It's almost spring time! And that means fresh nettles! The young plants are perfect for harvesting. They like to hide among other plants. It can be an adventure finding them
Some of the most amazing things I have done studying herbalism, motivated through Don´s teachings, are the plant attunements. Connecting with plants on a spiritual level is something that touches me deeply and it encourages a deeper learning. Combining this direct experience with the traditional learning about the agents and effects of a plant is perfect to get an idea about the plant`s actual strength and it´s personality as a helper in healing.
You wake up in the morning. You probably have a number of issues or problems that want your attention but today is Monday morning and the big issue in your life is life direction relative to your career or work. Some part of you, which we are calling little u, is restless and unhappy and wants a career change. That pressure to make a change we will call x. So let’s write out the formula and begin an exercise to see if we can create some kind of shift.
The one thing I wish I had done earlier in my career was to find a reliable, knowledgeable mentor at the very start of my herbal studies, almost 50 years ago. They could have saved me thousands of dollars and vast amounts of time.
In the Pacific Northwest we are blessed to have both of these herbs readily available to us. In the Fall I am able to harvest nettle root. In the spring I am able to collect pine pollen. I made both into tinctures.