There is a beautiful place up north of where I live. It is a national wildlife refuge. I go there often and visit such plants as lomatium nudicale, wild onion, yarrow, St. Joan’s Wort and many others.
Yesterday, I took two of my herbal teachers there as well as other herbalists to say “Hi” to the lomatium. I felt vulnerable in sharing my place that I go to connect with the plants. And I feel honored to share such a wonderful place.
One of my most important things to share about shamanic herbalism and the plants is how to connect close in. To find a deep connection in nature right where you are is life changing.
At the NW Herb Symposium this weekend, Susun Weed shared a story at her “Wild Plants Matter” class about having a fall in Costa Rica and a traditional healer coming to bring plants from the land to heal her. She shared how it brought everyone closer to the land where they were staying.
I am grateful to be home after a wonderful weekend with many herbalists and plant loving people. And I am grateful for the land here that nourish me.
May it be in Beauty.