I thought the way I related to herbs was strange. Many plant allies came to me when I was sleeping and told me what I needed to make for others. I did not know why the Ancestors would wake me up in the wee hours of the morning or keep me up late into the night so I could make special blends that would be used for magic. Every blend had a song, a number, a sacred combination, or specific colors. Each blend was created in alignment with days of the week and the moon cycles, each blend had a story to unfolded and had to be shared with the receiver.
These were the early days of my practice as an intuitive herbalist and folk healer. I denied this type of healing for a long time. I did not want to considered strange or weird and I did not understand I was being taken over by the ancestors. I can not tell you how many years I tried to fit into the mainstream herbalist community. I was searching for a place to belong. I thought of all kinds of creative wordles to put together to describe my way “prescribing” remedies until I surrendered to what everyone was calling me MEDICINE WOMAN.
I came to realized I just do not fit in. I never have really and at this rate I never will. I thank God that I have stopped trying. Well….. that’s not entirely true, every now and then, that scared part of myself who thinks she needs approval from others, will pop her head out in my consciousness and try to run my business. When I notice her, I remind her it’s okay to be different and gently remove her from my drivers seat.
I have surrendered to the fact I will never understand the science of herbalism. I will never be able to explain the why in scientific terms. My task is to connect, remember, listen and share from a space of, not what I learned, but what I remember. I have embraced my way, and alas that is good enough. My days as an intuitive herbalist have far exceeded my wildest dreams. So much goes into my healing sessions and herbal readings. I no longer fear strange in me. I welcome this part of me more and more everyday. Right now as I write this, the trees are speaking to me with the rustling of their leaves. They sound like a thousand rattles calling me home. Life is good!
On my birthday The Herbal Oracle was born. The Herbal Oracle is a system of divination that uses our bones of the earth, the stones, to translate the messages of our plant allies. The Oracle is partnered with a cosmological wheel that combines several teachings from various philosophies. Each stone is hand painted by me and encoded with a Light frequency.
The Herbal Oracle is a tool for understanding, healing and transformation. She is yet another way the great plant allies want to share their wisdom and medicine with others. As they remind me, there are many ways to use sacred plant medicine, I am simply a servant and conduit for their Light.
While connecting with my Sistar Keri Nola, the creator of Messages From Shadow Oracle Cards, the two systems attuned themselves. Now, more often than not, the Messages from Shadow cards, beautifully complement a Shamanic Herbal Reading providing further insight and wisdom. Using this tool has become a part of my individual healing sessions, and The Herbal Oracle has woven her way into almost all that I do for others and myself. She helps me create blends for others and her Light frequency supports me even when she is not physically present.
She shares this message with you now:
Wherever you are on your journey to uncovering your greatest talents, medicine, or offerings, you are enough just as you are. The ancient wisdom contained in your belly is all you need. Believe in yourself and your Divine path. Your time is now! Get yourself out there and stop trying to fit in where you do not belong.
May the Light of your life be uncovered and may it never be dimmed again.