Herbs as Teachers: Awakening Ancestral Wisdom

Herbs make brilliant teachers. The more I learn directly from herbs through deep listening and plant communication, the more I'm noticing some repeating patterns. Firstly, all plants when you meet them at a core level - at the level of spirit (more on this below), will teach you about unity consciousness. Secondly, the deeper you [...]

Boronia

The Australian Native Flower Codes are specific flowers that support healing and integration of those from different lands and heritages with the energies, spirits, custodians and guardians of this beautiful land that is now known as Australia.  These flowers can help to heal the gap between what is within and what is outside, to help [...]

5 Keys to Plant Communication

Plants are living beings. While they may function and communicate differently to us, that doesn't make them any less intelligent. In fact, there is growing evidence that plants communicate in much more sophisticated ways than was first imagined.* From my personal communications with the plant realm, I have realised that they have an awful lot [...]

The Sacred Medicine of Tulsi

The Sacred Medicine of Tulsi Tulsi. Queen of Herbs. Holy Basil, Sacred Basil.... Kundalini awakener; Interrelationship builder; Teacher of All encompassing Love; Strengthener of the Light of Spirit/Divine consciousness; Master Way Keeper for plants and people alike..... It's taken me awhile to sit down to write up some of the teachings received from Tulsi last [...]

Patchouli Teachings

Patchouli - unassuming and earthy. While well known for its scent, as a moth repellant and hippie deodorant, there's a lot more to it than meets the eye.  In fact, when a group of people coming to one of my plant journey evenings met with Patchouli, they were all surprised at her sweet, gentle energy.  [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]