Connect to Plant Spirits
Meditating (Journeying) with Cedar, Rose & Grandfather San Pedro using Plant Dreaming Oil
As I write this, I have just applied Plant Dreaming Oil to my third eye — a pathway to connect to Plant Spirits.
I’ve taken a deep breath and have settled into my Medicine Wheel to begin my Plant Medicine journey. This is a test of a new formulation for this potion. The unique blend of seven herbs (for dreaming) in oil, is bringing into focus, Cedar (Thuja plicata )tree. I love Cedar for its energies of ancient wisdom, unyielding presence, strength and vitality and of course, for cleansing. I use it a lot in my energy medicines and have grown used to its presence. The bark of the tree is right in front of my face, as though it has something important to tell. I watch as it drifts slowly backwards and settles into a protective stance. I am in awe of the beauty of this wise sacred one. I give gratitude to Cedar for allowing me to feel its essence.
I ask Rose(Rosa) to come to me and immediately feel the energy of fierce compassion and matriarchy. The protective beauty that Rose upholds is given freely to all who use her. Her petals are soft; her scent is sublime; her thorns are sharp. Pay attention when you visit Rose. There is also a sense of elder wisdom about her – a quiet knowing. Her life force is strong & vibrant. Rose has helped a lot in formulating our energy medicines.
The next day I apply to my third eye and wrists and call to San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi), the old wise one who uses ruthless compassion to show us our fears. He presents as an ancient grandfather, weathered and wisened with age; hat on head, stick in hand. He points to a pathway that is illumined for me and ushers me towards it with his stick. I come to a cliff at the end of the road and am asked if I want to fly off. I start to worry that I’ll let myself go or something else comes along to distract me and I fall. Emotion takes over and there it is – the question San Pedro has
for me. Do I trust myself enough? Do I trust that I can fly out over the cliff and through my will and intention, come back easily to land? Grandfather San Pedro won’t save me and stands there watching, with love but no pity. I take off and fly around worried that something will come to take me down, but I keep focused and land back safely. He prods me to do it again and off I go into the cosmos and back. My fear of not being able to trust myself and others to take care of my spirit is shown vividly and forcefully. Been here before, but obviously haven’t taken it in fully. As I walk back down the path, Grandfather San Pedro merges with the surroundings and I’m alone once again.
I come back to my Medicine Wheel and then to where I am, sitting in a chair close to the fire. In awe, once again, at the Power of the Plant World to give freely of their medicine gifts. Plant Dreaming Oil will take you on plant journeys to find out your medicine and your healing journey. Available only at Plant Medicine Shop.