If you've been following along with me, you'll know that my relationship with plants - medicinal, entheogenic, house, vegetable, and otherwise - is a huge piece of how I connect with the natural world and heal.
As a quote from Rosita Arvigo shares,
"A healer without plants is like a mechanic without tools."
I love this quote because it shares just how important nature is for our healing. Plants specifically are abundant and limitless in the ways they assist our bodies and spirits to heal.
So, Let's talk about plants!
The term Plant Ally gets thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean?
Plant Allies are plants that you’ve created a close relationship with. In much the same way we create relationships with human beings, we also create relationships with the sentient beings in nature.
If you’ve ever worked with entheogenic plants in a ceremonial context, such as Ayahuasca, San Pedro, or even Psilocybin, you likely know this in your cells and bones.
And if you haven’t worked with these more audible plants, you may understand this intelligence through how you simply feel better after spending time in nature, or after sitting at the base of a tree or lying on the earth.
You may even notice how you feel calm after inhaling the scent of lavender, or more alert after breathing in the smell of peppermint or coffee.
These ways of communication between you and nature, you and the plants, are how our bodies and plants connect and communicate.
While these methods of communication fall outside of your ability to speak and logical awareness, they're interacting with your body’s wisdom and spiritual intelligence through your five senses just the same.
One of the most beautiful ways to cultivate kinship with plants is to find one that calls to you and work with it over a period of time.
🌱 Grow it in your garden
🌱 Make medicine or food with it (if possible)
🌱 Burn it as a blessing herb
🌱 Diffuse its essence in your living space
🌱 Meditate or sit with it
𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 (𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝) 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐈𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝. 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐮𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲, 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐲𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐬. 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐧𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬.
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