A Spiritual Pickle.

A Spiritual Pickle.

We are in a circuit folks and it is causing a Spiritual pickle! I am seeing different types of attitudes emerging right now:

..those who don’t care
…don’t want to know
….those who know but don’t care
…..those who know and who care deeply.
Is it possible that those who don’t know and don’t care are in a better space? I don’t think so at all! Why, because they are not growing nor do they have potential to evolve.  They are numb and they are holding us all back.   I know many who know but “gave up” a long time ago and that implies they lost their care.    Basically, they summarize it is all as useless. They are not helping move things along though.  The latter two are the truth seekers.  And, all of the truth seekers are currently feeling a less than optimistic tension about the world affairs. With this tension comes the outright visibility of their own dysfunctions too. I suggest this is a good marker that change is afoot. I think we are in a critical phase.  I honor the truth seekers who care!
And, it is like crazy meeting crazy…guess what in this dynamic, that is when exhaustion moves in. Anyone want a drink, a smoke, a pill right now? Let’s totally distract ourselves from the realities. There are many ways to go numb. Although….the crazy still exists at the other end. So, now what?
With the increase in disillusionment (discovering the reality and seeing how dark it is) comes the tunnel of the dark nights. IAnd, in this chaos, I notice panic and anxiety rising. I have plenty of friends whom I would say are clinically depressed. Some are repressed. Some are profoundly sad. I see a glazed worry in many eyes. Is it possible we are going into a collective panic? Let’s look at what happens when the body goes into panic? You can’t catch your breath. You feel consumed by fear and may even thinking you’re dying — even though you’re really in no danger. The hormone adrenaline floods into your bloodstream, putting your body on high alert. Your heartbeat quickens, which sends more blood to your muscles. Your breathing becomes fast and shallow, so you can take in more oxygen. Your blood sugar spikes. All of these changes — which happen in an instant — give you the energy you need to confront a dangerous situation or get out of harm’s way quickly. But, there is one other thing that happens….your senses get sharper. Senses get sharper? What is that about? What if many of us are feeling a sacred anxiety that is rising to offer us another type of wake up…another sense of wakening?
And, as above, so below. Stay with me….
I assume…. many are seeking deeper answers, a greater understanding and a better way. We are learning and discovering that much of what we’ve been TOLD & taught is bull shit. Couple this with the shit happening on our computer/TV screens in the drama of global affairs and I don’t think anyone can say it is offering a state of inner peace. It’s chaotic and it is distracting. For those of us who have looked deeper into the rabbit holes, my gosh, it is so full of wretched stench and darkness, it sucks and is disgusting. Of course it is very difficult to digest (if digest is the correct word). It all amounts to sick lies that create disorder and chaos. So this awareness exists on one plane…  let’s think about water for a moment. Water exists in three distinct states — liquid (water), vapor (steam) and solid (ice). Like water, our being consists of three distinct elements–physical, mental and spiritual.  So, when our physical body is clamped, constrained, you can bet our other bodies are too.  How do we get out of it?
There are two possibilities to this discernment on the body states…. but first…let me share that I honour those who have gone down the rabbit holes. It is a dirty hole and it has a stench that really depresses us. But, I also know that these discoveries can knock out of Spirit and faith in humanity. And, it does put us into a panic mode….. so, here is what I am thinking…what if these panics were a gift from the Spiritual self/side to knock us into a deeper and different “wake up”?   What if the term wake up is not only about waking up to the truths (often horrible truths) about our world, but also about the truth of who we are and truths at the different levels of existence?
Either way, the goals is not to let the knowledge of darkness diffuse YOUR LIGHT!
IT IS NOT WHO WE ARE and it should NOT control us or dismember our mystical lights.
If truth were free, we’d all have it in spades already, and some of us wouldn’t be in the spiritual pickle we’re in. In my estimation, if we want real freedom in this life we have to study and acknowledge the different levels of existence.  We are not just of this world.   Too many people banging around down here on the physical plane who are too easily swayed into believing things for which there is literally no hope. Isn’t that the same way of saying the darkness has won? The universe, our uni-verse, isn’t actually as complex or confusing as it is made to be. I could be wrong, but I don’t think there is a mathematical equation to our figuring out our higher selves. It takes some silence to figure it out.  Silence!    And, if we keep looking “out there”, we will miss the greatest story ever told.
You only keep awakening to your own self in your head….
You only keep awakening to your own self in your head….
We aren’t just the body…and the mind that identifies as the body. We are singular focal point of consciousness projecting the entire universe around us. From micro to macro and back again! That is a truth. That is being exposed scientifically….and is the yummy core of many ancient faiths.
The energy that we title our “spirit or soul” is perhaps what it is all about.. My gosh, how many times did Jesus talk about light…and do you actually think this is just a metaphor? Now, consider this when times seem dark!
Where our attention flows…..
Beware of the trick that darkness is playing with us humans.
Are you controlled or free? Are you in light or darkness?
Do you get who you are? My gosh, get out and go to nature!
It is easy to count the seeds in a apple but a little bit more difficult to count the apples in a seed.
Please watch
https://prepareforchange.net/2018/10/17/q-we-are-the-plan/

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The Great Awakening – Fly Wheel

The Great Awakening – Fly Wheel

There is something that ties everything together!

For those that get, you will understand the dynamics of our times muddling the greater truths. We are all in the echo chamber that is expanding…stretching us into something new.

I want it and I don’t…that little space in between that stretches the mind in two. Both sides having a reasonable explanation for the realities that exists.

I get it and I don’t…always questioning, wondering, waiting for the confirmations and proof of reality that both and all are shuffling me towards a deeper understanding of a core space that holds, entirely both equally. This is where the awakening is going. For those that get it, you are forced to do something about it…if you don’t you, well, suck!

I get excited and apprehensive….emotions that like kissing both causations of the same physical responses. Emotions that, if aware, are heading in the same direction but attach different stories. Which story gives the highest potential….listen to that!

Both sides create all sides in circle…they are ripples of character each having a unique voice that is completely sensible from different angles. But, they are opposite and magnetize apart.

What if…what if we were about to learn and discover a truth, a reality, that tied everything together and blew everything apart? Are we ready for that? Few are! These truths will alter who we are and what we are! No one will escape the explosion of this knowledge that has existed always and always and forever. It has been used as magic, a weapon and a wand causing spells that fog time-space reality. The wake up is not just about “knowing” although “knowing” is the spell breaker. Wake up will torment you, torture you and tear it all a part. The fragments will scatter as everything inside and out.

What is happening that will change everything? What is connected to everything? It is there? Are you even a wee bit curious?

Are we resisting changes? Yes, many are! The rotational speed from inertia is delivering an energy at rates beyond the ability of an energy source…. collecting energy in a flywheel over time and then releasing it quickly, at rates that exceed the abilities of the energy source.

We are in the flywheel This scattering causes it all….nothing will escape.

I get it, want it, see it and I don’t. Fly wheel.

I Want to Live in Truth

I am sick to death of the illusions and lies we are forced to swallow day in and day out. All I want, is to live in truth. I want to deal with facts, with honesty, and with logic. I want to work with other people to find realistic solutions to the problems we face. I want to change the conditions of suffering because I believe it is infinitely possible to do so.

All of the barriers to our progress are artificial, and I want to obliterate them. We all deserve to live in a society which values self-determination, truth, and justice. Yet here we are, forced, through no fault of our own, to live in a reality which values compliance with the status quo, manufacturing of consent, and inequality. This imposed reality makes me want to crawl out of my skin. We are not made for this, these are not our natural values; we are made to live in truth and love.

When I think back, ten years ago, I didn’t feel under siege by propaganda and attempts to manipulate my reality. But, I realize now that it was still happening to me. Ten years ago I did not have a visceral reaction to reject falsity every time I read the paper, watched the news, or watched TV shows and movies. All of which became intolerable because I could tell they were lying or trying to propagandize me by glorifying the very apparatuses which make injustice possible (the judicial system, cops, the military, the government, the spy agencies, the war makers and imperialists).

“People are naturally curious animals, and they will seek out what they are ‘not allowed’ to see. Censorship works best if people are unaware that it is happening.” – Caitlin Johnstone 2018

Back then, I did not know everyone was lying to me. I was in my 30’s before I even heard the words “manufacturing consent.” I didn’t know anything about the power structures of our society and I had no real understanding of how government and law actually worked. I certainly had no idea that the history I had been taught about our country and its government… was partial truth at best. My ignorance back then was mind-numbing, which is exactly the intent of those who manufactured it.

Ten years ago I was asleep because the system I was born into put me to sleep. It did so to make me compliant and docile. I was never happy in this state, but I went along to keep a roof over my head and food in my belly, contorting myself to fit their corporate-friendly consumer mold. I didn’t know any other way, but I bitterly resented my assigned role. So, I began to revolt. At first, it was just in little ways, and then in much larger ones. I began to seek knowledge. I began to ask fundamental questions. I began to change my life in tangible ways. I began, to wake up.

Waking up isn’t about knowing there is something wrong, I always knew that. Waking up is about finding the truth and acting upon it, it’s about gaining and accepting information which shatters your attachment to the false reality you have been sold. It means tearing down your own ego, which was constructed of those lies, and rebuilding it from the ground up. It means sacrifice, pain, and work.

Rebuilding your own value system, your own understanding of history and reality is thankless work. No one will pay you to work on yourself, to raise your own consciousness, or to develop a healthy mental state of being. You must do this work as a labor of love, self-love actually. You must do this work knowing that being the most authentic and compassionate version of yourself is inherently a contribution to the overall wellbeing of humanity, whether you can measure the effect or not.

"A Just Eclosed Giant Swallowtail" by Corn Farmer ©2015 
“A Just Eclosed Giant Swallowtail” by Corn Farmer ©2015

There are only two responses to realizing we are all corporate slaves living in a form of corporate neofeudalism. Either, you stand up and fight or you roll over and die. There is no purgatory between truth and reality, you must accept what you have learned, and then decide what you’re going to do with that information.

Waking up is fucking hell, but it is necessary. That is what I’m trying to tell you. It is messy and traumatic. It is gut-wrenching and sob-inducing. It will break all bonds, and set you adrift. Finding your way back requires immense work on yourself, but it will also force you to rise to the occasion. It will put your back against the wall and either you come out fighting or you don’t. When you discover your own capacity to fight it fills you up with courage, hope, and ultimately a fierce determination. You emerge from the chrysalis remade.

This is a hard path to walk. Now that your eyes are wide open you begin to see everything differently. You begin to realize just how inundated people are with manipulations once they no longer slip into your mind unchallenged. You feel isolated because so many of the people you know are still asleep, and you cannot bear to play along.

There comes a point when you cannot bring yourself to engage in small talk anymore. When you no longer consume goods so you don’t care about the material shit everyone else is oohing and ahhing over, and when you are simply no longer willing to remain silent for the sake of someone’s comfort level. You are now the disruptor butterfly flittering through every social group you belong to, shattering illusions and causing conflict. You cannot help it, it’s who you are now and you cannot change no matter how many sleepwalking friends abandon you in disgust.

No, you are awake and you want more than anything to shout the truth from the rooftops. You no longer care what people think about your actions, your clothes, or some fake ass status in the commercial world. You are bursting with rage, and hope, and passion about the truths you have discovered. You want to change the world!

But, everyone around you is asleep and to them, you look like a raving lunatic. They still believe the lies they are told. It’s not their fault, but you are still right, so what do you do with that? How do you pick your battles when every one of them seems worth it? How do you leave someone you love to live an illusion… how do you leave anyone to live an illusion? More importantly, how do you show people you are not the raving lunatic, but instead they are and just don’t know it yet?

I don’t really have the answers to these questions; we all kind of need to find the answers for ourselves. I cannot tell anyone else how to navigate their own inner work, how to determine the right thing to do, or what strategy will work best for them. Self-determination is about each of us deciding those things on our own. We each choose what to believe and what actions we will take in response to the gained knowledge.

The one thing I do know is that we’ve all been lied to, in so many ways, and about so many things. These lies have divided us, and the truth will set us free. Free to unite. Free to collaboratively solve our problems.CLICK TO TWEETFree to blow the world away with the radical change we could accomplish together. Throughout recorded history, human beings have always sought to work in unity with each other for the common good. Our divisions are manufactured and then exploited and we must stop allowing this to happen.

So, cultivate understanding and compassion for your fellow victims of this falsity, this divide and conquer tactic. If you do, we might finally see our common enemy for who they are. A tiny cabal of rich people who purposefully made sure we remain ignorant and ripe for manipulation and control. We are the source of these plutocrats’ gravy trains, but only for as long as enough of us don’t know that we are.

It is not a lack of mutual goals and desires among people; it is the lack of truth and facts which divides us endlessly. It is an inability to gain consensus on even the most basic of things which cripples our ability to create change in society. If we can gain even a modest unity around an idea then we the people become unstoppable. That is why I want to live in truth… I want us to be unstoppable.

I don’t believe that allowing suffering, war, and an economy of death is who we are in our hearts. So, let us rise to meet this occasion. Let us unite around finding truth and solutions which benefit the human condition rather than profit lines. If we are successful we will shake the foundations of our rotting system until we have cleared enough space to build something new, something better, something for all of us.

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements.”  ― Anais Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

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Venus Passing

Venus Passing

I was just blessed with experiencing and being with my dog companion, Venus’s passing.    She has not been well since I returned from Canada almost two years ago.  Our house-sitter did not take care of our animals and we returned to two very sick dogs.   The battle both at an emotional level and the physical has been present ever since.  Venus never fully recuperated and has fallen ill many times since.

This morning, though, I felt her Spirit was weak and this afternoon she lay down for her last time.    Her breathing was shallow no food, water or love would entice her to get up.   So, I just sat with her.     I kept talking to her telling her to go to Jupiter, her brother who past in the Magical Forest One.   I told her it was okay.   And, I sat and sat.

When the breathing was coming to an end, she did look up at me.  Her pupils enlarged enormously into two translucent-like golden green mirrors.    I suppose this is the moment of DMT that floods the body before we cross.    I know this was the DMT, the Spirit Molecule the permeates all of life.   What a gift to be with her.   And, I know to cry, but not to hold on to her.   Dogs do become gate keepers for the other side…she is waiting now to greet me one day…with her brother Jupiter.

I am glad Venus got to see Magical Forest Two.   She has been coming out with me daily and I actually thought her Spirit was returning.   I am sure she was deeply happy for me and this new land.

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What Is Magic?

Most of my life, I have been on a quest to learn, discover and be in harmony with magic.  Magic always captivated me.   And, due to the matrix of the mind manipulated by the systems around me, I never got too close to Magic.  However, I am slowly discovering that Magic can be a clear, honest and simple way to affect and effect change for the better.

Magic, to me, is the mystical arm of our life experience.  It is that which we do not nor can not fully understand (yet) and it is a powerful force.    At the same time, Magical can be used to create and destroy in this realm of living.   For that reason, I have always been careful with the Art of Magic.   Creative Magic (referring to magic that is good for ALL) requires we come from a place of integrity and honesty.    As a person who is learning the shadow side of my inner being, I have always been very careful with Magic sometimes choosing to “put away” or “put down” oracle tools.

This withdrawal at different times in my life has been a muse for me.   In a sense, it troubled me as I never quite felt “ready” or “worthy”.    In recent times I have been deeply feeling a call to enter the mystics of magic once again.   We have so many “stories” around magic programmed from our world of systems (religion, politics, health care, education).    I feel the New Age Movement and the movement that ignores we are in a dual world has hampered my journey in this regard too.

Recently, I came across a discernment on the Art of Magic that rang so true for me and has inspired me towards a deeper awareness.   This is from www.montalk.net.   Now, the time is ready for me to be in magic….

So here are the facts of magic as I understand them:

1) Your deepest beliefs, mindset, root assumptions are directly reflected in your external circumstances through a sub-quantum mechanism. By changing these, you can change what probable futures you enter. Therefore your subconscious is the gateway to tuning your reality. This is the foundation of magic.

2) Probability is also affected by etheric energy fields, because these fields are sub-quantum in nature, sort of like the HTML code beneath a web page. By changing the code, you can change what’s displayed on the page. There are different access levels, from a mere user who changes it by entering text on a comment form, to the designer who can rearrange layout, text, graphics, etc. to the system admin who could completely wipe the operating system if he desired. Likewise, etheric/astral energy that underlies reality has different levels/frequencies to it, and our soul/spirit composition determines how much access we have.

3) Thoughtforms / egregores / tulpas can be created, which function as executables or autonomous constructs in the ether/astral field, that are programmed to carry out tasks. They are artificially intelligent, and are like holographic fragments of the thought / mindset / energy you projected forth in creating them. They can serve you, but they are fundamentally parasitic in nature and will induce in you more of the same behaviors/energies that gave rise to them, thus they can grow out of control and suck you dry if you’re not careful. These things are not necessary to accomplish magical feats, they are just a nonphysical type of technology created with your mind and emotions. #1 above is a deeper level of reality manipulation than this; but some magicians like creating and using thoughtforms; we create them inadvertently every day, and they are the metaphysical component behind addictions and obsessions.

4) The subconscious is a gateway to a higher part of our being, called the higher mind and the higher Self. This is the spiritual supercomputer or satellite that we’re connected to, or that we’re lower projections/probes of. The subconscious is used to communicate with it. It is the seat of power behind the reality tuning/manipulation. However, there is question as to how sentient it is, whether it’s an obedient servant, or the wise master who goes ahead and lets you implement your desire because if you desired wrongly then it’ll bite you in the ass and teach you not to be so stupid next time. Either way, it has a mind of its own (which is the true part of your mind anyway, the part of you that knows better) and sometimes it approves the directives you give it, and sometimes it does not.

5) There is a divine framework and metaphysical law of action and reaction, of ethics and consequences for violation. When you go against it, you rack up a kind of karmic credit card bill, meaning you can “buy anything you want” for now without consequence but the price will be heavy in the end. This is what black magicians do. They bypass what’s right and just, and use illicit means like employing demons or hacking people’s souls/minds (to manipulate their freewill) to get what they selfishly desire. They may have success in the short run, but it’ll weaken their spirits/souls and make them increasingly susceptible to demonic manipulation and possession. When they die, they’ll have a hard time getting away from these demons who come to collect their dues.

6) Purity of intent, correctness of belief (that is, not subscribing to actually fallacious and illusory limitations), and love / empathy / joy are the most powerful forms of magic. They are not used to manipulate, but rather to attune yourself with your own destiny / divine framework, which intelligently optimizes life for maximum happiness and success. It creates synchronicities and miracles. Having a darkened / wounded soul and using black magic to get what you want is sort of like stepping hard on the gas while having the emergency brake one and one wheel missing; it goes against yourself. If you had no resistance, even the slightest push would get you rolling. But to reduce resistance, you have to let go of your bitterness, depression, sourness, jadedness, and egomania and relax into a more easygoing, optimistic, warmhearted and good willed mindset. That’s returning to your true nature.

7) There are higher beings above us, positive beings, who are wise and have great foresight; you could call them angels or guardians. They monitor our activities and when fully justified intervene to prevent certain things from happening, or in helping you out in times when you need it (according to their view); if you were to use remote viewing to try and win the 150 million dollar lottery, it is they who would prevent it if not meant to be. Because of this, magic isn’t something where with a given technique/power you can manipulate the whole world and put elementals at your command and do whatever you want, as if you were king solely by your own decree; rather, what you do must be within acceptable ethical and destiny/karma based guidelines. You have to be mindful of what’s right, balanced, and good for the most in the longest term; that’s the only correct way to use magic. Incorrect way will result in loss of protection from these beings, and increasing susceptibility to the aforementioned demonic forces who are like the wolves that prey on the weak (the spiritually weak in this case).

8) Rituals and sigils, some are complete nonsense and only good as mnemonic triggers to send a particular message to your subconscious. Some are mere token “signing on the dotted line” that you announce to the demonic world telling them you want this in exchange for giving up some of your freewill and soul energy to them (it’s a way of legally giving away your protection / freewill, hence why demons will chomp at the bit to fulfill your desires there, you know like those musicians who said they sold their soul to the devil and then got rich and famous). Some rituals are means of manipulating the etheric / astral and are thus a form of technology. Regardless, rituals you don’t actually understand, or have some superstitious belief in, make you no different from primitive tribesmen or catholic priests; personally I don’t think rituals and sigils are necessary, at least not the complicated ones.

So long as you intend from the heart and are firm, you don’t need the purple table cloth and dagger and other bullshit. Exceptions are technologies like incense, which can directly affect the etheric ambiance of a room and make it harder for a ghost or demon to inhabit the area; that’s not ritual, that’s an etheric science. But tracing a pentagram in the air and chanting the banishing ritual, that’s not necessary because that’s just a more complicated way of expressing intent, which you can do without the arm waving. Same goes for healing; you can do complicated rituals, or you can just lay hands and up your vibes and thereby allow the higher positive force to do its thing.

The view that the ‘muggles’ can and should be manipulated with magic, that’s a black / negative path approach. Fact is, with proper use of magic, you don’t intend to manipulate anyone; however, synchronicity / higher hand will indeed manipulate people (either by inspiring them, or it just happens accidentally) to help you out. And it won’t come at their expense. Not like you intend for money and the higher force kills your spouse and now you get life insurance payments. I mean more like someone feels inspired and out of the goodness of their heart helps you out, and they feel good for it and might receive a blessing in a synchronistic way as well. Win/win for everyone. The demonic / black / negative path is conservative (like energy and momentum) where you either break even or lose some in the end; every winner comes at the cost of a loser somewhere. Meanwhile, the positive / divine / white path is free energy, win/win for everyone (and if anyone does suffer it’s more a correction mechanism for transgressions they have done, with benevolent intent for their remediation). In any case, I don’t think you should ever manipulate anyone directly and specifically, except to wish them well and bless them into having their spirit, mind, and body strengthened and that they have greater clarity and happiness; that respects their freewill.

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Lil One’s First Visit To The Land

On my 51st Birthday, Jim and I introduced Kaya to the new land.    This land and all the work we do has a forward motion as we gift this property and all its' fruits to her and her forward "sight" too.   It is through the children and the 7 generations...

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Above The Bones – Our Theme Song

Above The Bones – Our Theme Song

Oh let us rise
Above the bones
Let us remember the memories
Filled with compassion
Not scarred by anger
No not blinded by the ashes of the past
My eyes have not seen it all
Yet in my soul I know
No conception
Is hidden there down below

I wanna go home
Take me home
I’ve got to go home
Take me home

We gonna rise yeah
High above the flames
Our hearts open as the endless sky
No more deception
No more shame
Just a reflection of the natural high
Ah, do you remember that melody?
Ah, oh yeah, do you remember that song so free? yeah

I wanna go home
Take me home
I’ve got to go home
Take me home, yeah

Oh let us rise
Above the bones
Let us remember the memories
No more afraid
No more alone
Let our spirits fly so free
In my arms
A little child wrapped tight in prayer
Safe from harm, oh yeah
Ever guided by jah jah fire, oh

I wanna go home
Take me home
I’ve got to go home
Take me home
I wanna go home
So take me home, home, nah nah nah
You take me home, home, ya ya yeah
You take me home nah nah yeah..
[?] oh
You take me

 

 

 

 

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So, What Are We Doing?

So, What Are We Doing?

Life gifts many detours and forks happen/happenstance in the road.   Knowing the path to take is often a spaghetti junction where with eyes shut and wide open (at the same time), you traverse and land in most perfect places even if the detour took you off somewhere else for the time being.   Sometimes the detours are the most precious wanderings.

Since I have been a little girl, I dreamed of the under seen nature of gardens.  Not too many people get a glimpse of this space.   It is usually well hidden.   It is a shame really because it is a most beautiful and mystical place.   They say you should stop and smell the roses.  I think you should stop, get on all fours, crawl under the foliage and breath.   It is like the “forts” and caves of natural spaces and it is where you will meet the mythical beings of other ethereal spaces un-noticed or glimpsed upon by most two leggeds.

Our new land is in Masanamca just outside of Vilcabamba.   It called to Jim many years ago after the passing of his late wife Ruchel.   But, they had already secured a lot and the building process was to become a healing process of Jim when Ruchel flew to the other spaces.    At this time, I was also in healing from “wake-up to reality” experience of being in a relationship with a blue blooded psychopath who shook my word insane.   True to my nature though, I set up a camp in a remote valley and just started working and living outdoors.    Jim was building a house.  I was building a landscape.    We didn’t know each other then but our paths were similar in that we were healing from that thing called human suffering.

Many years later, my daughter joined me in Ecuador and played the match maker enlisting other youngens to join the force of Jim and I coming together.   So we did!   Youngens sometimes have spunked wisdom.

But our lifestyles and living situations were on opposite ends of the spectrum.   I had roughed the outdoors for 4 years.   I was also in the process of understanding the sacred lands I inhabited and the dysfunctions of the characters around me.    Like a night in shining armour, Jim gave me options and a key to release myself from the drama of people.  “Come back to the real world” was his offer.  Basically to live in a house and have the luxuries of modern living (electricity, piped water and a fridge and stove).  And, I realized that the little people of the land, the one’s who worked with their own two hands, had to leave the sacred valley.   This is another story, but a deep and profound one too.    So, I graciously accepted Jim’s key and left that space I called Magical Forest.

The Magical Forest started as a barren, dry, useless tract of land.   I did prove otherwise.  And with it came the dark energy that wanted it to end.    I had laboured crazily to transform and bring to life the correlation of man, plant, animal and insect creating together.  Leaving that space was a massive heart ache that went deep into the recesses of my Soul.    But, as I have learned from past experience, “bloom where you are planted” and I did so on Jim’s land.  But, I waited and held patience for the next step.    I longed.  I ached.  I practiced patience.    Jim and I talked a lot about the troubles of the world, the importance of reclaiming our names, Spirits and Souls.   We shared many talks on the “problems” we all face as a race that is no longer connected.    But, talking about the problems doesn’t change things.   You need solutions.  You need little people to take a step towards inner liberation.   You need to see something different.

We, Jim and I, are not rich meaning we don’t have a lot of “means” so important in the world to secure ourselves.   And,  we don’t “work” like the culture we came from for security, safety and slavery need.   But we dedicate ourselves to doing what we love and providing a little income to sustain ourselves.   In other words, we have choices daily and the freedom to either chill or work depending upon the times.  That in itself is work…and real work.   That, in itself, is a blessing beyond and something in my 50 years I am proud to “be” in.    It is freedom.   We started talking about the solutions.    We needed to move and find the pure source water and soils and really get to a point where we were free?   Where? How?

You know when you on the right track when the synchronicities land in your lap. Synchronicities are events connected to one another not by strict cause-and-effect, but by what in classical times were known as sympathies, by the belief that an acausal relationship exists between events on the inside and the outside of ourselves, a crosstalk between mind and matter—which is governed by a certain species of attraction.   Jung believed that synchronicities mirror deep psychological processes, carry messages the way dreams do, and take on meaning and provide guidance to the degree they correspond to emotional states and inner experiences.

We found the property. Actually, the property found us and its’ owner really wanted us to collaborate.   We were helped and assisted to gain title to the property by various peoples.  This is a group effort.  And, we are so grateful for the gifts and allowances that were offered.    We began the process and placed the property in Miss Kaya’s name (the grandchild).   And, we, together and as one plus one equals three are doing it.

What is “it”?  It is creating a space where, as human beings we can exist and enjoy the fruits of our labour.   “It” is working and co-creating with the Nature around us so that we all flourish.  “It” is a teaching site for others to meet their natural selves.  “It” is being fully human. Fully human?

I recently read ALL of Tom Robbins books like a mad women in thirst and hunger.  In “Fierce Invalids From Hot Climates” there is a philosophy in the book about what it means to be human.  It stuck with me, both for the simplicity and profundity it contains.  The idea is that the characters in the book believe that the human race is not all one species, but exists as a continuum between two poles: on one end we find the “Missing Links,” and on the other end we find “real” human beings.   Robbins  heavily weights towards the Missing Links, estimated to be about 95% of the population. While they appear human, Missing Links tend to be easy to manipulate, lack critical thinking, are highly reactive, and have little compassion.  Not surprisingly, they tend to be far less happy than ‘real’ humans.

Human beings, on the other hand, possess six distinct characteristics that allow them to express and experience their full potential.

These are the six qualities that make us fully human: 

1. Humour:  The ability to laugh—to find life funny and entertaining—is key. Robbins’ characters focus a lot on this particular trait, believing it to be possibly the most important of the six. I agree. If you’re not laughing, you’ve missed the point of this existence.

2. Imagination Sadly, we all have the capacity for great imagination and creativity but our goofy society tends to educate it out of us fairly early on. Our human awareness, which also gives us the capacity for abstract thought, is our greatest gift, and yet so few of us ever fully use this trait.

3. Eroticism Other than bonobos and dolphins, we’re the only species on the planet fond of copulating just for copulation’s sake. Sex—the thought, craving, and experience of it—is an essential part of being human.

Of course this characteristic is on a spectrum, like the others. Not everyone is going to have the same intense experience of sexuality, but for it to be there (and cultivated, even) is hugely important. It is nothing to be ashamed of, but is rather a source of power and insight.

4. Spirituality Robbins doesn’t say that we all need religion or dogma, he argues that a sense of spirituality—a belief and faith in something bigger than our existence—is key. Such awareness is also a wonderful effect of our conscious mind, separating us from the animals with whom we share the planet, and allowing us to live without fear, should we choose.

5. Rebelliousness Tell a human being not to do something, and you’re guaranteed they’re going to do it just because it’s forbidden. But our rebelliousness is not something to be trained out of us so that we all fall in line behind each other like good Missing Links. It’s a symptom of self expression and exploration.

6. Beauty Human beings are able to perceive beauty in the way that one may perceive the perfection of the universe. We are beauty because we are a part of it, though are also capable of creating and experiencing beauty in millions of different forms. This idea relates to our individual style and appreciation of beautiful things, so often usurped by the impulse to fit in to cultural norms.

And so, that is what I think we are doing.   We are creating a space where humour, imagination, erotism, Spirituality, rebelliousness and beauty are encouraged, witnessed, practiced and honoured.

I call it Magical Forest Two.   And, I am also off on a tangent of discovery of JRR Tolkien whose very good friend C.S. Lewis was a personal study as a young teenaged.    You will find the spaces of the middle earth, the shire, the elven forests and the 9 rings of man being played out.  Have I lost it?  YOU bet I HAVE NOT!   I got this more than anything else in my entire life.   Call me crazy!    We will have the last laugh!

So, off we go…now with the legal deed in hand….title is ours and we are doing “it”!

From Destruction Into Creation

From Destruction Into Creation

The road of life is weaves in ebbs and flows of creation and destruction.  I take and honour both with a sense of awe.   Creation exists because destruction exists.  Without the latter, we are not given a gift of knowing and offered a deeper wisdom to forge the destiny of fulfilling our purpose.

Generally, I am a forge ahead girl.  Give me a task that has a sense of purpose, and I will do it and do it well.   I adore creation and on the nights I sleep the deepest are the days I get things done.    That is my signal to a creative day and a job well done.  When I left Magical Forest One in 2016, it was a conscious choice to withdraw from that creation for many reasons. The official dialogue was “I met a man”.  But the man was only one a catalyst on a long list of reasons for a changing of the guards…without and within.   It was time to slow down.  It was time to take stock and re think the purpose of the earth work.   It was time to say “no” to many things in my circle.  It was time to stop.

During the past two years after leaving Magical Forest Two, I have been met with many challenges arising out of the catalytic explosive spark that destroys for creation.  I have held onto an sadness that rose as an anger towards the true story for me leaving that space. And, this was a good thing the creation of Magical Forest rose from that sadness.  I needed to admit my own anger.

And, in the past two years, many difficult and yet amazing things have happened.   The continuation of my ancestral line set a new leaf in Miss Kaya Lluvia who was born into our crazy world in a most precious birth.  At the same time, as a Mother, I have been experiencing another level of “let go” that ALL mothers experience with their children and this never ends even after the “children” become adults.    I’ve fell very ill a few times feeling the weight of life in my physical, emotional and psychological body.   At times I wondered if my body was giving up and questioned my sanity.   I needed to stop.   I was gifted with a live/dry blood microscope that sparked a renewed vigour from my past life as a healer. As fast as it came, the microscope was taken away leaving me questioning my views of who I allowed into my friendship circle. But the moment it left, true friends gathered to put a microscope back into my circle.   I gave my hands to the lands around me… to bloom where I was planted and felt exhausted and almost uninterested.  But, the space around grew in the toil and instructed me to catalogue and deepen a friendship with over 90 medicinal herbs.  So, I worked hard to record, create alchemic tinctures and lay a foundation of education for medicines from garden. (www.seedsofwellness.life)  My partner and I who are a powerhouse couple, began a process of mirroring our stuck-ness and areas manufactured from a culture of manipulation.   We both have that stubborn streak so the process of removing the callouses was raw and painful at times.

All the above experiences were not easy each blasting a destruction energy that we generally try to avoid, resist and tuck away.  I charged into each encounter and realized that at the age of 50, I have a lot of work to do…inner work.   The creative potential required I work at this and this work is important to what is coming next…..and then the next came….

Today, with my partner, the Magical Forest Two is now a reality.   Magical Forest One morphed from a experience of utter change in my life.  In 2011 after a 21 year broken marriage, I left, entirely, everything I knew and all that I thought I knew.   I found myself living in tent in a remote valley of Southern Ecuador and just working the soil feeling a sense of “what the hell is going on?”.   It was from the ashes I rose and created.    There was not much else I could go.   It just grew and it grew because I just started the work the land.   There were many flaws and inside the flaws many things were gifted.   It was hard work and, in many ways, it left me exhausted.  I often felt like I was on the verge of something so important, but I was tired.   That was not the place or the space.  It was meant only as a teaching ground.   And, the dynamics of the characters of the valley Magical Forest one existed was a microcosm of dysfunctions of the world affairs.  Those in that valley who worked the land with our hands and without money all left.   Perhaps this is a reality of our times?

So, the past two years have been a down-time, inner work time, precious painful time…a time of allowing the destructive flow be to let go of that which won’t serve the greater good.   And, that is why Magical Forest Two is rising .. the seed has cracked the concrete and is sprouted.

My mind and hearts eyes are clear this time.   There is no doing without knowing where this is going.   I have a great partner with me whose talents and capabilities perfectly jigsaw that which I am not good with and I match reciprocally.   At this point, we are alone in this creation.   And, that is perfect.   We both desired to gather with others and we both realize the future is not ours to predict.  Our intimacy at this point is with the land is this is the first friendship to cultivate.   Our need for circle is complete.

I’ve spent some time sitting with the new land and feeling it.   My hands have started the process of labouring and they feel it and it feels so good.  It is a very, very good foundation.  The land is in Kaya’s Lluvia name paying forward all our labour and efforts. Lluvia means rain…so we work the space for the waters first.    And, we choose to NOT let the systems we live in have power over our beings.    We knew this land would be ours for a long time, but we did not work it until a sense of security was in place.   The land waited and helped us with the process as Spirit provided gifts and offerings from supportive friends to make this happen.

I am amazed really.  i am in wonder deeply
I am grateful for the destruction of all that which does not work
I am humbled by life guiding us to remember who we are
I am in love with my circle of friendship and, most importantly, my partner.
I am not perfect
I am still learning
I give my hands, my Spirit and my being to the new land of Magical Forest Two
I kiss the ground knowing it embraces me back
I feel hallowed…and a sense of resurection
This is beautification in creation.

Let Magical Forest Two begin!!!!

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Creation of the Pond Won Angel

Creation of the Pond Won Angel

So many voices go through my head as I work the land.  I often wish I could record the thoughts, insights and inspirations.   Today, I felt imprinted with the voice of the water.   Without her, we can not create.    With the water now open and trickling, the little hand dug canals through the forest have begun.   Feeling the forest dirt dancing with soil was a moment for me.  A moment when I remember who I am and what I am doing.  Today we also dug for the fish pond that has taken the name of Pond Won Angel.   It is very large.  I have learned to go big with the fish pond as they, the fish, need a deep space that allows for cooler areas.

Jim and I are very, very happy with our machine operator…a young lad from Loja whose name is Angel.   Hence the ponds name.   Angel gets the instructions..he understand what we ask and why.

Tomorrow we do the swimming pond that will be to the side our our abode.   This pond has no name today…it will arrive in it’s creation.

It feels so good to be in the creation once again!    I must admit that I have grieved this work for the past couple of years.   I putter and ponder and the life of the inner being comes alive.

I will say that the foundations are being laid with water.   She is our first friend and most beloved companion.   Water is LIFE!

 

Dreaming Future Projects

I am laying the foundation... I am layering the bricks.... When you make the decision towards self sufficiency, one important key is to determine the way the land will provide and sustain.   It is finding a way to generate that which the land can not...

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Garden Anarchy Part II

Freedom is a personal and intimate relationship that, in the end, is for the future generations so that they will be holders of the wisdom of the past for their own measures. This is to increase their degree of autonomy and self-determination so that they represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way and act upon their own authority as nature intended. Let’s keep the magic alive.

For the interest of personal freedom and the right to choose our own medicine, I embark on this journey to stay out of the throws of “organized” medicine and in the ancient realms of teaching and mentoring the way of alchemy.

I am concerned at the state of our “health” and “health care” and that concern is enough for me be and become a rebellious gardener speaking out to that which is dark and evil. I grow my own plants and take pride in the life of all my green friends. My apothecary begins in the seeds that takes years to mature and travels to my kitchen for blending. I give space and time the freedom to develop relationships with this green way so that the “medicine for the people” stays alive. I am the new generation of plant lovers who is being asked by the plants to become a rebel for the connection of plant and humans by remembering and harnessing the past so that I give to the future the magical seeds.

Most of us know we are deep in the clutches of a controlling arm of state-controlled medicine. The game is played with the movers causing unnecessary “fear” in our views on healing. The chess players tell us they “protect” us, the people. The rules and regulations appear as “noble” for our benefit. The practitioners find themselves “paying” for their right to be healers joining boards and paying dues to a system that has no intent on healing. We are hobbled by bureaucracy and organized control and as such, we have moved far from the tenants of true health and healing.

“They” (the system) don’t want us to know or tamper with our materia medica. They tell us it is dangerous. They plant fear in our hearts. And, we are losing the song of stories the plants sing that has been handed down for generations. “They” want to dismantle the song into parts and pieces and label them drugs. They don’t want us to make our own medicine. They want our money. They want us to be “good” men and women and follow the standard rules. When we can’t recommend a fruit because that means we are dispensing medicine, gosh, it has gone too far. And, we have agreed to this on many levels. I am at a point in my life where I get any participation in that “system” is my acceptance of that “system”. You can’t be half in and half out. Frankly, I don’t accept it. So, I choose to stop and be a rebel. For me, it is a human rights issue that has taken the “kind” out of our ability to heal ourselves. It is an issue that causes us (wants us) to forget and neglect the wisdom of grandmother/father healing. It is intricately related to our freedom of choice. However, this principle of freedom of choice extends beyond the relationship with your “healer”. Herbal Medicine is the indigenous traditional healing system and a folk Medicine. It is the medicine of the people. And, whether we understand or acknowledge it or not, we are are being duped and we are in danger of loosing it.

There are many plants that legally have been nominated for “practitioner use only” — once again denying the public a freedom of choice. Unless you have sat in a classroom for 8 years plus, you can’t have a recognized patient/healer relationship. Patients are clients and you are “educating” them. You can not prescribe. You are not recognized. And, you are underground if you choose otherwise.

Let’s consider the freedom of choice of future generations. I don’t know how long the Empire of the Capitalist bureaucrats can sustain itself, but it’s already shown itself to be vulnerable and one day, (if we have learnt anything from history), fall it certainly will. What are we going to do then? Have we merged too intimately with the pharmaceutical monster? Will we remember our own medicine?

Do we have a choice? Well, we do! That choice is a personal one and one needs to be outside of the systems and “taken back”.

I am very blessed to have the resources to grow and make most of my own medicine. I am blessed to know the plants…to work with them daily. I am blessed to feel their characters and Spirit and intimate with them. I am also fully aware of how “the system” bites deeply into the heart of healers taking away their connection and demanding the “be clinical” way.

Herbal Medicine’s great and enduring strength is that it can function to a high degree of sophistication on spectacularly low technology. That doesn’t mean it isn’t an amazing “art”. It takes much wisdom and time to understand the plants and it definitely is not taught in classrooms. The ancient art of alchemy will have a come back..but that come back will happen in our gardens and kitchens.

Humbly, I feel I am one of many custodians of this priceless knowledge and I am determined to protect it and keep it safe, come what may. I continue to learn. I have lots to learn. I am blessed to be in a situation where I can dedicate most of my waking world to learning. My garden and kitchen are my laboratory.

Many of you may not truly realize how wonky our state controlled system is. After many years of discovering the claws of organized health care, I have learned that I do not want to be a state-controlled. That means I can not call myself a “healer” in the world of business. I am simply a gardener teaching others what I know. But, I also know that what I am doing is crucially important for so many levels of healing from the health of the soils, the life of the plants, the reclaiming of the alchemy of making medicine for the protection and force of future generations. I intend to pass on this to my daughter and my daughter’s daughter so that they are infused with the power of the sacred world of plants.

However, I am very concerned for the fate of herbal medicine as a whole. I am convinced that modern medicine is a runaway train careering towards disaster.

Herbalists are by nature people who choose freedom — we don’t like being organized. But, if you turn aside from the “organization”, you are deemed a criminal. You are feared into “being a good person” and “playing the game presented”. Herbalists out there are suffering — they’re not doing well. There is a pouring out graduates from the various universities and schools of texted book teachings that have little to do with a garden. And, we are doing precious little to help them gain a living understanding of their work.. Instead all we have is the fond hope that once we’re registered, they will find work. You must be joking! Herbal medicine is about the garden, first and foremost. It takes years of labour in the garden to even have a small understanding of healing.

So an even greater priority is for us to place a hand on the reins of self empowerment and get back to the garden and kitchen. At this point, we need to be prepared to sacrifice so that what we gain is a remembrance that this is “the people’s medicine”. If you don’t take courage and grasp the nettle of the medicine of the people, it will be forever lost. I get that many do grasp this loss of our medicine, but they are also operating within the system because of fear. They have been bullied to be “politically correct” and participate in that system. We have been manipulated to have a “picture” of what healing looks like that has been drawn from the corridors of hospitals and doctor’s offices. We have placed our trust in this white coat environment and have made gods out of the practitioners. After all, they studied long and hard in the white classrooms and lecture halls. I wonder how many nurses and doctors have sat in their own garden surrounded by the plants they grew and deeply listened. Sure, some “doctors” and “nurses” are gardeners…but do they get it? I wonder how many have seen a plant at the side of a road, stopped, took a sample and spent hours and hours studying it (meaning smelling, touching, tasting, making elixirs, drinking, infusing, feeling)? I wonder if health care is more about money than healing.

I am also gaining more and more shitty understanding that we, the people, are being plagued with unnatural disease. The medicine of our future will be coming from those who have intimately understood the mineral and electro-magnetic power of the plants to protect us. Alchemy will make’s its’ comeback in a future magic required to protect us from biological warfare. Now, this is an other story and I will present on this too in the future. It has been on my mind and in my heart for a long time.

So here is my little presentation of our “rights” to use the “medicine of the people”…presented from my garden with my medicines cheering me on…. It is the right of all people to use plants for their sustenance and healing. It is our essential freedom to seek advice from those who have devoted themselves to the knowledge and application of the health-giving properties of garden and plants.

Herbal Medicine is the indigenous natural healing tradition of the ALL Peoples. It is a living tradition that has adapted and remained relevant through all times. It is more about the chemical parts of the plant.

We, the gardeners, are charged as custodians of this living tradition, for the benefit of all who would choose it and for generations to come.

We conjoin with indigenous traditional healers throughout the whole world in seeking to protect our plant heritage and maintain the practice of all such natural therapies. This medicine can not be regulated by office workers or contained to articles of legal tampering.

We are determined to keep this aspect of our knowledge alive for ourselves and future generations as an integral element of a healing planet.

Thank you for listening so patiently. Now it’s over to you….it is a choice!

Dreaming Future Projects

I am laying the foundation... I am layering the bricks.... When you make the decision towards self sufficiency, one important key is to determine the way the land will provide and sustain.   It is finding a way to generate that which the land can not...

Three Legged

Daily thoughts, contemplations, realizations and awakenings!   My journey of life with words! Informed opinion Manipulated opinion Observing opinions. I am right I am wrong I only see with tinted glasses I deserve I demand The whole world is mine to take I swing right...

I Am A Garden Anarchist

I know the gardens hold a secret to our survival…at culinary, medicinal, emotional, organization and psychological levels. If we look to nature to discover how to “operate”, I think we will have perfect solutions.

So, I began this article by searching “plants power” assuming those plants that thrive despite human eco-destructive ways might be good teachers to look too. In this search, the results showed pictures of “power plants” of the industrial world. My gosh, how far down the rabbit hole have we gone? The machine is gobbling up the world.

Recently, I was invited into an apparent “good” opportunity to have increased “clinical” prestige in regards to the “work I do”. These offers always make we stop and think. What is IT I am doing? And, once again, my decision was clear…. to stay in the garden. It is not always the most “accepted” approach as “the profits” monetary are small and tiny, the “idea” is lost or hidden from many’s views and it almost appears “unreasonable” in a power and successful hungry world. But, I stayed true to my heart and belief that healing arts always and forevermore starts in the garden and should always have that connection. It should never, ever be about money. And, taking a personal stand for the true “value” and essence of healing is one way I know, deep within, we can and will survive the machines of mankind that have almost suffocated our rational minds.

This amounts too “I have an anarchist approach and my garden approves”.

My current medicine garden here in Ecuador appears like a council of varying countries. The circle is quite eclectic and represents many cultures and countries. I’ve harnessed and nurtured the creative spirits from my past living spaces and I have surrounded myself with these old friends. The garden holds the wonky northerners, the crazy singing easterners and the wild westerners who dance with the southerner’s sultry growths. The green house holds the “royal herbs” who require a little extra attention and tendering. I have taken great measures to make sure they are all happy, healthy and feel welcomed.

And, in return, the give back! The magic of alchemy is one answer to locating and harnessing a “freedom” well beyond the current concept we have of “natural” and “wholistic” medicine. Acutally, “natural” medicine is not really that “natural” anymore.

Let me explain ….just as with every plant in the garden, every tincture jar I make holds a story. Each plant, medicine jar tell stories of the dying ecosystems and places gone forever. The plants with a little help and care have very self-resistance-voices and speak out against the our concept of “natural health”. If you give it a chance and a little encouragement, the plants are our allies.

For people not lucky enough to roam throughout the wilds or have time, energy or interest in creating a productive garden you can purchase herbal preparations such as tinctures and teas that cradle the healing properties echoed at length in plant healing. But too many have lost interest in going deeper than “a purchase” for their health. Actually there are far more who “pretend” to be nature lovers…or would like to see themselves as such. I have an uncanny and empathic gift to see right through these people. Sometimes it feels more like a curse, but it is also the energy that drives me to “speak out”. Too many are concerned about their social status: see my pretty garden? Some are more concerned about the small town gossip..”.I will hang out at the social hub more often than my garden”. And, a common view is “money is the tool towards healing”. This last concept has infiltrated all our avenues and ways of living. I will tell you loudly and boldly: my time spent in the garden and in the kitchen alchemizing is worth a trillion times itself to the future of our children. I hold that with honour I will not (ever, ever) buy in to the industrial, machine way.

We all know we are in a consumerist society and have been manipulated to accept certain “ways” a “dealing” It is easy to ignore the connections between a bottle on a shelf and a living, growing plant out in the garden. It can be hard to know if that bottle contains plants that grow a mile away or on another continent. It is difficult to marry the relationship of the soil, bugs, air and water within that bottle of medicine.

For me, this is far more about educating ourselves about the plants we use to nourish and heal. If you have a bottle of medicine, you should be able to visit the plant in that container. That relationship needs to be desperately re- awoken.

In this connection, we ARE able to build a whole new system of healing that isn’t about regulations and retardations. It is one that can support our movement away from the corporate power structure that medicine has become and back to the garden where it all begins.A medicine cabinet should always be next to the garden. Anyone in the business of healing and who sees money as the primary force (maybe even the need) should take a good hard look at themselves. They are not natural beings and their integrity to true healing is misguided.

The development of a new medical system, or the recovery of ancient models, is a future link in our safety net when industrialism fails. Rest assured, it will and is failing. However, at this time, those who “get this” and choose another way will be seen as the rebels…the rebels of the future medicine. It is not an easy path as it requires you oppose the current system and in some ways, go underground for the time-being.

On the flip side, we all have access to industrial medicine and many will excuse their participation/use of this form of “fake” medicine because it offers a fast, temporary relief. However, as I see over and over, the results are a feedback loop that actually causes more problems. The real work (natural way) is not so immediate in relief..and it does mean that suffering is part of the healing process. You are forced to look at all levels of healing in that suffering. The result is it will re-establish our connection to the real medicine that is a direct line from the Earth and the Mamma who feeds us.

This goes for all so called “natural medicines” too. Herbal medicine that is popular these days is presented to us by the media, so-called green capitalists, profiteers and lawmakers. It really has brought with it very little true and deep healing. Ultimately it is a failure….and is crumbling before our eyes. The plants and herbs are reduced to capsule form or worse, to their “active ingredients”. They become just a tool to work with in the same body-machine that industrial medicine sees people as being. They become no different than pharmaceutical drugs or a scalpel blade. that messes around with the parts. They are ultimately less effective because the herbs have been taken out of the system of healing (garden) in which they have their strength.

Sometimes and sadly when the marketers of herbal products get their hands on a new “miracle cure,” it can mean extinction for the plant. This is especially sad when so many living creatures go into useless products or are wasted on conditions that they don’t treat. (eg: have you heard of Echinacea shampoo?) Many herbs I wildcrafted 20 years ago are now close to extinction in the wild. I fear this will happen to “chaga” in the near future too.

There is also the “fads” of miracle herbs and we tend to believe everything we read and hear online without looking at or researching the “qualities” of the plant. A great example is Frankincense essential oil. The healing properties and amazing compounds of Frankincense are found in the resin acids and make up the heavier resin portion of the oleo gum resins. In distillation, these resins are left behind. For this reason, it is not physically possible for there to be anything but trace amounts of Boswellic acids in the essential oil of Frankincense no matter what the company reps tell you! It is safe to say that all the literature and information that claims Boswellic acids are found in the essential oil of Frankincense are written and disseminated by essential oil companies who seek to boost their sales of Frankincense essential oils. We need to know and research our medicine like it was to be our best friend.

I believe there is an alternative to the so-called “alternative medicine.” Michael Moore, herbalist and author said it best in one of his lectures: “… the herb business mostly revolves around recently marketed substances with new research, and it comes from them to us. Whereas we’re trying to establish as much as possible (in this “lower level” if you will) the fact that we need to create a practice and a model that’s impervious to faddism. We’re trying to practice in a way that derives from practice rather than from marketing. Not from above to below but from below around….Keep it local. No centralization because centralization kills everything.”

So, indeed, we need to localize. I also feel we need to rid ourselves of the concepts of “clinical settings” and “proper” set ups. A healers home and garden is the scene for the healing. Healing is most ancient model on earth to date. We knew it before we were people. Animals know how to use plants to medicate themselves. Plants play the same game. We are far too afraid to be in wonder in the natural setting. We have full resources available at our fingertips. There are millions/trillions of books. We have people who “know” how are eager to teach, mentor and train. A herbalists garden is far more healing than an “office”.

This Ol’ n New way of healing needs to be subtle and requires a lot of self-knowledge, or at least self-awareness. It uses intuition as a diagnostic tool. It uses the senses and plants as guides. It beckons us into relationship from the garden alchemized medicine. When we take herbal medicine (or food for that matter) we are taking in part of the plant’s growing environment; everything it ate and drank and experienced has formed the medicine you’re depending on.

When we are healed by plants, we owe it to them to look out for their kind and the places where they live. Traditional plant-gatherers often have a prayer they recite before they take anything from the wild or they return gifts in a form of gratitude (tobacco being a favourite) Personally I say “OK, plant. You heal me and I’ll look out for you. I got your back because I know you got mine. No one’s gonna build over you, or log you, or pick too much while I’m around and I will ensure you have all power to grow stronger and better and bigger” So this true herbal healing system has at its heart a deep environmentalism and a commitment to the Earth. It is a conversation.

The bioregional concept is important to this model of healing. Plants’ actions in our bodies are really quite limited by the chemicals they can produce from sunlight and soil. For every big-name herb on the market cut from the rainforest or dug from the mountains, there is most likely a plant with a similar action growing in your watershed. Some of the best medicines to maintain good health grow in vacant lots and neglected gardens around the world.

I intend and I am creating a little village of people who are responsible for their own health. We gather or grow our own medicines and food and is a primary “rule” of the village purpose. These days we are far too dependent on the power structure of industrial health care — the secret society of the doctors, the white-male-dominated medical schools, the corporate decision makers with their toxic pharmaceuticals and heartless greed and labs full of tortured beings. That dependence is one more thing keeping us tied down and bound to the “state” and “system”. . With a new system of healing, based on self-knowledge and herbal wisdom, we will be that much more free.

People who have some background in herbal healing can be a great help to those of us just learning. Healers who are working to form this new model, whether collectively or through their individual practices, should keep in mind that commitment to the Earth and a decentralized form of operations are central to truly revolutionary medicine. It is hard to resist the machine…it will allure you with false promise. But, truly, money is a fake medicine.

In these times of change, everything is being examined and either destroyed, rebuilt, or created from our hearts. Industrialism has affected every aspect of our lives — we are just starting to realize how much has been lost. Medicine is just one part of the machine that we have to take back and re-create into a form that works for the society we will become. Every herb, pill, and procedure should be judged on its sustainability and accessibility to small groups of people. People really need to get back to the garden. We can start with ourselves, within our communities and circles, but should never stop expanding outwards until industrial medicine rusts in a forgotten grave, a victim of its own imbalances. It takes integrity to take a real good look at true healing.

I am honoured to have known and live with the special plants in my garden and to have studied their uses as medicine. I am honoured to have them within this new land and space. And, I see myself as one of many guardians re-developing a new system on ancient ways in a corrupt environment for future benefit. I am a garden anarchist.

You are welcome to visit my garden!

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