Friday, 5 October 2018

PHYSICAL & MENTAL LEARNING


This week is focusing on the physical and adding in a mental exercise for you to explore your own mental powers and willpower.



As adults, we learn that our mental state of mind will impact our physical body. A quick example is someone who is struggling with depression which can result from drugs prescribed or physical pain being endured. Resulting in - not having the positive, happy face which is only acceptable in our politically correct society. They don’t want to go out. People don’t want to talk to them.

I am in tune when I speak to people who are struggling with cancer and the see-saw emotional roller coaster ride.

Here is a list of natural herbs, you can look at to see if they can improve and assist in the emotional roller coaster ride. They come with many other healing benefits from healing eye problems to memory improvements.


       Alehoof
       Brahmi
       Chamomile
       Chervil
       Dill
       Fennel
       Goto kola
       Herb Robert
       Mustard (plant)
       Passionflower
       Sage
       Skullcap
       St Johns Wart and
       Valerian

These are just a few to assist with the emotional lumps and bumps. I often make a tea with freshly picked leaves or dry the leaves in the oven and then placed in the refrigerator to protect against mold in our tropical climate.
I encourage you to do your own research and see which one of these works for you.

For example Chamomile benefits a more relaxed sleep at night, another bonus is elevating your mood. The downside of having too much chamomile is creating a restless night because of too many dreams, also for some, it can cause a rash.

People have asked me how do I know what to take when and how much? This is a difficult question, but the answer is simple. Listen to your body. If you are taking too many things at once, you won’t know what is working and what isn’t. Try to keep everything simple. I understand in the early stages of learning many new things. It can become a little overwhelming, and you want to throw everything at your body at once. Just to get rid of the damn cancer out of your body.

To give you an example of what I do, then you can sense and feel what your body is telling you. (It is a way of learning to trust yourself.)

Recently I had difficulty sleeping this often happens around full moons and eclipses. For 3 nights, I had organic chamomile tea. Sometimes I will have 2 tea bags and sometimes I will only use the one. (Depending on how tired I am, and how much I am craving sleep).  When the dream activity starts to go a little overboard. I know to cease and go it alone. The additional benefits of being happier because I have had improved sleep and feeling more relaxed to go about my daily life is confirmation. The herb has done its job. I don’t take it on a daily or nightly basis.

The Goto Kola I had to my banana smoothie using 3 - 4 freshly picked leaves. The added benefits of using this herb, is arthritis and pain associated with rheumatism, improved brain capacity. Good for healing nerve damage and healing wounds as well. So many benefits from such a simple plant.

Goto Kola

This is why it is good to keep a diary and journal to see what is happening.  A pattern emerges for you to understand your body and its vibrational, magnetic and energy rhythms.

If you would like to challenge yourself to a mind exercise this week ?

Mind exercise.

 I am fortunate to have a timer which dings at every 2, 3, 5-minute intervals, depending on how I set it. A mobile phone can be used and set to a five minute or ten minute alarm to assist until you find your comfort zone.

Step One. Relax yourself in a comfortable position, away from distractions and noise.

Step Two. (if you are comfortable….?)  8 counts for the in-breath and 12 -16  counts for the out-breath.  Repeat until you are feeling - focused in mind but your body is feeling more relaxed.

Step three. Remove all thoughts from your mind. How long can you do it?
This is like holding your breath for a certain count. But in this case you are freeing the mind and the agitation of thought. How long can you hold this emptiness without stress or straining?

If you find this easy to do? You can test yourself in a crowded shopping mall. Sit on a seat and see how to empty the mind of all thought and hold that emptiness while the hustle and bustle of life surrounds you.

This little exercise will show how agitated your mind is, and can be used as a gauge to understand how your body will naturally respond by being agitated.

Hope this bit of insight helps on your healing journey?

Stay strong!

Karen