Many times, the problems we experience are related to our health, and as many can attest, if you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything.
Everyone experiences the occasional ache and pain, or perhaps you are going through a cold or minor flu. There is also stress in our lifes, which can weaken our bodies natural defenses, or when allergies just rise from a sudden exposure or a change local climate conditions.
In all of these things, one of the first steps when dealing with health, is being aware of what your healthy state is. If you have a doctor, having a check up, get an idea of what your regular state of health is, and keep that in mind. That way, when that state starts to decline, you can recognize the symptoms early on, instead of feeling caught off guard when something happens. The doctor can also make recommendations for physical methods that can help you feel better or improve your health in specific or general ways. You should always visit your healthcare professional with questions, so studying up on things that you may be interested in, is also always helpful.
Another great starting point for health, is to take up a meditation practice. Now, I am suggesting that you go out and join a transcendental meditation group, or get a guru, or anthing of the sort. Any practice where you can give your mind a 5 second break, relax, and just sort of empty of itself of all the stresses, tensions, worries for a few minutes every day is all you need. While meditation is the popular word for it, some other names are silent prayer, contemplation, or centering prayer. There is a multitude of techniques, and all of them can produce similar results, you just need to find the one that works best for you. One that I am fond of, is taking the time each day, usually during the morning before you leave for work, and reading or reciting prayers or psalms. Giving yourself 5 minutes each morning to just pray and focus your being on God, while offering up your cares and worries, and allowing his grace to enter into your life. There are many prayers out there, and a quite a few psalms, so just pick one, and try it and keep trying until you find one, or several, that you like.
When a specific health problem arises, my favorite means of helping to bring healing and resolution is a very simple candle burning spell. Taking a white candle, cleansing it with some salt dissolved in clean water, and dress the candle with a blessing oil, holy oil, or healing oil. Even a common kitchen oil, like olive or vegetable oil that you have prayed over will do. Taking a pin or needle, write your petition on the candle. For example, if you strained your ankle you would write “heal my ankle.”. Write it three times into the candle. Dress the candle with the oil, repeating your petition as you do so. Once the candle is dressed, put it into a candle holder. Light the candle, and pray silently for a minute, and repeat your petition again, and then go about the rest of your day. You might rest, take some other physical actions to help in easing discomfort and bring about healing. This simple spell can be repeated as often as desired until satisfaction is achieved. A way to make the spell more focused, especially if you are dealing with a specific malady, is to use some thing that has some of your essence in it. If a cold or flu, use a used tissue underneath the candle. One time, I used this with some blood and saliva soaked cotton from getting a filling, which helped my mouth heal quickly, and I have no had any problems related to my teeth since that time.
One herb that I have found useful in all kinds of healing, is a very popular and well known herb. High John the Conqueror. For healing? What? You don’t say? I do. Many times, when I have used High John when dealing with a physical problems, especially related to muscles or joints, High John seems to be a great aid in facilitating the healing process. It doesn’t seem to be a normal association, but I see it as coming from the strength and power that High John confers. In giving strength and power to your body, it helps make you strong, physically and spiritually. Combined with Sampson Root and Angelica, it gives a boost to ones body, health and well being that really works wonders. I often use them in a condition oil, and rub a dab of the oil on the sore muscle or damaged joint, or dab small amounts on my whole body, including the soles of my feet and the crown of my head, if I am seeking to increase or strengthen my health, especially during those times of the year when people feel that it is “cold season.”
Another practice is taking a cleansing bath, maybe once a week or once a month. Like the simple one I described earlier, the cleansing bath can remove the spiritual detritus we pick up and carry with us from wherever we go. Also, if you can soak in a bath tub, it’s a great time to pray and meditate, silently or vocally and allow yourself another chance to relax.