Ramadan, Fasting and the Healing Crisis is something I had to write today because I am feeling quite ill but determined to see the fasting through so I can reap maximum benefits inshAllah. So I have scraped myself off the sofa and decided to write this whilst I am feeling the healing crisis in full force. This applies to fasting outside of Ramadan too and as such is part of The 6 steps to wellness series.
Talbina is a Prophetic breakfast made from ground barley and it has many healing properties. This is the flour I use when making Talbina. I also prefer it with Oat milk in this Barley Porridge, Talbina with grilled Honey Dates
A warming soothing bowl of Talbina is thought to help in the lessoning of sorrows as well as being a healing soup for those who are sick. Whilst barley as a whole grain is nutritious, it is better to have it as a flour in a broth for ease of digestion.
When Self Care is not possible – (this is a part of the 6 steps to wellness series) – A few years ago during a particularly anxious phase in my life, if someone had told me to think about self care I may have just cried my eyes out and run out of the room. I didn’t have the capacity to focus on self care and I didn’t want to add yet another thing to what felt like an already burgeoning list of things to do. Life already felt overwhelming enough.