There had been a moment, moons ago. A fraction of time between the anarchy and cluttered lawlessness. Miles from anyway. Deep down a dirt road. I ran. I knew flight had been my only way out. That flight led me to the forest. No longer did I hide. I could search my soul. I could become acutely aware of all that surrounds me. The forest became a nurturer and protector.
Go to a Forest.
Walk slowly. Breathe.
Open all your senses.
This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy,
the medicine of simply being in the forest.
…many trees give off organic compounds that support our “NK” (natural killer) cells that are part of our immune system’s way of fighting cancer.
Just as impressive are the results that we are experiencing as we make this part of our regular practice:
Boosted immune system functioning, with an increase in the count of the body’s Natural Killer (NK) cells.
Reduced blood pressure
Increased ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
Accelerated recovery from surgery or illness
Increased energy level
Deeper and clearer intuition
Increased flow of energy
Increased capacity to communicate with the land and its species
What is hemp good for? Absolutely, or almost, everything.
Many colonists during the 18th century. Tired, quiet, industrious, farmers…did not have the same quarrel over weed, hemp, etc., and it’s benefits. As we do today. To them smoking a bone held little light over the benefits of hemp. From clothing to food to armor and lastly, a good buzz: growing hemp had been the meal ticket for many.
When we ever learn nothing lasts. Nothing that is unless it is of the earth.