The ART of Ayahuasca. To partake or not.
My observations and insights
Before I go into my personal insights and observations, I want to give you an overview of what this plant is and does. You will see in this article both the PROS and the CONS of drinking this tea brew. You will see my personal nightmare of an experience for 3 months. (I did not partake personally, however, my husband did, UNknowningly.) I want to let you know what this is and what it is all about. Also, for those of you whom are 'Christians' and think this may be of 'UnGodly' intent and to use this tea is a sin, then I would kindly ask you to look in your own kitchen pantry and see what you have that is more than likely very UnGodly. Also, take a look in your medicine cabinets of all the Rx and OTC drugs you are 'legally' taking in which harms the temple that God so lovingly provided for you to live in. You will be surprised of how 'sinful' your kitchen and medicine cabinets really are. Think about those things. Those whom partake in the poisonous drugs that are deemed "legal" by the powers that be are just as sinful as those who are purchasing 'street drugs.' More Rx drugs kill hundreds of thousands yearly in the world. That topic is for a different article. Please absorb the details in this article before you get so hasty to throw stones. My understanding of this tea came from online research, emails from people, and in person interviews with different Healers. Please and thank you for sharing. Vinaka VakaLevu~
What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahausca pronounced: (ī-yə-ˈhwäs-kə) better phonetics: (I-ya`-wus-Ka)
A giant vine native to South America (especially Banisteriopsis caapi), noted for its "psychotropic" properties. However, is it really psychotropic /psychedelic? This vine is known as the 'Vine of the Soul', 'Spirit Vine' and 'Vine of the Dead'. Perhaps the more reasonable attribute is that it brings you into complete conscience of inner awareness and understanding. (Only if taken with the oversight of a Shaman/Healer/Medicine Man/Woman.) The vine grows abundantly in the Amazon Rain Forest, for that matter, in most Rain Forests such as Fiji. (I wish I would have been aware of this.) It is also commonly known as "Hoasca" or "YAGE." Ayahausca is a brew of various psychoactive infusions or decoctions prepared with the Banisteriopsis caapi vine. The finished brew is referred to as: “La Medicina,” the medicine. It is either mixed with the leaves of dimethyltryptamine-containing species of shrubs from the genus Psychotria or with the leaves of the Justicia pectoralis plant which doesn't contain DMT. DMT is a mixture of two different plants — a perennial shrub called chacruna (Psychotria viridis) and the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi).
Chacruna contains a substance called dimethyltryptamine or DMT. The primary ingredient of chacruna and chagropanga is also a neurotransmitter found in all human beings and plays a key role in all kinds of extraordinary states of awareness. Dimethyltryptamine, or DMT is a powerful, naturally occurring hallucinogenic compound, structurally related to a drug you may have heard of before: LSD. "The chemical structure of Ayahuasca is closely related to the chemical structure of some neurotransmitters secreted naturally in our brain's DMT. Monoamine regulates the amount of serotonin and dopamine in our neurotransmitters. The DMT's component propellant are held responsible for dreams, every night when we sleep. Our brain from the pineal gland secretes small amounts of DMT, and for this reason, we relax and have visions in our dreams." DMT is found in hundreds of plants around the world. Here is an interesting point about DMT. Naturally-formed DMT has been found in the bodily fluids of people diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia, a severe mental disorder, in which sufferers interpret reality abnormally. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and extremely disordered thinking and behavior that impairs daily functioning, and can be disabling.”> (the last quoted paragraph comes from HERE.
"Ayahuasca is a way of making available DMT, a very powerful stimulator of seretonin receptors in the brain," says David Nutt, founder of Drug Science, and the former chair of the advisory council on the misuse of drugs. "Basically, DMT doesn't normally get into the body because it's broken down by the stomach. However, what native Americans learned hundreds of years ago was that if you make a drink with the plant product that contains DMT, and mix it with a bark product, the bark product acts as a blocking agent and the DMT can get into the body."
Why should I drink Ayahausca?
Good question. OK, so this will make Christians wonder why the hell we would do such a thing. As I mentioned on some videos, there are certain modalities to assist us in really awakening our inner being and our pineal gland also known as the 3rd eye. I have discussed partaking in the Peyote ceremonies. Peyote is another plant/mushroom thate nables you to explore your core being to release any negative entities from yourself and come to understand the darkness that lurks within your core. It also helps you to become aware of past demons that should be purged from your system. These medicinal plants are great aids to help you release your inner demons from times past. Partaking in these ceremonies, as a Certified Medicine Woman, allows me more insight to help guide others on their journey to break the chains of the hauntings deep within. The Ayahausca tea is much more powerful than it's relative, Peyote because it allows you to unveil the darkness that may or may not lurk inside you.
When one wishes to embark on this journey for soul/ chain breaking, then they must have much courage and not be timid as they must face their demons of times past. Therefore, when partaking in this tea, it is very important that you know what you are about to engage in and have a Healer/Mentor/Medicine Person with you, to guide and coach you through the experience. Depending on the history of experiences you have had in your life, will depend on if you have a complete night of total bliss and better happier enlightenment, or a complete night of total terror or delusions, that you could never imagine or think up on your own. You will get what you need in your healing or growing process, not what you want. My healing process with Peyote has always been of the colorful and happier enlightenment nature, with no horrible demons creeping around me. However, when I experienced a deeper journey with the Peyote, I was able to release some monsters lurking in my mind, from my life 26 years ago. I was able to deal with and release all of those horrid demons that I had tucked so far away. I was able to feel the pain once again and release the final chains that were confining me in a tunnel. This was great as it expanded my horizons and awakened me to an even deeper meaning of life. It did indeed help me to feel a deeper connection with myself and embrace self love and total freedom from the worldly 'normalities'. With that being said, I only dealt with the demons from my ex-husband from 28 years back, however, I dismissed some loose threads still lingering deep inside. They were never a threat over the past 15 years until some spirits got entangled with me, from the demons that were unleashed from my partner's partaking of the Ayahausca. I believe he did not have knowledge of taking this Aya, due to the nature of how everything was done. More about my 3 month experience below.
Sure, I hear you now, some of you will say, but Lynnette I have God to help me heal. Great and that is what should be done. However, God can ONLY help you if youhelp yourself. Did you think of that? See, the human brain tucks away so many dark secrets that are never to be seen again until something 'triggers' an emotion to release the demon from within. ONLY if you allow those demons to come out full force, will you be able to find who you really are and enjoy TRUE FORGIVENESS of yourself, and others whom may have harmed you, whether it be physically or emotionally. Get it? There are way too many people suffering with some type of depression or sadness or even emptiness in which they are unable to dive deep into their hidden abyss. This person will often try to hide and suppress those demons from the past by pretending to be happy or something they are not sure of. Therefore, to help guide someone into their caged past, will help them uncover and deal with things that they tucked deep inside, instead of throwing them out. Just like hypnosis works for some people to get over their addictions or depression or whatever psychological emotion is ailing them, the Ayahausca and Peyote will help one to over-come the hidden demons lurking inside. This allows a person to acknowledge and face those demons that are holding them back from making good decisions in their life. Make sense? Good. Now you understand why someone would partake in such a mind altering plants.
Please also keep in mind that when partaking in the Ayahausca tea, it is important to realize that you will be having deep and extreme emotions to release and let go of. It is inappropriate to use this plant in a recreational manner, as it is sacred for ceremonies of healing therapy and a spiritual journey. Ayahausca has allegedly no addictive properties, therefore it is allegedly non-addictive. It is also good to note that Ayahuasca is a sacred purifying plant that can cause vomiting, diarrhea, sweating and other effects of purification, this is called purging. Believe it or not, many Veterans are turning to Ayahausca in order to deal with their onset of psychological disorders from wars and killings. It has been noted that Veteran, Richard Stroder, turned to Ayahausca after many attempts with Rx drugs and VA hospital appointments. He found no relief in the world of Rx meds. Stroder found relief when he found his way into the jungles of Puru as he was steadfastly searching for ways to heal from PTSD and rid his nightmares. He is now an advocate of psychedelic treatment. You can find more on this guy HERE. Ayahausca ceremonies will help you to also see spirits of those from your deceased family, or traumatic memories from your childhood. Also traumatic memories from your adult life in which you have hidden deep inside.
Also, please take note that some people venture into drinking Ayahausca thinking that it is a "miracle" antidote for all their troubles and past problems. Beware! It is not a quick fix or take it and forget about it kind of thing. It is for deeper healing with experienced healers, medicine men/women or shamans. It is meant to be a ceremonial brew to help heal the complete spirit and mind. When taken in the right manner, it is a huge modality when dealing with the demons of the past. Another note to mention is there was a study of depression done by the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. What did they find? "There were “statistically significant reductions of up to 82 percent in depressive scores” between baseline and days 1, 7 and 21 after the subjects took the AYA. According to the “Present Feelings Scale of Texas Revised Inventory of Grief,” the ayahuasca group presented a lower level of grief and demonstrated some psychological and interpersonal benefits. Open-ended responses from this group also included descriptions of emotional release." (excerpts taken from HERE .)
These studies show us that the benefits of Ayahausca are great and can help many in overcoming their demons or depression.
As you can see by now, it is dealing with past soul wounds and trauma in which to totally heal the mind and spirit that are causing people to partake in this tea ceremony. It helps to deal with many emotions lurking deep within your core. Partaking in this ceremony will help you to 'purge' the demons and to overcome the grief that was inflicted within you. When partaking of this tea, the 'purging' of the system will happen. One will vomit or have a lot of diarrhea, nausea, body aches, flu-like symptoms, sweating, chills or even feel like they have food poisoning. Most people experience these effects during the ceremony. This is all called the 'purge' to release all the grief you have been harboring or trauma you need to deal with. The plant will let you know what you need. The Native Indians and Shaman say that the plant speaks to you and releases what you need. However, if this tea is taken outside of a ceremony or taken as a recreation such as with Kava/Grog nights or other influences, then the effects can be life altering in a completely negative way or in a way that takes you back to revert to childhood. Some can never come out of the effects of this. Especially when you take such a tea and you do not even know that you are taking it, then the effects can be so devastating that you will not be able to find yourself or get relief from any demons lurking inside, as you have no idea what you have even done. It would take someone in the know to realize what you have been subjected to. This is why it is so very important to take this tea in a ceremony with experienced healers to guide you through your experience. Most successful Ayahausca experiences have had a series of ceremonies to completely clear their soul. With that being said, when one takes this UNknowingly or as a recreational tool with other things such as Marijuana, alcohol or even Kava, then the effects can indeed be long lasting and detrimental to ones mental state. This plant is supposed to heal the mind and actually heal and repair the brain cells, and in most cases help to heal a traumatic brain injury...UNLESS you have taken it in the wrong way. The the effects are opposite of good. The effects, as mentioned above, can last weeks or even months or a point of no return. (Allegedly, that is a rare case) Imagine over 10 plus years of therapy being downloaded into one night! That is a lot of healing to cope with. Therefore, if taken outside of a ceremony or with rx drugs or with anything else whatsoever, the results can be devastating and lasting as the person will not know how to deal with such experiences.
There are thousands of cases of people being healed around the world from severe emotional disorders, physical disorders and even fatal disorders. Again, it is in the manner in which you take it. People have even been allegedly cured of addictions. Let's not forget to mention there is a great rate of positive cancer remissions.
*Please take an important note: IF YOU ARE TAKING ANY TYPE OF DEPRESSION / ANXIETY MEDICATION, TAKING THIS PLANT CAN BE DEADLY! It is also not known what other Rx drugs may interfere with this plant and cause a toxic combustion. If you are going to partake in this, be sure to have your system cleared of the drugs you have been taking. Furthermore, please consult with an experienced Medicine Man/Woman or your holistic healthcare provider.
How is Ayahausca prepared?
To create Ayahuasca tea, the two plants are combined and boiled over a fire for many hours. Typically, Ayahausca is prepared before a ceremony in a sacred setting in which is a ritual in and of itself. Brewing of this tea takes time, a lot of patience and care. The vine is pounded in a manner similar to that of the pounding of the Kava root vine. Kava is not cooked, while Ayahausca is cooked for many hours. Exact instructions of brewing of this tea can be found here. However, after the Ayahausca is brewed, it will keep for weeks and even months for future use.
My Experience of a Night Mare
OK, so now for my experience. Although, I cannot pinpoint the actual ways or places this was made and taken, I can tell you my experiences with my husband, Jonathan. As a lot of you know, I have been sharing in our quaint family group on FaceBook, of my journey of one of the happiest and healthiest times of my life....gone bad in the blink of an eye. I never saw it coming as I was not prepared to look for such signs because I did not know that this plant was available or grew in Fiji. Just as with any place in the world, there are going to be some rougher people in the area. I will not go into full detail as to what happened on a daily basis, but I will tell you the overview. If you would like more details, please send an email. Vinaka!
Our life was happy and untouchable, err umm, or so we thought. We were living on cloud 28 and teaching others how to be as happy and abundant as we both were and how to manifest their desires. When did things change? First, when I began to hibernate in my room to work on finishing the edits of our book, The ART of Health Restoration, finishing the Rainbow Warrior guide book, my next book, and getting all my new contracts in the works. Therefore, I needed complete silence and zero distractions. I kindly asked him to leave the house during the day to play pool or hang out with his friends, but to please come check in on me throughout the day and go to the market for us. Ok, so skipping over to the next portal. Being with a person whom has suffered with a traumatic brain injury, I passed off a lot of things he would do as I just said to myself, he will get it through his head after about the 4th time of me telling him. Therefore, I missed ALOT of signs of distress. Shame on me, as I was too consumed in my own world of the toxic computer to do my writings! I had also just went through a miscarriage in which I did not get to mourn or heal properly, due to it happening the day we flew back for Fiji. Me being a Medicine Woman, I had it all under control, right? NOPE. I was much more sick than I ever thought, due to not getting proper care or caring for myself or even taking time to grieve about it. I had prayed long and hard for me to be pregnant, but I failed to pray for me to remain in a healthy pregnancy. See, again, your thoughts will become things! I have now had a chance to regroup, grieve over the loss and to heal my body completely of all the debris still caught up inside due to not caring for myself properly. That's all another story though.
My husband began to slowly stay out longer and longer and he began to smoke wacky weed even more and more. This weed did not have a good form of medicinal properties at all, I could not even stand to partake in it. I begged him to stop smoking this as it was bad for him and had began changing his personality. He would rebuke me in stating that I am a 'Medicine Woman' and I should realize how healing that weed is. Umm, nope, sorry sir, it is not good at all for you, and please stop smoking it, period! Unfortunately, he did not. However, I thought that was really what it was, NOT knowing what was lurking in the darkness while he was out. (Although Savusavu was extremely safe, the police and Fijians always like to make sure the women are well protected at all times.) As the days went on, he began to not come home and he would come home then leave again shortly, with nowhere to be found. I would even get the police to look for him with no avail on most nights. The police in Fiji are awesome! They were always worried about me being home alone in the middle of the night. This became bothersome, but I just passed it off as he made 'new friends', right? I also knew that there couldn't possibly be anything to do wrong as we lived on a small island and everyone knew us. What I did not know, was the other plants that were taken recreationaly during his outings. Wow! So he would begin coming home at 2, 3 and 6 in the morning in which our neighbor was calling me to come get him off the ground and our landlord would call me to come wake him up at 7 in the morning. Hmm, yes, call me crazy for putting up with this, but I passed it off on the stupid 'bad weed' mixed with drinking Kava/Grog all night. (I stopped putting up with this after 2 months.) My Fijian friends will know what it means to have 'Grog Sessions' all night. That is where the phrase 'Fiji Time' comes into play! Kava is also referred to as 'Grog.' It is a very calming root and makes the day after to be very slow and mediocre.
The days and nights went on and on with the same repetition occurring. At one time, I looked into his eyes and saw darkness and emptiness and I told him then ,that his personality was altering and he was changing. One morning, I awoke and felt the demon present in which I was afraid. It was an eerie spooky feeling that I cannot describe here. He became very abrupt and nasty when I would bring his actions to his attention. (Much more went on as the days and weeks passed by). He was NOT the partner I ever knew and loved, this was not his demeanor at all. To his defense, I too become abrupt in the last 3 weeks of being in Fiji, I did indeed slap him and push him. This is NOT something that I would ever do to someone. I had not thought about pushing or slapping anyone since my ex-husband, 28 years ago! Wow! What came over me?? (There is more to how that nasty demon manifested in my being. It had to do with a WRITTEN name and phone number that was placed upon my visual board by my partner. More to that in my videos on FB and YouTube) I was so stressed and so sick by that time that I had no clue what was even happening. The night after, I landed myself in the hospital for 4 days due to a massive kidney and gallbladder attack! Wow! (No worries, I still have my gallbladder and no Rx drugs were administered on me, just real foods!)
Moving right along. My brain was really foggy and my mind was so confused as to all the happenings that were proceeding before my very eyes. Other things began happening right under my nose and I could not fathom what was really going on nor could I believe what was happening in my life. It all seemed so surreal and foggy, just like a dream. This was NOT the husband I knew or the husbad that all else knew and loved. He had become a totally different person. I accused him of being like a child. Sure all people accuse their spouse or friend of that, but I told him in a real way, as he was literally speaking differently and acting so child-like. Remember, in the above paragraphs, the child like symptoms?
On a few occasions, he would come in the house briskly to throw up! I was like, Babe, what in the world is wrong? He would not know and blamed it on his surgery two years ago. I was like, we have you all well and healed and you have eaten NOTHING to give you an upset stomach. He would then have spells of diarrhea. I blamed that on a soup I made for my kidney health. However, his diarrhea lasted much longer than two days of soup. It would come and go. Wow, little did I know! Then at night, he would get major sweats! Granted, living in Fiji for over a year, you get really hot! However, your body gets used to it and adjusts. He had not been like this since after the first month we were there. He then complained of his body aching and other ailments in his body. I had tried everything to get to the cause with no avail. I even had our local doctor to check him out to make sure no new scar tissue or other stones had formed. He was clear. Therefore, I had no remedy for him. The issues just got worse over the last few weeks we were together in Fiji. His outings became more overnight and use of the wacky weed and kava continued on and little did I know, he was the prey of the Ayahausca! How do I know? After speaking with one of my well versed friends, Sherri, an Investigative Journalist, she let me know what she thought was happening and what he might be victim to. Sadly, this was not known till I arrived back in the states and then coming out to tell everyone of our UNlikely split as partners.
Looking back and seeing ALL the evident signs and talking with some of my Fijian friends, it is obvious that this was the case. Unfortunately, with his brain injury and the use of the weed and not taking this plant correctly, he fell victim to the 'Fun' of the Fijians who just really like to have fun. I really do not think they meant to do any harm at all, you have to understand their culture. Besides, taking this Ayahausca is not going to kill someone. Or is it? It can kill you if you are taking anti-depressants during the time. OR it can kill your spirit because you have NO clue how to cope with the demons in which are creating thoughts in your head. Remember, the brew can stay bottled for weeks and months before consuming it. It is made into a tea to drink alone or some mix with Kava. I saw all of these plastic bottles filled with what I thought was an alcohol concoction or their 'magic drink' as they would call it when I asked them. As you can see in photo above, the Aya looks a lot like Kava/Grog. I never drank it or tried it, therefore, I did not know at the time what was really in the bottles. (It could have very well been hard liquor or spiked Kava.) When you do not understand the realm of these demons manifesting in your being, you just think that what ever your thoughts you have, are real in the present time. I was especially concerned with his condition already and him creating the 'Perfect Storm' brewing in his core. Go back and read the paragraph where I mention that in bad scenarios taking AYA in the wrong manner, can last for weeks, months and even years. However, there are some people in the country whom are not so nice or good and will do certain rituals or silent ceremonies for the fun of it. All in all, though, Fiji is a wonderland of abundant creations and paradise. The people are amazing and the culture is back to the realness of the earth. Love my Fiji HOME!
Ok, back to the story. Well, as I mentioned, I am not going into really indepth detail. Things just became so over-the-top unreal that you really can't make this shit up! The role my partner took on, was the role of a child. It was so sad, as I see it clearly now. He was desperately wanting to leave and rid his childhood memories, as he told me all year long, and he was never ever wanting to go back to the USA. In fact, he refused to come back to the states to help me with my tour unless I showed him our return flight back to Fiji in 2 months! It was all I could do to get him to call his family. Every week I would ask if he had called them. He had not and would say, "I will call when I call and they are fine." He just did not want to go back or really talk to them, with the exception of his younger sibling. How interesting. How dare ME not to realize the deep reality of his emotions. Afterall, I am a healer and teacher. (Sadly, I was consumed in projects to finish, for us, and wanted to get our funds in as soon as I could.) The very place he was trying to 'escape' is the very place he ended up going back to!
He became a very manipulative person in just over 3 weeks time. He conned and lied so much that you could not believe anything he would say. This just was not him or his actions. I kept my positive thoughts on though, and kept an open mind that he was just 'going through some desperation' of some sort. Therefore, I did not fault him, but I did become angry with his actions. He went on so much as to deceive Fiji Immigration! (Who does that?!) That is a whole other story. I am telling you this so you can see how much this guy changed in just a couple of short months. Those of you who are in our group on FB will understand this better, those of you wanting to know more, please join our FB group in The ART of Health Restoration. Those actions I just described, were NOT his attitude at all. (If they were, then I close this case and mark it up to the most evil of cons that have been around my arena since my ex-husband.) With that being said, am I blaming his behavior solely on Ayahausca? No, not at all. However, I do feel this is the key to his actions and change of personalities. Some of you have seen his actions since his return to the USA, NOT logical, nice, ethical or loving. See, the other problem is, we are now back in the states in which he has chosen to erase our life and any memories we had together. Therefore, I am at a loss for words or any reasoning for any of his actions. This is fine, as it is a learning journey and a great lesson in life to learn. I always say, 'teachers need teaching and healers need healing'. The unknown secrets will remain in the vines of the trees on the mountains of Fiji, as I will really never know everything that took place. Conclusion. There were indeed many entities that came into play during this time, such as the complete storm of Aya, alchohol, wacky weed and grog.
As you can see in the photos. He LOVED his Fijian friends. He was happy and healthy. Center pic: Our Fijian brothers: Nui and Kula. The 3 of them had great connections and ties and loved each other so much! He loved our 'Mother' Etha. She adored her 'sonny'. As you can see, there was a great bond that he and Chief Amore`, of Vivili Village, had. He so loved this guy. Now, pictured to the right, you can see the darkness and lifelessness in his eyes. Just so you know, he did not just leave ME, he left ALL of his friends and adopted family. (It is very rare, by the way, to gain such trust from Fijians and be so close to them.) He refuses to be in communication with them and will not accept their out reach for friend request on social media. This is so sad as they miss him dearly. You be the judge. Or perhaps he was just pretending the entire time he was in Fiji? We lived there over a year. (I still live there) Hmm, we really do not think this is the case.
*Update. As of April 15, he has been in touch with just a select few of our Fijian family.
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photos disclaimer: all photos have been taken from free sites in my research of this tea. I usually post my own photos, however, I had none of Ayahuasca. If you see your photo, please let me know the site it came from. Of course I have my own photos of us together and our Fijian friends. The single photo of Jonathan is taken off a public google search that is noted on his profiles. Thank you.
You may be surprised of my different outlook.
What it can do for or against your body.
As a Medicine Woman and Organic Guru, of all things natural and organic in health, you may find my discovery and heart crushing experiece surprising. I will not go into great detail about all the many studies or researches on this healing plant, you can research all of that for yourself. I just want to enlighten you first hand on what I witnessed and what I came to realize. First, let me state that I am in SUPPORT of the use of Medicinal Cannabis/Hemp/CBD Oil and even for recreationnal OCCASIONALLY smoking it. It is, after all, Nature's most perfect plant. Food, clothing, shelter, fuel, paper and Medicine. It is also great for smoking it when you have a sickness with pain such as cancer, as it helps to relieve the pain. It does work well for me, as a kidney patient. It helps the pain. However, here in Fiji, they use toxic synthetics with the growing of this sacred plant. Therefore, it did NOT do well for my body and was a severe downer and even made me swell up a bit.
Also, I was NOT in support of "legalizing" it. Why? Well, when 'they' legalize something, it is only in THEIR best interest and they begin to alter things. They already began to start making the synthetic version of marijuana, therefore making it very toxic. Next, they are going to make it where ONLY the synthetic version of this plant will be 'legal'. All sounds fantastic! Nope! Mixing synthetics with this sacred plant is very bad news for the environment and YOUR health. Growing this plant with the use of man-made pesticides, herbicides, etc, is the same....BAD for your health and the environment.
That being said, after much pain-staking energy used and experiencing a very sad heart-crushing thing happen to a dear friend of mine, I am going to give you my insights on the use of Marijuana. You see, just as with all things, you must be continually aware of how your own body reacts and how things affect you and your mind. As I continued to see my amazing friend partake in not only medicinal uses of the MJ / Hemp / Cannabis plant but also partake by recreational smoking, I began seeing drastic changes in their attitude. The attitude was not violent, but rather argumentive and mind manipulating, or trying to do that. I became very concerned of their well being of consuming weed as they were showing signs of distress, being sleepy all the time and irritated. They not only became irritated with me, but also with their spouse and they began fading away from each other. I continued to ask them to stop going out so much and refrain from smoking this type of weed as it is causing a different effect than what you have experienced in the past. My friend said, "Ha, you of all people being a Medicine Woman, should know that smoking this stuff only makes you more energetic and happier and is so good for your body"! I said, well, yes, of course, the RIGHT kind is all of that, however, you have got a hold of some bad stuff it seems, because you are showing an attitude of defensiveness. (Keep in mind that this particular situation was far different than they had experienced in the past.) There were also other influences in which enabled my friend to always have access to their 'wacky weed'. Although smoking this plant is not addictive, it can be very uneasy on the brain, especially when you do not know the source from which the plant came from, or it is laced with synthetics or even partaking of only the downer types of the plant, it can wreak havoc upon your brain, thoughts and reasoning.
As I tried to help my loving friend from a distance and begged them not to use this plant for recreational OR medicinal any longer, the more intense their brain's demeanor became, the more side-tracked they became and the more they craved the intensity of this particular strand of downer, possibly grown with toxic chemicals. Not to mention that my friend had some prior health issues and this was a drastic change for them to experience. Their body was actually rejecting the weed this time. The intensity of the use of this plant turned into the more use of alcohol while smoking. (This rarely happens, mainly when others are doing other things and influence one to smoke AND drink.) This deeply saddened me to know that a simple and most powerful healing plant, in all of nature, could have such an effect on one's mind and demeanor. The weeks went by then the months went on. After a while of smoking marijuana and chasing it with alcohol, sometimes, they would not drink alcohol at all with it, this particular strand and the way it was grown, had an increasingly horrible effect on this person in which I knew was a great person, but their actions spoke loudly of rebellion and despair. I began to wonder when the last time was that I had seen my friend truly engage in the happiest times of their life without the use of apparent toxic weed and alcohol on top. I watched this special soul get caught up in all the seemingly 'innocent' outings of smoking and sometimes drinking alcohol on top of smoking, thus keeping my dear friend out till wee hours of the morning. I told them that this was no lifestyle for a married person to be partaking in because it is affecting their brain in a different way than most weed does and they were slowly drifting away to a life of destruction and turmoil in their marriage. Sometimes, they would not get home till early morning of the sunlight. They lived in a small town which would seem like no big deal for one to be doing such nonsense, because , afterall, there was nothing more to do in that town and everyone knew everyone. Therefore, I kept silent and watched my friend's brain get side-tracked from the true meaning of life and marriage (but what business was that of mine, hey?) . This crushed my heart. You see, this is a dear gentle spirited friend of mine in whom got entangled with the wrong crowd and wrong types of Cannabis. They seemed to be all so happy and loving, but irritation and paranoia had finally set in. They were chasing their own shadow. (To their defense, their spouse did not chime in until it was almost to late. Their spouse just pushed them away at the same rate the other went down the dark path.) My friends, just as it is important to KNOW the source of your food chain, you must also know the SOURCE of any herbal medicines before you put them in your body.
You see, the use of this amazing plant, even for recreational purposes, is a good thing. I know, I know, some of you are dead set against the use of any form of it. Please understand this plant is NOT a drug. What do you think the pharmaceuticle industry sells you? What do you take when you go to the doctor or hospitals? You take DRUGS that are HUMAN made and NOT made by our awesome Creator and are not NATURALLY grown in nature. Stress does far more damage to the body than pure natural Cannabis/Hemp/Weed/Marijuana ever could. That being said, the use of this plant to smoke it, COULD wreak havoc on your system due to the toxic chemicals used to grow it. It can have a mind altering effect on you, especially if you suffer from things like neurological disorders, spinal injury or a head injury. It can make you paranoid or extremely emotional. I, however, have never witnessed violence from the use of it, nor have I witnessed or heard of any fatalities such as car crashes by using this plant alone. When you hear of fatalities and violence in on police reports, they will usually ONLY report that the 'guilty party' had Marijuana in their system. What they fail to let the public know is that the 'guilty' was also mixing this with the use of alcohol or other harsh drugs. Please get all the facts before pointing any fingers at someone who partakes in smoking of this plant. Furthermore, the use of PURE and natural UNtainted Marijuana has NEVER been proven to be the sole cause of fatalities. Getting a hold of the wrong strands or the wrong type of growing methods, can severely have mind altering effects on a person.
Here are a few Pros and Cons of this Sacred Plant
What a beautiful and amazing plant this really is! A plant for all your needs. Food, clothing, shelter, paper and fuel!
Marijuana, more popularly known as cannabis, marihuana and even ganja, is basically a psychoactive drug. Extracted from the plant Cannabis sativa, or Cannabis sativa subsp. Indica, it is used for recreational, religious or spiritual, and medicinal purposes.
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I kept this article short and to the point. At least, I hope you got my points. You can do you research further to see if partaking in smoking marijuana recreationally is right for you! Taking it for medicinal purposes is an entire different story. Consuming this plant as a food or CBD oil or edibles, has completely different effects on your body. Granted the cannabis is of a pure and toxic-free nature. Moral of this story is: be sure to KNOW the sources of your weed before consuming or smoking it. If you have any neurological disorders, brain injury, or a rare disorder, then please take extra precaution before smoking this sacred plant. Although, there is no hard evidence that smoking this plant can be addictive, it can have the appearance of addictiveness as the person just loves and enjoys smoking it. It can easily be left alone and with OUT any with draws that one would experience by stopping the use of toxic street drugs.
Take care my friends. If you have a loved one that you see a drastic change in after changing their smoking habits, please intervene before it gets to out of hand and leads them to a spiral down hill explosion.
Author: Lynnette Marie
I Apologize, but I am NOT Sorry. Find out why.
Bula! Everyone. First let me begin by saying how much I really appreciate you all for your friendship or following. Some of you know me personally, while others know me via FB only. Many of you have followed me for several years as some of you are new to my pages. For each of you, I thank you and am deeply grateful.
For those of you who do not know me very well, I do not want to state to much here as you can read all my bio on my web page at: HERE However, I am an extremely passionate individual whom is devoted to making the world a much better, brighter, joyful and safer place. What I mean by ‘safer’ is to keep safe products on the market for you and your family. I am passionate due to my long journey dealing with my son’s deadly disease of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, while doctors continued to lie and withhold information. I set out on a quest to make awareness, then to educate and lastly to wake the masses up and show them who is lying and who is stealing your money and who the actual frauds are. (You can read more of my journey via my website on my bicycle tour page).
I am making a PUBLIC APOLOGY. Yes, you heard me right. However, I am NOT sorry.
I will explain why. I am typically not sorry for any postings that I make or information that I put out for the public to see.
Most of you have been seeing some, over the edge, posts to expose fraud, schemes, cover-ups and out-right lies. Some of you are taken back by my blatant postings while others understand my nature. While my posts may seem to be of “hatred”, “anger”, “rude” or even “unhappy”, I can assure you that is the farthest from the truth. Those of you who know me, can attest that I am one of the genuinely happiest people on the planet and I walk my talk and preach what I practice. Do I make mistakes? Hell yes! Who doesn’t? Do I say stupid shit? All the time, well a lot! Do I make people angry or upset? Not on purpose! Do I lie? Hell no! Do I steal other’s content? Nope! (It does not give me a sense of feel good unless I know it came from within MY mind) This is why it takes me so much longer to write something as I am doing my research and coming up with my own words and thoughts of the matter. If I say something from someone else, then I clearly quote it and state the source.
Some see me as having a ‘razor tongue’ others see me as stating the truth. Either view is OK. The thing that should not be dismissed, is that the information in which I post comes from pure exposure of the fraudulent propaganda that is continually bombarded in our faces. Therefore, I walk a thin line when making public post that people are not ready to see or hear.
Here’s the deal.
The reason I began my journey way back in 2005 (actually before that, in 2000, but 2005 was when I went on to further my research about all the lies I was fed about my son’s deadly disease), was to share the TRUTH about my son’s disease, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis. I needed to share this message far and wide and tell the public they were being LIED to about the pharmaceutical industry and that their own western doctors were lying! You can read Coty's story HERE. I needed to spread this message to save children from dying from this life threatening disease. I set out on a mission to do just that. I did not care how ‘crazy’ people thought I was, I knew I had to get this out to the masses. My journey then turned to studies, working with holistic doctors and chiropractors then finding the truths of all organic food products and companies. I eventually journeyed on to be a huge proponent of the NON GMO Project. I did tours, marches, protest, made phone calls to the senators, congressmen and governors, spoke in schools, colleges and random events. This all led me to discover and Uncover the hidden dark side of all industries. WOW! Bam! I continued to get blindsided and disheartened by company after company after organization. This was disturbing, therefore, I knew I had to change my OWN ways. I had to change my approach to reach the people with the cold hard factual truths, but this time in the organic and holistic arena. Here’s the deal. It is sometimes a ‘damned if you do’ – ‘damned if you don’t’ scenario. If I choose to keep silent on truths that I see and experience personally, then I am guilty of ‘’not letting others know how to protect themselves’ or let them go down a road of deception when I knew all along. Or if I DO say something, then I am presumed ‘guilty’ of being ‘unhappy’, ‘finger-pointing’, ‘angry’ or ‘hasty’.
Here are some facts and thoughts to ponder
FACT: NON GMO Project is NOT needed for a label.
REASON: ORGANIC means NON GMO. When a product has the Organic seal, then it is automatically tested and verified NON GMO.
FACT: NON GMO Verified does not mean the product is not sprayed with toxic pesticides, herbicides or the entire package is not tainted with HFCS, Canola oil, Soybean oil or other toxic ingredients.
REASON: The NON GMO Project is only in place to see how many seeds have been genetically modified, they do not test for other toxic poisons in the food supply. Non Gmo project does not deny this.
FACT: Vaxxed, The Movie is NOT an Anti-Vaxx movie
REASON: They have other visions in which they state on their site
FACT: There are NO safe vaccines.
REASON: None of them have ever been proven to be safe or effective in any case. Vaccines should be abolished.
FACT: Nestle Former CEO and now Chairman; Peter Brabeck-Letmathe stated that ‘Water should NOT be a human right, but rather a commodity”.
REASON: Nestle wants to control the water supply for the world and sell it back to consumers for a profit.
FACT: Garden of Life partnered with Nestle company.
REASON: “To get products in more markets”. Real reason: Nestle and other toxic companies are buying as many organic companies as they can to taint the markets.
FACT: Health Nut News did misinform the public about the dead doctors scandal and stole information from other people.
REASON: Reasons unknown other than embarking on self glorification on dead people?
REAL REASON: To scare the public into thinking that the pharmaceutical industry is going around knocking off random doctors. We have verified sources pertaining to stated findings.
Granted there is a lot of disinformation circulating around as well as a LOT of corruption in the government and even in the holistic and organic world.
I could go on and on about many stories I have published, but I will keep them to a minimal for this blog. Now, as you can see by the facts listed above, we are NOT biased to any one person, company or organization. Although, some people get hit with the truth, hard, therefore, they do not want to believe that someone has been lying to them or deceiving them all along. Thus, we are seen as 'haters' and 'negative' people.
Here are a few definitions to ponder deeply.
HAPPY: adjective, happier, happiest.
1. delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing:to be happy to see a person.
1.the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by somethingexceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success.
1.the quality or state of being happy. good fortune; pleasure; contentment; joy.
TRUTH: noun, plural truths
[trooth z, trooths] (Show IPA)
1. the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.
2. conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.
3. verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.
4. the state or character of being true.
5. actuality or actual existence.
I am NEVER SORRY for speaking the truth.
1. having, compelled by, or ruled by intense emotion or strong feeling;fervid:
a passionate advocate of socialism.
2. easily aroused to or influenced by sexual desire; ardently sensual.
3., showing, or marked by intense or strong feeling;emotional: passionate language.
I posted the above definitions to make some points. You see, there is a lot of confusion about the use of the words, ‘happy’, ‘truth’, ‘happiness’ and ‘joy’. While one would think that happy would mean the same as happiness, actually they have deeper meanings as you will note above. One is ‘happy’ due to an immediate presence of what is presented in front of them. One can obtain ‘happiness’ by digging DEEPER into the realm of the Unseen. Then we have the meaning of ‘JOY’ in which is the emotion of something greater. Now, we come to ‘truth’. Who wants that? After all, it comes with disappointment and perhaps even ‘unhappiness’, right?
As I discussed above, you will note that my missions began with SHOUTING the TRUTHS from the mountain tops and I really did NOT care whom I “offended”. I knew the truth needed to get out to save these precious babies to keep them from dying and to let the world know WHO is lying and why.
In all my travels and tours around the country, somewhere along my journey, I, myself, got caught up in this worldly vision of “HAPPY” instead of feeding my soul TRUE JOY. I got sidetracked. Therefore, I began spreading nothing but ‘happy’ and ‘positive’ posts to make you feel all fuzzy inside and make you feel like everything is just wonderful! Now, don’t get me wrong, I AM GENUINELY HAPPY and filled with JOY every single day. However, my ‘truth bomb’ posts appear to make people think that I am full of anger or resentment or I am unhappy. You see, the world has been so manipulated that the word ‘happy’ and ‘positive’ now mean, LOOK THE OTHER WAY and let us do what we want. This comes along with the term: OFFENDED. Isn’t it funny how everyone is offended about everything these days?
What people need to realize, is that TRUE JOY, that is what I am switching my language to…the word JOY instead of happy, comes from the UNERSTANDING of truths and reasoning behind the madness. Sure, at the moment of finding out truth, we become unhappy. However, that unhappy feeling should pass quickly as we come to understand the state of being in which it came from. Happiness of Joy is not to be confused with that happy “moment” of instinct.
This next paragraph goes out to all of my ‘Christian’ friends whom like to tell me I am not reflecting a good ‘nature’. Hmmm. Really? Jesus said he came to bring 'a sword' instead of peace.
Think on these verses.
For all of my Agnostic, Nostic, Buddhist, Spiritual, Hindu or Atheist friends out here, are you following me? The world is an upside down backassward place in which everything is hidden behind the ‘happy’ factor. Everyone wants to happy all the woes away and pretend that nothing is going on in the world around them. True enough, we create our OWN peace and joy within us and we can choose to have JOY or don’t choose. However, we are to teach and help those who need guidance. We are to provide great information for everyone to make their OWN informed decisions.
The moral of the story and the points that I am wanting to make are, that posting TRUTHS when you have facts to back them up does not make you an unhappy person! Period.
When we fully understand that real JOY and HAPPINESS comes with TRUTH, then we can learn how to LIVE life and protect ourselves with the proper armor.
Let me ask you all this question. What if I invited you over to my house for a dinner party. I told you that we are having an “ALL ORGANIC” dinner and you can feel TOTALLY safe when enjoying this beautiful dinner because we sourced from the best farmers, companies and stores. That’s all I told you. You all come. What I did not tell you was, we had gluten in the bread, almonds in the gravy, cow’s milk in the sauce and we used canola oil to cook all the dinner with. How would you feel? Let me guess, “happy”?
To summarize this blog article for you. I want the world to know, along with my team of Truth Warriors, how WE want nothing but the betterment for humanity, the planet and to protect organic and holistic standards. We are here to PROTECT you from fraud, lies and deception. We are here to present to YOU, the People, the FACTS of all matters. We want you to have factual information to make your own informed decisions. We are PASSIONATE about the health of the world and getting the true messages out to the world. Our passion is misunderstood as ‘anger’, ‘unhappy’, ‘rude’ and ‘hatred’. We are far from any of these. We truly care about YOU and the planet. We get saddened by the fact that others continue to come in and misrepresent the organic, holistic and natural world of amazing companies and products. We are here for YOU, to make sure you are getting the best of the best information and products for your family. We want YOU to be the healthiest and most informed YOU that you can be! While we want you to experience the “Happy” factor, we want you to be EDUCATED and aware so you can be PREPARED for any adversity that may come your way. This way you can experience REAL JOY & HAPPINESS with having peace of mind and free form wonder.
Therefore, our Rainbow Warriors Team is NOT only here to help you get the best of the purest organic products, but to help protect humanity and the planet.
Here are more great writings from Rainbow Warrior, Rudy Twomoon: Let Our Voices Echo
Another great site for you to reference is: War on We the People. Journalist Sherri Kane, along with her team of journalist, bring you the facts of happenings in our world today.
I APOLOGIZE for any misunderstandings that some may have had about my intentions or purpose but I am NOT sorry for speaking the TRUTH and getting
the FACTS out to the world.
I hope this clears up any animosity that some of you may have had
towards myself or my team of truthers.
Vinaka Laka Levu
Facial Serum to Defy Ageing: You can make it yourself!
Have you been looking for that perfect skin care 'magic serum' to do what you want it to do for reversing the appearance of ageing, or combating acne, rosacea and toning up the skin?
First, let me start by saying, that there is really no 'magic potion'. If you have read chapter 14 in my book, Fuel for the Body, then you will understand my philosophy about skincare routines and products. Also, if you read my bio and the skincare page on this site, you will see that I have a long history in skincare and beauty supplies. I was the regional executive of a prominant toxic company for 8 years. I was a make up artist for 6 years and a modeling teacher for 5 years. I know what the toxic world of chemical poison soup mixes do to your skin and body. (While it may not immediately impact your skin or health, the long run effects are not good. I had my own experience with my skin after long use of the toxic formulas.) As always, if you can't eat it, then don't wear it on your skin. After all, our skin is our largest organ in which is a gate way for passing toxins OR nutrition to our blood cells. We should always look within to get to the basis of our seeming problems with our skin appearances. For instance, take a look at this chart below. It is just a glimpse of how our outward skin reflects ailments going on inside our bodies.
slather our bodies in toxic poisons, then it only makes sense that our internal being will suffer. This is why a lot of people who eat all organic, cannot figure out why they still get sick and diseased. It is because it has not occured to them about using toxic poisons on their bodies. For that matter, it has not occurred to them that their household cleaning products wreak just as much havoc on their health as the toiletries. Are you following me? I dive deeper into this philosophy of skin care routines in my newews book entitled: Feed Your Face...Beyond Skin Deep This book will be released mid March 2018. Will be something worth your read, as it discusses more than outer skin care, but feeding the spirit and mind to reflect your outward over all appearance.
I tell you all of this to let you know how very important it is to keep a healthy gut! Cleanse your gut. to cleanse your skin. You really are what you eat from your head down to your feet! smile. Therefore, when we are on that quest to find that 'magical' potion, serum or antedote, it is important to know that these serums, EVEN the organic ones will only work temporily to bandage the problems. Granted, the organic serums will be far better than those toxic department store creams and the organic and edible ones will indeed FEED and NOURISH your cells within. However, if you are not tending to your eco system within you, then you are creating a chemical soup mixture to begin a warfare with your cells. We must care for our abodes we live in, because when that is destroyed, then where else will we live?
I encourage you to eat as organic and locally as you possibly can to ensure real wholesome nutrition dwells in your body. Avoid that white, cocain looking stuff that the faux phude industry wants to call sugar, at all cost. Switch to coconut sugars, date sugars, raw cane juice and even stevias or sunroot nectar. This is noted in the 'Sweetest Deception' chapter of Fuel for the Body. Also noted in FFTB, in the 'Salt Phobia' chapter, you will see the importance of switching out your salts to REAL mineralized unbleached salts such as himalayan, redmond real, black salts and deep Mediterranean salts. Avoid sodas at all cost. Lay low on the alcohol intake. I know, there are some out there who say, but red wine is so good for you. Do some research on red wines and how the sulfates cause problems after a few years of consuming this. I know first hand, I was a red wine drinker. White wine is a better option, but on occasion only. Consuming alcohol is a new topic, therefore, just enjoy a drink on special occasions. Eat as many colors of the rainbow as you can. Sure, you have heard this time and again It is true. Did you know that by consuming a large amount of leafy greens and carrots, that it can help increase your natural tanning ability without doing much sun bathing? Yes, it is true, the more organic greens and carrots you consume, your skin will begin producing more melonin, which is the natural pigment that enables your skin to darken naturally. We will talk about this in another blog. There is so much more I could tell you on this topic, but I am keeping it short for this blog because I know you are patiently awaiting on the 'magical' serum you can make yourself! Basic rules are to aviod those products I just mentioned. Furthermore, lay off going to fast 'faux' phude places and lay off on processed foods that come in a box. Incorporating these habbits will greater enhance your ability to achieve the skin you desire. Try out my 'Edible Shower/Bath' routine listed here on this website. There are many other oils and routines that I have not listed here as those are used in other concoctions I make up. I use other oils on my skin such as black cumin seed, lavendar, avocado and rose hip, however, I chose these specific oils to do a certain task that anyone can use for any skin type.
OK, now down to the reasoning for this blog. The Best Beauty Serum YOU can make at home. Of course, if you do not want to take the time to purchase all the oils and bottles and you do not want to take time to make it yourself, you can purchase the ready "Made with LOVE' directly from us. We have made a great package with Plant Spirit Botanical Company to get our TRIBAL Line of products out to you. The Rainbow Warriors Tribal Line. How cool is that? Just mention discount code: LOVEOILS10 for 10% off.
Some of you may be wondering why in the world I chose these certain oils, after all, some of them seem a bit out there for skin care. Let me explain why I chose these particular oils for this serum. I will list the oils that I chose and their benefits. Keep in mind that the benefits I mention here are very minimal. The oils listed have so many other uses and benefits for other remedies. However, I wanted to keep it focused on skin care rather than explaining about each oil and where they came from. As noted in my last blog, it is always important to choose oils that are 'Aroma-therapeutic' grade. As this will ensure the safetiness and performance of the oil. It is also a good note to take that really pure companies should have the Pure Integrity Verified Seal such as Plant Spirit Botanical Company does.
First oil of choice is CARDAMOM. Now that's a strange oil for skin care, right? Let's see the benefits.
Cardamom is an aromatherapy and is known for it's warming abilities and exotic frangrance. This aroma has a calming effect on the senses. Just breathing in this awesome aroma takes you to your own happy world! Therefore, I chose this in part, due to it's calming fragrance. Next, as it was used in the African and Middle Eastern cuisines, it's particular therapeutic qualities have already been pointed out in historic Vedic texts, that date back to 3000 years! The Egyptians also utilized cardamom in perfumes as well as incense. Due to it's high quality of iron and copper content, this makes it essential for cellular energy metabolism along with the generation of red blood corpuscles. This is one of the main reasons I chose this oil as it generates on a cellular energy level. It also sports manganese and postassium in which support the anti-oxidant levels of the oil. Ahh, and then there is the awesome stimulant and aphrodiiac effect it has. How can you go wrong with that? Lastly, why I chose this oil, is that is gives skin radiance. If you want to get completely glowing skin, very few things are as good as cardamom oil. It is full of Vitamin C as well and we know the importance of this beauty vitamin. Not only does it give skin it's radiant glow, it acts as a powerful anti-oxidant and detoxifies our entire body. This helps to reverse the damage caused by free radicals. It is also great for just an emotional well being. What better way to absorb and smell the aroma than by wearing it on your face?!
Next, I chose GERANIUM. This is a great oil and popular in the skin care industry. Why? It has an astringent property in which induces contractions in various parts of the body, including skin. This enables it to keep the skin from sagging and therefore, preventing wrinkles or even softening wrinkles. It reduces scar marks, even those from surgical proceedures as well as acne scars or chicken pox. Who wants unsightly scars on their face? This is your antedote. It also inproves the circulation of the blood in which enhances the ability of melanin production. The pigment that softly darkens your skin, naturally. Geranium promotes cell regeneration in which recycles dead skin cells into regenerating new ones to give your skin a continued brighter glow. It is very beneficial in treating dermatitis, ecesma and other skin infections as well as it works great in combating acne. It has also been prized by the Egyptians for keeping beautiful radiant skin.
BERGAMOT is another unsuspecting oil that I chose for this serum. Why? This oil has alpha-pinence and limonene in which are anti-depressants as well as stimulating. This aroma creates a fresh and happy feeling, therefore helping to relieve sadness. Bergamot oil is also anti-bacterial in which help to cleanse oily skin and prevent other skin ailments, it is also anti-inflammatory which helps the pain from headaches or muscle tension, it is anti-fungal and anti-spasmodic. It also aids in the help of reducing scars and evening out your skin tone to have a more clear complexion. It can also relieve congestion when placing several drops of this oil in your hands and cupping them over your nose and mouth to inhale deeply.
Next on the list is my all time favorite! The Fabulous FRANKINCENSE! It is another oil with astounding astringent properties. It helps in the caring of wounds such as deep cuts, scrapes and burns. It helps to fade scars at a much faster rate and even will fade stretch marks! It is cytophylactic, in nature, meaning it helps to generate new cells for skin purification. With this component along with the components of the astringent property, this oil is a catalist for rapidly reducing the signs of ageing such as age spots, scars, wrinkles and discoloration. This oil is great for relieving deep head injuries such as concussions. (I used this for my daughter's treatment) Simply rub a few drops on the back of the neck and on the spine and inside the belly button and the oils will be despensed throught out the nervous system rapidly and easier to help in alleviating the cause of injury. It is alos great fro tightening the muscles in the skin to prevent sagging. This oil is known as the "King of Kings" of the oils as it is very beneficial to remove skin tags, worts and moles. This oil was also used in the regimens of the queens of Egypt and Greek Goddesses.
Now comes another unsuspecting essential oil. The awesomeness of ROSEMARY. Why? While this oil may not be popular in the skin care industry, it sports some amazing qualities to heal the body, mind, spirit and SKIN. The companies who use this oil are mainly hair care companies as this oil is known to stimulate hair growth and prevent or reverse baldness. It has high aantimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to aid in the elimination of ecsema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne, even adult acne. It helps to keep the skin tone in color and relieves dryness in which will result in a healthy glow when applied regularly. Rosemary has been known for it's memory boosting qualities as well as stimulates the brain cells to promote cognative function. It was considered a sacred oil in religous ceremonies by the Romans, Greeks, Egyptions and Hebrews. It is actually named as the most potent and powerful herbs and oil on the planet! How awesome is that? Now, would you want to have the most powerful herb and oil on the planet to use on your skin? I sure would, which is why I chose this oil. ;-) It is very rich in anti-oxidants which repair and remedy a load of ailments, but it is also very rich in carnosol in which is known to combat cancer cells and has anti-inflammatory properties. Studies are still out there being done on the use of this oil to rid your body of cellulite! Wow! (I have actually been trying this out and it seems to be working along with the regular dry brushing routine I have.) There are somewhere between 400 and 500 phytochemicals in rosemary essential oil.
OK, here is another odd oil to use in skin care. THYME. Who would have ever thought? Me! Why? Tyme has been used for thousands of years, mainly in the Mediterranean regions, then migrated over to the Greek regimens. It is a great herb commonly used in Ayurverdic practices due to it's high anti-carcinogenic properties. It helps to oxygenate the blood and cells, therefore allowing more blood circulation to improve the healing aids of the body. The more oxygen we have in our bodies, the better off we can ward of cancers and diseases. One of this herb's main components of the oil is Cicatrizant, this component helps to speed the healing of scar tissue and vanish spots on the skin. This is one of it's most prized possessions. Thyme is also loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These two power vitamins for skin are priceless! Or should I say, Ageless!!! The Ancient Egyptians used this oil for embalming. I know, eeewww, but it was due to it's properties of high thymol as it kills off bacteria and fungus. On the other side, the Middle Ages of the Europeans would put the raw herb under their pillows to get a more peaceful and restful sleep. Thyme oil is cleansing and purifying for the skin. A great way to wash your face is to add some drops of this oil into some purified water and cleanse your face with it. Also in the Middle Ages, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies as it was thought to impart courage to its bearer. Now, that's the kind of oil I want to use on my skin!
Lastly is the beutiful ORANGE oil. Why? We know that citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C, mainly in the peels of the fruits. The peel is where the essential oil comes from Vitamin C is great for promoting clear skin due to it's high anti-microbial properties. It is also known to reduce the appearance of dark spots and even deminish them as well as it is a known agent to promote collagen in the skin. The more collagen your skin has, the better elasticity it has, therefore, preventing the signs of ageing such as fine lines and age spots. Due to it's high level of anti-oxidants, it is great for combating free radical damage and has anti-inflammatory abilities in which help to prevent the growth of cancers. Of course, the essential oil of Orange could not be left out of this serum.
The coconut oil is great for a carrier oil to distribute the essentials throughout your body. Coconut oil is also beneficial in protecting the skin from harmful UVB rays. The castor oil is an overall great oil to combat a host of ailments such as ecsema, dandruff, psoriasis, rashea and acne. The almond oil is great for really softening the skin and leaving it feel silky smooth as well as it helps to protect the skin against the toxins from bombarding your skin cells. These three oils, combined together, make the most amazing silkening oil you can get. Your skin will indeed thank you and you will want to continually feel of your skin to see if it is real! hahah, seriously, it is a great combination in which can be used for ANY skin type. As I discuss in my skincare chapter, coconut oil and caster oils are great at combating acne. For you teenagers out there who are worried about this 'oily' serum being to oily, no, indeed it is great for your skin. What a great jump start to preserve that youthful glow, while you are young in the first place!
There you have it, a short insight of my skincare reasoning and what different oils do for the skin. As mentioned, if you want to make this serum yourself, please email us for detailed recipe and instructions. This serum is potent, therefore it only takes a few drops to work it's 'magic'. Apply about 4 drops for your entire face and massage in gently in upward circular motions. Oh, and I forgot to mention that this Renew Serum is great for HAIR health as well! The oils and castor oil used in it are great treatments for hair follicles. Simply dab a few drops directly on your scalp and massage through your hair. If you would rather not deal with finding products and making it yourself, then we have the remedy for you! You can purchase it directly through us!
Blog written by: Lynnette Marie
A Fun Tribal Deodorant Body Spray
Looking for that perfect natural deodorant that actually works and that is easy and inexpensive?
I have tried so many organic deodorants from all around the country, with no avail of working all day and keeping me smelling and feeling fresh. I've liked the solid salt rock the best as it prevents odors, but it never kept me feeling or smelling fresh. I wanted something with multiple purposes, something that could benefit me for more than just an odor eater. I wanted to feel fresh and smell fresh. (even during the heaviest of perspiration times as we know perspiring is very important for us to eliminate toxins better) I wanted my deodorant to benefit me in other ways as well such as a nice bug repellant, or adding benefits to my body such as stimulatig my cells and detoxing my body and enhancing my ability to keep my blood circulating. I also wanted something that would not irritate my skin. I had bad experiences with lemon juice breaking my arms out in a rash to last for 7 days! The lemon juice was amazing in ridding odors and keeping me fresh, but the citris acid in the juice wreaked havoc on my arms! Therefore, it was important for me to have something that would actually soothe my skin and at the same time, keep it soft and smoothe. Also, if I could get more magnesium in my body for my kidney health, that would be a plus for sure! Well, after much research on just the right oils and other products, I am so excited to say: "I FOUND THE BODY DEODORANT that works! for both women and men!"
Please be mindful of the quality of essential oils you buy. It is very important to know the sources for essential oils and that they are pure and not watered down. It is also important that the oils you use are 'Aroma-therapeutic' quality as well. This will ensure you are getting the purest oils. Also, it helps when a company is Pure Integrity Verified as well! ;-) All ingrediets should be organic and water should be filtered.
Here is an easy to do body spray I created for an awesome body deodorant spray!
This liquid deodorant has been tried and tested right here in the smeltering heat of the South Pacific Islands by both Jonathan and I. It feels amazing, fresh and stays through out the entire day with you!!!
HAPPY WARRIOR BODY
Tribal Deodorant Spray
Magnesium Bath flakes / salts
Essential oils of:
Geranium, Coriander, Bergamot, Rosemary and Lemongrass.
You can either message for exact recipe for this deodorat OR you can purchase this deodorant already made and ready to go for you. Just ask! Shopping page coming to you shortly! We are super happy to be partnering with Plant Spirit Botanical Company to present our Tribal Collections to you!
What makes these oils so awesome for an under arm deodorant? You can use this spray for an all over body spray to remedy other conditions as well.
I am only going to list a few benefits of each oil, although there are many other health benefits in which are used in other remedies. I chose these particular oils due to the research I did to see what oils worked best to combat body odors, toxins and germs in the body. I also chose these oils due to their therapuetic qualities to aid other conditions of the body. Lastly, I chose these oils due to the scent they would make together. ;-)
CORIANDER ESSENTIAL OIL: This oil reduces bad breath and eliminates mouth and body odor when used either internally or externally. The aroma of coriander oil mixes with sweat and fights body odor. Coriander oil also fights odor coming from your gut and secreting through your mouth. This oil helps to inhibit bacterial growth in your mouth and around your sweat glands, therefore preventing bad odors pourig out. This is a great oil to help combat depression as well. Just the scent alone will soothe the spirits. For those needing a boost in libido, guess what? It is a natural aphrodisiac! It has been used in random traditions around the world to fulfill sexual enhancements, naturally!
GERANIUM ESSENTIAL OIL: This oil has strong anti-microbial and ant-ibacterial properties These anti-bacterial properties kill the bacteria that cause body odors. As you perspire, your body will release a nice scent as opposed to yucky odors. Geranium is an excellent bug repellent too! . It reduces inflammation, helps relieve anxiety and aids in keeping your hormones balanced. . This is another oil that will heighten your mood and lift your spirits due to it's sweet smelling aroma.
ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL: This oil is an excellent brain and nerve tonic. Due to it's memory boosting ability, Rosemary increases concentration in which the oil is thefore used by students to help them have better studies. This oil is also great for deminishing depression and brain fog. It really helps to sniff this oil through out the day to increase memory and stimulate the brain cell. Rosemary is great at removing bad odors, clearing the respiratory tract and has a hypnotic aroma! Due to it's unique aroma, it is a great help aid to relieve headaches, muscle pains and even arthritis.
BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL: This oil also helps eliminate bad odors coming from the body. It has a refreshing aroma. This aroma prevents the growth of germs in which cause body odors. It is a great aid to imporve blood circulation as well. The components of Bergamot oil, such as alpha-pinene and limonene, are antidepressant and stimulating in their natural state. Bergamot oil stimulates the senses to have feeling of freshness, joy and enhanced energy. It is a great help aid for unhealthy teeth when used in a mouth wash as it kills oral germs and prevents cavities
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL: This oil is a great deodorant all on it's own. It's fresh , crisp aroma is a joy to the senses and invigorates the cells. Lemongrass also helps to cure many nervous disorders such as: shaking of the hands, veritgo, nervousness, convulsions, sluggishness and lack of reflexes It strengthens and stimulates the nerves through out the body. It is also a natural bug repellant. . The inhallation of this oil can help to calm the nerves. It has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties in which remedy many skin conditions and prevent germs from spreading bad odors.
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE FLAKES: As most of us are aware, most Americans are extremely difficient in magnesium. What a better way to get some additional electrolyttes in your blood stream than by daily deodorant use? Magnesium Chloride is a natural electrolyte. Mag. Chlor. is a great way to detox the cells and purify the tissues. It has a strong excretory effect on toxins and stagnant energies stuck in the tissues of the body in which it draws them out through the pores of the skin.
BAKING SODA: We know baking soda has been used for centuries for cooking and deodorizing foods and even the fridge Baking soda is known as nahcolite, which is part of the natural mineral natron. Baking soda also kills fungi, mold and parasites! It reduces muscle pain and fatigue and promotes kidney health. Baking soda provided relief for itchy skin and even sun burns. It is also great to wash your hands with as it helps to soften and exfolliate the skin. Old time teeth remedies for whiter teeth as it also prevents cavities and treats cavities. It is great for soothing bug bites. The benefits of baking soda go on and on, but I will stop here for the benefit of making this awesome spray deodorant!
There you have it! The best deodorant I can use, happily! As mentioned, you can message us for the exact recipe OR you can inquire about purchasing your own in an amber glass bottle.
Article by: Lynnette Marie
Cheap Disposable Fast Fashion Devalues Personal Self Worth
There's nothing more uplifting than being able to celebrate YOU!
All the things that make you who YOU are!
For hundreds of years our clothes gave us the ability to create our own self worth in a small yet significant way.
Unfortunately, we're living in a world fueled by globalization, international markets and the centralization of production, manufacturing and raw material sourcing; making it difficult for small clothing companies seeking to design and create more personalized products that connect buyers to sustainable and conscious purchasing. The well known brands of the fast fashion industry is the driving force of this truth.
The goal of mass produced fast fashion is to fit everyone into a giant square box, fostering the notion that we should all look the same, fit within the same standardized size category, wear only the colors we're told to and when or risk being put on the National Fashion Bandit List. To step outside the parameters, be conscious of SELF and express personal style is to open one self to being ridiculed and ostracized by friends, family and even strangers. Often being called old fashioned, out of time, boring, nonconforming, over the top, insane or described using the infamous sentence, "What was she thinking."
Expressing self worth and personal style require time, creativity, investment and standards that have existed for centuries. There's just certain facts about dressing well and expressing one's personality in an intimate way through our clothes that will never change. When a woman dresses well to express her personality you can see it in her eyes, the way she walks and how she carries herself. Big fashion brands churning out poorly constructed, color restricted, size prohibited garments using the cheapest and lowest quality fabrics they can create will never be able to compete with a woman who chooses to uphold her personal SELF WORTH and dress well.
Oftentimes, doing what's right for you is never what's right for others....that's the beauty and uniqueness of you being YOU! Are you up for the challenge?
How CATA is making the difference in fashion, sustainability and healing the planet.
By: Pat Davis: Founder / Creator of CATA:
Consumers Against Toxic Apparel