I remember that my grandmother had over one acre of garden around her house and as a child, I would walk with her as she gathered her flowers and herbs to decorate the table and her cooking was always exquisite to the pallet. For the setting on the breakfast table we would have a vase of freshly cut herbs, which would release their essence to strengthen our thoughts for the day. These herbs were used in the forthcoming meals. Flowers were placed on the table in the evening and a mixture of herbs brushed into the floor and also on the carpet square with a damp straw broom which would crush the essence of the herbs to relax the mind after a busy day. These herbs were not allowed to be crushed until just after four o’clock in the afternoon, after the pressure lamps had been primed ready to serve us with light for the evening meal. Their essence could release and remove the odor of kerosene without overpowering the men when they took off their boots and hats and had scrubbed up in preparation for the evening meal after the end of a long day in the paddocks.
The garden was all coordinated and grandmother planted the colors according to the colors of the rainbow. Herbs were sprinkled throughout as a companion to the flowers. You were introduced into the white flowers when you walked outside the door, its color cleared the cluttered mind and as you stepped forward you walked into the soft pinks; continuing down through the lilacs, into the blues of the cornflowers, then the greens which were the soft green of the Canterbury bells and onto the richer colors of lemons, oranges, reds and browns and as a child, it was like walking through a rainbow. My grandmother said that the colors were compatible with our inner alphabet as they urged us forward; our inner alphabet related to the words we would use, when we were busily thinking our thoughts. It was like an inner cleansing and healing of the chakras, as it is known today, back in my time it was known as Joseph’s coat of many colors or the inner rainbow healing our self.
Extract from O.M. Kelly (Omni’s) new book to be released: Decoding the Shaman Within.
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Photo used under Creative Commons from Gael Varoquaux