HERBAL ALLY :: Passionflower

HERBAL ALLY :: Passionflower

Passionflower is one of my go to herbs for day time anxiety and insomnia, as well as nervous tensions and habitual patterns that involve a coiling in of the shoulders and arms. I know many herbalists how keep this handy, next to their bed and take a few dropperfuls before sleep and again if they wake up in the evening.

I Know You Want To Leave, But Please, Stay With Me.

I Know You Want To Leave, But Please, Stay With Me.

I opened to the earth that was alive, sacred because it was made sacred, said let there be land that is waiting for my voice, for my morning footsteps across the lawn, each one a prayer to the grandmother in the east. The trees, soil, and fallen leaves replied

Let's Talk About DISCERNMENT.

Let's Talk About DISCERNMENT.

There is a concept in yoga called VIVEKA (viv-ek-uh). This translates almost directly into discernment. Essentially, it is the ability to choose right from wrong, too little from too much, and helpful from non helpful. We have an interesting paradigm of understanding yoga philosophy in the west in that we often intellectualize the Yoga Sutras rather than really understanding them from our heart space.

Setting Intentions at The New Moon

Setting Intentions at The New Moon

The tale of the New Moon is that for one day a month, the sun and the moon are in alignment. They are willing to collaborate on how “wants” and “needs” can be merged.  They discuss how the subconscious and conscious minds can work together. So, what does this mean for you and how can you take full advantage of these lunar cycles?