Re: [pfaf] Re: fennel seeds and broader conversation
- Steve-- you said many good things in your post, but thank you especially
>As a shamanic healer who has long worked with the plants as spiritual
> In addition to benefitting from physically taking them into our
> bodies, I believe that you can experience healing from simply being in
> close proximity with these living beings.
> It's likely that this will elicit a passionate response from some
> people, but I suspect many of us are in such a rush these days that we
> just don't slow down long enough to recognise these energies and how
> they act upon us.
beings, and with their physical presences in the garden, I never make
medicine without invoking the spirits of the plants themselves. Many who
have planted a garden and worked with growing plants will attest to the
healing and love generated in those sacred spaces. This is not
airy-fairy new ageism, but the blessing of being a creature living on
earth in community with the rest of creation. Our lives depend on and
are integrally connected to nature, and if we forget that we imperil our
continued existence on the planet.
> I have to say that Bekki's point about the propaganda campaign againstAgain, I am TOTALLY on the same page. Thank you for expressing it so well.
> "alternative" medicine is valid, and I will go further and say that
> much of our valuable informational heritage has been lost - and is
> being lost - as a result of this line in the sand that we've drawn
> between the physical and the spirit. This can actually be traced back
> to not so long ago when a political agreement was made that science
> would govern the mind / body and the church would govern the spirit.
> For the sake of our very existence we must reunite our beings and
> reclaim ourselves from these entrenched forms of control.
> Whew, ok.. rant over for now, I guess.
> /"All that is gold does not glitter,/
> /Not all those who wander are lost;/
> /The old that is strong does not wither,/
> /Deep roots are not reached by the frost./
> /From the ashes a fire shall be woken,/
> /A light from the shadows shall spring;/
> /Renewed shall be blade that was broken,/
> /The crownless again shall be king."/
> ~ J.R.R. Tolkien