The Secret to Powerful Plant Medicine

The secret to making powerful plant medicine, whether you intend to use it for physical or metaphysical purposes, begins with building a relationship with plants. There are many ways to do this.

The four things I like to do during the harvesting process are:

1) Sharing my intention with the plant

2) Asking permission, and waiting to receive an answer without attachment

3) Making an offering

4) And then harvesting the plant in such a way as to do minimal harm both to it and the community of plants and animals around it.

Humans are boundlessly creative beings, and so there are many, many ways to do each of these things. Tonight I was inspired to create a mini-podcast sharing some techniques that I use, and elaborating on this subject in general. It’s called “Making Powerful Medicine: Building Relationships with Plants.” Because sharing this information is a service to the plant world, it is my pleasure to offer it completely for free here. That link will give you an mp3 file to download. Please enjoy and feel free to share it widely.

After you listen to it, in the comments, I’d love to get your feedback and hear about your own approach, if you are inspired: What are some special things you like to do to build relationships with the plants you work with?

3 thoughts on “The Secret to Powerful Plant Medicine

  1. I make and teach quilting. I was on the internet looking for some plants to applique and put on my website. I came across you site. I have to say, I enjoyed everything I saw, and the way you honor nature. ty

  2. I wish I could read this but where I’m at will not let me open it . So I know it was GOOD , ur a good person I can tell most plant people / green people r . I seem to drop off the face of society more often than I realize . I must apologize to u last time I left a comment I left the internet behind it has been 7 or 6 months…lol . I find I travel more than I thought . But I wanted to say to u miss Becky u r truly someone I hope to meet one day . I wish u could sign my copy of ur book . Plant Medicine is very powerful I know first hand , grew up in the deep south matter fact on the longest bayou in the world . I wish u a wonderful year miss becky . I hope to read more when I can, I really love first ways its helped me find people in other places that love the green things as much as I do. And I hope u have a new book I have reread urs often I laugh everytime I think about ur rednck friends . Thanks again

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