Natural Awakenings greet every day for Merri and me. We wake at dawn and take wonderful early morning walks while we are in Ecuador . The village awakenings are natural and quiet. El Meson sparkles (we have spiffed it up a lot) natural and clean as it shines in the rising sun.
On these walks one natural awakening to good health we have comes from a plant that grows freely here, the castor bean! This always keeps me thinking about the multitude of natural healing benefits that come from castor oil.
Edgar Cayce was very involved in natural health awakenings and recommended the use of castor oil in many ways…most related to the body's lymph system.
The lymph system drains toxins from the system and regulates the body's immune system. Lymph moves through the system via muscular contractions, so a lack of exercise allows toxicity to build up in the breasts, skin, joints, and muscles.
A sluggish lymph system creates fatigue, exhaustion, skin conditions, sore throats, puffy hands and feet, and weight gain to name a few.
Castor oil can help eliminate fluid retention that creates swollen joints and pain, arthritis, sinus, tonsils and inner ear problems. Castor oil also helps mitigate colon, gallbladder and liver problems as it reduces cirrhosis, hepatitis, menstrual-related congestion and nerve inflammations such as sciatica and shingles.
One Vedic physician told me that if I take a quarter teaspoon of castor oil a day for six months, on a full stomach, the swelling in my knuckles (too much pounding on the key board) would go away.
Castor oil packs can also help deal with conditions that stress or compromise the immune system.
One practice that permeates every healing practice, we have heard or seen from the Andeans, Amazonians, Tibetans, Indians, is that all have one form of cleansing or another. Castor oil is an ancient cleanser. This is one of the most horrible tasting, but most powerful digestive tract cleansings we have experienced and regularly use. This is an excellent tonic everyone should consider.
In Ayurved, the taking of castor oil on an empty stomach is called a virechana.
Many whom I have shared this natural awakenings tip with have told me tales of how their mom or grandmother used to make them take this when they were ill. A virechana does not have to wait for a health imbalance to begin. This technique can correct imbalances. To take a virechana, eat a light lunch, skip dinner or have a small snack and before going to bed to take the caster oil. I take (at 150 pounds) six teaspoons. Merri at 113 pounds takes four, but you may wish to start first time with less (one or so).
I take mine mixed in a bit of orange or lemon juice and try to just slug it down. Ugh! It is also easy to take a lemon and sink your teeth into it and soon as it is down. This helps. You may wish to begin on the lighter side rather than heavier and don't do until you have a night when you do not have to sleep through. Chances are (though not always) you will be up at least once in the night.
A normal awakening after this cleansing leaves us feeling natural, much lighter and brighter, full of energy. Yet sometimes we awake after a virechana feeling very dull and loggy. We often try to take this on a night when the next day we can have an easy one. The day after the virechana we always eat very lightly, just juices or light easy to digest food. Always the next day we feel natural and wonderfully great!
Another help I find in virechanas is they reduce my hunger. As a former fatty (I used to weigh 220 pounds), my weight seems to run away with me if I am not careful, so this has become a great weight control device for me.
Castor oil is a powerful cleanser and in another message we will look at its entirely different cleansing capacity when taken with meals.
The best castor oil to use is organic cold-pressed castor oil normally available in health food stores.
However, there is a second aspect that Edgar Cayce attributed to castor oil. He suggested that castor oil has a vibrational quality that helps harmonize and promote healing within body cells.
This is a vital part of healing used throughout the Andes and we really focused on this during the last week here at El Meson.
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Until next message we hope you feel natural and awakening to natural health!
P.S. Join us in the Ecuador sun this winter. Here is a schedule of the courses Merri and I will sponsor and or conduct.
Jan. 22 – 26, Mon.- Fri. Self-Fulfilled: How to Be a Writer & Publisher. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/pc/
Feb. 20 – 25, Tues.-Sun. Import-Export Course. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/impex/
Mar. 9 – 15, Fri.-Thurs. Expanded Super Thinking + Spanish. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/sp7/
Mar. 16 -18, Fri.-Sun. International Business and Investing Made EZ. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/IBEZec/
Mar. 19 – 21, Mon.-Wed. Andes Extension & Real Estate Tour. https://www.garyascott.com/catalog/andeanext/