After all the spiritual healing practices you are doing, do you still feel that void? That lack of purpose in life? Whether it was just a whisper in your head that you ignored or awareness about that void, you can still expand your practices to achieve that complete spiritual healing.
Spiritual healing with plants go way back and it is often referred to as shamanism. The concept is that as you transfer your negative energy to the plants, the plants transfer these negative vibrations to the soil. These plants for spiritual sessions, however, are wild and inaccessible due to its illegibility e.g. marijuana. Fret not! Here’s a list of legal plants that you can take care of in your own homes to complete your spiritual journey.
1. Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola is highly appraised in India and considered as one of the most spiritual herbs. It commonly grows in the Himalayas, where yogis use the plant to assist in meditation. The plant will develop your crown chakra and balance the left and right hemisphere of your brain, as the shape of the leaf suggests.
The plant will stimulate you and nourish your nervous system, promoting your mental alertness and sharp memory. It will also make you adapt immediately to stress. When meditating, speak your affirmations with Gotu Kola.
Hawthorn will focus on your heart. Modern research shows that this plant can strengthen your heart muscles. Traditional cultures of Native America, Chinese, and European are also known to use this plant as a heart tonic.
Grow hawthorn in your house and you will attract positive energy for you to love yourself and the presence of everyone around you. Keep this with you during meditation and you will be prepared for any emotion throughout the day. With hawthorn, you will nurture love and compassion in your life. Practice giving well-wishes to yourself and other people to further heal spiritually.
Nettle stings, but after the stinging sensation, it is known to be consumed safely. In fact, this plant has a very high nutritional content. Nettle is a great source of vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B3, and B5, and minerals including iron and calcium. The plant also has a record of providing support to the respiratory, prostate, and immune system.
Science aside, this plant will increase your awareness to uncomfortable life situations. This awareness might be painful, but recognizing these will help us grow and move on from them.
Spiritual healing with plants go way back and it is often referred to as shamanism. The concept is that as you transfer your negative energy to the plants, the plants transfer these negative vibrations to the soil.
Commonly known as a type of tea, chamomile will soothe your nervous system. This plant is most beneficial when you are feeling restless or irritable. To help you get ready for meditation, you may want to take a sip from the plant’s tea and relax your way to a calmer state. When you are meditation ready, you can cleanse all the negative energy away from your system.
5. Holy Basil
Holy Basil is the basic go to meditation herb. It has more than 3,000 of contribution to herbal medicine, and is also well respected in India. Holy Basil helps maintain your body’s balance of energy systems and provides ease. When trapped in the middle of your life’s chaos, take a sip of the plant’s tea and feel the immediate calm and tranquility. Unlike chamomile which is focused on relaxation, holy basil will take you on another level by providing you third eye meditation. Third eye meditation is more than relaxation. With a balanced third eye, your insight and intuition will be boosted. No lies can fool you or get past you. You will be shielded against negative energy and intentions with holy basil.
Aside from plants, guide your spiritual journey with Jasper and Agate.
Jasper will soothe your nerves and focus on shooing away your nightmares and harmful thoughts. It is the stone of shamans in dreamwork and safe astral travels. You will never forget a dream with this stone. This stone also pacifies stress and sustains your physical and emotional health during injuries or prolonged illnesses especially during hospitalization. Known for possessing the Earth’s energies, Jasper will bring progressive energy and restored stamina as it gathers collective knowledge from the Earth and its spirits to transfer to you. It will also ground you into understanding frustrations or painful experiences which will harbor self-discipline and perseverance. Carry this Jasper if you have trouble with discipline in diet or addiction.
Agate, on the other hand, is a stone of strength. It will conserve your energy and will enhance your longevity. It will give you courage during the most fearful moment of your life and give you self-confidence to handle every challenge with ease. Agate is also known for dispelling fears, improving concentration, perception, and analytical abilities. When guarded, it will allow you to become more accepting of love. This stone will also harbor peace and harmony, and stimulate action and critical decision making. It will uncover your weaknesses and help you accept them to overcome negativity. If you want to start over from a difficult trauma, Agate is the stone for you.
“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” – Gary Snyder
Complete your spiritual journey by being home.
Words by Tina Macaraeg