Making A Medicine Bag

Healing Medicine Bag near ailing Sequoia Tree

A “medicine bag” can be what you carry with you in case of an emergency, your own or another. In the world of energy medicine it can also be what you create to give an animal, plant, person or place in need of healing.

Today’s medicine bag was a donation made to assist a tree with its healing process, and to create peace in the environment which it found itself. Unfortunately, the home builders didn’t take into account the space needed between homes a century ago, or didn’t consider the immense size a Sequoia tree would become at the time of its planting. Either way, the tree recently took the brunt of the dispute when someone (as yet unidentified) drilled into its base and poisoned it. Neighbors were infuriated and broken-hearted to learn what happened to their grand tree.

With thoughtful consideration using suggestions from fellow “tree people” and my own creative design I came up with a tailor-made medicine bag for the ailing Sequoia. The idea being to include ingredients that have specific healing qualities related to extracting poison (or other toxins) from a system, while other components are added to strengthen the body during detox and protect it from untoward thoughts, energies and spirits. The tree as well as its human neighbors could use the support!

Medicine Bag ingredients

Here are the components today’s medicine bag and their healing properties:

juniper tree trimmings – The magical properties of juniper include cleansing, protection and removal of evil spirits.

cornmeal – used as a blessing, offering, power of transformation, and bridge from one state to another.

almonds – nourishment, and watchful keeper of the medicine bag recipient

jasper crystal – “supreme nourisher”; provides grounding, comfort and security

burdock root – cleansing and protective; purifies the blood (or in this case, the chlorophyll and sap)

ginger slices – awakening, stimulating, helps one step into a fully empowered version of self.

garlic – protects and repels evil.

dandelion – sunny strength and determination to persevere through hardship, powerful detoxifier.

stinging nettle – transformer of fear and unworthiness to acceptance and strength; helps one to ‘stand tall’ in the face of pain.

cinnamon stick – protection, connection to spirit world, antioxidant.

Oak Bach Flower Remedy – to provide strength, endurance, stability, courage, and power.

Once the ingredients were lovingly tied into a bundle I placed the bag amongst the vinca of my local fairy mound to infuse it with healing blessings from the Nature spirits.

Infusing Nature’s magic into the bag.

Of course, the Highest Good of the medicine bag recipient is always priority. If, for reasons unknown to me, this tree has chosen to exit this physical realm (yes, trees have their own kind of consciousness) then my hope is this bag of healing remedies and prayers eases the tree’s journey and brings peace to its human neighbors.

You, too, can make medicine bags for yourself, pets, plants, friends, or even places where the land is suffering. Small medicine bags, peacefully charged crystals, painted rocks, or other healing totems can be placed at or near road intersections (hidden so they’re not distracting) where tragic accidents have occurred to help heal the site and prevent further injuries. You could also place them where pollution is damaging Nature to help invite healing energies to the site.

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Prayer Request for the Grand Sequoia Tree

Grand Trees.©David Leahy Photography

I begin this blog with a beautiful image from local photographer, David Leahy. His keen eye for magical, natural moments is astonishing!

May this lovely photo set the healing tone of what I ask of you, dear reader. Yesterday I learned that a local, grand Sequoia (seh-koi-yah) tree was drilled into and poisoned less than month ago; it is slowly dying. The Audubon Society has commented on this matter saying they’re not sure if the tree will survive. They have posted a $1000 reward for any leads to the perpetrator(s). As you see in the news photo many parts of the Sequoia are now browning.

KATU news story 03/20/21

I have queried with this tree through the use of dowsing to ask if it wishes to receive healing energies, and does it wish to survive? For both questions I got a “Yes”.

💚WHAT CAN WE DO?💚
Send love! If even for a moment, hold this wondrous tree in your heart, acknowledge the beauty and history of this being. Hold a healing light around it in your mind’s eye. If you do nothing else that will suffice.

🙏OFFERINGS🙏
Some years ago I was advised by a lovely Indigenous woman to always bring gifts to the Spirit of Place you are visiting. Organic tobacco and cornmeal are considered respectable offerings. If one doesn’t have those on hand then a prayer, flower, gift of “Thank you” from the heart will do.

🌲✨For those who practice energy healing in person and at a distance✨🌲Send remedial plant medicine. This beautiful tree has suffered from an unknown poisoning, so it needs an antidote! Common herbs used to detox a body include black walnut and…

Detox herbs.

Call out to the spirits of these medicinal plants to come to the aid of the Sequoia tree.

This morning I received swift response from friend, artist, author, wisewoman, and Grand Archdruid of AODA, Dana O’Driscoll. She contributed these lovely ideas:

  • Bring telluric currents from 🌎 and solar currents from the ☀️ into the 🌲.
  • Chant, sing, dance, or drum healing energy into the 🌲.
  • Send LOTS of energy, in person or in spirit.
    Get others to join you in this. 💫💫💫
Sunlit trail. ©David Leahy Photography

Synchronistically, I learned that today, March 21st is officially the International Day of Forests in the U.K. and Scotland!
https://globaldimension.org.uk/events/international-day-of-forests/2021-03-21/?fbclid=IwAR2Sv4C7wFT9NEXWhUZRDKNWJlaU4ZnyX2oV3OM73Gc_AJlwzck3hHdsjFg

KATU news cover story
https://katu.com/news/local/reward-offered-after-giant-sequoia-poisoned-in-ne-portland

Photos credit:
David Leahy Photography
Purchase photos: https://davidleahy.smugmug.com/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DavidLeahyPhotographyn

Ancient Order of Druids in America
https://aoda.org/

Kitty Ji and I thank you sincerely for your help.

Faithful healing companion, Kitty Ji.

Tasty Vegan Homemade Chai Recipe

Yum!

Whether you’re allergic to dairy, want to ease the suffering of the beautiful cow, or just like milk alternatives, here’s a tasty recipe.

We LOVE traditional chai tea made at our fave restaurant but it’s taken many long months to figure out how to make it at home. Finally, mission accomplished! To make it vegan was my next challenge. Today the stars must’ve been aligned just right because I think this recipe tastes very satisfying using almond milk instead.

Here’s the scoop:

In a sauce pan heat 2 cups almond milk (I chose unsweetened). While it’s warming up add 2 rounded teaspoons of your fave black tea, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 teaspoon fennel seeds, 4 green cardamom pods, and 2 teaspoons organic sugar.

Bring to a boil, then move to a low heat burner with lid on and simmer about 10 mins. You might leave a little air gap so the brew doesn’t bubble over the edge of your pot. Voila! ❤️☕️

For my taste I needed to dilute it with a bit of hot water as the end result had a very concentrated flavor.

What a versatile recipe! You could modify it with any add-ons that appeal to you. Give it a try. It’s so tasty and nourishing in cold weather!❄️

Upcycling Plastics

Plastic Bottle Dress, Pinterest

One of the greatest frustrations I’ve had for years is how difficult it is to buy food and online items w/o getting a ton of plastic containers, wraps, bags, and packing material. With the recent uptick in Amazon deliveries the bubble wrap packaging has truly proliferated.

Online stories abound with photos of birds and marine wildlife choking on, ingesting and dying from suffocation from plastics entering the waterways. Microplastics are getting into the digestive tracts of every living being on Earth, including humans.

Many recycling locations have stopped accepting plastic items which leaves us with a pile of ‘stuff’ in the middle of the garage that has no where to go; I don’t have the heart to put it in the garbage. My hope is, within our lifetime there will be technology in place to deal with this nasty mess humans have made.

In the interim we must find and act on ways to upcycle these plastics and keep them useful. A little internet search revealed a number of creatives out there doing just that. Take a look at the links below and see if they spark you into action. If nothing else, please try to find produce not sold in plastic, talk with your grocer about non-plastic options, and write manufacturers urging them to consider earth-friendly packaging options. Let’s do this!
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Lots of creative ideas on Pinterest
https://za.pinterest.com/plasticssa/upcycling-plastics/

Kids in Colorado Recycle Plastic Bags into Mats for the Homeless
https://www.greenmatters.com/news/2019/01/23/6BWNiwH-a/plastic-bags-homeless-mats

Crochet Artists: Make Waterproof sleeping Mats!
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/140033869643325176/

Turn Plastic Bags into Drinking Coasters
https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/plastic-bag-drinking-coasters

Make Lanterns! This One Even Looks Like An “Ode to the Corona Virus!” https://inhabitat.com/sarah-turners-repurposed-plastic-bottle-lamps-illuminate-the-beauty-of-upcycled-materials/

Make a Decent Looking Trash Can Out of Plastic Bags
https://diyjoy.com/diy-trash-can-plastic-bags/

Don't throw that plastic in the trash! Links here on all kinds of creative ways upcycle that plastic.

Create Pretty Little Trees
https://feltmagnet.com/crafts/best-plastic-bottle-crafts

Did you find some other creative ideas for up cycling plastics? Please share in the “comments” section below. Love to hear your ideas!

The Healing Waterfall of Light

Healing Waterfall of Light

An earlier piece of artwork I did. Only recently did it occur to me what the image represented.

When standing in the darkest hour surrounded by despair, take yourself deep into the heart of Earth. In this soothing, quiet, nourishing womb cave you stand in the waterfall of pure Light 🌟💦, allowing it to wash away the pains, attachments, energy parasites, and misconceptions. 🌎

Healing spirits appearing as orbs surround you. They attend to your wounds, lighten your physical being, and transmit messages of Love and strength from your spirit lineage. ✨

Sacred snake arrives to teach you the power of shedding your old skin of outdated beliefs and false perceptions about yourself and the world you occupy. 🐉

Giant crystals holding the memory of deep, ancient, planetary and universal wisdom become your new mirrors, reflecting back to you the eternal, indestructable Spirit you are and always have been. ❄️

You are birthed anew. 💖