Please keep this in mind when using essential oils and I suggest that you use them sparingly.
Have a wonderful and happy, healthy week.
Finally, after another challenging marathon, the 2nd edition of the DVD “Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone” is completed with subtitles in English, French, German and Spanish.
Great timeless gift for birthdays, Easter, Mother’s Day or just as a gesture of friendship and caring for the planet and each other at any time.
$25/DVD or 5 copies for $100 including GST plus shipping where applicable. Regular $52.45.
Call 780.532.2464 or email me to arrange pick-up.
MAIL ORDERS: go to www.herbalinstructions.com
Kambo is a Giant Leaf frog found in the Amazon. Its ?medicine? has a variety of applications but one of the major reasons for its use is the effect it has on the brain and the psyche as a psychedelic substance. It is powerful “medicine” and you can find lots of information on the internet about it.
The other day I was inspired to write a poem (see below) about it because it seems like presently many people feel the need to experience psychoactive substances used by traditional tribes and healers. There is a tendency to believe that these experiences bring a sense of accomplishment, making a person a “better” person, “better” than others. I have reflected upon this phenomena in the context of our ability to live life and decided to share my inspiration with you as food for thought. Enjoy.
Still flying high
Soaring high in the sky
Looking at life in a different light
Experiencing all there is from new heights
All the induced reflections
Causing different perceptions
Spirit has so many different forms
It may come and go like a storm
Has it really changed the way things are
Or is it just an illusion from afar
Are you really a different person now
Is different better – if yes how
Life’s challenges are still the same
So are responsibilities – what a shame
The real test is living how
With spirit present in every moment now
Taking responsibility for who we truly are
Leaving behind our desires and ego so far
In service to our soul’s purpose
Is our life’s journey
~ Gudrun Penselin
Hope is an essential element in any form of healing. Dr. Edward Bach said to never take away from anyone the hope for healing. I am hoping, wishing and praying that this year more and more people will re-connect to nature, so that Mother Earth will receive the much needed support for her healing. Everyone of us can make a difference. Let’s shift our focus to things that really matter and what life is truly about.
Here is your chance! Become a member of “The Picton Castle”, a three-masted barque currently sailing from Bali to Reunion in the Indian Ocean. I am forwarding details I received from someone I met years ago on one of my memorable travels. He is a relative of the captain.
The Barque PICTON CASTLE has been sailing the worlds’ oceans for nearly 20 years in the wake of the great square rigged ships of the Age of Sail. Her epic voyages have already inspired hundreds of people to come together to sail, to explore this salt water globe and to seek to learn all that a ship on the open ocean has to teach.
Our crew connect with people and places across the world. Transcending boundaries of geography, culture and race we return to villages where we have made friends, often bringing essential supplies, donated educational materials and medical care to some of the most remote and isolated communities on Earth. By working together we grow strong and learn to trust our shipmates and ourselves. By harnessing the power of the wind in our hand-stitched cotton sails we learn awareness and how to spot a problem before it arises. By watching the slowly processing stars on night watch, and the glorious ocean sunsets each evening, we learn to see the sublime in the every day. The things you learn aboard PICTON CASTLE, and the friendships you make aboard, last a lifetime.
Aboard the ship right now, sailing westwards across the Indian Ocean, we have an exceptional gang of men and women of all ages and all backgrounds, hailing from a dozen different countries and every corner of the globe; Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, USA, Tonga, Fiji, England and more. What brings them together is a commitment to experiencing a life at sea under sail, to the ship, her voyages; a down-to-Earth saltiness and a sense of adventure.
Now we are looking for the next generation of mariners to join our crew and write the next chapter of the PICTON CASTLE story. No sailing experience is necessary – it’s far more important to be a good shipmate, though you must be reasonably fit. More than anything you must want to join us on this adventure and want to see the world beyond your horizons.
Soon PICTON CASTLE will be rounding the Cape of Good Hope and entering the South Atlantic, there to sail up the coast of Africa and cross to the Caribbean calling at Grenada, Carriacou, Barbados and Dominica before heading north via Bermuda, to her homecoming in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. After three years voyaging westwards around the world, it’s set to be quite the celebration.
Join us in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2015 or in Cape Verde in March 2015. Sail with us as we cross the Atlantic Ocean, cross the equator and cruise the magical islands of the real Caribbean. We will be visiting friends we have made over the years, sailing our small boats in the crystal clear water and practicing beach landings on the perfect white sand. We’ll be sailing on and off the hook, tacking the ship about, climbing aloft and handling sails. We’ll learn sail-making, rigging, small boat handling and celestial navigation, but first we’ll learn to sail our ship across oceans.
If you’ve never been afloat before, or if you already have one foot in the sea and want to advance into traditional seamanship, then now is the time.
Cape Town to Cape Verde, Jan 3 to March 20: Cape Town, South Africa to Luderitz Namibia, St Helena UK, Dakar Senegal, Cape Verde Islands. Cape Verde to Lunenburg,
March 20 to May 16: Cape Verde, transatlantic to the Eastern Caribbean: Grenada and the Grenadines, St Vincent, Bequia, Dominica, Martinique, and other islands of the Caribbean, Bermuda and Lunenburg.
Just about everything on sale. Bring a friend or two.
Good news, a new shipment is on its way, to be expected by the end of this week or next week.
Stock up on your remedies and at the same time get some of your Christmas shopping done at my office. Prices are slashed, some items below cost!
All items will be on display with prices clearly marked. Since I will be with clients most of the time, you can shop in peace and quiet. Paper and calculator will be available for you to calculate your total. Please leave me a note with the items you purchased and the total paid.
Please call 780.532.2464 for more information and for hours.
Green blessings from under a cover of snow,
In the past, instructions for the anti-viral and anti-bacterial homeopathic remedies mentioned in the previous post were as follows: ?Immunizations: 3 drops, 3 times daily, 3 times per month for the first 2 years of life.?
Due to more controls in the natural health industry in Canada the wording has now been changed but you can still find it on websites in other countries!
Please also check out the new NVIC (National Vaccination Information Centre) PINTEREST BOARDS AND VACCINE FAILURE WALL
The flu season is once again upon us and I heard on the news that free vaccinations are available in Alberta for anyone over the age of 6 months.
How about an alternative that involves healthy lifestyle choices to support the immune system and a preventative approach with a homeopathic regime?
Many people, young and old, have since many years successfully used a treatment protocol that includes the following remedies.
1. Immune system fortifier
2. An anti-bacterial
3. An anti-viral
4. Vitamin D ? high quality drops
(See more detailed information on these products below)
The protocol can be implemented as a preventative measure throughout the fall and winter and stepped up in case of an acute infection.
For infants under the age of 6 months you can apply the anti-viral and anti-bacterial formulas externally. It really works.
Total cost $84 (instead of $110) as long as supplies last. With the purchase of the ?combo? you will receive detailed information and instructions.
Please call 780.532.2464 if you are interested in purchasing the flu season package.
For all conditions of immune deficiency incl. autoimmune disorders causing an increased susceptibility to infectious disease; rebuilds and regulates the immune system. During the flu & cold season it is best combined with Bio 87 (anti-bacterial) & Bio 88 (anti-viral).
For all bacterial infections including strep and staph infections; stimulates and supports the immune system and prevents imbalances of bacteria in the organism.
For all viral infections including influenza, cold sores, mono, influenza, Epstein Barr virus; helps to build up natural defenses against viruses and shortens recovery time from acute infections.
VITAMIN D ? DROPS
Vitamin D helps protect a number of important functions in the body including the proper functioning of the immune system. According to some literature it is an effective prevention for the flu; as well it helps ward off many chronic immune related ailments; Also recommended for SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) during the winter months.
This workshop provides great opportunities for personal growth and healing. Free yourself of limitations that hold you back from being all you can be!
DATE: October 4 & 5, 2014
TIME: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Bach Flowers essences are subtle plant medicines. They were developed in England during the 1930s by Dr. Edward Bach to assist in healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual level.
This workshop integrates theory and practice and provides a great opportunity to get to know these fascinating flower essences.
You will learn how to incorporate these flower essences into your daily life, so that they may encourage true healing in a very safe and gentle, yet effective way, and assist you in unfolding to your full potential or simply support you through more stressful times.
This workshop integrates theory and practice allowing students to truly experience some of the effects of different Bach Flowers on an individual basis. You will walk away from this class knowing that the Bach Flowers can truly make a positive difference in your life ? like a newly found friend who accompanies you on your Journey to Health!
?A 2012 report stated that 38,000 to 43,000 deaths occur annually in Canada in connection with health-care delivery. That is the equivalent of 80 jumbo jets crashing every year – one every five days or so. According to the author William Charney, a veteran health and safety officer in health care and author of numerous books on health-care safety, the actual number of deaths is undoubtedly greater because of the high rates of non-reporting.?
I have come across statistics televised on national television in the US a few years ago that were even higher (1-3 jumbo jets/day). Numbers like this raise many concerns and questions. For example why is the health food industry so unfairly targeted these days with many products being taken away from the consumer?
Even though medicine has lots of positive practices to offer and has been saving many people?s lives it is advisable to be aware of preventative measures a person can take when dependent on the medical profession for health care. The article ?PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR MEDICAL MISTAKES? HTTP://WWW.HANS.ORG/MAGAZINE  published by HANS (Health Action Network Society) provides some great suggestions.
The heat of this summer has many people reaching for ice cream and popsicles. Unfortunately most of what is commercially available is full of chemicals and sugar. Here is a recipe that should do the trick. Be creative and adjust it according to your own taste buds.
Combine all the ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Pour into container or popsicle moulds and freeze.
The producer of the film is allowing free viewing through August 1.
Summer is here and with it for many of us the question:
What causes more harm: the sun or the reaction of the chemicals of sunscreen with our body? If yes to sunscreen, how to pick the right one?
Following are some interesting facts and answers. Please share freely with as many people as possible.
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
“Many people walk in and out of your life, but only love will leave footprints in your heart…”
I encourage everyone to check this out and pass on to as many people as you possible. What surprises me the most is that scientists are surprised about the results of this science fair project. More to come on this topic.
I will be presenting a ?Virtual Herb Walk in the Peace? on June 21, 2014 at the Alberta Horticultural Association Annual Provincial Conference.
For more conference details go to http://gpgardenclub.blogspot.ca.
Please share this information with others.
Hope to see you there!
Perfect gift as the Earth is re-awakening and showing herself in all her beauty once again.
Only $30.00 each incl. GST (regular $52.45)
plus shipping if applicable.
Sale is on from Monday, April 7 to Sunday, April 13, 2014.
If what we eat does not nourish and support our bodies it should not be called food. Therefore at least 80% of what is sold as ?food? in the grocery stores does not classify as food. It fails to provide the building blocks to the body required to maintain healthy cells and tissues.
It not only does not provide what is required by the body to function properly, but it also typically burdens and damages our body with chemicals such as preservatives, colouring agents, pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified/engineered foods. A high percentage of so called health issues can be remedied with a change in dietary habits. I see this happening every day in my practice.
Many people would never feed their animals the food and drinks they themselves are consuming on a daily basis. Why not? Because they know all too well that their own diet would not be good for their pets!
So, I suggest make your foods your medicines and if you do this you will be surprised how your energy increases, your skin clears up, no more phlegm, achy joints ?. I recommend you eat 70% raw on a regular basis.
As always, green blessings and stay warm,
SHARE your favorite snack recipes here!
1. Cut out all mucous forming foods, especially dairy and wheat as well as all foods you know you are sensitive to.
2. Change your diet to at least 70% raw and drink lots of carrot juice and green smoothies.
3. Drink lots of good water ? city water is typically full of chemicals and not recommended for consumption on a regular basis.
4. Keep the chest warm with appropriate clothing.
5. Apply poultices to the chest, i.e. onion poultice or castor oil pack (see DVD ?Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone?, Disc 2 for instructions)
6. Cough Syrup ? homemade, simple yet effective:
Cut up an onion, place in glass jar and cover with honey (honey can be hard; the juice of the onion will liquefy the honey).
Let sit for several hours to several days and strain. Take 1 tsp. as needed.
7. Herbs to use are the ones with anti-microbial properties such as Garlic and Thyme and expectorants for example Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum).
You can find good combination teas for the support of the respiratory system at the health food stores.
?Hands on Feet? is an introduction to the ancient art of reflexology. Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive form of healing applied primarily to the feet. Reflexology deals with the underlying principle that we have reflexes in the feet that relate to every single cell of the body. Working these reflexes stimulates the body and assists it in maintaining and / or regaining balance.
This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills required to give a complete foot reflexology treatment. Theory and practice will be interwoven throughout the entire course. Hand reflexology and other healing modalities will be discussed and included whenever time permits. By the end of the course students will be able to locate all individual reflexes as well as give a complete foot reflexology treatment.
Learn and enjoy this relaxing art as part of your ?Journey to Health”.
WHERE: Grande Prairie
WHEN: 2 consecutive weekends in March; OVER 40 hours of instruction
COST: $577 including GST*
– Academy of Reflexology $ 834.75 for 32 ? hours
– Ontario College of Reflexology $147 for 8 hours
?If you?re feeling out of kilter,
Don?t know why or what about,
Let your feet reveal the answer,
Find the sore sport, work it out.?
~ Eunice Ingham
Remember that with every new day comes a chance to make a change.
Have the courage to make that change and walk down an unfamiliar path.
An unfamiliar path may lead you to the best places and will allow you to leave a trail.
A trail that creates positive change leaving foot prints for generations to come.
Making the world a happier, healthier place for ALL where LOVE prevails.
~ Words of Wisdom by Gudrun Penselin
Take a guess. What’s in the box?
Me down under – in Australia!
A Christmas surprise for my husband who is traveling in Australia for a few months.
Thanks to the generosity of my son I am spending the holiday season playing in the heat instead of the cold and snow.
Truly green blessings from down under,
Check out www.emofree.com
This is Gary Craig’s website on EFT. Gary Craig is the founder
of this marvellous healing tool.
Green blessings from the white winter wonderland.
The cookbook gives classic, contemporary and folk baking recipes that use alternative ingredients to wheat flour, cow?s milk, butter, chicken eggs and cane sugar. The way the book is set-up, you can customize the recipes to your own needs.
Details specific to each type of flour and other ingredients are provided. Some of the recipes included are: crepes, pancakes, waffles, cookies, various cakes etc.
Hopefully the book is still in print.
Green blessings from the white north,
15 – 20% off EVERYTHING in Stock
(Except for candles and hemp hearts)
If you have an appointment and think about browsing, I suggest you come early enough to shop beforehand.
If you do not have an appointment, call me at 780.532.2464 to arrange for a time.
NO phone or mail orders.
Cash or cheques only except for purchases over $250.
Stay warm during the forecasted winter storm.
Green & white blessings,
This package was a hit at the Body, Soul and Spirit Expo in Vancouver.
From now until next week Tuesday (Nov. 12) I am offering the SOOOO Special Show Special…
GST included. Shipping Extra.
P.S. EFT workshop is full. If you are interested in registering, please get in touch with me.
Depending on the number of interested students I will offer a 2nd one the first week of December on a different day of the week.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 6:30 ? 9:30 pm
Since I am going to be in and out of Grande Prairie from now until November 25, registration is required by November 12.
Many people have expressed an interest in this workshop and therefore I recommend that you register as soon as possible.
Please email or call me at 780.532.2464 to register.
If Wednesdays don?t work for you but you would still like to attend an EFT class, please let me know because if there is enough interest I will offer a 2nd class on a different day.
You can also find more information about EFT at my website at rainbowhealing.ca/eft.
Stay tuned for the new dates for the beginning of 2014. Most likely it will happen at the end of February or the beginning of March.
Email with details to follow shortly so that you can mark your calendar well in advance.
I am just wondering, do we call this season ?Fall? because the leaves are falling to the ground? Hopefully all of you get to enjoy this amazing time of the year right now, it has been incredible.
Nature, as it is preparing to rest for the next few months, has been an amazing treat this year: the colours of the leaves, the sky, sunsets and sun rises, the wonder of the ever changing clouds, plants that are starting to bloom as if spring and not snow was around the corner…
It has been hard for me to stay focused on work inside when the outdoors is calling and yes, I am listening: time to go for a quick ride in the bush before attending to clients.
ROSEHIPS: This will probably be the last weekend to pick them for use in the winter. I made the most delicious Rosehip syrup ever!