The Little Deaths In Life

Originally posted on Contemporary Shaman:
The shamanic path is sprinkled with what is referred to as ‘Little Deaths’. In traditional shamanism this would come by taking a plant medicine like Ayauasca named “ The Little Death”. This is due to going through an initiated rebirth of sorts where you transform, transcend and release. However even…

Coming Out

As an officially enrolled student in a Green Spirit Master Herbalist program my assignments often include reflecting upon my spirituality and beliefs.  Of course, step two is to write it down for submission.  I am blessed to have a husband that is capable of professional proof-reading and is amazingly willing to read nearly everything I … More Coming Out

What do I need?

As a herbalist student I have been asked to answer the ultimate question, what do I need?  Not as in what do I need to get through this day, to get through this coursework or even to get through this season, but what do I need from the universe.  Not what I want, but what … More What do I need?

Why On Earth Would You Want To Be A Herbalist?

As I embark on my quest to become a certified herbalist I find myself asking, why?  I have always had an interest in plant medicine and nutrition.  My personal experience with dietary changes dramatically reducing my pain levels and improving my health have fueled my passion for promoting wellness through a plant-based diet.  Our gut … More Why On Earth Would You Want To Be A Herbalist?