A proving of Saussurea obvallata
Proving: trituration proving, 20.10.2011, C30 proving, 02.12.2011
Other names: Brahma Kamal, Himalya Lotus, Tibetan: Sah-du Goh-ghoo
Use: Tibetan medicine, paralysis of limbs, cerebral ischemia, wounds, cuts, bruises, liver, bone-ache, intestinal and urinal problems, cough. Promotes heat. The entire plant is used.
Culture: Temples, offerings to Lord Brahma; the lotus (kamal) of the creator (Brahma)
Source: Dried plant, flower, petal and stem
Background: The dry plant was given as a gift by friends, a Brahmin and a Kshhatriya (Warrior) in Gangotri, near the source of the Ganga in Uttarkashi District, Uttaramchal, India. For further proving information to Aqua Ganga see also: www.c1000.de/info/
Music: Monster Magnet: “Dopes to Infinity”
Movies: “Dark desire” by David Cronenberg, “Inglourious Bastards” by Quentin Tarantino
DD: Lanthanides, Asterideae, Cardueae, Gadolinium, stage 10, Neodymiums, Uranium series (ancient feeling)
The situation of this remedy is of somebody who thinks he is really free, he is on the top, and he does not have to do anything for it, only to be it. They can be teachers, like a guru, someone who has knowledge. They can have an ancient feeling, like a hermit with wisdom. But when you look deeper you realise there are still some unresolved issues. The person is not really free, and the solution is to realise this and accept to be unfree; this is the way to freedom. It is not a fight for freedom – acceptation is freedom. Life is not a problem, it is an experience.
My space, my freedom
Two sided, outside
An old lady, frail, light transparent. I feel so OLD, OLD, OLD... but not really in a negative way, just in a frail old way! Also a sense of wisdom.
Heart-broken, left, grief of some sort
Serenity and surrender
Dispute, conflict, quarrels
Faces passing by (Lord Brahma the god of 1000 faces)
Clear, sovereign, without doubts
Cocoon feeling, feeling talked to all the time ( DD: Cerium, cocoon)
Running in synchronicity with the world
Living in a regime
Fits of anger, with a feeling of strength, strength in the body
As though on Speed
“Fighting back” verbally
Blackouts in conversation versus clarity in speech
Hot head, red cheeks, red, random spots in the face
Desired nothing but green chilly, mango and chili chutney, the hotter the better
Spicy, hot food ameliorates
Tingling, movements, pulsating in the upper chest, as if opening up, freeing
Hard pressure ameliorates
Radiating heat from skin
Strength of the ligaments and muscles
Head: apoplexie, stroke – clear and fresh in the head again, heavy tired feeling in both temples, headache, crossways over the forehead, 3 – 4 am, desire to lie on the floor, desire for hard pressure to lie on, but no >, desire stretching but no >. Clumsy and awkward, dropping things, walking into furniture, etc.
Face: feeling as if there is no face when washing it, 4.15 am, especially, I don´t feel the forehead on the left side, as if a stroke, in the morning the heat from yesterday is gone, more cold now (has taken an Aspirin), need a winter blanket (20 degrees in the room).
Mouth: taste bitter (taste of the plant is also bitter – liver connection)
Heart: strong and quick heartbeat
Stomach: bloated with gas, thirsty, hiccough in the morning; longing for spicy food, green, chili
Abdomen: flatulence, pressure in the liver region
Kidneys: dull pain right kidney, feels like an old, wet sack, like a heavy weight in the back, hard pressure, warmth amel. Better sitting with the right hand pressed in the back, stretching forward amel, lying on a hot water bottle with the pressure directly on the kidney amel.
nighttime increased, in general more frequent urination
Skin: red hot face, hectic, red spots in the face, skin radiates heat, bruises, cuts, injuries
Sleep: disturbed by many vivid dreams
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Jan Scholten has given us the information that the Cardueae, a subfamily of the Asteraceae, have the theme of “Liberator, liberation” or in other words “fight for freedom”.
I think this proving is a good confirmation of this theme. As I have written above, we can have the impression that fighting is not a real topic in this proving, but I think this has probably to do with the stage 10. Stage 10 is the top, and when you are on top, you have no need to fight anymore.
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