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Elderberry is the talk of the town

With so many people experiencing the flu right now the entire US is finally finding out about more natural methods to prevent the flu and help deal with the symptoms.

Elderberry is making it’s way into the limelight due to its natural anti-viral properties. Health benefits of the elder plant include naturally improving colds, the flu, sinus issues, nerve pain, inflammation, chronic fatigue, allergies, constipation and even cancer. (2) When used within the first 48 hours of onset of symptoms, the extract has actually been found to reduce the duration of the flu with symptoms being relieved on an average of four days earlier. (3) During the 1995 Panama flu epidemic, the government actually employed the use of the elderberry to fight the flu. (Source: https://draxe.com/elderberry/)

The two most common types of elderberries available are the European elderberry (Sambucus nigra) and the American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis). The American elderberry is the wild species often found growing in old fields and meadows. The raw fruit contains a component sambungin which may cause vomiting and severe diarrhea if ingested. The dried fruits are less bitter than fresh.

Here is an easy to make recipe. This is the not same mix as the one I sell, but it will work just as well (For mine, go here: www.lavenderpotions.com/store )

Homemade Elderberry Syrup

INGREDIENTS:

3.5 cups cold water
2 cups organic dried elderberries
1 tablespoon fresh or dried organic ginger root
1 teaspoon organic cinnamon powder or 1 cinnamon stick
1 cup raw honey
DIRECTIONS:

  1. Pour water into saucepan and add elderberries, ginger and cinnamon.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 40–45 minutes or until the liquid has reduced by about half.
  4. Remove from heat and mash the berries.
  5. Pour through a strainer or cheesecloth into a glass bowl. If you use a cheesecloth, make sure to squeeze out the juice.
  6. Add honey and stir until well-combined.
  7. Bottle final product in a sterilized glass container.

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Missing those we love

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On a daily basis I am reminded of just how much I am never alone. I am loved by so many souls on the other side. It’s hard some day when you can’t reach out and touch them or hear hear voices. I would love to feel the pat of my Granny’s soft hand or the smell of my Papaw’s pipe smoke just one more time.

Close your eyes, calm your mind. Forget about the day you had, forget about the kids hollering or your spousal argument. Picture peace, happiness, love and whatever vision is a happy place for you. For me it’s a few things and will depend on what I’m trying to do. The sound of the ocean moving and seagulls in the air flying are pure peace to me and bring me harmony. I focus on those things to relax my body and when my body is relaxed, I ask them if they have a message for me. Sometimes I will hear in my mind “I love you” and sometimes they give me an old happy memory. Each person’s experience will differ.

Congratulations you just meditated 🙂

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Clove Essential Oil – so much more than a great smell.

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This has become one of my favorite oils. It has so many properties to it but my fave are the analgesic properties. I use this oil as part of a burn cream mix. I burn my arm regularly on a ceramic curling iron. I’m a klutz!

It must be used with a carrier oil of some type even an unscented lotion if you’re going to use it on your skin.

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Daily Reading for 12-07-2016

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Daily Reading for 12-07-2016

Today I pulled a card from Keepers of the Light oracle cards. I received the Joan of Arc card and how beautiful is this message.

Joan of Arc teaches us to stand up for what we believe in and voice our truth. She’s a wonderful guide for all lightworkers to call upon for help. She will help you realize you do not need to defend your beliefs. You don’t need justification from others to know you are able to stand in your truth, honest and loving. She will help you to focus on being the human your higher self already knows you can be. Share your wisdom. Your story will inspire someone else. Allow your experiences to become teaching lessons and turn them into light and love and healing messages for others.

Just for today: I am a light worker on a mission helping others to heal. I have wisdom to share and love to give. #joanofarc #archangels #dailyreading #lavenderpotions #metaphysical #angelcards #angelintuitve #healingheart #helpfulperson #yoga #meditation #higherconsciousness #highervibration #higherself #loveyourself #loveoneanother

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Are you aligned?

Healer and Seven Chakras

Clearing your chakras will help in more than one way. It will help heal not only your body, but your soul. Open yourself up to the experience. ❤

#chakra #metaphysical #reiki #reikihealing #yoga #meditation #higherconsciousness #highervibration #lavenderpotions #loveyourself #loveoneanother #lavenderpotions

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Daily Reading for 12-06-2016

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Today I pulled a card from the Fairy Tarot card deck. I have an affinity for the fairies! The card I pulled is a Major Arcana card – The Star.

Beautiful and stunning this card shines so bright. Whenever things get tough we have to remember there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. It’s our time to shine. We are the stars of our lives and when we believe in ourselves we are able to share this with others. This is why it’s called moving mountains. We have the ability to remove our own obstacles and in doing so show others the amazing possibilities life has to offer. We will survive. We will thrive. And if you have a difficult moment, remember the beauty which is shining so bright… your inner star, your inner fairy. Nothing can dampen that if you choose to shine.

Just for today: I’m so happy I shine like the star I am! #iamthestar #fairytarot #dailyreading #lavenderpotions #metaphysical #angelcards #angelintuitve #healingheart #yoga #meditation #higherconsciousness #highervibration #higherself #loveyourself #loveoneanother #fairies #fairyology #doreenvirtue #radleighvalentine

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Daily Reading 11-30-2016

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Daily Reading 11-30-2016

I’m a few days behind! So we will start again. Today I pulled a card from the Angel Tarot cards. I pulled Two of Water.

For this reading this card is about forgiving the one we love. We’ve all experienced being hurt by someone we love. It’s time to forgive them and move on from the pain. When we refuse to forgive we carry the pain around and it affects our energy. How can you be your true higher self while holding a grudge? You cannot. Carrying this negative energy can actually affect you physically by giving you an ache or a pain you didn’t have before. Therefore you are hurting yourself by not releasing the pain. Release it, let it go. You don’t want it, you don’t need it. When you’ve done this, notice how much better you feel about life. You’ll smile more and have a happier outlook.

Just for today: I forgive all those who’ve hurt me. I forgive myself for hurting others. Happiness is mine. #angelcards #forgiveness #archangels #dailyreading #lavenderpotions #metaphysical #angelcards #angelintuitve #healingheart #yoga #meditation #higherconsciousness #highervibration #higherself #loveyourself #loveoneanother #doreenvirtue #radleighvalentine

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Daily Reading 11-24-2016

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Today I used a deck from an artist whom I’ve met and just adore. Her artwork is filled with love and light – Celebration of Love. The card I pulled is Abundance.

This card is filled with earth angels and beings of the earth. On this day of thanks in the US we need to remember Mother Earth and the blessings she has provided for us. We take from her every day and we also need to thank her for the gifts we receive to nourish our bodies. She is love and we should all love her back. Take the time to plant a tree or a flower bush. If you live in a smaller place, get a planter and Plant something green to last all year. These are the ways we can replace the goodness we take from her. Every hole should be filled with a new life. You can also take this time to create a fairy garden to honor the fae who live near you. I have beautiful fairies who glow brightly at night on my property. It’s truly a sight behold.

Just for today: I am thankful for Mother Earth and the gifts she provides. I will make a difference by planting a tree or other greenery. #motherearth #earthangels #fae #fairyology #fairies #archangels #dailyreading #lavenderpotions #metaphysical #angelcards #angelintuitve #healingheart #yoga #meditation #higherconsciousness #highervibration #higherself #loveyourself #loveoneanother