Reflecting in the nude with all inhibitions down and my aura fixed in transparency,
I come to terms with a being I just recently began seeking, though I’ve known for a lifetime.
I sit back and analyze every vibration that flows through my veins, from one extreme to the next.
Conscious of my inadequacies, I study my behavior like a baby learning he’s attached to his limbs.
My heart is open, my mind is free, and my soul is at peace.
I rest assuredly knowing that I am one with nature, a connection that can never be torn.
The oxygen I breathe is shared with the animals that roam the land,
The sun that feeds life into flowers and trees energizes my being,
The water that cleanses the stains of this earth consumes my body whole.
The skies promise the splendor of a day,
And with every passing cloud, there’s a resemblance of the changes I face,
Envisioning a truth different from the rest.
I know not yet where I’m going,
But I am positive that I head toward the right direction.
I’ve got a lot going on. I have an aunt with terminal cancer who I’ve been healing with Reiki. I also have two friend’s who are ill, and this weekend, coincidentally, they both got very sick. One has sickle cell and the other has an undisclosed illness.
I went to see them both on tuesday to give them Reiki. My friend with the undisclosed illness also caught the flu or some kind of virus. She warned me not to come by since everyone in her home was catching it as well. But I thought I was different. I thought if I brought a mask for her to wear and gave myself Reiki before and after seeing her I would be ok. While being at her house, a close friend of hers was very sick with a fever and barely standing. I gave him Reiki and aromatherapy with Peppermint since I didn’t have Eucalyptus oil. He immediately felt better.
Afterward, I went to my other friend, the one with sickle cell. There was a clear difference in the way he was walking before and after treatment. He was feeling significantly better.
The next morning, on Wednesday, I woke up with a sinus pressure, neck and shoulders aching and a pressure on my glands around my throat/neck. That caught me quick, I thought. But I went to work.
HEALING DAY ONE
Gave myself Reiki throughout the day. Inhaled 100% pure peppermint oil and massaged it on my neck and shoulders and upper back. Stimulated pressure points on my face neck and hands. Drank plenty of tea and water, ate tangerines, watermelon, currants w/ hemp seeds and a banana. During lunch, I went to the park close by. Tis the only picture I was able to capture. While at the park, i laid out my yoga mat, meditated, prayed, did reiki and even chanted a bit. Nature is sooooo good!
Went back to work. Only one of my bosses was in the office and he was leaving early. He said I could go too. Went home and took a long nap. Got ready for yoga class (my first in a VERY long time). It was Vinyasa Yoga. I nearly passed out a few times of how weak I felt. Took two breaks but I finished the class. I needed to sweat it out.
Then I went to the Kava Bar to pick up some CamuCamu Supplements from my friend, and I took two or three kava shots while there. CamuCamu is a fruit found only in the amazon regions of South America. Its “extraordinarily high Vitamin C content (in the order of 2–3% of fresh weight) is the most important property of the fruit.” – Wikipedia – Camu Camu
Kava is a root from the pacific islands. It “is sedating and is primarily consumed to relax without disrupting mental clarity… Kava is chewed by some to relieve symptoms of throat pain, as it produces a “numbing” effect on the tongue and throat”. – Wikipedia – Kava
Went home and slept.
HEALING DAY TWO
I woke up feeling significantly worse. Called in sick. Immediately, I looked up some juices for the cold/flu. Missing a few ingredients, I drove to my brother’s house, 5 minutes away, and grabbed some things I needed.
When I reached my house, there was a package in front of my door. CamuCamu Powder. I decided to add it to all my juices.
I juiced all afternoon. Took me a while because I felt weak. Made two types of juices.
Grapefruit, Oranges, Limes, Blackberries. This recipe made two 8 oz jars. The original recipe was cranberries instead but I didn’t have any. Honestly, I wouldn’t make this juice again unless I substituted the grapefruit. It was a struggle drinking that.
Kale, Broccoli, Celery, Ginger, Apple. This one made me one jar. Since I ran out of apples, I made one more jar with pear instead. These two have been my favorite juices in a long time. I will definitely make over and over when I buy more veggies.
Then I decided to eat a clove of garlic. But since I’m a punk, I had no idea how I was going to manage that. So I decided to cut up the clove in tiny pieces and take like a pill. It took me about half an hour to eat it. Here’s what I did: Took a piece, swallowed with green juice and then took a bite of banana. I used up my two green juices and a full banana.
I also made myself orange tea.
Put water to boil. Cut up orange in four quarters with peel still on. Boil the oranges. Let simmer. Squeeze the orange juice into water. Drink up! (No picture for this one)
A took a very long nap. I awoke at night. Drank warm water. Decided to keep juicing. I made a variety of juices. I’d make something different every 8 oz.
The green ones are my favorite!
As it was getting time for bed again, I drank some ginger tea by one of my favorite brands, Yogi.
This morning I felt refreshed. Sinus pressure gone. My body was sore from yoga though. I decided to come back to work, hoping I will leave early to catch more sleep.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
I don’t like conventional medicine. Had I opted for over-the-counter drugs, I may have been sick all weekend long. A natural approach will really benefit your mind, soul and body. Your body needs these natural remedies because they aren’t chemicals that your organs are trying to figure out what to do with. My spirit was high all day yesterday despite feeling really sick. My mind was sharp. I did not feel nauseated nor sick to my stomach as some drugs tend to cause me to be. I’m happy I am able to heal myself with what Earth has to offer. No doctor needed!
I will leave you with the ginger tea quote:
“Your heartbeat is the rhythm of your soul.”
As the sun sets and gently absorbs
Every burden laced with anger,
The tide comes in to replenish the spirit.
The evening breeze, the violet hour and the quiet birds
That sleep within the leaves of trees
Bring comfort to a tired soul.
Eternal waves of bliss
Moisten the lips of every heart;
And with a peaceful mind
Humanity shall transcend
The illustration in the reblogged post below reminds me of Albert Einstein’s quote that says, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
With that being said, I looked up the meaning of standardization on Wikipedia.
Standardization: the process of developing and implementing technical standards.
What does that even mean? Do kids really know why they take all these standardized tests? All they’ve been brainwashed to believe is that passing those tests is the only way to secure a future. Now, what does that mean? If you asked me, our children are being set up for failure. Sure there are exceptions, but aren’t there exceptions to everything else in life? Kids are programmed to think a certain way, and after they’ve reached adulthood and begin to experience what life outside of school can be, they realize that it was all BS. And then there are others who feel like failures because they couldn’t comply with what was expected of them.
All these new technologies and gadgets and things are great, I guess. But what do they really prove? Changing the education paradigm right now would be the real innovation in the recent history of man. There are so many things that aren’t flowing in our education system, and as a consequence, kids grow into adulthood with a conditioned state of mind, lacking the proper skills and inner knowledge necessary that allows a person to just be.
While I can agree with almost everything stated in Inspiration Avenue’s post, I have a slightly different opinion on the things our children should be learning. For example, connecting with nature, in my opinion, is such a crucial part of life, period. We ARE nature. We, like everything else on this Earth, are made up of energy, and if we saw the correlation between us and all other living things, we’d have a more conscious outlook on life. Why not have more nature field-trips, have class outdoors more often, experience nature at its core?
Nutrition is also important. Unfortunately, we have forgotten what it’s like to eat real foods. I speak from the western world because that’s where I reside. If we taught proper nutrition in school, as opposed to the watered-down , ever-changing food pyramids and lobbied versions of what we should be eating, the health problems that are now exponentially worsening in our society wouldn’t be a major issue.
Also, the arts shouldn’t be a privilege. Charter schools and magnet schools offer great arts programs. Regular public schools offer an hour, maybe, and I’m not sure if it’s only by election. When cutting back on school programs, the arts or physical education are the ones that should least be considered for removal. Being creative and physically active has more benefits for a child than math, science and history combined. Kids love to express themselves, and sitting in a classroom for 8 hours a day with their little eyes stuck on a chalk/marker board, book, or computer screen represses all other healthy functions. It is said that creativity is enhanced by an increased use of the whole brain. Music, writing, drawing, sculpting, acting, singing, dancing… all these creative activities enhance every part of the brain. It allows children to tap into their inner selves and experiment, learn, create and be.
While learning other subjects like the ones mentioned in the reblogged article could be of great use, I firmly believe that those having to do more with our nature will make more sense and be more beneficial to every individual. These natural skills, when enhanced, can make such a difference in a person’s overall self; and in turn, would be of greater collective value.
**I know this post is already long, but I highly recommend reading my previous post of the reblogged article and watching the video at the end of this post. you won’t be disappointed. Blessings – Moon**
“This animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.”
I found out about the video through Ideastheisia’s blog some months ago. His blog is also worthy of following.
The doors are opened for me. A universe of opportunities is mine for the taking. I embrace every emotion in my solar plexus and desire in my heart – all those things that honor my divinity.
It is a precious thing to be a woman – a gift to life overall. I value my existence and hold sacred my attributes, including my temple and what I choose to allow in and out of it. I am not what others want me to be but what I choose to be.
I stand firm in knowing the value of all I have to offer, that which is birthed from the most sacred part of mySelf. I will receive no less. The beauty of my being shall not be diluted. I am in love with mySelf as I am in love with all. For that reason, I will allow me only the best that my heart and soul will accept and recognize that is in congruence to my desires and offerings.
Om Namah Shivaya