Birthstone for February is the amazing and magical Amethyst crystal. A crystal which will lift you up and expand your understanding of life's mysteries.
A crystal often connected to our Crown chakra, our connection to divinity.
Put an amethyst under your pillow for pleasant dreams or rub it against your forehead for headache relief.
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This plant I would love to lay my hands on.
Historically one of the most famous perfume plants, the ancient Persimmon (not to be confused with the modern persimmon fruit). The ancient plant was grown by the shore of the Dead Sea, and was called
Balsam oil by the Greeks of that time, and is believed to have been used for religious ceremonies, in medical preparations and as a perfume oil.
Pliny, the Roman writer, historian and natural Philosopher, wrote that the ancient Persimmon oil was treasured as high as gold.
Sadly today, nobody knows what happened to this plant.
In 1988 a jar of oil, believed to be a rare finding of the fragrant oil of the persimmon, was discovered in the Qumran caves beside the Dead Sea in Israel. The oil was still liquid, but had lost all its fragrance. The researchers also found another unique feature of the oil, besides being 2000 years old, unlike other oils which normally float in water, this one sunk.
Today perfume oils are seldom used in commercial perfume making, as their fragrant staying power is limited to three to four months.
I dream about the days when we went to/goes to our own herbal maker (if we were/are, not able to make it ourselves), to get fresh and pure facial & body products for the coming month.
"There are many, many people around the planet who have had an enormous boost and expansion of awareness this past December, and this is good! Now they are ready to start the work of becoming custodians of the planet."
(Inelia Benz http://www.ascension101.com/en/home/ascension-blog/70-january-2013/300-what-2013-whatever-next.html)
This is what we need to do, care for our planet! Our beautiful Earth is giving us so much, always, it is time for us to look out for her as well. In your mind feel how you give her a hug, every day.
Not that we need to let it all hang out at all times, but definitely we need to let the girls out every now and then. According to medical anthropologist Sydney Ross Singer* "Breast cancer is caused by bras (...) Bras are designed to change the shape of a woman's breasts to a culturally approved image (...) Bras also create a pressure band between the breast and the lymph nodes, causing inflammation and swelling, and causing lymph to back up, restricting the body's natural detoxification system."
Whatever is the cause of breast cancer I do believe in a free flow for our body system, with less or no constrictions. When possible be without restricting bra, and as much as possible wear one without wires, and when you are at it, you might as well consider ditching the antiperspirant.
Traditionally, Oregano has been used for thousands of years as a supplement to strengthen immune systems. Oregano contains thymol and carvacrol, two oils that possess amazing bacteria-fighting power.
Over the years, several scientific studies have proven the antibacterial power of Oregano. One study tested Oregano oil and other essential oils against 10 different types of harmful bacteria, including E.coli, Salmonella, and Staphyolococcus. Of all the oils tested, Oregano rated the highest in germ-killing activity, and carvacrol (the component in oregano) ranked as the strongest anti-bacterial component among all the oils tested. Another test specifically showed Oregano oil’s ability to fight the Staphyolococcus bacteria – Oregano not only damaged the structure of the bacteria, but also reduced the bacteria’s ability to generate harmful toxins.
Besides its fantastic abilities as an immune booster and bacteria killer for the body, Oregano is an all natural, yet powerful preservative in products, the plant's strong antibacterial properties allows the products to have a longer shelf life, keeping them fresh and safe to use, naturally.
If you can't eat 'em, don't put it anywhere near your body. Your skin is an organ- your largest organ in fact and it's constantly working to keep your insides safe. Anything that isn't organic, natural and edible means it will cause inflammation in your body (aka those aging free-radicals). Let's be clear, our scientist friends that deem most cosmetics safe are not out to hurt you, BUT what they consider "safe" is not what we consider safe...
If you were born in the month of January, certain gem stones have more vibration power for you because they are associated with the time of your birth. These are called birthstones or natal stones. The Garnet is the traditional stone for January, and a stone of purity and truth, as well as a symbol of love and compassion.
Resembling pomegranate seeds - the little red gems were named from the Latin word "Granatum".
It is the stone of the first/base chakra, and the healing properties of the January birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to the blood, heart, lungs and infection. The gemstone Garnet is most commonly known as deep red stones with a hint of orange/brown, and is also used to enhance sensuality and sexuality.
higher self meditation
-The Great Bell Chant(The end of Suffering)
-Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
-Magic Mantra-reverse negative to positive - by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa
-Deva Premal-Gayatri mantra