Wednesday, October 3, 2012
NATURAL HEALING FOR PLANETARY STRESS
If everyone has been paying attention you will have noticed that over the past few months the lunations have been projecting ever increasing stress to earth dwellers. The heavens not only map what is to occur on the mirror of earth, they also map recourse to difficult times.
Stress is the
Awakener. Under the square from Pluto,
in effect until March 2015, we are being buffered by the winds of change, being
forced to confront inner and outer reality so that spiritual growth will result
in an evolutionary explosion. This essay
will address how to cope, understanding that stress describes our reactions to
physical, mental, or emotional stimulus causing an upset to the body's natural
There are a number of alternative methods which can be implemented to maintain our bodies in balance...we do not necessarily have to rely on only one. Uranus has rulership over, and therefore affects, the nervous system, therefore, that is where healing methods shall focus.
HERBS: An excellent tea to keep nerves healthy is a combination of OATSTRAW and STINGING NETTLE herbs. An easy method of having this combo on hand at all times is to make it in the evening by putting two tablespoons each of dried herb in a quart Mason jar, pouring boiling water to nearly the top of the jar, and then covering immediately. Let it steep on the counter overnight. In the morning, strain and drink a cupful, refrigerating the remainder for use during the day. Make a fresh batch each evening.
GINSENG helps strengthen the systems of the body, thereby making handling of stress easier each time it is confronted, preventing loss of nutrients and maintaining the effectiveness of the immune system.
VALERIAN acts as a tranquilizer by affecting the central nervous system, without the side effects of its copycat toxic drug, Valium. It is used as an antispasmodic, stress reducer, sleep aid, and in olden times as an antidote to the plague and in the treatment of epilepsy. Best method of taking it is via tincture...a dropperful in an ounce of water when needed.
PASSIONFLOWER has a slightly narcotic effect and is used as a tranquilizer to treat tension (stress), fatigue, insomnia, and muscle spasms. Best method of taking it is via tincture...a dropperful in an ounce of water when needed.
From time to time when I suffer a hard case of insomnia, I gain relief by mixing a dropperful of Valerian and a dropperful of Passionflower in a little water and drinking an hour before bedtime.
CHAMOMILE reduces stress with its gentle healing properties. Best use is via a cup of tea when needed.
ESSENTIAL OILS and AROMATHERAPY:
LAVENDER essential oil effectively reduces anxiety and irritability while promoting relaxation...it is a fine stress reliever. Either use in a diffuser, make a dream pillow, or put a drop on the edge of your pillowcase prior to bedtime.
GERANIUM essential oil is relaxing, sedative, tonic, and an anti-depressant, excellent for aiding the nervous system. It opens the Solar Plexus Chakra and may help to discharge toxins from the liver that prevent emotional balance. Massage two drops mixed with a carrier oil into the bottoms of both feet.
SANDALWOOD essential oil is a sedative, tonic, and an anti-depressant that brings emotional balance by relieving nervous tension...it has a calming effect. Massage two drops mixed with a carrier oil into the bottoms of both feet.
BACH FLOWER REMEDIES: To take flower remedies, add two drops of the essence to a few ounces of water and slowly sip...or take up to four drops from the dropper throughout the day as needed.
RESCUE REMEDY: The ultimate in stress, tension, and anxiety relief, it is a blend of five Flower Essences: Impatiens, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum, Rock Rose and Clematis. Taken whenever you feel uptight and/or tense it can usually restore balance.
BEECH: The remedy to take if you tend toward being easily irritated or have a rigid mental outlook.
GENTIAN: Eases and gives relief of nervous tension, a negative outlook, depression, and those suffering a long-term illness.
VITAMINS and MINERALS: The use of supplements will also grant benefits, most particularly Vitamin B supplements and the mineral Magnesium. As to the latter, Magnesium oil or gel - a saturated solution of magnesium chloride in a water base - that is rubbed on various body parts and absorbed through the skin works faster than oral supplements. Massaging Magnesium oil into the skin reduces stress and sore/stiff muscles by increasing the level of magnesium into the bloodstream. The oil or gel is absorbed into the skin very quickly, leaving no oily residue. Stress depletes magnesium and like Vitamin B6, magnesium is needed for serotonin production, an imbalance of which leads to depression.