Hello folks, I’m a bit speechless, but not really, or else I wouldn’t be writing this…
The making of Sandi’s Sacred Spritz, has been such an amazing personal experience. Sharing it has been a priority for me. Financial attachment isn’t important – getting it to the people that need it, is. This morning, I wondered how I was going to incorporate my intentions with the finished product and getting it out there.
I went to Taco Bell, (please don’t judge! Walmart is next door!) to get a bite to eat, in Espanola, NM.
I don’t make it a habit to eat out this way, but if you twist my arm… as I waited in line to order at the window, I noticed a small group of people gathered around a table. There were a few things on the table. There was a sign hanging in front. It said, ‘Barrios Unidos‘. I was very curious to see what that was about, but I was in line, and my grumbling stomach won out.
I ordered, paid, and decided to park next to this mysterious set-up. Hunger aside, I walked over and there was a lovely woman, with kind eyes, and endless patience speaking to a young lady. They both sat on a cooler. The young lady looked unkempt. She looked scared, and tired. I didn’t mean to interrupt, but I asked the dark-haired woman what they were giving or selling. She explained to me gently, that she was in the middle of explaining what the first-aid kit was for. She finished her conversation, and then walked over to me. I asked her what they were offering. She explained it was an outreach for people struggling with addiction. They were giving out these amazing first-aid kits, snacks, face masks among other goodies.
After introducing herself as Lupe Salazar, she explained that they are supporting those who are struggling with drug addiction. And they are not interested in judging, only helping, and supporting in any way they can. I told her I was happy to know there was a program like this out there. She offered me a bag of KIND Clusters, dark chocolate vanilla nuts & fruit. Delish… I thanked her and then she said she wanted me to have a first-aid kit, but there were other people behind me, and I didn’t (or so I thought) need one. I told her that other people needed them more than me. Then she said they had enough to give away.
She brought out a kit, and then opened it, and explained everything that was in it. In the pics shown here, I don’t show all the goodies. But here’s a list:
- Comfort & Support Salve for COVID times
- Yarrow Flower Styptic
- Wound Healing Salve
- One packet of Arnica Montana 200C for bruises, sore muscles
- One packet of Ignatia Amara 200C; shock, Grief
- One packet of Mellifica 200C; stings, Bites Swellings
- Organic Calendula chapstick
- A small vial of Breathe well essential oil
- Vial of Bergamot essential oil
- Vial of Lavender essential oil
- Baby Orajel
- Triple antibiotic
- Chest rub (because everyone uses it and it’s a household remedy!)
- 2oz hand sanitizer
- Packages of bandages and disinfectant wipes
- Tierra Madres Nopal + Pina herbal tea bags
- Higado Deto-X Herbal Tea Clean Liver (Lupe told me that liver problems are associated with anger.)
- And, a bundle of cedar smudge stick
You might be able to imagine my surprise. I was very happy and gladly accepted the kit. She then told me about a support group for grandmothers who are taking care of their grandchildren. Which I plan on attending. I then asked if I could donate my Spritz as part of the First aid kit. She was very happy that I offered this. My 2oz lavender, and lemongrass bottles should fit in this kit!
Folks, donating can mean sharing links, word of mouth, volunteering, giving… in whatever form that comes. Please visit Barrios Unidos, here, and lend your support!
Many, many blessings, Sandi.