“Today I'm flying low and I'm not saying a word. I'm letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. And so forth. But I'm taking the day off. Quiet as a feather. I hardly move though really I'm traveling a terrific distance. Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.”
― Mary Oliver
A FORGIVING MOMENT
Don't try to forgive. Forgiveness is not a 'doing'.
Simply accept that this moment is exactly the way it is right now. And the past was the way it was.
Accept your non-acceptance in the present. Forgive your inability to forgive. Feel your breath, the sensations in your body, the life that burns brightly in you.
Everyone is doing their best, even when it seems like they are doing their worst. Everyone is dreaming or having a nightmare, battling with pain you may never understand. You don't have to condone their actions. You may not be able to wake them up. You don't have to like what happened.
Simply let go of the illusion that it could have been any different. You are different now, anyhow. Don't focus on something you have no control over. The past is a distant land.
Bring your attention back to this moment, Your source of true power. Your place of connectedness.
Wake up from the dream That anyone has any power To take away your inner peace.
Drop the need to be right.
Embrace the need to be free. Come out of the story of 'my life'. Reclaim the moment.
Be here, in your new life. Show up for this brand new day.
This is forgiveness.
- Jeff Foster
Notes on:Red Clover
RED CLOVER is in the spotlight today
As is true with all herbs, she offers a wide array of benefits.
Known as the ‘queen of blood purifiers’, she contains high amounts of antioxidants as well as Vitamins A,C,E,K and Minerals such as Calcium, Mg, Iron, and Selenium.
She’s supportive for breast health, specifically because she helps lymph to move- although she should be avoided for anyone who has active breast cancer due to her effects on estrogen
Red Clover has been used to support :
Cardiovascular health- she’s known to help protect the heart by increasing HDL in pre and postmenopausal women. She also has blood thinning qualities which may keep blood clots from forming.
She’s also supportive for women experiencing Menopause. For some women, she helps reduce symptoms such as hot flashes. She’s a very powerful medicine and with any medicine that effects hormones, you do want to make sure that you’re not over-doing it.
She’s also known to help with Osteoperosis.
As estrogen levels drop during menopause, the risk for developing osteoporosis can increase. Studies suggest that a proprietary extract of red clover can slow bone loss and even boost bone mineral density
And, she has great benefits for the lungs- supporting those with coughs, asthma, bronchitis, sore throats and wheezing.
My favorite way to work with red clover is drinking her as a tea with ginger. I love to infuse her with cleavers for added breast support benefits.
"Once, years ago, I emerged from the woods in the early morning at the end of a walk and — it was the most casual of moments — as I stepped from under the trees into the mild, pouring-down sunlight I experienced a sudden impact, a seizure of happiness. It was not the drowning sort of happiness, rather the floating sort. I made no struggle toward it; it was given."