Shortly after I opened my Plant Spirit Medicine practice I realized that I was seeing my clients in a very unique way. They were dazzling to me. Radiant — in their spirit, in their endeavors, in their awesome humanity. Slowly but surely I began to realize that this must be how the plant spirits in fact “see” us.
Doing the Best We Can
Basically, I think the plant spirits “know” we are all doing the very best we can. They see us with immense compassion and generosity. They see us in our radiance and in our true potential and they work to help us heal, shed, peel the layers and get to that state in which our hearts are full, we can tap into our inner joy and be compassionate and generous towards ourselves and others. It is that highest best expression that the plant spirits see and sense in us. And it is precisely THAT which they touch and activate in us with their healing.
Healing, Wellness and Compassion
This knowing helps me in turn as a healer to remind my PSM clients to be compassionate towards themselves. I must often remind my clients how far they have come and how well they are doing. Sometimes the human condition (and human conditioning) make us strive and strive and want to do more and more, faster, yesterday … without celebrating, acknowledging and recognizing how much we have changed for the better, how much we have grown. When we celebrate and recognize how we are changing, we are in a sense giving thanks. As our hearts open while we are feeling gratitude … the healing work of the plant spirits really can take root even more profoundly in our Being.
We are all doing the very best we can
With our dreams
With our reality
With our heartaches
With our deepest hopes
With our parents
With our children
With our desires to change the world
To BE THE CHANGE we want to see
We are all doing the best we can
In spite of our boisterousness
In spite of our hiss
In spite of our bark
We want to build
We want to excel
We want to open hearts
We want to belong
We want it — All —
To really, truly, matter.