In April I started a fabulous herbal course which met one weekend a month through last weekend in North Carolina. We hiked through woods, visited farms, listened to teachers on permaculture, primitive skills, intentional communities and learned to identify plants and mushrooms where they grow wildly. I learned to make tinctures, teas, salves, oil infusions and mead! I met a group of amazing classmates of various ages from 20 to 58, whom I fell in love with and because of whom I have great hope for the future of our planet. I brought home a beautiful certificate of completion yesterday.
In June I went to California to learn NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) and have begun helping lots of people get rid of their allergies. This is a mind-blowing system based on Chinese Medical theory, energy movement and applied Kinesiology. I have had the privilege to witness people who couldn’t be around animals without sneezing, wheezing and running spend time with those same animals with no symptoms. And people who couldn’t eat eggs and dairy without severe abdominal pain and diarrhea now able to eat those things without symptoms. I love, love, love doing this work.
Two weeks ago, I had the joy and privilege of officiating a wedding. The bride and groom are friends of my daughter. It was in Quiet Water’s park, right on the water. I realized how much I love this work as well. Especially being able to sit down with the couple and offer coaching for a successful relationship. The harvest for me in this is realizing that I have a life of experience and wisdom to offer people, and that there are people who want it.
So, dear community who read this blog, I want you to know that I love my life, and I love that my life intersects with your life. This is an amazing planet, with unfathomable biodiversity and beauty. And we, the human element are also amazing. With all our diversity of cultures, skin, hair and eye colors, languages, likes and dislikes, joys and sorrows, and the myriad of experiences are more alike than we could ever realize. Your presence in my life is also a bountiful harvest of untold riches. You are in my heart always, and I wish for you the joy of a rich harvest as well.