Wisdom Wednesdays: Herbalist’s Bible – Goldenseal

“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” – Hippocrates

Today we will explore the links between herbs, astrology, tarot, and other esoteric correspondences. Underlining the hyperlink text is some ear to the ground knowledge I’m passing along to those interested and/or curious.

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It’s been a very long time since I’ve flipped open in my Herbalist’s Bible. I went today as a mesh of Wisdom Wednesday’s and Tarot of the Day Thursdays operating my magic through bibliomancy landing right on Goldenseal although my first tries were not so satisafactory. First I was looking at instructions on evaporation followed by recipes for nut mixes particularly the spicy kind.

The snack nut mixes fell under a chapter on our circulatory system. I honestly try to avoid much of these more sometimes antagonistic topics for what it’s worth as it simply triggers too many in society who have strange opinions, biases, and pedestals they jump on to shout from.

Rather I’m trying to read between the lines as to why I wound up there on my second go at bibliomancy. Third time was when I finally landed upon an actual herb to write about.

I am guessing I landed there due to the correlation of the Leo birthday and lunar landscape tomorrow being that the chapter explains the importance of fats, fiber, and antioxidants to our heart, arteries, capillaries, etc. and as I noted Leo rules the heart as well as the spine.

Goldenseal as a Jupiter correspondence makes sense because my palmistry and references to my ring are synchronicities I can work with at present. All studies that I’ve previously written and explored extensively, but won’t be linking to today.

I digress though today we’re going to learn about Goldenseal. If you’re interested in previous Herbalist Bible blog posts I’m going to leave them directly below for reference so that you can easily reference them.

Herbalism Exploration:

The immense vines and leaves of the sweet potato plant have finally begun to sprout flowers. I noticed the first flower on my birthday yesterday.
Beautiful purple and white reminds me of Morning Glories. I had no idea that sweet potatoes even flowered so I’ve learned something new.

Sure enough these are in fact part of the Morning Glory family instead of nightshade.
We have only a few sunflowers left in bloom. Most were harvested for seeds or left for the birds to eat from. Some seeds will be saved for re-planting or feeding birds at a later date.

Goldenseal has a correspondence with Jupiter while also being helpful in rootwork rituals. We use this kind of ritual as a way to harness the energies of the fifth planet from the Sun, largest in our solar system, to work against Saturnine influences while also enhancing spirituality.

Jupiter has a direct correlation to the patriarchy through the act of fatherhood as well as the political arenas. The purpose of rootwork or even Root chakra balancing is that it helps to purify the liver and blood/circulatory system.

These plants are meant to provide feelings of warmth and contented relaxation. If we’re on the Tree of Life this would be Chesed connecting one to the Divine Masculine, higher states of consciousness, and encouraging leadership qualities of success based upon beneficence.

Astrologically Jupiter rules Sagittarius as well as Pisces in some schools of thought although I prefer to assign Pisces to Neptune. It is here that we wish to contact a person’s inner sense of justice, ideals, and morality. We explore long distance travel, foreign affairs, higher education, the legal system, and the urge for freedom while focused upon humanitarian/protective roles.

The Asian systems place Jupiter as Guru/Brihaspati or the Great Teacher and the element wood. All of this looks remarkably familiar if you follow my blog regularly even with the xeriscape and Yin Yang in our garden. As I’ve said I tend to lean more Jupiter, but it was in Leo when I was born on my Western/Tropical chart.

Ironic that in Vedic astrology Guru/Brihaspati is in the Ashlesha nakshatra. I should probably go learn about this. After all the index finger in palmistry or Jupiter finger is how one leads life.

I had to spend time re-supporting tomato vines which were beginning to fall over due to how tall they have grown for our romas. I believe they need nitrogen to help them get larger.
We have a secondary peanut plant growing in the wildflowers besides the now two in what was the carrot bed due to the squirrels in the neighborhood bringing peanuts from someone who is feeding them.

These plants have grown very large. The garlic chive is preparing to flower which usually makes honey bees ecstatic and also in the lower right is some basil.

With reference to the lunar landscape of tomorrow we will find Jupiter within Aries at 8° which for myself is my natal 6th House on the Western/Tropical wheel which is largely empty yet my Vedic/Sidereal would posit this to be 7th House with Chiron the Wounded Healer. We could explore this degree in a wee bit further just to have it as a great reference to the current astral energies we are currently aligned to.

Goldenseal which is an American native belonging to the buttercup family is used abundantly in the eastern United States deciduous woodlands. Vivid yellow rhizomes make the inside of this plant have a suitable reason for its given name. The seal relates within the given name to the decorative seals previously used to stamp warm wax onto envelope flaps.

Native Americans widely utilized this plant for gorgeous golden yellow dye introducing it to European settlers for therapeutics. Now protected due to over harvesting goldenseal in the 20th Century and beyond is legally protected becoming a top selling herbal supplement advertised to improve digestion, heal illness, and enhance our immune system.

Woodland goldenseal is well known as a social medicinal within several pharmaceutical companies. Scientists at the University of Chicago recently discovered that this herb works actively against Helicobacter pylori strains one of many germs that can cause diarrhea. This now becomes a need to investigate its use for deadly Giardia and Entamoeba histolytica strains.

Roughly 20% of the world’s populace is chronically infected with Giardia and approximately 50 million are infected with the amoeba E. histolytica making studies of goldenseal and other berberine containing plants vital. Salves and ointments containing goldenseal are also beneficial to skin infections and psoriasis treatments. As an effective mouthwash this plant will also treat canker sores and mouth ulcers.

Commonly one can use this herb by taking a capsule each day or taking a 2 to 4 mL tincture twice or thrice each day. Topical ointments and salves should be used as instructed by directions or doctor’s script. The main precaution for this herb lies in uterine contractions and it will be unadvised to use during pregnancy.

There may be drug interactions so always tell your health practitioner if you’re taking this supplement/herbal remedy to ensure there are no contraindications.

I’m uncertain of the yellow flowers, but the orange one is most certainly a zinnia.
Feels almost like a Skittle’s commercial!

While the following article is not specific to the circulatory system, but is rather to do with Reiki’s benefits to the endocrine system as a a Master certified Reiki practitioner I wanted to include this today as a PDF. I love that Reiki also helps with the nervous system particularly the parasympathetic system given my experiences on Cipro, gabapentin, and tramadol previously written about.

The stories I could tell about these experiences such as is it not weird that as I’ve said five months after two rounds of Cipro I tore my left ligament 75% needing surgery and still have nueropathy. I mean all these little puzzle pieces do form a picture after all despite the risks of any surgery.

The black box warnings that came late on script instructions via the FDA or those fighting for a cause because pharmaceuticals deny the links or pay to hush those telling the FDA to issue dire warnings/educate the masses!

Then the after impact of being on gabapentin and tramadol in terms of what both did to me for two months including losing consciousness more than once and nearly getting hurt passing out as well as leading to the cause of suicidal ideation I experienced/survived.

These topics dovetail back to my mom’s journey with Levaquin and pneumonia circa January 2022. These are all tied in and I encourage others to locate these blog posts through the “search/calendar” function in the sidebar; look for Asclepius. Go read medical journals about these prescriptions or even check out articles on being floxxed including Hormones Matter.

I mean gabapentin is also stripping one of I believe calcium and causes dry mouth as a side effect so shortly after I had two failed molars in my lower left. One was extracted and the other a root canal/crown! Thanks! Ultimately I can not remember or source the material. Some drugs increase calcium in the body which is also not beneficial. Instead what is essential is moderation in all things.

Forewarned and properly armed with knowledge will make you a wiser and better advocate in the allopathic system or medical control grid that seeks to supposedly heal, but in fact can do a lot more harm than good. We have a broken system that manages dis-ease not necessarily healing or curing for I do believe they think no profit is to be made in a wholistic and healthy populace when you can have a lifetime patient who is always sick.

Most prescriptions provided by doctors have been given to me with the doctor fully aware the risks and contraindications. I’ve instead had to become my own advocate and warrior relying back upon what I learned working in medical malpractice law firms. Then paying this forward to others willing to listen and learn from me/other’s hardships fighting against those who wish to silence anyone who speaks.

You see 3/4 of humanity has cognitive dissonance, and when cornered I can catch people including doctors making Freudian slips suddenly not conscious they just admitted to the knowledge of the risks and still prescribing what might be unwise to give out.

I have encouraged everyone to use etymology and get to learn their language context before they become even more ignorant. For example, pharmakeia should be understood better especially the second definition for the unsuspecting and naive. If you want answers start asking some questions! Don’t be unwise. Or maybe the reference in the etymology to poisoning.

I’m closing this out with a look at the energy of Jupiter as notated above astrologically so that my writing is not a soap box rant or depressing. Knowledge and education are power so use them to your benefit.

This degree appreciates the past and the lessons it continues to teach. By accepting what has gone before without regrets one develops an attitude which helps others to take a more positive approach to their lot in life. Freedom from history and wholehearted embracing of the process of change teaches others to love themselves more and to continually let go as they move forward.

The Chandra Symbol for this degree is “A double headed eagle, the heads face in opposite directions.” The eagles signify power. There is the power of youth with naivete as well as the power of old age with wisdom. When attachments are let go of all regrets concerning the passage of time fall away for although something is lost something else is gained.

This is the seed of Libra signifying the mystery of relating to our many selves unfolding over time which is the marriage of past with future. Work with guardian angel Achaiah and daimon Aamon.

Daimon Aamon corresponds with the Eight of Swords, Moon, Cinnamon, and Gemini. Connections to the deity Amun are found here. This fire daimon of the Summer Solstice or Solstitium wants one to be safe and happy while helping one find their soul tribe. Aamon will help you digest any emotional discomfort and let it go.

Essentially if you want to create alliances this daimon is recommended. You may find references here to the Ogdoad. The Lionsgate begins with our current lunation. It in fact does also reference our 12th initiation which in numerology can imply service to a higher calling for those who can hear their inner voice while responding to Earth’s needs.

This year it encourages us to manifest our highest intentions while sharing our naturally born gifts or insights with the world. Mycenaean kings erected representations of lionesses as an emblem and symbol of power to honor the Divine Feminine through Hera.

The Lionsgate is often on 8/8 of any year and can last through mid August. The tie in being our spiritual sun Sirius when the Sun in Leo makes alignment generative of a very high frequency in the 3D. Now is the ideal time for abundance rootwork with time spent outside, utilization of solar herbs, and a revitalization of your goals.

“I changed the computer background to a lizard. Its now a Monitor.” – Anonymous

This fixed star is upon Alpha and Beta Lacerta in the Lizard. The name is in reference to the Lacertidae family of lizards taken from Spanish lagarto or Latin lacertus (masculine) and re-spelled as lacerta (feminine). Lacertus in Latin referenced the upper arm or fascicle of muscular fibers found here.

Very little is otherwise really described of this fixed stars meaning. I’d like to posit the above might relate to our need to balance our internal Divine Masculine and Divine Feminine to achieve wholeness, harmony, and balance.

Work with Rainbow Hematite expressing that the combined elements of fire and air as seen in the Magician are essential for new starts, new drive, and forward momentum. Focus on your I Am as being the genesis of receiving blessings for all the hard work that you do. The affirmation is I am determined, driven, and look forward to a new breath of fresh air.

Have a brilliant Wednesday as well as the rest of the week. I will be busy at my part time cosmetology job awaiting news on job interviews for full time employment. If there is any changes to my schedule I will update here in an interest to properly balance my time management. Sending you lots of love! 💞🤗

We have received a new diagnosis for mom from the podiatrist that might include benign growth/tumors of the feet. It just never ends…

Tarot of the Day Thursdays: Cloudy With a Chance of Vocalization

“A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.” – Joseph Addison

Light bulb moments within the underlined hyperlink text have helped me better understand why I’m feeling rather angsty as of late with most people I’m interacting with. I’ve been for a month very short tempered!

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I was scheduling this for tomorrow on May 26, 2022, however, because today is actually World Tarot Day I’m sharing this on May 25, 2022. It’s a collective as well as somewhat personally valuable message from the Universe/Cosmos.

Every year on May 25 World Tarot Day founded by tarot grandmaster Den Elder in 2003 became a celebration after she grew tired of hearing negative misinformed commentary in the media about divinatory arts. She decided it was time to show the world at large the value of tarot cards. Most people still consider anything such as this as a doorway to “evil.” But why?

Because of incorrect and limiting beliefs through dogmatic religions meant to instill fear of the unknown. Dogmatic religion is a control mechanism and for a very long time has been used incorrectly to indoctrinate the masses of collective consciousness into committing some of the worst atrocities Earth has ever seen.

Not every cult, guru, or leader be they charismatic or other is operating from a proper place many of whom might be manipulating their followers. It’s up to each person to learn how to distinguish in a world of duality while realizing that what they see as negative also serves a positive purpose.

Believe it or not adversity and challenges build a stronger character! Being handed stuff on a silver platter creates the opposite where humans are complacent, take for granted, and don’t value correctly what has come to them so easily.

This is probably one of the most slightly oddball tarot readings I’ve gotten, but also one that immediately gave me an “ah ha” moment. There is a huge metaphysical component to this from the Bible in 1 Kings 8:10-12 regarding the concept of clouds or fog. But I do love the confirmation even as I’ve said if this happens to be biased that it has with the image flanking this blog post on Starseeds also.

I have been sitting for a few days on some introspection realizing I attract all the wrong into my life still. An example being that unlike most of mainstream society I don’t attach the terms friend or best friend to anyone who has not earned that title. I have a lot of acquaintances. It might be due to my desire for self reliability and keeping to my family to the dismay and judgment of many others in life.

I’ve allowed so many people into my life who have said one thing yet done the complete opposite while saying I’m the problem that it’s the exact frustration I have carried in beginning my business with those refusing to do their own shadow work.

Example the etymological definition of friend is kinsman, relative, lover, and to like/love. If you’ve wrongly attached this word to people you know perhaps you should get familiar with linguistics and the true “meaning” of that which you’re flippantly attaching to the undeserving of such a position in your life.

Friend is only meant to be used upon family members, spouses, and lovers whose company one enjoys and towards one whom you feel affection. They provide assistance, back/support you, and are to be granted a special access to the private/protected inner being of who you are.

Acquaintance is wholeheartedly different and more appropriate for many we are in contact with on a daily basis in our everyday lives. It is etymologically defined as to know, but is often superficial for the relationship is defined as experimental. In fact it can be as fly by night as a one night stand between two people.

It has nothing to do with the proper depth of relating that occurs in an actual friendship or the kind of bonds found between family or spouse. Modern society and psychology is indoctrinating blaming, shaming, and gaslighting under a guise of that they don’t. The quickness to call someone a narcissist, codependent, and such is palpable including the recent email I was subscribed to without my knowledge sending me so-called daily motivation.

It does the opposite so I’m now unsubscribed. I’ve put VPN as well as a service that blocks data harvesters on my website. Those who tell me I’m wrong for this should respect my desire to privacy and not being harassed. You don’t see me hounding my customers with continuous harvesting or sharing of their personal data to third parties.

I’m not a bad person for being selective of the companies or people I support because discernment is an important skill of boundary setting. The internet is becoming a lot like why we removed our home phone; robodialers. Well excessive promotion on websites of “sales” is the same form of high pressure sales that is employed with robodialers and the badgering done through long commercial breaks on television or radio.

The time to sell a service should be limited and not be the only focus of what you aim to share. I don’t abuse my blog readers in every post by asking for donations or support through purchasing an astrology report. This is a sporadic plug I’ll publish here and there without becoming a common nuisance. The service is there for those it appeals to which certainly will not be “everyone.”

I’ve had people’s websites actually be verbally/psychologically abusive over a desire to not be harassed and to have our personal data or browsing habits not sold. Do us all a favor and check your tone on your website with advertising. Being rude won’t win you brownie points.

Try a little honey over piss and vinegar because you’re butthurt that we want some respect also and to not be a victim of your possible greed. Everyone has to exchange and put food on the table, keep the lights on, and so forth. Neither is different or better than the other with the exception of those who also commit identity theft or other assaults including phishing scams. Or those with entitlement issues unwilling to put in a hard day’s labor for what is to be earned which I find to be lazy frankly. I was not born yesterday and I’m not naive.

I think what I’m noticing is that most of us don’t recognize the damage we actually are inflicting on one another. I actually wish those who pretend to be my friend would in fact just be honest. You do me zero favors by saying one thing to my face and your actions reflect a weightier acknowledgment that you’re not really a support network for me. In fact I don’t have a support network.

I’ve finally realized that through the majority of my life the only support network I ever had was my mother and step father. I’ve come to recognize myself finally and fully as the orphan archetype and social outcast not out of self pity, but to finally be honest with myself as well as others. Therefore if you think I’m going to hand you the title of friend or best friend you will have to prove to me that you even deserve such a position.

Much of this is bubbling to the surface right now because of my career choices and my personal life for the last two decades that are finally becoming what I call a quarter to midlife crisis rearing its ugly head for me to unravel and take responsibility for while also acknowledging what others won’t. Relationships are the involvement of more than one person.

Blaming, shaming, and gaslighting mean someone else is not taking responsibility for their contribution to the unraveling of intimacy better known as “in to me see.” I should preface by saying I don’t want to be told to try counseling. This I had in high school and it was actually not beneficial to me feeling like a waste of time/money for my parents.

I won’t air anything with my part time cosmetology job online. It’s thoroughly inappropriate and unprofessional. There is just some friction I’m trying to determine some responses to the dynamic which would be appropriate. I get it though. Pearls for example are created when an irritant is trapped within a mollusk or oyster and nacre is secreted in an effort to protect one’s self. The nacre coats the irritant building layers until voila you get a pearl! Some pearls take as many as seven years to be fully created. So no irritant no pearl!

“When the priests withdrew from the Holy Place, the cloud filled the temple of the Lord. And the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the Lord filled his temple. Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud; I have indeed built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever.”

Spiritual documents cause lots of problems due to exoteric literal interpretations to the point of generational curses or relational problems that should not actually be allowed to continue. These texts are meant to be read on multiple esoteric levels of which Kabbalists state there are at least around 4-5 levels of interpretation to study. A great example of this is the constant phrase placed online by psychological warfare operatives in various schools of thought who state “women are to be silent.”

Let’s take a look at a few examples of why it’s important to read spiritual texts from a higher consciousness. Secondly “sin” is an archery term and reference to missing one’s goals, lacking focus, and not aiming correctly at the target we mean to hit. Nothing was meant to be legalist or dogmatic.

In fact this is why I can’t stand to be in a church anymore lectured by clergy who teach incorrectly to their parishioners or watching television, documentaries, etc. from those who I find to be still walking in ignorance and professing they know truth. It’s of no offense to those who attend such functions, but to those who are meant to be the leaders of such institutions because they impoverish their flock! This heavily ties into my taroscope as my birth tarot cards were Hierophant/Temperance.

Hearing Englightened Perspectives:

Now let’s get an esoteric and metaphysical foundation for clouds by doing some research. This is the presence of the mind of God/Goddess in spiritual visibility when any one of us drops all of our formal religious exercises to rest in the consciousness of deity or the Divine Masculine/Feminine.

A brightness of innerstanding occurs so great that the priests are incapable of ministering. What transpires is no formal religious or thought exercises. A harmonious relation is to occur in relation to the eternal and unchangeable nature of Universal/Cosmic or Christ consciousness.

In the Bible as with all spiritual texts the term cloud as in the one which enveloped Moses is the Holy Spirit abiding in presence within each of us as the temple which guides us through the wilderness providing us with light at night through a pillar of fire.

Fire is a level of consciousness which is meditative charged with higher light. Water has been an ongoing theme recently in my blog posts, but that is the entry state of meditative consciousness. Fire is directly under quintessence when our life and relationship to the Universe is fundamentally changed.

Today’s tarot reading bestows us with the Sakura Cards from Cardcaptor Sakura with the Cloud and the Voice. We’re going to take a broader look at these for interpretation and to see what message they have at a deeper level. We’ll begin with the Cloud moving to the Voice.

Low battery warning for this Leo! Woke up today energetically exhausted.

The Cloud: The Cloud asks us to have strong judgment by relaxing and opening our inner self. Discernment is a means to making the best decisions in life. We are encouraged to express ourselves by staying close to art and music which will help us become more creative.

Energies are low vibration at this time. Do not do anything over and-above that which is absolutely necessary for now. By trying to force issues at this moment we run the risk of setting ourselves back or making ourselves ill/stressed. Save your energies for the time when you know you can use it to a much better effect. We are asked to ensure that we do not highlight the wrong source for feelings of wrongdoing.

This card is the numerological value of 26/8 embodying a resonance to the Strength tarot card. Two is a number of cooperation, teamwork, and emotional introspection. Six is the number of the homemaker, a first perfect number, and is both stable and harmonious. If we combine this message we find that it indicates a reliable team player/partner whose energy and thoughts revolve primarily around the home or compassionate activities.

Number eight is highly functional involved with achievement, success, and indicates a builder. The number twenty six influences career choices and the interactions of family, friends, and work associates.

This card implies that a person is dealing with conflicting energies between their domestic life and building a successful career. In the I Ching this is the Hexagram of Great Accumulation (Controlled Power) and Grouping (Union).

26/8 matches my birthday on 7/26 in terms of the day of the month within July. It is a quirky day in New Age because of those who ascribe to the following time/space theories.

I can’t remember if I ever blogged about this calendar or my research into it as I’m a White Cosmic Wizard Kin 234, but maybe one day I’ll spill some tea on what I studied with it. I don’t completely align to this philosophy though. I simply explore a lot and am eclectic or open to studying.

The Voice: Communication is key here. You may be feeling you don’t have the right words to use at present or you may be feeling that others behave as if they have more worthwhile things to say. Try and look at why it is you are not being heard. What is it that you need to do to get your point across? It might just be a lack of confidence here, but if others are louder than you it is in fact the quiet voice which often gets the attention for longer. Is there some backstabbing going on; could someone be doing this to you?!

This card asks if you’re being honest and sincere in ensuring justice and fairness for yourself. Your feelings at this moment come in waves that can’t be controlled nor can you distance yourself from them. They serve to help you listen more closely to your own thoughts rather than the opinions of others especially those of authority figures in your life who believe they know what is best for you be that within your group of friends, your family, or your profession.

This card is the numerological value of 24/6 embodying a resonance to the Lovers tarot card. This highly composite number takes the number four as a number of completion, stability, and highly materialistic connotations. It combines the High Priestess with the Emperor in tarot. In the I Ching this is the Hexagram of Returning (Return) and Arguing (Conflict).

Perhaps now is a good time to explain that many cultures have more than one idea or level of love. Funny how humans seem to forget this also!

For some reason today I felt the best preface right now to me was the following song. Humanity is on auto pilot and a large chunk of them in my opinion are not conscious of how robotic they are operating in their day to day encounters. They go through the motions, but they’re ultimately just not really even there. They don’t actively listen or remain present!

A few days ago the image I used was of the human heart. May this be helpful to you at this present moment in time/space.

Where or what is your home? We could look to the Hebrew letter Beth/Beit for clues. A son or daughter builds the house of God/Goddess. It is built in the heavens and reflected here on Earth with living stones. People throw this phrase around a lot not knowing what it even means online.

The stones refer to indwelling Universal/Cosmic consciousness and that which was rejected by the builders is our true selves or innermost character. Most of humanity rejects their true selves and innermost character in an effort to live in the Matrix or virtual reality they want to “belong to.” It’s a byproduct of serving the little rather than the higher self.

Beth/Beit also correlates to the term yoga meaning yoke/union and the breath. The true meaning of yoga is to unite oneself with truth or breath hovering over the waters of creation. This is the realization of self when consciousness crossing the abyss/void, reaches enlightenment, and is liberated. It is represented in the Hebrew letter Beth/Beit. A house full of false selves or little egos is a den of thieves.

Until you perform your shadow work your temple will remain filthy and imprisoned. Believe me there are a lot of little egos all running around and behaving quite fragile about their eventual ego death. Many of whom won’t find their way and won’t cross the abyss/void failing or needing another round in the wheel of potential samsara. No one said the journey would be easy, but many assume it will come without any sacrifice.

Purify your heart and the Divine Masculine/Feminine will inhabit the Heart chakra. Our spiritual purpose often overlooked is to build a wedding garment known as the Chariot, Merkabah, and light body. Get your house straight and you will see the Shekinah as a reflection of God/Goddess.

I’m closing this blog post with an empathy exercise because I need everyone to do so in an effort to learn about taking things for granted and lacking gratitude or being a bit inconsiderate from time to time. A literal lesson in walking in someone else’s shoes. I’ve learned to walk three times including as a baby, post foot fractures, and post ligament surgery.

A conversational question about my current responsibilities and what I should/should not be responsible for. Well this family is what has provided roof over my head, paid my bills when I’ve encountered hardship like job loss, etc. If you don’t pay anything forward I guess you’re the epitomized “taker” with no “giver” becoming the dichotomy of predator versus prey. Thankful this person made me realize this week how much I needed to recognize about listening to others rather than myself.

I want my blog readers to take time out of their day to imagine losing their mobility. Imagine if you will living in a two story house with a half bath in the first level where bathing takes place via a disability chair and kitchen sink. You do not have the use of a weight bearing left or right leg/foot due to an injury and must adapt to life on a knee scooter, crutches, or a wheel chair.

How will you cook/prepare meals, get hydration, receive your Amazon, Fed/Ex, or UPS packages at the door, and how will you get your laundry done when the washer/dryer are on the second level? How will you receive your groceries?

Will you just order out eating the SAD or standard American diet which is unhealthy? A great many of us actually get in the kitchen to cook/bake still believe it or not. We can’t eat processed commercialized foods because they legitimately are unhealthy and have caused us allergies, intolerances, and dis-ease. Get back to me when you’ve answered all these questions and let me know if you’re Superman or Wonder Woman who can be left alone without any assisted living then we can talk like civilized empathic adults rather than selfish immature children.

And on that note male or female without the use of a right/left leg or foot please explain to me how effectively you will use the restroom because it takes a toll to bear all your weight on the non-injured limb and can be difficult to lower to a toilet especially without grab bars. If you’re not careful you could even fall.

I’ve had a very hard time toggling responsibilities and giving up independence to be there for my mom and bear having so much weight put upon my shoulders in 2022 so much so I’ve wanted to move out. I’m now realizing this is also a byproduct of societies’ indoctrinating examples today of thinking only about self and never considering that we are to care for our neighbors.

Do not ask me if I can just leave someone alone who needs assisted living? If you’ve never been injured and you have perfect health say thanks. Prepare for the fact that at any moment you might face a speed bump along your journey and be forced to adapt. Put yourself in the shoes of another for once and realize sometimes a person needs a hand to accomplish their daily goals due to a handicap be it temporary or permanent.

Not everyone can be chopped up a la Orpheus to serve the needs and whims of everyone. Some of us have to say “No” to certain demands placed upon us. Am I angry? Yes, but somedays that is actually nothing new. I’m inherently tired of humanity acting infantile or stupid as I have no patience for either. I was raised by tough love not the coddling kind.

Clouds are sometimes wonderful because they shelter us from the very harsh rays of the Sun when the light is so bright we have to wear shades. They’re also a mixed element of air and water which provide us with rain. In a drought they would be welcomed by many, but everything in moderation because they can also bring severe destruction through harsh winds, flooding, and so forth.

Have a transformational Thursday! 🌩️📅

Dragon Garden Art, Orange Zinnia, and Fire Maple Dragon Tree
Organic cinnamon essential oil lotion was made this week! One batch only! I’ll make more at a later date amidst my busy schedule. No, I’m not selling this yet. I may have a potential customer willing to try some. It’s vegan except for the beeswax we use.
Dayflowers, roma tomatoes are flowering, and our neighbor’s who feed squirrels have planted peanuts in our carrots! Seriously?! I’ve been chasing them out and telling them “No,” but they want me to be a peanut farmer. Squirrels are very annoying.