A funny thing happened on the way to the forum this evening...
It's the Summer Solstice. That's a big deal if you speak 'woo-woo' at all. It's a day of sun gazing and activating your body in ways it's energetically been stagnant. I wanted to go gaze at the sun at sunset. The man had school and we were running a little late. I messed around the house waiting for him and as he and our girlfriend headed out to the car - I ran back in the house. Right as I was heading out the door my inner voice told me not to leave without Lobelia. I'd taken everything outta my sandy purse and washed it yesterday and hadn't put everything back. While they waited in the car - I went back upstairs.
It's a decent drive but there's this spot that's really high above the county and you have a lovely view to the horizon line - seems like it must be a whole state away that you can see from that high. I felt bad about being a few minutes late out the door when I'd been previously waiting on him - but it just felt like the right thing to do, ya know?
It was cloudy and I was bummin. Sat there waiting for the clouds to part and there had been a yoga group doing sun salutations down the strip. A young group (maybe 20 years old?) came up and sat down. They were in a different space than the rest of us that'd come to be energetically quiet and watch the sky. The clouds parted finally and it was so worth the wait - the sky was such brilliant shades of yellow, orange, fuschia, red, magenta, violets - ah - it was one of the most beautiful Solstice's I've ever seen. Contemplative and inner directed about the experience, I wondered why the younger group had been drawn to such a cosmic event and although I was looking for more quiet - it felt very purposeful. Like the younger generation came to set next to what they'll become. If they were drawn to such an elemental event - to drive that far out - they were there with real interest.
A bit later, I heard someone to my right almost crying. I looked over and a girl within the group was doubled over and wheezing badly. She was gasping her ribs and looked horribly unhappy. I feel so grounded and so alright with where I am in my life that I calmly went over and sat down next to her. I have a waist bag I designed that I keep on my hips all the time traveling and it's got my tincture bottles in it.
This poor girl musta been uncomfortable with a woman walking up almost too calmly next to her. I sat down on the boulder in front of her and leaned over. Told her, gently, I'd had asthma all my life and have worked hard the last year on getting rid of most of it. But I carry an herb with me, just in case, that takes the place of Albuterol. She looked up. I said, 'I know that sounds strange but you can trust me and I have a tincture in my bag of an herb that's an anti-spasmodic and will help your bronchials relax. You want me to help you?' She nodded. I mean - she wasn't in much space to say no. Her friends were obviously concerned. I asked her if there was any chance she had any albuterol in their car and she nodded no. It's a drive back to the city and this was going to go very poorly very quickly (said the girl that had scary asthma and never went ANYWHERE without an inhaler for decades!!).
I took the lobelia out and gave her a whole dropperfull of my 2oz. dropper. I grabbed her hands and talked to her, told her to sit up straight, slow her breathing down, drop her shoulders and listen to me. Talked to her about adrenaline, slowing her pulse and breathing slower, deeper into the bottoms of her lungs while I did allergy points on her fingers in case it was histamine related. She was fine in one minute flat. Now - I have had heavier asthma attacks that it took 3 minutes to get over with Lobelia and it even was like another 10 minutes to really relax. But she listened. That's the power of a Solstice, right there. Looked into her eyes, calmed her down, gave her another 5 drops just to make sure we'd sealed the deal. Within 3 minutes of walking over to her, I calmly walked back over to the man and went back to watching the quickly changing cloud patterns over the sun. The young woman enjoyed the rest of her time - she remarked a few times that she was really relaxed. I wasn't floored but really affirmed at how quickly it worked. I think a part of it was her having someone talking to her in a calm fashion that assured her it was going to work too. When they began to leave, she came back over and thanked me again and gave me her email address - I'm going to send her info on Lobelia and photos of the sunset.
And...torch passed to younger gen. Big Pharma:0, Promising future for younger gen:1. That's why I ran back in to get the Lobelia. When you're cleaner and you're listening to the Universe - everything flows easily and beautifully. The story that came out of this evening might have been quite different if I hadn't made us a little bit later by going back in for the Lobelia.
p.s. The Solar Plexus is what I've been ruminating on that's linked to Chronic Adrenal Distress and can be related to vulvodynia as a result (along with lots of other things). This Solstice's energy was about merging our heart and solar plexus chakras - our relationship to the Sol-ar (Sun) and through heart chakra (green): Earth. I thought it was so interesting and so specifically designed for me with adrenal fatigue and IP. I had to go to where I could watch the yellow and the green come together and get the suns rays in my eyes and body. I am so grateful. Thank you all for being people that I can come and share this story with tonight. Blessings!!