Bushfires: Harnessing the Power of Wind. How you can help right now!

Last night I woke at 4am. Bushfires are out of control in beloved forest just 16km away. The wind has been quiet and still for a few hours, smoke hangs in the air. But I am awake. Something is going on. I hear the fire alert go off downstairs. Only yesterday I downloaded the Fires [...]

Placenta: A Deeper Look at the Roots of Connection

Some people eat it, some people make pills from it, some bury it and plant a tree over the top, while others throw it in the bin.  What many don’t know is that you can also make a homeopathic remedy out of placenta and have it as a little constitutional back up for the rest [...]

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.