Seram Saks
Vitalist Herbalism Protocol

Herbal Protocol
July 5, 2023 - Take for 6 months

Herbal Formula
Wood Betony
Calendula
Damiana
Passionflower
Rose
Lavender
Oak Leaf
Morning Glory Essence
Dandelion Essence
Medronho (menstruum)

Dosage: 20-30 drops (about 1/2 dropper full) 2-3 times daily. Dosage is unique for each person, use your intuition. Your body knows best.

Recipes
Post Ceremony Soup for Nervous System Support:
Size: 4 liter pot (clay is ideal)

Ingredients:
  • butter or ghee
  • miso paste
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 onion (red or white)
  • 1 sprig fresh Rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh Lavender
  • 2 handfuls of Oat Straw
  • 4 handfuls of Nettles (fresh is best - you can use gloves are ask me how to harvest without getting stung)
  • 2 handfuls of Seaweed (any type you find on the beach)
  • 1 handful Calendula flowers (dry or fresh)
  • bone broth
  • sardines or any fish
  • root veggies: carrots, beets, sweet potato, potato, yam (anything that grows underground)
  • lemon

Instructions:

  1. Chop the onions, garlic, rosemary, and lavender, drop them in the pot with butter or ghee and simmer on low heat.
  2. Chop the root veggies and stir them into the pot with a little water and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Slowly add more water until it fills about 1/2 the pot.
  4. Chop up the seaweed (wash the sand off)
  5. Add all the rest of the ingredients to the pot and keep it on a low simmer with the lid on for at least an hour. Longer is fine.
  6. When the soup is ready, add the miso and lemon to taste. Mix the miso in a cup so it is liquid before adding it to the pot (make sure the water is not boiling before adding miso).

Vegan Option:
Replace butter with coconut oil
Omit bone broth and fish

Note: If you can't get your hands on all the herbs, no worries as long as you have seaweed. I will prepare you an herbal blend for future ceremonies.
Qigong
Theme: Rooting
Element: Earth
Exercises:
  • Find something akin to the bricks we played with to practice balancing on. Be creative (can be trees, ropes, etc). Seek out unstable ground and sprout, strong deep energetic roots from the base of your belly, down through the soles of your feet to the core of the earth. Once you've established roots, play with gently swaying your body in whichever ways feel fluid and natural. Roll your spine like a wave. Let go of muscular tension and let the energy guide the movement. No force needed.
  • Play with a partner and try to uproot one another. Bend your knees to stay grounded. Keep the bodies soft and fluid, yet rooted. Go slow. Soft power.
  • Practice a rooted horse stance for about 30 seconds to start, then add 5 seconds longer each day. Breath into the lower belly and remain soft.
  • Balance on one leg with your eyes closed.


ELEMENTAL BREATHING

Find a comfortable place to sit on the earth, facing the sun.
Take a few deep breaths through the nose, softening and filling the belly, expanding the diaphragm, back of the rib cage and all the way up to the top of the chest. Fill all the space available in your upper body with air, hold for a few seconds, and when you exhale, allow the chest and belly to fall together.


Earth
Breathing in and out through the nose
Tune into the energy of the earth. As you breath in, imagine the energy coming up from the ground, into your sacrum and absorbing it into your body. As you breathe out, imagine the energy moving back into the earth. Root yourself through the tailbone and down into the soil.

Fire
Inhale through the nose and exhale out the mouth.
Tune into the energy of fire like a dragon breathing flames from it's mouth.

Water
Inhale through the mouth and exhale out the nose.
Connect with the wave-like motion of your breath, feeling the energy of rivers, streams and oceans coursing through your body. Make a slight sound like the sea as you exhale through the nose.

Air
Breathe in and out through the mouth.
Imagine being the wind, connecting with the mutable lightness of the air.

Ether
Breath in and out through the nose...very subtly.
Imagine a vaporesque energy, lighter than air. Breath very slowly and softly into the top of the nose. Make sure the breathe is so light and subtle that you cannot physically sense it moving in and out of the nose.

When you are done take a few deep breaths into the lower belly, a few inches below the navel to ground the energy.
Slowly open your eyes.
Tap the top of the head a few times. Begin in the front/center of the head and tap outward and down - moving from the front to the back of the head. Then massage the earlobes.

Note: for a 13 minute practice, take 3 deep breaths in the beginning (1 minute), then 6 breaths for each element on a 10 second inhale/10 second exhale pace (10 minutes), then end with 3 lower belly breaths (1 minute) and then tapping and earlobe massage for a minute.


Initial Consultation
June 28, 2023
Lifestyle Suggestions:

  1. Grounding practice: walk barefoot on the earth as often as possible. The beach is exceptionally good for the crystalline sand and salty sea water.
  2. Set your sleep cycle in sync with the sun. Avoid artificial light after sunset, especially screens. Fire light is ideal.
  3. Keep your phone on airplane mode as much as possible, minimize EMF exposure in whatever way is practical for you
  4. Take the time you need in the morning to attune inward before turning the phone, going online or socializing.
  5. Take a few minutes to watch the sunrise and sunset each day with your bare feet on the ground.

Nutritional Suggestions:

  1. Keep a daily nutritional journal - write down everything you consume, including supplements, alcohol, substances, etc.
  2. Integrate seaweed into your diet (soups are great) - you can collect any of the seaweeds on the beach. It's full of minerals and nutrients.
  3. Integrate bone broth into your diet. Start the day with a cup of broth and nourishing food.
  4. Nettles are another mineral rich plant to include in soups and sauces (makes a great pesto). A trick is to add a little vinegar (raw apple cider is ideal) when preparing nettle, as vinegar helps draw out the minerals.
  5. Avoid vegetable oils and polyunsaturated fats (safflower, canola, sunflower, etc). Raw cold-pressed olive oil is good. For cooking, use quality butter, ghee or animal fat.
  6. Drink local spring water.
July 5, 2023
Astrological Chart

Herbal Formula
Wood Betony
Calendula
Damiana
Passionflower
Rose
Lavender
Oak Leaf
Morning Glory Essence
Dandelion Essence
Medronho (menstruum)

Dosage: 20-30 drops (about 1/2 dropper full) 2-3 times daily. Dosage is unique for each person, use your intuition. Your body knows best.

Suggestions:

Expand your nutrition journal into a whole body journal. Take note of how you are feeling throughout the day both physically and emotionally. This exercise is for fine tuning pattern recognition of subtle triggers and responses, which influence your psychological, emotional and physical states of being. Include your sleep patterns (when and how long) as well as when you're eating. You can get as creative and detailed as you like with this. The more you put into it, the more patterns will become visible.

July 13, 2023
Suggestions:

Fine tune your body journal to include the nuances of your emotional responses to situations and your environments (people and places). Take note of subtleties like your heartbeat, areas of tension in the body, your way of breathing and posture. This is something that can be done throughout the day and in the moment, taking a few seconds to log it in your notes.

Theme: Rooting
Element: Earth
Exercises:
  • Find something akin to the bricks we played with to practice balancing on. Be creative (can be trees, ropes, etc). Seek out unstable ground and sprout, strong deep energetic roots from the base of your belly, down through the soles of your feet to the core of the earth. Once you've established roots, play with gently swaying your body in whichever ways feel fluid and natural. Roll your spine like a wave. Let go of muscular tension and let the energy guide the movement. No force needed.
  • Play with a partner and try to uproot one another. Bend your knees to stay grounded. Keep the bodies soft and fluid, yet rooted. Go slow. Soft power.
  • Practice a rooted horse stance for about 30 seconds to start, then add 5 seconds longer each day.
  • Balance on one leg with your eyes closed.
July 18, 2023
Suggestions:

  • Integrate the Tibetan Rites into your daily practice.
  • Continue integrating grounding practices covered in previous sessions.
  • Maintain a body journal (observing food, sleep cycles, emotional and physical states of being throughout the day).
July 29, 2023
Suggested Morning Routine:

  • Wake up at sunrise.
  • Write your dreams down (even if it's just a slight sensation or little flashes that you can recall).
  • Walk outside barefoot, face the sun, take a few deep breaths and a nice big stretch (whatever feels good).
  • Elemental Breathing practice (13 minutes) - see below
  • Prepare bone broth or seaweed soup (something mineralizing and nourishing) with runny-yolk eggs (can cook the eggs by dropping them in the hot broth) and a cup of tea (herbal infusion)
  • Sit down in a peaceful and comfortable space that you have designated for writing with your soup and tea. Wifi and phone off. No distractions. Give yourself all the time you need to let the creativity flow.

ELEMENTAL BREATHING

Find a comfortable place to sit on the earth, facing the sun.
Take a few deep breaths through the nose, softening and filling the belly, expanding the diaphragm, back of the rib cage and all the way up to the top of the chest. Fill all the space available in your upper body with air, hold for a few seconds, and when you exhale, allow the chest and belly to fall together.


Earth
Breathing in and out through the nose
Tune into the energy of the earth. As you breath in, imagine the energy coming up from the ground, into your sacrum and absorbing it into your body. As you breathe out, imagine the energy moving back into the earth. Root yourself through the tailbone and down into the soil.

Fire
Inhale through the nose and exhale out the mouth.
Tune into the energy of fire like a dragon breathing flames from it's mouth.

Water
Inhale through the mouth and exhale out the nose.
Connect with the wave-like motion of your breath, feeling the energy of rivers, streams and oceans coursing through your body. Make a slight sound like the sea as you exhale through the nose.

Air
Breathe in and out through the mouth.
Imagine being the wind, connecting with the mutable lightness of the air.

Ether
Breath in and out through the nose...very subtly.
Imagine a vaporesque energy, lighter than air. Breath very slowly and softly into the top of the nose. Make sure the breathe is so light and subtle that you cannot physically sense it moving in and out of the nose.

When you are done take a few deep breaths into the lower belly, a few inches below the navel to ground the energy.
Slowly open your eyes.
Tap the top of the head a few times. Begin in the front/center of the head and tap outward and down - moving from the front to the back of the head. Then massage the earlobes.

Note: for a 13 minute practice, take 3 deep breaths in the beginning (1 minute), then 6 breaths for each element on a 10 second inhale/10 second exhale pace (10 minutes), then end with 3 lower belly breaths (1 minute) and then tapping and earlobe massage for a minute.


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