Friday, July 31, 2009

pain relief salve

This salve is great for any joint or muscle pain. Carpel Tunnel, arthritis or sore muscle.
The Cayenne helps with circulation, Willow Bark and arnica to deaden the pain, menthol for the icy/hot effect, ginger as an anti inflamatory, vitamin E, a preservative for longer shelf life and the other oils as carrier oils that are good for the skin. The bees wax helps with the texture and also seals in the "good stuff" and provides a barrier against moisture.

While Calendula and Creosote are sun infusing, I decided to finish up a second batch of the pain salve.
I use extra virgin olive oil, my own sun infused Birch bark oil, vitamin E oil as a preservative , Cayenne, Arnica,Willow bark, ginger roots and menthol crystals... all organic.

If you don't accept yourself, you won't live fully, and if you don't live fully, you'll need to get full some other way.
quote from the book "Fit from Within" by Victoria Moran

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Arizona Sun Infused Organic Herbs For Medicinal Salves

I am starting another salve, I have began my creosote Arizona sun infused oil, I am using extra virgin olive oil, I am also infusing freshly dried Calendula in beautiful and nourishing Jojoba oil.

on another note....
So school has been quite overwhelming on some days but I am loving every minute of it. I am amazed that there is any room left in my head for anything else these days though!
I am meeting wonderful people and calling some of them friends, friends that I hope not to lose contact with. I love people, all different kinds of people and I am going to the perfect school for finding just that!
I am sluggishly working on a workshop that will be fun, I am thinking of doing it alone and then I think that I need others to help me. I am nervous and scared but know that I have enough knowledge to talk about the things that I want to share and people are letting me know that they want to hear what I have to say. I would LOVE to do many many work shops, it would be great for networking.
I have a dream, it is a dream that is close enough for me to taste but not yet is it ready to launch. I can't wait to put all this knowledge to work... if ever I wanted a perfect job... well, this would be it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

my theory/philosophy of health and healing. (rough draft)

Carries Theory of Health.

To be ready to change or attempt to change into a healthier behavior or state, one has to be ready and willing before any change can take place.

There is spiritual readiness, emotional, physical, and social readiness that needs to be in place for the healing process to begin.

Health or being healthy is multi faceted and to make a change would have to be made on many levels.

I believe that health is a whole body, mind, emotion and spiritual issue. It must be dealt with as a whole. There are reasons we are in one state or another and it could be for many different reasons, environmental and emotional to name just two, but even then it weighs on every part of an individuals being/soul.

I believe first and foremost that an individual needs to focus on what is inside emotionally. It starts with what how we perceive and how we feel towards others, towards ourselves and towards life in general.

From there we may or may not be able to pin point origin of disease or the disease itself but in doing all that “looking inside”, in my eyes… creates good health.

I try and remember that my body is not me and that I am not my body. I am learning so much yet still have trouble articulating what my belief system is, I am a student of life and I am proud to say that I know that I am ignorant to many things but also proud to say that in accepting my ignorance and being open to learning is a wonderful first step.

What is my philosophy of healing?
I don’t know that I am stuck in any quotable philosophy.
I am a student and open to many. I am still searching for that general understanding of values and reality, be it speculative or observational.

I am leaving my options open. But if I had to answer that question, then I would probably say that it is in loving and acceptance of yourself and that dis-ease that one has. It is love and acceptance in the dis-ease you have in others.

It is being gentle with oneself and others, not so much battling but dancing in a way that makes the challenge less abrasive and more enlightening.