Rosehip - or wild rose, cenbreur (in Quebec), ass-scraper - possesses recognized culinary, medicinal and cosmetic virtues. Indeed, its cynorrhodon (a word that means the red receptacle containing the fruits of the rose and rosehip) is edible and is considered a food of survival by native peoples.
From a medical point of view, the rosehip berry (slightly acidulous) would be 20 times richer in vitamin C than the orange. It also contains vitamin B, vitamin PP, provitamin A and mineral salts.
This plant of choice to start a cure at the beginning of winter has often been used to fight against influenza (in particular), but also infections.
Moreover, used as a tonic and reinforcement of the immune defences, the cynorrhodon has medicinal properties known to fight against asthenia.
In China, berries of various varieties are used to treat chronic diarrhea and urinary problems.
In Denmark, scientists have shown that rosehip berry has virtues that can also alleviate osteoarthritis.
In the form of an infusion, rosehip flower petals are used to relieve headaches and treat dizziness.
by Aonghas von Rycker, astrophysicist, coach and trainer
Our thoughts don't create and act directly on matter, but they predetermine the outer/inner sensory perception we have of tangible reality. Then the actions taken will determine the consequences of the outcome.
Our beliefs, our mental patterns, our health, everything we read, watch, listen, everything we eat and drink, everything we inject and let us inject, everything we breathe shape, at every moment, the sensory perception of the world around us. This perception creates in us a subtle and permanent mental illusion that is confirmed or invalidated in the embodied reality we experience (our body, our relationships, our environment).
If our mental illusion is consistent with the material experience we are experiencing, then all is well, we are happy and healthy. On the other hand, if we find that the material experience lived is not a reflection of our mental illusion, there is then a disagreement between thought and its manifestation and this disagreement is expressed in neuro-biological conflicts which are expressed in the form of discomfort, illness, physical and psychological suffering, depression, feeling of not being in one's place, disturbances in relations with the personal and professional surroundings, etc. Changing one’s vision of the world, one’s perception, one’s mental illusion then becomes a vital necessity (and not a blindness) for oneself and for others.
The first step in this life change is to reconcile the illusion with the reality of our ill-being. The recognition and full acceptance of what happens, here and now. This has the effect of neutralizing deeply neuro-biological conflicts.
It's only after this first step that the second one becomes possible: to direct its deep and global perceptions towards what gives us well-being by observing our body, our psychology, our state of being and their reactions. If these are good, then we can maintain the mental illusion that is ours. If, however, these are not good, return to the first stage is necessary.
Life is simple if we stop burying our heads in the sand like an ostrich, which, when fear grabs it, plants its head in the ground under the illusion that it will be protected, while it leaves its rump well exposed to predators, whether they are conscious or not of being predators. Let us therefore keep our heads up and straight and, like Bip-Bip in Tex Avery’s cartoon, let's play the coyote in us which, by its pride, devalues us, sabotages us, hurts us, breaks us, kills us little by little.
The day I chose stop to be scared
I turned off the TV and the radio
Let the newspaper fall and my back go
Of all these memories
From all my souvenirs
Of all those nightmares
Who make us grow old
The day I chose stop to be scared
I stopped being agitated
I stopped looking for
Answers to questions
Reasons to illusions
Of vain claims
Who put the pressure on us
The day I chose stop to be scared
I gave up pursuing
And became ecstatic
I gave up living
Only just to exist
Marushka - 27th September 2021
(translated from French)
Cloves helps digestion, is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antioxidant and even anesthetic. Cloves is a known remedy for its effectiveness in relieving toothache. This is such that cloves is part of the composition of most mouth baths prescribed to treat an oral condition, whether dental or gingival. It is sometimes enough to place a nail between two teeth to be quickly relieved thanks to its anesthetic action.
Cloves are not often thought of as a general tonic, yet it is excellent to give a boost to the body and to fight physical or mental asthenia. It is also effective against winter viruses such as flu, flatulence, diarrhea and intestinal parasites. Traditionally and because cloves allows the dilatation of the cervix, it is recommended to women about to give birth to consume an infusion of cloves to facilitate childbirth and reduce pain.
Cloves can be consumed directly in the form of dried nails, infusion or essential oil, decoction, alcoholic solution but also in compress, fumigation or even in the form of ointment. You can also very simply use cloves regularly in the daily kitchen.
Ginger improves circulation in all parts of the body. This fragrant root can relieve stomach pain and has been used for centuries for this purpose. Additional bonus: scientists have found that ginger inhibits the release of vasopressin, a hormone that is said to be responsible for nausea caused by motion sickness.
For the Medical School of Salerno (Italy), the first founded in Europe in the Middle Ages, ginger is considered to fight against many diseases: 'Hot ginger rightly opposes the coldness of the stomach, kidneys and lungs, quenches the thirst, revives, excites the brain, in youth awakens young and new love.'
Apart from our kitchens where ginger is a spice that perfumes many dishes, the root can be used in decoction, for example, infused for at least 5 minutes, after a meal to facilitate digestion. For the same effects, ginger can also be used reduced to powder, mixed with honey or jam.
Its external use is more unknown. In the form of essential oil, it can be prescribed against rheumatism. Its anti-inflammatory power makes it possible to significantly reduce the intensity of symptoms.
Rosemary is used in rituals and spell making to promote love, long life and happiness. Sniff rosemary essential oil to empty your conscious mind and improve your memory. Rosemary was traditionally burned in Greek temples as an offering to goddesses and gods.
When burned, rosemary emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations, and is used to rid a place of negativity. Rosemary is more commonly known as a symbol of remembrance and is a help to strengthen memory. Rosemary is also associated with friendship, passion and increasing mental powers, preventing nightmares and sleep.
White sage has been used for thousands of years to neutralize energies. The smoke of white sage is known to North American Indians to be very purifying. It emits negative ions that are the good things you find in the air just after a storm or in the ocean. You can dab white sage essential oil on the pulse points of your body. As for the use for fumigation, the Greeks and Romans wrote that it transmitted wisdom and mental acuity.
You can also use the smoke of a white sage stick to neutralize the energies in your home. By gently spreading it around your body and in your auric field, you can neutralize the discordant energies in it. You could also greatly enjoy this plant by planting around your home.
Basil is a symbol of fertility and in Italy it is known as the symbol of love because the leaves resemble hearts. Basil deva (vegetable spirit) is a protector of the family, and burning basil oil helps to relieve the negativity of the house.
It creates a sympathetic vibration and is often worn as an assist during clashes with other people. Basil stimulates the conscious mind to invoke happiness. It opens the meridians of the heart and erases the movements of energy between the heart and hands. Basil oil is also associated with clairvoyance, divination and honesty.
Turmeric is a spice that warms deeply and has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Known for its intense orange-yellow colour, turmeric has played an important role in many traditional cultures for thousands of years and is highly valued in the practice of Ayurveda. The true value of this medicinal root is only beginning to be understood in the West, thanks to new research that reveals the depth of its healing powers.
The Autumn Equinox is the date that marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. Called Mabon in the Wiccan tradition or Alban Elfed in the Celtic/Druidic tradition, its name means Water Light. The Autumn Equinox is the signature of a period of fulfilment during which the Sun begins to fade, it is the end of the reign of Light. The wise man collects the crops that will allow him to cross the coming winter.
The 2021 Autumn Equinox follows by just a few hours the Full Moon of the month, which multiplies the energy of the first as well as the energy of the second. (I invite you to also read the article on the Full Moon of 21st September.) As the Aquarius Era began astrologically at the Winter Solstice 2020, the whole of Humanity has entered - with more or less awareness depending on the personal inner work of each - in the new paradigm, which will require long years of transition in order to set up and - perhaps - achieve a complete overhaul of society and its way of functioning.
This 2021 Autumn Equinox therefore proposes us to definitively leave the collective hypnosis charged and nourished by fears and constraints in order to free our freedom by agreeing to leave the sacrificial pattern transmitted by the model of Christ who died to save Humanity. The Aquarius Era reveals to us the mystery hitherto hidden: Humanity - composed of billions of individuals - will be saved if each individual saves himself by becoming autonomous and fully assuming responsibility for each of his acts.
Those who are already on a spiritual path have intimately understood that the Heart is at the centre of everything and that the Heart is the expression of Love. But while the Pisces Era had transmitted to us that Love is only possible by sacrificing oneself, by forgetting oneself, the Aquarius Era teaches us that Love is only true if it is free, without hindrances, without blackmail, without pressure, without expectations.
I wish you an aware and happy 2021 Autumn Equinox.