Where to start... As always in gratitude for the opportunities I am given in this life, to share my passion for the plants and the healing they offer with all of you.
It all began back in May, I was looking for the next step in my learning and spiritual growth. I am committed to taking a class or attending a conference every year that offers me a new perspective and keep to my work fresh. This year, my 13th year of teaching herbalism full-time, I was looking for something different, something smaller, more intense and personal. I noticed a class being offered at Partner Earth Education Center, the home of Pam Montgomery and Mark Carlin called Plant Communication; Reclaiming Our Birthrite, It seemed to be an opportunity to spend an entire weekend with a single plant in deep communion. The workshop was just what I needed! Deep connection with Angelica for three days, plant spirit medicine.
An added benefit to being back at Partner Earth was the opportunity to reconnect with Pam, during conversation she mentioned that Rocio Alcaron was going to be there the following month teaching an intensive called The Shamanic Path; Living a Daily Spiritual Life in Kinship with Nature . The moment she mentioned it I knew that I had to be there!
August 29th saw me picking Zoe up from school early and driving back to Danby. I was being pulled there and still I was not clear why... I just knew it was what I had to do and I learnt a while ago there was no use in fighting a calling, logistically it was a nightmare, Zoe had just began school for the year, Rock the Moon was just weeks away, Ashfield Fall Fest was a little over a month away. I made my way up to Danby in quiet prayer, in gratitude also that Zoe was willing to accompany me one more time.
The next 4 days were life changing.
Plant Limpias, Candle and Egg Limpias, Spiritual plant bathing, Breast Massage, Structural hip closings, magical trips to the Pugyos, all in Ceremony while healing and caring for an amazing group of healers that gathered in Danby to receive Rocios teachings. Rocio gave her heart and soul and touched us all in unexpected ways.
I knew that this was just the beginning. I took on the practice of daily"Limpias" spiritual cleansings using plants and occasionally candles. Weekly breast massages with the luxuarious cacao ylang ylang paste we were gifted. I have journeyed with cacao, and in my work with plants noticed a common thread, an urgency, in asking us to step up now.
So when Rocio put out the call last week for us to continue our studies at her home in Ecuador this coming February. I knew I had to act. What a dream come true , What a gift to be able to continue this work with Rocio at her home in the Amazon, to be allowed to take my work to the next level with a teacher I have come to respect greatly in a short time. To add to this dream Rocio extended the call to Zoe! Again the logistics make NO sense...distance, financial challenges and school but again I have no doubt that Zoe and I will be boarding a plane to Ecuador in February! It is our calling, our great opportunity. What a blessing also to be able to share this work with my community and in my classes.
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In order to help make this a possibilty I am opening up 10 spots on my
at a discounted Rate of $300 (usually $500)
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Gift Certificates also make great holiday gifts and can be used for either herbal product or consultations.
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Finally I have a few Winter Health Packages left.
This year the package consists of
2 oz of Echinacea Tincture
2oz of Wild Cherry Elecampane Cough Syrup
2 oz of Elderberry Monarda Elixir
1 oz of Calendula Sage Throat Support2
2 oz of Cold and Flu Support
2 oz of Digest-Ease to support and tonify your gut all winter long!
and a 1 oz Chest Rub!
Please feel free to email me with any questions about any of these opportunities.
In Gratitude Always to all of you for allowing me to do my work. I look forward to sharing this new work with you.