I’ve said it before, I believe nature has a cure for everything. Just listening to the news everyday and being aware of what is going on around us, is enough to make anyone ill. I seriously believe that the body’s ability to protect itself from illness can be enhanced by a number of factors actually – the way you think, the way you deal with stress and the nutrition you receive. I’m game for trying natural therapies that really work like yoga as I’ve previously mentioned, but aromatherapy is also gaining my interest. I suppose as a nature lover, its because aromatherapy is where pure essential oils are extracted from plants for fantastic therapeutic purposes.
The oils all have their own aromas and healing properties. I’m thinking of rose, geranium, camomile, eucalyptus, lavender, jasmine and rosemary among others. The oils are absorbed into the skin to treat things like anxiety – something I’m sure we’re all suffering with. What I love is that you can use them in your bath, in inhalers and in massage and they’re pretty safe as I’ve since discovered that they are beneficial for people of all ages. I’ll share more about them in the future, but just do research in the meantime before using them.
Possibly like a number of people I am struggling to feel positive with the world right now. The atrocities and murders in last month have you wondering what is the point. The cacophony of feeling I have, hurt, anger, distress, confusion, sadness, the list goes on. All of that will be nothing compared to what the victims, their family and friends are feeling. I honestly cannot see any stars in this darkness.
There again you have to look don’t you? If you walk with your head to the ground you will never see the stars. You have to make the effort. Nothing is easy these days but you can look for the good, in fact you have to, it will not come knocking on your door. My wife and I had not planned to visit our family In India this year but decided we want to. Skyping is great but we want to feel the physical bonds,hold each other be in the same space. If we had known we would be going I guess we would have aimed to be there for Diwali but just being there will be enough. Whichever time we choose we would have to organise a loan, in advance of us going, so we can organise and purchase the tickets, I found an online company that we are favouring, their loan application appears very straightforward.We plan to go after the Christmas travel is over some time in January, dates not set as we both want to spend some affirmation time at my Ayurveda school and don’t know of the availability yet.
Sometimes knowing who or what your stars are helps; mine are my wife, my family, my faith, ayurveda & yoga; making time to be with them, enveloping myself in the familiar warmth of my beliefs helps me cope in a world that feels like it is getting darker everyday. Who or what are your stars? What is getting you through the darkness?