I admit it: I’m biased toward taking the edge off Bugs’s intense energy. So I’m going to start two companion posts — The Yin Of It, And The Yang — with the yin.
I decided I’d give Jackson Galaxy’s flower essences a try. I had a long phone conversation with a most kind, patient, and obliging person. She, after hearing Bugs’s presentation, recommended the STRESS-STOPPER formulation.
You guys should see what’s in this thing. An ingredients-list as long as your arm. Here’s a representative sampling:
I remember this from my heyday as a hippie. I’m sorry to say, back then the use I’d heard of for pennyroyal was as an abortifacient.
Don’t you just love how that little flower in the upper left looks just like the very thing?
picture by Stan Shebs
I love what the Bach-flower system says about mimulus: “Fear of worldly things, illness, pain, accidents, poverty, of dark, of being alone, of misfortune. The fears of everyday life. These people quietly and secretly bear their dread, they do not speak freely of it to others.”
I can so relate!
Now imagine my delight when, after only one day, this was the effect:
The heat probably had something to do with this gay mad abandon — but on the other hand, it’s been hot like this for around 40 days, and this is the first time ever that I’ve seen Bugs with this much of his belleh open to view. Maybe now these two little pimples he’s had for ages, just where his back legs join his belly, can resolve themselves.
[Editor’s Note: This writer doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Pimples indeed. Calls for another post, to straighten this out.]
I also noticed that his paws feel bigger. Before when I touched the tops they felt knobbly. Now they’re flatter. Maybe if he’s less stressed, he might have let go a little of the white-knuckle-type death-grip.
The first day, he was pretty much a cat-puddle. Now he’s bounced back a bit, to more his “normal” style — so, next . . .