She’s a witch, burn her!
The herbs law, coming into effect in April 2011 presents us in the EU with a multitude of opportunities.
No-one knows exactly how our natural wellbeing shops will change yet, but one thing’s for sure: life will be different for all of us who choose natural herbs for wellness over pharmaceutical drugs.
Believing it’s a bad thing and complaining about our rights probably won’t get us anywhere. We’ve seen this dominant patriarchal attitude with natural herbs before. Hands up who’s been involved in a witch trial in a previous life? Maybe they won’t burn us for selling herbs this time round, but they clearly want to burn our boats.
Modern medicine is only a few hundred years old, in its infancy. While thousands of people the world over die each year from taking pharmaceutical drugs “when used as intended”, there are few recorded deaths from herbal use. There’s no need for double blind random placebo Big Pharma controlled tests when we are in touch with natural medicine. All animals self-medicate, and we are animals, too. Self medication is natural and normal to us. It’s not natural to go to someone in a white coat when we feel under the weather. Talk about giving your power away.
We have always had a symbiotic relationship with plants and herbs, and we always will; no man-made laws can alter that. The only person who can alter your relationship with plants is yourself, so it’s your choice, always your choice. What frequency do you want to resonate at? The frequency of Big Pharma, or the frequency of the earth? Choice… Say it loud and say it proud.
You may know that my love of natural wellbeing plants extends to the healing love of ayahuasca and iboga. I’ve never seen such shifts in people as I have when they invite these spirits into their lives — myself included. I will always believe the Universe loves us enough to keep its plant gifts available.
Regardless of what is legal and what is illegal for sale, plants will always grow around us. And here is the solution to this weak attempt at making us pop pharma pills: It’s time for us to bring our innate knowledge up to date.
If you feel moved, you could embark upon a herbalism course. You could find out which herbs grow around you and what they do. Being your own Doxtor is easy, you just need a little uncommon sense.
You can’t stop herbs from growing, nature will never suppress herself with her bounty of food and medicine. Where there is currently a lack of either of these, there will be abundance when harmony is restored. Also, there is always enough love inside ourselves to keep us happy. And happiness is one medicine they can’t ban or restrict.
No matter how hard it becomes to acquire the herbs that we want and need, there will always be a way. we’re a creative bunch!
Jack and the beanstalk
The moral of the story for me when reading this classic children’s tale is this: There be gold at the end of these plants, but there also be a great stomping giant. Always use plants wisely and according to a qualified herbalist instructions. When you are more in touch with your instinctive healing side, it may not be so crucial, but always proceed with respect for these plants, especially when pregnant and breastfeeding.
Smile, the universe loves u and will always guide u to love more
PS: if you want to know how animals self medicate, read Wild Health: How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them, by Cindy Engel
PPS: Have you seen my new omega 3 raw vegan icecream video yet?
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