The Mosquito and I

by Dr Patrick Quanten MD

I grew up with mosquitoes; attention was drawn to them all the time. These little critters filled me with terror, not so much because I was aware of all the serious diseases they carried but simply because they could sting and leave me with a painful, red skin area. And we don't like pain, do we? So, mosquitoes have been part of my younger life and the intention was to avoid them, to kill them, never to compromise. Although the mosquito bite can have nasty effects on your health, the most annoying thing of course is the continuous buzzing, especially since mosquito attacks seem to happen mostly under cover of darkness, which means in times of quietness. Is there any good reason for a small animal like this to exist if all it can do is to give me nasty bites and to keep me awake with their persistent buzzing? It certainly is no life for me, so why should it have a life? Surely there is no purpose to its existence, which justifies me spraying it, swatting it, killing it. I am driven to win this war on terrorist mosquito attacks.

But then I began to find some interesting bits relating to the mosquito and its behaviour. You may have experienced how difficult it is to kill a mosquito with your hand or a rolled up newspaper. From the moment you enter its space within a couple of feet it seems to have the better of you. Every time you get close to it, it simply flies away. It is exhausting trying to kill a mosquito. Hence the use of toxic sprays in order to save our time and energy! And yet, it appears as if this same mosquito is the bravest little animal in the world when I am asleep. Do you know I used to wake up covered in mosquito bites, and I literally mean, all over my body, including some on my bum. Now here is the interesting thing: I have been lying in bed underneath the blankets all night. Can you imagine this one mosquito sitting on my shoulder looking down in the dark abyss between the bed sheets and my sleeping body? The gentle movement of my breath creates a natural wave that this mosquito is eyeing up. It is weighing up its chances to get to the juicier bits of my body. But in order to reach those it will have to risk its own life, a very high risk of becoming flattened to nothing more than a memory. It will have to dive in deep, knowing there is only one way out, and knowing that the slightest movement of this sleeping body might trap the vulnerable mosquito body in a deathly squeeze. Shall it take the risk of losing its own life in order to place the bulls-eye-bite? Will it succeed to enter the Hall of Mosquito Fame?

Is this a likely scenario? Of course it isn't! There is no way that the frail and elusive mosquito is going to get itself trapped underneath the bedcovers; not even if that is the only way it can get to my bare flesh. The story would even get worse for the poor mosquito because once it got down there in that dark and dangerous place it would discover I was wearing pyjama trousers! And still I would wake up with bites on my bum! Mister Magic Mosquito.

How is it possible for this to happen? Well, it doesn't happen the way we were told it happened; it simply can't. In other words, there are no kamikaze mosquitoes attacking covered up bits of skin. We start from the belief that when we notice something in a certain place, that the reason for that also must lie in that specific place. In the larger frame of modern science this is a fallacy. Science teaches us that everything is energy and that the expression of energy may be somewhere completely different from where the energy interactions take place. This would mean the need for us to recognise the mosquito bite as an energetic interaction between the animal and the host, the "victim". What kind of interaction could that be as I am damned sure I don't want to have an intimate relationship with the mosquito?

If I am not attracted to the mosquito, why is the mosquito attracted to me? All attraction, even the human love-attraction, is caused by food. People are attracted to one another because they feel they will be nourished by the other. In this case, the mosquito is also looking for food, for nourishment. This explains why only certain people get bitten quite regularly and others hardly ever, and why some have a massive reaction to the mosquito sting and in others it hardly shows. The answer is food. One person is carrying food and the mosquito will try and attach itself to it, whist leaving another person undisturbed. What kind of food does the mosquito need?

Mosquitoes occur in natural environments where there is stagnant, rotting, water. This, so it seems, contains nutrients they need. Therefore, when a mosquito "attacks" you, it does so because your water has become stagnant and is decaying. When water flows quickly it is fully alive and mosquitoes don't live above its surface. To the mosquito there is no difference between the water inside your body, the surface water on the earth's soil, the swamps or the areas of slow moving water around the banks of the lazy river. Mosquitoes live in those circumstances because they feed of some of the decayed elements in the water. But does this mean that my body, for three quarters made up of water, is slow moving, is stagnating, is decaying? Indeed it does.

We conclude that waste products have accumulated in the waters of my body. A conclusion I've come to by watching the behaviour of animals that feed on those products. What is waste to one is food to the other. It is this simple rule that ensures that the universe is not left with a huge mountain of stuff that is completely useless; everything has its uses. Trees breathe carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in and the waste product of this breathing process is oxygen. And we reverse the process. The mosquito latches on because it wants food. It leaves behind traces of a product that is toxic to our bodies and that will ensure a reaction. You could say that the mosquito "injects" a homeopathic dose of a similar product to the waste products it already carries. This homeopathic dose acts like a memory boost to the system that had slowly began to ignore the build-up of this particular waste as day by day it gradually increased without me giving it the attention it required. As a result of the contact with the "reminder" the body sets in motion a series of actions aimed at clearing out some of that specific body waste. To this effect the body will create small, sometimes large, areas of inflammation, which are nothing more than bonfires where waste gets quickly burned. The number of bonfires and the extent of the fires all relate to the inside waste pressure. The more waste we are carrying the more extensive our reaction to mosquito bites. Waking up with one hundred and twenty mosquito bites does not mean you have been stung a hundred and twenty times. It means that your body has seen the need to start one hundred and twenty bonfires in order to burn an amount of waste it quickly needs to get rid of. If you only have a very mild reaction to mosquito bites, or mosquitoes never sting you, you are not a useful food provider for those starving insects. However, do not conclude that you must be extremely healthy! No, it only means that you do not carry a lot of that particular waste in your body, but you could have other serious problems.

Mosquito bites are a reminder to my system to clean up its stagnant water waste.

Now I begin to love the mosquitoes and I appreciate their help towards me regaining my health. But what about the diseases that are being carried by insects, including mosquitoes, such as malaria, Lyme Disease, and a variety of weird egg-laying stories?

When you begin to think about such questions, always first refer back to the large framework, which says that all disease comes from inside. In the past we have shown that all infections are being generated from within the diseased tissue in order for the bacteria to help with the cleaning up of decaying cells. The body creates the germs where it needs them, when it needs them. When there is food for certain bacteria, they will appear, and they disappear again when the food is gone. The food for bacteria is decaying living matter; in other words, the tissues are already diseased before the germs appear.

Have you also noticed that mosquito bites, after they have disappeared, often return in exactly the same spot. Does this mean that another mosquito finds the healed up little hole, the sting of the previous one several days earlier, and injects its venom in exactly the same place. The ultimate "smart bomb" delivery! The reality is that the reappearance of mosquito bites some days after the initial ones faded refers to the reestablishment of the bonfire because other waste has been brought to the waste site. The disease is already inside us and is of a rotting nature; the germs are thereafter generated by the diseased tissues in order to feed on the decayed matter. That is the process inside the body. On the outside, we also attract help from insects that bring "reminders" to ensure the system focuses on the specific problem that exists inside the body.

If that is the case – and why shouldn't it be, if science has proved this almost two centuries ago – then the story of diseases currently being blamed on other animals, small and large, remains a fallacy that focuses the population on protecting itself against an outside enemy. This one does not exist. It only serves us to be afraid. Fear lowers our resistance even further, allowing internal deterioration to occur even quicker. We become ill quicker if our internal power is undermined. The other important aspect of the illusion of an outside enemy is that you as a person becomes almost powerless and you are dependent upon outside help. There is a profession that makes a living on people that are ill, and it shouldn't surprise you that the information about what we need to be afraid of comes from just those people. They completely ignore facts such as all disease comes from inside and all matter is energy and matter changes because the energy that makes the matter changes. If you are looking for the reason why you are ill, look inside and look at how you energetically function.

No illnesses are being transferred from insects, or any other animal for that matter, to humans. There are only two reasons why you are being bitten by an insect. One is, it found food; and the second is, it got scared. When you are being bitten by an insect and your body reacts heavily to the bite, it is a sign of toxicity. Instead of vilifying the insect you would do well to take note and start an internal cleanup operation.

Oh, I love the mosquitoes I hated so much! Isn't that what a good friend does, showing that you are in danger long before you spot it yourself? Don't be angry at a friend who gives it to you as it is; the truth in all its simplicity and without the vale of being nice.

The first requirement, if you are serious about being healthy, is that you learn to see the world, the creation, as it is, not as you would like it to be. Learn what the reality is about and support the reality of your life, rather than to live and die prematurely in ignorance.

The mosquito and all its insect mates love you. Accept their kisses with grace and dignity.

December 2011

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Patrick Quanten has been a general practitioner since 1983. The combination of medical insight and extensive studies of Complementary Therapies have opened new perspectives on health care, all of which came to fruition when it blended with Yogic and Ayurvedic principles. Patrick gave up his medical licence in November 2001.
Patrick also holds qualifications in Ayurvedic Medicine, Homeopathy, Reiki, Ozon Therapy and Thai Massage. He is an expert on Ear Candling and he is also well-read in the field of other hard sciences. His life's work involves finding similarities between the Ancient Knowledge and modern Western science.

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