Posts Tagged ‘healing’

Smudging – Kathy Curran

April 9, 2011

Smudging is a ceremony that we borrow from the Native Americans.  The belief is that certain herbs, when burnt, have the ability to clear a space and a person of negative energies.  White sage is the herb most commonly used; however, any of the ‘heavier’ scented herbs and resins are also appropriate, i.e. sandalwood, frankincense, or dragon’s blood.  Typically the dried sage is tied into a wand and one end is lit.  The herb will produce a fragrant smoke and then holding the smoldering sage wand in your hand, you walk the perimeter of all the rooms in your dwelling including attics, basements, closets and entryways.  Once this is completed, it is believed that a vacuum has been created; void of any energies.

Now one wants to fill this clear space with positive energies.  This can be done in a number of ways.  One way is to light a white candle thereby attracting angels and angelic energies.  Native Americans often use the herb sweetgrass for this part of the ceremony.  Any incense or essential oil that has special significance can be used.  It is recommended to perform this ceremony monthly, around the time of the full moon; and anytime there has been activities of discord in the home.  One can also perform this smudging ceremony on themselves and other people.  Many people incorporate this ceremony at the beginning of rituals, both solitary and group.

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An Herbal Column– Miss Jess

April 9, 2011
As I sit here writing to you I gaze out over my garden. With the plants barely in a month, I’m amazed at what Mother Nature can do.
 One of the plants that still find amazing after all the years of gardening is lavender. This herb has a wide variety of uses in the medicine basket. 
We all know that it is a relaxant, that it can sooth nerves and anxiety. When I feel an attack of the nerves I’ll take a sachet of the flowers, or a bit of the essential oil on a cloth and just inhale.
This works for both the mental and physical nervousness.  I’ve seen tea recipes that call for lavender to relax a nervous stomach.
Tea or lavender in a diffuser or pillow can help induce sleep. Lavender can help with the physical and the mental aspects of headaches.  
Often for tension or migraines, lavender is added to a lotion base can help ease the muscles in the affected area. 
 This is due to the camphorous quality of the oil.  It acts as an anti- inflammatory to the area reducing tightness and pain.  
Next time you take a relaxing bath try adding a few drops of the oil to your bath salts.Lavender can also be used for a variety of skin ailments. 
 In school, we often used it, in a lotion form for bug bites, sunburns, iron burns and scalding. 
It protects the area from both bacterial and fungal infections.  It decreases swelling of the skin, reducing pain from the burn.
  Along with chamomile it can help sooth the itch from psoriasis and eczema.  Lotions made for sensitive skin will often include lavender oil.
Lavender blooms early to mid summer and can tolerate semiarid conditions.  Don't overwater it, and if in a pot, be sure to have well drained soil.  
Prune off stems, just before the blooms open for the strongest fragrance. Don't prune too heavily in the fall, but   Instead give it a prune in the spring when you start to see new growth. 
No matter how you grow it, or how you use it, be sure to have some lavender on hand this summer.  You may use it more than you expect!

Goddess Card Oct 2nd!

October 2, 2009
Goddess Ixchel – Medicine Woman- You are a channel for divine healing power. You command power. Commanding power is based upon the sure and steady knowledge that you are a part of the Great Spirit’s grace and wisdom. Connect to the bigger source and allow it to amplify your natural ability.
 
You have the power within you to help heal yourself, others, the planet any and all living things. You have to know that the power resides within. Know that you can help and make this a much better place.  Send out thoughts, light, love, healing, and prayer out to all of those you love and card about. You are powerful, don’t be afraid to use the power.
 
Take a moment to meditate with Ixchel and see what message she has for you!!!
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you!!!.

Goddess Card Sept. 24th

September 23, 2009
Goddess Ixchel – Medicine Woman- You are a channel for divine healing power. You command power. Commanding power is based upon the sure and steady knowledge that you are a part of the Great Spirit’s grace and wisdom. Connect to the bigger source and allow it to amplify your natural ability.
 
You have the power within you to help heal yourself, others, the planet any and all living things. You have to know that the power resides within. Know that you can help and make this a much better place.  Send out thoughts, light, love, healing, and prayer out to all of those you love and card about. You are powerful, don’t be afraid to use the power.
 
Take a moment to meditate with Ixchel and see what message she has for you!!!
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you!!!.

Goddess Card April 14th

April 14, 2009
Goddess Riannon- Sorceress- You are a magical person who can manifest your clear intentions into reality. Recall the times of your magical abilities, and then put them to use immediately for the good of the entire planet.
 
We need to be strong and bring forth our magical ways to help heal, strengthen, and save this wonderful planet that we are all living on. We need to reach out to each other and make this the best place it can be!
 
Take some time to sit with Riannon, ask her what you can do starting today to help find the strength, love, light, healing , and magic within yourself to help you and all of those around you. What gifts can you bring to help for the best for all??
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you!!!
 

Goddess Card Feb 27th

February 27, 2009
Islot – Undying Love- The love you have shared is eternal, regardless of the situation. It is time to heal. Go out in nature and help heal your heart. Revive your sense of spirit. Your heart will mend. Then you will be able to help others along the same path.
 
To me this card means whenever you have truly loved another it has never been a wrong choice. Even if the person did not love you back or it did not work out in the fashions that you wanted. When you love you are doing what we are all meant to do. That alone makes us closer to the Goddess, The Source. When you love you turn on the light inside of you and that causes lighter and goodness in this world.  Sometimes we do get hurt but if you didn’t you would not learn, grow, change, and know what real love feels like.
 
So take the time to think about the good things you have learned about loving someone else, even if you didn’t get the outcome you wanted. You learned, you grew, and you loved again.
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you everyday!!!!

Goddess Card Feb 26th

February 26, 2009

 

Goddess Ixchel – Medicine Woman- You are a channel for divine healing power. You command power. Commanding power is based upon the sure and steady knowledge that you are a part of the Great Spirit’s grace and wisdom. Connect to the bigger source and allow it to amplify your natural ability.
 
You have the power within you to help heal yourself, others, the planet any and all living things. You have to know that the power resides within. Know that you can help and make this a much better place.  Send out thoughts, light, love, healing, and prayer out to all of those you love and card about. You are powerful, don’t be afraid to use the power.
 
Take a moment to meditate with Ixchel and see what message she has for you!!!
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you!!!.

Goddess Ixchel

January 16, 2009

 

Goddess Ixchel- Medicine Woman- You are a channel for Divine healing power. Commanding power is not the same as demanding it. You are a lightening rod that can conduct power. Connect to a higher source and allow it to amplify your natural power. In other words it is all around you through you and to whomever you are healing.
 
Today call upon the healing energies of the Goddess. We can all use spiritual healing. When we heal the spirit then healing comes down though the layers and we being to heal mind and body as well. Call upon Ixchel today to see the healer inside and to help heal those that you love and care about. We all have the capability to help heal ourselves and others. Will you take steps to help yourself or others today??
 
May the love of the Goddess be with you always!!