Sunday, July 27, 2008

For loss to be possible there must have been, at some point, a gain . . .

I miss Wild Oats. They had a better name, better soups (their three bean vegetarian chili was fantastic!), better breads, better every fruit cookies, and a better look.

Today, I was at what used to be Wild Oats looking at various minerals, oils, and homeopathic remedies, when I discovered Flower Remedies by Dr. Bach. I now believe that I know where part of the inspiration for the name Wild Oats came from. Dr. Bach explains: "If you are like a rolling stone, looking for your life's mission and direction, and keep on changing direction and work, then wild oat may be of help to assist you in defining your goals and purpose in life and in so doing showing the way forward" (emphasis added). I am certain that the Wild Oats creators were going for more than just healthy grains with the store name. (And I think that perhaps I should try Dr. Bach's wild oat essential oil. Maybe it will help me be more than a "rolling stone.")

While I was at the store, I also looked up the Olive essential oil. Dr. Bach says that "When you are exhausted by mental or physical effort, or even illness, then olive can be of benefit to help you regain the feeling of strength and the pleasure and faith to carry on" (emphasis added). It's sort of like the olive leaf that the dove brought back to Noah: a return to faith. (I think I need to try Dr. Bach's olive essential oil along with the wild oat. Maybe it would help.)

I didn't buy any Dr. Bach products, but I might next time I visit the store that used to be Wild Oats (or a store like it).

P.S. If your name is Aspen, Heather, (Rock) Rose, (Water) Violet, or Willow, there's an essential oil with your name on it.

8 comments:

Oriana said...
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Oriana said...

(I deleted my comment so I could repost it and add to it.) I think I need Dr. Bach's book. It sounds very interesting. I really believe that there is merit in homeopathic remedies.

Does this sound like the recipe for the chili?

http://www.recipezaar.com/277416

Olive Kite said...

Oriana,

Thanks for looking for the recipe. I'll have to try to find the Fantastic Foods Vegetarian mix.

:-)

-OeK

Olive Kite said...

Could something this good come in a box?

http://www.fantasticfoods.com/catalog/vegetarian-chili-p-60.html

Heather Dixon said...

My gosh--I'm an essential oil!

Betty Edit said...

Is there an essential oil for Betty? There's not even a Betty colored pencil. Man, I feel left out. :o)

Oriana said...

Ah, but there is Apple Betty, which is a most delightful dessert. :-)

literaqueen said...

I'm feeling left out, too. I don't think there's even a food with my name in it. No fair!