Whew! I simply cannot wait for the April 30th Eclipse and “New Beginnings”. The last few months have been real doozies at my house. I won't go into detail, but suffice to say that truths came out that have been hidden for a while. Talk about a “Grand Finale”! I sure do hope yours was less turbulent. One of the simplest ways to handle what comes at us is to always be humble enough to look at the situation with open eyes and an open heart. I know, I know…easier said than done. But if we can, we will learn a great deal more than we originally expected to.
It would be totally awesome to just have a clean slate to start over, but life does not work that way. We will always have left over baggage that needs to be dealt with. That baggage can be parasitic if not taken care of. And that is my topic for the month.
In any instance, whether spiritual or physical, the first thing we must do is recognize that we have a problem. And we can have just as many spiritual parasites as physical ones, so both will be covered. As a matter of fact, I always cleanse both when I do. One attachment always leads to another. Some of the most common reactions when we have a parasitic infestation of any kind is uncontrollable and spontaneous fits of anger, letting our imagination create stories that are not based in fact, and the inability to see the difference between what our mind has created and reality.
There are also beneficial parasites, again, both physical and spiritual. The key is to keep what we know is good and dispose of what is not. I should have written this article for March, because I have an affinity for the “Green Labels” for these types of relationships. Oregano, Rosemary, Basil, Thyme, Cilantro, Tea Tree and Fennel are all beneficial for both types.
I do want to point out that most of these can be used in dishes throughout the week on our table, both for infestations and for prevention.
The one that does not fit into our diet so well is Tea Tree, so I will start there. Tea Tree is also known as melaleuca. There are several species of tree that make up this genus, but the one I use is Melaleuca Alternifolia. It has the added benefit of being GRAS (generally recognizedas Safe) for consumption if I do want to include it in a smoothie. Otherwise, you will want to look for a topical application.
Tea Tree Oil is known as the Oil of Energetic Boundaries.Yep. You read that right. It is a cleanser by nature and clears negative baggage. It specifically cleanses codependent and parasitic relationships. These toxic relationships may be with people, microorganisms in the physical body, or spiritual beings. Tea Tree helps break the bonds so that new, healthy connections may be formed.
Oregano is another of my favorites. Known as the oil ofHumility and Nonattachment, it has very similar cleansing effects to Tea Tree, with the added benefit of clearing blocks. It is especially adept at helping us let go of materialism.
Thyme, such a petite and tiny little plant that can spread and cover vast areas. Known as the Oil of Releasing and Forgiving, it gets right to the point. How can we let go and grow if we first do not release and forgive the past. Releasing removes the bond, forgiving heals the wound.
Rosemary, tis for remembrance my love…The Oil of Knowledge and Transition. Rosemary helps us to look deeper to find the root or core experience and the flexibility to adjust if needed. It aides in Transition and change.
Fennel. The oil of Responsibility supports us when we have let fear or shame paralyze us. It helps us reestablish a strong connection to the body and self when there has been weakness or separation.
Cilantro the Oil of Releasing Control. The keyword again is Releasing, and this one, known for its amazing flavor in most Salsa’s is a powerhouse at releasing debris that has built up, not just in parasitic fashion, but literal debris that our bodies have attached to and need to let go of.
Basil, my first love of the spices. There are periods during the year where I could use it in every dish for weeks at a time. Known as the Oil of Renewal, Basil is my burn out buddy. When I forget to shut off and let go, Basil helps me refocus and renew. It gives hope and optimism to the tired soul, and when I go really deep in attempting to solve a riddle, this one can get me reenergized and ready for the next round.
As you can see, Just the descriptions of these amazing plants give us direction and instruction on how they work on both physical and spiritual levels. They are phenomenal in savory dishes, which allows us to enjoy them as we work through our problems and that makes them ideal and worthwhile components to our nutritional program. Prevention is much easier than cleansing (although these make it a pretty simple and easy task) so make sure you enjoy these in your meals throughout the week to help keep you on track and in balance. Have a great month from our home to yours, with Love.