One day when I was very frustrated with a whole lot of problems that were all feeding off each other, the Crow-Rat-Lizard-Mite principle came to me and made things clear.
Imagine you have a beautiful but delicate carpet that for some reason has gotten infested with mites in an area. You don’t want to bleach or do anything there that could ruin the carpet itself, but you do have to get the mites out immediately.
In comes a lizard and carefully picks out the mites. But lizard grows fat and happy and decides to live there.
You need the lizard out and whoa, there comes a rat and gobbles up the fat lazy lizard who can’t even run anymore.
But oh no oh no, there’s a rat on the carpet. But lo and behold just as you were going to scream, a crow lands on the window sill and then hops in and goes for the rat and gets it.
Now the crow is obviously not going to live in the room even if it wants to, it’s too big for the room and the room is not its habitat. You shoo it out and it’s gone, with it, the rat, the lizard and the mites.
Life uses this method to heal – whether a life or a body or an ecosystem.
So if you have a complicated bunch of conditions that seem to feed off each other in cycles, relax, healing will happen.
What you can do to support your body through this process, is to build resistance to imbalance, because that’s what caused the problem in the first place. There are many ways to do this, but I will tell about what I know, about herbs.
Herbs to Build Resistance to Imbalance
What we want to achieve here is get the body to realize it has an imbalance and react to that with its natural balancing mechanisms.
There are 3 groups of herbs that can help the body do that:
3) Grounding, Pleasure Supporting Herbs
The poisonous herbs, usually of the nightshade family have been greatly valued since forever because of their wonderful ability to stimulate sluggish bodies and nervous systems into awakening and awareness.Datura Stramonium (Jimsonweed), Belladonna, Henbane, Oleander, Larkspur, Spurge Laurel and so on can kill in very large doses but in nature we would never be able to really eat enough to die. (How ever did humans survive so long without facebook and google warning us what to eat and what not to eat!)
However we must be careful with tinctures, because they’re easy to overdose on. One drop of a tincture to one cup of water and a few drops of that at a time are as strong a dose as required.
Aphrodisiac herbs are used mostly for their pleasure and libido enhancing effects, but their even more valuable gift to us is the way they stimulate the body’s natural balancing mechanisms in the period of recovery from the high. In the ‘down-swing’ or the coming down from the high, the consciousness and body are able to deal with conditions otherwise suppressed every day life maintenance activity.
Using aphrodisiac herbs responsibly and with respect allowing them to train us to react and restore balance through the full cycle of their effect is incredibly effective – cannabis or marijuana’s famous healing properties come from this. Cannabis, any number of mushrooms, Velvet Bean (Mucuna Pruirens), Damiana are aphrodisiacs – and there are several others as well. Whichever you have, experience the full cycle.
Of all the grounding herbs, Chocolate or Cacao is so popular because it is a pleasurable yet grounding herb. Liquorice is another herb most find grounding. Mistletoe is another one of those.
Raw unprocessed cacao can be made into all kinds of yummy things and those who have it regularly consider it a big part of their healing. Whichever herbs you find grounding and relaxing, have them in your life. They naturally support the body’s ability to re-balance.
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