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