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Amethyst – Healing Crystal

Amethyst is an extremely Powerful and Protective stone with a high Spiritual Vibration. It guards against Psychic Attack transmuting the energy into Love. A Natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environment Energies. Its Serenity enhances higher states of Consciousness and Meditation.

Amethyst has strong Healing and Cleansing powers, and enhances Spiritual Awareness. Traditionally, it was worn to prevent drunkenness and has sobering effect on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety. It overcomes Addictions and Blockages of all kinds. Used at a higher level, Amethyst opens another Reality.

Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the Mind, Calming or Stimulating as appropriate. When you Meditate, it turns thoughts away from the Mundane into Tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally it helps you feel less scattered, more Focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances the assimilation of New Ideas and connects cause with effect.

This stone facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in common sense and Spiritual Insights, and putting decisions and insights into practice.

Mentally: It calms and synthesizes, and aids the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It is helpful where Insomnia is caused by an overactive Mind and Protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst enhances Memory and improves Motivation, making you more able to set realistic Goals. It can help you to remember and understand Dreams and facilitates the Visualization process.

Amethyst balances out highs and lows, promoting Emotional centering. It dispels Anger, Rage, Fear and Anxiety. Alleviating Sadness and Grief, it supports coming to terms with loss. Amethyst is one of the most Spiritual stones, promoting Love of the Divine, giving insights into its true nature, and encouraging Selflessness and Spiritual Wisdom. It opens Intuition and enhances Psychic gifts. This is an excellent stone for Meditation and Scrying and can be placed on the Third Eye to stimulate it. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences and brings Intuitive Dreams. It transmutes “lower” Energies to the Higher Frequencies of the Spiritual and Etheric Realms.

Healing: Amethyst boosts production of Hormones, and tunes the Endocrine system and Metabolism. It strengthens the Cleansing and Eliminating organs and the Immune system. An excellent Cleanser for the Blood. Amethyst relieves Physical, Emotional, and Psychological pain or stress, and blocks geopathic stress. It eases Headaches and releases Tension. This stone reduces Bruising, Injuries, and Swellings, and treats Hearing disorders. It heals dis-eases of the Lungs and Respiratory tract, Skin conditions, Cellular disorders, and dis-eases of the Digestive tract. It is beneficial for the Intestines, regulating Flora, removing Parasites, and encouraging reabsorption of water. Amethyst treats Insomnia and brings restful sleep.

At a subtle level, Amethyst balances and connects the Physical, Mental and Emotional bodies, linking them to the Spiritual. It cleanses the Aura and transmutes Negative Energy, and stimulates the Throat and Crown Chakras. It’s helpful for people about to make the transition through Death. Amethyst can stabilize Psychiatric conditions but should Not be used in cases of Paranoia or Schizophrenia.

Position: Wear or place as appropriate , especially as jewelry. Clusters and Geodes can be placed in the environment and single points are used in Healing. Place the point in toward you to draw Energy, and away from you to draw off Energy. Amethyst is especially beneficial worn over the Throat or Heart. For Insomnia or Nightmares, place under the pillow. Amethyst fades in Sunlight.

Reiki Healing in different ways

Reiki is a bridge between the ancient traditions of healing and the modern day scientific model.

During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands on or just above a client’s body and conducts universal energy from their arms, and out through their hands where it flows into the clients’ body.

Every cell in our body and every atom in the Universe is in a constant state of Vibration. The tendency for two objects (in this case the practitioner and the client) is to lock into phase so that they vibrate in harmony. In most cases, the weaker of the two oscillating objects will have a tendency to adjust to the stronger vibration, which is Reiki Energy.

What sets Reiki apart from other forms of Touch Therapy?

The attunements that the Practitioner receives from a Reiki Master. These attunements open the channels in an individual, so they are in direct contact with Universal Life Force. After an attunement, these channels are open forever. Reiki helps the Practitioner make the Connection. Like turning on a lamp, all the Practitioner needs to do to activate the Energy is to place their hands on themselves or others, or visualize doing so (in case of long distance healing)

How does the body use Reiki Energy?

When a body receives Reiki Energy, it is like a light to make the body aware of the energy that is not serving it. The Practitioner does not decide what needs to be released or when, the wisdom of the body does. The Practitioner holds the space for the bodymind to see the possibilities it can choose from with regard to healing so the body is no longer tied to a dysfunctional way of being. Once the body has chosen what it is ready to address, it can systematically release the stored energy at a cellular level connected with the imbalance. The cells then begin functioning as intended and the healing occurs on a physical as well as emotional, mental and physical level. With the body vibrating at a more natural state, harmony and peace on all levels can be restored. Reiki goes to the place in the body that is imbalanced and requires Healing.

What are Chakras and what effect has Reiki Healing on them?

Chakra means “spinning wheel of energy” or “energy centre” in Sanskrit. Each of these centres is associated with specific organs, endocrines, issues, emotions, colors and elements. Balancing these centres can have a Physical, Emotional and Spiritual effect on an individual. In a Reiki session you will not only be balancing Physical aspects in the client’s body but also their Energetic centers. By balancing these centers, the Physical body will also be addressed as every Chakra is connected to certain organs and body parts. So if a certain Chakra is blocked or doesn’t “spin” well this can have effect on your physical body and you can experience physical issues.

What can Reiki do for you?

  • Reiki will help you relax
  • Reiki helps with anxiety
  • Reiki helps to reduce stress
  • Reiki helps to bring clarity
  • Reiki energizes you
  • Reiki calms you
  • Reiki helps you to solve problems
  • Reiki relieves pain
  • Reiki accelerates natural healing
  • Reiki helps prevents the progress of disease
  • Reiki detoxifies the body
  • Reiki dissolves energy blockages
  • Reiki releases emotional baggage
  • Reiki increases the vibrational frequency of the body
  • Reiki helps change negative conditioning & behaviour
  • Reiki can help with palliative care, to ease the transition, and help with grief
  • Reiki can help with weight loss and addictions

Reactions that may occur during the session:

Some people do not experience anything eventful during the session, that is because the body decides what to balance and when, shifts can occur on a subtle level but over time can have profound results. Reactions that may occur are Emotional response, Feeling heat or cold, Seeing colours or lights, Involuntary movements like twitching, Stomach rumbling or Falling asleep. 

Reiki and Pregnancy, Babies and Children:

Reiki is safe and can be very beneficial for a pregnant woman and her child.

Reiki can be used to help:

  • Reduce fatique
  • Stimulate healthy development
  • Address pain
  • Facilitate a connection between mother and child
  • Reduce post-partum depression
  • Accelerate healing after delivery
  • Milk production or formula absorbtion
  • Balance colic

Reiki can also help prepare for conception by reducing stress and stimulate the reproductive cycles of the couple. Important though is to always consult your doctor, no matter what if you are concerned about you or your baby.

Reiki can be performed on children from the time they are born. Most children are very sensitive to energy and love the sensation! With each session, children become more familiar with the energy and may even be able to tell you when they feel things shifting. Reiki is also a wonderful way to connect with children who are non-verbal.

Reiki and Palliative Care:

Reiki can help assist those who are dying and preparing to leave this physical plane and can help the recipient have a peaceful transition. Reiki can also be used to help those grieving the loss of loved ones. Reiki can help ensure that the grieving process is flowing and that emotions are being processed and released rather than resisted and stored.

Reiki on a distance:

To receive Reiki Healing on a distance is just as effective as receiving Reiki Healing through hands-on. With Reiki it’s all about the intention where you want the Energy to go to and to whom. Often there will be used a photo and full name of the recipient. The Practitioner can use the Reiki Symbols to make the Reiki sessions more powerful. Reiki on a distance is perfect for long distances or if a client is not able to attend the Reiki session in person.

If you are interested in a Reiki Healing session, for yourself, for someone else or for your pet or animal, please send an email to angelique@healingandherbs.com

Herbs for a Woman’s healthy monthly cycle

Nothing in Nature, or with a Woman’s body, works in isolation. All of our body systems must be able to work together harmoniously and in a uniquely balanced way in order to reproduce our kind.

Amenorrhea

This means the absence of menstruation for at least 3 months in a row. The most common cause is of course pregnancy, but often the glands and organs of the reproductive system will be out of balance, and Amenorrhea is the result of that.

There are Herbs out there that will help women menstruate, but these herbs should be avoided in high amounts and avoided altogether in pregnancy.

Three powerful Herbs that can help with Amenorrhea are:

Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh
Chaste Tree Berry
Chaste Tree Berry

Menorraghia

This is unusually heavy and prolonged menstruation associated with painful periods. Causes of Menorraghia can be clotting disorders or hormonal disruptions. There are Herbs that can control bleeding and hemorrhaging, include the herbs mentioned above.

Three more Herbs that are known to help control heavy bleeding:

Lady’s Mantle
Lady’s Mantle
Shepherd’s Purse
Shepherd’s Purse
Yarrow
Yarrow

Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome ( PMS )

Dysmenorrhea is a term that describes abnormally painful periods. PMS is a combination of physical and psychological symptoms occurring for up to 2 weeks before menses and relief experienced after menstruation has begun. Examples of symptoms are abdominal bloating, altered appetite, cyclic weight gain, head aches, joint pain, back ache, premenstrual acne, anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, mood swings and nervous tension.

Tips for lessening the severity of symptoms:

– Check in with your doctor if there are no serious underlying reasons

– Become aware of your hormonal shifts

– Practice Sleep Hygiene ( turn down the lights at dusk, no lights of cell phones / tablets )

– Eat Liver-friendly foods like Beets and take Bitters to keep your liver healthy

– Treat your intestinal flora with fermented and cultural foods

– Maintain a healthy body weight ( neither too light nor too heavy )

– Stay active and move / exercise daily

– Minimise exposure to toxins in your daily life

Herbs that can help with PMS:

Black Haw
Black Haw
Chamomille
Chamomille

All mentioned Herbs above can be use as a Tea or as a Tincture ( from your Herbalist ). About 3 cups of tea a day will support in creating a healthy cycle.

It’s always recommended to advice your GP when using Herbal Remedies, especially when you are using pharmaceutical medicine on a regular basis.

 

Source: The Herbal Academy study resource

Ayahuasca – Natural Herbal Medicine

Ayahuasca is called Vine of the Soul

I watched a documentary the other day on Gaia.com about Ayahuasca. For me, studying Herbalism, I feel that Ayahuasca is one of the strongest Herbal Medicine, as it learns you what you need to know, you really connect with Mother Ayahuasca and it has healing properties like no other plant or herb. I can change your life in so many ways.

Ayahuasca is a Herbal Brew, made in the jungles of Peru by Native Shamans and it’s a Tea or what a Herbalist would call it, a Decoction, meaning a strong Tea. It’s always made from 2 plants; one of which contains the hallucinogen Dimethyltryptamine ( DMT ), which is a true psychedelic in the same class as LSD, Psilocybin and Mescaline. In the Amazon,

Ayahuasca is a legally recognised sacred medicine, to heal physical and psycho-spiritual ills. Beyond the Amazon, the legality of Ayahuasca is still a gray area.The Vine of the Soul teaches you everything you need to know.Can it really Heal our Minds and Spirits?

Westerners have lost their Cultural Roots, they have lost the knowledge of the use of Natural or Traditional Medicine. Ayahuasca makes you learn. Ayahuasca is a means for man to get to know the different Realms of Existence. The Source of all Creation makes us see where man comes from that he comes from space, where energy comes from in form of Light.We are all formed through a relationship of Nature, Energy and Light.

Before the Ayahuasca ceremony you set an intention. At the beginning, after taking in the Ayahuasca, the Energy can be a bit heavy, so you need to clear that.You can sing, chant a mantra and bring in Light. It pushes out the negative Energies and it Clears the space. It makes you purge, which prepares the Mind and Body for the Inner Journey ahead.

The Chanting then carries people into a Realm beyond the 5 senses. You create a relationship with the Chanting.You become the other, and the other becomes You.There is a link because you are in such a hight state of Consciousness, you become very aware of the other, and the other becomes very aware of your energy. It Manifests in your own visual state.

What’s interesting about Ayahuasca is you don’t have to have Faith, like you need to have in a Religion.It’s the perfect tool for skeptics. Don’t believe what anybody tells you, take it and have the experience.

Ayahuasca is not for everybody, it is a very powerful medicine. It has to be placed and used in a proper way. If they don’t know how to do that it can create a psychological shock that will leave a trauma. With Ayahuasca one has an opportunity to experience oneself as whole and complete. If you can actually get that you’re whole and complete, what is there to be filled from the outside anymore? There’s no longer a need for it.

Ayahuasca can help people see that in two or three ceremonies, if it’s the appropriate shamanic leader and if it’s the right environment.That is a potential to heal addictions.

Ayahuasca has 2 functions, Self Discovery and trying to Understand better Who you are. It also helps you to Connect with the Invisible World, the Spirit World.It could be related to Nature, the Meaning of God, having a clearer sense of what it means for You in your Life. It helps you redefine yourself in relationship to that.

Ayahuasca is used for many reasons, for example as a Teacher of the Healing powers of plants.Ayahuasca is in many ways the key to the door that allows you into Plant Teacher World. It allows you to access the other Plant Teachers in a more profound way. A Plant Teacher is you look at a Plant as a being, which has a personality as each human does. You take on the traits of a Plant. Plants are very sensitive and intuitive and in Healing you need to be very sensitive and intuitive.

When one drinks a lot, death approaches, the presence of the energy of death. But with Ayahuasca it is not a physical death. It is a symbolic death of fear…..especially of fear. The death of the Ego, the death of things from the Past. But there comes a moment when you can no longer resist and accept death. Then fear is broken and Peace, Tranquility and Love come in.Ayahuasca is going to meet you where you’re at in terms of what needs to happen and potentially to go very deep into your own fears, and challenges, and personal growth.

Ayahuasca gives you a tool to actually approach this phenomenon experimentally. Ayahuasca can be a valuable component of treating things as psychiatric conditions, depression, anxiety, addictions, things that modern Western medicine, hasn’t really done a good job of addressing.

Always, but always use Ayahuasca Only in presence of a genuine Shamanic Healer or in a special Ayahuasca Retreat.
Angelique ღ

Honey and Turmeric, the strongest Natural Antibiotic

The Ayurvedic mixture of Honey and Turmeric, also called Golden Honey, is Nature’s strongest Antibiotic!

I tried this mix myself and it gave me Amazing result very quick!

It can be used for Cold, Flu, Cough or any other disease. It is a Natural Antioxidant, with anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties destroys bacteria that causes diseases and promotes the body’s Natural Defences.

Turmeric has No negative side effects on the intestinal micro flora, like some pharmaceutical drugs do.

The Golden Honey also improves digestion and increases the beneficial flora activity in the gut. It’s certified as the strongest Antibiotic in Ayurveda.

How to mix and use it?

Mix 1 teaspoon of Turmeric with 100 ml Organic Honey ( Manuka Honey would be a great one )

Start with this mixture as soon as you get the first signs of Flu, Cold, Cough or any other disease.

Day one: 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon every hour

Day two: 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon every 2 hours

Day three: 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon 3 times a day

Let the mixture soften and melt in the mouth before swallowing it, swallow it slowly.

By here, after the 3rd day, you should already experience the great benefits of this Golden Honey mixture! Normally your Cold should recover after 3 days, if not completely you can still use the mix a bit longer by taking it 2-3 times a day.

You can use this Golden Honey mix also for respiratory diseases. Then take 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon 3 times a day, for a week. You can also use this mixture in Tea, just Warm boiled Water or Coconut Milk.

The Golden Honey also lowers Blood Pressure, reduces the Blood Sugar Level and is great when you suffer from Haemophilia and Hypertension. If you are on medication for this, always consult your Doctor first before using this mixture!

Don’t use Turmeric when you suffer from Gallbladder disease, as it causes muscle contractions of the gallbladder.

Give it a try and discover yourself the Amazing results of Natural Medicine!

Angelique ღ