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The Voices of Intuition: Deep Listening

When you ask a question or are trying to make a decision, there are often a few voices that arise.. Invariably the first is right there, clearly stating a choice or an opinion. It's fast and relatively easy to hear. It often is directing you to do something quickly. It can be persistent and demanding [...]

Fringed Lily

Fringed Lily Thysanotus tuberosus Last December my nature buddy, Gigi (who has turned out to be my cousin but we didn't know that back then and that's a whole other story about the beauty of doing ancestral work!) and I decided to make a flower essence of the little Fringe Lily which was flowering at [...]

An Alchemical Journey with Yarrow.

An Alchemical Journey with Yarrow. Making spagyrics is an enormous dive into experiencing a herb. Alchemy is a layered experience. The deeper you journey with a plant, the more layered the messages become. What may not make sense at the beginning, usually comes together at some point!  In this article you'll see the step by [...]

Rosemary – Divine Mother

One of the first plant spagyrics I made close to 20 years ago along with a friend, was Rosemary. Sadly it was back in the days when I didn't document (lesson learned!) and so much of what we experienced - alchemy is a lived experience of a plant - has been lost. Rosemary is for [...]

The Lost Art of Embodied Herbalism

The Lost Art of Embodied Herbalism:  Bringing the Feminine back into Herbalism  As herbalism becomes increasingly about chemical constituents and actions, and the actual herb as a spirit being is not considered, we are losing connection with what herbs and plants are all about. The herbs are being taken out of herbalism! More and more [...]

Calendula: Healing the Masculine Within

Calendula Officinalis I’ve always loved this little plant and used it often for surface wounds, grazes, tooth infections and tissue trauma. It’s antiseptic and heals tissue beautifully. It’s long been known as a remedy to bring cheer through a long winter (Seasonally Affective Disorder), and to bring a little dose of sunshine to any rotting [...]

The Essence of Butterfly

Has anyone else felt like 2018 has been a big transition year? I've certainly noticed that Butterfly medicine has been strong. Over the last 13 years since I made the Blue Triangle Butterfly remedy, I've really noticed it has these waves of use. Mostly it gets active (orders or people needing it) in the summertime [...]

Plant Allies

Plants as Allies: Deepening and Building Relationship with Plants for Power, Healing and Wisdom. Working with a plant ally is to open a doorway into another world. It may become a personal healing journey or a pathway into deeper learning and understanding about plants, herbs and the natural world in general.

Conscious Gardening: 7 Simple Steps to working Co-creatively with Nature.

Ever wonder how you could make a difference to the planet on a personal level? Quietly, in your own garden you can be a personal activist for planetary change.   She is known as Mother Earth or Mother Nature, as the relationship humans have with her is a motherly one. Like a Great Mother, the [...]

Chamomile – Finding the Light Within.

A message from the Chamomile deva: Activate your light. Let it shine. Listen to the light of truth deep within. Don’t get distracted by the loud voices of the ego that can clutter your space and cloud your mind. Connect deeply to your real self, your own sun, your solar plexus, your centre. There is [...]

Shepherd’s Purse Wisdom

Making plant remedies is a great opportunity to connect in deeper with the spirit of a plant and learn from it, whether it be a tincture, a flower essence, a tea, salve or homeopathic.  In turn, this gives more potency to whatever you are making. Anyone can chop a herb and pour alcohol on it [...]

Weeds…… maybe nature knows best

Today I had the experience of seeing myself as a weed. An incredibly fertile weed like a “Farmers Friend”, with the little seeds that attach to your clothing and are annoying and incredibly prolific! And I could see similarities to myself. I have a lot of ideas, always on the go creatively, and sometimes frustratingly [...]

Singing the Land

Simple ways to reconnect with the earth and ourselves. What does it mean to sing the land?     Most of us, at least in Australia, have heard of songlines – these apparently invisible tracks across the country that the Aboriginals sang as they travelled along. These songs are the music of the land, a [...]

The Energy of Land

Do you ever wonder why you are drawn to certain places? Why you find yourself living somewhere at a certain point in your life? How the energy of that place affects you? For the last year I have lived and worked in Alice Springs as a midwife. The land there is so strong and powerful [...]