What is medicine?
Medicine is the knowledge and tools that keep you healthy and balanced. No one could survive in the old days without the basic knowledge of the medicinal plants. Everybody knew what tea to drink for a cold, what herb to rub on a burn; it was just common knowledge. Traditional medicine is how you take care of your being, mentally, physically and spiritually. Being well is important and medicine is the knowledge and your tools to keep yourself and your family healthy.
Who are medicine people?
In all traditional societies there were people who were more advanced with the medicine and who were able to change it. In Cecilia's culture, she would be called "Antwap", which means nothing more than a tool to be used by God. The medicine has nothing to do with her, she allows herself to be used. Cecilia's medicine uses animal and plant energy to open you back up. Native culture believes that a medicine person tickles your spirit, like when you were born, just open completely and directly to all the love in the world. A medicine person is also a guide through a process of healing for individuals and families.
When to start practicing natural medicine?
You have to want to change, want to be useful, want to be decent, not just want to be rich. Medicine keeps people healthy because in a cooperative society, everybody did what they did best and nobody went without. Native medicine isn’t about working on your flaws, it’s about moving forward and being useful, getting into your natural rhythm, so you can do what you do well. Until a person is willing to be honest to some power, medicine people cannot help them, you need to be ready.
How to use healing medicine
You may drink a tea at night, heat something up on your stove for four nights, create a music instrument or drink water with a leaf in it. Cecilia provides clear instructions and your tools to continue your healing process. It's up to you to follow through. It's important to use the medicine properly, just like anything else, too much of something can cause negative effects. There is never a need to alter the medication or get creative with it, unless Cecilia instructs you to. It's as easy as following simple instructions.
Medicine is sharing knowledge
Common knowledge is very important. Our kids should know what is good for them, they should be able to walk down the street and pick berries instead of potato chips. We should have our native plants back, so our kids can be healthy. People who are serious about feeling better and taking action should grow something, start a garden. People want to be green and ecologically sound, here's something practical that you can do at home or even an apartment; grow food or medicine.
What happens when you heal somebody?
Medicine is done in silence so that you’re not in your head and can tap back into your natural rhythm. When people shut down, they quit following their instincts. They ignore their gut feeling or dreams and ignore it until they get sick. Cecilia uses symbols, plants, a sweat and will lay you down and start pushing energy and all of her excess goodness goes to you, like filling a balloon with love and creative energy.
Everybody receives personal instructions and everyone will be different with what they see. When you take the medicine home and apply it, answers will come to you in your dreams. You will start trusting yourself again and your god and the rest of the world. Personal healing is tickling the spirit and giving it the strength to get well, the will and the desire to be healthy so that your home is a loving place and you sleep well. Start feeling safe again in your own home. Once you feel safe, you can heal yourself. But if you're scared of your disease or not happy with the way life turned out, you can make yourself sick and you can make yourself better. Cecilia treats you like your grandmother did, she loves you, recognizes you and throws you into the spotlight so you can be applauded and welcomed back. Cecilia’s medicine is called fire medicine, because it begins and ends something. Spirit healing is just that, changes your whole outlook to be better and be healthy, but if you don’t change, it stops working.
What happens after you are healed?
It’s not a miracle, it takes work on your part, change on your part. Medicine is about staying well, the knowledge and tools to keep you well. Mentally physically spiritually. Medicine is about staying in your natural rhythm. Everything changes, you are supposed to change and grow. When you stop changing, you get stuck and bad habits can develop. You might feel like you’ve dug yourself into a hole so far that you can’t do anything different.
Message from Cecilia,
We all know in our hearts when we’re doing something wrong. We all know we should be getting more exercise, eating better, shouldn’t be doing this, shouldn’t be doing that. Medicine is tools to help you stop cheating yourself and the tools to go about with a good attitude. Medicine is about self-acceptance. When you accept yourself you do good things.
The test of a warrior today is how kind you can be and what can you create for people to be useful. Whether it's just to put a smile on their face, or feed somebody. Native medicine gives you the practical knowledge to lead a good life in today's modern world.
I'm offering you and your family the common knowledge that Native Americans needed to be well and go about their life, healthy and being their best.