A Little Scary thing about Compassion and how a stone can help – Kunzite

Compassion is defined in Websters dictionary as, “literally, suffering with another; a sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration.”
Compassion, this attitude of thought, comes with a lot of different meanings, lessons and emotions to everyone.  Personally, I try to work on my compassion skills daily.
It is so hard!  I believe I am a nice person, polite, and I try really hard not to judge, but sometimes finding that compassion for the people, things and organizations you just don’t like – is a challenge!  What IS helping me, little by little,  is finding the reasons  why it is a challenge to me.
One reason it is sometimes hard is because I am just scared.  Finding compassion in someone suffering is scary.  It makes you think of how you would feel if you were in that situation… and that is scary.  Who really wants to go through any suffering?
“Compassion, the sympathy of another’s suffering,” it is a challenge to have this sympathy on something that has hurt you in the past, but the true lesson in the act of compassion is rising above it all.  Get over the scary part.  De-personalize it and take the You out of it.  You cannot stop the future from happening, but you can open up your heart to be more emotionally ready.
There is one stone that helps me find compassion when I am in a challenging situation looking for help and that is Kunzite, also known as spodumene. Kunzite is the pink variety of spodumene and it is so beautiful and serene . Kunzite is a lithium aluminum silicate mineral, giving it a glow that pulses with calm, loving heart opening energy.  I have always imagined kunzite to have a moon like glow and mother attitude that puts you under a spell of the super loving, fairy like mineral.  The mineral has a way to open up your heart and take away all that is scary and resisting you to truly love and be loved.
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Well it happened…

Well it happened.  At 32 ½ weeks pregnant, I have caught a “cold.” alteernative cold remedies

I tried with all my might to prevent this from happening but it just wasn’t enough.   I eat healthy, regular chiropractic care, acupuncture, yoga, meditation, prenatal vitamin, vitamin D, vitamin C and fish oils daily.  I still managed to get sick.  So of course when I came down with symptoms I jumped on all the natural treatments I could think of to help strengthen my body and immune system.  I must say, I believe these things have all helped and made the healing process faster and more comfortable.

I just wanted to share some of the natural remedies I used and found to work to help ease some of my aliments and be safe for pregnancy.

  1. Lots of Fluids.  My goal is over 94 ounces of water daily.  I know that is a lot, but you can do it!
  2. Vitamin C.  I know for pregnant women you should avoid going over 2,000mg of vitamin C a day.  What I found really helpful was Emergen-C for Kids.  The Kids packets have only 250mg a serving, which allowed me to have a couple through –out the day.  To get even more water, I would fill us a 24 ounce water bottle and one Emergen C Kids packet.
  3. Vitamin D. This is more of a preventative.  Most of us are deficient in Vitamin D so it is a good idea to supplement regularly.  Vitamin D is essential in having a strong immune system.
  4. Garlic.  Garlic supplements are not recommended for pregnant women, so I just made sure to have extra, I mean EXTRA garlic in all my meals.
  5. Essential Oils.  Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Lavender.  Using Almond oil as my base, I mix all three together and rubbed the oil on my feet every few hours.  What was great, is also used it to put on my nose as it was getting raw from all the blowing. We then put a great plug-in essential oil diffuser that I put Eucalyptus and lavender to smell up the room.                                                                                           Eucalyptus is a natural decongestant, and is antibacterial.  Lavender is great at calming and is antibacterial, antibiotic, antiviral and antiseptic.  Peppermint acts as an expectorant, soothes muscles, helps with headaches and is known to help reduce fever.
  6. Acupuncture.  I made sure to get in to my favorite CommUnity Acupuncture to schedule extra treatments to help keep the immune system strong and some relief to my sore muscles.
  7. Chiropractic.  I LOVE getting adjusted.  It has been a life saver during pregnancy and in my wellness care.  When I felt the cold coming on, I made an extra visit to help boost the immune system.