We have come to remember who we are. We have come to reclaim the power within, to live in the fullness of our true being. We have come to live in joy. My vision in gathering you all together here is not only to support our healing journeys with sacred plant medicines but also to bring what we have learned and remembered via these journeys back to the real world, to our everyday lives. In my eyes this work is about coming to a place where we find the ceremony in our everyday life, in every step, every moment, every word, and every thought, with or without the medicine.
I very intentionally use the word “medicine” when I speak about sacred plants. This is because in my opinion this work deserves reverence and respect. We engage this work consciously and with awareness of the profound changes we are making, not just in our own lives, but in the lives of those around us. When we invite the sacred plants into our lives, we do so so we can learn from them, grow with them, and from their divine wisdom, encounter the wisdom alive within each of us. I do not support the plants being used recreationally, to “get high” or have “a trip”, nor do I support the plants being administered by anyone who does not have proper training, experience, and intention.
Those with any experience in this world of plants and shamanism have heard the word “integration” and how important it is in this work. But what does “integration” mean? How do we integrate and apply our inner wisdom to the happenings around and within us? How do we dissolve the seeming separation between the world of spirit and the “real world”?
I am here simply to share with you my knowledge and experience and to create safe, sacred space for each of you to reconnect to the medicine/answers/wisdom/truth within yourselves and with each other. I offer you a connection to a community of like-hearted beings who are offering their wisdom and tools to advance the whole on this path of awakening.
I believe in transparency and honesty because we all carry the medicine within. Each of us has a unique and equally important gift to offer. Everyone has vision. Everyone holds a special space in the circle of ceremony, in the larger circle that is Life. There are no secrets on the path to awakening. There is only truth, and that truth is for everyone to share.
I envision a life for myself and others where we wake up each day feeling connected, guided and at ease. Feeling real and true to who we are and what is passing through us. Feeling clear and with a sense of purpose. I envision a life of being awake. Awake all the time, not just when working with the medicines. Living the awakeness to the Truth. The Truth that: I AM Whole, I AM Love, I AM Free.