Welcome back to my educational summer series on the Empowered Spirit Show where we have been talking about the CBD oils.
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In this Summer Series on the Empowered Spirit Show, we have been exploring the Mind, Body, and Spiritual World of CBD Oils.
We’ve been exploring questions like…What are CBDs? What do they do? How can they help? Will they get me high? How do they work in the body? How can they help spiritually? What are the benefits? Where can you get them?
I have to say, I learned a lot myself. I experienced the oils for my own healing of skin cancer and social anxiety as well. I never realized how much social anxiety was getting in my way.
So I thought on this episode I would wind it up with a little review.
From what I have learned:
4:50 The Human Endocannabinoid System is an elaborate network which is part of our immune system. When it is activated by taking phyto cannabindiols, humans (and animals) have better ability to fight, resist, and assist in repairing the mind and body.
The endocannabinoid system also includes the “cannabinoid receptors” or CB receptors that they bind to. There are two major types of cannabinoid receptors in our bodies: CB1 and CB2. Activation of the extracellular portion of these receptors causes conformational change and initiates intracellular biochemical reactions. The vast number of cannabinoid receptors and their prevalence throughout the body suggests a multitude of promising therapeutic targets.
The CB1 receptors are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, but they are also found in some peripheral organs and tissues such as the spleen, white blood cells, endocrine gland and parts of the reproductive, gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.
In the brain, the CB1 receptors are abundant in the cerebellum, basal ganglia, hippocampus and dorsal primary afferent spinal cord regions, which is why cannabinoids influence functions such as memory processing, physical discomfort and motor control.
The CB2 receptors are mainly found on white blood cells, in the tonsils and in the spleen. The immune cells also express CB1, although there are fewer of them than CB2. In the immune system, one important function of the cannabinoid receptors is the regulation of cytokine release.
The endocannabinoid system performs different tasks on these different system however the goal is always the same, maintaining homeostasis. Homeostasis is the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite shifts in the external environment. As the research continues to unfold one thing is for certain, a functional cannabinoid system is essential for overall health and wellbeing.
Endocannabinoids are molecules which are important for cell to cell signaling. Endocannabinoids are often referred to as "keys" as they are the carrier of information which delivers a message to the receptor, "lock". These important molecules are synthesized on the cellular membrane from omega-6 fatty acid precursors which often come from a healthy and balanced diet.
That’s the science behind the cannabidoils.
One of the things that I really loved in just about all the interviews is that the plant medicine was found due to a need of healing. Either is was children that need to get off meds, or a mother that was dying of cancer, or social anxiety for one’s own self...this plant medicine came in to offer so much help and healing. Everyone I spoke with has shared such an amazing story.
8:30 We started the series off with Brandon Knight of Modern Mystic Shop in Atlanta. Brandon gave us a great overview of the plant medicine and actually addressed the ability to become present in one’s life, to unwind and to find your spiritual walk.
9:00 Then we talked with Heather Kendrick who talked about how CBD oils can help to sustain the bliss molecule that is already within us. She talked about how the plant medicine gets us into parasympathetic nervous system of the body. It is so important to reduce our cortisol levels and get us out of the constant flight or fight mode that many of us stay caught in. By allowing us to operate from a Parasympathetic state of being, we can be more present, less reactive and more balanced.
This is when healing occurs. It can help you to create a deeper mind, body and Spirit connection.
9:40 Melissa Beasley of Love Essential Skin Care talked about helping her own self as a women entrepreneur and how using the CBDs helped with sciatic as well as with social anxiety which has now helped her expand her work. She is blending some formulas for other women’s lines and how she has also increased her network of people.
10:15 Shira Adler of Shira Synergy brings ancient wisdom together with modern science. Shira Adler believes, like I do, that it's not okay for people to be over-medicated, pushed into surgery and underserved! She was forced to go beyond Western Medicine to seek answers and find new tools to help her own family survive and thrive in today's complicated world. We discussed her new book, The ABCs of CBD: The Essential Guide for Parents (and regular folks too) Why pot is not what we were taught. I highly recommend the book and her products. It will offer you more insight into dosages and applications. There is a great chapter in there on CBDs versus opiates for those that suffer with chronic pain.
11:11 Following up with that was Laura Lagano, founder of the Holistic Cannabis Academy who has created this academy to provide information and education. She talked a little bit more about the cannabis plant and THC. She has seen so many people come in with preconceived notions and totally change their perspectives after learning more and experiencing the many benefits. We talk about the top 3 reasons people are turning to the plant medicine which are pain, anxiety, and sleep issues.
Cannabis can help to connect to your higher self. It can help you to ground in your energy to be able to hear what your spirit is offering.
Cannabis can help you to connect to other people as well.
It can give you roots and wings to open up to new experiences in your life.
You need both.
Think about it. Roots are our first chakra. And the wings are our crown and beyond. This beautiful plant medicine is helping us to expand our energy system and to ground with Mother Earth as you tap into the “high”er dimension.
12:30 And last we talked to Magda Yalmansen, who helped her mother transition into death with less pain and more ease by applying the plant medicine topically. She then went on to blending doTerra essential oils and the CBDs with her product line, Halsa Topical, and offering education and coaching through BalnceNbliss.
Cannabis has a way of allowing you to live in your bodies, to be more present and experience life in a different way. It opens you up to connect with Spirit and take a step back and really ground.
So as we wrap all this up, one of the most inspiring things for me was that almost everyone I spoke with came to the plant medicine trying to help someone in need: a child, a mother, or even their own self.
Yes...I know there are also recreational reasons, but I think if we can look at it from the healing aspect, we can see just how powerful it is.
My experience has shown me that I can unwind and open up to a deeper part of my own spiritual path. It has helped me to get to the root cause of my skin cancer and to heal without surgery. It has allowed me to feel so much more connected to those around me and to the work that I am doing.
So I offer...if you have any of these struggles and need help knowing what to do, reach out. You don’t have to do this alone.
I am working through some of the courses from the HCA and can help you to find the right application. It will help you to slow down and it can help you to drop into meditation a little easier.
No, it’s not a miracle cure-all. But, it can help you at your cellular structure as well as at the spiritual level.
Roots and wings.
Ground and awaken.
Thank you all for listen. Be sure to go back to any of the episodes if you missed them. And share them! Information and education is to important.
Know your source of where the CBDs are coming from! This is very important!
Start low and go slow.
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