Strega's Pearls Remedies and Recipes
The spirit of rose will bring the heart back together again making it whole.
She will bring wholeheartedness into one's life. She helps the heart stay together keeping the good juices in and bad juices out. The blood is pure and full of red love juices. If one were to drink her fluids she goes through the system cleaning the organs and astringe the toxic juices out of the system leaving only what is nutrition of the system. If someone only has bad juices she will take that and leave your insides dry.
If one were to gargle with her tea she can help you to sing, with love loud and clear. After gargling at night one can just sip the last remaining liquid to slightly astringe the body for nighttime rest and dreaming. If her buds are worn around the head at night one will dream with love in mind. You can also dream of love, pure love. If she is hung around in the room love will enter your life. These events and changes take time but not too much time to where one becomes impatient.
Love is always ready to enter the heart if the heart is open with purity and trust.
Trust the world and trust in love. Rose she can help.
The above paragraphs are directly taken from my journey I had with the spirit of the Rose.
Ponderosa pine is one of the most sacred coniferous evergreen trees of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It grows on South facing slopes in rocky, well drained sandy soil. It easily reaches 100ft in height and 3ft diameter, and if left alone long enough trees can triple that size. The needles occur in clusters of 3 and are 6”-8” long. The bark is reddish brown, thick, deeply furrowed, and fire resistant. In fact, Ponderosa forests are healthiest when intermittently exposed to low temperature wildfires. The bark also has a sweet, caramel scent. Ponderosa is a rubefacient, diuretic, and the needles and resin can act as an irritant on the skin.
The medicine of Ponderosa pine is famous for high elevation lung ailments. The boughs are boiled for tea to help with any lung infection. The needles are high in vitamin C and especially delicious as a backcountry tea. The young shoots can also be eaten. To combat colds and flus pour a strong tea into a hot bath and soak for a minimum of 20 minutes while burning the pitch. Essential oils are released in both the smoke and the steam and when inhaled have anti-bacterial/microbial activities.
The pine resin can be burned and the smoke used to purify any room. The pitch is light golden yellow to off-white in color. It is the blood of the tree and a sign that spring has sprung when it bursts to the surface out of the bark. It can also be seen when the tree is wounded. I like to harvest Ponderosa pitch in the spring when it is sticky and infuse it into olive oil, which we use as an antibacterial and anti-rheumatic agent in salves and balms.
Sitting with this tree is very grounding to the spirit and helpful for cultivating connection with this land. There are a few grandmother trees left in the Boulder area, Colorado’s stories are available to those who would listen. Sit and listen to her stories.
We all need to feel the bare earth beneath our feet but we are not always able to have that time in nature. We can connect with the earth and her energies anytime from anywhere. It only takes a few minutes to actualize ubiety.
This is my grounding technique:
Take off your shoes feel your feet on the ground if you are not outside it does not matter feel your body from the inside. Wiggle your feet press them into the ground feel your ankles, shins, calves, thighs, put your hands on your lower belly and feel your womb, your creative center. Breathe into your belly button, your chest, shoulder, arms, elbows, hands, neck and head. Now create a root from the base of your spine and send it into the earth. Going down through the floor, the foundation of the house and into the earth. Keep sending it down . You may pass an underground stream, tunnel, or animal. As your root descends the earth around it gets warmer, until it reaches the gold, molten lava center of the earth. Allow your roots to plunge into that molten core, and like straws with every inhale draw up the golden energy until it flows through and fills your whole body. First your feet, then your legs, belly, back, chest, shoulders, arms, hands, neck and head. Feel the warmth of the earth’s heart and as you exhale feel the light and warmth intensify, as though a bellows is blowing upon this golden flame and causing it to burn more brightly. The heat burns away the negativity, anger and desires that encumber your spirit, and you see those emotions being consumed and purified by the golden fire. Now imagine a blue light coming down from the sky connecting with that gold and washing over you. After 10 breaths, allow the visualization to settle, and calm. Feel the stillness, notice the quality of it inside of yourself. Now notice the silence that exists within that stillness. Listen to the silence, feel the stillness. It is the difference between having chocolate and tasting it. Engage in the stillness and the silence, and after 10 breaths of each, experience spaciousness, become sky. Not a sky, with clouds and airplanes and birds, but sky, spacious, never ending, infinite. Rest in the spaciousness of this feeling, taste it, be it. When you are ready, release these energies knowing that you can return when you need and slowly enter into your body, and your day.
This meditation will help with aligning yourself to the rhythms and energies of the earth, grounding yourself here and now, as well as with the universal energies of the sky, receiving them both inside of you to create a healthy balance. This will make it is easier to feel as if we are walking in a good way on this plane, and whenever we forget our spaciousness and stillness in the moment to moment demands of modern life, we can return to this state by just remembering and breathing for a few moments. The more we can balance and align ourselves with our environment the easier it will be to create sacred space for ourselves, giving ourselves what we need to feel good, in a healthy way, and exchanging this same energy with our relations. Seek your strength within and you will find there the earth, the mother of us all, and the ultimate life source, be that Great Spirit, God, or whatever name by which you call that force.