Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WHITE SAGE- Essential Oil of the Month

White sage is renowned for its use in ceremony, as a purification herb. The scent is powerful, pungent and camphorous. The oil is strengthening to the body and mind and has an overall cooling effect. It may be used in a diffuser for the purpose of clearing a space of negative energy, or used as an anointing oil in a manner similar to the dispersion of the plant's smoke in Native American practices. Energy workers can use a drop on their hands between clients to disinfect and clear energy.

by Kristy Baird

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Antioxidants- Can You Overdo?

Are you taking antioxidants (Vitamin C, E, Beta-carotene, Pycnogenol, grapeseed extract, etc.) to prevent disease and aging? Antioxidants play an important role in human health and many people are realizing this and taking supplements accordingly. Research suggests that you should feel more energized by taking more antioxidants because they knock out energy-robbing free radicals. But is more of a good thing, better? Could you be taking too many antioxidants?
According to Denham Harman, M.D. PhD. the farther of the free radical theory of aging, the answer is yes. If you are noticing increasing fatigue and weakness, waking up feeling tired, you may be overdoing antioxidant supplementation. Every individual has an appropriate level of antioxidants that will best serve his or her health and depends on a number of factors in your life, from foods you eat to the amount of exercise you get. But one thing is certain: More is not necessarily better.
Free radicals, while often branded as the "villains" are not always the bad guys. Free radicals are sometimes the good guys. For example, white blood cells use free radicals to destroy bacteria and virus-infected cells. These free radicals prevent immediate death from infection. In addition, with the help of other free radicals, the liver's enzymes detoxify harmful chemicals. What contributes to disease and rapid aging are excessive free radicals produced by outside environmental influences. If you wipe out large numbers of good free radicals, you're handcuffing your body's immune system.
The key is to take enough antioxidants to stop the free radicals that are acting in destructive ways but not so many that you interfere with those that are essential to your body's good health.
Below are the Alliance for Aging Research's middle-range recommendations:
Vitamin E       100-140IU
Vitamin C       200-1,000mg
Beta-carotene 17,500-50,000IU

by Judy Burger

LINDEN- Herb of the Month

The delightful aroma of Linden tree flowers gently invite us to enjoy its medicinal benefits. Linden is a common flowering tree that grows in the US, Europe and other similar climates. The flower, wood and leaves are all used as medicine. It is a long-standing favorite European remedy. It is considered to be a family herb in that it is helpful to both young and old, alike. It is most commonly used as a nervous system tonic, as it relaxes the nervous system. It makes a delightful, aromatic cup of tea that is great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Its uplifting nature makes it a wonderful antidote to depression. It is said to also help with heartache and grief. The well-regarded herbalist Matthew Wood uses a combination of linden and elder as a successful treatment for hyperactive children and linden, hawthorn and elder for cases of ADHD. Linden covers a large range of maladies, from insomnia, nervous and muscle tension, depression, anxiety, hysteria, mania, digestive issues, hyperactivity, diarrhea, colds, coughs, arteriosclerosis, asthma, bronchitis and sore throat. Being an antispasmodic, it can ease muscle spasms, cramps, tight muscles, headaches and migraines, as well as menstrual cramps. Other uses include assisting in lowering blood pressure and aiding colds, as it can help break a fever. It can be used topically to help regenerate the skin and for boils, acne, burns, rashes, freckles and wrinkles. It is also used as a gargle for mouth sores.

Try linden in a cup of tea by itself or make an enjoyable summer iced tea blend of linden, lemon balm, mint, rose, and hibiscus.

Linden can also be used in baths as a relaxing agent. The fresh flowers can be placed in a jar of honey for a few days to make a very tasty linden-infused honey.

by Theresa Musatto

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Interview with Jared Moody: Orgonite Artisan

by Chelsea Morning
This month, Chelsea interviews Jared Moody, an artist who works with organic materials as well as energetic materials to make one of a kind wearable Orgonite pendants and tools for healing ourselves on an energetic level.
Orgone Energy- in India it’s known as Prana Energy, in China, it’s called Chi Energy, I guess here, we call it soul, or spirit. What do you call it, and how would you describe it?
I would describe it as energetic motion, if you look at water, a pond or stream, you’ll find the most life where the water moves, and more stagnation and decay where the water does not move. Think of life energy in the same way. What provides energetic motion, in short, equals more prana, chi, orgon- more life. For us, this means more life energy to work with.

You create orgonite pendants, massage tools, pyramids, etc. Orgonite is fueled by the energy that is put into them and I’m always impressed by how knowledgeable and mindful you are of what you choose to use in your generators. Can you explain what organic and inorganic materials you generally use? Could you also explain the reason those materials need to be layered?
The idea behind the layering was the discovery of Dr. Wilhelm Reich, a VERY interesting man, and is a large topic, but in simple terms Dr. Reich discovered “life energy” is emitted from organic materials- living, carbon based materials. He was able to document this. He called this energy “orgone”. Any organic material emits energy and inorganic materials, such as metals, have the ability to reflect (and impart) energies. Other inorganic materials, like crystals, can break apart light (why i use tiny, but whole crystals, in orgonite), which is a way to transform energy back into its pure elemental state, “cleansed”. The reason behind the layering is to take advantage of these properties, and how they reflect/emit/reflect energy. If you layer metal/straw/metal/straw/metal you WILL create an amplifying energetic device, HOWEVER the device will only amplify the current energy fields- if it's bad energy (wi-fi router, cell tower), it will be BAD energy amplified. To correct this, crystals are used in orgonite today. The natural properties of quartz and the crystals' ability to break apart light can transform any energetic field into one that is life supporting. More research needs to be done with orgonite and radioactivity, cancers, etc.
One more thing about materials and creating- the ancients spoke about purity and following strict guidelines in the creation of anything esoteric, or magical, like orgonite. This is one reason I use the Papaver Somniferum flower petals, pods and seeds as part of the “organic” aspect to my orgonite. I grow, harvest, collect, and dry my own poppies to ensure their quality. There is real healing in the poppy.
Computer companies today spend millions on the best crystals, only to break down and use just tiny pieces to power supercomputers. Imagine if one could use the crystal in its natural state- Orgonite is a start to this technology.

Waterfalls, mountaintops, green forests are charged with positive orgone, and that energy has such a positive, joyful, rejuvenating, and powerful feeling! Scientifically, spiritually, and physically speaking, what are some of the many benefits of your orgonite pendants?
There are many benefits to orgonite, and crystals in general, but these benefits take time. A decrease in anxiety, it becomes easier to sleep and rest, these are usually the first things noticed. The pendant also acts as a thought interrupter, which is very helpful with addictions and habits we wish to stop.
It is like an extra protection to the mind and heart when the pendant is put on- the more one visualizes and sees this, the more it works. The reason I follow strict methods, lunar timing, salt cleansing, singing bowls and frequencies like 528hz, is that all this is incorporated into creating the very best I can, as well as a
dding new information and technologies like solar energy. My new Fire Talisman series has built in 3.5 volt mini solar panels. “Powered Orgonite”.
Today's way of living makes talking energy and healing more challenging, even when you can prove yourself right.

Studies have shown there is a faint blue aura around healthy blood cells in our body, which is believed to be orgone energy, but that cancer cells have a grey aura, possibly due to energy stagnation. What other negative effects does unbalanced orgone energy have not only on our bodies but also our environment?
In the human body this unbalanced energy can manifest as anger, confusion or being hostile and defensive to other living things. Internally, it can cause ulcers, skin disorders and cancers or mentally causing addictions and cravings.
In the environment, this unbalanced energy will manifest as deserts, thunderstorms, tornadoes and hurricanes.
Tell us a little about cloudbusting?!
Cloudbusting, in general, is a way to mitigate and clean up the environment from the unbalanced energies you see all around you- cleaning up chemtrails are an example. To talk further on this requires one to be aware of HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), controlled weather and orgonite. In short, the weather we see around us is MAN's. Mother
Nature has mostly been subdued (why she, Nature, is so angry). Where you have these large energetic devices, like cell towers, you have a large release of negative energy into the environment. Creating devices following the work of Dr. Reich, Don Croft and Georg Ritschl, cloudbusting/towerbusting, we can bring balance to the environment. As balance is brought, the ideas to harm will fade and life is improved. It is a selfless idea- you gift the devices to the areas they are needed. Although more and more people are understanding what this is, people like Georg Ritschl have gifted entire areas of Africa and brought life back to the area. Think of the pendants, but the size of a 2-gallon bucket and placed out in nature.

Are there any books or media that you would recommend concerning orgone energy for someone interested in learning more?

10 Little Questions (because it’s the little things that mean so much)
What’s your favorite sound? 
I discovered ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) recently. Young childrens' laughter

What smell do you love?
Benzoin oil, a rustic vanilla smell.

Which flower best represents you? 
Helichrysum Flower- flower of the sun.

What do you think your job would have been in ancient Rome? 
Healer. Or performer.

Mozart or Beethoven? 
Beethoven. He went deaf and still created- legend.

Which movie would you transport yourself into; 
The Dark Crystal or Labyrinth? 

What’s your favorite herb? 
Lemon Balm

What’s your favorite essential oil? 
Citrus family- Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit. They have so many uses for modern day living.

What gemstone do you love? 
Cinnabar, crystal of sulfur and mercury- of transformation

What’s the universe trying to tell us? 
I'm not sure I can speak to this. I'm finding we are all in our own universe in many ways. Mine? Stop being so afraid.

Jared's Crash Course in Crystals:

Thursday, July 18, 2019

SUNSTONE- Gemstone of the Month

"Sunstone is a stone of personal power, freedom and expanded consciousness. Of all the stones on Earth, this one truly reflects the qualities of Solar Light- openness, benevolence, warmth, strength, mental clarity and the willingness and ability to bestow blessings upon others. There are also the desired qualities of leadership, and Sunstone can kindle the fire of leadership within those who wear or carry it. Those who feel called to lead may find that Sunstone helps them find the inner conviction and self-discipline to move forward. Those who are held back by fears and self-doubt may discover that Sunstone melts away the sense of unworthiness that can keep one from fully being who one is. Sunstone emanates a rich and positive spectrum of energies, and when one attunes to it one sometimes feels that a cornucopia of enrichments has entered one's life. It engenders a sense of abundance in regard to all one's needs and desires, and indeed it can assist one in the manifestation of prosperity, as well as the acquisition of knowledge and the attainment of wisdom." -The Book of Stones

Book Spotlight: Circle Round: Raising Children in Goddess Traditions

"In our rushed, stressed society, it's sometimes difficult to spend meaningful time as a family. Now Starhawk, Diane Baker, and Anne Hill offer new ways to foster a sense of togetherness through celebrations that honor the sacredness of life and our Mother Earth.

Goddess tradition embraces the wheel of life, the never-ending cycle of birth, growth, love, fulfillment, and death. Each turn of the wheel is presented here, in eight holidays spanning the changing seasons, in rites of passage for life transitions, and in the elements of fire, air, water, earth, and spirit. Circle Round is rich with songs, rituals, craft and cooking projects, and read-aloud stories, as well as suggestions for how you can create your own unique family traditions. Here are just some of the ways to make each event in the cycle of life more special:

Mark Summer Solstice by making sweet-smelling herb pillows for good dreams
Send a teenager off to college with the Leaving Behind and Carrying With rituals
Comfort an injured child with the Tree of Life meditation
Commemorate a loved one by planting or donating a tree

As a one-of-a-kind resource for people of many faiths and beliefs, Circle Round will be a beloved companion in your home for years to come."