Before I describe how this remedy can assist you I first want to give you a bit more background to this remedy.
Reigniting what our ancestors believed health was and how to use traditional ways to heal.
The Celts, our Irish ancestors, believed health was crucial; in fact according to the book I am reading there was a fine if your belt no longer fit.
The Druids were the guardians of the health of the land and her Celtic people.
Health was considered a Mind-Body-Spirit thing and it was a duty of the Druids to oversee that the community remained healthy. The Druids spent years learning their healing ways; immersed in nature, in solitude, allowing nature and her spirits to speak with the wisdom of healing and plant knowledge.
Nature, plants, trees, spring water, food, sweat lodges, stones and sacred sites were all considered vital parts of the healing tool kit. Healing wasn’t just a physical and emotional journey; the Druids had an ability to read the person and their soul and gave great importance to assisting you in finding your purpose.
All the above resonates so deeply with me, and I use most of the above mentioned strategies in my own healing toolkit these days. This isn’t something that I intentionally set out to study; life brought the lessons to me and nature showed me her ways. Nature has always called me to spend hours observing her, feeling her energies and honouring her wisdom gifted to me. There are many days when I leap out of the bed just knowing that I must cycle somewhere, be somewhere, or to sit in silence on some rock, stone formation or in the belly of a forest quite simply feeling the past and present energies of the land. Through listening with all of my senses I have learnt a tremendous amount of information about the land, her history, her people and the trees and plants; I still have a lot to learn.
Although my science brain has given up trying to analyse this magic and I trust in the healing of the plants and their energies I still worry will people and clients think i am daft. Are they ready yet to use this new but very ancient and profound way of healing? Or are they still stuck in their heads, along with medicine and drugs and supplements that are failing to heal us ( because mostly the true causes aren’t where we place blame). Meanwhile sciences uses an ever more powerful microscope to look at the body in increasingly minute and isolated ways; we are starting to very obviously miss the bigger picture.
I have had to very much change my own attitude about the energy of healing and the subtle energies of the plants, herbs, stones, and aromatherapy oils; even light, sound and vibration carries healing information. As I allowed myself to get over my attachment to my science training as a pharmacist and nutritional therapist I started to see that there is so much more. Furthermore opening myself up to seeing out of the box has allowed me to explore myself and my sensitivity to this world. I have written about this in greater detail in another blog (here) for the intention of helping many others with similar sensitivities that are challenged by coping in our modern world.
I don’s have all the answers (yet) about are people ready to make changes when I suggest they get into nature, listen to their soul whispers, and trial the remedies that I make from trees and plants……. But I will continue to honour the nudges I receive and will add to the wonderful range of healing plant and tree essences that I have in my clinic waiting for those ready to embrace their wonders.
Watch children… they will collect plants, tree parts, climb in trees, collect stones, and jump into water…. children know best because they haven’t forgotten. And many also know how to release the emotions before they cause illness.