Monday, April 6, 2009
Grandpa's Spring Tonics
I have spirit guides. I do. I used to be embarrassed to admit this, and even now, decades after the first one of my gang contacted me, I still have my doubts about whether or not they are "real."
The skeptical mind is a good thing, a necessary thing, I think anyway. True believers who never have a doubt about their faith are the kind of people who can be convinced to fly airplanes into buildings, to kill themselves "for God."
Nope, mine is not a pure faith. However, after "listening" to, and working with these spirit guides over time, I have gained access to a lot of wisdom, creativity, healing techniques, comfort and life guidance that is not available from more conventional sources (like classes, books, friends, family - all of which I also learn from every day).
One of my spirit guides, an old dude who calls himself "Grandpa," recently passed along a couple of great recipes for tonics that address springtime malaise. I offer them here for you, too. Take 'em or leave 'em.
GRANDPA'S "PRAYER" FOR INSOMNIA
In the following order, bring these things into your mind one by one. As they come to you, let yourself actually feel, in your heart, the gratitude, love, and happiness.
20 things you are grateful for
10 people you love
5 things that make you happy
1 place or landscape where you feel completely at home
For that last one, imagine yourself there. Bring every detail into your mind and heart.
Say AMEN out loud. Grandpa says you can laugh if you want.
GRANDPA'S HALF/TWICE SPRING CLEANSE
For at least a week eat/drink twice as much of these things as you usually do:
Apples, pears, berries
Bitter greens (arugula, etc.)
At the same time, eat/drink half as much of the following as you usually do:
Some people think I'm a few chips short of a fish dinner because I claim to have spirit guides. I don't know, maybe it's true. But I'm so grateful to the gang for all their help and all their wisdom. What would I do without them?