As my basket fills with fruits from the land, my heart swells and slowly weeps the tears of humble gratitude for the deep nourishment continually offered from this Earth. . . I spent the holy day of Mabon, the Equinox, with my momma harvesting the rainbow colors and flavors that are dripping from the boughs in our orchards & gardens. Honoring the abundance and fertility of the land as she's ripened into delicious sweetness. . The day was full of so much beauty as I got to be with my mothers - the very one who gave me life, who brought me into this world and who brought me up in these ways of living close to the land - and also the mother Gaia who continues to feed me and nourish me with her life giving generosity. . . It reminded me of my roots - remembering all of the years in my childhood that our family would be out together picking fruit and gathering the harvest of the land we tended. Growing up gutting salmon & picking buckets of blackberries wove me deeply into a never ending relationship with life - with the elements & lands & oceans, with the beloved plant & animal relatives & all of the intricate aspects of the heartbeat that keeps us all alive. . . I wish this for everyone & believe this closeness of connection with the earth & our food is absolutely necessary for life to continue on this planet. And then being out in the orchard with my mom yesterday, I saw that the way I'm living is a direct prayer & dream that she & my dad held for us, for the earth & the coming generations. They intentionally tried to grow food & raise us in nature to plant that seed of meaningful connection with the world that would grow beyond our own lives. A ripple that would continue out into the generations, reclaiming an old way of living in partnership with the Earth. It hasn't skipped a generation yet, but it almost slipped away in the excitement of modern food and convenience. My grandma was raised completely off grid on a small homestead where they raised their own food & worked hard to survive. It's that spirit of my family & the hope of the future that moves me to plant & harvest & sow more seeds for resilience, life & beauty to flourish for the future generations.
Plant knowledge is your ancestral right. . . You are the product of billions who came before you in your direct ancestral line, and you would not exist today if your ancestors weren't deeply connected to the medicine ways of the earth. . You are proof of their wisdom, which still lives inside you, deep in your marrow, waiting to be activated. No one needs to give you permission to reclaim your ancestral knowing. . It is already yours. . . . -Amber Magnolia Hill 🌿🌲@aquarian_dawn
I N I T I A T I O N . through Spagyric Medicines 🌿🔥💧 . . A core premise of alchemically prepared medicines is not just rejuvenation of the physical body, but also a purification and revitalization of the human psyche and spirit. Through this deeper level of healing spagyric medicines provide, they are said to contain an initiatic virtue, meaning that they are initiating us into a higher level of consciousness, self-awareness, and integration with the patterns of nature and the cosmos. . . . . Listen to the full episode at our podcast . 🌿The Plant Path 🌿 . which you can find through the link in our profile ✨🙌🏽✨ . . . Btw, this photo was taken in our Alchemical laboratory @organic_unity of a Lavender essential oil distillation for the preparation of a Spagyric Essence ⚗️ Want to know what all of that means? Stay tuned for our upcoming free sessions on Herbal Alchemy ✨🌿⚡️
M A G I C + M E D I C I N E . . There's a reason we're feeling the pull towards the mystical realms of medicine making & healing at this time - because it's needed deeply in the world right now. The blinders that have been cutting us off from real life are coming off & now we're seeing the true magic revealed. . Within your bones, you may feel it too - the aching hunger that can only be remedied by reclaiming your calling to be a healer, an herbalist - to do your part to mend the wounds within many - to be a midwife for the new life that is budding from the fractured heart of our culture 💫 A calling, like that ancient song that reverberates throughout you, calling you home to your place in this world, calling you forward to gather the medicines & be the instrument the plants need to move out into the world to do their work. . . You may have felt that calling too, but like me - maybe you've not known where to begin. That's how I felt too - I had wanted to learn from the old ones, from a lineage rooted in the wisdom of the earth, preserved & protected through the ages - but had no clue where to find this, for so much of our ancestral healing knowledge has been lost. Then what came through seeking a path of initiation into plant medicine + magic was Alchemy 🔥not a fanciful new age philosophy, but an ancient and intact system of medicine, magic, science & spirituality. . . And now, with this new moon we're planting a seed that'll be growing throughout this moon cycle. We'll soon be sharing a new offering with you - a blueprint for creating powerful plant medicines that harness the forces of nature. . We'll be sharing the lineage of Alchemy + Herbalism we've been practicing & studying over the past decade. And we'll be unearthing the Alchemical practices & principals that will take your whole work with plants + magic to new realms of potency & meaning. . . These free sessions on Herbal Alchemy will be coming out this next month, so keep your eyes open for these precious teachings we'll be passing on. ✨🌿⚡️⚗️💦🔥
. L U N A R . H E R B A L . M E D I C I N E S . 🌑🌘🌗🌖🌕🌔🌓🌒🌑 . . On this New Moon, we're sharing and celebrating a new podcast all about the wild and mystical world of Moon medicines 🌿🌙 Silvery Leaves: A Lunar Materia Medica . From anti-spasmodics and nervines, to demulcents and dreaming plants, our lunar materia medica is a critical category of herbal remedies to understand in our excessively stressed, outgoing and yin deficient culture. . . In this podcast, you'll learn specific signatures, herbal actions, tastes, energetics and organ affinities of plants ruled by the Moon, along with in-depth discussions of our favorite lunar plants. Learn how to incorporate some of these important remedies to balance your constitution and strengthen the lunar aspect of the astral body. . . We'll also discuss how the Moon can be used for the timing of your harvesting and extraction of plants based on the western alchemical tradition. . . . Join in on the magic over at our podcast The Plant Path through the link in our profile to listen to this episode Silvery Leaves: A Lunar Materia Medica ✨🌙🌿💧💎 . . .
And then you're introduced to a kindred soul over the murky channels of social media and it shifts everything. Listening to The Plant Path Podcast is like hearing aloud the things I've only ever thought in my dreams and the in between places of life. Very excited and endlessly grateful. ❤️ @evolutionary_herbalism If your feet long to tread the plant path, I highly recommend their material!! And so much is offered at low or no cost. The spirit is lovely and the information is Incredible. . #Repost @motherbearherbals bringing a good feeling into my morning with such kind words about our podcast 💛 . . . If you haven't been listening yet to all of the free herbal classes up on our podcast, The Plant Path, head over there to listen & subscribe through the link in our profile (or through searching The Plant Path in your iTunes) ✨🌿✨ If you love it, don't be shy to write a review and let us know you're diggin it 💚
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when you've got goals to have a larder like Bilbo Baggins, you'd better get busy pickin' & preservin' 💙 #hobbitslife
what happens when you take a walk around here 🌈🍏