California Poppy: How to Value Yourself

California Poppy for Self Value Eschscholzia californica   excerpted from Sacred Spirit of The Gorge: Columbia River Gorge Flower Essences & Essences of Place by Camilla Blossom Bishop Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I love myself; I value myself” Element: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Ethers Appreciation • Balance • Beauty • Children • Clairvoyance • Creativity • Emotional…

Flowers Are Bodhisattvas

During a 5 Rhythms dance, an orchid gave me a message… Flowers are bodhisattvas. They bloom until there is no more suffering on earth. Plants are “givers.” They give, give, give to humanity in every way imaginable—food, medicine, shelter, healing, celebration, spiritual evolution, and more. Like Quan Yin, flowers have endless compassion for our human…

Learning about Men: Saguaro Cactus

    May, 2013 – In Arizona, the blooming Saguaro Cactus calls me to visit once again. As we approach, I ask permission and my Native American friend smokes tobacco to tune into the holy ones and lands we enter. He looks up into the tall ancient cacti and announces to me: “They are going…

Celebrating the Spirit of Lily Devas

  Happy Winter Solstice! I am snuggling by the fire at my Bear Lodge preparing for a winter solstice ceremony and reflecting on a path that is leading me further into the mysteries of water, plants, and our beautiful Mother. I feel so grateful. So blessed. I am reflecting on my life at this most…