Sunday, June 21, 2015

my 100-day challenge

On a forum I belong to, a challenge got floated around called the 100-Day Challenge. At the time, it was 100 days from September 1, 2015. The idea was for each participant to pray and ask God what skill the participant should acquire by September 1.

I felt prompted to join in, and asked what I should do. That same day, I went to a bookstore and found a deeply discounted book on medicinal herbs right in front of my face. I bought it.

The next morning, a Sunday, I felt prompted to google the weeds in my backyard--turns out they are almost all medicinal.

That afternoon, I managed to sneak away from the last 10 minutes of Primary to attend a special fifth Sunday presentation on preparedness--and I walked in just as the high council guy speaking spoke about the importance of medicines, storing medicines and knowing how to use them safely. I took that as my third witness: my job this summer is to master herbal medicine.

Plantain salve. Image here. Mine does look very similar.
This is kind of exciting because obviously my focus has been energetic medicine, but now I feel like I am opening up a whole new world of efficacious healing methods. At home we use quantum touch and theta and essential oils and apple cider vinegar--and now we will also use homemade balms and syrups and salves and tinctures and I am JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT IT!

I've already made my first salve. My phone is not being functional right now so I can't post a picture of it. But I made a plantain salve using the recipe here and it has worked wonders for my baby's eczema and diaper rash. Tomorrow I will be teaching a bunch of ladies from the ward how to make the salve, and I think I'll start a wild violet salve as well for my sore throat. I've been having some fifth chakra issues coming up and manifesting in the throat, and I wonder if part of it isn't to make me get up and create this wild violet balm.
Anyway, this project is pretty exciting to me. What skills does Heavenly Father want you to learn by the deadline of your prompting? Is there anything you need to be learning? Have you asked?

Just in the past few days I've felt a bunch of downloads of things I need to get started with and I'm so excited to get to work! This summer feels like it will be busy but amazing.

What are you all learning this summer?

1 comment:

  1. I love this! This is something I have been prompted to learn too! Right now as I write I have an onion poltice on my chest to help relieve a chest cold. I would love to shade resources and recipes! There are fun children's books called Herb Fairies and an awesome board game called wild craft that have helped us learn in fun ways.