My Herbs Blog
There is a swing, a swing that has been happening for decades back to the natural, back to herbal medicines. Plants are unavoidable, and grow everywhere, despite mans best efforts to control them. They defy weed eaters, and even atomic bombs. They are diligent, virulent, and extremely durable. When we are all gone, they would cover our magnificent structures and buildings in no time. Just look at your property. In one season, without care of the lawn, wood surfaces, decks, cement, driveways, and just about every surface, including the house and the roof, plants would take over. A jungle would quickly cover the earth. A thick jungle of plants.
At one time- plant medicines were the only medicines available. Ok- there are some brews that are made with toads, and other animals. I am not for that at all. Plants have been with us from the beginning. Where do I see this going? I see a movement for people returning to nature. I do not want to see more mega companies sprouting up selling supplements globally or through Network Marketing. THIS IS NOT SUSTAINABLE. Truly it puts us back in the place of dependence on the producer, and not in a place of independence.
What I am suggesting is not going to be desirable for the person who wants to make millions and billions of dollars. I honestly think it is a shame to use plants this way. To mass market them, harvesting them like we have with animals is ridiculously wasteful. I have always appreciated how the Native peoples of this land used everything and wasted not. I love small companies making small batches of herbals from nature, and their gardens, and small farms. If more people did this- we would see a big shift.
I also want to TEACH people how to take care of themselves this way, or at least a few individuals in every small community. We live on less than 2 acres, with access to a few more acres, and the breadth and wealth and abundance of plants on that small acreage amazes me continually. To me, there is no better form of care than taking what the earth provides at your doorstep. I guess I am talking to country people. If you are in the city, that is harder, but the creative ways people build city gardens, and community gardens can be an answer for many.
It saddens me deeply to see the world turned upside down by the scare of a virus. Man has been working with natural remedies and viruses for thousands of years. Now if we are talking the Big C, or some other disease- this is much harder to take care of naturally and requires many lifestyle changes. For the world to grind to a halt over an acute health issue is only because of lack of knowledge. The bible says "My people are destroyed because of lack of knowledge." Hosea 4:6
So while people have been swept away with the world, and the senses, we have forgotten who we are, where we come from and the power we all hold as divine souls. We are created in God's image. We are more than worthy. He has given us all the things He gave Jesus, and more. The power from on High. The world would have us forget. The world would have us be slaves to men.
Where do I see Herbal trends going? I see people who know how to read the land, and understand Spirit will not be swept away in this madness. Take what you are learning and apply it. Come to your true self. Learn who you are. Turn off the noise. Get still. Be quiet. Listen to the still small voice. Start growing plants. Learn about the plants you have in your area.
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