Today is one of the most hopeful days of the year for me: the Spring Equinox. The ever-warming sun will shine equally with the cool moonlit night. Balance is the theme of this day. Long dark nights no longer dominate as the delicate rays of sun return. Are we ready to come out of hibernation?
The Earth beckons us to gather what energy we have reserved to spring forth! As soon as this soggy blanket of snow and ice is melted, I dare say we might see a crocus or daffodil shoot. Buds are filling with potential energy preparing to blossom. Sap is running through the trees. Now is the time for planning, preparing, and putting our winter dreams to practice. What do you want to manifest in your life? What can you let melt away with the snow envisioning it flowing down the swelling river?
Spring is the time for planting our seeds of intention. One of my intentions is to LAUGH and be JOYFUL as much as possible! Another intention of mine is to be a Clinical Herbalist. For the past 6 years I have been growing, wild-crafting, and processing medicinal plants. I can now create custom blended tinctures for people based on looking at the “whole person” through the lens of Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine. For the next few months, I am offering 90-minute consultations for free or trade. I will graduate from the Clearpath School of Herbal Medicine in the Fall of 2014.
This blog will serve not only as an online journal, but also a place to find information about Food as Medicine, Herbal Remedies, and Seasonal Lifestyle Choices. I intend to post bi-weekly about specific plants and their uses. I intend to share my wisdom and knowledge of the plant world with you all in hopes of it finding a place in your daily practices. In my worldview, health is wealth. And there are so many plant allies out there waiting for us to conspire with them!
Happy Spring, Everyone!