Death Of The Patriarchy Rebirth Of The Earth -
Written & Illustrated by
Roslyne Sophia Breillat
“Return to me!” she cries so silently and powerfully... And where is She, this sacred mystery of the Earth?
Where can She be found, right now, in this tenacious world of turmoil, greed, corruption, changing thoughts, changing climate, changing opinions, shifting energies, shifting seas, shifting lands, shifting sands?
Can you see her? Can you touch her? Can you receive her? Can you give to her? Can you feel her sacred mystery? And perhaps She is not in this world, or of this world? Perhaps She is beyond this world? Perhaps She is so simply, beautifully, sacredly and mysteriously of this Earth?
Herbal Foods for a Thriving "Down There" Teleseminar - January 22
The foods we eat and the medicines we take nourish (or harm) our most dynamic parts including "down there". Using herbs in your foods, and integrating herbal powders and teas into what you eat can be subtle and powerful support for a thriving vaginal eco-system. Find out about some of the most common herbs you can use regularly as dietary preparations and some creative and delicious ways to integrate them into your life.
Bevin Clare, is a clinical herbalist, nutritionist, mother, plant lover, world wanderer and a Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). Bevin's lifelong pursuit of plant knowledge and community is central to her personal and professional life. She holds a MSc in Infectious Disease from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and sees her work as a facilitation of the conversations between people and plants. She is a board member of the United Plant Savers, a group working to protect at-risk medicinal plants in North America. Bevin became the Vice-President of the American Herbalists Guild in 2010, and has been the President of the Guild since 2015.
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Portals to the Self: A Women's Circle
by the Sea
Embracing Your Self:
A Sacred Journey to Bali
June 17 – 24, 2018
We invite you to join us in a sacred journey dedicated to the spirit and grace of Bali as we walk in our beauty nature and reflect our light into the world. By learning to listen and discern our inner landscape, we deepen intuition, clarity and learn to find balance and harmony in our lives.
We will weave our sacred circle at Bagus Jati, staying in luxurious villas on hillside gardens surrounded by lush tropical forests in the mountains outside of Ubud. In addition to circle time and yoga classes, we will journey to a traditional Balinese village meeting local artisans, visit magical Ubud, the spiritual center of Bali and participate in a purification and blessing ceremony at a nearby temple and waterfalls.
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Here Comes the Flu Season: Protect Yourself the Wise Woman Way, part 2
Tonic roots help our livers, lymph, and kidneys work well, protecting us from infection. I often put these tough roots into a jelly bag and drop that into the soup so I can fish it out before serving. I use one or more of these, fresh or dried, depending on what I have available:
Seasoning herbs from the mint family -- rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, marjoram, and sage -- are loaded with antioxidants. I don't just season the soup with them, I add them by the handful for the greatest impact on my immune strength.
Anti-infective herbs can help us prevent the flu -- and assist us if we do get sick. Colds and the flu are caused by viruses, making them more difficult to treat than bacterial infections. Viruses are more vital than bacteria and harder to kill.
There are many anti-bacterial herbs -- including yarrow, echinacea, elecampane, and poke -- but few that are anti-viral. Of these, my favorite is St. Joan's/John's wort. If any herb can prevent the flu, St.J's can.
Of course, even flu shots don't prevent all types of flu, and they don't prevent colds, so even if you do get a shot, it's a good idea to have some anti-viral and anti-bacterial herbs on hand. The distinction between them is not so important once you are sick. Both types of herbs will alert the immune system to the infection and help it gather the resources needed to counter it.
Did you know that the achy muscles and headachy feeling we get with the flu is not caused by the flu itself but results from the immune system gobbling up all available resources so it can clobber the flu virus.
St. Joan's/John's wort (Hypericum perforatum)
This beautiful yellow flower yields a blood-red tincture that I take by the dropperful to prevent viral infections such as the flu. A dropperful in the morning throughout the cold months is adequate for prevention. I increase that to 2-3 dropperfuls a day if I have been exposed at home or at work to the flu. If I do get sick, I will use other herbs to counter the infection. Capsules of St. J's are ineffective; I only use the tincture.
Echinacea (Echinacea augustifolia)
The tincture of echinacea root is a well-known anti-infective. When I feel an infection brewing, I use large doses of echinacea to build white blood cells and encourage T-helper cells. The dose of echinacea root tincture is 1 drop for every 2 pounds of body weight, as frequently as every hour or two in the acute phase of an infection, 2-4 times a day otherwise. I have seen echinacea relieve terrible flu infections.
Important: I do not use echinacea as a preventative; it doesn't seem to work that way. I do not use any part of this plant except the root. I do not combine it with goldenseal, which I believe hinders the immune system. I do not take echinacea in capsules.
I make a quart of echinacea tincture each fall as my winter insurance. Here's how I do it: Put 4 ounces of dried Echinacea augustifolia root in a quart jar. Fill to the top with 100 proof vodka. Cap tightly and label. Shake daily for the first week. Then weekly for at least eight weeks.
Poke (Phytolacca americana)
The tincture of this root is so powerful some authors consider it poisonous. You may have a hard time finding it for sale. But poke is an important helper when flu "bugs" have taken over. I would not take poke as a preventative; it is far too strong. I use poke root tincture to kick my immune system into high gear. The dose is one drop -- yes, only one drop -- once or twice a day for no more than a month, although in serious cases I may use up to 8 doses a day. Poke root tincture can harm the kidneys if it is taken continuously. I never take capsules of poke root.
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
The tincture of this root is a favorite for clearing lung infections and countering the flu. The usual dose is 10-15 drops 2-3 times a day, but I would increase the dose to 6 times a day in an acute situation. I expect to see results within a day or less. I would only take elecampane if I had an active infection; it has little protective value. I never use elecampane capsules.
Elder (Sambucus canadensis)
Elder flowers are a nice remedy for those with a feverish cold, but for those with the flu, I prefer elder berries. The most common way to take them is in the form of a syrup. The immune enhancing properties of elder berries are renowned in Europe and slowly gaining popularity in the United States. Elder berry syrup also eases coughs and lung congestion.
Herbs may not seem strong enough to prevent or counter the flu, but they are. When we use herbs to maintain and regain health, we not only take a big step toward health independence but a small step toward peace on our planet. Instead of making war on weeds, I use them. Instead of making war on nature, I let Her guide me. Instead of making war on myself when I'm sick, I nourish myself toward greater health, greater peace.
Green blessings surround us. Herbs not only protect us from the flu, they can uplift our hearts and bring us joy in trying and uncertain times.
Tips to Avoid the Flu
1. Wash your hands, this is the single best way to avoid the flu.
2. Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hand. Viral particles are easily passed from hands to eyes and nose even if you use a tissue.
3. If the flu is active in your area, avoid public places.
Susun talks about Elder Berries and Saint Joans Wort herbs. Two of the best anti-viral herbs.
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Naomi Love is a Relationship & Intimacy Coach, Evolutionary Alchemist, Herbalist, Nutritional Therapist, Flower Essence Practitioner and Wisdom keeper of the temple and healing arts. Naomi is also the Creatrix of Wise Womb Medicine Path which is a holistic body of work sharing the Medicine of Mother Earth, Divine Wisdom & Spirit with women around the world - teaching through experiential embodiment and deep personal healing how to be wisdom keepers of the medicine path.
this episode Q&A includes:
• dog with throat abrasion- no dry kibble, give cream, eggs, bone broth, nourishing herbal infusions- Juliette De Bairacli Levy..
• remedies for canker sores- amla, tulsi, licorice, myrrh, coconut oil, comfrey leaf infusion, clove tea..
• death- non dualism, grieving, remembering/honoring..
• allergies to protein is a allergy to life..
• getting off of ssri- hypericum perforatum tincture and motherwort tincture can help..
• shoulder injury- arnica gel, hypericum tincture, skullcap, high cbd- RICE- rest, ice, compress, elevate..