For your consideration…

My first thought was, “Really, that’s it?” It seemed too simple. And for people who are herb experts it would have been. While I use herbs on a regular basis, I am no expert so I had to do some research today to get our message right.

There is lots for us to know about rosemary. First and foremost it is the herb of love and remembrance. It has been around for thousands of years and is the center of many a myths, magic and traditions in weddings, funerals and home life. It is lucky for brides and calming for funerals.

Of course, most of us love it for the fragrance and flavor it adds to our cooking. But it can also be used as a pure essential oil. It can be dried and burned as incense. Dried or fresh, it can be used in teas and infusions promoting good health and healing.

Rosemary is much more that a spice, however. It is connected to love and marriage as a symbol of faithfulness and devotion.

Homes that grow rosemary are said to  be “homes where the mistress rules.” This makes sense because women are natural caretakers. Having rosemary int the home helps life depression, keep negative energy away and instill inner peace. Rosemary kept by the front door serves as a protector keeping negative energy outside.

I like to think of today’s message as a practical one. It reminds us that Mother Earth has provided everything we need to be healthy and happy. Rosemary is one of them. It behooves us to learn everything we can about what surrounds us and how we can use nature’s bounty.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths.

-Use what nature provides. They are truly gifts from God.

What made me smile yesterday….

-My young ones.

-A great sunshiny day.

-Outdoor pots plants in the back of the house.

-Dinner out with Bruce.

-An early bedtime.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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