why is it that early in the morning, when you are in a sleep induced stupor, that you have the most amazing thoughts going through your mind... you have insights that seem so unbelievably profound that you think you have found the meaning of life and you think to yourself, I must get that down.. but your sleep deprived self, turns over, promising to put it into words in the morning... and of course you cannot remember those thoughts when you come back to the real world in the morning at a civilized hour... happens to me all the time and happened this morning... I had thoughts of why I was here. I mean, I actually knew why I had been born in Australia instead of in Cornwall.... but I cannot remember why now.
I remember thinking that Australia is part of Mother Earth, that Australia is just as mystical and magickal as England... just in a different way. A wilder, more untamed way... and by not loving where I am living, I am not really loving all of Mother Earth..... I remember someone (was it myself, the angels or the ancestors??) telling me that there is magick all around me.. in the animals, the bush and the plants.... especially in the wild australian plants....of course, I didn't believe that..well I did when I first heard the voices but not when I woke up at the civilized time this morning..... magick in australian plants, I thought.. I don't think so.
anyhow... like I said.. I rolled over and went back to sleep and when I woke up, in my inbox was an email with this information:
Eucalyptus: Burnt in the home to protect the health from viruses, disease and plagues. The leaves are used to stuff healing poppets and are carried to maintain good health. To relieve colds, ring green candles with the leaves and pods and burn them to the socket, visualizing the person (or yourself) as being completely healthy. Also hang a small branch or twig of eucalyptus over the sick bed. String the immature (green) pods on green thread and wear to help heal sore throats. Placed beneath the pillow, the pods guard against colds. The leaves are also carried for protection. (source unknown)
and so begins my BoS/soul journey information on australian plants and their magick! You see, Eucalyptus is indigenous to Australia... I know they grow elsewhere in the world..but they are actually an australian native...
(ps - I am healing ..lots of tlc to ME over the past week has turned me from a demented wailing person to one who seems to be back on track...)