Monthly Archives: February 2018

I am a Whole, multi-faceted Being

Don’t try to shrink me.

Don’t try to get me to play small.

Don’t back me into a corner.

Don’t try to get me to stifle down or suppress any part of myself.

Unless, of course, you desire to be disappointed… 🌀

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Some Ideas About Healing

This is from Robin Rose Bennett’s ‘The Gift of Healing Herbs: Plant Medicines and Home Remedies for a Vibrantly Healthy Life’ 💚

  • Every cell in your body is conscious
  • Bodies are innocent, and believe everything you tell them if you believe what you are saying/thinking
  • You can’t lie to your body
  • Bodies are wise, and they always tell the truth, often inconveniently, uncomfortably, even painfully
  • Look for the truth & wisdom in what goes “wrong” in the body. It speaks truths for us that we may be unaware of, or simply uncomfortable, unwilling, or unable to express
  • Your body loves you so much that it is willing to get hurt or sick in order to help you grow & become fully alive
  • It is impossible to separate body from soul while you are living
  • Healing wounds, as well as ancestral wounds & traumas, brings healing to you, your ancestors, and future generations. There is not really such a thing as past, present, and future. There is only now
  • Any true kindness you extend toward yourself brings more kindness into the world. That kindness extends out into the environment at a creative level, and helps compassion & thoughtfulness to grow in people
  • Compassion is more helpful than judgement in helping you to adopt new practices or release harmful habits. Whenever you can bring friendliness rather than forcefulness into your approach to healing yourself, it will help you more
  • Illness and “accidents” happen for you rather than to you. And anything that happens for you also happens for the larger world around you
  • If you look for the love letter in everything that happens, you will stand a better chance of seeing the love that is everywhere
  • Nothing is a distraction from your life, or keeping you from your life. It is all your life, moment-to-moment
  • Bodies are innately designed & oriented to heal themselves
  • Healing is as natural as breathing
  • Healing is a spiraling process, not a linear event
  • Healing sometimes means to heal into death
  • Herbs are healers. They know who they are, and what their purpose is. When you take plants into yourself as food or medicine, they help you to become who you came here to be, and to live your purpose
  • Herbs work really well. You do have to actually take them, however
  • When you look into the meaning of healing — tending to spiritual healing as well as physical — the healing goes deeper. You not only heal your body, you heal your life. When the illness alone is taken care of, the body often has to find another way to get your attention
  • Bodies are real, and they are ultimately symbolic of everything that is happening within your psyche & how you experience your relationship to the world around you
  • Without a connection to Nature, including your own wild nature, a certain sense of loneliness, alienation and isolation is inevitable. This disconnection leads to the creation of our worst health problems, personally & socially. Yet what can feel so deep and irreparable is oddly simple to fix; regular walks in the woods or in a city park are a good start. Get your feet on the Earth. Move your body. Plant a garden. Drink herb teas. Grow & gather your own herbal medicine. These and other simple practices will lead you home. Remember, whatever you are seeking is also seeking you. As we the people come home to ourselves, together we can & will create a healthy world
  • Remember to try the simple things, for they often work well
  • Herbs often work surprisingly quickly
  • When the basic physical makeup of a plant has been chemically altered, it is not quite an herb anymore. Now it’s an herbal product, and more prone to cause unexpected side effects
  • Self-care is not self-absorption. It is about looking out for yourself as you would for any beloved. Self-love is the greatest healing force there is
  • Condemnation & judgement are long hard roads, which will eventually lead you to acceptance; so why not choose the kinder road sooner — or even right away? No matter how long you’ve lived in self-judgement, the opportunity to choose self-acceptance comes around again, every instant. It is never too late to Love
  • Bodies always speak to us in the language of Love

Abundant Green Blessings to you!