Earth Medicine, Herbalism

Flower Essences for your Home Apothecary

    When you are making flower essences for stocking your home apothecary, you will be working with local plants. This is a great way to get acquainted with your local flora, and to learn their properties. You can stock your home apothecary with essences that support your emotional state or underlying conditions or simply… Continue reading Flower Essences for your Home Apothecary

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Alternative & Holistic Health, Earth Medicine

Create a Flower Essence

Flower essences are a wonderful way to bring the healing power of local plants to you all year around. They contain the essential subtle DNA / energetic print of the flower and can be used for homeopathic healing of all kinds: emotional and spirit. I carry one of the well-known commercial flower essences with me… Continue reading Create a Flower Essence

Earth Medicine, Environment, Sacred Land

Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

I love how so many cultures celebrate Spring and New Year in their religious and spiritual holidays. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, and who follow the Wheel of the Year, will be celebrating Imbolc around February 1st. This holiday marked the first of three Spring celebrations in the Celtic Wheel of the Year:… Continue reading Tu B’Shevat: New Year for the Trees

Celtic Celebrations, Crone Wisdom, Earth Medicine, Solstice, Wheel of the Year

12 Days of Solstice: Winter Wisdom

As I was writing the previous post about the Wisdom of the Crone and the Winter goddess An Cailleach, I came across this beautiful poem by Joyce Rudd on what is for me the true essence of Winter Solstice . . . the deep reflection of Winter, our connection to its stillness, the solace and rest… Continue reading 12 Days of Solstice: Winter Wisdom

Ancestors, Earth Medicine, Moonday Musings, Wheel of the Year

MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.” — Thich Nhat Hanh As we in the Northern Hemisphere approach… Continue reading MoonDay Musings: Ancestors

Earth Medicine, Mother Earth, Wheel of the Year

Creating Relationship with Mama Earth

My relationship with Mama Earth is the foundation of my spiritual practice and is ever-changing as I align with her seasonal energies, and as we support each other in different ways throughout the seasons. If you don't yet have a relationship with her, my suggestion for your first steps is simple: raise your awareness to… Continue reading Creating Relationship with Mama Earth

Alternative & Holistic Health, Earth Medicine, Hedgewitch, Herbalism, Litha

Celebrating the Elder Tree

Each month, new header images are selected for this blog to reflect the activity and changes of Mama Earth around us. Today I honour the Elder tree (Sambucus nigra), which blossoms in many locations from late June into late July. Elder is a powerful tree, considered magical and holy by many cultures, as a source… Continue reading Celebrating the Elder Tree