In this do or die period in his-story, it behooves us to drop everything that no longer or never did sing in our blood and bones. That old gunk is holding us back from self-discovery, self-exploration, and ultimately, the gifting of our own unique song to the universal symphony.
Furthermore, as I’m sure you’ll agree, that old gunk is getting downright boring!
For me, whenever something gets boring, it’s over!
I’ve been urging my dear old friend and former Green Acres neighbor (she lived four houses away) to move into her mushroom madness for years now. And on this very day, I’m honored to be the very first person to put my money where my mouth was and donate $50 to this beautiful kickstarter cause. Not that it’s just a donation. For I will receive three bottles of her future mushroom essences, and frankly, can’t wait!
It’s hard to believe that not even ten years ago the idea of funding one’s private efforts with donations received from the public at large over the internet was unheard of! It used to be that those with a big idea and no start-up funds had to go to banks and beg for a loan. No longer. Now we can describe what we want to do to our peers, and they can decide for themselves whether our passion is worth their support.
Despite the increasing split between the have-too-much’s and the have-hardly-anything’s, for those who dare to ignite the aliveness within their own being, despite fear and trepidation, letting nothing stop them, nothing! a great leveling — and upwelling! — of humanity is simultaneously taking place. Can you feel it?
So here’s to the big idea of Julia Jackson, my old friend who has since moved to California, first to the Bay Area, and now to Humboldt County. Plenty of forest for foraging.
“subtle body medicine that treats body, heart and soul”
For me, mushrooms are mysterious coy creatures. They are both delicate and powerful-ephemeral and everlasting. Mushrooms proteins look more like humans than they do plants. Their cell structure is quite similar to human cells.
They are ALLIES.
In my childhood, I was fortunate enough to have my grandfather take me to the woods and show me how to look for prized morels and from there my fascination and love has never stopped. Inherently I understood how fungi want to be discovered in alliance with humans.
Currently, I am so fortunate to live in an area that is abundant in a variety of mushrooms. And I am also fortunate enough to discover Robert Rogers work with mushroom essences. Similar to flower essences, this vibrational healing tool is new and ripe for exploration. According to Rogers’ personal clinical practice experience, these essences are well suited for working with the “shadow” or unintegrated parts of the psyche.
And if there ever was a time for humanity to explore our shadow side and make peace with these parts and recognize why they exist and how they can help vs. hinder, it is NOW.