Our Lord’s Wood, Maid’s Ruin – Southernwood or Artimisia Abrotanum

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A major cause of nerve pain, neuropathy and some of the weirdest problems like damaged hearing, sudden temporary blindness, and various other sensory organ malfunction that do not seem to respond to the usual herbs that support brain function, can be helped by this wonder herb.

Southernwood, or Southern Wormwood or Artimisia Abrotanum, relieves the static electricity that keeps nerve endings clinging or resisting contact with the other nerve endings because of being in a state of suspended animation.

HOW it does this I do not know. But that it does it, I do know.

I’m writing this article because of this amazing ability of this herb that for me sets it apart from the other Artimisia plants – which are nothing but sheer magic. For example Artimisia Vulgaris or Mugwort is such a powerful nervine. World over there are people who take it to help with remembering dreams, recover from nervous draining, get strength to face an ordeal.

Artimisia Absinthium or Wormwood, from which the very popular but infamous drink absinthe is made, is a powerful medicine in its own right. I haven’t tried it myself – the drink ie. but I have made tincture out of the plant and found it having so many benefits that it is now permanently on my kitchen counter top. You know I cannot have ALL my herbs there, only a few of the ones I use all the time. My wormwood tincture in Apple Cider Vinegar is what I have a swig of at the first sign of any problem that I’m too busy in the moment to go find the exact remedy for just then.

That’s because you don’t always need a particular herb for a particular problem. All you need is a little support to get the body’s own self healing intelligence into action.

See, the subconscious brain – that I have found isn’t just located IN the brain but all over the body in the energy field, it has all the information we inherited from our ancestors, and wisdom beyond that which our conscious brain can carry or remember.

I don’t believe it’s quite possible for someone to have in their conscious brain ALL the information they could need in their life. So God made the subconscious brain. Not only do we have our own repository of inherited wisdom in us, we also have connections from their to all our soul group and the spirit of life of the entire universe.

If you think I’m spewing nonsense, you’re quite wrong. The ability of the subconscious brain to tap into what is called ‘scientifically’ ‘the universal brain’ has been well documented and only those who haven’t managed to get a glimpse of that, dismiss it.

However, you ask someone who survived something the doctors said they would not survive,  you ask someone who was disabled or disadvantaged and overcame that; who had to think outside the box to find solutions, and they’ll tell you:

Hell yeah, there is something beyond the conscious mind that I tapped into. Call it what you like.

For me, in my life, I have had to DEPEND on my subconscious brain as in the usual way of things I never had a chance.

I can tell you straight off, while there are methods like prayer and meditation to bring one in contact with their higher intelligence, herbs ARE angels, and you don’t have to sit in one position with your eyes closed to be helped by them.

There are several herbs that help the conscious brain connect up with the subconscious brain. Datura is one of my favorites as are Larkspur, Brugmansia, all the Lilies, Myrtle and Cannabis Sativa.

Each one deserves an article on it’s own but this one’s about one of my super super favorites right now, Artimisia Abrotanum or Southernwood. Not a very romantic name I know. You’d think they’d have found a romantic name for this pretty herb. But check out the names they have for it.

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Being as perceptive and attuned to the universe as I am, especially after about 48 hours on the tincture of “Our Lord’s Wood, Maid’s Ruin” every 3 hours, I can confirm one more time that if ever a herb  relaxed the nerve endings in the body so they began to pass messages properly, and if ever a herb removed the static energy and ‘cloudiness’ that makes one unable to face their subconscious being, it’s this one.

Let me give you an historical example of how this angel works.

There was this guy from somewhere in the USA back in the day when most normal people crossed the pond in a boat. He was Irish and American and knew very little of other languages. Back then the US did not have the Spanish speaking population it has today and people couldn’t just go a place in their neighborhood and attend classes and learn a language of their choice.

So this man who had been speaking nothing but English all his life, found himself on a ship at a little port in Spain. No one thought there’d be call for him to do anything but enjoy the sights (and there were SIGHTS to be seen back then you know) and have some fun and get back on the ship.

But there was a problem, a big problem with the ship and it so happened that it fell upon our hero to go ashore immediately with two other ‘helps’ who both did not know anything but English, and purchase rope – the kind they used in ships, which is not available all that easily.

So there he was in this port, not knowing a word of Spanish and they had to go find rope – a specific kind of rope. It was seven in the evening and no one in the port was in the mood for work and very few were even sober.

At 8, they managed to find a half open half closed market. They had nothing but hell asking for directions to a place selling ropes. They had to do dumb charade stuff, imitating ropes, tying imaginary knots with their hands, pretending to be climbing up the sides of a ship with a rope and so on.

A small crowd gathered, who thought they were being funny to entertain them and began dropping coins into a little heap nearby.

And then, someone from a shop nearby came out and gave them a drink. He pointed to a shrub growing at the entrance of his shop to indicate the wine had been made from that plant. This plant was traditionally planted at entrances because of the fragrance it releases and its beautiful energy. They knew it as ‘Lad’s Love’. The Irish do recognize a plant that’ll make good liquor even if they don’t ever think about plants at any other time.

Feeling totally helpless, our hero and his sidekicks had the drink which was bitter as hell, which men seem to love.

A few minutes later, our hero had a moment of sublime revelation. He saw Mother Mary (remember he was Irish and Mother Mary always appears to drunk Irishmen, because she is who is with us in our time of need), AND Mother Mary chills out in Spain a lot, and he saw Mother Mary standing at the bell tower of the church that was about twenty meters up from them overlooking the little market.

Led by his vision, our hero managed to clamber up the slight incline to the church. he was cheered and followed by the crowd who thought something even funnier than the previous performance was going to ensue. (God, the days before cable tv.)

There he followed his vision to exactly where Mother Mary was standing and lo and behold he was in the bell tower, and lo and behold, what was hanging in front of him was a large thick rope, exactly what he and his side-kicks were looking for at that late hour so desperately.

He then managed to do more of the dumb charades thing, now using the rope for reference, and one thing led to another and the Spaniards figured out he wanted rope for his ship.

Now I’m not saying Mother Mary will appear to you if you get drunk on tincture or wine of “Our Lord’s Wood, Maid’s Ruin” but that it will open your perception and help you find a way in the maze of your life, at least show you the next stop. I think that can be expected without even being optimistic.

You have no idea (or maybe you do) of the sort of relief you can get from tension in the nerve endings – suddenly you can perceive so very much more.

You have to try it to believe it.

The next time you’re facing a rock wall and can’t seem to figure a way out, try a drop of tincture of Artimisia Abrotanum. You’ll see what I’m talking about.

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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