The last day of September, 2017, and the most wonderful time of the year is upon us. We have but a few short weeks to make our final harvests before we rest in the dark time. Nature is ever-changing and ever-renewing and I always look to Her for inspiration and guidance as I seek my own way to move down this pathway.
A nurturing rain is falling outside the office window that overlooks the gardens and the compost pile. I have been here in Maine for almost four years. Moving to this new iteration of home brought changes to my practice. I limited my teaching here to the flower essence practitioner program. I see mostly flower essence clients now and a handful of herbal clients.
As time flows along, I find that I am drawn to work more intensely with the plants and the essences, as I once did before, in the first few years of this century, before I was actively teaching. To this end, I decided that I would discontinue teaching. This came at a time when a full class of very worthy and students were at the ready to sign up for the 2018 class. This made for a difficult decision. Even after publicly announcing my decision, I've had further inquiries that made me question my decision for an instant. The Universe is like that. It enjoys testing you.
Many people have asked me who I recommend as a teacher on the topic of flower essences. That has been a very difficult to question to answer. Every potential teacher has something worthy to offer, yet there is really no particular teacher that I feel comfortable endorsing 100%. No teacher other than Nature and the plants and your own inner wisdom can really provoke enough thought, energy, and depth. I have suggested to all who ask to begin to engage in self study and to that end I am going to devote much of my blogging time (now that I have finally taken it up again!) to suggesting books and activities to enhance your experience with flower essences.
Let's begin with my top three inspirational books. As the days grow shorter and the wild winds blow, cozy up to the fireside and read through these books.
I plan to be back here on a regular basis to share my thoughts and insights. Keep learning, growing, thinking and walking down your own path of discovery!