Herbal Lore #2: Parsley – Free Oracle Card

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Tips on Herbal Lore & Magick:

My second free herb lore oracle card! Parsley was believed to prevent food spoilage since antiquity, because the Romans placed parsley on their plates as well as eating some afterwards to improve their breath and so the tradition of parsley as a garnish began. I have here a printable (can customise to any size you like) information sheet regarding Parsley. The information sheet contains its taxonomic classification, native distribution, medicinal and magickal properties! I explain some practical uses for parsley and how it can be used during personal rituals.

Tip: Let parsley self seed every two years to have a constant supply in the herb garden!

I have free downloadable files here for personal and non-commercial use (click links below). Print out & enjoy! They can be used as information cards or flash cards. There are more herbal lore flash cards to come!

 

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High Resolution PDF (Set printer to 50% size to get a A6)

 

 

-Good Vibes-

All Natural Spirit

 

Recommended Reading:

How to Grow Parsley in South Africa

Meditation Infographic #2: Meditation Space & Focus Tools

 

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Tips on How to Meditate:

4x Symbolic ideas based on the elements for your meditation space or to aid as focus tools!

 

Here I have a quick overview of meditation focus tools! These are physical focus elements, whereas the visualisations are mental elements. Again we start with Fire: you can use a candle, either real or electronic. I find the electronic candles are safer and you can put them anywhere (even on blankets) with no risk of actual fire! Yikes we don’t want to go all out… 😉 … You should gaze at the candle flame or light during meditation with unfocused eyes. Open-eye meditations assist with grounding you in the present moment. The Air symbolism is for a Tibetan singing bowl; I have one myself brought all the way from Tibet by my father. It can be used as a opening ceremony to the meditation and when you sing the bowl you condition yourself that now it is meditation time. The Earth and Water symbols are for closed-eye meditations, here you focus on their textures as you hold them in your hands. Many crystals, even those that have been polished, have a rough texture with fissures and cracks. Raw crystals even more so, whereas shells are smooth and many have little bumps. You can run your fingers and hands along the surface of the crystals or shells during your meditations, especially when your thoughts start to wonder.

All of these tools are used as reminders for your mind to turn inwards to your breath.

 

Tip: You can use both physical & mental elements to stay focused during meditation!

 

YouTube: Singing Bowl Demonstration

Public Domain photo credits (top left – bottom right): Anna Langova, Simon A. Eugster, Dario Crespi & Petr Kratochvil.

 

 

-Good Vibes-

All Natural Spirit

Meditation Infographic #1: Visualisation Ideas

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Tips on How to Meditate:

4x Symbolic visualisations based on the elements to help you stay focused on your breath!

 

During your meditations, when you breathe in and out you can use the following visualisation to keep you focused on your breath and limit mental distractions. For instance, the Fire symbolism represents the sun and clouds. As you breath in the sun becomes blocked, as you breath out the clouds part. The Air symbolism is that of a swinging door or window. Visualise the doors swings on their hinges open-and-closed or back-and-forth as you meditate. For Earth we focus on the mountains, here your sweep up the slope as you breathe in, reaching over the peak and rushing out with the breath as we sweep downwards. The Water symbolism is my personal favourite, here you breathe in and the tide pulls back, then breath out as the tide rushes towards you.

Tip: Remember that doing a longer exhale is completely natural to the flow of breath! 

 

Public Domain photo credits (top left – bottom right): David Wagner, Susan Dennis, Petr Kratochvil & tpsdave.

 

 

-Good Vibes-

All Natural Spirit