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THIS WEEK’S READ:
What do you feel from the Earth? When you turn your attention not to an individual aspect of nature, but to the great matrix of the planet, what do you notice?
Tuning into the Earth is an exercise I did many times as a student and have since repeated many times with my own students (because we all want to know: what is Mother Earth saying?).
My noticings are often quite different from those around me.
Mother Earth is so sad, someone will say.
She’s grieving the loss of the rainforests, another will chime in.
And for sure someone will be weeping inconsolably, “feeling her pain.”
What if I told you that’s not at all what I get when I tune into this gorgeous planet?
It’s early spring, still cold enough for gloves. I’m trotting figure eights on a hot headed ex-racehorse. Eights are lulling, soothing even, and soon my breath is synced with his and time is slipping a bit sideways. Slowly, breath by breath, the separation between horse and human dissolves. This is my first experience of transcendence.
Herbiary: Shop & Book
I spent my 34th year in Ireland apprenticed to a traditional healer. We crafted medicine from roots & bark, leaves & petals… and also from words, stringing them into stories to mend the spirit.
When I returned to the States I opened a small apothecary which has grown into Herbiary.com, with stores in Philadelphia, PA and Asheville, NC.
This blog is where I share my stories. In July, 2018 it will be joined by my first book, An Illustrated Herbiary. This book is whimsical, gorgeous, and OMG yummy; I can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned!
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