Tagetes or Marigold for is wonderful for people who are in need of
some serious re-connection with the joy of life,
with the delights of life, with the many, many ways
in which our World can give us pleasure if only we
stopped worrying and just opened up to the
enchantments all around us.
There once was a woman who was driven to perfection in
all things. She insisted that absolutely everything had
to be done just so, every little item, every little
detail, all the time and everywhere. She drove her
husband and her children crazy, nobody liked her and she
had no friends at all because she always criticised
everything and everyone, and most of all, herself.
Eventually, her husband couldn't stand it any more. He
went to see a witch and asked for spell to make her stop
and consider what she was doing with her life. The witch gave him a magic potion but warned him
it would last only for a single day and night; but it
might do the trick. The magic potion was an enchantment
that took all judgements away, and for a single day and
a single night, the woman lived in pleasure and
excitement - about how amazing her children were, how
wondrously blessed she was with material goods and her
own good body and mind, and in the night, the blessing
of a man who truly loved her and could make her happy in
so many different ways.
In the morning, the enchantment was gone but the
memories remained - and the woman had learned her lesson
and even though it was sometimes difficult to stop the
judging, she never went back to her previous ways.