The Healing Power of Nature - Vis Medicatrix Naturae

Updated: Jan 4, 2019



This is the natural medicine principle I've been reflecting on of late * drum roll * "The healing power of nature - vis medicatrix naturae" in herbie lore. I synchronise this with... "Work with nature not against it" in Permie Lore.

What this means is to both look and trust in nature, as one's guide & mentor. “The physician must be educated by nature”. The forest is one of my greatest teachers. For within its mystery, I begin to understand how to heal, I begin to understand how nature functions, and therefore how I function. When we tune into nature's rhythms we quickly see the there are no mistakes. There is an inherent wisdom in the life force which has a clear ability to self heal. When we download direct knowledge from nature we no longer see problem and solution, we see one perfect flow, cause & effect, choice & consequence, plant & person all intermingled into one relationship. The separation ceases to be defined by the mind. Nature is, and nature is perfect. As above so below, intangibly. As within, so without, reflections. We are not separate from nature, we are nature. Our bodies are in perfect harmony with the environment, as they are the environment. Zoom out and we begin to see that these various ailments & symptoms aren’t our problems, they are the communicators responding intelligently to the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual environments they reside in. Listen up!
 In natural medicine this involves changing the input and allowing the body to self regulate a new homeostasis without drastic alteration of function. This is very similar to the permaculture principle of working with nature, not against it. Ultimately if we mimic natural patterns of flow & growth, stimulating these in the body or the garden, we can begin to harmonise our health, and our micro & macro flora.

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