Over the past year and a half I have been working at Tree Frog Farm where Diana Pepper makes amazing Plant Spriit Medicine in the form of flower essences. She creates flower essences which can be ingested, used topically or in the energy field to heal parts of our energy bodies - including working with the organ energy meridians, the emotional body and other aspects of the etheral body.
I have come to feel that a deepening part of my spiritual path and path as a healer is to connect with aspects of this beautiful creation we call home - the earth and the plants and animals that make up this home - to facilitate re-connection, wholeness, and healing.
For those who may also be hearing a similar calling (and thank goodness there is a growing number of us!) I wanted to share with you some local opportunities to learn about this type of medicine . Eliot Cowan, Author of Plant Spirit Medicine will be in the northwest teaching in Seattle March 20th, 2016 and Olympia March 21st.
Eliot Cowan is a holder of healing wisdom from two distinct sources: the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico, and the deep medicine of plant spirits.
Huichol shamans are known as outstanding healers and people of knowledge, but they primarily served their own communities until Mr. Cowan, with the permission of his elders, made their medicine path available to our people. Cowan is himself an initiated Tsaurirrikame, or elder medicine man in the Huichol tradition.
Plant spirits were largely forgotten in the West before Eliot brought forth Plant Spirit Medicine -- a healing modality and a doorway to the wisdom of the natural world. His book on the subject has been changing lives for over twenty years.
For those of you who wish to dive a bit deeper into the use of this type of medicine, Tree Frog Farm is announcing their first Flower Essence Practitioner Course, which is full of beautiful medicine.
Tree Frog Farm Flower Essence Practitioner Course details:
Learn to use flower essences to help clients:
Course Schedule and Fees:
Class 1 • April 8-10 • $495
Class 2 • July 22-24 • $495
Class 3 • October 7-9 • $380
Early tuition discount • $1200*
* Price for all 3 classes paid before March 21st • Full tuition $1350
Each class is Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm with an hour break for lunch.
If you would like to learn more or are interested in registering, please visit Tree Frog Farm's website.
In honor of African American History Month, it feels really timely to address the shadow of oppression that has woven into our collective and personal histories and to also recognize the treasured gifts of humanity's struggle to rise up despite it all.
The roots of oppression are deep and we are ALL somehow connected to and through them through our own experiences and our inheritance from our ancestors. As many of us wake up to the fullness of this reality, we find it difficult to accept ourselves and be with each other in authentic ways.
To address this issue I am working with and through the World Peace Hologram project to invite us to come together and share our personal lens on our inherited issues with oppression, so that through the work of Resonance Repatterning we can unlock some of the energy that is bound up in this area of our lives. The way it works is that:
1) You fill out the survey found HERE
2) On February 26th a group of resonance repatterning students will be coming together and actually do a repatterning on your behalf using all of the answers collected
3) With your consent, your energy will be proxied into the session and will be added to shifting our collective resonance with our history of oppression
4) A summary of the session will be posted on the World Peace Hologram site, so you can see what the outcome of the session was.
When I think of oppression, I think of its roots as being our own natural tendency to not love and accept ourselves, each other, and our lives exactly how they are. The video below is one I have posted before, but I love it so much and it captures this sense of acceptance we have lost, that I can't help but post it again. It is a spoken word performance by Climbing PoeTree describing this tendency so playfully. Yes, oppression is also about larger economic systems that encourage grasping and taking from other peoples (including non-human peoples and future generations), but my feeling is that as we learn to authentically love and value ourselves (realizing that we are a part of this earth and everything on it), we naturally disengage from these systems and live in more earth and people-honoring ways.
Wild Lotus Living is me, Summer Starr. Here I share my personal musings and resources on my own path of unfolding