Holistic Healing - Articles by Caraf Avnayt

Have a Fear Free Natural Birth with Herbs

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Valentine Garland – 1891

Having had a dog give birth thrice at my house before I myself had a child, taught me more about giving birth than all the books and videos on the internet, not to mention the hush-hush births I’d been around in human hospitals.

Dogs approach birth without the trained tension and worry humans go through.

The first time a dog in my care was pregnant, she got a terrible stomach infection and couldn’t keep anything in. I dutifully took her to a vet, “just to be on the safe side”. The vet ordered an xray.

I was amazed. Here was an exhausted pregnant dog in distress and he was ordering an xray?

“That’s the only way to know what’s happening,” he said. Apparently he couldn’t even tell if she was pregnant or not without an xray.

Now there are times when xrays are helpful and I’ve been fascinated now and again by xrays of the human body on Pinterest. But no one should be exposed to radiation because of a stomach infection, least of all a pregnant dog.

So I took the dog home, and never crossed the threshold of a vet again.

She thrived on my herbal medicine recovered from the stomach infection, and gave birth naturally and without drama at home. She weaned her dogs when she felt like it and they went off to new homes quite prepared for life ahead.

I used a mix of herbs for uterine strength and recovery in breeding dogs with some extra herbs added just for her needs – because every dog is different. Some doggie mothers need more nervous support, some need kidney support, some need help to stimulate the mammary glands, some just need a little more vital energy.

A few years later when I gave birth to my son, through the process of labor, all sorts of fears hit me. I realized how very fear-filled nearly all published information about the human birth process is. If that wasn’t enough, the process of looking after a new born, establishing feeding, and all that, they’re topics touched upon with so much fear and political correctness.

The joy of having a child gets worn away by all the fear mongering.

At about thirty hours into labor that didn’t seem to be progressing at all, I realized that and decided to throw everything I’d read about human birth right out of my mind.

People don’t sit around telling people exactly how to make a baby. Sure there’s the birds and the bees talk maybe once or twice before you’re an adult and you figure things out after that.

Giving birth is as natural as making a baby, and looking after the baby comes naturally too.

I remembered the grace and simplicity with which animals give birth when they’re allowed to be healthy and natural.

Once I began to throw the fear mongering out of my head, labor progressed pretty quickly and my son was born.

I carried and gave birth to my son, and cared for all his baby needs without any allopathic drugs.

The big part of pregnancy, birthing and post partum recovery, is having enough good oil in your diet.

After that, comes herbal support. My Herbal Medicine for Pre and Post Natal, Labor & Birthing Support usually has Vervain, Rosehips, St. Mary’s Thistle, Yarrow, Saw Palmetto, Cactus, Black Cohosh, Agnus Castus . I add other herbs depending on the mother’s needs – often using the good old combination of Pulsatilla and Phytolacca for uterine relaxation and lymphatic stimulation.

Vervain is for nervous support.
Rosehips is for vital energy.
St. Mary’s Thistle helps the mother’s liver deal with the rushes of hormones flooding her body through the birth process.
Yarrow supports tissue healing and recovery as well supports the cessation of heavy bleeding.
Saw Palmetto supports the heart, the uterus and the muscles all over the body is recovering from the strain of giving birth.
Cactus is a wonderful nervine to maintain calm through it all. I don’t know why mothers aren’t given more HEART and CARDIAC support, when so much about birth – I would say everything – is about the heart.
Black Cohosh is pure immediate strength for a uterus at its most strenuous time of life.
Agnus Castus helps maintain hormonal calm through what can be a turbulent time.

For emergency use – the painkiller herbs White Willow Bark, Ruta (for tearing pain), St. John’s Wort should be at hand, as should a powerful pain relieving oil – these same herbs in an oil will do a good job.

7 Angels of Thwarted Passion – Herbs to Change Inherited Energy Patterns

It’s unbelievable – the effect that the lives of our ancestors have on us, whether an animal or a human or a plant, . The more people and animals I made treatments for, the more I realize how important it is to deal with underlying patterns of energy management to find complete release from ill-health ourselves.

In our times, the first line of action to treat a condition is to treat the symptoms of it. If it’s an infection, take an antibiotic, if it’s a pain, take a painkiller.

But my Granddad gave people a drink and never bothered his time over the symptoms beyond that. He used to say to me,

“Check if their heart’s flowing out right. See where the Passion’s stopped. Say hello to that place. And then keep the hell away while they explode. “

Passion – there’s no other word for it – is life energy. It is so powerful that if it was suppressed or thwarted generations ago it stays there in the consciousness and passes down and has its effects generation after generation.

The classical homeopaths called inherited energy patterns “miasms”. They’re a sort of inherited consciousness illness.

Believe it or not, one of the most common miasms is called the ‘syphilis miasm’ and is supposed to be the energy pattern inherited from an ancestor with syphilis that didn’t fully get cured.

Now I was curious about that, because if syphilis is just an infection, how on earth can that affect someone 7 generations down?

Granddad explained to me that the condition that expressed itself as infection was actually thwarted or suppressed passion or life energy. And it was so powerful as to create an energy field that chronically mismanaged passion or life energy resulting in dysfunction on several levels. This pattern of consciousness has a snowballing effect through the generations and finally reaches a point where one of the descendants is so debilitated that they have to stop life as normal and deal with it.

Eggs and sperm don’t contain actual toxins from our ancestors, but they do carry the entire energy field and all its experiences. That’s how we get ‘racial memory’ and inherited tendencies towards illnesses.

Those who carry patterns of passion suppression just know it. Because the No. 1 sign of it is, they simply feel unable to express their feelings physically. They can feel their feelings, they can describe them, but they cannot EXPRESS them to their satisfaction.

This is the tip of a pyramid of energy patterns in the body and system that suppress life energy, and as a result of which there are often huge pockets of unreleased toxins – actual physical toxins – or small pockets of toxins in particular key areas causing problems.

In a body, very often, as these are the result of consciousness frozen in time, these can be experienced as some parts of the body not vibrating at the same frequency as other parts of the body. It literally feels like those cells are in another time altogether while the surrounding cells are in a different time.

Imagine a country where every mile, one village’s date is 1800 and the next village is 1926 and the next one is 1500 and the next one is 1980 and the next 2020. How would communication, transport and everyday life be possible in that country when they don’t have a common time?

It’s just chaos and havoc.

So without further ado, here are my 7 Angels of Time Release – complete troublemakers each of them, that not only release deep and buried toxins from the body, but change the energy patterns that keep them there.

7 Angel Herbs to Repair Life Energy Suppression Patterns

1) Blue Flag – Iris Versicolor

This one’s a famous old remedy for releasing ‘deep’ toxins. I’ve always seen Iris as the flower that blooms at the very beginning of spring starting off the season.

Suppression of the feelings associated with the timing of the flowering of a plant is often healed and resolved by the taking of that plant as medicine.

That feeling of beginning – the years of life when Passion stirs inside us for the first time, around puberty usually, but for some people earlier and for some later, when that early passion is suppressed or thwarted – whether it was love for music or nature or a person, that becomes a ball of rage in the gut of a person creating anger patterns.

Energy patterns where the body has huge rushes of energy sometime and is totally limp and weak at other times, never seeming to be in the right mood at the right time, go back to suppression of the first rising of passion.

Diabetes – or an imbalance in the way the body manages sugar or sweetness – is a very common symptom of this sort of energy suppression.

Chronic allergies are also an example of the body not being able to balance energy flow, overeating sometimes and then going tired in-between bouts or over-reactions.

Chronic blood toxicity, insufficient breast milk in a mother, and disappointing or insufficient sexual release are all indications of suppression of first passion and Blue Flag or Iris will help.

It would have to be taken – a small dose – a drop to 25 ml of water, put it in a bottle and taken twice a day over weeks and months. You’ll know when you no longer need to take it, you’ll just outgrow it.

But for a while let it hold your hand and show you that side of yourself that was you in the first spring of your life, your first passion. And then lovingly let your life of now, change to let that passion come through.

2) Parthenium Grass or Wild Feverfew

This grass is so demonized because apparently it’s toxic to some livestock and can cause rashes and dermatitis in some. And it’s supposed to be terribly invasive.

When you see that word ‘invasive‘ know that means passionate fertility.

You take any plant that’s “invasive” – that’s a plant with passion and that plant treats suppressed passion energy patterns. Lantana is one of those plants and everything I say about Parthenium is more or less true for Lantana as well, but I’ll stick with Parthenium Weed because I’ve long term solid experience with it.

It’s my one killer game changer ingredient in my treatment for spreading warts (inherited tendency!!) and melanoma of the skin (cancer). The original recipe had very powerful herbs that could remove warts and have been used to do so for a long time – like Thuja – but how do you stop the TENDENCY to keep MAKING new warts? What’s the point of breaking down wart cells while the body PASSIONATELY makes new wart cells?

Sometimes the body will PASSIONATELY make a wart on the exact same other side of the face when you take it out from one side of the face. Now if that isn’t a statement what is!

Enter Parthenium Weed or Wild Feverfew.

Parthenium Passion is what I call this plant. It’s beautiful. I’ve plucked it and made tincture out of it without any of terrible things happening that they warn you about.

However, a few days after it was soaking, it began to stink. Now I cannot describe to you, how bad it stank. It was like a hormonal teenage boy’s seven day old unwashed socks. No, it was worse. The house had to have all windows open and fans on for hours after I opened the bottle to have a sniff – because I can only tell when I smell a tincture, how its going, I can’t just look at it like others do, or have faith in time that, “in 6-8 weeks it’ll be done” – I have to SMELL it.

And this one was just horrific. I shut the bottle with horror and dared only many months later to open it again. It stank still but nowhere like before. I strained it out and began to use it. It was AMAZING to say the least. Here’s a picture of how a wart that was a combination or cluster of warts got broken down using Parthenium Weed. You cannot break those down and keep them down usually because you have to break the tendency to re-form them.

Caraf Avnayt - Herbalist

But back to the stink. That was when I realized that Parthenium treated hormonal suppression. It treats the disorders caused by suppression of passion – which is suppression of sexual hormones in the days when the body is releasing them in huge doses.

A healthy human experiences those times throughout their lives. But in recent generations, passion has been so suppressed that it has become a phenomenon associated with “turbulent teenage” – turbulent simply because if the body didn’t rebel at that young age, it never was going to have a chance to rebel again, it was going to have to be a responsible sensible adult and it knew this was its last chance to be unrestrained.

I could write books about the effect of suppression or thwarting sexual energy and so could most of you by now.

But here is a plant that will have none of that bullshit. There are whole countries and the United Nations defaming this plant, trying to eradicate it. But any walk you take pretty much anywhere in the world, at some point or the other, you’re going to see it, kicking ass as usual under some hedge or fence, doing its thing – spreading its genes 😉 .

It’s supportive medicine for when the body is aggressively resisting healing. No matter what you take, if a condition- ANY condition – whether an infection or a cancer or a particular bone or joint keeps having trouble, or your hair insists on falling out. If the body’s insisting on keeping the problem going, it just means it’s protesting suppression.

That means passion has been and is being suppressed and Parthenium grass can help change the self-suppression energy pattern to ‘spread my genes’ mode.

No, this plant will not make you Genghis Khan with children on every continent. It’ll just help you not be afraid to express your passion in whichever way your passion wants to come out.

This is not a remedy – it’s a journey, a pilgrimage, a return to innocence.

3) Turmeric

Good old turmeric is so popular for treating cancer and what not. I’ve had so much turmeric in my life that didn’t make one bit of a difference to me. And then I found wild turmeric root up in the mountains and woah…. my whole perception of this herb changed drastically overnight.

It’s actually a crash course in anger management. Anger in the body – I don’t know if you’ve experienced it – but it’s what you feel when your body WANTS to go out running but has to sit indoors. It’s what you feel when you need to sleep but you’re forced to wake up. It can go from anger to rage. Real rage just waiting for a chance to blow up.

There are conditions that result from the tension created in the body by such situations – tension that’s recreated through generations.

Dissipation – or the tendency to lose energy halfway through a task, as if in fear of the pleasure of completion, is one manifestation of suppressed anger.

The person’s sense of identity is suppressed to the one who ‘tries’, who ‘works at something’ but never the one who ‘finds’, who ‘wins’, who ‘achieves’. Actually reaching the conclusion or end of something signifies a change of identity – a change that would result in others no longer accepting the person, so they restrict themselves to being an eternal ‘worker’ just to fit in, while deep down they rage and rage.

This tendency is found in those people groups that were suddenly taken out of their ancestral occupations and forced into other things that didn’t quite satisfy them. So that’s a huge chunk of modern humanity there.

As they grow up they develop to be creative, expressive and all that. And then they get a desk job and one year into the job, and the atmosphere of being around those who are content with being nothing but ‘workers’ and depression hits them.

Their sense of identity can never be ‘just another number in the system’ and yet day after day that’s what they’re told they are.

The old rage in them builds up again and if they don’t find ways to enforce their self identity, to express their passion and enjoy themselves expressing their passion and feel proud of themselves for it, the rage will start wasting their muscles, causing visible shrinking and all the effects of aging before our time.

That’s the body saying, “I ain’t having any of this non-life anymore.”

It’s time to get a life. Almost literally.

Turmeric helps reverse the tendencies of early aging, dissipation of energy (IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN) and helps the tissues of body get back to holding energy without leaking.

There’s an energy pattern where a person that has been used as a source of emotional and vital energy, ie. for vampirical energy draining, to protect themselves from the repeat trauma, begins to self drain regularly as a survival mechanism just to not go through the trauma that comes when they fill up with energy.

Over time the body goes limp as it is never allowed to fill up with energy, and kept constantly drained itself.

Turmeric helps the body slowly get back to holding more and more vital energy so that goals can actually be reached.

There’s an element of loneliness associated with this sort of healing, because very often, it takes cutting off from the surrounding environment to assert oneself. But this is a good loneliness because it makes a person able to see life and others very clearly and it makes them able to decide on a life that suits them rather than go with the flow and have an unhappy life up ahead.

If you’ve ever had a time of life when you were physically drastically low in energy compared to before, and you never really recovered your vitality, turmeric taken over some months – whether as a little bit of the root put into your tea, or as tincture – will help rehabilitate your system.

Make sure to find ways to be the awesomeness of you instead of ‘just another worker’. Know that anything that clubs a real human with a heart in with others is a LIE. A damn lie.

4) Narcissus or Daffodil

I love narcissus. They named it after the god who fell in love with his own reflection – giving us the ‘narcissist’ word. That word’s been used as a bad thing for some reason.

I outright refuse to accept self love as anything but wonderful.

Whyever shouldn’t we fall in love with ourselves!!!!

It a conspiracy I tell you – against the very heart of humanity.

I first used Narcissus as a replacement for Colchium Autumnale as a remedy to treat the nervous debility caused by sleep trauma and sleep loss. I was amazed when in an emergency it gave me such relief and decided to look into it used regularly for recovery from long term chronic nervous trauma.

It’s poisonous and has to be taken in highly diluted doses like 1 drop to 100ml and that used a few drops twice a day.

It works like a mirror of the consciousness therefore helping us perceive ourselves and be able to deal with things rather than being in a fog of confusion and over time feeling like we’re just broken beyond repair.

There’s a chronic body inflammation such as precedes full blown arthritis that is associated with the habit of self recrimination, being overly critical of oneself because of never being able to actually go in any direction towards healing.

This is the sort of tendency – which often crops us generation after generation – which Narcissus helps relieve.

The relief is simple – it’s falling in love with yourself, acknowledging your own sensuality.

My Granddad once told me that all health problems can be solved with this exercise. You stand naked in front of the mirror and draw yourself as you see yourself. Everyday.

Naturally I had to try. So I did it – just once. And I drew myself as I saw myself – not as I would have liked to look.

And I fell in love with myself. I didn’t know why, the love just came.

Loving yourself, is not something someone can teach you. The only way to it, is to experience your own self.

Self-hatred has been promoted as a virtue and is in fact a deadly epidemic and STD.

If you’ve been touched by this disease consciously make every attempt to heal from it and shun all that which carries it. It is deadly, believe me. It makes the body burn, the organs burns, and causes systemic dysfunction where there’s a full blown rebellion.

Acknowledging and loving and enjoying your own passion, your own life energy, your own sexuality is a foundation of life you CANNOT do without.

If you don’t feel your sexiness, there’s very little chance anyone else will.

And don’t worry you won’t make an ass of yourself feeling sexy even though you don’t look like . It’ll only make you more attractive.

5) Ash tree – Fraxinus Excelsior

This good old tree called Fraxinus Excelsior in Europe and Fraxinus Americana in America has been used medicinally for all kinds of things.

What you need to remember about it is two words – Genetic Memory.

See a lot of inherited energy patterns which didn’t cause our parents problems, cause us problems, but because we’re not bringing up out of our memory the way to deal with those energy patterns the way our ancestors did.

This is a weakness of the energy field in a very core part of us, the part of us that developed as our body was first formed as a fetus, when we began to express our sexuality in the formation of our very early primal body.

In those days of early formation, when our sexual being forms, based on that primal sexuality, we choose which parts of the full genetic code available to us, we want to give energy to and which might not be that important to us.

And sometimes what we as fetuses living in cushy comfort inside our mothers estimate will be required in the life ahead, turns out to be not quite right.

So we develop all these abilities which would’ve been wonderful if we lived in heavenly magical places but not so good for Middle Earth where trolls roam.

The Ash wakes up in us the memory of the development of primal sexual being and makes us able to tap into our genetic code to find ways to deal with the energetic patterns our body is responding to our current environment with.

This changes our perception of ourselves, our lives, our problems, quite drastically, as we reinforce our sexual primal being.

See, the only sort of ‘being’ we have, is our ‘sexual’ being.

Remove our sexual being and we’re no one, nothing. That’s the truth whether we like it or not.

And the Ash helps us connect to that basic part of us and help the rest of us vibrate back to our basic frequency so we can be all we are.

Now you might think this is all a lot of talk. But in reality you’d be amazed at how many problems of the body can be resolved by supporting re-expression of our primal sexuality.

Problems with speech, motor control, chronic IBS, nervous degeneration, sensory deficiencies caused by atrophy of eye muscles (for example), not to mention just about any problem with arrested or suppressed development of the reproductive system.

All these are caused by not being able to express the primal sexuality with which we develop in our earliest days and months.

And how wonderful it is, that this beautiful tree which lives in its simple first self even when its a huge big tree, can help us be like that too.

You cannot cause yourself a problem taking Ash medicinally.

JUST DO IT.

6) Daphne -Spurge Laurel

Daphne came to me one morning, two mornings before a big tragedy hit me. It is also a poison, considered an invasive weed (in Oregon, US for example), another one of those which have whole institutions trying to get rid of it.

But two mornings after I had it, a sudden unexpected tragedy hit me. The sort of tragedy that would in my own estimation of a few days before have finished me.

I looked back at it and I realized that in the days just before the tragedy I’d had a drastic change of being. And I remembered Daphne and took it many times for a sort of ‘brain or consciousness reset’.

It removes the fog that collects over days and months or years that clouds our perception of things, that weighs us down so we can’t see things for what they are in the moment and make decisions for the moment. We’re bogged down by all kinds of crap in the head.

Daphne clears that stuff out, by just causing a sort of restart of our system. Like when we restart our phone or computer it works so much better.

But all that was just one side of Daphne. The side I want to tell you about in this article is about how Daphne helps one face the fear of Passion.

I don’t know how self realized you are, and I’m not very old in this lifetime, but what I’ve seen over and over and what my Granddad has attested to, is that Fear of Passion is a big problem and it results in the clouding of our perception to the point where even on a sub conscious level we don’t fully heal from anything, because if we did, we’d become sexy and we don’t WANT to face our own passion, forget anyone else’s.

The result of fear of passion is a terrible morose depression, where we keep going from one health condition to another… anything to excuse us from expressing life passion. Just anything to keep us feeling like we’re not good enough for the crazy all consuming passion that makes life LIFE.

It’s death. The fear of passion is death.

The Spurge Laurel is named after a river goddess called Daphne. The most handsome god called Apollo fell in love with her, but she decided to run from him. Someone she asked for help, turned her into a tree, rooting her into one spot. The leaves of THIS very tree – the laurel – are used to decorate the head of Apollo (the guy she was running from).

Now that’s a weird story. But a little look beneath the surface with the help of poet John Milton who called Daphne, “root bound” reveals that the story had a happy ending. That the fear and running was the problem and that rooting was the solution. The laurel leaves then became the mark and symbol of immortality, the triumph of passion. The triumph over the fear of sexuality.

‘Daphne was, root-bound, that fled Apollo’. Illustration by Arthur Rackham – from John Milton’s Comus, published 1921

To this day that’s what “laurels”means. Triumph, success, winning, kingship, overcoming the odds.

This tree that doesn’t provide edible fruit, or a lot of shade, is the ancient mark of triumph and successful completion, overcoming all odds, in every field and especially healing. Here it is with the caduceus, the symbol of healing and medicine.

From a book by
Gillé, Joseph-Gaspard,
Paris, 1808

7) Spikenard

Spikenard Root
Spikenard Root – Nardostacys Jatamansi

I’ve written so much about Spikenard over the years. How it makes the energy in the center of the body free to move it.

But there’s an aspect of Spikenard I haven’t written about much before. It’s about how it supports recovery from hidden sexual energy trauma.

Obvious sexual trauma isn’t that difficult to get over really…. once you face it and face it, it stops scaring you, and your sense of identity goes beyond the victim-hood of that experience and you move on.

But hidden sexual trauma is a whole other game. Hidden sexual trauma need not be caused by sexual assault the way we know it as sexual assault. The body and psyche and subconscious considers any attack on the SELF as sexual assault because we ARE our sexual being.

For example if someone curses us for being the child of our parents, our subconscious considers that sexual assault. And if that’s buried in us, it shows up in our sexual function as a debilitation or withdrawal from shame.

That’s just one example.

We’re particularly susceptible to this as children and many adults carry sexual trauma they cannot understand because as adults sexuality in our perception gets separated from the rest of us.

Whereas as children if someone put us down for something innately part of us, that we were born with, we took that as an assault on our sexuality. We felt it even when they didn’t SAY it. A lot of racism is sexual assault. A lot of bullying is sexual assault. Denying children something they want because of judging they’re not fit for it, or won’t be able to have or do it, that’s sexual assault.

That’s how the primal subconscious understands it.

Now in most cases this needs no treatment as it resolves on its own.

But there are those so broken inside because of hidden sexual assault done repeatedly, could even be in adulthood, keeping them broken, that their very persona as an adult begins to develop AROUND that, using crutches for support – crutches like the distraction of intellectual pursuit, or drug fueled sport, instead of developing personality and life on the solid flow of their own real sexual energy.

The sign of such a situation is the complete breakdown of life as we know it every few years. When we feel we’ve reached a dead end and there’s just not enough energy in us to keep going. We literally cannot live with ourselves anymore – even though mentally we know we’re wonderful people.

But we actually cannot live with the hidden trauma that’s blocking our sexual energy anymore. We’re just not OK with being our sexual self.

Granddad used to say, “Every crisis is an identity crisis.” And our sexual identity is the base of every other identity.

This is why those with gender confusion find life so difficult – because everything of life is based on sexual identity… everything.

Whole family groups have inherited sexual trauma from their very identity being denied; Made to feel ashamed for being their birth identity.

Anything that says to us, “You HAVE to change what you cannot change about yourself,” that is sexual assault. It forces us to cut off our natural energy flow and assume an alien energy pattern in which our sexual energy will never flow right, causing short circuits regularly.

The solution for us, is to re-develop sexual identity from scratch, validating our own selves. Not relying on others to recognize who we are, but recognizing and honoring our own selves.

That means never suppressing sexual energy when it flows of its own self. It means honoring our natural sexual impulse. It means changing the way we look at ourselves, not imposing a personality on ourselves for the sake of fitting in anywhere, or fitting an ideal, but allowing the natural expression of our primal self to come out in every day life.

For those who need such support, whose very energy of being, has been suppressed, manipulated, treated bad, the beautiful Spikenard which is one of nature’s greatest sources of Melatonin – the hormone that helps one sleep – is a beautiful support, aid and inspiration.

Spikenard as Herbal Medicine

This beautiful flower blooms high up in the mountains, blooming sweetly and freely, in lonely hidden places without caring one whit for what anyone thinks of it. Its root, Nard is a universally known symbol of love, made famous by the ‘Song of Solomon’ in the Bible.

Any weakness of the body has been treated with Spikenard since time immemorial and I believe they call it an ‘adaptogen’ these days.

You can get the essential oil and rub it on your wrists at bed-time. Some find it too strong. But if you need it, you’ll like it. You can get some root and put a strand or two into your tea every evening. It can be sleep inducing.

But most of the time, it’s passion inducing.

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Ceanothus – New Jersey Tea – Recovery From Shock

Today I came across on a gardening show, the stunning ethereal Ceanothus.

Ceanothus Americana - New Jersey Tea or Red Root
Ceanothus Americana – New Jersey Tea or Red Root

Why it is called New Jersey Tea is because during the war of the American Revolution ie. the war which resulted in the USA forming as a country independent from Britain, American dependence on tea, which was at the time mostly imported through the British commercial networks, had to be stopped.

The leaves of this wild shrub were used instead of Camellia Sinensis – which is the usual tea plant.

Now if you have your teas right, you know it’s actually rather difficult to find something to replace the usual tea leaf. There’s something about Camellia Sinensis that’s just right. It doesn’t push you over the top in any way. It’s uplifting and calming and holding together in a very balanced way.

To find a replacement for such a balanced herb was no mean achievement, especially back then when tea was so much more than one choice of beverage among several others.

Ceanothus IS in fact a perfect replacement because like Camellia Sinensis, it ‘holds together’ the system. And not just in subtle ways but in very powerful direct ways.

In severe hemorrhage such as after childbirth, huge cuts with heavy bleeding, hemophilia and any other condition where the body needs urgent clot forming support, Ceanothus is a powerful medicine for first aid.

All sorts of reactions to stress or shock, where the person (or pet for that matter) experiences hemorrhage, diarhhea, or incontinence are helped immensely both for first aid and for later recovery from such episodes.

The loss of mental concentration and focus because of a shock is helped by taking Ceanothus.

Conditions that involve nervous trembling or twitching benefit from Ceanothus taken regularly as it supports building up the damaged parts of the nervous system, that were damaged due to bad recovery or lack of recovery from shock caused by sudden energy loss.

Radiation or other damage to the inner linings of the body whether in the ENT canal, the throat, the digestive lining or the bowels can be dealt with with the simple addition of a few drops of Ceanothus tincture.

To summarize it, imagine the body as a water body. Recovery from any shock to the water body, destabilizing the water and liquid movements, pooling and function, can be helped in a big way by Ceanothus.

I could go on and on writing about how Ceanothus can help every single organ in the body. It even is good for the teeth!

But I will end this post with – Ceanothus is powerful first aid for recovery from shock that has had a physical impact and physical symptoms. It is also a pain killer and helps long term recovery from the lingering effects of shock and trauma to the system.

 

Ceanothus Thyrsiflorus or Californian Lilac

Fading Away – Old Photograph

“Fading Away “1858 Henry Peach Robinson

This old photograph brings to mind how the lack of interest in life caused by shock or trauma of some kind can indeed be life threatening.

We cannot negotiate with the decisions of our spirit, but if you or a loved one is fading away because of not being able to face or deal with buried or overwhelming trauma, herbs can help.

Articles on using herbs to deal with emotional shock and trauma >>

Thevetia Peruviana – Yellow Oleander

Some beautiful pictures of Yellow Oleander from when they were flowering on the 5th of November 2019.

Thevetia Peruviana Herbal Medicine

Thevetia Peruviana or Yellow Oleander has reported by the fake media as terribly poisonous. Of course as some wise man said, “The difference between a medicine and a poison is the dose.”

I have found the oleander family to be incredibly powerful as a nervous frequency balancing agent in the worst kinds of situations, one of which is drug poisoning of the central nervous system.

People treat poisoning as a physical problem – something to do with the gut. That’s there too, but it’s the after effects on the nervous system that do the most damage as far as I’ve seen and there’s very little done to address that.

A drop of oleander tincture taken every few hours and then continued twice a day for several weeks will help recovery like few other things can.

It’s about getting back into life again.

This one’s called Thevetia Peruviana and has been known to make cancerous cells kill themselves while not affecting whole cells.

Yes, it’s good for all the things it reminds you of.

 

 

The fruit goes straight from green to black, which means black is when it’s ripe. I’ve heard of all sorts of horror stories where people commit suicide eating just ONE seed of Yellow Oleander. I cannot be sure of those as I’ve never come across anyone taking this route to suicide.

What I do know is that most normal animals don’t take a shine to chomping on these fruit naturally. They don’t draw you in like apples or strawberries. However, if you do need a purging of the system, one way or another, a tiny tiny tiny tiny tiny bit would do nothing but good, as several dogs and cats have demonstrated.

So very very very beautiful.

I love the transparency of purpose this flower reminds me of.

Simple is best.

More about Thevetia Peruviana or Yellow Oleander in Herbal Medicine for Holistic Healing

 

 

 

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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Make Armpit Sniffing Great Again – Yeast and Healing, Fertility, Wellness

A few months ago I wrote a 28 page book about Yeast or, as I like to call it, The Benefits of Armpit Sniffing.

Yeast isn’t a topic that made anyone world famous of healing you’re after, this is something you simply have to have as a foundation if you want to sustain healing.

Because of legal restrictions before I wasn’t able to put this book on my website for all to read for free. That’s sorted out now, and you can read it online  or rich, so there’s very little about it spoken or written, outside the world of ‘general wellness’.

Yet, if you are looking to recover from chronic illness, or let’s say – a life where your body doesn’t support or match your spirit, Yeast is critical for recovery. No matter what sortby clicking on the link below:
The Spirit of Yeast – Ebook .

The Paperback version of this book, is available on Amazon.com.

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Chilblains & Raynaud’s Syndrome – Herbs to Balance Body Temperature

As a sufferer of severe Raynaud’s where my finger joints would go purple and black every winter, I’ve given a lot of thought to this condition and tried all kinds of treatments for it till I finally found something that really worked.

Creams that have lanolin (sheep fat) work the best to create a layer of protection from the cold, and the topical application of Winter Cherry, Spikenard, Datura and other herbs that create warmth locally, are necessary as you will have to keep your fingers and toes as warm as possible.

However, despite all that, the basic condition persists in those whose body temperature and therefore metabolism  isn’t stable.

For those whose body temperature has fallen chronically beneath the norm, herbal teas that warm up the body – Rosehips and Nettle for example, can help. For those who are running a higher than normal temperature, Chamomile is a tea that can help.

But those are very temporary fixes and their effect is limited.

To truly get your fingers and toes back to normal, hormonal rehabilitation through balancing body temperature is the only thing to do. It took me all of three years to achieve, but it did finally happen.

These are the herbs I took regularly and which are part of my Herbal Treatment for Raynaud’s Syndrome:

Mistletoe

All the work of making hormones and then transporting them to where they’re needed, and then using them the way they’re supposed to be used – the whole process is dependent on the body maintaining a stable temperature.

A drastic change in temperature starts off new processes and you don’t want a new one starting off while the previous one is still half-way done.

Mistletoe has all the nutrition as well as intelligence and energy to support the body’s own temperature balance mechanisms in getting back up to efficient.

If you’re wondering how that mechanism gets out of order in the first place, it’s over-stimulation and over-adrenalizing with inadequate sleep and rest and recovery. Remember puberty? It probably started then, habits developed then, Mistletoe can help us break out of.

Although Mistletoe in a dose of a drop or two of the concentrated extract will help heart rate and blood pressure stabilize in the moment, its true healing effects can be experienced when taken in small doses over months, maybe even a year or more. A break of a week or two or a little more in-between would be good idea though.

Cactus Grandiflora

is an efficient balancer of the nervous system frequency and in doing that stabilizes the function of the heart. This tones up circulation everywhere without causing any sudden increase in circulation and the subsequent drop. It is exactly that sort of instability that is counter-productive to treating Raynaud’s Disease.

Herbs that boost circulation, like garlic for example, should always be taken in responsible doses and as part of food rather than in strong herbal extract form when you’re trying to get the body to keep its temperature stable – which is what we’re trying to do with this herbal treatment.

Gelsemium or Yellow Jasmine

is a relaxer and calmer of the nervous system too and helps stabilize the extremes of temperature that cause Raynaud’s symptoms. It has the added usefulness of being helpful in moments of stress as a cooler of the brain and overheated nerve endings.

 

 

 

Pulsatilla or Pasque Flower

relaxes the tight and taut nerves in and around the abdomen, including the digestive system and the reproductive system. When this area is all tied up, the body cannot really do much. The reproductive organs are connected in many ways to the hormonal glands in the brain and need to be relaxed so the glands can do their job of maintaining temperature balance.

 

 

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola

has the nutrition and intelligence required to support healing and balance all over the body. In this herbal combination it offers vital nutrients that make it possible for nerves and muscles to interact with each other without the sudden cramping and release associated with undernourished nerves and muscles.

 

 

 

 

Wheatgrass 

 is rehabilitation for the liver and in fact all organs in one way or another. Its simple powerful nutrition makes it possible for the liver to get back into robust function managing hormonal balance in the blood, which in turn supports the maintenance of a stable temperature of the body.

 

 

 

The Fig

has natural sugars and nutrients that comfort and replenish a body depleted and tired by instability in temperature and hormones. This contributes to a feeling of well-being and satisfaction in the nervous system and prevents the sudden nerve-shock that comes just before Raynaud’s attacks.

 

 

 

 

The White Willow

is a famous pain-killer and the source of Aspirin. In this herbal treatment it is used for its effect on circulation and the consequent lessening of inflammation and pain anywhere in the body. Taken as first-aid it works as a pain-killer, taken in small doses regularly over weeks and months, it helps clean up the circulatory system in a gentle but thorough way and prevents the coagulation in blood vessels that promote Raynaud’s Disease.

 

 

 

 

 

Secrets of Regeneration – Destiny & Herbs

A bunch of cut daffodils were in a vase on a table. This was the sight that met my Granddad’s eyes as he walked into the house. After decades of not knowing where his children were, if they were even alive, of thinking he had no descendants left, he was walking into a house where his grand daughter Mary, her husband Richard, and their ten year old daughter Anna, lived.

He described to me, the flowers on the table, the pink tablecloth, the white curtains, the grey-green sofas, the russet-brown carpet, the smell of roses in the air from the garden, the books on the side table.

I was impatient. I asked him to get to when he saw them – his grand daughter and great grand daughter.

He said to me, “The clock struck twelve in the afternoon. I got up to my feet. And they came down the stairs and then in through the door. My grandchild was like the moon walking and her child holding her hand like a piece of the moon.”

He then went silent and I let him be.

After a while he said to me, “Cara, look at my finger nails.”

I did. They seemed quite normal to me.

“They used to turn black,” he said, “Now and then, when I thought it was time to die.”

I waited for him to continue. He seemed to take forever.

“My child, your destiny is a force even your body cannot defy. Destiny brings the flowers back year after year.”

“Why are you telling me this now?”

“Sometimes Destiny will take its time. You have to weather the storm till it’s time.”

“Oh no… I don’t like that phrase ‘weather the storm’.”

“Forget it then,” he waved his hand. “Learn to regenerate yourself, to come back from the ground after being cut down.”

In the years since then, I’ve given it a lot of thought. Regeneration is not just something for people at the end of their lives. It’s what makes children’s wounds heal, and makes us recover from illnesses.

It is the real problem facing modern healthcare – because even allopathic medicines depend on the body’s being able to actually recover from assault.

In a nutshell – ALL real healing is about being able to regenerate oneself.

 

Secrets of Regeneration

1) Let it be

In sleepy old towns on the highway, that seem to live on despite a ‘lack of interest’ from the rest of the world, is a secret of regeneration. If you just let yourself be, things will work out. Life is powerful on its own.

There’s no need to push life energy. Just let it take its own course. But when it does move….

2) Discover where your heart goes and build a chapel there.

My Granddad told me of this man. When he was three he went to a circus and saw an elephant.

He grew up in London and Liverpool and then moved across the pond to work in the US and he didn’t get to see an elephant in they ears after. At forty five, he was a busy man with a large family and lots of responsibilities. He and my Granddad were sitting in a restaurant as he explained to my Granddad a project he had in mind, something he’d been working towards for decades by then.

He said to my Granddad, “Every time I come so close to actually doing this, something or the other goes wrong. Once I fell and broke my arm. Another time I had a bad case of the hives. Just the day I had a meeting with investors I fell ill with such a terrible cold. The next day, the investors had gone and the cold had disappeared.”

Granddad asked if he had a folder with papers to do with that project on him. He said yes, he did. He carried that folder with him all the time.

He got it out and Granddad smiled.

It was an orange leather zip-up folder with an elephant embossed on it.

“You like elephants?” Granddad asked.

“Oh yes,” the man gushed almost blushing. “They’re such a magnificent animal.”

It turned out the man could speak more about elephants than even his pet project.

That summer, he and his family took a holiday just to see elephants in the wild.

I asked Granddad if the man’s project took off after that. Granddad said, “That is not our business, Cara.”

Granddad would only spend his time and energy removing blocks to the natural flow of emotion, by finding out what the person loved that they were blocking up. He wouldn’t stick around to find out what happened next because he already knew. There were people trying for decades to locate him to tell him that he’d turned their lives around.

Granddad told me that once he was in a ship’s cabin, beneath the level of the water, so, outside the porthole, he could see fish swimming about. A big orange fish noticed him and bumped its nose into the porthole in a ‘Hello’. The fish then swam next to the port hole in company with Granddad for a mile or two. That’s a lot for a fish.

Yet, Granddad said, at the end of the journey, the fish did a big somersault in front of the port hole and looked at Granddad and then did it again… a show of energy and strength.

Granddad laughed. “The fellow was telling me that he had enjoyed our time together. When you do what you love, you feel regenerated at the end and full of beans.”

Find out where your heart goes, and follow it and build a chapel there. Set up your flag there. Make it your world. Live there.

3) Herbs for Regeneration

Herbs are our natural partners in life. They and us manifest together in this world to share our lives together. It’s the first instinct of an animal in this world, on feeling any sort of discomfort or pain or facing a problem, to go looking for a herb to eat.

In a natural environment, you wouldn’t need to go very far or look up things on the internet to find a herb that helped you with your problems. It would appear right near your door, or on the path you took every day.

In today’s world though, they could very well come to you in an email newsletter (*wink) or in one of your social media feeds.

Keep on the lookout for what draws your heart as that is where your healing lies.

Over the years as I’ve experienced many herbs, I’ve zoomed in on three that are my absolute favorites for regeneration, ie. recovery from long term stress, chronic illness, tragedy – emotional or physical that derails life and such.

These herbs will wrap you and cocoon you and help you find in the rubble and shards of your consciousness, the threads of life you need to connect up once again to regenerate your body and your life.

When I tell you about them, I’m telling you about my family, my very close friends, because they’ve nursed me through, like only love can, some conditions that most others never recover from.

My favorite three herbs for regeneration are: Spikenard, Datura and Bamboo.

Spikenard or Nardostachys Jatamansi

found me when I was at zero in every way. I found the essential oil and rubbed it on my wrists after my shower in the evening one day. I sat down to meditate. And the rest is history.

Spikenard loosens the tension in the center of our bodies so energy can flow to wherever it needs to go. That’s all that’s required to change your life forever.

My article on Spikenard – Energy Releasing Deep Healer is here.

Datura or Jimsonweed

found me when I was so muddled up with so many things to do, and none of which led anywhere really. Energy short circuit was how my days and nights went.

It’s for when your vision is so garbled, it feels like you’re viewing the world through multiple lenses that are distorting everything so you don’t know what’s what and who’s who. Accordingly, your energy is all over in the place, surging sometimes, crashed other times.

Datura will simply cut the crap, turn your awareness inwards to what you really need to experience, and give expression to the parts of your sub-conscious screaming for attention.

I use Datura extracted into oil externally for all its benefits. It is my painkiller of choice for all cold-related pain and swelling.

My article on Datura – Deep Space Datura – Truth Serum, Pain Relief and Divine Justice –  has become one of the most visited pages on my website.

Bamboo

isn’t exactly any tradition of medicine’s go-to herb. But got my attention in a big way many years ago when I was taking photographs of two monkeys enjoying chewing on bamboo leaves. In the few seconds it took to focus on my camera on them and zoom in, they went from sitting down like respectable members of society to actually doing it – I mean – really DOING IT – as I clicked and clicked, still thinking bamboo in my head. I became aware of people around me staring at me and then realized it looked like I was making monkey porn.

Since then I’ve realized the amazing restorative powers of Bamboo. It can be taken powdered, infused as a tea or any other way you please.

Click here to read all about it – The Curse of the Bamboo (Video and Article).

There are other restorative regeneration experts like Houseleek or Sempervivum but we’ll keep those for another day.