Cactus Finger and Energy Healing
My Encounter with Barrel Cactus Spines
It all started on a warm sunny blue-skied morning. It is a good thing I’m well-versed in energy healing. I was outside and noticed this green invasive plant growing around the cactus. Without thinking, I bent down to pull it out and I was viciously attacked by several bloodthirsty spines! One spine went so deep it hit a nerve in the second knuckle of my right middle finger. Before I realized there was sudden shooting pain and I had a huge spine poking out from my finger. Without thinking this through I pulled it out and unfortunately not all of it came out. Eww! … several smaller spines were also lodged in my finger as well.
Needless to say, I was gloveless — thoughtless acts can really hurt you. I read about the effects of barrel spine reactions, like swelling, releasing toxins and lingering pain for months afterward. That information motivated me to take action!
Feeling a little lightheaded, I went inside the house to try and get the remainder of the spines out. I soaked my finger in warm salty water for about 10 minutes. Feeling prepared, I got a needle and a match to purify the needle and some hydrogen peroxide. With a lighted magnifying glass, I concentrated and removed the offending part, along with the other small spines. The process was not as simple as it sounds or should have been in my thinking. Thinking all was well, I went about my daily business. My finger was sore, the knuckle was inflamed and the nerve pain was still there. By dinnertime, the swelling was more noticeable and I thought it was just a normal healing response to the injury. So I soaked my finger again, had a glass of red wine, and read for a bit before going to bed.
Life happens to all of us and set us back sometimes. Keep reading to find out which Energy Healing techniques and Gemstones to effect quick healing without a trip to the hospital and antibiotics.
Healing from the Kitchen – Oregano Saves the Day
I woke the next morning with my finger almost as large as my big toe…scary moment. I ran to the kitchen and thought about what could take down the swelling fast. I wracked my brain and ran through a list of herbs and their properties. Which ones did I have in the kitchen that were antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral? “Oregano, yes!” I recalled, “Yes it’s good for candida and promotes healing.”
Healing Oregano Recipe
Hastily taking the jar, I measured out a half teaspoon in a glass of water and microwaved the mixture. Soaking my finger while having a good cup of coffee my husband made, I then prepared my mind to do some energy healing work on myself.
Energy Healing on Myself
Here is a basic Energy Healing technique I use before any work. This is especially true in dealing with negative energy. This simple technique is powerful and has continued to help me in my energy work daily.
Increasing your energy level helps keep your immune system in top form and combined with a positive mindset gives you the edge in any situation to see solutions quickly. Simple techniques are powerful such as deep breathing which helps shift your mindset and lowers your stress to take the best action.
The healing technique I used on the cactus spines:
- I stood outside and took several deep breaths — all the way down to the bottom of my lungs.
- I breathed in golden energy for several minutes.
- Then directed this golden energy to my finger, seeing the spine coming to the surface.
- Then I saw my finger surrounded in blue for inflammation, lingering there for at least 5 minutes.
- Soaked my finger 10-15 minutes in oregano water and alternated with saltwater.
- Placed an amethyst on my finger for pain relief, and a turquoise gemstone. Gemstone healing works!
- Repeated the above several times during the day.
By the end of the second day, the swelling was down considerably. The third morning I was able to remove the remainder of the spine. Finally, my finger was back to normal, with a tiny amount of nerve pain left. From now on I will be more careful around any cactus, especially the barrel cactus. 🙂
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