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.|
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?