We are asked here to embrace pain as a friend, or more like a teacher. For example, when we experience pain we have arrived at a limitation, here we can expose the limitation and work with it. To embark knowingly on a path that may bring discomfort and challenge before producing the benefits.
I hope you are feeling lovely this sweet Tuesday. Last week during Savasana I had a hit of joy. It was really incredible. Of course I have experienced joy before, in many forms. But this was really something. I was just lying there, in my peacefulness and I had this sudden all over body reaction to just how incredible life is. I started smiling and couldn't stop all day.
Rebecca Desnos for The Nature Creative interviewing Rebecca Fisher on using botanicals to colour her soap. "The cross over between dyeing cloth with plants and using botanicals as colorants in cosmetics is so exciting! For example, the red in the soap below was made with madder which is a traditional textile dye. It’s incredible!"
Learn more about using, identifying, preparing and growing herbs for yourself, for your family or to help others on their healing path. Connect with like-spirited women, laugh, sing, dance and be inspired by a great line up of teachers and by each other. Take the day to stretch your mind, enjoy the outdoors and get a rest from day to day stress.
Hawthorne is the plant I am most careful to bring gifts to. There is a lot of folklore surrounding this thorny tree. It’s heart medicine. In herb school, my teacher told us a story about a woman who cut down a hawthorne tree and subsequently had a heart attack. She warned us to watch out if you ever wanted to harm one. It’s a magic tree.