What Is Intuition Exactly? Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without the use of logical reasoning. It comes from the Latin word "intueri," which roughly translates, "to look inside." It's also being in tune with the energy around us. Everyone had special intuitive gifts. Reiki and IntuitionAs a society, we believe if something can't be proven or seen, it doesn't exist. Of course, I can't help tying Reiki into this. How to Cultivate ItTry writing it down (or at least consciously noticing it) when you get a gut feeling: include whether you act on it or not, and where you feel it (e.g. your stomach, your head, your heart, etc.) "No more words, hear only the voice within."
Methow Valley Herbs: Start Here Welcome to my site about growing your herbal knowledge! Thanks for stopping by. If this is your first time here then this is a great place to start. Who am I?I am passionate about sharing my herbal knowledge so that you can learn how to use herbs safely and effectively. Here is my best! You can also subscribe to my newsletter and instantly download your free copy of my Taste of Herbs ebook. Now for my best articles! Here are my most popular herbal monographs. Green Home Remedies Green Earth Our modern, disposable lifestyle has a toxic effect on our personal health, and the health of our planet. Herbs and other environmentally friendly household items can replace the chemical products we use to clean our homes, control pests, and care for our pets. Consider the effect that simple, small changes can make to make your home a better, more natural place to live. There are ways to avoid the worst toxic offenders in our environment according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG)1, nonprofit dedicated to providing good information and levels of toxins in consumer products. Apple Cider Vinegar * Cinnamon * Grapefruit * Lemon * Orange * Tea Tree oil * Tea tree oil is indispensable as a personal care disinfectant. White vinegar is distilled from grains such as corn or malt, although some generic brands can be petroleum based. Soap nuts, (Sapindus) are becoming more popular as a green alternative to chemical based detergents. Good news!
Herb Garden: Indoor Herb Garden Kits Traditional Herbs of China Ginkgo Biloba Ajwain Seed * Aloe * Andrographis * Angelica * Arjuna * Asafoetida * Ashwagandha * Asparagus (Satavari) * Bacopa * Club Moss (Wolf's Claw) * Codonopsis (Dang Shen) * Coptis (Huang Lian) * Corydalis (Yan Hu So) * Datura * Dong Quai (Dang-gui) * Eleuthero (Wu Jia Shen Jing) * Epimedium (yin yang huo) * Fo-Ti Root (He-shou-wu) * Forsythia (Lian Qiao) * Gentian * Ginger Root (Luyang Dilaw) * Forsythia (Lian Qiao) * Ginkgo biloba * Ginseng (Ren-shen) * Goji Berries * Honeysuckle ( jin yin hua) * Jasmine * Jiaogulan * Kudzu * Licorice Root (Gan-cao) * Maitake mushroom * Motherwort * Oolong Tea * Mandarin Orange * Rehmannia root (Shu Di Huang) * Reishi Mushroom (Ling-zhi) * Rhodiola * Schisandra (wu-wei-zi) * Skullcap * Snakeroot * Solomon's Seal Tea * Turkey Rhubarb * White Peony (Bai Shao Yao)* Yarrow History In China, traditional medicine is a integral part of the culture going back at least 5,000 years. Ginkgo Biloba
6 Steps Towards Emotional Wellness April 4, 2011 By Guest Blogger|22Comments| Facebook Tweet Google + Pinterest Email by Jennifer Reger I’ve spent the past five years on the quest for wellness, with much of my time, efforts and money devoted to better food choices. I felt a lack of direction in my career. Here are some of the steps I’ve recently taken in creating emotional wealth: Take an internal inventory: Identify emotional triggers. Practice self-care religiously. When the going gets tough, give yourself some extra lovin’. Mind the gap. Nurture and expand your perspective; exercise connectivity. And if you’re feeling particularly low or isolated and the gratitude journal just ain’t doing the trick, there’s an awesome exercise in connectivity that you can do anytime, anywhere. Receive. None of these practices is rocket science; they are quite simple. Jennifer Reger is creator of the wellness blog Holistic Health Junkie. Photo credit: Mr.
Chinese Herbs Healing: Art of Herbal Remedies Revealed Harvesting Mint for Herbal Infusions « Mind Body and Sole For the past couple of days I’ve been harvesting mint to dry and use throughout the winter in an herbal infusion that I drink as a type of “multi-vitamin.” I’ll share the recipe with you later, but first I wanted to share with you how easy it is to harvest and dry mint. Harvest in the morning after the dew has dried but before the heat of the day is able to “bake off” some of the essential oils found in the plant. You can cut mint down at the base of the plant since mint is an herb that grows from the roots. You can typically get at least two good harvests in a season from your mint plants. I spread the mint out on a sheet over night to loose some of the moisture in the plant and then begin to trim off the leaves (I use my thumbnail) from the stem and place on a drying screen. In my Excalibur, the drying time is about 8 hours depending on humidity and size of leaves. The difference between an herbal tea and an herbal infusion is the amount of time you let it steep. 1 quart of water
How to Care for Your Kitchen Herb Garden July 8th, 2011 by Staff WriterShareThis A kitchen herb garden is easy to grow and can provide your family with fresh herbs throughout the year. An herb garden can beautify your apartment and help you get rid of some of the waste in your kitchen. An herb garden should be easily accessible, preferably on the kitchen windowsill. This is because most herbs need eight hours of sunlight to thrive. Caring for a Kitchen Herb Garden A kitchen herb garden needs sufficient sunlight and water. Always plant seeds in large pots to allow room for growth. Herbs require rich well-drained soil, plenty of sunlight and water, and can grow in limited space. Tags: Gardening, Kitchen Herb Garden
The Future of Health NowThis Little Weed is one of the Most Useful Medicines on the Planet You’ve stepped on it, ignored it, and tried to eradicate it from your lawn. However, this innocuous little weed is one of the most useful medicines on the planet, just begging to be harvested. There are two major types of plantain in BC, Canada: Lance and Broadleaf. Generally, all 200-plus varieties of plantain yield the same results. It grows especially well in poor, rocky soil (such as driveways) and is often seen alongside dandelion. More often than not, you will see plantain growing in gravel pits and construction sites as nature seeks to regenerate the soil. Plantain has often been the go-to remedy for hikers plagued by mosquitos. Plantain is renowned for its healing effect on the digestive system. Because plantain is a gentle expectorant and high in silica, an infusion can be helpful for lung problems, coughs, and colds. Resources: – Prescription for Herbal Healing: 2nd Edition – Phyllis A.
5 Reiki Precepts: Precept #3 - Be True to Yourself As I've written before, the system of Reiki offers five precepts (or rules to live by). The third one is "Be true to your way and your being." This precept is about trusting your internal guidance and finding your unique way. Reiki helps engage our inner resources, the answers we so often seek already lie within: we don't need to go outside ourselves. So often clients ask me what I noticed during the session but it's more enlightening to hear what clients themselves discovered during a session -- they usually have the answers they're asking me. Being true to your way happens when you start trusting yourself. It's also interesting to notice how the precepts build on each other: you can't be true to your way if you're feeling angry or worried (Precepts #1 Do Not Bear Anger, and #2 Do Not Worry.) An Exercise: Take a minute or two to think about what you do or need to do to support yourself so you can be true to the light that makes you special and different from anyone else.
Traditional Nourishing and Healing Skin Care How to Make Your Own Skin Balm Little did I know that a trip to a farm in Mexico would lead me to embark on another journey, one to discover a practical solution to the modern skin care dilemma, a solution consistent with the true principles of nutrition and health. This journey led to the discovery of what people used for skin care before the introduction of man-made chemicals as well as the science behind their traditional wisdom. Due to the lack of any product on the market that fit the ideal for healthy and effective skin care, I was prompted to create a formula that I could use and share with others—a simple recipe for traditional nourishing and healing skin care. My quest began after a tour of a farm in Tequila, Mexico, in the state of Jalisco, near Guadalajara. In my research, I found that people used naturally pressed plant oils like olive oil, which modern sensibilities would expect and accept. Currently there are virtually no skin care products available made with animal fats.
Herbal Blogroll If you see your blog below but it doesn't have a description please feel free to send a description to me. If you have sent me your blog and you don't see it on the list, please send it to me again. Be sure to include the world BLOG in your subject line. A blog covering wildcrafting, therapeutics, recipes and my health related philosophical rants! Banyan Moon Botanicals is inspired by Yogini Herbalist, Kristin Henningsen. A blog by Kiva Rose I'm a Sanctuary Apprentice with Sarah Head. CastaneaA blog by Juliet Blankespoor. Catalyst for BreakfastCatalyst for Breakfast investigates the many ways we can incorporate fun and healthy DIY practices into our daily lives, from the perspective of an acupuncturist and herbalist. Cauldrons and Crockpots is a blog about food, herbs, travel and magic. A blog by Leslie Crow's Daughter's Herbal WisdomSharing the compassionate wisdom of the plants and connecting people with the ancient tradition of nourishing wholeness.The Daily Dose of Joy Earth and Tree
Bonsai Forest Kit: Dawn Redwood manufacture: Potting Shed Creations, Troy, ID materials: Recycled steel case, tree and moss seed, seedling training pots, seed-starting wafers, growing medium, river stones, bonsai scissors and rake with spade, complete growing directions dimensions: Box is 9.5" square x 3.25" tall about: Elegantly understated, this bonsai forest pairs clean lines and industrial materials with the ancient art of miniature gardening. This kit includes everything needed to grow and sculpt trees into works of living art: seedling training pots, tree and moss seed, seed-starting wafers, growing medium, and river stones. Since the trees grow from seeds, you get complete control over their styling, and you get to enjoy each stage of their growth. The Dawn redwood trees that grow from this kit are an ancient tree related to the coastal redwoods of California. This kit makes a great gift. availability: Limited quantities available. price: