and the eyes have it…

May 10, 2010

There are a gazillion variations on the phrase
“The eyes are the window to the soul…”
And there are lots mythological, historical, biblical, and spiritual eye references  …

The Eye of Horus is from the Egyptian mythological story about family devotion and sacrifice. It is a beautiful story of Isis and her husband Osiris. Osiris is killed by his brother Set, is cut into 14 pieces and thrown into the Nile Isis, the every devoted wife, collects all the pieces and because it is mythology – Osiris body awakened and they conceived a son, Horus. Horus avenged his fathers death and killed Set. But not before Set ripped out his eye. Horus went to the body of his father, put his eye into his body and Osiris was able to ascend to the heavens to the gods.

Additionally, the eye of Horus is also the mathematical symbol for fractions being made up of perfectly fractionated pieces (1/2-1/4-1/8-1/16-1/32-1/64)

The Eye of Providence, or the all-seeing eye of God, is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light and usually enclosed by a triangle. It is sometimes interpreted as representing the eye of God watching over humankind.

There are seven major chakras,
or centers of psychoactive energy, in the human body.

The Ajna – is the Third-eye chakra and is located in the middle of the head at the level of the eyebrows. The name “third eye” is derived from the Guru Yogas and was the receiver of the telepathic communications which the chela received.

The activation of the chakra by rising Kundalini-Shakti is said to lead to psychic powers called siddhi, including clairvoyance and telepathic communication.In Hinduism and Buddhism, the third eye is a symbol of enlightenment. In the Indian tradition, it is referred to as the gyananakashu, the eye of knowledge, which is the seat of the ‘teacher inside’ or antar-guru. This symbol is called the “Third Eye” or “Eye of Wisdom”, or, in Buddhism, the urna. In Hinduism, it is believed that the opening of Shiva’s third eye causes the eventual destruction of the physical universe.

In human beings, eye contact is a form of nonverbal communication…

So just what is this eye telling you?

This morning, I woke with my right eye swollen shut, This picture is taken after being up two hours and having two hot chamomile tea bag soaks.

According to an internet source that discusses swollen eyelids, this is a problem for chinese medicine!!! It is a liver problem, heat in the liver with qi (pronounced chee) moving up and creating heat and swelling in the eyes. also, dampness in the spleen. Sorry but you’re going to have to lay off those alcoholic drinks, as the liver is telling you to pleeeeeeease nurture it!!!

Here is the chinese herbs recipe used with total recovery the next day:

The prescription was Tao Ren 9g, Hong Hua 9g, Chi Shao 6g, Ze Lan 6g, Dang Gui 9g, Bai Zhu 12g, Cang Zhu 3g, Dang Shen 15g, Gan Cao 3g, Huang Qin 9g, Zhi Zi 6g, Qing Pi 3g, Yan Hu Suo 6g, Xiang Fu 6g

So anyone know a good Chinese herbalist here in Merida?
Guess I’ll stick with the hot chamomile tea bags….

About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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5 Responses to and the eyes have it…

  1. Tom and Debi says:

    OK, you guys scared me so today I went to the doctor. Apparently it's an allergic inflammation. I am to take antihistimes, apply cold compresses, and it will heal itself within 3 days!

    Thanks all for your concern and suggestions!


  2. Jonna says:

    I agree that you should check it out because of chagas. That said, I've had the same from allergies, if a piece of pollen lands in my eye and I'm allergic to it, that's what I get. We both had eye pics and eye problems this week. It's the heat and the lack of rain.

    I can highly recommend Dr Luis Avila Lopez at Star Medica (999)943-1433 We spoke Spanish but he does speak some English when I couldn't find a word. Nice, efficient and well recommended. Ophthamologist or however you spell that – he's an eye surgeon, he did both eyes for Scott.

  3. I need more clues:
    Any vision changes?
    Progression-getting better/worse?
    I'm leaning toward an insect sting or bite. Can you find a site?
    Bob's right, cuidado.

  4. I had a similar eye problem when travelling in India years ago. I have also had my eye swell up from sunscreen too close. In a tropical country…I would go to a doctor…

  5. Bob Mrotek says:

    Be careful. Don't fool around with this. In Mexico it could mean that you have been bitten on the face by a bug that can cause Chagas disease. Check it out:

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