The fireplace snaps and pops as the wood burns. The kitchen is steamy as I simmer the herbs for my new medicine.
It is a shame that the medical coverage I have will not allow me to see an herbalist, yet at the same time, it is a great blessing, for I get to learn on my own. Amazingly, herbs never appealed to me as a young person, of course I was very healthy, as many young people are, and medicines were never a concern of mine.
Since I would like to help myself in the future, should a time come in which lab created medicines are not available, I learn of natures gifts, I take notes, I practice. Times like now are when I wish I had a photogenic memory. I am aware that in my mind, somewhere, are great halls of a hidden library, I also know that I do not have access to this information at all times. In fact, it seems to elude me just when I need it, and then I have to prepare, study, and learn all over again.
Learning of these many herbs, which belong to the earth and cannot be patented, is amazing, empowering, and wonderful as the connection to the planet blossoms. The art of tending our own wounds has almost been forgotten, many have relied on others to care for them, and have given their sovereign right to a natural life away.
I know there is a time and a place for the experts, and I also know that many of our ailments do not require them, they only require our willingness to get involved in our heath, and in the world we live in … personally.
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Periodically I still have the thought of, “I am alone.” Although my mind has access to that which others do not, it still seems quite lonely at times.
Today may be a good day to visit nature, recharge the connection with the earth. Perhaps I will find a rural herb shop and purchase what I need to make medicines, at least one … An elderberry / reishi blend to ward off the winter viruses.
I’ll walk among the earth and breathe the air, and not dwell too much on the toxins spewed into it by a corrupt government and its varying sectors.
This journey is one which must be vigilantly attended. While rest is needed periodically, forward movement must continue … with speed now, momentum increasing.
The city can be very busy. There are shootings, hit and runs, break ins and burglary, among many other things, nearly every night. The energies here get so thick with pain and anger that there comes a time when one just needs to pack the cot and sleeping bag and go spend the evening out in the trees, near the river, with as few people as possible.
Nature has a way of pulling from the body everything that feels toxic and assist in release of the residue. A deep healing can be started when time is spent here.
There have been times in the past where it took three days to release the tension of the city. Indeed, one night doesn’t do the whole trick but it does provide significant relief.
The connection we have with nature will foster healing and health. Lack of this connection will bring about separation from each other, even our own minds, anxieties, anger and illness of all kinds.
The greatest gift we can offer our self is time out to just be with nature. No music, no party, no substances other than food and water, air, fire and earth. There are so many people it is difficult to find a place of solitude … but most people sleep at some point, so there will be quiet eventually.
A forest will absorb toxic energies, the river will carry them away, churning them under until they are cleansed. Just as a car, or air purifier, or furnace need a filter, so do we. If we do not gift our self this time, we will clog up, and we will not function at optimum levels ~ eventually, we will just stop.