Today we still hold these super natural powers to heal with our hands by creating in the kitchen. Creating medicinal foods, potions, elixirs, tonics, teas, essential oils, body & skin care products we become empowered to be Medicine Woman for our tribe/community/family.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to share two of my medicinal elixir creations. I first created a medicinal hot tea to nourish the spirit, strengthen the immune system & give a feeling of satiety. Infusing a hot drink with a high quality oil such as coconut or pumpkin seed oil will give a feeling of satiety as well as nourish the cells. I created this drink with Gynostemma tea as the base for its ability to slow down aging & strengthen the body. I mixed it with potent herbs like Bilberry, Self Heal, Chinese Goldthread, Guggul, Hyssop & Tumeric, Green coffee bean extract and Pine pollen. I had great intention as I hand crafted this infusion. It was highly effective and a potent beginning to a day of fun in Malibu and L.A.
I experienced other Medicine Men & Women through out LA that day as I visited Cafe Gratitude and the incredible gourmet raw foods. Just the intention alone that is put into the food here is profound in it’s effects on the body and aura. Blessing our food and clearing the karma from it can be a key to proper food assimilation.
Next was a trip to Beverly Hills Erewhon’s Tonic & Elixir Bar. The “Medicine Woman” (Annmarie) behind the bar whipped me up some Jing Ice Cream. I tell her she is a medicine woman because she truly is. Most people want her to create their drinks because she makes them so well. For me it has to do with her overall presence and seeing her innate super power!
Later in the day I wanted to stop at Dragon Herbs for a refill of Gynostemma tea as I mentioned above. When I got there I had enough points at the store to get a free package of Gynostemma, a true abundant blessing of the day:)
Of course no trip to LA would be complete for me with out stopping by Juliano’s (Planet Raw) gourmet raw restaurant. Since I began my journey of living foods back in Maryland I have always been a fan of this place. I remember the first time I came here about 9 or 10 years ago. Juliano opened the restaurant simply to have a place to for himself to enjoy raw cuisine and then it turned into a high class gourmet restaurant. Medicinal seaweed salads, silica shakes, potent soups, super sushi rolls and my favorite the herbal enzyme elixir are just some of the offerings here. The Ambience and music is always a huge plus & you can find Juliano at the restaurant most often!
The area of Malibu that I am staying in is nestled in the Canyon with spectacular views of the land and ocean. Malibu was home to the Chumash Indian Tribe for 4,000 years. This post is inspired by the natives whom hold a high presence here. I have been hiking a couple hours a day and am grateful to experience the majesty and inspiration from the natural surroundings.
Indians would use the herbal plants and berries from the area to incorporate in ritual ceremony celebrating life as a gift from the earth. As the super natural abilities of the medicine women or man were recognized they then were considered Shaman’s of their tribes. Shamans utilize songs, inherited formulas, & their own creations to cure diseases, control weather & see the future.
When I experienced my apprenticeship with my Shaman Elder in Missouri I camped out on her land and was able to witness this first hand. She would utilize songs, ceremonies and her guides to orchestrate the events of the day.
As I mentioned this area of Malibu to Shaman Maggie she often says what high resonance it holds due to the Native’s that once lived here. The hikes I have found near the house I am staying have been absolutely incredible. The sage growing is quite medicinal in its ability to purify a space & provide inspiration for creating medicinal elixirs, teas & tonics.
Other infusions I have made here are nettle leaf and hibiscus tea allowing it to sit for 24-48 hours in the sunshine. I like this mixture because it softens the chlorophyll taste of the nettles and gives it a tart essence with a deep red hue. This infusion gives an abundance of silica & vitamin c to the cells.
At the end of the day I made a homemade Coconut Kefir Water elixir infused with Goji Berry Powder & Wild Blueberries. I chose Blueberries for the anti-oxidant effects on the body, coconut kefir water for its ability to populate the stomach with friendly bacteria enlivening the bodies cells and goji berry powder to keep the eyes strong. What a blend of synergy this elixir was.
As I write this post a light rain falls here in Malibu and the sun is peaking out. I am so grateful for what this area offers. One minute you can be in the beautiful canyons hiking connected to the ancient vibrations and the next you can be dining at your favorite gourmet raw restaurant.
Make yourself a yummy tea or dinner tonight with something local to your land. Or go out and harvest some fresh sage, dry it and then allow it to purify your space. Enjoy the subtle essence of the Super Natural World around you and give thanks for life.
Holding a High Vision for You & All!