Pathway One commences October 1st, 2019
Pathway Two early 2020
Activating Our Soul Seeds:
Working with Plant Spirit for Creative Evolution.
Have you thought that there is a dormant seed within waiting for acknowledgment and the right conditions to sprout?
Are you drawn to ritual and the curiosity of knowing why you are here and what may be your deeper purpose?
This course begins with providing the basics of creating sacred space before embarking on a journey into your unclaimed potential as a being here on earth. You will gain insights from your birth imprinting and combine that with the wisdom and activation of plant spirit in order to fully align with your sacred purpose here on earth and within this universe at this point in time.
Shamanic Herbalism invites you to be guided on a pathway that unlocks dormant keys and seeds within you. With the assistance of herbs and plant spirits, we will begin a journey of exploration into birthing our creative potential (this can be literally a baby, a project, an idea or even to rebirth yourself).
This course is a series of Activation Pathways. Each pathway consists of around 8 weeks duration.
The first pathway consists of the preparation and groundwork needed in order to commence the real plant activation work (which will start in Week 8 and continue throughout the following pathways).
The plant activation pathway as a whole, is ancient women’s wisdom held latent within us all. Embarking on this journey will be embarking on a soul adventure!
What does that mean?
It means reawakening to who we are, to fully embodying and embracing our individual nature, why we came here and what we’re here to do. And to gradually expressing that into the world, to sharing our innate gifts.
As we do this, as we activate into our fullness, our heart begins to beat in alignment with the earth, with our true nature. And this has a ripple effect not only on those around us, but also on the earth itself.
Walking this path with authenticity, commitment and beauty is to begin to recreate a Sacred Earth.
Why are we offering this course?
We believe that it is our birthright to live in alignment with our heart, intuition and ability to manifest our desires through reclaiming and awakening our innate knowledge of who we are and why we are here.
We believe, through personal experience and shamanic work that we are here for more than eating and sleeping.
We believe that each person has the potential to create their ultimate goals and desires by removing the veils and blocks that may keep this potential hidden.
We believe that plants hold the keys that unlock our DNA to fully activate who we are as sacred beings on this earth.
We want you to shine your light. We want you to believe in yourself and stand strong and tall in who you are.
Pathway One next starts October 1st, 2019. Pathway Two starts early 2020.
Pathway One – Creating Sacred Space
This contains the groundwork and preparation work needed in order to commence the plant activation pathway which will begin in week 8. We are laying the foundations so to speak. We’ll be weaving in some herbs to support you through these weeks, but the real plant activation work will begin towards the end of the first pathway.
- Week One: The Art of Ritual & Ceremony – preparing yourself, setting up space, energy management, grounding etc. The Four Elements.
- Week Two: Developing Intuition through Body Awareness
- Week Three & Four: Wisdom of the Cycles: Aligning with Nature – an experiential journey looking at how natures cycles affect us and how to engage that – the sun, the moon, the seasons, the menstrual cycle…..
- Week Five: Connecting with Nature: Deepening your journey. The principles of nature connection, an introduction to communicating with nature spirits and plants.
- Week Six: Introduction to Shamanic Journeying. Meet your animal and guide.
- Week Seven: Herbal Lore & Basics
- Week Eight: Plant Activation: Feverfew. The beginning of our plant activation pathway. This is the first plant code in activating a Sacred Earth (all work begins within!) Starting a materia medica, plant spirit communication, plant activation work.
- Rattle Crafting Workshop to make a traditional hide rattle. 9th November. You can choose to attend this workshop in person (includes materials); or online (does not include materials).
Course work includes a combination of written material, videos and audio exercises. Material is accessable throughout the course and for an extra three weeks from date of last module. Written material is downloadable, videos are not.
You will be invited to interact with the community in a private facebook forum.
“Thank you so much for a heartfelt, inspiring course in shamanic herbalism, filled with much knowledge, deep sacred earth wisdom, meditations, a beautiful mix and balance between audio/video/text, supportive teachers with beautiful souls and sacred space for reflections and personal soulwork. Every module opened up new insight and portals between the physical world and spiritworld, the veil between the worlds became thinner and made it easier to connect with the spirits, the green world and Mother Earth Gaia and deepened my nature connection. Heidi was so supportive and quick in her responses, if I had any questions about the course before I signed up and during the whole course with comments on my work. I am so grateful that I signed up, I feel rich in new wisdom and insight and cant wait to used this gift in my every day life and in my work as a therapist.” Lene Rose, Norway. 2019
commences October 1st, 2019
Super Earlybird Price $185 (ends Sep 1st)
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“This course was a wonderful way to explore shamanism from a herbal perspective. As a practicing Herbalist I feel that here in Australia we don’t have the opportunity to wildcraft as much as our American brethren and we lose touch with the spiritual aspect of Herbalism and have no contact with the spirit of the plant. This course teaches you to access this hidden realm in order to enrich your practice and your life!” Fin, 2019.
More testimonials here
Pathway Two – Sacred Birth: Birthing ourselves into the world.
In pathway one we laid the groundwork and created space for the real work!
Pathway two is our Sacred Birth Portal. Here we immerse ourselves in the sacred herbs that guide us to birth a truer version of ourselves into the world. We’ll be looking at who we are, why we came here, our soul and birth imprints, and how to transform and engage them. Then we’ll focus on the nurturing phase, how to nurture our creations – whether that is our new self, a new project or a new baby and the need for gentle stimulation and loving care.
As part of this pathway there is the option to Birth a medicine drum in a two day face to face workshop. This isn’t just a drum making workshop, this is a sacred process in which we use the crafting of the drum as a potent way to discover and rewire your birth imprinting. What we embody while crafting the drum stays within the drum as its medicine, its power. We come out with a drum not just of great personal relevance, but one that will beat to the tune of your own sacred heart beat.
- Week One – Womb as Gaia: Cleansing the Creative Vessel.
- Week Two – Birth Work. Plant Spirit Immersion with Starflower begins. Understanding our birth imprints and how to engage them for creation.
- Week Three –Cervix: Gateway between Earth and the Stars. Soul purpose remembering. Why we came.
- Week Four – Galactic Language of Plants
- Week Five – Birthing ourselves into the world. Plant immersion continues.
- Week Six – Birthing a Medicine Drum (optional) Or integration/catch up week.
- Week Seven – Blossom Immersion: the Power of Gentle Incarnation
- Week Eight – 40 Day Plan: Nurturing our sprouts of creation.
Prerequisite: Pathway One. If you feel you have the pathway one skills needed and would like to dive straight into this work, please send an email detailing your experience.
commences Feb 3rd, 2020
Super Earlybird Price (until Sep 1st) $199 or $699 (drum included)
Ready to enrol? Choose your option below:
Pathway Two Earlybird with Drum Workshop*
Drum workshop to be held 7th & 8th March 2020 in Mullumbimby.
Drum workshop is $400. Payment here will confirm your non refundable deposit of $200 only. Balance due at workshop. You can also add the drum option later via email if you’re unsure (closing date 5th Feb for drum making enrolments)
Pathway Three – Enliven Your Creative Potential: Womb Wisdom
Pathway Four – Alchemy: Transforming Your Inner Codes
Your Guides: Janine and Heidi
Janine Emerson Herbalist BHSc WHM. Janine is a qualified herbalist with over 11 years experience in both clinical and dispensary work. Janine grew up in the Northern Rivers and has a deep love of this land. Nature is her medicine and she feels that plants offer a profound transformative and healing effect on all our bodies: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. Janine also works as a medical intuitive, energy healer and communicates with plant spirit. Her passion is to empower people in knowing that they can heal themselves with the many medicines growing right in the backyard!
Heidi Wedd has a long background in herbs and homeopathy and has long been drawn to the direct experience of listening to the plants for their magic. Over the last 13 years, she’s held herbal alchemy courses, plant wisdom courses, nature connection circles, a homeopathic butterfly proving, and deep pregnancy journey circles. In all of these, the focus has been on the embodied wisdom aspect of direct, inner knowing using a variety of shamanic deepening practices and plant spirit communication. She is passionate about changing the world from the roots up, by encouraging deeper connection with nature, the earth and shifting our interaction with it to a more co-creative one. She is author of Wild Flower Walker: A Pilgrimage to Nature on the Bibbulmun Track. Heidi also works as a midwife, homeopath and craniosacral bodyworker. Testimonials.
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What is shamanism?
Shamanism is one of the oldest practices in the world. It is thought to have originated in Siberia, from where it spread across the globe and integrated into most areas.
The shamanic worldview is animistic in that it sees that there is a spirit in all things. Knowing this, it attempts to live in harmony with all beings, the earth and other realms.
Shamans were mediators between the worlds. They were the people in the community that would journey to other realms to bring back guidance and healing. What they learned in the other worlds was always integrated back into the physical world and community. In doing this, they could heal, guide and share wisdom.
Around the globe, shamans traditionally, would go into trance states to journey through the worlds. The way this was done varied by location – fasting, initiations, ecstatic practices like dance or music, or hallucinogens.
In this day and age we have continued to evolve, and with the spreading of spiritual practices, it is a lot easier for most people to journey without the use of hallucinogenic substances. Ecstatic dance, drum journeys, and deep meditations are all more commonly practiced, widespread and relatively easy to access and learn.
While journeying to other realms doesn’t make you a shaman, it is a practice that can teach you much, and we can all begin to journey on the shaman’s path….. the path of seeing the spirit within all things…. plants, trees, animals, objects. And not just seeing them, but connecting with them, listening and learning from them. Interacting and developing relationships with them.
This course will have a strong focus on connecting with the spirit of the plants we are working with. On listening, learning, integrating and putting into practice the lessons we learn from them. This is the shaman’s way, the shaman’s path.
What are Plant Spirits?
Plant spirits are the vibrational signature or soul of the plant. Much like we humans have our own unique vibration and soul, so do plants. When we sit in stillness and tune into plant spirit we may come to learn about their personality, how they wish to be used, what actions and benefits they hold, where they may work for us, as humans, within our body, mind, emotions and spirit. The spirit of a plant gives a deep and true indication of what a plant has to offer for our evolution and that of the planet. When you meet a plant spirit, the feeling is usually felt profoundly and with a knowing. Not all plants wish to communicate quickly, so patience is required and developing a relationship with the plant is beneficial to communicating effectively. How a plant spirit presents itself will be unique to you and your developed intuitive senses, mostly trust that you are receiving the information correctly.