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Borage

Merry Meet, All

I am growing Borage from seed this season and seems to be coming along. Borage is an annual frequently found in gardens. Bees are attracted to the flowers and make an excellent honey from the nectar.

Growing Borage - How To Grow And Use Borage Plant In The Garden

The flowers are a vivid blue and starshaped, with prominent black stamens. The stamens form a cone in the center that is referred to as a beauty spot. The flowers start pink and turn blue, hanging in clusters.

The flowers produce four brown-black nutlets. The leaves, flowers, dried stems, and seeds are all edible and nutritious.


Medicinal Uses

Borage treats hormonal imbalances and regulates digestion. Eating borage with meals regularly helps keep your metabolism running smoothly.

Borage reduces symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, menopause, and regulates the menstrual cycle.

Borage is a calming herb and is taken to relieve stress. It also helps balance cortisol levels in the body.

Anti-oxidants in borage helps destroy free radicals in the body, protecting it against aging and cancers caused by free radicals.

Borage has a soothing effect on the stomach muscles and is a good treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

It reduces inflammation in the intestinal tract and treats gastritis and other digestive problems. It promotes digestion and stabilizes the stomach. Borage also has a mild laxative effect.

Borage Leaf and Flower Tea or Tincture reduces the symptoms of pneumonia, relieves congestion, and helps the body get rid of excess mucus. 

Use borage as a mouthwash or gargle to kill bacteria in the mouth and throat. It prevents and treats sore throats and mouth sores.

Borage acts as a diuretic, removing excess water and toxins from the body. It also works to improve bladder function. Borage flushes the bladder, removing bacteria and relieving bladder infections.

The GLA in borage seed oil improves the brains protection against neuro degeneration. It protects the brain against synaptic failure in Alzheimer’s disease and improves resistance to the disease.

Eat borage or drink the juice daily to treat high blood pressure. The GLA content helps to significantly lower blood pressure.

The antioxidants in borage help subdue allergies, reduce inflammation, and suppress the allergic response.

Borage stimulates the sweat glands to produce sweat and cool the body, perfect for this time of year, I find. This property is also beneficial for treating fevers in colds, and respiratory illnesses.

The antinflammatory and antibacterial properties of borage help keep your skin clear. It is useful in treating wounds and fighting infections or rashes. Use borage tea as a skin wash or use borage as a poultice to treat wounds. A poultice of borage leaves also reduces itching and inflammation from rashes or stings and insect bites. It clears up skin inflammations and the unpleasant symptoms of skin rashes.

Borage helps kill the mouth pathogens and restores health to the gums and mouth.

 Borage seeds contain up to 30% GLA, a beneficial fatty acid for treating and preventing macular degeneration.


Harvesting:

Harvest borage leaves in the late spring and early summer before the plant flowers. Use the leaves fresh or dry them for use throughout the year. Dried leaves lose their medicinal properties over time, so dry a new batch each year. Harvest flowers in the morning in the summer.

A simple and beautiful accompaniment for health}  Give it a try.....

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BEE BALM (WILD BERGAMOT)

This highly fragrant plant contains thyme camphor, providing its spicy, herbaceous aroma.

This plant can be recognized by its purple blossoms. The flowers don’t have the usual petals, but rather narrow tubes in a bundle on the flower head.

A member of the mint family, this plant has a sturdy, square stem. It can grow more than three feet in height.

Use the leaves in a tea for viruses, stomach complaints, and headaches.

Value this plant for its scent and use it like perfume.  

Research has shown that Bee Balm contains strong antibacterial compounds so the leaves of this plant can be used for boils and pimples. This plant is popular with any herbalist, for its high-quality  antimicrobial properties and used for sore throats, coughs, and to kill bacteria.

That's all for now Folks!

The Radish

For some reason today,

I had a notion about eating radishes.  I thought I would share with you;

The radish is mainly known for its digestion improver and appetizer.

There are many health benefits besides, digestion power.

 It has almost all the nutrients available, such as, potassium, sodium, zinc, etc. Vitamins, such as ‘A, B, C, and D' are also present in a radish. It is a great source of vitamin C, flavonoids and anthocyanins (which are the pigments that give red, purple, and blue plants their rich coloring). These help blood vessels be strong and make the blood flow, in a controlled manner. The vitamin C which is essentially an immunity booster, protects us from flu and colds.

If you eat a normal size radish, one per day, it will add so much improvement to your immunity. You can ingest a half of a cup of raw, in soup, or, a salad. This amount can be equal to 15-20% of vitamin C. The radish helps in removing anti-oxidants from the blood.

Also, it helps to fight the aging process, they have a natural skin glowing element.

They are also referred to as a “superfood” because of boosting digestion,

the vitamin C benefits, and the anti-aging factor. 

The radish helps us in our major organs such as, stomach, heart, lungs, etc.

People experiencing irregularity, can also get a lot of benefit from eating radishes.

While our kidneys are working away, the purification of blood provides added benefit by removing toxins, which helps in preventing problems in the urinary system.

 

It is suggested, to not eat radishes in the evening, because our body metabolism rate slows down at night.

Eating in the day are fine anytime and helps in digestion considerably. 

Well, there you go, that’s all I’ve got.

Start planting those radish seeds,  and enjoy the benefits.   

Until we meet again.

British Columbia West Coast Planting Chart

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Healthy Herbs and Spices for Dogs

I have been doing some research about pet health, this is a list of  herbs and spices that are safe, healthy  additions to a dog’s diet.

Coriander - 

Anti-parasitic

Anti-diarrhea

Ease’s nausea

Alleviates intestinal gas

 

Oregano

Anti-inflammatory

Antibacterial

Antifungal

Alleviates indigestion and diarrhea

Antioxidant boosts immune system

 

Peppermint

Soothes an upset stomach

Relieves intestinal gas

Treats diarrhea

Alleviates irritable bowel syndrome

 

Turmeric

Relieves arthritis

Anti-inflammatory

Improves gut health

Boosts brain function

 

Cinnamon

Fights against heart disease

Anti-inflammatory

Regulates blood sugar

Anti-cancer properties

 

 

Thyme creates a healthier digestive tract, and can also help with irritable bowels. In addition, thyme also aids in ousting parasites such as hookworm. Mix in one teaspoon of fresh or dried thyme per pound of food for your large dog’s dinner.

 

Basil contains antioxidants, and also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to repel a variety of illnesses. Basil can also help alleviate anxiety and arthritis. Be sure to closely watch the amount of basil you feed your dog, especially for small dogs; a safe amount is about 2-3 leaves depending on your dog’s size. 

 

Rosemary is okay to add into your dog’s diet, in fact, it’s great for your dog’s health. Rosemary is high in iron and calcium, and also has great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. Be warned that if consumed in large quantities, rosemary can cause an upset stomach and itchy skin; do not allow your dog to consume more than 5 grams of rosemary.

 

Parsley is high in fiber, and is great for your dog’s digestive health. Parsley is also a great breath freshener for your pup! For small dogs, add one teaspoon to their food and for large dogs, add one tablespoon to their food. 

 

Herbs and Spices that are Bad for Dogs

Here are 5 herbs and spices that you should avoid feeding to your dog.

 

Nutmeg

Nutmeg can cause a severe upset stomach for dogs, as well as extensive damage to your dog’s nervous system. 

 

Onion

Consuming onions can cause diarrhea, vomiting and an upset stomach, as well as intense damage to red blood cells for dogs. This applies to onion powder, too.

 

 Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder is extremely harmful to your dog’s nervous system. Although cocoa powder is not a spice by definition, it is often used in cooking and should be kept out of reach from your pup. Cocoa powder can also cause kidney and heart problems in your dog.

 

Garlic

Garlic can be toxic to your pup if administered in large amounts. You should avoid giving your dog garlic at all. If they do consume a small amount of garlic in the powdered form, they will be okay.

 

Black Pepper

Black pepper itself is not poisonous for dogs, however it does contain piperine, which increases the absorption of prescription medicines. This causes a great risk of overdose for your pet, so it is best to avoid black pepper.

 

 

Morning Artwork

 

Harp Therapy Today

 

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Art Therapy Works!

 

 

Email me your picture if you like!  cheyenneholistichealing@gmail.com

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Brightest Blessings

 this Monday Morning,

Today’s post is about each of the 7 chakras and the individual colours of their focus.

Then, possibly you can use this knowledge to

understand more about the purpose of the 7 chakras, and how they play a role in your life.

Whether you realize it or not, colour vibrations are around and working their magick inside of you

1st Chakra

Colour: Red

This centre is located at the base of your spine.

Red is a very physical colour. It promotes a feeling of being grounded and connected to the earth. It brings to mind thoughts and feelings of survival and instinct. Red can make you feel alert, aware and observant. If you love wearing Red, it indicates that you are someone who is energetic, strong-willed, passionate, a touch aggressive, and open. I like Red very much! You enjoy living life to the fullest and indulge in a bit of thrill seeking at times. Wink, wink

 

 2nd Chakra

    Colour: Orange

This centre is located a few inches below your belly button.

Orange is an energizing and creative colour. It stimulates a feeling of warmth and wellbeing.

It brings to mind thoughts and feelings of passion, pleasure. Orange can make you feel sensual, safe and abundant. This colour says you are energetic, cheerful and one who is often the life of the party. Fun, appealing, and creative, the color Orange is warmth, friendliness, new possibilities, and good times!

 

3rd Chakra

Colour: Yellow

This centre is located a few inches above your belly button.

Yellow is a strong emotional colour. It promotes a feeling of being confident and friendly.

It brings to mind thoughts and feelings of courage, optimism and self-esteem.

Yellow can make you feel stimulated, prepared and capable. This colour improves concentration which is

the reason you see it used on legal notepads and high lighters; I learned this tidbit when I returned to school.

Wearing Yellow suggests that you are an active, creative, and exciting woman. Yellow encourages intelligence, so possibly plan to wear it on work-heavy days when you need that extra boost of

inspiration and energy.

 

4th Chakra

 Colour: Green

This centre is located in the middle of your chest. Green is a healthy colour. It promotes a general

feeling of well-being and good health. It brings to mind thoughts and feelings of compassion, kindness and love. Green can make you feel healthy, alert and compassionate. Green is for people who live an active social life and connected to nature. Possibly you are probably an environment-conscious person and appreciate

the Greenery. You are charismatic and have an aura of mystery at the same time.

 

 5th Chakra

Colour: Blue

This centre is located in between your collar bones. Blue is an brain colour and it promotes a feeling of being intelligent and responsible. It brings to mind thoughts and feelings of logic, communication and duty. Blue can make you smart, efficient and articulate. (I used to be drawn to this color when I worked full time as a bookkeeper, I love blue) Navy Blue is the go-to color for a job interview. It shows a sense of being skilled and is considered to be one of the best colors to wear to corporate and training events. Blue is the right color to wear to work for these exact reasons.

                                     

6th Chakra

  Colour: Indigo

This centre is located slightly above the centre between your eyebrows. Indigo is a very spiritual colour.

(Now this is often my colour) It promotes a feeling of being wise and spiritually matured. It brings to mind thoughts and feelings of intuitive energy, self-awareness and an at peace feeling. Indigo can make you wise, insightful and magickal. It is a combination of deep Blue and violet and holds the attributes of both these colors. Powerful and dignified, Indigo conveys honour and deep naturalness, reflects great devotion, wisdom and justice, along with fairness and open-mindedness.

 

7th Chakra

                Colour: Purple or White

This centre is located at the top of your head. Purple and white are universal colours.

They promote feelings of being connected with all. It brings to mind thoughts and feelings of spirituality,

oneness and meditation. Purple and white can make you feel evolved, exalted and spiritually awake.

White is indicative of innocence, purity, simplicity, and optimism. If white clothing draws you, it indicates

that you are a reliable person with a sense of absolute freedom and an optimistic view of life.

Purple is a blend of Red and Blue, this color indicates a type of personality that is creative,

charming, insightful, and has a love for the arts. Wearing Purple or violet says that you are

confident about yourself and your life.

 

      Enjoy your Purple Day!

      Indigo

   Blue

      Green

          Orange

          Yellow

       Red

 

        See you again soon!

 

                

 

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Let's talk about Elderberries today,

      

I have learned in my studies, that, over the centuries, elderberry has been used to treat colds, flu, fever, burns, cuts, and more.

With the uncertainty of viruses spanning the globe, it’s best to stay on top of your health, be proactive, so as not to get sick.

Elder is sacred to many Goddess traditions, especially those dedicated to the Goddesses, Venus (Goddess of Love) and Frau Holle (Goddess of Hearth). Pagan tradition holds that the spirit which inhabits the Elder tree is the Elder Mother who holds the power to work her magick in this world. It was said in folklore that one who falls asleep under the branches of the Elder Tree would have vivid dreams of faery realms and be transported to Celtic faery lands. Fun!!!

Helps the Immune System

Elderberries are rich in flavonoids (produced by plants), especially anthocyanins (water soluble pigments) which are responsible for their deep purple, almost black colour. The powerful antioxidants work to keep the immune system strong and resilient. These tiny berries are also believed to contain antiviral properties so effective, they are thought to counteract and deactivate viruses, rendering them unable to pierce the cell wall and multiply.

The elderflower is also packed with antioxidants, that help boost the immune system. Scientific research has shown that elderflowers are also effective in killing common bacteria.

Also, Colds/Flu

The humble elderberry and elderflower are most well known for their use in the treatment of colds and flu. They are an anti mucous herb, extremely effective for runny noses and congestion in removing mucous and reducing inflammation in the body.

Cheyenne’s Elder Berry Syrup

 Immune System, Colds/Flu 

       Safe for Children     

Link  to purchase

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Aroma Massage

Utilizing Attars (Natural Perfume Plant Oils)

 & Essential Oils

 

I would like to revisit aromatherapy for this piece, and talk about Aroma Massage, a wonderful healing way to experience the powers of attars (December 25, 2020 blog) and essential oils.

Along my Path I have practiced aroma massage, I could see and feel the effects of the oils on my client as massaged in, have a sense of healing calm, very quickly.

 The massage techniques in a full-body aromatherapy massage incorporates strokes from the traditional Swedish massage, Acupressure, Shiatsu and Reflexology. Aromatherapy massage is slower and more relaxing than traditional massage. The aim is to bring you into a state of deep relaxation... mind...body...spirit...

It is only when the body is completely relaxed that it can start to heal itself.

 

~Absolute relaxation ~

 

 

Aromatherapy Massage Treatment - Aftercare

To gain maximum benefit from the oils on the skin and through inhalation of the vapors’, avoid washing or bathing for approximately 4-8 hours after treatment if you can.

Drink plenty of water to help eliminate the toxins from your body.

You may feel relaxed and tired after a massage.  Take care if driving or working.  Allow your body to rest to enable the full therapeutic benefit of the oils to take effect.

Do not use any other skin preparations until 8 hours after treatment.

 

Thank you and Enjoy!

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The Blissful Mind Meditation



Make sure that you are nice and comfortable. Loosen any tight clothing.

Let your hands rest loosely in your lap. Now close your eyes...and relax.

With your eyes closed, you begin to connect with your inner world of thought and feeling.

Gradually, the external world will fade from your awareness.

You are free from all your responsibilities at this time, so put aside any thoughts of tasks or

concerns that may be waiting for you.


Now take a long, slow, deep breath in...and then release that breath.

Feel yourself relaxing.

Again, take a long, slow, deep breath in...and then let that breath go.

Take another deep breath in...and exhale completely.

Notice how calming it is to breathe this way. Notice the feelings of relaxation

that are beginning to spread throughout your whole body.

Continue to breathe slowly, deeply and gently.

With each breath you take, your thoughts become lighter.

You may sense a feeling of spaciousness opening up inside you.

Relax now.

Allow the gentle movement of your breath to guide you into an even more relaxed state.

In .. and out .. and deeper you go.

In... and out .. allow your mind to gradually slow down all by itself.

In .. and out ..

You are now in a state of relaxation, and it’s time to enjoy a  journey to an inner place of serenity and bliss.
Allow images to form in your mind naturally, in your own time.

If mental pictures don’t come easily to you, then simply sense your imagined surroundings rather than seeing them.

Let go of all your expectations, and allow yourself to experience 

whatever way comes naturally to you.

Imagine that you are standing in a beautiful grassy field.
You can feel the warmth of the sun on your face and body.
You can feel the lush green grass, soft beneath your bare feet.
You can hear the sounds of nature around you.
You are very much at home in this peaceful place.
You have all the time in the world.
You feel safe and happy here.


 

Take a moment to appreciate your surroundings...

You notice a large tree growing nearby.

Begin to walk towards the tree.

Take your time. Be in the moment and experience each step.

As you walk, feel yourself slipping even more deeply into a state of total relaxation.

Now you stand beneath the tree. Its strong branches and broad leaves hang right over your head.

Notice that the tree is covered in delicious fruits of many shapes, sizes and colours.

This is no ordinary tree. Its fruits contain special powers.

Reach up and take a piece of fruit from the tree. Study it for a moment.

Notice the colour, the texture, the weight of it in your hand.

Now take a bite.

As the fruit slides down your throat and into your stomach, something wonderful begins to happen...

A feeling of happiness begins to glow deep inside you.

The sensation begins in your stomach, and then it spreads to your chest and your heart.

Let go of thinking, and concentrate on feeling. Nurture this sensation of happiness and love.

Feel yourself gently glowing with it.

Take another bite of the fruit now. Taste it. Savour it.

Now the wonderful feeling intensifies a little more.

Feel yourself gently radiating this pleasant sensation of love and happiness.

Now take a third bite of the fruit, take as much as you want.

Relax and allow yourself to swell up with this delightful feeling. Don’t try.

Just let it rise effortlessly within you. Allow it to increase as much as you like.

Stay with these blissful feelings and enjoy this time of peaceful meditation.

You can remain in this relaxed state of meditation for as long as you like.

When you feel you are ready to return to the present, simply open your eyes.

 

 

Blessings, Cheyenne

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Tarot Cards

Tarot cards are best explained as decks of cards that have art, words and numbers printed on them, to serve as symbols for people to understand, and relate to their own lives.

Tarot is intended to bring you to a moment of contemplation, and hopefully, help heal and guide you toward a path that can help make your life better. You have to be willing to pick up the cards, concentrate on your intention, and then try to figure out what the cards are revealing to you.

Ultimately, the cards don’t create your future, they just help point you towards the best Path for you. Pulling a card a day is my practice. It is a good way to slowly become familiar with your deck of cards, I find.

Either pick the cards in order or randomly. You can ask a specific question each time, or just let the card provide beneficial advice for the day. When randomly pulling a card a day, it is interesting to watch for patterns or themes, such as the same card over and over, or cards of the same suit.

I encourage you to keep a journal or a notebook of the tarot cards you pull. A journal is a valuable companion on your journey.  I write, like a daily diary, the card I pulled and a brief meaning of the main points of guidance. 

A tarot reading doesn’t require a magickal circle (although if you are so inclined, it doesn’t hurt); it’s nice to create the sense of being in a special place, using a favorite cloth or scarf on the table, is a quick way to create a special space. It defines the area to lay your card/cards and it becomes a focal point, triggering everything else to withdraw into the background.

By practicing, you’ll start learning how the cards—your cards—work together with each other, and with you.

Enjoy yourself!

I have 3 decks, at the moment lol

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Wise Woman Ways

Herbs were the first form of healing, going back to the days when women were nomadic food gatherers, reliant on the plants they found for food and medicine.  Women knew the uses of every plant in their area, testing them on themselves (as I do) and teaching the information to others.  They had herbal knowledge of painkillers, antispasmodics, tonics, cleansers, and herbs for wound infection healing, for digestion and fevers.  The uses of herbs have been known to every culture for millions of years, and the herb knowledge passed down to us today has the benefit of long testing and tradition.

Growing, using, and playing with herbs can be as difficult or a simple as you make it.  The wise woman method takes into account the herbs’ vibratory effects on our emotional and spiritual bodies, based on the magickal intentions you attach to the plant’s flavor, aroma, or appearance.  Similarly, there are traditional magick ways of doing ritual and providing healing. There are green or earth magick ways, which are guided more by intuition, inspiration, and collected experience.  In the wise woman practice, it is important to make a connection with the herbs you are using. 

Natural healing methods are used at the very beginning of disease to take care of small matters before they become large ones.   There are many ways to test the relationship between you and an herb.  Begin with tasting or smelling it.  If the aroma or taste appeals to you, chances are it will have positive effect. When you decide to apply herbs in your life, take into consideration your own intuition. Everyone’s body is unique, and herbs must harmonize with a particular person in order to be effective. Integrating herbs is quite a personal process, as some herbs, but not others will fit your individual needs. Begin with the mildest herbs before going for the most potent ones.  Like chamomile tea for sleep, if that doesn’t work then you try hops, and still no help, go with valerian. 

If you should come across a herb or herbs, that work well with you, make a healing pouch, and keep next to your skin.

Enjoy, with responsibility and respect to all herbs, and medicines. Remember, to always think of Herbal Medicine as Complimentary to your Regular Family Physician.

 

Thank you

Quinoa Brittle - Vegan

You will need;

1/2 cup uncooked white quinoa

3/4 cup pumpkin & sunflower seeds

1/4 cup rolled oats

2 Tbsp chia seeds

2 Tbsp coconut sugar

1 pinch sea salt or not

2 Tbsp coconut oil

1/2 cup maple syrup

 

  The instructions;

 

  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F or 162C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, make sure it covers the entire

surface and all the edges (to prevent spill over).

Add quinoa, seeds, oats, chia seeds, coconut sugar, and salt or not to mixing bowl & stir to combine.

Add the coconut oil and maple syrup to a small saucepan. Warm over a medium-low heat for 2 or 3 minutes, stir occasionally

until the two are totally combined and there is no visible separation.

Pour that mixture over the dry ingredients and stir to thoroughly combine and coat. Arrange on the parchment-lined baking sheet,

and spread into an even layer with a spoon. Try to get it as even as possible, or the edges will burn and the center won’t crisp up.

Bake for 15 minutes, then turn the pan around to ensure even browning.

Bake another 5-10 minutes more but watch carefully so it doesn’t burn.

 

You'll know it's done when it’s all a deep golden brown in color and very fragrant.

The edges may appear to be getting too brown, but they’re just getting crisped up.   

  

         

 

    

  So good….so good…so….

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Monday Correspondent Herbal Incense

   Chamomile, Clary Sage, Peppermint Leaf, Jasmine, Red Sandalwood

    Clairvoyance, Emotional Healing, Home and Family Life, Intuition

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Hag, Witch, Holed or Holey Stones

The names above all refer to the same type of stone.  Holed stones are exactly as their name describes:

 small pebbles or stones with naturally occurring perforations, they are gifts from the Earth Mother. 

They cannot be manufactured.  Sometimes you'll just find one, as I did, a common pebble with a hole. 

Pick it up!  It is a priceless magical gift.  Holed stones provide enhanced magic power, protection

against malevolent spirits, humans and the Evil Eye.  They are also used to regenerate and protect

physical vitality. 

 Wear around your neck or hang over your bed so that you can absorb its power while you sleep. 

                                                                   

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Playing The Harp

 I began learning to play the harp in February 2020, and hopefully learning for my lifetime. What gained my interest and

support is the healing effects of harp music.  I am a proven example, and now I can enjoy daily in my own home.

Read on;

What Is Harp Therapy?

     Harp therapy is a general term used to describe the range of types of healings in which

the harp is used. The harp, with its soothing sound and spiritual overtones, has been

respected as a healing instrument by many cultures for thousands of years.


     Harp therapy may be provided at home or in a clinical setting. The setting largely dictates

what size harp can be used, however a variety of sizes of harps may be used to provide

therapeutic harp music. When therapeutic harp music is played, patient may

receive beneficial effects such as increased relaxation, improvement in sleep, decreased pain and anxiety, stabilization of vital signs,

and improvement in mood. An end-of-life music vigil can also help a patient to achieve a peaceful transition.

     A patient experiences musical tones in different areas of the body at different times - so the therapy is a dynamic process,

tailored to each patient. Abstract thinking slows and awareness expands. They may have increased body awareness and feel like

they’re dreaming. Occasionally, memories (positive or negative) may be evoked, or re-experienced, or symbolized through

imagery. New awareness and insight, positive reframing or integration of previously blocked material may possibly lead to

emotional release.

     In addition to deep relaxation and increased body awareness, most patients find significant relief of pain or symptoms,

positive imagery and a feeling of being nurtured.

Writing Poetry

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

                                   Winter Thought

         Snow blankets the ground and fringes the trees,

         Softly floats through the air from the gentle breeze.

         Chimneys quietly puff from their burning fires,

         All is quiet as though the earth is asleep.

         Children slide down the icy hill,

         The sounds of laughter from the great thrill.

         Round faces peek out of covered heads, 

         Bodies bulky from layers of clothing.

 

         Dusk comes about and the children disappear,

         Into warm homes, the fires they sit near.

         Silence settles once more until morning,

         When once again they appear from their doors.

 

                                  By Cheyenne

 

Try an Easy Spell!

“Merry Meet” in 2021 To All

 

I like to refresh my living space with a good sweep in the New Year, and throughout the year. 

Let’s clean out our homes and businesses for a Protected and Positive year ahead.  It’s easy, look below……

 

Winds of Protection Spell

A protective spell to create a safe, positive environment where you spend a lot of your time.

 This spell is best performed outside.

Here’s What You Will Need:

 (and if you don’t have access to items, there’s always visualization, or use what’s at hand, no worries).

Your Intent is the most important, always, keep it Positive & Harmless

 

 

Let’s get your Space Ready

 Hand-fan      or Besom (broom)  

 

Any one: Palo Santo, Rosemary, Thyme, Lavender or Rose Incense (you can mix your own)

 

Only a Small Set Up:

To set up for your spell make sure you have plenty of room to move, this spell does require some movement. Light your incense and let it burn nearby, but out of the way of risk of being hit, stepped on or knocked over.

(I speak from experience)

Make sure not to burn incense in a room with small mammals, birds, or other pets that may become ill

due to it.

This spell works best outdoors so if you can be outside that is for the best, if this is not an option, make sure you have good ventilation, and air flow with open windows. 

 

Ready? Okay, Let’s Try the Spell:

Once you have found your area, light your incense, also cleanse yourself (smudge with incense).

 Take your chosen tool in hand and stand form with it holding it out

before you. 

 

Now say with firmness, but respectful always,

 “I call the winds and air, to aide my needs, protect my dwelling (business), prevent negative energy!”

 

While chanting (repeating), use your tool of choice to create sweeping’ or big ‘pushing’ motions of air away from you, like you are sweeping away dirt or dust.

Make sure if your tool is a besom (broom), that it does not actually sweep (touch) the ground. If the winds are particularly favorable, they may even start to blow for you.

 Do this pushing/sweeping motion while walking in a good amount of area, like you are cleaning it

(walk slowly, in a counter clockwise direction). While doing this, imagine the winds and air, no matter how light, blowing away dust and darkness away from your home/room or area you are trying to cleanse and protect. This flow continues… keeping all of the dust/negativity and dirt at bay, no matter how hard they

try to get back in.

Visualize this, feel the wind and air moving through the area and put a lot of effort into this.

 You may feel tired by the end of it, but if done right, you will be able to feel the new guarding spell around you and the area. Extinguish the incense if needed or let burn if desired. Now rest and ground yourself.

 This spell can be redone and maintained once or twice a month to keep the area protected if you should

want to.

Or, an annual New Year tradition, for the whole family.

 

Enjoy and have fun with it……

 

History of Attars

 

Along my journey I have studied Spiritual Aromatherapy, remedies from Persia that have proven themselves over the centuries.  I use Aromatherapy daily to balance my body, mind and spirit. 

I have written out some info for you if you are interested?

Attar is a Persian and Arabic word meaning fragrance, scent, or essence.  An attar is a specific type of fragrance product first produced by Avicenna (scientist), who is considered to be the greatest individual physician who ever lived.  Although attars can include some individual essential oils that are used in their own right, as suitable fragrances, for example sandalwood, patchouli, lavender.  Many attars are combinations of oils, sometimes as many as 30 or 40 blended together according to centuries old secret Attari family formulas.

Most scents are obtained from the Middle,  Near East and Indian sub continent using traditional methods of collecting and gathering flower blossoms and immersing them in a base oil, usually a near scentless sandalwood.  These are the same fragrances used by both men and women of the East for centuries, to create spiritual beauty.

Ancient healers and prophets of centuries gone by, used fragrant oils to enhance mood, adjust emotions and uplift the soul.  Attars can be used to treat the whole person: physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The source and quality of floral oils and attars is extremely important, because only if the oil is true and pure can proper effects be achieved, especially in the realm of the soul.

 

Below is a partial list of ailments that can benefit from Aromatherapy;

 

Skin problems  - Acne, Boils, Cold Sores, Stings, Sunburn

Female Ailments – Candida/Thrush, Cystitis, Menopausal symptoms

Respiratory – Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Flu, Hay fever

Circulatory – Fluid congestion in legs, Hemorrhoids, Varicose veins

Cardiac – Angina, Hypertension, Palpitations

Digestive – Colitis, Diarrhea, Gastric, Peptic Ulcers, Flatulence, Liver congestion

Muscular/Skeletal  - Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Sciatica

While Aromatherapy is quite safe, it is important to keep in mind that it is a complementary

therapy and not a substitute for regular medical care.

Thank you

 

 

 

 

How to Make Herbal Teas

Leaf Teas

Use 1 teaspoon of loose tea per cup.  Steep only - boiling makes leaf tea bitter and also kills valuable vitamins and enzymes.  To steep:  Boil the water.  When it comes to a rolling boil, remove from the heat (put in a teapot if desired) add the tea to the water, stir and cover.  Let it steep for 8 to 12 minutes.  Strain and drink.  A tea ball may be used for leaf teas.  Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and should be heated just up to boiling to serve again.  Reheat only once.

 

Seed or Twig Teas

Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon loose tea per cup.  Bring water and tea to a boil together and let it boil on a low bubble for 5 to 10 minutes.  Strain and drink.  Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and should be heated just up to boiling to serve again.  Reheat only once.

 

Root or Bark Tea

Use ¼ to ½ teaspoon root or bark, broken or chopped into small pieces, per cup.  Make sure tea is broken up as much as possible.  Bring the water and tea to a boil together and keep at a low bubble for 15 to 20 minutes.  Steep off the heat for another 10 minutes.  Strain and drink.  Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 5 days and should be heated just up to boiling to serve again.  Reheat only once.

 

Powdered Root or Powdered Bark Tea

Use 1/10 to 1/8 teaspoon tea per cup.  Mix the tea well in the water heating.  Then bring it to a boil and keep it on a low bubble for 20 to 30 minutes.  No steeping or straining is required.  Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 7 or 8 days and should be heated just up to boiling to serve again.  Reheat only once.

 

Herbal Tea Bags

Use high-quality natural tea bags that do not use dyes or additives.  Boil water, pour in a cup or teapot, add teabag and let steep for about 5 minutes until the tea is a strong as you like it (but remove bag before tea becomes bitter).  Swish tea bag in the tea before removing.  One tea bay makes enough tea for 2 cups.  Do not save a used teabag for later use, because, bacteria can form on the wet bag if it is left sitting for more than a few minutes.  Use teabags for pleasure teas only - Medicinal teas are more potent and beneficial when loose or bulk tea is used.  For pleasure tea drinking, buy organic tea bags whenever possible.

 

 

 

Sample Medicinal Tea Combinations

 

  1. Rosehips, ginger and eucalyptus – Cold and flu blend
  2. Licorice and fennel – Digestive aid blend
  3. Spearmint, Peppermint – sleep aid blend
  4. Peppermint, ginseng and ginger – Energizer, circulation aid blend
  5. Rosehips, raspberry or strawberry leaves with ginger/lemon – Vitamin C booster blend, cold and flu aid
  6. Mint, ginger and fennel (can use licorice instead of fennel) – Upset stomach blend

 

Magick...

Magick….is the ancient and complete science of nature and Her laws

True magickal practitioners consider themselves guardians, preservers, and sometimes restorers of Earth’s forgotten, inundated, and repressed truths and traditions.

The goal of magick is to tap into a different energy, an energy so powerful and giving that all parts of life improve.  The most potent magickal books, tools and materials hold, retain and radiate their power and energy infinitely.

This power can be transferred, transmitted, increased, decreased, or lost.  These power-exchanges occur continuously, with or without human involvement.  The power is contained within a botanical plant or crystal.

Earth, Air, Fire and Water, tells us this is a natural art, not a manufactured one.  Objects are used to create good fortune, minimize hardship, and hopefully eliminate disaster.

Pay attention to natural earth formations, mountains, valleys, waterways, in order to harmonize your own energies and desires with them for your maximum benefit.

Magick encourages creativity and inventiveness, its rewards persistence and curiosity. Rare, precious materials, gemstones, and fragrant tree resins are packed with power; there’s also magic in blades of grass, handfuls of dirt, moonbeams, and ocean water. 

Plenty of the most powerful magic is free, available and abundant for all!

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History of Aromatherapy

The history of essential oils in spiritual practices:

The use of aromatic essences and the burning of incense (aromatic resins and gums, such as frankincense and balsam used to create scented fragrances for specific applications) has been used in spiritual pursuits for as long as we have a record of them. In ancient Egypt, incense was burned as an offering to the gods. Large quantities were burned every day in temples throughout Egypt.

The ancient Romans, Greeks, Persians, Indians, and Chinese all used aromatic essences for a variety of purposes, including religious rituals. Some religions continue this practice of using aromatic botanicals during religious services, at temples, before household altars, and to purify and protect.

Nowadays, some people use essential oils to open the mind, enhance spiritual connections, and invite inspiration. You can do so by inhaling an essential oil while meditating or through direct application of essential oils to the body (i.e., the crown of the head, base of the skull, or over the heart).

How essential oils work on your mind and body:

Essential oils are volatile molecules obtained from the seeds, leaves, bark, resins, and other materials of nature’s most generous botanicals. They have been used to support optimum wellness and enhance human potential for hundreds of years. One of the most remarkable aspects of essential oils is their ability to simultaneously influence one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. In this way, essential oils are uniquely qualified to produce dramatic results that other remedies can't replicate.

What the research says:

Pioneering researchers are beginning to unlock the powerful influence the aromas of essential oils have on brain-wave activity. Increasing theta brain-wave activity is a preferred state for meditation because it heightens receptiveness and provides access to knowledge and information that is normally beyond conscious awareness.

Negative emotions have the potential to harm spirituality. Essential oils release molecules into the air that interact with the nervous and endocrine systems in such a way as to dramatically alter the release of hormones and neurotransmitters involved in mood, memory, emotions, and cognition.

Essential oils can lessen the negative effects of chronic pain and discomfort as well.

Physical pain and discomfort can quickly lead to an overwhelming sensory and emotional experience that dulls the spirit. Indeed, spiritual pain—pain and distress caused by an inability to find sources of hope, meaning, love, and peace during life circumstances that conflict with deeply held beliefs—can be an incredibly disruptive pain in and of itself.

Inhalation of calming essential oils (lavender, chamomile, and orange) can reduce one’s response to pain, and topical application of analgesic essential oils (peppermint, wintergreen, and spruce) can provide much-needed, soothing relief.

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"What is a Chartered Herbalist?"

I decided to take this course in 2002 receiving my Diploma in 2003, as I have been interested in herbal remedies since I was 18.  It always fascinated me, the healing powers of herbs, the aromas and textures.....I wanted to know more....

 

About Dominion Herbal College

Dominion Herbal College was founded in Vancouver, Canada in 1926 by naturopathic physician Dr. Herbert Nowell. Dr. Nowell taught Botanical Medicine to medical doctors prior to 1918 when such medicine was accepted and practiced by the medical profession. Dr. Nowell’s knowledge in Herbal Medicine was admired and appreciated by doctors in England, Canada and the United States.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a diploma with the title "Chartered Herbalist"

Anatomy & Physiology of the human body. A general outline of the body as a whole. All systems of the body are covered including the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, digestive, urinary, integumentary, nervous and reproductive systems.

 Pathology and etiology of disease, general assessment and examination methods.

 History of herbalism, fundamentals, principles and factors of scientific medicine, dietary considerations and herbal remedy preparations compounded and used in treatment. Botany, constituents, plant parts used and contra-indications. Approximately 200 North American, western and European herbs are included. Herbal stimulants, tonics, diuretics, diaphoretics, sudorifics, expectorants, demulcents, nervines, antispasmodics, alternatives, anti scorbutics astringents, cathartics, purgatives, anthelmics, emmenagogues and selected herbal formulae for various ailments. Symptoms of acute and chronic disease with the treatment and care of various conditions giving instructions and herbal formulae. When to gather various herbs and how to mature them for use, nomenclature, prescription writing, phrases and abbreviations.

 

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