Volume 5, Issue 4
Welcome to spring! The sun is streaming through the window with its warmth bringing me such delight. Out my window I can hear the robins singing and see last night’s rain a dusting of snow on the mountaintop. We are gearing up for a very full season of classes, apprenticeships, travel to teach and, of course, gardening and rejoicing in the plants and trees ever present friendship. There are a couple spots left in the Vermont Plant Spirit Healing Apprenticeship and my longing is for strong-backed, local people who love plants to be available for work exchange in order to take this apprenticeship. We have a lot on our plates this year garden-wise and could use extra help. I’ve been singing the Joni Mitchell song that says, “send me somebody who’s strong and somewhat sincere”. Are you out there?
We invite you to visit a new page on our website titled Certified Plant Spirit Healing Practitioners. These are students who have completed the Apprenticeship and usually more than one advanced class having presented case studies and clearly demonstrated their abilities as competent and dedicated Plant Spirit Healing practitioners. My focus naturally shifts to teaching and gardening during spring, summer and fall but I want you to still have good practitioners available to you. Please check them out and give one of them a call if you are in need of a healing session.
We are excited to bring you the Earth Spirit Healing Intensive again this year. Last year we were overflowing with folks who left here changed forever in how they walk upon Earth. Jennifer said, “The class was amazing and will change my life for years to come. Each little part of the class was huge, powerful, and mind-blowing. Thank you, Fearn, & Mark for co-creating this class.” We feel the ever increasing urgency from the plants and Earth as they implore us to listen and follow their sustaining guidance while at the same time inviting us to take up our co-creative role with them. Please join us for this never-before-seen opportunity to experience the emerging living matrix of earth/human potential during this most of auspicious years.
We invite you to visit our Partner Earth Education Center website to read about the many other classes we offer here and in other locations.
Blessed Spring by Mark Carlin and Pam Montgomery
As the quickening of the season begins we remember the cascading upon us of a mountain of stones and fallen trees loosed from the earth under torrential rains of late August past. Now is not the time to shy away from believing all things will grow again and something never before seen just might find the conditions ripe to jump up and live again. We gently and gingerly trod upon still fragile ground to see who may be brave and strong enough to make a beautiful attempt to share this bit of earth with us for another season. Nettle, the epitome of perseverance, has a tight hold and yet we learn how the soil has become so much more enriched by Nettle’s presence making a rich foundation for our new Sanctuary garden. And Angelica, you too can not be deterred with your proliferation, perhaps in response to our whispered intentions of transforming you into a powerful potion for an autumn initiation for the people. But most exciting of all is the return of Mugwort otherwise known as Artemisia which gives me hope once again for the regenerative power of life itself. We have lamented your seeming demise all winter only to find that you are not to be forgotten. It is so good to see your face again.
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