February 14 – Daily Feast

February 14 – Daily Feast

Our wounds need time to heal. And when it seems the healing has done its work, protection from further hurt is necessary, because our scars are on the surface. Physical wounds are bad enough, but when they come from mental cruelty and unfair treatment, pain returns again and again to reopen what no one should have to bear. It seems almost a sacrilege to ask someone so deeply hurt to forgive those who caused it. Yet unforgiveness causes damage almost as devastating as physical wounds, or more so. There is great stress on bearing grudges and the abused do not need any new pain or new problems. Forgiveness does not set the abusive free, but the abused.

~ I was living peaceably and satisfied when people began to speak bad of me. ~


‘A Cherokee Feast of Days’, by Joyce Sequichie Hifler

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Apply spider webs to cuts and scrapes for almost instant wound sealing.
This remedy got a trial by fire the first time I used it when I got an extremely deep cut from a
can lid and the bleeding was profuse. I grabbed a few webs from outside the door and applied
them directly to the wound, debris and all. Then I used a butterfly bandage to hold the wound
edges together after the web was applied. This happened on a Friday evening, and by
Monday the cut was sealed tight and no longer needed any bandage.
There was very little soreness and no redness, irritation or swelling.
The finger was completely usable by that Monday.
The web seems to cause clotting immediately and it hardens to form a natural scab protection
that readily peels off when wet. I have, unfortunately, had reason to use this remedy several
times and each time I get the same results. The only side effect I have noticed is that the
wound tends to itch due to the rapid healing.