Plant Spirit -
The Medicine of Cactus and Succulents might best be put as not only Conservation, but also Patience and Faith as the Spirits of this wonderful Plant Spirit group know that indeed all that they ever need will be provided by The Great Spirit in time. These Plant Spirits also teach us to work with the cycles of prosperity and leanness and to appreciate the conditions at hand whatever they might be. They also do such not with the toughness required by the climbing nature of some of the Vines, but with a softness in the heart of self so as to easily receive, store, and channel the greatest amount of the Great Spirit's light and love and any other resources it might need. Instead of approaching life in a harsh environment with a thick ego outer layer of Bark and fear, these wonderful Plant Spirits teach us that what is important is what is inside.
The Medicine of the Barrel Cactus is Stability and that of Peace in Place and might be best expressed as Absolute Faith and the peace and patience that comes from it. The Barrel Cactus has saved many as an emergency water supply by squeezing the pulp inside. The flowers, pulp and skin of the Barrel Cactus are its medicinal parts and all are good styptics and soothers for all conditions of the skin in poultices. In teas and potions the skin and flowers are good strengtheners for all problems of digestion and eliminations and a tea from the pulp is effective for headaches and problems of nervousness.
These weekly messages and understandings are excerpts of Unedited Original channeled material (hence the phrasing and long sentence structures) from the offerings as described and available under the section of Books in this site.