Mary Hadley - aka - Maria
When things are feeling really bad, when there seems like no way out, when you think you've tried everything & nothing works, remember you don't have to do this on your own....friends lift us up, they give us pearls of wisdom, they make us laugh, they make us cry, they share our lives, our troubles & our problems & sometimes......just sometimes......they give us hope, they have faith in us when we lose faith in ourselves, they give us perspective & then they make us laugh again. All our emotions are good - even the ones that feel bad. Things never stay the same - they are forever changing & with change comes progress & new life.
Have faith in Yourself - Have faith in the future
"What exactly is the problem with Medicinal Herbs?"....a friend said to me yesterday...."Talk about a problem that doesn't exist".....We had no problem with Medicinal Herbs until the EU decided we did!! Do problems really exist or do we just decide one day there is a problem? From who's perspective is there ever a problem & who's perspective do we follow? From the perspective of the EU & various affiliated bodies, there is a problem with using herbs containing medicinal properties without a license for each & every one of those herbs. From the perspective of many other people, bodies, companies, practices, there is a problem if we can't continue to choose how we use medicinal herbs. If there is conflict in opinion & perspective & both perspectives are deemed to be right....what do we do?....There has to be compromise, there is a solution - it is not necessary for it to be made so difficult, or even maybe impossible, for some practices or companies to continue. Why would the EU choose to create hardship with such far-reaching effects, when a compromise could be reached by encouraging the working together of Orthodox & Alternative - there is no need for it to be them & us. This level of control does not create the best environment for healing & after all that is all that anyone wants - isn't it?
Suddenly Herbs are under threat - something we thought we could rely on may not be accessible to the ordinary person anymore. What do we do? We feel powerless & angry - the powers that be, have deemed themselves in charge & it feels like there's nothing we can do about it.
We spend our lives putting our faith in someone elses hands & when we try to take charge by learning how we can heal ourselves - it seems they want to take it away. Many people don't even get to the point where they think they can do anything to make themselves well & every day people continue to use pharmaceutical drugs to relieve their symptoms. There is a list of possible 'side effects' that comes with each of these drugs & we learn to live them - this is just another term for toxic overload. Pharmaceutical drugs only ever target the symptom - they stop the body working in a certain way - they switch off enzymes & sometimes this can be permanent. Herbs are an alternative solution to this - they work with the body & enhance it's healing potential - yes they can be powerful, yes they can create a toxic effect sometimes, but don't pretend to us that pharmaceutical drugs are safer. We rely on these alternative sources & we shall ultimately choose how we wish ourselves to be healed. No-one, not even the pharmaceutical industry, will ever stop this. We healed ourselves before it existed & when this all dies down, we will continue to heal ourselves.
Keeo your right to choose - ban the Herbal Medicine Ban
Last night I saw a documentary about a restaurant called The Clink, set right in the middle of a prison & run by one amazing man - a chef/prison warden - the inmates worked in the kitchen cooking up michelin style cuisijne & it was a popular job for them. It gave them purpose, but much, much more than that....it gave them hope & a vision for their own future. These people had done terrible things & yet within them was the will to change, to succeed......& I watched while these people changed in front of my eyes.....because of one thing.....FAITH. They were finally being treated like human beings, being valued, congratulated, trusted.....& they could finally see where they were going, & that someone believed in them. One young guy went from nothing, no qualifications, no prospects to being offered a 19k job in a michelin restaurant on his release!
There is good in everyone....when you choose to see it
Play the Cards You Were Dealt?
Well, that’s the cards you were dealt, son, they say
And you know; they lie to your face.
They don’t even know, that they don’t know
That the world doesn’t work that way.
For you’re never stuck with a hand in this game
Unless you ‘think’ that you are,
And if you want things different, instead of the same,
Then you’ll have to raise your bar…
It’s ‘not’ the cards you were dealt in life;
For you pick each one by name.
And if you still don‘t like the hand that you made,
You always can change the game.
When it’s getting late, and time to cash in,
You’ll find with a peaceful ‘grin’
That you never could have lost the game,
You only always win!!!
Kevin Gregory Uhrich
When the sun comes out, our hearts glow, we shine & laugh, we relax & feel soothed & calm. When it rains, we feel deflated, downcast, sombre, fettered, & we hunch our body up in protest - we dance to the tune of the elements. This is our perception. But what if the sun to us means deprivation, starvation, no crops, no water? What if the rain brings joy & laughter & dancing in the street, because finally we can drink, & grow our crops & feed our animals? This is also our perception, & with it, we can create almost anything.
What does the world look like through your eyes?
Sometimes I ask people if they drink water & I'm amazed how many people don't - I asked my Dad - he said "never touch the stuff" - then when I say how important it is & maybe start to list some of the main reasons why - their faces start to glaze over, or the subject gets changed - either way people don't want to know. So I ask myself.... 'Why don't people want to know what will keep them well? Maybe because they don't believe what I'm saying?' Ofcourse....I'm not a doctor - so what do I know? Doctors would have told us if water was so important - wouldn't they? Not really - no. Doctors can perform amazing feats in surgery & they do know life saving techniques, but they don't know everything & their focus is not on health maintenance, but usually only witness the result eg bad health, & this is what they treat. Maybe you will never know what water can do for you - but only experience the results of not having it.
This sounds like a crazy thing to say...ofcourse I want to be well...don't I? Not as crazy as you might think - illness gives us a way out. Illness allows us to create the changes in our life we are too afraid to make on our own. People drive themselves on, because they don't know how to get off...off the treadmill, out of the rat-race - whatever you want to call it - the conditioning we receive around work runs so deep, it is impossible to separate what we do from what is rational, but we are running on conditioned ideas - ways to run our lives put there by people we love & society. Messages we see & hear constantly support our feelings of worthiness, self-esteem, & a sense of belonging to society - we have a place, we know our purpose, or at least we think we do. But sometimes, when your inner voice calls you, you've just got to jump...yes, it's scary going against all the safety, the judgement, the feeling of panic, insecurity, failure, inadequacy...but would I rather be unwell so that I can say...."I had to give up my job - I had no choice"?
Sometimes you've just got to jump
When things go wrong, I cannot see what I've got...everything looks bleak & the more I try to figure a way out of it - the deeper I dig myself into the feeling that things are wrong. But they're not! I am just not prepared to do what I need to do to get myself out of the situation. That sounds crazy I know, but mostly I gravitate toward the things in my life that feel the most familiar, so therefore I am almost guaranteed to have the same outcome. When I want to try something new, I don't know what the outcome is going to be, so I only have my imagiination, and that's where it can get hard because fear often dominates my thoughts, but I have learnt that no matter what my head says...it's my heart that matters....my heart that drives me on when all else fails....my heart has all the answers & if I go with my heart & my true will...things will always turn out ok...sometimes more than ok.....
Follow your heart & fly
If the world was full of cynics, where would I find my joy, hope, passion & inspiration? Everywhere I looked - all I would see is mistrust, deception, fear & failure.
I used to be a cynic...I could strip anything down to how it was doomed to fail - I could even prove it & I was SO right! It did fail. Everything I saw in my minds eye was already sealed in my imagination, and all this was while I thought I was being positive! I thought by seeing in advance how things could go wrong - it would save me a lot of heartache to avoid them. I couldn't have been more wrong!....I got taught how to think like this, by the surroundings I grew up in. All the people I loved & respected taught me how to be cautious & watch out for pitfalls - so that's all I saw.
Now...& I am still learning - I'm looking elsewhere - I'm looking to people who are fearless, who are inspired, passionate, who create change & empower me to follow my heart.
Change is like the blood flowing back through your veins
I love sleep....not just because it's nice to sleep, but because of what happens in my sleep. I get to heal, & I do it all pretty much without even knowing I'm doing it. My dreams all mean something, they're sorting & filing my unconscious, I'm making Melatonin - a powerful antioxidant, mood lifter & sleep regulator, & my hormones are running riot knitting me back together! When I wake up the job's done - it's like I get a brand new chance....everything feels hopeful. I always want to remember - no matter what, no matter how big, no matter how bad....
Tomorrow has the potential to be brilliant!
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