I can’t tell you how wonderful this conference is so far. I am enjoying the beautiful mountain air and the many classes. The classes on practical uses and materia medicas have been filled with mostly with information I already know but there is an amazing shamanic and spiritual use of herbs being taught and a charisma among the herbalists and healers that is truly healing and a balm to the spirit. My spirit was broken the past few months.
When I get back I will start setting up my new shop in Elizabeth by the post office. A friend of ours invited us to rent his walkout basement in Elizabeth. He is a respected Native elder and I will learn much from him. To stand on his land is to be totally immersed in wild medicinal plants. A secret place.
The next half of my life will be a little wilder. A few less decorating books and dinner parties and more walking in pine needles and watching birds. Wild herbalism in my shop. Something to meet the needs of every single person that walks in. Powerful plant medicines and natural healing. More quiet, less bills, more mindful, more learning, less stress, more herbs, less interference.
Now, my friends, I must don my owl wings and head to the Fairy Masquerade Ball. Margie is less than excited but I can’t wait to dance.
And I’ll continue dancing…