be. There is a better than 80% chance that it is made from genetically modified corn, which is a carcinogenic. The chemical process of refining cornstarch into corn sugar produces mercury residue that is a highly dangerous excitotoxin.  High fructose corn syrup is also often deceptively labeled as corn sugar or glucose/fructose or isoglucose or maize syrup/sugar.

Step Two: Avoid foods that contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), unless, of course, you want cancer or unless you want your baby born with pesticide already in his or her blood. Stop buying processed food with additives.

Step Three: Eat nutritious, locally grown, organic food whenever possible. This will not only contribute to your own health and well-being, it will disempower the multi-national food conglomerates (who are presently poisoning your food) and empower your local farmers and food producers.

Detoxifying your mind:

Step One: Stop watching TV or, at the very least, severely curtail your television habit. Television news is not simply information or educational; it is propaganda. It dumbs you down. It shapes your beliefs. It limits your ability to think and act freely. TV programming is designed to program you.

Step Two: Start examining what you think about and why you think it. Then, start consciously choosing to discard those thoughts that disempower you. Also critically examine your beliefs and discard those that do not serve you.

Step Three: Stop having inane conversations with ignorant people. Stop repeating the propaganda and misinformation you heard on TV or from uninformed people. Remember two simple things: everything you say to yourself and to others is an affirmation of who you are and who you are becoming; and the old adage that simply and correctly states: average people talk about events and circumstances, below average people talk about other people, above average people talk about ideas. Exceptional people talk about ideals. Become exceptional.

Step Four: Educate yourself.  That means getting truthful information about how the world works and what is really going on around you. That kind of information is NOT available on your television set or in your daily newspaper. It also means, finding a way to connect to your inner knowing, through meditation and/or through altered states of consciousness, so that you can discern truthful information from disinformation or propaganda.

Detoxifying your spirit:

Step One: Start practicing forgiveness. Anger and resentment are emotional and spiritual toxins. They poison, body, mind and spirit. Forgiveness frees you and enables your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Step Two: Stop being fearful. The forces that currently run the planetary power game use fear to manipulate your thoughts, beliefs and actions. Face that darkness boldly and shine your light of awareness into the darkness. One small burning candle can light up a completely dark room. Imagine what the bright shining light of your awakened courageous soul can do.

Step Three: Start being loving. Spiritually developed love is felt and expressed as compassion. Your compassion should extend to all life. Let go of any sense of separation and recognize your intimate and sacred connection to all creation. Once you have extended your compassion to include all life, your own sacredness will become apparent. You will be empowered. You will be connected to the source of all things.

Step Four: Stop allowing your culture to be your cult. De-program yourself.

In order to survive and come out the other side of this vortex, it is crucial that you start immediately working at becoming a self-actualized human being. You must connect with the sacred. You must become awake, aware and active.

Put bluntly, if you do not wake up, your current dream state will soon turn into a nightmare; if you do not become aware, you will be unable to free yourself from the cultural miasma that is in the process of self-destructing and it WILL take you down with it; if you not become active, you will be de-activated.

All these words can be simplified to these few: stop acting profanely and start acting sacredly. Therein lies your salvation.


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About Leslie Fieger

Author of several books including The DELFIN Trilogy, Your Prosperity Paradigm, The Master Key, Alexandra's DragonFire and Awakenings. Speaker; Meme Therapist and Professional Beach Bum
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4 Responses to Surviving a Toxic World

  1. glc2013 says:

    Thank You for this wonderful informative article!! It encompasses everything that I have become passionate about and want to promote awareness about. Please visit my online journal~ blog

  2. janaszabo says:

    Thank you so much for this Leslie!
    You spell it out so clearly, almost poetically.
    For this you have the ability to reach many a mind, spirit, and heart space.
    I could not help but share your blog.
    I couldn’t have said it all better or close to how you did.
    Thank you for being a part of my community and the community of so many others.
    Pioneering is not a small thing.
    And you are a true pioneer of healing and goodness.

  3. wordpainter says:

    Your post is amazing. You articulate what has bothered me for a very long time. Thank you for saying it so well. I hope to make a difference by encouraging people to know themselves and become aware through journal writing and story. Thank you.

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