The beautiful thing about plant medicine and energy work is they meet you right where you are. Sometimes that means meeting you in a place where little everyday events and conversations send you straight into a panicked flight-or-fight mode.
Sometimes it means meeting you in a place of calm where you can expand your consciousness outward and watch how life flows through you and through all the rest of the Universe.
This is a story of how being a trauma survivor has guided me to certain plants and energy work and how this has helped me find some clarity and peace. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is different for everyone.
For as long as I can remember, chronic pain has controlled my life. I have had to anticipate it, prepare for it, plan around it and work through it nearly every day since I was diagnosed with scoliosis in sixth grade. I had an “S” curve – my spine was 25 degrees on top and 26 degrees on the bottom.
Since my diagnosis 12 years ago, my life has continued to center around me being in and out of different doctor’s offices, physical therapy clinics and hospitals trying to decrease or maintain my curve and manage my pain. I wore this ugly plastic Boston brace for several years before switching to a night-time brace, and ultimately I had to get my spine fused (T5 to L2) in June of 2013.
As a current cancer patient I know that uneasy feeling in the back of my throat and the pit of my stomach all too well the increased saliva (spit) in my mouth that usually leads to vomiting.
Sometime I would feel dizzy or light-headed my heart beat would seem to be running a mile a minute and when there was nothing left I would experience retching, gagging or dry heaves when my stomach was empty and there was absolutely nothing left to bring up.
I have been receiving chemotherapy for the last 2 years I have been extremely nauseous on a daily bases.
Exorcisms are nothing like you see in the movies. They simply involve noticing a spirit guide, and asking it to leave. There’s nothing dramatic about it. But they help get spiritual energy “unstuck”, and when spiritual energy is flowing, whether it’s in a place or in a person’s aura, everything just feels better.
When you hear about CBDs chances are you automatically think about marijuana. You likely then, consider THC or tetrahydrocannabinol that is the ingredient that causes the psychoactive high that is the main reason for marijuana use.
However, many people are not ingesting cannabis for its psychoactive effects. They are using it as a health elixir. Plus, they aren’t even getting high in the process.
On the road to sobriety, it is sometimes the more out-of-the-box ideas and techniques that most resonate to create lasting changes. At first glance, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as “tapping,” can seem like a silly and surface level approach to healing. Yet, many people who engage in this practice soon come to find that EFT is a powerful and no-frills practice that is perfect for their healing toolkit.
My life has been so positively changed for the better once I warmed up to the idea of taking CBD oil instead of the pharmaceuticals that my doctor was pushing on me.
I spent ten years in the military and one of those ten was served in Afghanistan. I’m lucky enough to have come home physically healthy, but like most combat veterans I can’t say the same for my mental health.