July 19, 2011 § Leave a comment
Looking about me at the scorched land, and withering bushes I can’t help but think about all of the abundance we have everywhere around us. I look at nature and all of her beauty surrounding me even if it may appear withered and dying, it is still in abundance.
So often we forget all of the abundance in our lives and we focus on all that is withered and dry.
July 1, 2011 § 2 Comments
I was doing a research paper on curandos, healing women in West
Texas, and I had stumbled on a curando named Milagros who lived
there in the 30’s. Milagros it is said
practiced miracle thinking and made jewelry to heal the sick and mentally
ailing. I was quite interested in her
because I had never before heard of a curando that used Jewelry making in her
healing practice. I researched libraries, universities, and the National Parks
only to find a few tidbits of information about her. Luckily for me the ad I
put in the local newspaper the Big Bend Gazette panned out with a lead as to
where she had once lived. I called the
lead and learned of a cabin up on Wild horse Mountain and I took a winding path
barely visible any more as for the over growth.
Up the winding path I went until I came to an old adobe house that was
quite dilapidated at this point but I could tell it had been loved so long
ago. I decided to go in and take a look
through the cobwebs and dust. It was
here while in the house that I spotted the old prescription book. It was
leather bound, with the names of her patients, illnesses, and the “how to”
information to make her healing jewelry.
What a gold mine of information, recipes for healing teas, lotions
potions, and most of al the recipes for the
healing treasures themselves.. It was while reading this old
prescription book that I came up with the idea to share her recipes with
you. I can tell by reading the book that
that is exactly what she would want me to do…