waking up with the wet roots
turkey tails (Trametes versicolor), harvested jan. 20th, 2015
i've been allowing myself to act like a plant, just rest and drink water these past months. sometimes i so want my heartbeat to slow to the speed of the winter bear's, to just take in the season the way most of the world around us does. thus, less emails. less contact. stop growing for a minute and just be still….i keep telling myself: it's okay, we too are aloud to do this. Our ambition as humans is vast, but that doesn't mean it can't wax and wane with the seasons.
Then, yesterday, putzing in the garden, I caught a whiff of someone waking up. It could have been the lady's mantle, maybe motherwort, or angelica; I actually walked the paths trying to sniff out who was waking up so fully in that moment. It was strong. Like coming back to life, literally. And in turn i feel inspired again, looking toward spring, toward growth. Just like that, turning back toward the desire to connect, to rekindle this little thing we do of reaching with our hearts towards another, after months of doing the work of letting it all go.
may the earth's aliveness wake you~
stay well honey balls
combine 1/4 cup each of: calendula blossoms, slippery elm powder, turmeric powder, reishi powder, cinnamon (optional).
mix powders, add 4T wellness syrup and enough local honey to make a paste (could use tahini or sunflower seed butter instead). roll into teaspoon sized balls and take 1-2 daily. kid friendly.
this recipe includes herbs that support immune function, aid in assimilation of nutrients and digestion, moisten and repair gut lining (so important to immune health yo!), and aid in circulation. feel free to experiment with your own recipes, this is just a template--enjoy:)