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This post is not about psychedelic plants per se. It is to venerate the family of plant allies that blossom all around us. It is also to share some amazing formulas I have created to expand your sense of awareness and support your journey.
I have been a folk herbalist for more than a decade. My world expanded when I learned that the majority of the common weeds around my house were food and medicine. Since then I have been consciously bringing the plant kingdom into my daily life.
What I want to share is an aspect not often discussed in plant medicine and why taking herbal medicinals expand our consciousness without being psychoactive. Yet, when I sat with one of my teachers, master herbalist Sean Padraig O’Donahue, we ingested drop dose amounts of common herbs with intention and had profound visual and sensorial experiences. The term entheogen can apply to something as common as nettle if taken with the intention to connect with a holistic mindset.
Plants are beings. Each family, genus and species has its own signature and is influenced by the immeasurable elements that go into creating that signature. There is a whole living library in one petal of a rose. Yet, our reductionist mindset and the “what will this do for me” mentality limits our potential of connection, and therefore our healing and evolution with the natural world. Which is why isolating one single aspect of a plant ally, in my opinion, is harmful on many levels. Caveat with a few medicines.
When we engage with plants as we would a conscious relationship- with wonder, listening, sovereignty, respect and, above all, reciprocity- a whole mysterious world opens up, a magic portal to the mysteries of life. It’s tantric. We can feel how life is created in a way that severs the need to dissect something down to understand why.
When I sit and feel into how the plants travel within me, thank them, sing to them and listen to their wisdom, I am led into a greater landscape of belonging as everything that made the Cedar Tree is now alive in me. Truth is, it always was. Yet, now I have an ally to help me remember the beauty that made all living, breathing things.
I become more conscious of how I am interwoven with the other than human family and that everything I do has impact. I feel how I am supported by Life all around me, like the Rose. I am reacquainted with the medicine of community. I am nothing without everything. When I feel this, my nervous system begins to heal as limiting beliefs are confronted by this sense of belonging.
With this consciousness reawakened, we become better humans and take greater responsibility for our lives and therefore all of Life.
The plants won’t heal you. They will help you heal yourself. They have boundaries. When taken with a holistic mindset you can open magic portals that have never been traveled until you and said plant ally meet. They are teachers, masters. All of them in their own way.
They lovingly teach you that this journey is not just about you, and therefore you are supported in ways you have been told were imaginal. Love heals. Magic is real.
~I have distilled down my herbal offerings to these very small batch formulas- limited supply. They are all wildcrafted and created with prayer and dedication to my own integrity. ENJOY.
A LIGHT IN THE HEART~ Nootka Rose, St. John’s Wort, Oaxacan Cacao, magic mushrooms, local honey, gluten free vodka, rose quartz. Magic in a bottle. I sell out every year in a few days. It is my signature formula for lifting your heart toward the light and is a mild microdose. $35 includes shipping.
MATTERS OF THE HEART~ Nootka Rose, Hawthorn (flower, leaf and thorn), Violet, local honey, gluten free vodka. This is powerful grief relief. The minute it hits your tongue your heart exhales. $25 includes shipping.
LIGHTEN THE LOAD~ Lemon Balm, Cleavers, Chamomile, gluten free vodka. I have been taking a lot of lemon balm lately. This formula is for mild anxiety and depression. It cools the body, moves the lymph and blood, calms the nerves and the belly. It can squelch anger (along with fireweed which I also have). $20 includes shipping.
DREAM VISIONS ~ Mugwort harvested at two different times, honey and vodka. One harvest is from my vision quest in Death Valley on a full moon and my birthday. The other harvest is from the cliffs over the sea in Port Townsend on the full moon. Mugwort is a powerful dream ally when taken with intention before bed. She can also help awaken women into their rites of passage and womb wisdom no matter what age they are. $20 includes shipping.
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All formulas are meant to be taken as needed under the tongue. They all taste amazing. 1-3 drops for the very sensitive person. 1/2 dropper can be taken. I like the less is more program.
Always say thank you and a little prayer. Set your intention. Listen.
Contact me with further questions about each formula and for ordering instructions.
The plants thank you. Blessed be.
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