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On October 23, 2013 by WildOmen
“It’s all like a dream. Everything is ecstasy, inside. We just don’t know it because of our thinking-minds. But in our true blissful essence of mind is known that everything is alright forever and forever and forever. Close your eyes, let your hands and nerve-ends drop, stop breathing for 3 seconds, listen to the silence inside the illusion of the world, and you will remember the lesson you forgot, which was taught in immense milky way soft cloud innumerable worlds long ago and not even at all. It is all one vast awakened thing. I call it the golden eternity. It is perfect. We were never really born, we will never really die. It has nothing to do with the imaginary idea of a personal self, other selves, many selves everywhere: Self is only an idea, a mortal idea. That which passes into everything is one thing. It’s a dream already ended. There’s nothing to be afraid of and nothing to be glad about. I know this from staring at mountains months on end. They never show any expression, they are like empty space. Do you think the emptiness of space will ever crumble away? Mountains will crumble, but the emptiness of space, which is the one universal essence of mind, the vast awakenerhood, empty and awake, will never crumble away because it was never born.”
On October 23, 2013 by WildOmen
Went into the woods in search of Horsetail and found it in high abundance…
Horsetail is one of my favorite teas. It is a powerful medicine…great for your hair, skin, bones, among many other things. Because of its high mineral content, it is used to nourish the blood and heal deficiencies within the body. It can also be used as a diuretic to clear urinary track problems, an herbal hair rinse to promote strength and growth, for problems with the kidneys, eyes, you name it. The list goes on and on. Horsetail is said to possibly be the most abundant source of silica in the plant kingdom….and it grows in so many places I have seen all over the left coast.
It likes to grow near water…Crystal clear, pristine water…the best kind to gather this medicine by
A FEW IMPORTANT NOTES ON HORSETAIL:
1. Horsetail, in all of its mighty power, tends to take on the quality of the water that surrounds it. So you must be mindful where you harvest, from a clean and pure, flowing water source only. Avoid harvesting near stagnant water. Because of this plants tendency to draw out impurities, studies in Russia have shown that it is effective in removing lead accumulations from the body. A detoxifier to boot!
2. I have found many sources advise NOT to take Horsetail whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.
As my friend Jezebel says…’Everyone here except the dog drinks horsetail tea fairly regular. Good stuff.’
This is true in my home too. I love this medicine. It has the most grounding and earthy spirit. Calming. Balancing. Nourishing. Perfect. Such a good friend ❤
So, I brought this beautiful harvest home and let it dry in the sun for a few days. Just laid it right out on the back deck. After it was dry, I sat on the Earth and chopped away with my best pair of scissors, the sun warming my shoulders. So glorious. To gather ones own medicine, free in the wild, is one of life’s best medicines!!
On October 22, 2013 by WildOmen
“I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books,
I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me.”
– Hermann Hesse