Medicine of these times
The last couple of weeks have been intense. Anyone else feeling it?
Sudden endings - the death of my grandmother, the heartbreak of relationships, and life dishing out unexpected twists of fate - all leave me with little to hold onto.
I get to see where I'm holding on to things that don't serve me anymore. That I have to let go in order for something new to be born. I'm thrown into the unknown on so many levels.
I know the intensity of these times is bringing the deepest transformation. This is the medicine. The best medicine.
I've been incredibly grateful for the medicine of 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰. (Yes, that golden yellow spice you have in your cupboard!) Turmeric isn't understood as a plant medicine - as a teacher of immense wisdom and healing. But she is.
She came through a few months ago, asking me to work with her (again) and share her medicine with others. 𝗡𝗢𝗪. This is some of the most potent times of transformation we've had. One of the gifts of turmeric is that she guides you through 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗵, 𝗿𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.
How could any of us want to remain stuck in life? In places that keep us small, don't nourish and feed us, and we aren't living our fullness?
The quote from Anais Nin rings in my ears - “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” At some point - we just have to take the leap.
We have to go through the whole thing. To step out of the fear of painful endings, often filled with all the emotions of letting go - heartbreak, grief, and sadness. It's only from here can we start to understand the wisdom from beyond, the flow of life, nudging us to grow out of our comfort zone.
Turmeric has a powerful bright light. The ancients recognized her as this - using her to purify the energy field and detox the body on the deepest levels. In this light, we feel safe and held - so much so, that we can step out of our comfort zones. We can leave the safety of what we are clinging to, and step courageously into the unknown.
What begins to emerge and take shape is something incredible. The process of transforming, of rebirth - the beauty, awe, gratitude, and reverence for being alive and having the courage to walk through the fire.
Because what's on the other side - 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙙𝙤𝙢, 𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙨𝙤𝙪𝙡'𝙨 𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙝 - is 100% worth the transformation.
You can join us on a magical journey with turmeric! 𝗜𝗹𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱: 𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗮 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰 starts next week. Includes all materials, instructions, recipes, 1:1 energetic alignment, and the power of a group of courageous humans in the midst of deep transformation.
Here's to navigating these transformative times!
No matter what, I trust myself.
No matter what, I trust myself.
No matter what, I love myself.
No matter what, I hold my vision.
No matter what, I honor my deepest truth.
I will not abandon myself to expectations of the outside world.
I will not numb myself to distractions.
I will not override myself to please others, to fit in, to feel like I belong or to feel loved.
I will not sabotage my power, my light, and my joy... anymore.
Many of us are victims to our own selves - We abandon ourselves.
We do it unconsciously, in order to get something we think we want.
It's so sneaky. All the places our shadows look outside for answers. For validation.
We hide parts of ourselves- those parts that we fear won't be accepted, welcomed and loved by the outside world.
In reality, these parts aren't accepted, welcomed and loved by US. We cut them off and deny them expression. We lock them in a dungeon, hoping they will disappear.
It's a great disservice to our own growth, evolution and fulfillment.
The challenging emotions - heartbreak, pain, anger, grief - are suppressed deep in our bodies. Our bodies become a reservoir of experiences that we simply can't process.
We instead choose to distract ourselves. We self-medicate with quick fixes - food, sugar, alcohol, mind-altering substances, overworking, and toxic relationships.
We don't recognize and honor our own boundaries. We let others overstep, drain our energy, deflate our light, and steal our power. And we do it to ourselves.
What if instead you learned to sit with yourself in the deepest places?
What if you learned to heal yourself and free yourself of the challenging emotions?
What if you stood by the deepest parts of yourself, no matter what?
We as a society don't know how to be there for ourselves. We think something outside is coming to save us. We give our power away externally to the people and systems that let us down over and over again.
You have to relearn how to be your own best friend, your own healer, your own trusted advisor. Step by step, moment by moment. It's up to you, no one else can do it for you. You can have support - friends, therapists, healers, plant medicines - but ultimately, you are responsible for your own healing.
You have to choose to welcome yourself in the tender, painful and vulnerable places.
Even when the world says, "Get yourself together. Move on. Be happy."
Deep down you know that this is toxic.
There comes a time, when you will no longer stuff the precious parts of yourself down. You know these parts of you are keys to unlocking something beautiful, something meaningful, something that is dying to be alive in this world.
Each time you choose to be with that tender one, they learn to trust you. While the world doesn't welcome them, YOU are welcoming them. They see you as the one to rely on, the one who protects; the one who knows how nourish your heart and soul.
If you can learn to see and hold that tender one, and not override them- something magical opens.
Infinite possibility. Creativity. Love. Compassion. These emerge from the depths of your being.
A magnificent vibration emanates from within you.
You welcome yourself home. Nourishment at the deepest level.
YOU get to choose to break the cycle. To stay with yourself. To heal. To reclaim your deepest gifts.
This week, you can join me in diving deep into healing these parts of yourself. We are going to work with an incredibly loving plant teacher - turmeric. A teacher who can show you where you are abandoning yourself and giving your power away.
One who opens your body to release old emotions, while holding beautiful compassionate sacred space. One who brings you into inner union and harmony, so you can break through into taking radical responsibility for yourself, trusting yourself above all.
See the link in my BIO for more. 𝗜𝗹𝗹𝘂𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱: 𝗦𝗼𝗳𝘁 𝗗𝗶𝗲𝘁𝗮 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰 begins Wednesday, October 19. I'm also accepting 1:1 clients, if you are ready to dive into deep healing work right now, and could use highly focused attention in a private sacred container.
Sacred Containers with Plants
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗱𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮 𝘀𝗮𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀?
"I wish I had the time to be more connected with spirit." This is something I hear a lot.
As if spirit was an old friend who they've lost contact with, and they just don't know how to reach out again.
It's unbelievable how simple it can be to reconnect to spirit, to the magic that lives within everything and feeds us and nourishes us.
What's not simple is figuring out how to do it in the busy-ness and complexity of life.
This is one reason why I offer a sacred container to work with plants - in a "soft diet."
Plants offer a portal - a direct connection - back to the deepest parts of yourself, to spirit, and to the pulse of Mother Earth.
These "diets" are guided sacred containers, where I support you in your work with the plant to unearth and reconnect to your heart and soul, your purpose and your prayer. I guide you to create a container in your life, even amidst the busy-ness, where you can listen, learn and heal.
A diet reconnects you to spirit in new and profound ways.
You are again nourished from the stream of energy that underlies everything.
When you lose contact with this deep reservoir of energy, you can fall in to depression, anxiety, overwhelm or simply lose heart. Even at low manageable levels in the background, these ultimately drain your energy.
In a diet, you reclaim this connection to spirit and you can harness this well of energy to put towards whatever it is that you want to create or experience in your life.
So how is this different than taking herbs everyday in a tincture, capsule or as a tea?
You can of course do this! This is herbal medicine practice to help address physical and emotional challenges. For example, turmeric (an incredible plant medicine) is often taken to help those with arthritis or joint pain, diabetes, or viral infections. Turmeric supplements also often help with depression.
This is wonderful for your health, and yet you can miss a deeper spiritual & emotional healing that is available.
All plants have an energetic signature, a spirit, with wisdom that can guide you on deep transformation.
But only if you are open to welcoming and receiving it.
Turmeric has been known for thousands of years for its spiritual properties - purification, protection, blessings, and harmonization. When you create a container for the plant to teach you on those levels, you receive so much more than the physical benefits.
You are rejuvenated on the level of spirit, and you reconnect to your own spiritual essence. You free yourself of deep-rooted emotions, stories, and patterns. And you create an intimate relationship with a plant spirit - one that will continue to support and guide you in your life. A new friend who is always there.
I'm sharing more on these sacred containers with plant, and specifically with turmeric, in a FREE CLASS next week! Join me Tuesday, October 11 for "𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗻 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲: 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝗴𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗧𝘂𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗰." Register HERE!
That bright light within
✨ 𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕓𝕣𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕝𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟. ✨
I believe we all have inside an incredible reservoir of light and joy. There's a part of us that is happy and excited to be alive. No matter what.
Our child-selves within each of us - they remember this essence; they 𝙚𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙚 it.
If you watch children, you can see them shreeking in delight on the playground, or their excitement while telling a story from deep within their creative imaginations.
We often lose contact with these parts of ourselves - with our 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩. Stress, anxiety, depression, life challenges, overworking, loneliness, grief - all come in and cover up our light.
We unconsciously do this to protect the creative parts of ourselves that don't feel safe or loved in the world, or to try to belong in a world that doesn't welcome or understand our unique light.
Over the past couple of years, I've been working with an ancient plant teacher that's an incredible guide to rediscovering this light living deep within. This teacher is tumeric - with a magnificent color that you san sense is 𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙪𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 & 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜.
✨ Tumeric uplifts and cleans the energy within our cellular body, reminding us we have 𝙥𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 to use for whatever our creativity desires.
✨ Tumeric holds us and baths us in her own light. So that the emotions and memories of why we hid our light up in the first place can resurface and be transformed.
✨ She's a powerful healer who rejuvenates our body-mind-spirit. As medicine, she detoxifies our blood, supports our immunity, and uplifts our moods.
When we are fully supported, our natural tendency is to 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚.
It's always here; and if we reconnect to it, we transform ourselves and the world around us.
✨ I have a group forming to go on a journey with this ancient medicine. In a sacred container, we will develop an intimate relationship with tumeric; and learn how she can help us release our shadows & reclaim our light.
We start October 19. Check it out HERE, and DM me for more info!
Protectress of Mother Earth, Intuitive, Shamanic Energy Medicine, Sacred Plant Medicine Integration, Soul Adventurer