Clouds are an a beautiful part of life that’s often overlooked. They provide the rain that nourishes our life and helps the environment grow and flourish. On a different level, they allow for creativity and ever changing opportunities. Some may think that clouds are gloomy and cold, but it’s all in the way we perceive them. The gloom provides nurturing rain and sunny days wouldn’t be as nice without the gray days to compare them to. The cold weather brings out the warmth in us and helps us come closer to one another for warmth.
Sometimes we can be so busy looking at what’s in front of us that we forget to look up and see possibilities. Take a moment during the day and gaze up at the sky and create images in the clouds. This can help calm and relax the body and mind. If there aren’t any clouds that catch your eye you can check out the pictures at cloudappreciationsociety.org/
It’s important to take time out of the day to relax, especially in our fast paced world.
Relaxation can look unique and different to each individual. To some it’s enjoying a well prepared healthy meal while others it may be a warm aroma infused bath. For those that don’t have the time, even listening to soothing music or lighting a candle and taking in its scent would be beneficial. Exercise in moderation can also calm the brain and body. Or even taking slow deep soothing breaths can be helpful.
If you don’t take some time out for yourself, it can lead to deterioration in health. It’s essential to schedule some time for yourself to cultivate health and well being. Find something that you enjoy and do it!
Latin: Salvia sclarea
- balances hormones
- relieves pain
- good for PMS and menopause symptoms
- helps stress and anxiety
- uterine tonic
Clary sage can help a pregnant woman relax during labor.
Latin name: Passiflora incarnata
- calming and relaxing
- good for insomnia
- regulates estrogen
Passion flower is good to take at night before bed.
Latin name: Anthemis nobilis
- calming, relaxing and tranquilizing
- uterine muscle tonic
- soothes ulcers
- aids with digestive complaints
Chamomile contains good amounts of calcium and magnesium and it can be used by children.