MICRO-Organisms and Our Future

By Jaap van Etten, PhD

MICRO-ORGANISMS AND OUR FUTURE

Humans feel threatened by many aspects of nature. Besides what they see as threats, there are nuisances, and then there is a small group of plants and animals they can enjoy. To believe that every being is an essential part of the whole and needs to exist is difficult to accept for many people, as we mentioned in a previous article, “The Right or the Need to Exist” (https://ucme.international/the-right-or-the-need-to-exist/). That right to exist becomes even more challenging when we look at micro-organisms. We seem to be in a continuous fight with micro-organisms that appear to disrupt and even destroy lives. Our dislike, fear, and worries of micro-organism heightened to extreme levels during the recent pandemic. It is almost dangerous to say something positive about micro-organisms. But is that the right attitude?

Micro-organisms are everywhere

We begin to realize that not all micro-organisms are harmful. Science is telling us that micro-organisms are everywhere and in everything, which means that they must fulfill an important function. Otherwise, they would not be so abundantly present. “Everywhere” means that they are also in us. Our system contains billions of micro-organisms. But they also are abundant in the soil, in water, in the air, and every living being. If that is true, why are we encountering detrimental and even dangerous infections caused by them while we also need them? What determines the balance, and what causes the imbalance? The question we need to ask ourselves is what makes us vulnerable to diseases caused by micro-organisms. To answer that question, we need to look in more detail at the role of micro-organisms in the Earth system. To do so, I prefer to go to an information system that is not biased by human interpretation: the morphogenetic system of Mother Earth.

The Morphogenetic System of  Micro-organisms.

We do not know much about the morphogenetic system of Gaia, even though it is an essential system that determines the existence of every being on this planet. Our research has shown that there are twelve grid systems that each exists as a sacred trinity of feminine, masculine, and child. Their role is to receive or help to receive information (feminine) to actively use it (masculine), with love for the highest good of all (child). The twelve grids are also frequency levels, of which level 1 has the lowest frequencies, and level twelve the highest. However, higher does not mean more critical. Each grid is equally essential. While we understand this and discovered that the Gaia system thus consists of 36 main grids, we still do not know what the role of each level is and what kind of information they contain.

Recently, I started a more detailed study of the morphogenetic system of Gaia. I started with level 1. While sitting on the vortexes of the three grids of level 1, feeling into the energies of them, a pattern began to emerge. The level 1 grids hold the information of the micro-organisms, the bacteria, and the viruses. These level 1 grids help us to understand the vastness, the dynamic, and the role of the micro-organisms. Although there is not much information, and we barely scratched the surface, I believe that it is essential to summarize what we already know to get a better understanding of some basic principles, which we need, especially in the current times. To support the understanding principles, I like to refer to a YouTube I made while sitting on a vortex of the morphogenetic grid of the coronavirus. To watch this video, click here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACJUK89DMbI&t=34s)

The role of micro-organisms

When I describe the role of micro-organisms, I do this from a general perspective. I do not know much about the function of the individual species. Most micro-organisms are hardly or not known. So, we need to look at micro-organisms in general terms first.

Bacteria help to maintain natural systems, while viruses change these systems. We find bacteria everywhere, as mentioned. It is difficult for most people to believe that we need them on such a large scale. The morphogenetic system of Gaia gives information to create a harmonic system in which all creatures on Earth live in harmony. Natural systems are dynamic systems, which means that they need to change and adapt to changing circumstances. That is the role of viruses. They are inducing change that allows organisms to adapt. It is a bit of a simplistic picture, but in principle, it is correct.

This natural system worked very well for billions of years, ever-expanding and changing, all within the potential of the morphogenetic system of Gaia. But recently, this dynamic changed. This change is induced by humanity.

Initially, humans were an integrated part of continuously changing ecosystems that had enough harmony to allow the different species to exist in balance. External factors such as meteorites and big earthquakes could temporarily disrupt this balance, but that did not change the information of the morphogenetic system that allowed for adaptation and finding a new equilibrium.

However, human behavior changed. Humans evolved from hunter-gatherers to people who developed agriculture and created human settlements that began to expand in size. With the expansion of human settlements, destruction of the ecological systems started. We see the results of this destruction around us. Land, water, and air are polluted, and we destroy natural ecosystems for our needs and personal gain. We seem not to care for the consequences, even though we are experiencing the results of it.

Due to the pollution, we messed up the balance of the microbiomes (the micro-organism systems) of all Earth systems. We see that reflected in the disturbance of the microbiomes of the soil, water, and air, which affects the microbiome in all living beings. It involves the composition of bacteria and viruses in all systems and forces the micro-organisms to adapt and mutate. These changes in micro-organisms can create problems in our microbiome, weaken our system, and make us more susceptible to the bacteria and viruses which are trying to adapt to changes we induced. Many of these changes have become harmful.

Due to habitat destruction, we come into contact with animals who can be carriers of viruses that jump hosts and cause an epidemic or even a pandemic. The signs are unmistakable. Are we going to act upon it by changing the way we live, or are we declaring war to micro-organisms that follow natural rules? I have no doubt who will win the war, but it will not be humanity.

The Human Microbiome

Currently, we use the term microbiome for the study of the bacterial composition, and the term virome for the virus composition. The research of micro-organisms has focused mostly on bacteria, although the current pandemic increased the interest in the virome.

The interest in the human microbiome has tremendously increased over the last ten years. That is not such a surprise. The number of bacteria we have in our system surpasses that of our cells. That means that our body holds more bacterial than human DNA. I call us jokingly walking bacteria containers. Realizing this, it may become apparent how important bacteria are for our well-being.

The study of the microbiome focuses mostly on the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. We have discovered that each individual has a unique microbiome, but some patterns help us understand the health problems humans have. It seems that almost all, if not all, issues have their reflection in the bacterial composition. It appears that there is a very intimate relationship between us and bacteria.

That brings up the question of what induces a change in the microbiome. It seems that genetics plays a role. However, without any doubt, our lifestyle is more critical. Our health depends on whether we eat properly, sleep enough, move enough, and meditate.

A contributing factor that people rarely mention is the location where we live. Each area has its microbiome. That is the reason that many indigenous people believe that the best food is the food that grows in the area in which you live. It brings the energies, mineral composition, and microbiome systems of our environment and our bodies in harmony.

Pollution of our environment throws its microbiome out of balance, also throwing our system out of balance. It changes our microbiome to less optimal status, making us more prone to health problems and diseases. Also, we get a lot of our food from outside our environment, which provides a less optimal micro-organism composition, which can contribute to the list of factors that diminish our support system.

We begin to realize that the pollution we brought into our environment has more consequences than we realized. Besides poisoning us slowly, it changes the climate and changes the microbiomes we heavily rely on for our well-being.

The human virome

We know even less about the human virome than the microbiome. We see that reflected in the wide variation of the estimated number of viruses in our system. We study viruses almost solely as agents of illness. Virus infections can cause severe problems and can lead to death, as we have seen with MERS, SARS, and COVID-19, but also with several strains of the flu. Recently, researchers have noticed that a virus infection also has positive effects. The virus that invades a host protects it against possible other infections.

From my perspective, a virus is an agent of change. It enters a host, and although it may cause discomfort, it does not want to kill the host, as it needs the host. In the process, it may change aspects of our DNA, which can be regulatory DNA or even specific alleles. That sounds positive. Why, then, does it often cause such serious problems, like in the current pandemic?

Virus species use specific hosts. Their structure makes that only particular hosts are suitable. However, a virus can mutate (naturally, or induced) and jump to another host. If it can adjust and mutate enough, it may survive. However, this mutated virus may create severe problems for the new host because the host has no immunity against that virus. The host may experience serious problems that can even lead to death. That is the case with the COVID-19. It is now almost sure that it originated in bats, yet it seems that some artificial changes may have been induced.

It seems that epidemics occur more often. There are several reasons for that. In the first place, we affect the ecosystems so much that they are no longer in balance. Even the areas we call wilderness are affected. Secondly, our microbiome and virome are no longer optimal, creating a weaker system that is more prone to infections. Thirdly, we destroy habitats continuously, forcing many species to die or adapt. For micro-organisms, it means mutate, which can make them more virulent. Finally, due to environmental destruction, we meet more animal species with the chance that viruses, who are trying to adapt to new environments, jump hosts, and increasingly survive. Based on the fact that humans will not change in the short term, we are more likely to experience epidemics or even pandemics.

We need to make choices

The current pandemic is a warning, inviting us to look at it from a broader perspective. From an ecological perspective, it is a gift, forcing us to change our point of view. When we begin to understand the interactive dynamic between all life, from micro-organism to us, humans, we will realize that we must make changes. To “fight” infections by bringing in more medication and chemicals to further pollute our world and damage our microbiome is not the solution. The solution needs to be based on a deeper understanding of Gaia’s whole system, leading to a deep respect and appreciation of the beauty of her system. Then, we may be willing to change the way we live to support the system instead of breaking it down.

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