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."
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!
Methow Valley Herbs 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.
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
Quote 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.
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
Me and Cruz Smoky Quartz, Metaphysical Properties, Healing Properties Alternate Names & Spellings of Smoky Quartz: Cairngorm, Smokey Quartz, Smoky Topaz, Smoky Citrine, Morion Hardness (Mohs): 7Color(s): Gray, Brown, BlackTransparency: Transparent, TranslucentLustre: VitreousCommon / Notable Locations: Worldwide, Brazil, USA Rock Lore & Tidbits: Technically smoky quartz is only created by aluminum-based and irradiation-induced color centers, though many brown or black quartz crystals whose color is given through organiz or other means are erroneously called smoky quartz or morion. Smoky quartz color is sometimes deepened with radiation as well. Smoky Quartz is often given the trade names or misnomers of "Smoky Citrine" or "Smoky Topaz." Black smoky quartz is referred to as morion. Keywords: Centering, Grounding, Remove Negativity Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. As a root chakra stone, smoky quartz enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal and business goals. Smoky quartz is beneficial mentally in several ways.
~The Woodwife's Journal~ Bulk Herbs, Organic Herbs, Spices, Loose Tea & Essential Oils – Starwest Healing Properties of Amethyst at Charms Of Light ♥ Increases nobility ♥ Spiritual awareness ♥ Psychic abilities ♥ Inner peace and healing ♥ Healing of body, mind & soul ♥ Positive transformation ♥ Meditation ♥ Balance ♥ Relieves stress ♥ Communication Amethyst is a variety of Quartz and is a 6th Anniversary gemstone. Chakras - Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra Birthstone - February Zodiac - Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces Planet – Jupiter Element – Air, Water Typical colours - light slightly-pinkish violet to a deep grape purple Amethyst is a powerful and protective stone. Amethyst boosts hormone production, tunes the endocrine system and metabolism. See Amethyst JewellerySee Amethyst Heart
Handmade Natural Bug Repellent Spray ~ A Recipe [B]eing the outdoorsy family that we are — gardening, camping, hiking, and the like – insect repellent is a nice thing to have around, especially during the spring and summer months. And as with nearly every other household item, this all-natural bug spray can be handmade at home — in a frugal and eco-friendly way. It’s always nice to save money, protect the earth, and guard your family against toxic chemicals — in this case DEET. How to Make a Natural Bug Repellent Spray My Natural Bug Repellent Spray contains a variety of essential oils and plant-based extracts that truly work to keep insects, bugs, and flies away. citronellarose geraniumclovelemongrasslemoneucalyptuscatnipcastor oilpeppermintlavendercedar Creating this handmade bug repellent spray required a bit of math. In the end, this powerful DEET-free all natural spray contains a base combination of witch hazel and grape seed oil…which translates into a lovely refreshing spray that heals the skin. The Recipe Ingredients Method 1. 2.