It is inevitable that most people will in some way be touched by grief, tragedy and wounded relationships in their lifetime. The burden of carrying the impact of such life experiences can lead to depression, PTSD, unresolved grief, and unrelenting heartache. God can restore hope and bring healing to those who live with the burden of brokenness. He invites us to meet with Him in The Quiet Place. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3 Healing Brokenness in The Quiet Place
Healing Mysteries is a unique prayer book for persons who have lost their connection to prayer or the Spirit as a result of trauma, living with chronic illness, or other experiences of suffering. Using the prayer format of the Rosary, the reader is invited to meditate on three healing stories from the Gospel of Mark: the woman healed of a hemorrhage, the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida, and the raising of Jairus's daughter. An introduction describes the effects of illness and trauma on one's spiritual life. Each mystery story begins with a preparatory reflection. This is followed by five decades that begin with a scripture verse, are followed by a meditation, and end with the Rosary prayers sequence for the decade. The book closes with an appendix on the order of the Rosary and suggestions for further reading. Because trauma and illness can be so isolating, the physical prayer form of the Rosary is a powerful medium by which one can re-connect to the Spirit.
This is a concise guide to natural herbal remedies for everyday ailments, shown in more than 180 photographs. You can learn to utilize the natural healing properties of herbs to treat a range of everyday symptoms, from the common cold to sunburn, sore throats, tense muscles and insomnia. It includes step-by-step instructions that show you how to make herbal teas, decoctions, infusions, compresses, poultices, ointments, creams and tinctures using fresh or dried herbs. It includes concise information that is provided on growing, harvesting and storing herbs, with creative ideas for planting up containers with herbs that will relieve symptoms. It includes a useful illustrated directory of herbs. Herbal medicine is holistic in its approach: it aims to treat the underlying causes of illness as well as the actual symptoms. Herbs have always played a key role in physical and emotional health and wellbeing, and this book explores their diverse uses. It shows how herbs can help to ward off illness, promote health and cure minor ailments, whether used in food, herbal teas, decoctions, ointments, inhalations, essential oils, compresses or poultices. There are treatments for earaches, winter blues, headaches, hangovers, anxiety, indigestion, insomnia, stress and acne. It is a useful section on growing, harvesting and storing herbs completes this handy guide.
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