Being a Sangoma: A course or a gift?

Being a Sangoma or a traditional healer is not a business it is a calling to heal, diagnose patients illness, prescribe remedies and performs rituals to heal people’s physically, emotionally or spiritually problems.

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People shouldn’t be scared to ask for help from Sangomas or traditional healers however they must be careful to ask the right Sangoma, there are a lot of people claiming to be healers even when they are not. They just con people out of their money for their own selfish reasons.

Read: Traditional Healers: How to spot a fake

Practice comes differently, not all healers have to go through the initiation school, some it comes naturally, they learn about different herbs in their sleep. They will then know who they are expecting at their sacred house, what they are suffering from and what herb to use to help them.

On the other hand, others need to throw bones to tell what the issue is and how to resolve it. Some get visions and some hear voices conveying messages to other people. Not all healers dance and wear traditional sangoma regalia or wear beats as a sign of being one.

In general traditional healers are normal people, they just have a unique gift. Of course, not everyone can become one, the calling is deep and personal and not everyone can express this gift clearly in a way everyone will understand what it is really about.

By: Fortunate Machaba

Here’s why you should start your day with a glass of water

The idea of drinking water first thing first before you start your day might sounds boring and seem not as important to do but actually water is a very crucial in our bodies, our bodies uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to keep them functioning throughout the day.

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Read: 7 Science-Based Health Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

As we all know survival without water sounds pretty much impossible, your body needs water to get your brains working, energy you need for a busy day and to keep going.

You will always wonder why your body get’s tired throughout the day, get headaches, experience fatigue or moods swings, or even struggle to focus that indicates you not consuming enough water.

Most importantly, your immune system needs water to function better, fight bacteria and other diseases. The more water you drink you less likely to deal with health issues. If the taste of plain water bothers you or brings boredom, try unsweetened flavored water, or add a slice of lemon, lime, or cucumber to enlighten your moods for getting water in your system. In conclusion water is healthy for you, make you drink as much as you can for general good health.

By: Fortunate Machaba