My Druidic Education—part 2
My grandmother started showing me different herbs in the woods and fields around the house, when I was very young. We would go out and gather herbs to dry or to make into tinctures and decoctions, depending on the plant and/or the intended use. One day she had me go out to pick hops. There were nine clumps of hops growing up the side of a building. I went and harvested what I thought was the right amount for making a sleeping draught. This was actually for me, because I was so hyper I had trouble sleeping. I tried the medicine, and it worked.
Then she had me do it again, but this time go ask, “Which plants want to come and make medicine to help me sleep?” When I heard, “Yes,” I picked from those plants only. We made medicine from this harvest. They were knock-out drops! The first medicine, if I drank enough, would put me to sleep. With the second medicine, a few drops in a cup of water would immediately put me to sleep.
Everything is sentient, and because it’s sentient, we always have to ask, about everything. When you get an “OK, we’re going to work together,” it’s 100%. It’s kind of like with a human, when you get someone to do something that they don’t want to, versus when they do want to. Plants and chemicals have those same properties.
So if a person collects an herb to make a tea, when the plant is first asked and says “yes”, the tea is more potent by far. It has the heart. That’s the key. When the heart says “yes”, you’ve got all of it together. All of the plant’s lineage is tied up with what you’re making—millions and billions of connections, years, experience. There’s a power that comes in as you make things in this cooperative, co-creative way.
When you reach all the way back through this lineage, by asking first, the result really is way more potent than if you just go and take from the plant. When the “yes” is happening, it changes everything. The “yes” itself opens doors, that if you don’t have open, the power is much less. Some is there, but nothing like what’s available when you have full cooperation.
PHOTO: HOPS–It’s essence stimulates growth both spiritual and physical. Activates the etheric body & ethereal fluidium; opens 6th chakra; meridians strengthened. www.taliloquay.com
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