Beltane Brightness to you!

May 1st falls midway between Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice, it’s a quarter day in the Celtic calendar and is celebrated with the festival of Beltane, however it has other names in different parts of Europe (for example Walpurgis nacht in Germany) and is celebrated in much the same way. It’s seen as a gateway,…

Growing down

There’s a marvelous power in feeling rooted: a delicious upsurge of creative energy, a sense of self-authority, an expansiveness. I believe we miss ~ somewhere in our deepest psyche ~ being trees. I think we’re also confused about the idea of being rooted. I don’t think it means necessarily that we have to live in…

Man oh man

Peperomia pellucida, man oh man or lingua de sapo here, is a small, shallow rooted, succulent leafed and stemmed herb which likes shady, moist spots. It stands about 10 inches high, though can vary between 6 to 15 inches.  The stem is a light yellow green, smooth and round in shape, juicy and a little…

Putting it all together

Feeling overwhelmed? So many thoughts pulling in different directions . . . Having a solid foundation, feeling rooted, deeply rooted into place helps stabilise us. A good working knowledge of plant medicine helps ground us. A sense of our bodies and the space we inhabit allows us to stand strong. Story, and our ability to…