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Self-protection in times of crisis
First of all, we know what we are afraid of right now, i.e. the virus or the infection with it, which points to the Mimulus. Linked to this is also an uncertain future or an uncertain outcome of the pandemic, both personally and socially, questions such as „will I survive it?“ point to Rock Rose, „will I still have my job when it is over?“ indicates St. John’s Wort and Aspen.
Worrying is natural, it proves our empathy. However, letting the worries eat you up is harmful. It affects the self-healing powers and aggravates the situation. The mental activity, which keeps our stress level at a high level, can be dimmed down a little with the help of the Mimulus flower mentioned above. Also helpful are White Chestnut, which interrupts circulating thoughts, and Red Chestnut, which puts an end to concerns about others.
Mental stress can go hand in hand with fear of losing control. In particular, people who have made a point of organizing and securing themselves well can be shaken to their foundations. They notice that it is not themselves who control the situation, but a force outside of themselves. A vacation being canceled like a client experienced is only the slightest evil, it is just a loss of luxury, but not life-threatening. Others no longer can come home from their vacation, that’s something else, e.g. the money for the return can run out. Cherry Plum, helps to keep a cool head.
What we have already seen is panic buying. This is brought about out of fear of a deficiency. Paradoxical, but that’s how it works. Someone is hoarding toilet paper, the next one thinks I should stock up on it before everything is gone - and everything is gone. In addition to White Yarrow described below, Red Clover helps here, it protects against „emotional contagion“. A few years ago panic broke out on the Love Parade and people trampled each other dead. If they had simply stopped and oriented themselves, nothing would have happened and no one would have been killed. What a pity that the dancing crowd didn’t have a Red Clover at hand at the time.
Something that is not particularly helpful is to blame yourself. You did not pay attention or shook hands with somebody who later tested positive, did not keep the minimum distance here or there or whatever reason you can think of. Feelings of guilt reduce the immune defense and have a counterproductive effect, for this we have Pine.
Isolation is of course also a stressor. Despite the practical solutions such as telephone and video call, well-known stress management strategies are tempting: sweets and junkfood, smoking, drinking, endless television, which in turn lead to feelings of guilt and, in addition to their direct health-damaging effect, can have a secondary effect of reduced immune defense, too.
If you can’t be alone, you can try to help yourself with Agrimony. Alternatively, you can do the opposite: indulge in loneliness and see what is hidden in it and within yourself. If you want to try it, you can take Magnolia and use the silence for contemplation and contemplation.
Addictive behaviors are harder to control when there is no alternative or distraction. All members of the bindweed family such as Field Bindweed, Hedge Bindweed, Morning Glory or, ideally, all three together are helpful (Bindweed Trio). Especially if you know the „what the heck“ effect of yourself. This occurs when you have had a glass or ate the first potato chip or the first piece of chocolate. You give up, surrender to your fate, accuse yourself of a lack of willpower and then smoke up the package or empty the chips bag. What the heck. In contrast, only gentleness with yourself helps. From the range of the Mamboya essences, I can recommend Forgive, an orchid essence, but there are certainly a lot more that are just as suitable. It’s all about forgiveness. Learn to forgive yourself for the misstep without necessarily adding many more because ... what the heck.
Then there is Self-Heal to increase the self-healing forces and illness prevention. Statistical surveys of cancer patients have shown that the highest death rate can be found among those who surrender to fate and / or consider the disease to be God’s will. Those who think they deserve to be sick have bad cards when it comes to recovery.
It is quite different with those who want something from life, who are needed, who want to achieve something, their recovery energy is the most powerful. Self-Heal can bring such an effect: I am worth being healthy. It is best to massage on the small intestine 3 acupuncture point.
You can protect yourself with Yarrow, here there are several members in this plant family that are useful, the white, pink, yellow variant, the marsh yarrow and others. If you have them available, I recommend mixing them all together. Yarrow protects our weak spot. Energetically of course, not in the sense of a specific virus defense. But the sense of being protected strengthens internally and that is what counts here.