Herbal Energies to Cope with Isolation and Recover from Isolation Trauma

Herbs are not like pills which while being ‘active’ do not carry living consciousness. Herbs have consciousness just like us and that is why they are the medicine of choice and instinct for animals in our world.

They have the nutrients to help our bodies when we’re running low. And they have the natural intelligence and consciousness to help out emotionally and spiritually so we can really heal and not just be helped in the moment.

For those who are or feel isolated, herbs are a gentle friend to help us find our way.

There are 3 kinds of isolation.

1) Isolation caused by physically moving out of your comfort zone.

This is like when a child moves out of home to university, or you leave your home town for another place.

Understanding that along with physical changes our emotional and spiritual environment has also changed will go a long way in helping us make a smooth transition.

There are several long term conditions that arise out of not reestablishing roots properly in a new environment, metabolic imbalance, chronically low immunity and so on.

There are many ways to cope with change of this kind, but my favorite is herbs. Please read the following article for herbs for reestablishment.

Herbs for Life Changes -To Support Re-Establishment, Brain Function; Vitality

 

2) Isolation without physically moving out.

An example of this kind of isolation is when there is a new addition to a family and the older members feel like they aren’t getting as much attention or care as before.

My favorite way of understanding and treating this kind of isolation is the Banyan Tree or Ficus Benghalensis.

This is one amazing tree. It has such a robust root system that while it is a young adult, it’s roots are competing already for resources, so it starts putting out roots from its above ground branches!

As time goes by, its branches spread out horizontally and let down roots that grow really long and finally reach the ground themselves. This new ‘root’ then begins to function like a tree all on its own!

So in time, what looks like a forest is actually one tree that spread out.

That’s all just one tree.

When we have that understanding that we are one life form in many bodies, that we are the one tree, we begin to find new ways to get sustenance and our family can grow, our team and organization can grow beautifully.

The Ficus (the fig is a member of this family) is also filled with nutrients to help the conditions caused by feeling isolated right on ones own home zone.

Connective tissue disorders, respiratory difficulty, sudden premature aging, anxiety disorders and self hatred are various manifestations of being unable to find new ways to connect within the home zone.

3) Isolation when you are out of your element altogether.

When you feel like a fish out of water, so totally isolated that you might as well be on another planet, and time goes by and you are not able to put down roots, you need to take action to care for yourself.

An example of this sort of life crisis is a sportsman who because of a bad injury or illness now has to face a whole new sort of life out of the sports world.

Another example is someone in an organization in which the culture is so starkly cold, dry, unfeeling and competitive compared to the warmhearted living emotional environment they were used to before.

Another example is someone who has moved to a place with a culture whose core values clash with their own drastically.

Another example is children growing up without knowing the truth about their birth identity. The body and therefore the soul is not able to pick up cues from a culture and environment it is not racially programmed to.

There are 3 most common manifestations of this sort of serious isolation.

1) Hormonal imbalance

A lack of energy is hormonal imbalance right there. Depression is hormonal imbalance.

We get our cues for hormonal balance from our environment both physical and otherwise. Imagine if we’re cut off, or not getting or cues right. It immediately begins to show as low energy and rapidly lessening motivation and we have to do more and more just to keep functional while our quality of life keeps sliding down.

Our sexual being IS our being so it can become a severe life crisis if we don’t deal with it.

2) Loss of skill

If you find that you cannot do something with the same skill and gusto you once used to do it, it’s a sign that you’ve been affected by serious isolation.

You’ve had such a shock, or such a lack of resources that your system’s bridges and connections are actually disconnected. Your fingers are taking twice as long to react to your brain’s messages.

Read on for help.

3) Rejection

Very often when we simply cannot acclimatize to an environment, we end up rejecting it and then ourselves with it.

Sexual self rejection where the person just gives up on ever finding pleasure and triggers off premature aging processes, is a common result of someone simply not able to put roots into an environment their soul has rejected.

‘Rejection’ is a word some consider bad but most often it takes a strong spirit and a highly developed intellect, and a courageous character to reject one’s environment.

It’s the spirit refusing to become part of something it doesn’t agree with in some core, vital, ways.

Such people end up being the ones who cause consciousness change because they eventually hold their own so steadfastly that others begin to follow their lead.

They are perhaps the most amazing form of mass healing.

But it isn’t easy being them.

In such a situation a person has to develop ways out of the usual, to receive and give energy so they can keep living and finish whatever it is they’re in that environment for.

I have 5 favorite herbs to deal with this serious isolation and which help the other two as well.

1) Cypress

The tall Cypress is an evergreen tree that grows straight up, holds its own nature in isolation. It’s often planted as a wind breaker as it will protect houses near it from strong winds.

An old Italian cypress juts into a stormy sky

How the Cypress manages to grow up so straight is its everyday sensitivity to every little breeze. It is so aware that every time it could relax and grow just a little sideways, it doesn’t. It asserts its own direction and so grows up straight.

For all that fastidiousness, the essential oil of Cypress us one of the most relaxing fragrances known. Apparently holding your own in all things great and small, results in a nature that’s truly truly relaxed.

2) Mugwort or Artisemia

I call it a bridge engineer because of how it helps a nervous system gone splintered with shock or weakness, connect back up.

It’s not just first-aid. Taken over a long period it helps a person develop ways to face antagonizing situations calmly and courageously.

3) Heather – Calluna Vulgaris

Heather helps one remember their own way of being no matter that the time and situation has changed.

It gives you that extra perception of the ‘big picture’ that you need when you’re in an environment you really hate. It helps you identify reasons why you’re there and ways to benefit from your time there.

It helps your body’s basic processes like digestion and respiration normalize from being frenetic sometimes and lethargic at other times.

4) Mistletoe – Viscum Album

Mistletoe is called a parasitic plant because it grows on trees. In fact, it is more of a spirit plant in a way, as so much of its energy is of the barely-physical, subtle kind.

It’s my first line of treatment for any kind of hormonal imbalance because if how it inspires the rise of primal sexual identity in a person, helping the person reaffirm their natural being and balancing hormone production in the body.

There’s a sort of widespread hormonal problem these days, that’s simply hormonal insufficiency. That means the person just doesn’t make enough hormones, and goes through life in a rather lustless way. I meant to type listless, but my phone came up with lustless and I think that’s just right there.

Mistletoe brings up primal sexual identity which is very basic motivation for life and all living.

5) The Ghost Plant, Indian Pipes – Monotropa Uniflora and Datura Stramonium

The stunning beauty called ‘Indian Pipes’ or the ‘Ghost Plant’ grows in many places but is reported most often as growing in Eastern Massachusetts, USA.

Monotropa uniflora, Indian-pipe

This plant doesn’t even grow directly on other plants, it actually gets the few physical nutrients it gets from fungi underground that get some nutrition from tree roots.

This plant is so held in form by vibration field rather than physical structure that it melts like wax when you touch it.

It’s learned to have a presence in this realm without compromising on its own unique nature.

The ghost plant helps those who need their high emotional and spiritual sensitivity to identify signs from the spirit coming through an environment that otherwise doesn’t support them, and make a way to live for as long as they need to in that environment.

A close partner of this plant is Datura Stramonium or Jimsonweed which can be taken in an extremely diluted dose – 1 drop of Datura Stramonium light infusion in water to 100ml of spring water.

I’ve clubbed them together because they work so well together.

While the ghost plant helps you identify ways to connect to your spiritual environment, Stramonium brings out into your awareness, rather dramatically, all the things in you that you hate about yourself, things you developed to survive in the environment you’ve rejected.

Any real healing requires exhuming things buried in the subconscious and this pair of Stramonium and the Ghost Plant do such a beautiful job together.

They’re both available online or at homeopathic stores in diluted forms.

They are life changing.

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Intelligent Detox – Herbs that raise body intelligence

If your detoxification programs haven’t been working well enough, and if you have nutritional deficiencies even though you eat healthy enough, you need to remind your body to get back to sifting things properly.

The intelligence of herbs is amazing. They are living beings not dead chemicals. When we have whole herbs who have not been processed in a way that destroys their subtle energies, the herbs get into our bodies and teach the parts of us that are tired or have forgotten how to do things, how to do them efficiently again.

A very important aspect of detoxification and keeping clean on a regular basis, is for our bodies to know what to keep and what to throw out.

The usual herbs for detoxification, laxatives, and urinary stimulators, need the body to keep what’s needed instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water. To do so, would be to cause a whole new set of problems where the body is chronically energy deficient and lacking in important minerals.

Tumors, various skin problems, these are among so many others the result of the body not knowing what to keep and what to let go of.

Very often a person who needs help in this area is also feeling overwhelmed by life, and at a loss to sift through what is valuable and what to let go of or forget about. The same herbs work on all levels to help the body and soul together.

Here are some of my favorite herbs with the intelligence that they lend us to help sift efficiently:

Papaya – What belongs, What doesn’t

Carica Papaya is in Paw Paw Ointment used to carry herbal treatments.

 

Just a simple tasty fruit. The papaya has the intelligence to know which cells belong in the area and which don’t. When the papaya knows this, the cells of the body pick up on that and realize which cells should go and which should stay. Now that’s intelligent detoxification.

 

Geranium Robertiana and Ginkgo – Bullshit Detectors

Above, Herb Robert and beneath is Ginkgo Biloba

These two grow even in radiation destroyed zones because they’re like the wise man who built his house upon a rock. They are conscious of what’s really important and what’s happening in the neighborhood is not a priority. They are grounded in their own reality.

When the energy fields of living beings are broken down for any reason, natural cells fall back into the basic ability to re-generate their own energy field based on basic reality that radiation and the like cannot touch.

These two are my favorite herbs for basic connectedness to reality and their ability to know what’s really needed and what is fluff. Bullshit detectors is what they are.

 

Lycopodium or Club Moss and Violet – Crisis managers, Detanglers

Above, Lycopodium, Beneath, Violets

These two know just how to manage things when the toxins and what’s required and valuable are so entangled and mixed up, the body has been keeping them both not knowing how exactly to solve the problem.

Eventually, as the presence of toxins increase, they trigger off crises as the body tries to throw them out desperately.

In crises like autoimmune disorders and allergies, these can help the body make sense of the confusion and sift out what to keep and what to send packing.

Heather – Calluna Vulgaris – Foreseeing future needs through tapping into DNA memory

An important part of sifting is being able to foresee the need for something. To do this our cells need to be in touch with the memory in our dna that tells us based on the past what we can expect in the future. Heather has that intelligence to help us tap into our dna memory and make decisions about what to keep and what to send out.

Mimosa Pudica – Just say No

‘Touch me Not’ or ‘The Sensitive Plant’; This plant has been used to help sensitive nervous systems as it itself is so sensitive. Its intelligence however goes deeper. It is sensitive to the environment as well and senses changes in pressure all around it and adjusts its own internal pressure accordingly to open or close its leaves. It helps our body be sensitive to the situation we are in and reject that which pressures or pushes us beyond what we can deal with.

It helps us simply say No to toxins – anything which is causing more trouble than helping us.

Me versus Me – Herbs for Autoimmune and Histamine Disorders

When I was at university, I used to cut across the golf course instead of taking the long way around the drive. One day on my way to an exam as I was running across the golf course around noon, I ran into a whole lot of flies, just flies. My face began to itch like crazy. When I reached the building where the exam was, I rushed to the bathroom and discovered to my horror that my face and neck were covered in huge red welts and swollen up – I was unrecognizable. I did the exam anyhow, but it took several hours for the welts and swelling to subside and I never ran across a golf course in the heat of day ever again.

It was one of my many brushes with histamine intolerance. That’s when the body reacts to something like an insect bite, and then reacts wildly to those substances that are supposed to fight whatever foreign substance entered via the insect bite.

It’s the body fighting it’s own self.

And that’s the core of nearly all auto-immune disorders, histamine intolerance, chronic allergies. On every level, if you look at it, it’s a civil war inside the person.

It’s a slug fest of you versus you.

To heal from autoimmune and histamine disorders, chronic allergies etc., the war of Me versus Me must stop. I have found that the Me versus Me battle, is usually based on us behaving with our own selves like we’re tough loveless school masters. Starting to treat our own selves with emotional understanding and the love that’s beyond the rules, changes everything.

But this article is about herbs that help us on the path to peace between Us and Us.

If we get relief from the symptoms of autoimmune and histamine disorders, it makes life so much easier and the same plants that help physically also help energetically to steer us in the right direction.

Herbs for Autoimmune Disorders, Histamine Intolerance & Chronic Allergies

Heather – Calluna Vulgaris

This lovely wild plant holds us together. If ever we needed a unifying force, something to hold us together through the extreme experiences our body is going through, it’s now.

My Grandad once bent a Heather plant a certain way, gently around his finger while he sat there for hours. The next time he was there he saw it still sort of had that bend to it, so he twined it around his finger again. It ended up growing that way. At the end of the season the plants died for the winter. To my Grandad’s delight, a year or two later, he found in the same place a new plant with the same bend as the one that had grown twining around his finger. Somehow through the whole process, Heather’s soul remembered him.

That’s the soul memory Heather has. It brings up our soul memory too. This helps us resolve our differences with ourselves. All our Me versus Me problems are because of not being in touch with our soul and spirit priorities in the first place.

On a physical level Heather detoxifies the body in lovely gentle ways.

 

Quis Qualis Indica

What can I say about this one? The magic of footpaths and lazy afternoons and warm evenings. When your body is experiencing a lazy afternoon and nothing’s stirring and all your cells want to do is say, “It’s too hot to anything, I’ll just lull here and forget the world…” Then a beautiful fragrance comes in from somewhere… so soft yet so enlivening… and you say, “Quis? (What is it?!)” and “Qualis?! (From where is it coming?!)” And then your brain slowly comes out of the afternoon stupor and your heart feels a little hungry for life, and that smell comes tantalizing at you, and you decide you might as well move just a little bit, oh ok… I’ll turn around maybe, oh ok…. I’ll maybe bend off the side of the bed and see where that smell is coming from… Oh can’t see anything, ok I’ll roll off the bed and crawl to the door and pop my head out and see what’s happening… Oh.. where IS that fragrance coming from?!

Next thing you know you’re outside like a police dog – otherwise just another fat-ass Labrador – on the trail of your first drugs haul at the airport.

That’s how Quis Qualis affects our cells, especially the lymphatic system which is the catch-all of all the toxins that don’t get get through out of the body in a timely fashion.

Finding out what we love, finding what motivates us, these are critical in finishing the war of Me versus Me. It changes EVERYTHING.

Quis Qualis is among the Night Flowering Plants for Recovery from Shock
Quis Qualis is one of the 5 super antioxidants in my Super Antioxidant Mix for Recovery from Cancer

 

Golden Seal – Hydrastis Canadensis

This stunning flower grows on the flower in shady forests of North America. You’ll agree with me, it takes a special sort of courage to grow – so soft and tender and beautiful on the floor where you could get trampled by any number of animals. Golden Seal apparently doesn’t care; from the dawn of time to now, generations of Golden Seal have been born and lived and reproduced without a problem, right there on the forest floor.

In the body I find it turns the very core of the being, in the deep of every cell, like a fan being turned on on the forest floor that sends air moving upwards and out, cleaning out, reorganizing.

Corruption is anything that doesn’t fit in with your purpose.

Golden Seal reminds cells of their own purpose, and the cell remembers and begins to throw out what doesn’t match its purpose and slowly the whole body and system remembers its purpose and that’s how it gets things cleared out.

Reminding our systems of our purpose is so important to end the war of Me versus Me so the different parts of us can connect despite conflict because of being motivated by common purpose.

On a physical level Golden Seal is the expert at throwing out nervous toxins and is even used as part of several cancer treatments.

Elecampane or Inula

There’s a sort of ‘cramp’ that sets over the heart and lungs in those with autoimmune problems and histamine disorders. It happens because while the war of Me versus Me is going on, very often the full heart and the vibration through the lungs and body that follows cannot go through fully because of constriction in-between as a result of confusing energy patterns.

It’s like when you reach for the ice cream on the super market shelf and then before your hand actually reaches it, you pull your hand back. Imagine that happening in the heart and the lungs and then the rest of the system.

Over time a sort of rheumatism of the heart and lungs and perhaps the rest of the body too sets it.

Elecampane is a simple beautiful herb that believes in ‘Just do it.’ It helps the unraveling of knotted up tense nerves of the internal organs.

Elecampane unravels. Just remember that much.

 

Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguayensis)

Mate is a herb that helps the body, especially the heart and lungs deal with fluctuation in blood pressure, altitude, energy shifts and so on. It helps all those symptoms that are the result of jerky sudden shifts and changes.

Every mood we’re in, every feeling, every experience makes these changes and Mate helps those who have gone helplessly overwhelmed by the changes and now have problem overreacting or under-reacting to things.

Blue Flag (Iris Vers.)

Blue Flag’s like this ancient instrument – called a ‘plumb line’ or a ‘plumb bob’. It has something heavy at one end and a string. And what it does is, you drop the heavy bit down and the string bit, will stand at a perfect right angle to the earth. It would show you if a wall was being built crooked, and you know you cannot have a building with walls that aren’t actually straight.

 

 

 

 

Blue Flag’s got the ability to compare a cell’s manifestation or physical being and working, with it’s energy body. It just knows this. Like those grand mothers that just know with their backs turned, whether you’re telling the truth or a lie, whether you’re well or unwell. It just knows. And what happens is, its knowing wakes up the cell’s knowing and the cell will naturally try to re-align to its own self.

For this reason, on both an energetic and a physical level Blue Flag inspires the body to throw out patterns of cell behavior, that do not match the cell. It has been known to correct even inherited energy patterns that do not match the dna. That means it helps the body and the DNA recover from the effects of conditions experienced by the ancestors that could be latent (like the syphilis, gonorrhea genes) or manifested – like chronic allergies and so on.

It helps in the war of Me versus Me because it reminds us of what we consider is right for us, and we can accept our truth and live by it and end the war.

Seashell Powder or Diatomaceous Earth

The Me versus Me war’s battlefield is most often the gut, the digestive system. The gut is filled with tiny nerve endings from end to end – and is constantly affecting every thing that happens in the body and in our lives. If it is well, the body is able to deal with things. If it isn’t the body says, “Enough is enough,” and refuses to tolerate anything other than the most basic life functions, leaving some toxins hanging around the body and over-reacting to some others.

Diatomaceous Earth’s like putting mud on the fire. The best way to put a fire out you know… put wet mud on it.

It’s got a lot of calcium and earth nutrients like that as well, which is great and very helpful, but the best thing is, without causing any hyper reactions it cleans out the digestive tract, and makes the cells feel normal.

That feeling of normal, should be easy to come by, but if you’ve read this article so far, you know it’s not that easy to come by.

Good old mud eating is the thing to make a person feel normal after extremes and ups and downs. Normal and grounded.

When you start taking it though, the initial detoxification might make you feel a little under the weather as it does throw out intestinal worms and the like, but stick with it, it’s just earth. Take care to get food grade diatomaceous earth and not the version that’s just to keep ants and pests away.