Getting rid of lice is a difficult problem. The products sold in stores have become less effective because lice have built up resistance to the chemicals (and who wants pesticides or neurotoxins, which kill lice by attacking their central nervous system, on your loved one’s skin?). It’s also very difficult to find all the eggs so even if just a few are missed, the cycle starts all over again.
A few years ago one of my kids had lice that we couldn’t rid of. I tried every brand of lice treatment, and went through her hair with a magnifying glass (literally), yet the lice kept coming back. Finally, out of desperation, I decided to try my own at-home treatment, and was greatly relieved when it worked the first time! And so was my daughter who hated sitting with chemicals on her head and having lice eggs pulled out. It didn’t matter how gentle I was, after hours of pulling, it became an ordeal.
Here’s how I got rid of my daughter’s lice the first time without having to comb for lice eggs:
- Buy a small bottle of Australian Tea Tree oil (make sure it contains Melaleuca). You can easily buy this online and at some drug stores and Walmart.
- Combine the Australian Tea Tree oil with hair conditioner. I used a ratio of 2 parts conditioner with 1 part oil. I was mixing small batches in my hands so that’s a rough estimate.
- Slather a thick coat of the mixture onto the hair of the infected person. Gently rub it around (not too much or you’ll irritate the scalp). Make sure there are no air bubbles or gaps for the lice to hide in. Go past the edge of the hairline. **Be careful NOT to get it in their eyes, eyelashes or eyebrows.**
- If you have a shower cap, put it over their head. Drape a towel around their shoulders to catch drips and wait 30 minutes. If the oil begins to burn the scalp, rinse immediately. **When using on small children, do NOT leave them unattended to ensure they do not touch their hair or the drips, and then accidently rub the Australian Tea Tree oil into their eyes or put in their mouths.**
- To double check if enough time has passed for the treatment to work, search for an egg. When you find one, try to remove it. If it dissolves between your fingers, it’s time to rinse the hair.
- After rinsing, shampoo as you normally would, then rinse again.
That’s it! The lice will be dead and the eggs dissolved so there will be no need to spend hours pulling them out. I hope it works as well for you as it did for my family.
Last year for the first time, I tried Ayahuasca. It was the worst night of my life! A deep contrast to many readers who commented that Aya was a godsend for them, offering insights and healing. So why was my experience so different? There were varying opinions. The most predominant comments were I should have had another shaman with me or that I should have surrendered my ego. Some felt that the dark entities attacked me as a lightworker, and a few had a similar experience to mine. (For details on my experience with Aya, read The Dark Side of Ayahuasca.)
I was caught off guard by the energetic attack during my Aya trip, even though I had extensive experience “traveling” in the spirit realm dealing with negative entities and performing spirit depossession, yet the archetype power of Aya had held me in her unrelenting grip until I literally thought I was going to die, but even worse than this, I had felt that I was losing my soul to a realm where I didn’t belong.
An insight came while reading the book True World History: Humanity’s Saga by Stewart Swerdlow, who in the 1970-80s was part of specific government mind-control experiments, including 13 years at the Montauk Project. During this time, he also had contact with participating aliens. In the book was a chart that showed how the current races of mankind descended from alien races. My heritage is a mixture of Spanish, Apache and Celt — all of these descended from the Atlantis race, a combination of Sirius A, Kilroti/Lion and Pleiades. On the other side of the chart was the Draco (Reptilian) lineage, whose hybrid offspring include Asia, Australia, South and Central American (Mayan, Aztec, Inca), and the Middle East (see chart below).
I thought back to how my Aya vision included Asian DJs orchestrating the world’s holographic matrix and a Geisha girl who appeared in an abstract painting, soon followed by a devil (Reptilian). Of course, native South American people were in the vision, along with jungle sights and sounds, but I couldn’t figure out the Asian influence… until now. Both the Asian and South American people are part of the Draco lineage. Aya has been used in South American for thousands of years, creating an archetype power, but I am not part of the Draco lineage. I had entered a ceremony that I had no right to partake of. I was a party crasher. A foreigner in a strange realm. At first, the archetype energy welcomed me, trying to recruit me, but when I resisted, I was attacked. Perhaps the same thing would have happened if someone from the Draco lineage had tried a Native American plant medicine, such as Peyote. I don’t know. I just know I wasn’t where I belonged.
I asked Stewart Swerdlow for his opinion and he said, “Aya seeks to open you up to the lower astral entities who can then possess and deceive you. It is very dangerous drug. The indigenous people only used it after many years of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and psychic discipline. People who use this today don’t have a clue what they are doing. They are playing with fire. You don’t need drugs when you do Hyperspace/Oversoul techniques.”
By Robert Piper
When I was 18 years old, I suffered from anxiety and stomach problems. A compassionate physician and practicing Buddhist referred me to a Taoist monk who specialized in meditation and martial arts. I ended up healing myself of anxiety and stomach issues by doing meditation, and went on a great journey of self-discovery.
Here are 9 lessons I learned while studying with a monk:
1. Keep trying until you get it right.
The most important life lesson I learned was trying something three times (maybe even four times) before you stop trying and move on. Also, this monk taught me that, even after multiple tries, you should work on different angles to approach things that are difficult.
If you keep trying, you’ll eventually get where you’re going.
2. The answer to your question is inside of you.
As part of the original monastery training, a monk didn’t answer direct questions from a student unless it was a well thought-out question. A Chinese proverb says, “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.”
Some forms of Zen Buddhism use a very similar style of training. An old saying (by Taoist monks) goes like this: “In making a four corner table, the teacher shows the student how to make one corner. It’s the student’s job to figure out how to make the other three.”
They did this because they were preparing a student to deal effectively with problems in the real world.
I traveled to South Korea one time, and I found it fascinating how much you have to rely on your intuition when you don’t speak the native language of a country. I remember one instance, I had trouble explaining to the cab driver where my hotel was, and he didn’t speak English. So I had to get out of the cab and ask several people until I could find someone to tell the cab driver in Korean how to get to my hotel.
In life, whenever we try new things, we have to go into new places with only a small amount of information. The real world doesn’t give us all the answers. The greatest teacher is inside of us.
3. Real wisdom in life comes from doing something and failing.
Prior to starting meditation, I used to get upset when I’d try something and fail.
I’ve been in sales since I was sixteen. I remember going to work and getting so angry with myself because I didn’t get a sale. If I ever got rejected, I’d get upset with myself, and I’d want to quit my job. But I just keep failing over and over—until I became good at it.
I remember, when I first started doing meditation, I ran into several problems. For example, at first it was difficult to calm down; but if you stick with it, its gets easier and easier. I tried for only a few minutes, and then every day, I added more time onto my meditation.
When we struggle, we learn about ourselves and what we need to do to become stronger.
4. When you start to do meditation you recognize the egotistical mind.