My digestion is my ‘Achilles heel’. When life gets a little stressful and/or emotional…my digestion is the first to growl in protest of my UN-groundedness.
It’s all about perspective…I used to chose the suffering stance around being bloated or running out of a room to keep my farts a private affair…not that I am saying this is pleasant or that I chose to publicly share my stinky off-gassing…but now I use it as a tool and a pointing. My digestive unrest is signaling me to explore the root of the issue, which is almost always something weighing heavy on my emotional body.
In the meantime while I am processing, changing my alignment, and just plain sorting it out, there is not greater friend for me than cardamom seed black. While she is infamous as a digestive, cardamom seed black works with quite a different personality from the other common digestives like the basils, dill seed, cardamom seed green, gingers, galbanum…
Being a black essence, she is always up for exploring the shadow side. I find that cardamom seed black is able to address each hidden pocket in my digestive system while supporting me to look into every emotional crevasse that I am feeling and not quite able to view squarely.
Cardamom seed black is very intense. Her sister cardamom green is softer, but anyone that has every suffered from any inklings of IBS knows that it calls for a potent Deva to really calm things down. Cardamom seed black is also known as a heart tonic, which of course makes sense…if we can’t digest the emotions of the heart, we’re not going to be able to digest in the gut either.
As with all of the plant and tree essences, they not only help to bring relief in the physical but they hold our hand while we work with the emotional and spiritual. The essences often bless us with enough of a break from physical discomfort so that we may have the space and the energy to do our real work.
Rabbit Brush’s latin name, ‘nauseosus’ is very telling…she can help to clear anything that you are holding onto that makes you feel sick to your stomach (physically, emotionally, and spiritually). She also clears mucus and tightness in the lungs...
The first time I ever read about her, my heart swelled with love and my eyes filled with tears. I had no idea why, however I knew I needed to introduce myself to her, immediately! Sage Purple is a very powerful and potent Deva...
The first time I ever worked with her, I put her on and laid down to meditate. I literally felt all of my chakra centers come into a perfect straight line. Later I learned that she is often used for aiding in grounding and centering our many personalities that we hold within ourselves.
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