In every traditional system of Earth based medicine there are plants that are considered godheads. These are the non-human plant ally’s that we rely upon from the green world. They have dynamic medicinal value, and over thousands of years have evolved alongside human health and their medicine stories are woven into human culture. This folkloric significance points to their ability to deliver medicine to mind, body and spirit with omnidirectional potency. Such transformative agency shifts us from the uncontrollable inherited patterns of thinking and acting that are at the root of our suffering, our karma. In this class we will explore plants’ that are considered godheads, their folklore, physical medicine, and our emotional response to their presence. Through sound journey and direct meditative experiences with two plants we bring awareness to how these plants shift our karmic patterns. Through our exploration we will gain a broader understanding of how to continue our ancient relationship to these plant ally’s in our return to personal freedom.
Kelsey Barrett is a clinical herbalist, educator, and gardener. She believes embracing plants as part of our community gives us greater opportunity to reconnect to our health in meaningful ways.