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Roses by Doris Potter

Doris Potter Roses
Who does not associate the smell and the beauty of roses with summer, joy, love and well-being.

In our gardens and hedges we can find numerous varieties of often beautifully scented roses. They belong to the family of rosacea, are strong plants with wooden stocks and branches, have beautiful coloured scented flowers with five petals (excepting the hybrid variety), with multiple stamens in the centre. Their fruit, the hip is oval and turns red once ripe. The plant is vigorous and has thorns; the leaves are beautifully formed with a strict rhythmical structure. read more →

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Tina’s Spiritual Tidbits for 2019 – Take II

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Holistic and Spiritual healer and guide Tina Wilkins founder of Spirit Essence offers many different readings and practices here in Only Natural. For a personalised session or to book an appointment contact Tina on 089 702 0235 and she will be able to advise what treatment is right for you.

Tina Wilkins wants to share with us some simple things that anyone can do to introduce some positive energy and healing into our daily lives. In today’s society I think we could all do with a bit of extra positivity and these tips added to over time won’t take much time out of your day but may make you feel that little bit more positive about life!

As we enter the 2nd half of the year, I’ve at last started to feel more settled.  How about you? I’d like to talk about synchronicity and coincidence this month. You may have read my past contributions and read that I’m a firm believer in the universe/nature sending us signs, signals and messages.

I’d like to share one of my recent experiences. I’m still on enforced rest and so I see clients at their request. Last week I took part in a crystal healing and whilst researching the relevance of Calcite, found a description that mentioned Brown Calcite. I’ve been working with crystals now for the last 20 years and had never come across this, so imagine when I visited the shop and headed to the crystal corner to see what treasures I can find. There was some Brown Calcite! I chose a piece to add to my healing collection and felt so much appreciation for the guidance I receive every day.

Tina Wilkins Spirirt Essence

The pieces in the shop are quite unusual as Calcite mainly grows in masses (crystalline) or rhombohedral, scalenohedral or prismatic crystals. It is rarely striated as these pieces are and as such this adds to the properties of Brown Calcite. They have a very powerful vibration, the lines help the electrical flow of energy which aids in integrating all the higher energies which is happening this year (hence the topsy turvy weather and difficulties with balance and focus in ourselves and globally.) They are great at helping you realise your creative potential, harnessing positive intentions and moving into new circumstances, situations  with ease. They assist in integrating the old with the new. Very powerful and if any of this resonates with you, then go get yourself a piece.

So back to synchronicity, when we notice co-incidences, whether they be seeing the same people or a word, colour, flower, etc; hearing a piece of music, having a conversation, then hearing the topic again somewhere else, pay attention as this is the universe collaborating with you, sending you signs that you are in the flow, an affirmation to keep going. On that note I’ll leave you with one of my favourite affirmations, “Everything is always working out for me, I trust in the process of life.” Affirmations have a powerful vibration, as do our thoughts, so be kind to yourself and pay attention to the world around you and the guidance available . Enjoy a beautiful month.
Tina x
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Ger’s June 19 Monthly Update

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A New Face in Only Natural

If you’ve been in the shop in the last few weeks you may have met Emma, our new team member. If not we know you’re going to take a shine to her. Emma’s currently studying to become a Nutrition and Health Coach with the Irish Institute of Nutrition and Health and, when she’s completed the year, will add to the already five in number Only Natural staff members with nutritional qualifications. This fact makes me very proud indeed of our high standards of knowledge and our enthusiasm to constantly keep working on them.

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Tina’s Spiritual Tidbits for 2019!

Spiritual Healing Only Natural

Holistic and Spiritual healer and guide Tina Wilkins founder of Spirit Essence offers many different readings and practices here in Only Natural. For a personalised session or to book an appointment contact Tina on 089 702 0235 and she will be able to advise what treatment is right for you.

Tina Wilkins wants to share with us some simple things that anyone can do to introduce some positive energy and healing into our daily lives. In today’s society I think we could all do with a bit of extra positivity and these tips added to over time won’t take much time out of your day but may make you feel that little bit more positive about life!

Welcome to June! This is a benchmark personally for me as it’s my birthday month, this year I celebrate my 60th year in this wonderful world. Like all milestones whether it be the passing of a year, month or week it’s something to both celebrate and reflect on.
Nature is certainly celebrating, the roadside, hedgerows and gardens are a riot of colour; when the sky is blue and the sun is shining its easier to feel thankful and appreciate the beauty.
Colour is something we use to adorn ourselves and our homes, and there has been many studies showing how it can influence our state of mind. I’m often drawn to crystals by the colour and pay attention to the colours that catch my eye as this can be an indication of where my chakras and energy system are in need of assistance.

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Benefits of Plantain

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by Doris Potter

Plantain, (Ribwort, Fleawort) – Plantago Lanceolata and Plantago Major

Plantain is another favourite of mine, mostly unnoticed, yet abundantly grows along the edges along lanes and footpaths, camouflaged amongst grasses. The slightly sticky seeds get carried around with our foot wear. The very observant Red Indians named it the “White Men’s Foot Step” as it grew wherever he had been.

It again proves to be a very nutritious and powerful healing plant. It is easily found and is the perfect first aid plant when out and about. Rub the leaves and put it on itchy allergic skin, or insect bites, or use it as a plaster on wounds. For blisters on your feet, just put the leaves over the blister in your shoes. It is antiseptic, ant inflammatory and promotes the healing process in the tissues.   Plantain also helps wounds that just do not want to heal, like bedsores, ulcers etc. read more →

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Ger’s May 19 Monthly Update

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Hi everyone, I can’t believe it’s already May, it seems like only yesterday I was taking down the Christmas tree. Oh well, time moves on and change happens and in Only Natural we’ve lots happening so if you’re as passionate about Natural Health as we are come on in and check out the latest such as…………..

We’re Going Wild

As part of our mission to bring our customers the very best there is in our field we’re about to take on the Wild Nutrition range. This is a range of ‘food grown’ supplements including nutritional, herbal and combination formulas. Born from the passion of nutritionist Henrietta Norton to produce the very best supplements for her own family’s use Wild Nutrition is based on the premise that smaller units of food grown supplements are way more effective than mega doses of synthetic nutrients. Many of the formulas are geared towards female health and were born from Henrietta’s own story. As she puts it “Nutrition changed the course of my life. I suffered with chronic Endometriosis during my twenties. Each month I would nearly pass out with the pain. To add insult to injury, the doctor told me that I would never be able to have children. So I went to see a nutritional therapist who specialised in female health. I listened. I changed my diet. It changed my life. Today I’m a mother of three.”

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Bellis Perennis – the Common Daisy

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Submitted by Doris Potter

Do you remember from childhood past times, the playing with daisies or making daisy chains?

Can you put your foot on 7 daisies? According to a folklore saying: If you can, then summer surely has come.  I love the very common plants and knowing the mystery of their healing properties. Such a plant is the Common Daisy, growing in abundance all around us, but its very good healing properties are almost forgotten.

Its pretty flowers peep out from our lawns from early spring until late autumn. This plant has given its existence completely over to the course of the sun, even the day rhythm of light and dark is expressed in opening its petals in the morning and closing them in the evening. Is it surprising that “Daisy” is a shortened version of “Days-Eye” or that in the North Myths it is referred to as “Baldur’s eye”? Baldur being the Sun-god.

This little plant has not only an affinity to light and the sun, but also harbours an enormous amount of vitality. You mow it and already the next day it is there again.  Apparently its great healing qualities are equivalent to the nowadays better known Calendula or Arnica. It used to be called ”Bruisewort” or “Woundwort” indicating it’s use, also reduces bleeding. read more →

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Did You See the First Shoots of Stinging Nettle Appearing?

Doris Potter

Submitted by Doris Potter

Instead of being reviled, consider stopping for a moment. Stinging Nettle (Urtica diocia) is one of the best healing plants found in our part of the world. When I looked it up it listed it as a remedy for 29 symptoms of illness! Don’t worry I will not bother you with them all! But I will give you the gist of its quality.

Stinging nettle is a close companion to mankind. You will find it wherever humans are dwelling or have dwelled, never in places where there was no settlement. The young stinging nettle leaves are very rich in vitamins and iron and can be used as a very nutritious vegetable or as tea. read more →

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Healing Emotions Through Visualization

Anna Skrine Visualisation Technique

Anna’s Other Talents

Anna Skrine has worked with us in her capacity as Food intolerance tester for many years now and she has had many happy customers as attested to by her case studies many of which we’ve shared with you here. But this is only a part of Anna’s work and she also works with clients on the level of emotional and spiritual healing. We’ve wanted to let you know about these aspects of her work for some time now so here’s Anna’s own take on ‘visualization’, why she uses it and to what ends.
Unresolved emotional problems are stored in the subconscious, and the language of the subconscious is images, not words. This is why working with visualization is such a successful, gentle and profound method for safely getting to the core of a problem, and helping with its healing. read more →

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What has nature in store for us after a long Winter?

Doris Potter, Massage, Only Natural

You can look in the hedges along tie lane ways in our country side or at forest edges and you may find a shrub with delicate white flours in early spring, usually in March, but this year already in February.

The shrub has long spikey thorns and in October little fruits not unlike plums, but are bitterly sour and used traditionally in sloe gin after the first frost.

You may know it as

Blackthorn/Sloe – Prunus Spinosa (Rose family)

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