The meandering thoughts of a modern-day hearth witch.


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Hearth and Home // Healing


I have been feeling rather 'under the weather' lately, both physically and emotionally. I did not want to have to make a trip to the doctors, but yesterday I decided that enough was enough. I have been coughing for weeks,  and no amount of licorice, methol and eucalyptus, nor hot lemon and honey seemed to be working. 

So now I have a week's worth of penicillin to try and clear up the infection. I wish I didn't have to; I hate taking antibiotics, but I guess sometimes you just have to do what your body is demanding. And then I remember that, even though it is now mass-produced by pharmaceutical conglomerates, once upon a time it was just fungus. 

It makes me want to study herbalism: properly.

That takes care of the physical. Now to the emotional.

As do many, I find this time of year difficult. It seems to have gotten worse as I grew older, but I find the dark months so...well...'dark'. Tiredness and irritability seem to take over and it is a battle to find energy sometimes. I think having the additional residual anger and sadness from the loss of my Dad is making this year particularly testing. 

So what do I do? I have lots of warm, healing baths, with candles: blue for healing, white for light, pink for emotional well-being, purple for confidence. I have crystals which promote positivity around my bathroom and on my alter: amethyst to absorb negative energy and rose quartz for emotional balance. 

I try to eat 'wonderfoods' which pump me full of important vitamins and minerals such as magnesium (spinach, almonds), selenium (brazil nuts, seafood) Vitamin C (citrus fruits, green vegetables) and Vitamin D (seafood, oily fish.) This is the area I fall down on most often. I find it can be a vicious cycle: I don't want to cook if I'm feeling down; not eating properly makes me more down; I don't want to cook...

So for lunch, parsnip soup: warming and hearty, an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of magnesium. More on that next time...

It's good to be back!

8 musings:

faerwillow said...

~sending you a gentle breeze to soothe your soul and ease your mind...healing blessings upon you to get you feeling well...we are struggling with sickness too...going on two weeks and try as i might to battle this bug with all of us...my efforts are coming up short...the darkening of these months are trying...you are not alone...here night seems to come by about 4:30pm and the rain seems to be endless...it can wear on you...know you are l♥ved and we are here to lift your spirits always...as for the loss of your father...it is a difficult path to be on...as the days go on...time does heal...i know it will never bring him back...but remembering him keeps his spirit alive within you...i send you much l♥ve and light avie...brighter days upon you this day and always~

Mother's Moon's Message said...

good to hear from you.. has been a while. sorry to hear that you are under the weather yet glad to hear that you are well on the road to recovery. I like you do not like antibiotics and try my best to not have to take them. but sometimes as you say the body calls.

Sending you warm hugs and blessings in this time.

Aine O'Brien said...

Good to have you back! I have found that these remedies work very well, but once in a while we have to get the prescription. I also hate taking antibiotics, but it can't be avoided sometimes.

Hope you are feeling A+ soon!

Little Messy Missy said...

Hope things look up....xoxoxoxo.

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Aaron-Paul said...

Chin up sweetie, think beautiful things, nourish your mind with thoughts of loveliness :-)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

So sorry to hear you have not been well. I don't like to medicate that much, myself. But sometimes you need to do what you must do. Sending healing wishes your way! Theresa

Avie said...

Thank you for your warm and healing wishes, one and all. It does indeed nourish my mind to hear such thoughtful words. Blessings, love and light. xx

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