The Story of the Land herb story
Hi there,You haven't heard much from me for the last 6 weeks or so because I've been hard at work teaching my first ever online herb class.I'll be honest, it was pretty strange for me at first. It's a lot different teaching a virtual group than teaching to a room full of curious faces. But I'm delighted to report that a good time was had by all :)It went so well, in fact, that I've decided to include the recordings and handouts as part of my next Herbal Remedy Sale. More about this next week.The reason for this email is pure celebration and gratitude. I've got a most delightful treat for you.It's a story. A myth of sorts.Not surprisingly, it' a story about healing with plants, but that description doesn't really do it justice. It's a powerful story about a sick child and parent's attempt to find them healing.Along with themes around parenting, it also explores intimacy with nature, the essence of healing and the spiritual wisdom of the Earth.Honestly, this 30 minute story has brought me to tears more than once.My friend, Leo Sofer, is an incredibly talented intuitive storyteller and he's told this story specifically for you (meaning the beautiful souls on my email list).That may seem hard to believe. I'm not trying to over-hype it. It's actually that he created (intuited, actually) this story about the work of the Living Medicine Project after interviewing me in the summer.The Story of the Land is a mythical story about just how deeply our health and healing is tied to the land and the plants.A few days after Leo interviewed me, he came back with this magnificent tale. It captures so many of the values that have gone into my herb work in the last 10 years. Things that I've shared through videos, blogs and teaching materials, but also things that I've never really had words to share.I'd say this story is geared more for adults, but some kids may enjoy it. (Leo's english accent is both adorable and entrancing)To get the most out of this story, I'd suggest that you make yourself a cup of tea and get comfy.Here's the link to listen to --> The Song of the Land storyI want to be upfront that you will need to sign up to Leo's email list to get access to the story. But you won't regret it, assuming you like to listen to great stories that explore themes of wisdom, spirituality and meaning told by a modern day bard. He offers a free story every month and definitely won't be bombarding your inbox :)I really encourage you to listen to this story!Especially because in the last few months, I've become aware that my blog and website don't give you a complete picture of my lofty vision of healing with plants.This story explains the enormous potential (and history) of plant medicines without ever trying to explain anything :)Here's the link again --> The Song of the Land storyI hope you enjoy it as much as I have. And I'd love to hear your comments, feedback and reflections about this story. I'd really love to know how you like the story. You can post your comments below.strength & wisdom.garliqPS. If you like this story and you have children in your life, then you'll likely love his stories for children. You can find those at Palace of StoriesPPS. Tomorrow is Buy Nothing Day and the busiest shopping day of the year. I don't think it matters that much if people don't actually buy anything tomorrow, but it is a great reminder than we have the option of buying/having less stuff.I just wanted to add a little shout out to reducing consumerism. It's not a solution, but it can slow the problem.PPPS. If you're spending time with family for american thanksgiving, I want to send you a special blessing...May all your conversations about colonial occupation and genocide go smoothly.That may sound funny, but I mean it. I wish for all of you to maintain your heart connection with your loved ones while having very challenging conversations.