Over the weekend, in a place that calls me to return time after time, a magical world opened.
The key to this world? Letting go of having to know the answers. (...and a little help from working with tumeric - a plant teacher that's lighting me up.)
I honestly don't know how to deal with everything in my life. Family, relationships, business, my home, what am I doing for the holidays, or what's happening next year.
Instead of worry and stress about the future, I turned to the sunshine, the plants (including tumeric), the animals, the water. I connected to what was in front of me. I soaked the medicine of the Earth into the deepest levels of my being. Nourishing my heart and soul. Returning me to the magic that's always available.
✨ 𝗧𝗛𝗜𝗦 is why I am here. ✨
"Not knowing" is medicine that drops us into our hearts. Into connection with nature, with ourselves, and with others.
We all want to know what's coming. We think there's safety in knowing. If we know what's going to happen, we can plan for it. We do this unconsciously.
The truth is 𝗔𝗟𝗪𝗔𝗬𝗦 - we don't know.
This life is mysterious and ever-changing. This is what makes it so exciting!
If we knew everything, imagine how boring it would be.
We'd lose our inspiration and creativity.
We'd lose our capability to learn and grow.
We'd lose the joy of being alive and free!
But we get caught in the loop of thinking we have to know. And we have to know 𝗡𝗢𝗪. Instead of letting go. Instead of trusting the magnificent unfolding. And we lose all the magic.
Plant medicines are incredible teachers for this as they have the power to strip us of our knowing - entirely. They open us back up to the infinite magic. We see new perspectives of the past, new possibilities for the future, and new ways of interpreting our realities.
With the help of some plants, we learn the secrets of life, the mysteries of the universe, and how we've been living from such a limited perceptive.
They show us how much we've been missing in life.
It's incredibly beautiful (and a relief) to wake up to discover that the intelligence of the universe is so much greater, and more compassionate, that any of us would have ever imagined.
She always has our back, encouraging us to step forward into our unique magic.
Plants offer us a gift - a portal to unlock our minds so we get to experience this magic. Not think about it, read about it, hear about it. But we get to experience it. In real time. And this experience changes everything.
We get to experience that we are part of the universe. We are not separate. We are part of the magic that underlies everything. And we "𝗞𝗡𝗢𝗪" this in our hearts.
The truth is we are co-creating this reality every moment. Our magic with the magic of the universe. But we have to let go of our habit of trying to know how it's all going to play out.
⚡ So, how do we let go of our need to know?
⚡ How do we tap into this co-creative magical energy everyday?
⚡ How can we connect with the plants and their gifts as we live our lives?
I believe that once this portal has been opened, it's up to us to step into it and let go of needing to know. Because this is where our soul's path is. This is where our highest potential is waiting for us.
✨ 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗠𝗔𝗚𝗜𝗖. ✨
Want to explore more? Join me 𝗧𝗢𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗥𝗢𝗪, Tuesday 9/27 for a free class!
"𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗲: 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗶𝘀𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗘𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗱𝗮𝘆."
We will dive into how to bring this magic into life here and now. And you'll get a taste of what it's like to work with me! Register HERE!
Do you know those special moments where everything drops away?
You aren't caught up in your to-do list; your aren't scrambling from one thing to the next; you aren't swept away in anxiety or frustration or a well of grief.
You are simply present. You have arrived in the moment. All of you is here.
Nothing else exists in the world. You feel a reverence and humility for life.
You find yourself in these moments out in nature, in deep conversation with a friend, in the middle of the night, in meditation.
You find yourself here with plant medicines, in ceremonies, or simply connecting with plant spirits. Plants, in their purity, without interference of the mind, help show the way.
Plants guide us to release our minds, and to experience what is beyond the everyday. They take us on a journey to remind us of the beauty and preciousness of life.
We are not what we think we are. Life is not what we think it is.
We remember this beauty, but then we quickly forget. We get back to our computers, our desks, our chores and it seems long ago, like in a different world.
What would change if you knew how to tap into that type of remembering?
What if you were able to drop into beauty and presence everyday?
When we see the world from here, we have more capacity.
We can handle the ups and downs with more ease and grace.
We can consciously choose how we respond to the world. In our words, thoughts, emotions and actions. We respond in service to healing ourselves, others and our world. We uplift and transform energies rather than responding in ways that perpetuate unhealthy behaviors.
We can recognize more clearly our soul's paths, our calling, and our innate creativity. We trust ourselves to take steps in alignment with them.
We can connect with the plants - open to receive their wisdom and guidance - everyday.
In this space, we have access to perceiving the energy of life. We aren't bound and limited by our thoughts.
Dropping into to these moments is possible for all of us, with or without plant medicines. Everyday.
Sometimes we just need a reminder in how to find it and cultivate it, so it grows, bringing us more capacity in life.
This is why I’m offering a free class to share my favorite ways to tap into this magic anytime.
Join me on September 27 for 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝘼𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙚: 𝙊𝙥𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙈𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 & 𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙘 𝙀𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮. Sign up HERE.
Would love to have you!
I love the sunlight this time of year. Yesterday, I went on a hike as the sun was setting, and arrived back to my car as just as night fell.
Hiking, I dropped in to feel this shift, this time of the Fall Equinox - the balance point between light and dark.
What's opening in me? What's releasing?
I'm working with tumeric - who is a great teacher of balancing inner and outer worlds. Of clearing out old patterns, and opening to discover what's true for me now. She brings a beautiful healing light that holds the space for the shadows to emerge and be returned back into light.
As part of a class I'm in right now, we went on a journey internally yesterday. In this journey, I entered a temple, one made of sandstone, somewhere out in the desert. It's a temple I've been to before many times, not in this life, but one I know in my heart. Incredible sunlight and shadows danced across the walls and floor. A large bowl of water sat on the altar, just below ancient carvings etched in the sandstone walls.
A divine presence channelled through the temple. My vessel graciously welcomed it. The presence filled the temple, offering warmth, love and grace. As I opened to receive it, it highlighted the places I'm still holding back, the energies that are still not allowing me to fully receive and embody. The places I don't trust myself, for fear of being seen and obliterated. The places I hold myself small, as not deserving of such beauty.
The energies which are being cleared now - are both personal in this life and ancient from lifetimes ago. It's takes an awareness to allow these to arise into my consciousess, often times in chaotic flashes, and gently untangle them, so they can release their grasp and influence on my present reality.
There's a light pushing through my cells, guiding the release. What is emerging is - a bright hope, a joy and a deep knowing that this path I'm on is exactly perfect. A deep trust of myself and the unfolding. A reclamation of what always was, but was forgotten.
No matter what, I can navigate. I am navigating it all perfectly.
I embrace the fullness of life - the challenges as lessons, the struggles as paths of transformation. To become a vessel for more.
The immense beauty in all of it humbles me. My heart settles deeper. My heart's desires, my heart's knowing - they are threads pulling me through the illusions, keeping me on my true path.
Feeling gratitude for the opportunity to drop in deeply on this Equinox.
Gratitude for the support and guidance of tumeric, offering her effervescent healing light.
Gratitude for those in my life near and far in time and space that are close in my heart, and my teachers.
And I welcome the shift that is taking us into winter, with gratitude, love and humility.
Fall is my favorite time of year.
I love the warmth, the light and shadows, the colors, and nourishing times with friends and family.
There's a magic in the Fall Equinox, as we honor the season of harvest and begin our slow decent into the depths of winter.
A remembering of the beauty and essence of life, gratitude for all that we've been through & learned through the summer.
When we slow down to welcome this time of year, it rejuvenates us at the deepest levels of our heart and soul.
It connects us to what is truly important. And we release what we no longer need to carry with us.
I'm welcoming this beautiful plant teacher today. Opening a sacred container to honor this time of year, myself, and life.
Tumeric is an ancient medicine that has an incredible depth and transmission.
She purifies and harmonizes the energy field, so that it is balance, and we can harness our energy for what matters.
She brings renewal to the depths of our being - entering into our cells to detoxify and renew the body-mind-spirit.
This plant takes us on the journey of death and rebirth.
Composting the attachments, patterns, beliefs and emotions that are not serving us.
Offering nourishing light to heal our deepest wounds.
Reminding us to remember our vibrancy, our frequency, our own transmissions - above all.
We are nourished, whole, and bathed in gratitude and love.
From here everything changes.
We have a journey starting October 19 with this golden god/dess we call tumeric.
If you want to open an intimate relationship with this plant teacher and to meet yourself on deeper levels, join us. Read more HERE, and message me with any questions.
Wishing you the most nourishing fall!
As a teenager, I mastered the look of being a "good" girl, but I had a rich inner world - and explored it in art, music, plant medicines and nature. But I was quickly taught that I had to choose a different path, something more practical, like math or science, to be "successful." So I kept my inner world quiet. Choosing instead to be "smart" and "nice."
But this rich inner world was where I was most alive.
I went on to work a normal job in the city, like people did. (As an engineer of all things! But with the intention of being in service to nature - as an environmental engineer.)
Until, the creative adventurous one inside couldn't take it anymore. She broke out.
I quit my job and landed in the Amazon - deep in the world of plant medicines.
The one I'd locked up, unconsciously, to fit into society, was beyond ECSTATIC. She was finally FREE. And she was having the time of her life adventuring in the jungle and travelling to the outer reaches of consciousness.
It was absolutely fantastic, and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. It also hit home, in that it connected me deeply to the Earth and her wisdom, the feminine, the mysterious, and the raw wild aliveness that the world seemed to tell me to shut down.
Eventually, I realized I couldn't live in the jungle forever and that I had to return. I had to leave the journey of a lifetime...to return to what exactly? And why?
Unbeknownst to me, my soul had a plan. I'd learned so much about who I was and who I was not. Six years of this deep dive was simply a drop in the bucket, and the human me would have kept going. (But honestly, I needed to ground and integrate at the deepest levels).
The time had come to return and bring who I was back into the world. My path was not to live out in the jungle the rest of my life.
A healer in India (another adventure that fed my heart and soul) kindly delivered the message to me - "You are not meant to be a 'shaman' in the jungle." At the time, I couldn't receive the message as I was completely immersed in the depths of the plant world. But in time, I discovered she was right. I had another place in this world.
Coming back, there was no way I could return to life as normal. I cringed to think the societal constructs I had left behind were still alive and thriving and waiting for me.
I was between worlds - the one I'd left behind and the one I'd been free and unchained.
How in the world am I going to do this?
"This is your path" the plants whispered.
"This is will never work" I said.
"Yes it will. Trust yourself. You have to bridge these worlds. Get creative. Bring what you learned back into this world" my soul answered back.
Thus, the journey of finding my own way back began. Like fumbling in the dark, stammering through the jungle. Not a light or a path in sight.
I had learned to follow the plants, to deeply trust them and ultimately myself, into other dimensions, past traumas, and uncomfortable truths- so why not do so in this dimension too? Was it really that much different?
Thankfully a few mentors helped me navigate my own way...but none of them had the experiences I had just had. They were incredible support, but it was ultimately up to me to find the way.
The decisions, the choices, which direction to go. What to reject, what to embody. What do I need, what can I leave behind. How to listen to myself, the divine and my plant teachers. The lessons poured in.
Everything had to be aligned with my soul. My spirit. The Earth. The plants. There was no other way. In all this, I learned what TRUST YOURSELF really meant.
It meant discovering where the wisdom of the plants meets our modern world meets my own soul calling.
It meant tuning in and listening at the deepest levels.
It meant commitment and dedication.
And it meant owning my path, by choosing my own navigation system over and over again.
This deep soul-level journey is what Plant Spirit Calling is about. Plant Spirit Calling is a 6-month mentorship - combining the wisdom of the plants and developing your own energetic/shamanic awareness - that guides you to TRUST YOURSELF undeniably in your unique medicine for this world.
Imagine that you get to:
࿓ Express your creativity in a way that nourishes the deepest parts of you.
࿓ Courageously follow the guidance of your soul and beloved plant teachers to align your life & work with your soul's unique path.
࿓ Integrate the wisdom of the plants into everything you do.
࿓ Feel confident in your ability to navigate anything that comes your way.
࿓ Feel confident to expand into unknown territory, creating a life that only you in your unique wisdom can create.
This is why you are here. Is it time to follow the call?
Schedule an Initial Consultation to find out!
I had a potent conversation with friend and energy healer Kate Powell about plant medicines, healing and shifting our personal and collective worlds!
Check out "Plant Teachers and Being More Human."
Listen HERE! Or Watch on Spotify or Youtube!
We dove into...
𓆸 How plant medicines bring us into our human alignment
𓆸 Our cultural disconnection with nature and ourselves
𓆸 How our consciousness, the setting, & our cultural worldview informs our experiences with plants
𓆸 How we re-orient ourselves back into the world in integration
𓆸 How plants continue working and teaching us in integration
𓆸 How the idea of needing "more and more" medicines is perpetuating our consumerist mindset
𓆸 Listening to our own internal navigation system
𓆸 The courage it takes to follow new pathways
𓆸 How to check our integrity and intentions for working with plants
I always stop here on the Arkansas River in Kansas. It's become a place that holds the energy of my paternal roots for me. My grandparents, my father as a little boy and his brother, lived here in the 1940-50s. I never got to know my grandparents fully, as they passed on when I was young.
Walking along this river, I allow time and space to open. In order to connect to my paternal lineage, to the water and the land. To tap deeper into the ancient stories held here for millenia. To feel my roots as if they were alive, growing in these soils. To feel my grandparents as if they too were walking along the river, or working on the farm. To call to them and to listen.
I offer gratitude and pray for guidance and strength. I tap into what I carry ancestrally that is ready to be released. That which they had carried, and I now carry, that is no longer needed.
We all carry the imprints of our ancestors, whether we feel them or not. They live in our blood, our bones, our DNA. Their memories, emotions, traumas, hardships and strengths are carried for generations and impact our lives. To tend to these roots is incredibly healing for our lives and emanates through time.
My lineages on both sides have appeared in ceremonies and dietas. They are there when I'm in prayer, or connecting to the land, always offering their kind and undying support, showing me my path of healing and growth.
We are not separate beings here in this life. Honoring our own lineages, we root ourselves in our unique place on Earth. Knowing that we carry something from beyond through time.
We are deeply nourished and grounded. And we build our present lives in alignment with our highest vision, by honoring and healing the past.
Ancestral work is a dimension of my private work with people. In both Shamanic Energy Healing and Plant Medicine Mentoring + Integration Sessions, we heal and reconnect to the past.
This is the last week to sign up before rates increase this fall.
May we all be supported by our roots. We are much stronger and more supported than we know.
Protectress of Mother Earth, Intuitive, Shamanic Energy Medicine, Sacred Plant Medicine Integration, Soul Adventurer