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Getting Back to Nature
It is a new week. I am grateful that you are reading this post. I am so happy to share my passion of herbs and the art of life with you!
A lot is happening in the our household right now. I am constantly trying to make sure that I am aligning my life with my life goal. My goal or mission statement is: "I want to inspire millions of people worldwide to restore, mind, body and spirit with herbs, art and nature."
I love this quote from Paul Harrison in a paper written on the Native American Indians. "The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too. So he kept his youth close to its softening influence."
I am sad at the state of affairs in the world. The many many efforts to bring us into a technological future of science-based everything. Rather than focus on the "evils" of the world and what evil men are doing, I need to stay focused on the beauty and the hope in the world.
I do not think that the above quote could be better stated. A true journey of healing, requires a reconnection to the earth and plants, and elements that make up our glorious planet. I do not think healing is separate from nature. It is nature. Our bodies will eventually fail and there is no amount of herbs or chemical medicine that can stop that inevitability. Our spirit/ soul lives on and I do believe our spirit the condition of our spirit has an unbreakable tie to how we treat our fellow human beings and other life on earth- including plants and animals. "A lack of respect or growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans, too..."
This all brings me back to my belief that healing is found in the respect, the notice, the care of the living plants and animals in our own personal environment. Where ever you are, you have plants growing. They are so tenacious and unstoppable. A sidewalk, a pavement, a roadside, all gives way to the growth of plants. Trees are amazing, just walk around the edges of your yard and notice. I am amazed at where I see little trees blooming. Their seeds fall and sprout just about anywhere.
The earth is teeming with plants and seeds that can be guided and grown into lovely medicine to heal and refresh the mind, body and spirit.
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