A Healing Ritual
DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to replace medical intervention.
What You'll Need:
- Your favorite body wash/soap
- A washcloth
Pretty simple so far, right?
If you choose to use crystal and/or listen to music place your crystals in the bathroom with you, choose ones that are know for healing or simply choose ones you are lead to for this ritual. And likewise if you choose to have music playing make sure that you choose music that puts your mind in the state in which you wish to best carry out this ritual.
1. Start washing your body, as you do so say either to your self or out loud I cleanse my body of illness. Picture the sickness being absorbed into your wash cloth and being drawn out of your body. Do this continually until it is time to rinse your body.
2. Once it is time to rinse your washcloth thoroughly and picture any illness that you shifted into your cloth being completely rinsed away. Next, as you rinse your body say either to yourself or out loud, healing is entering every cell of my body. Envision the water in a healing color (for me it is real) and picture that water penetrating your body and healing every single cell.
3. Towel off, say I accept my healing (once again, either to yourself or out loud) thank the water for it's service to you then your done. You may even wish to say a little prayer afterwards to conclude this ritual.
Nome: Manjericão Branco
Nome Cientifico: Ocimum selloi Benth.
Sinonímia Vulgar: Manjericão, manjericão de molho, elixir paraegórico, atroveram.
Sinonímia Científica: Ocimum carnosum Link & Otto
· Devido à forma de suas folhas, (coração), era considerado símbolo do amor, na Itália, e do luto, na Grécia. (Portal São Francisco, 2016)
· Há 4 mil anos, os hindus, percussores na cultura do manjericão, a exportaram para o Egito. (Portal São Francisco, 2016)
· No século passado, o manjericão era usado pelos sapateiros para atenuar o cheiro do couro. (Portal São Francisco, 2016)
· O nome “basilicum” tem sua origem do grego “basilikós”, que significa “dos reis, ou real”, para indicar sua nobreza. O botânico grego da Teofrasto, no século III AC, definiu o manjericão como uma erva dos reis. (História dos Ingredientes, 2016).
· Características da planta: Planta herbácea cultivada nos jardins e conhecidíssima em todo o Brasil. Caracteriza-se pelo cheiro agradável que é liberado de suas folhas. Tem o caule quadrangular e as folhas são opostas, agudas e em grande número. Flores brancas, pequenas, dispostas em um eixo alongado, sempre se ramificando em 3 partes. Em cada eixo formam-se inflorescências secundárias que são congestas de cimas trifloras. Corola bilabiada com 4 peças tendo 4 estames didínamos. Fruto nuculâneo com 4 núculas escuras. É planta melífera. Multiplica-se por sementes ou ponteiras destacadas das ramificações dos galhos em solos férteis ricos em matéria orgânica, permeáveis e com temperaturas elevadas. ( Tratado das Plantas Medicinais, 2014)
· Propagação: é feita por sementes ou estaquia de ramos. As sementes de manjericão são semeadas em bandejas de poliestireno expandido de 200 células contendo substrato comercial, mantidas em cultivo protegido. Aos 30 dias após a semeadura, as mudas apresentam quatro folhas definitivas e estão aptas para o transplantio (PEREIRA; MOREIRA, 2011). Cultivo: O plantio das mudas pode ser feito em vasos ou em viveiros durante todo o ano. Para isso, deve-se preparar bem os canteiros, levantando-os 15 cm de altura. Usar 150 g de esterco bovino bem curtido para cada metro quadrado de canteiro e misturar bem. Semear e cobrir com 0,5 cm de solo leve ou serragem fina. O espaçamento recomendado é 30 cm entre linhas e 30 cm entre plantas. Irrigar pelo menos uma vez por dia, preferencialmente ao início da manhã ou no final da tarde. Após 60 dias do plantio nos canteiros, poderá ser feita a primeira colheita, sendo o corte da planta a 20 cm do solo (PEREIRA; MOREIRA, 2011).
Como escolher e onde encontrar:
· Fresco: Maços e vasinhos do manjericão fresco são encontrados em feiras, mercados e supermercados. Escolha os ramos com as folhas mais viçosas e que não estejam manchadas nem murchas.
· Seco: Encontrado em supermercados e empórios. Prefira o que estiver em embalagem escura, protegidas da luz. Isto evita a perda de aroma. Verifique o prazo de validade.
1- o manjericão se estraga rapidamente, mas pode ser acondicionado em embalagem plástica limpa e seca, por até três dias no máximo. 2- pique as folhas e coloque-as num vidro fechado, com azeite.
· Seco: Em recipiente fechado protegido da luminosidade e umidade.
· Compre dois maços grandes de manjericão, lave bem e espalhe-os sobre um pano limpo até secar. Depois, destaque as folhinhas e, numa tigela de vidro, faça camadas de folhas, alternando com camadas finas de sal grosso. Cubra a tigela de vidro com filme vidro e deixe em temperatura ambiente. Mexa uma vez ao dia, nos primeiros três dias. Ele pode ser utilizado durante dois meses. As folhas vão ficando secas e o sal adquire o aroma do manjericão. Você pode usar só as folhas ou também o sal grosso.
· Taninos: Os taninos são adstringentes e hemostáticos e, portanto, suas aplicações terapêuticas estão relacionadas com essas propriedades. São empregados principalmente na indústria de curtume e têm também aplicação na indústria de tintas. São usados em laboratórios para detecção de proteínas e alcaloides e empregados como antídotos em casos de envenenamento por plantas alcaloídicas.
· Flavonoides: Terapeuticamente sua função não está ainda claramente esclarecida. O grupo é conhecido pelos seus efeitos anti-inflamatórios, antialérgicos e vasoprotetores (tratamento de tromboses). Rutina e hesperidina são importantes flavonoides empregados em tratamentos de fragilidade capilar.
· Saponinas: Os glicosídeos saponosídicos têm este nome devido ao fato de formarem espuma abundante quando agitados com água (do latim sapo = sabão). Têm gosto amargo e acre e os medicamentos que os contêm geralmente são esternutatórios (provocam espirros) e irritantes para as mucosas. São compostos não nitrogenados que se dissolvem em água originando soluções afrógenas (espumantes), por diminuição da tensão superficial do líquido. Apresentam ainda as propriedades de emulsionar óleos e de produzir hemólise. Esta última deve-se à capacidade do glicosídeo de se combinar com as moléculas de colesterol presentes na membrana dos eritrócitos, perturbando o equilíbrio interno-externo e promovendo a ruptura da célula com consequente liberação da hemoglobina..
· Óleo essencial:
o Timol – apresenta propriedades carminativas, anti-espasmódicas, expectorantes e anti-inflamatórias. Significante potencial anti-séptico.
o Metil-chavicol - atividades antimicrobiana, anti-inflamatória, anestésica local e inseticida
o Linalol – utilizado pelo seu aroma amadeirado, floral e refrescante.
o Eugenol – propriedade anestésica, bactericida e antifúngica e aromatizante (nota quente e picante)
o Cineol – propriedade descongestionante e anti-inflamatória, aroma de eucalipto
· Digestante: Uma erva que promove uma boa digestão.
· Carminativo: Ervas ou óleos essenciais que ajudam os intestinos liberar gás. Eles funcionam relaxando os espasmos do intestino e aumentando o peristaltismo para que empurre o gás para fora.
· Edulcorante: Tem capacidade de adoçar.
· Aperientes: Ervas aperientes são laxantes brandos.
O Manjericão favorece aos que têm digestão difícil, gazes, azia, dores de cabeça em consequência de alimentação pesada ou inadequada. Facilita o funcionamento dos intestinos, é diurético. É bom para tosses, vômitos, mau hálito. Ajuda, junto com a Malva e a sálvia nas infecções de boca.
Usos mágicos (sob observação de efetividade):
O escalda pés de Manjericão é ótimo para quem está agressivo, com raiva e pronto para explodir. Tira a raiva na hora. O chá de manjericão ajuda pessoas muito contidas a liberarem o amor. Pode também ser colocado em vasos para evitar a entrada de energias negativas. As compressas de manjericão ( uma pasta pilada com as folhas ) ajuda as mães que ficam com os seios doloridas ou com rachaduras depois da amamentação. Os gargarejos com são ótimos para dor de garganta, aftas ou mau hálito. Ele transmuta a nossa energia agressiva, transformando-a em vontade e força para brigar por coisas mais importantes como metas e ideais. Ajuda a brigar pela vida e pelas coisas que nós queremos. É ótima para os desorganizados e indisciplinados. Ajuda-nos a ver o brilho e o perfume da vida.
Existe pouca informação sobre a dosagem segura ou eficaz do manjericão. Normalmente é usado 10 a 20 ml de suco de folhas frescas de manjericão uma vez ao dia ou chás com a infusão de 2 gramas de manjericão fresco ou erva seca em água fervente duas vezes ao dia.
Manjericão alivia problemas intestinais e tem ação anti-inflamatória (AQUI)
Sociedade Brasileira de Farmacognosia (AQUI)
Portal São Francisco (AQUI)
História dos Ingredientes (AQUI)
Tratado das Plantas Medicinais
(Download do livro: AQUI)
In Aboriginal worldviews, nothing exists outside of a relationship to something else. There are no isolated variables—every element must be considered in relation to the other elements and the context. Areas of knowledge are integrated, not separated. The relationship between the knower and other knowers, places and senior knowledge-keepers is paramount. It facilitates shared memory and sustainable knowledge systems. An observer does not try to be objective, but is integrated within a sentient system that is observing itself.
Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
In my community there is a phrase that is repeated daily—‘Nobody boss for me!’ Yet at the same time, each person is bound within complex patterns of relatedness and communal obligation. Indigenous models of governance are based on respect for social, ecological and knowledge systems and all their components or members. Complex kinship structures reflect the dynamic design of natural systems through totemic relationships with plants and animals. Totems can also include other elements of these systems like wind, lightning, body parts and substances. The whole is intelligent, and each part carries the inherent intelligence of the entire system. Knowledge is therefore a living thing that is patterned within every person and being and object and phenomenon within creation.
Respectful observation and interaction within the system, with the parts and the connections between them, is the only way to see the pattern. You cannot know any part, let alone the whole, without respect. You cannot come to knowledge without it. Each part, each person, is dignified as an embodiment of the knowledge. Respect must be facilitated by custodians, but there is no outsider-imposed authority, no ‘boss’, no ‘dominion over’. While senior people ensure the processes and stages of coming to higher levels of knowledge are maintained with safety and cohesion, there is no centralised control in Aboriginal societies.
Tyson Yunkaporta, Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
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The most comprehensive quality of life that forms the foundation of a modern welfare society as sustainable socially responsible society in which quality of life is on very high level and harmony is basis. That is why we are establishing welfare on all levels. This is not based solely on material goods and their usage, but on exploited opportunities and gifts, an unspoiled environment, satisfied and happy people who live in accordance with their mission and the gifts given to achieve this mission, ...
Only humans who are satisfied, happy and personal holistic are basis not only for welfare organizations but also for welfare society. They could be the best employees, managers, ministers, secretaries of state, prime ministers, presidents, … Therefore, we present personal holism.
Basis for everything is holism. Senge said: “Everything starts with understanding the nature of wholes, and how parts and wholes are interrelated. Our normal way of thinking cheats us. It leads us to think of wholes as made up of many parts, the way of thinking, the whole is assembled from the parts and depends upon them to work effectively. If a part is broken, it must be repaired or replaced. This is a very logical way of thinking about machines. But living systems are different. Unlike machines, living systems, such as your body or a tree, create themselves. They are not more assemblages of their parts but are continually growing and changing along with their elements”.
Holism means different things to different people and varies based upon circumstances. At the individual level, holism is more than ethics; it is all about the character of the individual. It covers those characteristics of an individual that are consistently considerate, compassionate, transparent, honest, and ethical. At the corporate level, holism refers to the culture, policies, and leadership philosophy. A culture of holism must start at the top and be seen in the conduct and activities of the executives. The leadership of the corporation must develop a consensus around shared values in order to attain everyone’s physical, psychical, mental and social health.
Human has to become as holistic as possible and has to consider all important attributes to the highest possible extent. The organizations’ owners and managers should look at humans as multi-layered and not only as professional entities. In synergy, not only individually, we define humans as:
- Physical entity, implementing active techniques to gain physical balance;
- Mental entity, enriching sentiment, perception;
- Social entity, building quality communication with others by the techniques of professional and working development and social integrity;
- Spiritual entity, longing after self-actualization and the sense of life, carrying it into effect by the techniques of spiritual development; and
- Economic entity, striving to satisfy material needs as a person, family member, co-worker and a member of a wider society.
Humans possesses abilities, knowledge, skills and personal attributes, while at the same time he/she is also defined by his/her motivation, will, values and other feelings. Based on these a human strives to fulfil his/her life purpose through, among other roles, the role of an employee as well. Although work awards people with a sense of an identity, self-respect, social support, and material rewards, that is not the only role of an individual in his/her life; every individual is committed to a number of roles, for example, as a partner, a family member, a friend, a neighbour, etc. In each role a person has certain responsibilities, which should be fulfilled optimally, according to the current social standards. An individual that devotedly fulfils his/her roles must act as a whole in the best possible way he/she can – and must take into consideration everything important.
To be able to do that one has to strengthen his/her personal holism with praxis and awareness of his/her-self initially as a physical or biological/natural being, respectively implementing active techniques to gain physical balance (healthy eating, Ayurveda, massage and aromatherapy, relaxation, breathing techniques, physical activity, biological rhythm, additional medical treatments). A human must also be aware of him/her-self as a spiritual being that enables sympathy, perception, thinking and will-power through the art of living techniques (emotional intelligence, living in the present moment, not forgetting the future, positive thinking, and others). A human is also a social being who builds quality relationships with other people through techniques for professional and work development as well as through social integrity (upbringing, education, training, gaining work experience within professional career, etc.). In present times it is more and more evident that a human is a spiritual being who yearns for self-actualization and life purpose, achieving them through techniques for spiritual development (spiritual intelligence, meditation, mantras, yoga, logo-therapy, practical Buddhist principles for establishing balance, etc.). Also, in these times when we can feel the impact of the world-global crisis, the fact remains that a human is an economic being who, based on economic stability techniques (creative and working role in different organizations) satisfies his/her material needs as a person, a family member, a co-worker and a member of a wider community. In addition to that, organization can also contribute by creating conditions for the implementation of the appropriate approach for developing and strengthening personal holism.
Just to clarify, you get to decide the best years of your life, not your age.
Thus, we define the requisite holism of an individual existing and conscious of self as:
- Natural, physical and biological person respectively, implementing active techniques to gain physical balance (healthy food, Ayurveda, massage and aromatherapy, relaxation, breathing techniques, physical activity, observance of biological rhythm, additional medical treatments etc.),
- Mental entity, enriching sentiment, perception, mind and will-power by life balancing techniques (emotional intelligence, life in present moment, positive thinking etc.),
- Social entity, building quality communication with others by the techniques of professional and working development and social requisite holism (education, training, gaining working experience within professional career, etc.),
- Spiritual entity, longing after self-actualization and the sense of life, carrying it into effect by the techniques of spiritual development (spiritual intelligence, meditation, mantras, yoga, logo-therapy, practical Buddhist principles for building balance, etc.),
- Economic entity, striving to satisfy her material needs as a person, family member, as a co-worker and as a member of a wider society (partnership, parent-ship, employment, membership in associations and political parties, etc.)
Human is a complex being and at the same time also an individual. In order to achieve personal requisite holism she develops following main dimension and these are:
· physical balance,
· mental maturity,
· social integration, which also includes human professional qualifications,
· spiritual maturity and
· economic stability.
Therefore, we segment techniques to achieve the requisite personal holism of the individual into:
· the art of providing physical balance,
· techniques of the art of living,
· the techniques for professional and operational development and social integration, (i
· the techniques of spiritual development, and
· the techniques for economic stability etc.
Now we will present each group of techniques which are presented in picture very shortly.
Table 1: The structure of group techniques to achieve requisite personal holism
Techniques for ensuring the physical balance
Health is presenting the main part of physical, psychical, mental and social balance, which starts at accepting of one’s soul, mind, body and social entity as a perfect whole together with all its advantages and disadvantages. The second stage includes respecting of one’s own body and
careful handling as it is valuable and irreplaceable object. The third stage in establishment and maintaining of physical balance covers implementation of the techniques which are following:
· regular physical activities,
· healthy food,
· (correctly) breathing,
· massage and aromatherapy,
· music treatment,
· meditation and etc.
Art living techniques
As art living techniques which lead to mental maturity, we mention: (i) strengthening the skills of emotional intelligence, (ii) present life / life in the present moment, (iii) positive thinking (iv) cognitive methods or autogenously training, (v) visualization, (vi) yoga and (vii) meditation.
Emotional inteligence is a core variable for humans performance, satisfaction and happiness. Proponent of emotional inteligence concpet argue that emotional intelligence affects one’s physical and mental health. Emotional inteligence is connected also to spiritual and social inteligence. Also job satisfaction is significantely correlated wit it.
Professional and operational development and social integration techniques
The basis for defining the techniques of professional and development growth as well as social integration is the fact that human is a social being. For humans other people are important, because humans are fully oriented to life in society. The contacts with other people are not only the condition for normal and smooth development of humans and their personallity, but they are essential and necessary for their lives.
Socialization process and the process for personality development are characterized also by personal development, which is a permanent process. Human is facing with permanent process before he/she enters the school, when he/she is deciding about education, career, and his/her future in life. Later he/she is wondering about the possibilities of development in the working life and beyond what he/she will be doing at the end of working life. Personal development is development of human personality traits in a broader sense. It doing so, he/she is thinking along with personality traits, values, motives, attitudes, interests etc. which together with human skills, knowledge, work achievements, environment and own will create a requisitely comprehensive/holistic personality. Personal development can be seen as a learning how to achieve one’s benefits or happiness. Human's personal development is a result of professional, personal and work development. First, we mention professional development and practical Buddhist advices for creating a balance at one’s work.
Spiritual development techniques
The use of spiritual techniques has received increased attention and research especially around area of meditation. Human can achieve a spiritual maturity with using the spiritual development techniques. These techniques include meditation, yoga, logo therapy, practical Buddhist principles for achieving the balance etc.
Economic stability techniques
In the modern world humans have to ensure their and social economic stability in order to pursue their requisite holism. Let us mention the economic stability techniques:
· working in a variety of organizations with humans' creative and work role in different organizations;
· managing personal finance and investment activities (real investment - the purchase of property, financial investments - investments in the country, Investments - investments in companies and investments in financial institutions);
· Social security.
Some people have described the role of other creatures as that of intercessor on behalf of the human in both dreams and visions. Some birds and animals may indeed play that role. One thing seems certain: dreams, daytime encounters, and visions all consist of communications from higher powers who already know much about us and who have a specific purpose in revealing themselves to us and, at least for American Indians, appear in the form of birds and animals. Higher spirits may appear as a specific bird or animal with a specific purpose for bestowing powers. Quite frequently, within dream and vision experiences, we observe a change of bodily form so that birds become animals, animals become birds, and human persons take on other shapes. The Spider, Iktomi in the Sioux tradition, is noted for moving back and forth in various shapes during the course of these events. Sometimes, this phenomenon occurs to teach the human that in spite of different shapes and talents, the universe is a unified tapestry and not a collection of isolated, unrelated entities.
Vine Deloria Jr., The World We Used to Live In: Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men
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The power and majesty of nature in all its aspects is lost on one who contemplates it merely in the detail of its parts and not as a whole.
Pliny the Elder
My friend Susan Bangs Munro shared this poem of hers with me today. I just have to pass it on. Read it, you'll be glad:
Let us sprawl over the planet
like snow angels sheltering black fields,
turkey vultures lifting on the thermals.
Let tears flow from the tips of our wings
reaching across ravines, raining on forests.
Let our hearts beat tympanic,
reverberate as one with healing.
Let us shout a song of protection, not ownership.
Make it soothing enough to convert.
Let us touch, not take,
leave enough to plow back.
Let our footprints be small, our hands open, and
when our lives pinch, let us choose a smaller size.
Let us make room for animals we do not eat;
let us choose to not eat any animals.
Let us be quiet and listen to the birds.
Let us leave off naming them,
even the finches,who do not care for our fine distinctions.
Let us taste the bittersweetness of humility
before earth’s immensity.
When no one asks for our opinion,
surveying our thin skin, white hair, our age,
let our irrelevance make us risky.
Let us be rowdy with reason or without,
take the long view when our time is short.
Let us not count on rewards; it’s too late for that.
And because we are lucky to have lived so long,
let us meet the end with grace.
I’m sure that the song All of Me by John Legend is a classic, romantic contemporary musical piece. We have often associated that song with loving someone with your whole self, and it is remarkable to see a person giving himself or herself--wholeheartedly. From this act, I think that is the purest form of love anyone can offer and receive. This realization led me to conclude that seeing the whole of yourself and others is the key to attaining a deeper understanding of what makes us humans.
For years, I have always heard the word holism. However, I have never fully understood the concept behind it. That word was just plain nonsense to me because how could you form a new identity or property by combining differently functioning parts? Fortunately, it was only recently when I have understood what it meant to be holistic. Holism is defined as something that is made by many parts but is completely disparate from its components. I learned that being holistic is like combining various screws and pistons to create a car engine--which functions differently from the former. A holistic human is similar to that of the example given since we--humans--are formed by various aspects, specifically: physiological, cognitive, psychological, social, and spiritual aspects. All of these intangible parts complete our human essence. These contain our strongest points, as well as our Achilles’ heel. We can be proud of these, but it is up to us, whether to accept or improve our current selves.
Like John Legend’s song, giving all of ourselves is the highest form of love that we can offer. It is the purest and authentic essence of humanity. That is our yin and yang--a powerful declaration of human strength and fragility. Having the light and dark sides is not something we should be ashamed of. It is the quality that makes us complex, sophisticated, and exceptional living beings. That said, we must cherish our perfect imperfections--even though the world is beating us down--because someone will always accept our whole selves--regardless of how warped and unrefined our curves and edges are.
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I breathe in love, love fills me. I breathe out love, love surrounds me. I am vibrating with love and every cell of my body is smiling.
My energy creates my reality, what I focus on is what I will manifest.
I am a beautiful soul that radiates a vibrant and beautiful form. All is well in my body and mind.
I choose not to struggle I choose to flow.
I don't chase what I want, I attract it.
Positivity is all around me.
I am allowing new opportunities and blessings to enter into my life.
Prosperity flows to and through me, I am the master of my abundance.
I am free of self limiting beliefs.
I remove any mental blocks that are holding me back.
I am loved. I am loving. I am love.
I am separate from the negative feelings I am experiencing. They are thoughts tht will pass and I will replace them with positive words.
I am strong. I am solid. I am stable. I am powerful. I am confident. I am successful. I am abundant. I am divine. I am love. I am grateful.
I will remain present, understanding that I am always exactly where I need to be.