Tea is a great way to receive the healing benefits of the plants. I find it best to grow your own herbs and then boil them with water. You can also use organic teabags. Blue lotus is used as a sleeping aid, lucid dreaming, and as an aphrodisiac.
Let’s start a conversation.
– What plants do you connect with?
– What plants do you use to clear your space?
– Have you used the sacred plants to help heal you?
I connect with the sacred medicines of sage, cedar, tobacco, and sweetgrass. I use these at home and when working with clients. A ritual I have is to offer tobacco to the creator, father sun, and mother moon. I also add some sage to clear the space and the energy. I always ask that they light my path and fill my life with love and joy. I find that I have a successful day when I do this in the morning. I am human so there are days I am running late and forget my offering. These days I notice that my energy is off. I will then offer them the sacred medicines before bed.
I love peppermint tea. I use this tea for spiritual protection and purification. I also find that the tea helps me clear my mind to better receive wisdom from the spirits.
As an indigenous healer from the Purépecha people in Mexico, I have learned from my ancestors and from leaders from other tribes. I have sat in sacred Ayahuasca ceremonies with indigenous healers from the Amazon rainforest. I have also been blessed with helping lead sacred ceremonies. This is always a blessing because I have been there for those who are on their healing journey.
I have learned so much from the medicines and have healed myself in a way I can’t even describe. The medicines broke me apart and put me back together at the same time. I look back at each ceremony and see how much I have grown. I have been happy in the ceremonies and I also have been curled up in a ball crying like a baby. I am not a person who cries in public but that has changed. I just let go now because I know that is how we heal.
Thank you for your wisdom, Dan. And for sharing how these plant medicines have impacted your daily life. It makes me realize that I have dropped some of the rituals that support my spiritual health and wellbeing and so NO WONDER I feel detached or disconnected from spirit these days.
I needed this message to remind me of the significance of ritual and begin again today to use plant medicine to nourish my soul and my environment. I will smudge with sandalwood, sage and palo santo to cleanse my space and herbal tea to nourish my insides.
I will make a tobacco offering to the trees when I take a nature walk later today.