The Cross of Chains
As world events currently seem to be spiraling out of control, it is a reminder of how history repeats itself and raises the question of where mankind is failing and where we are heading.
To those who have stepped outside the box, so to speak, and removed themselves from the daily programming that takes place in our modern lives, it soon becomes obvious that something is very very wrong. We as a people seem so far removed and ignorant of the natural laws our ancestors once held sacred.
We have become programmed and brainwashed by a greedy minority of people, who have infiltrated our monetary system, our governments, our spirituality via the creation of religions and wars using the divide and conquer tact. A tactic used for thousands of years and one that can only lead to eventual destruction.
Through personal research over the past 20 or so years, it became quite obvious that history is just that ‘HIStory’. What we have learned in modern-day schools does not necessarily represent the true facts and events of our ancient past. It is little wonder the ancestors once used oral stories with the aid of metaphors to protect their ancient wisdom held sacred for thousands upon thousands of years, which all seem to tell a similar story of our history and origins.
Many ancient sites and artifacts around the globe have been uncovered over the years and prove beyond a doubt, the existence of ancient civilizations and cultures. Yet so much of this evidence is silenced and never quite makes it to the mainstream media or public sector. The old saying, ‘those who win the war, write the history books’ couldn’t be closer to the truth of the matter. So why hide it? Is it a case of having to rewrite the books or is it more so a mechanism of control?
Over the years I have been asked by a few, why concern yourself with history, when there is so much that needs tending to in our current day and age, in a world of dysfunction and greed? The answer is quite simple… When one can see the big picture, it is clear the ancients that lived via the natural laws whether it be indigenous tribes, the Gnostics, the Cathars, the Celtic wise women, the shaman, and witch doctors alike. These are the cultures and customs that have been systematically targeted and wiped out in the name of Religion, replaced with false concepts and a system of manipulated laws and agendas.
Greater ancient knowledge, wisdom, and truth can alter the minds of men and women, that mankind can form better social systems, free from all the competitive pressures that this present system holds.
“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognised. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is opposed. In the third, it is regarded as self evident.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
Modern Problems, Ancient Solutions
There are remnants of the ancient lores still remaining, and many clues left behind in stone and bone. The indigenous cultures around the world were not savages as they have been portrayed in the western world. They were clever, fair, and lived as communities. A wide understanding of celestial and astronomical knowledge was common among many.
When a person fell ill, the medicine man would see to him without charge, medicines came from the land which holds cures for every disease known, just as our European ancestors did in the far gone past. Our current ways are to pay a doctor, who only knows how to prescribe chemical drugs made by the big Pharma companies for a price that usually create many other ailments at the same time, whilst making a minority a whole lot of money.
In our modern western world, we work to make the rich richer, whilst most struggle to make ends meet. We are taught to want this and want that and be jealous of those that have more, many are trapped into ‘keeping up with the Jones’s’. Most no longer grow their own natural foods, which if eaten on a daily basis, is the key to good health. Instead, our time and freedom is given to those we are making money for. We are reduced to buying second-grade vegetables and fruit (usually refrigerated for months on end, and hold little nutrient value) most living off processed foods — the key to disease.
The ancient cultures had mutual respect for nature and each other, working together as communities. The young were taught by the elders, the elderly looked after by the younger.
Modern society has us pay for our children’s education, which is not the basics of survival or natural laws, but how to make the rich more money. They know little about the universe and stars, little about hunting and gathering. Recent studies show many children these days when asked where milk comes from will answer ‘from the shop’, ignorant to how the food chain works. They know nothing of healing through nature but are taught to depend on the very ways that keep us enslaved to the system. We are programmed through the television and media, showing how one should react in certain situations rather than having a common law of respect for one another’s differences and beliefs.
We are conditioned to be against our fellow man instead of working together for a mutual goal of survival. This is done through violent video games, violent movies, magazines show us how we should look, how to be envious, how to hate that of another race, creed, or sex. We have become unconscious robots. Each and every day, more and more of our rights are taken away, that soon, to go back to the old ways we would be ridiculed or even charged.
Each day, more and more of the planet is destroyed by the mining companies and corporations all for money. There are many ways to produce natural energies without harming the natural environment, but these are not revealed to us as there is little money to be made from free energy. Science has proven the healing properties of so many plants and roots, yet again this is not common knowledge among the masses, although it was once common practice to the ancestors.
5 Most Effective Homemade Painkillers
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor and nothing in this article should be taken as medical advice. Please talk to your doctor before using any of the herbs and/or remedies mentioned in this article.
The medical aspect of prepping is always the most difficult to address. Making homemade painkillers by growing or stockpiling the necessary ingredients—or both—can help prevent the folks you care about from being left to writhe in pain when sick or injured during a disaster.
Now, I am not a medical professional of any type. I am not advocating natural homemade painkillers over modern medicine or giving medical advice. I am merely, for educational purposes, sharing what I have learned about using the bounty that nature provides to its fullest potential.
But remember, just because an item comes from nature does not mean it is safe to consume or even use topically. Also, what one person can use without negative results, another individual might have a mild or critical allergic reaction.
You should always consult your physician before embarking on any type of natural remedy routine.
1. Wild Lettuce
This wild edible has been used as a natural sedative in some regions of the world for centuries. Wild lettuce, or “lettuce opium,” as it is also known, does not literally contain opiates of any type, but users claim it has a similar effect when used as a natural painkiller.
Wild lettuce is native to Europe and Asia but can be both found growing wild or cultivated in the United States. This wild edible is most often used to alleviate pain caused by migraines and common headaches, chest congestion, whooping cough, and menstrual cramping.
Typically, wild lettuce is consumed as a tea. To make the tea, steep approximately 1 ½ to 2 tablespoons of fresh or dried lettuce. Steep the lettuce in 1 cup of boiling water for 15 minutes, then drain, keeping the liquid.
The tea should not be consumed by children, and it should only be used up to three times per day by adults. Chronic consumption of lettuce opium may have negative consequences on the brain.
This tea is not known to retain its potency for very long, so it should be made on an as-needed basis. Wild lettuce tea can be consumed either hot or cold.
2. Warming Pain Relief Salve
This topical-only painkiller is most often used to relieve pain associated with tendon and muscle injuries, back pain, arthritis, and applied to bruises to soothe pain and swelling. Here’s how to make it.
- 1 tablespoon of turmeric
- ¼ of a cup of beeswax – pastilles work best because they melt more quickly
- 1 cup of carrier oil – olive, almond, arnica, and coconut oil work best
- 1 tablespoon of cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon of ginger root powder
- 2 drops each of lavender oil and eucalyptus oil – optional, but recommended
- Steep the cayenne pepper, turmeric, and ginger in the carrier oil.
- Place the carrier oil in the sun for the afternoon to speed up the processing or overnight in a warm dry place.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or clean cotton cloth.
- Press on the mixture to push as much of the liquid through a strainer and into a clean pot as possible.
- In a double boiler, combine the beeswax and the herbal mixture. If you do not have a double boiler, place a Mason jar, glass bowl, or coffee cup into a medium cook pot that has been filled with several inches of water and place the mixture and beeswax into the glass container or coffee cup.
- If using, stir in the essential oils now.
- Over low to medium heat only, stir constantly to avoid scorching of the mixture.
- Once the beeswax has completely melted and combined into the rest of the mixture, remove the pot from the stove.
- Pour the mixture into containers that have a firm fitting lid and allow it to both harden and cool completely before use.
Stir the warming pain relief salve in a cool dry place until needed. In my experience, it remains potent for a minimum of 12 months.
To use, simply spread onto the injured or sore area and massage in gently.
3. Golden Milk
This ancient natural and effective painkiller helps reduce or eliminate the symptoms and pain typically caused by the flu, common cold, and similar respiratory and congestion illness. Golden milk has also been used as a stress and anxiety reliever.
This rather delicious medicinal drink is turmeric-based. The recipe also includes ingredients that boast anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties. Turmeric is not easily absorbed into the body.
Using whole milk as recommended will infuse more fat content into the Golden Milk and allow for easier and more rapid turmeric absorption. Black pepper, also a recipe ingredient, greatly aids in the turmeric absorption as well.
- 1/2 cup of whole milk
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- ½ of a teaspoon of ginger – powdered spice, dried, or root
- ½ a teaspoon of cinnamon – powdered spice or grated stick
- Combine all of the ingredients in a medium cook pot.
- Heat the mixture to boiling while stirring constantly to prevent both a skin from forming on the top and scorching.
- Once the Golden Milk mixture has reached a rolling boil, immediately reduce the heat to just a simmer.
- Simmer the mixture for approximately 10 minutes.
- Strain the Golden Milk through a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or clean cotton cloth, keeping the liquid.
- Pour the milk into a coffee mug and sip on it to consume once it has cooled enough to do so safely.
Golden Milk can be stored in a refrigerator for approximately seven days before it begins to lose its potency and sour. Adults typically consume up to four mugs of Golden Milk per day when treating illness or stress symptoms.
A toothache is never pleasant, and you do not want to endure one during a long-term disaster without some type of pain relief agent. While cloves have long been used to treat toothaches, they boast the power to relieve discomfort in many other ways as well.
Cloves have been used to treat general stomach pain, morning sickness, and gum wounds, in addition to toothaches.
Because cloves are high in calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids, phosphorus, iodine, and vitamins C and K, they possess antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.
To use cloves as a natural and effective painkiller, simply pop a couple in your mouth and suck on them for about five minutes before spitting them out. If you have clove oil, placing several drops onto a clean cotton cloth and inhaling it may help reduce or eliminate stomach pain and morning sickness.
For a more long-lasting clove treatment, consider powdering them and mixing with a 1 to 1 ratio with honey. Once the cloves and honey are thoroughly combined, stir them into a 16-ounce glass of warm water. Sip on the water to treat any of the above-noted issues and to help stave off nausea.
Growing or stockpiling elderberries may greatly enhance your ability to treat sore throat pain and flu symptoms during a doomsday disaster. Elderberries possess more vitamin C than oranges and also are comprised of significant amounts of both vitamin A and B.
Elderberry syrup, tea, popsicles, or gummy vitamins taken regularly may help reduce symptoms of fatigue, boost the immune system and reduce the chances of getting the flu or common cold. When elderberry concoctions are used to treat sore throats, respiratory issues, and flu symptoms, they may also aid in keeping white blood cell counts to healthy levels while preventing a decreased flow of oxygen in the body.
Elderberries can be eaten raw to help garner their natural medicinal properties—they taste nice and sweet like a wild blackberry. But, you can also stockpile dried berries to be used to brew into a tea or syrup. Here’s how to make it:
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 16 ounces of water
- 2 tablespoons of dried elderberries
- ¼ of a teaspoon of cinnamon
- ½ of a teaspoon of turmeric
- Put the water, turmeric, dried elderberries, and cinnamon, into a small or medium cook pot.
- Bring the mixture to a boil and then immediately reduce the heat to just a simmer.
- Simmer the elderberry tea mixture for 15 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
- Remove the natural painkiller tea mixture from the stove and permit it to cool for about five to seven minutes.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer, cheesecloth, or clean cotton cloth to remove solids – keeping the liquid.
- Stir in the honey until it is thoroughly combined.
- Drink the tea as soon as it has cooled enough to do so safely.
The tea only retains its potency for a short while and should be made on an as-needed basis. Adults typically drink the tea up to three times a day to treat health issues.
Stockpiling the ingredients to make natural and effective painkillers should be considered as vital to your prepping as beans, bandaids, and bullets. Remaining as strong and healthy as possible is essential to your overall chances of survival.
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