What do you do with ex­pe­ri­ences that hurt, ex­pe­ri­ences that are difÃcult to han­dle, that drain and even threaten to de­stroy you?

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It is grat­i­fy­ing to know that in the same way as na­ture pro­vides us with food, cloth­ing and shel­ter; it also of­fers reme­dies for when we feel phys­i­cally sick or emo­tion­ally drained. When life gets tough, plants such as chamomile and ig­na­tia, aconite and pas­siÅora are a safety net for the cen­tral


How do you ex­plain what a peach tastes like to some­one who has never smelt or tasted one? Words are lim­it­ing. How do you know what sour is, if you have never tasted sweet? And so it is in life as well. Each day brings its own chal­lenges and life ex­pe­ri­ences. But what do you do with ex­pe­ri­ences that hurt, ex­pe­ri­ences that are difÄcult to han­dle, that drain and even threaten to de­stroy you? My dear Mom Irma once shared a won­der­ful story with me, of the gar­den in ev­ery per­son s heart, the place where we keep all our ex­pe­ri­ences, easy, difÄcult, happy, hurt­ful, sad.

The in­ner gar­den comes com­plete with the house in which we live, a path­way from the gate to the front door, and a beau­ti­ful white picket-fence en­clos­ing it all. In the gar­den you ll Änd two ar­eas. One sym­bol­ises all the happy, comfortable, won­der­ful, fan­tas­tic emo­tions: your loved one is the strong oak tree; chil­dren are laven­der and lilies; the lush green lawn and deep, wel­come shade could rep­re­sent Sun­day lunches with grand­par­ents, hol­i­days with the fam­ily, an A in Maths, a plate of warm food on a cold day, and your re­la­tion­ship with your Cre­ator. The other area of the in­ner gar­den sym­bol­ises the hurt­ful, difÄcult, ex­haust­ing emo­tions. In it are weeds and thorn bushes, chaos and jagged rocks that cut your feet.

You tend your in­ner gar­den ev­ery day. Where do you spend your time? Try­ing to put right the chaos, with the thorns scratch­ing your old wounds open, or un­der the oak tree on the green lawn with the sweet smell of laven­der and lilies? I stared at Mom with great in­ter­est and sug­gested that we need to tend to the neg­a­tive, hurt gar­den, to clear and or­gan­ise it. Yes, she said, but how are you go­ing to do that? You can­not de­stroy your past ex­pe­ri­ences, or erase them from your mem­ory. They will al­ways re­main part of you. Pull it all out! I replied ex­cit­edly. Throw it away or burn it! Wisely she ad­vised me rather to re­move ev­ery weed and thorn bush with care and com­pas­sion, to chop it up and make com­post from it, be­cause the beau­ti­ful gar­den also needs food! I ex­pe­ri­enced a light bulb mo­ment when Mom Irma shared this in­sight with me. Yes, we must make com­post! For­give­ness makes com­post. 7x7x7 times ner­vous sys­tem. All of us will feel pain at some time in our lives. Dis­ap­point­ment, anx­i­ety, anger, a bro­ken heart, lone­li­ness ... that all-en­com­pass­ing word, de­pres­sion, is part of be­ing hu­man. At such times th­ese plants can pro­vide valu­able sup­port to us all.

Dr Al­fred Vo­gel, Swiss natur­opath, knew grief and de­pres­sion all too well. Dur­ing his own 94 years on earth he ex­pe­ri­enced im­mense pain at times. His daugh­ter died af­ter she hit her head against a bath. His Ärst wife died of can­cer. He felt as though his whole life had come crash­ing down. How does one con­tinue liv­ing af­ter such ex­pe­ri­ences? You want the world to stop mov­ing, peo­ple to call their lives to a halt, be­cause your world is in pieces. Your in­ner gar­den shouts: Help me! But the world does not stop mov­ing, and peo­ple carry on with their lives. They say time heals ev­ery­thing... but I would rather say that time makes the ex­pe­ri­ence eas­ier to ac­cept. You grad­u­ally be­come more used to the idea that it hap­pened. It isn t that much of a shock any more. Time does not erase pain, only you and the Cre­ator can achieve that. No pill, drop of medicine, hol­i­day or amount of time can do it. Pills and medicines can pro­vide sup­port, yes but erase emo­tions, no.

This is where I am so grate­ful for Vo­gel s legacy. A. Vo­gel Neu­ro­force is a nat­u­ral prod­uct that pro­vides sup­port to the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem. Each per­son re­veals their emo­tions in a unique way. Some of us swal­low what we are feel­ing, and get a lump in the throat or a highly sen­si­tive di­ges­tive sys­tem. Oth­ers be­come quiet and reclu­sive. Some of us feel as if a great weight lies on our heart, and even breath­ing is prob­lem­atic. Th­ese peo­ple of­ten sigh heav­ily when they talk about the things both­er­ing them. Some of us re­main dryeyed and ap­pear strong and in con­trol. Oth­ers be­come in­fu­ri­ated and want to break things! There is a pic­ture for ev­ery emo­tion, and none of them is right or wrong. Each is what it is.

Dr Vo­gel s Neu­ro­force con­tains 14 dif­fer­ent in­gre­di­ents, each one work­ing like a key. Your body will choose and use what it needs.

Neu­ro­force can­not and will not re­move your emo­tions, but it can sup­port you when you feel as if your wheels are fall­ing off. Take it ev­ery ten min­utes in very stress­ful sit­u­a­tions, oth­er­wise two to Äve times a day un­til you feel that you are over the worst and there is light at the end of the tun­nel. You will know when it is no longer re­quired.

Neu­ro­force is ex­cel­lent for cri­sis sit­u­a­tions like ex­ams, birth, a driver s test, an in­ter­view, a new job, or if you are mov­ing and Änd it difÄcult to leave the fa­mil­iar be­hind. When ba­bies and moth­ers have to say good­bye be­cause Mom must re­turn to work and leave the baby with the help, Neu­ro­force can be a win­ner for both. For road rage Neu­ro­force calms the cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem and as­sists in deal­ing with prob­lems and stress­ful sit­u­a­tions soberly and ra­tio­nally.

Neu­ro­force is a prod­uct you will al­ways want at hand, be­cause you never know when you are go­ing to need it.

Let us make rich com­post and en­joy and cher­ish all life s ex­pe­ri­ences. Thank you, Mom Irma, for the wis­dom shared and to Dr Vo­gel for the sup­port­ive, nat­u­ral prod­ucts. May your lega­cies live through us 7x7x7 times...

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