Monday, May 18, 2009

Herbology 101

I have started my Herbology course and I am in Love! Deeply, madly in love with the plant world. All I want to do is play with the plants. I don't want to go to work. I want to explore wild fields. I don't want to eat. I want to make Dandelion magic. I don't want to sleep. I want to lay in a field of Violas and smell them. I want to lean my back against a Cottonwood tree and daydream beside a babbling brook for hours and hours. So much fun!

I have to honestly say this is what my heart and soul have been looking for. A truly honest and authentic teacher who knows what she's talking about and isn't afraid to share the information. My teacher Barbara is the kind of women that gives you the space to be exactly who you are.. she has the kind of love for you and for life itself, that allows your light shine as big as it can possibly shine and when you think you must be absolutely, positively glowing! She raises you up a little bit more. She, in the most gentle and understated way, challenges you to shine a little brighter. She is the kind of person that I would like to be. She is the kind of person that is so confident in who she is, she has no worries or insecurities that cause her to judge and hold a person down. She's proud of you for being you! I think that most of us do that. We get so worried about us. Some of us get so scared that there just is not enough room in this world if everyone shines as bright as they might be. Like.. the world might spontaneously combust or something really horrible and well.. maybe your lightbulb would burn out seeing as you wouldn't need light in that house anymore.. but my point is well, it won't. The world won't blow up if we shine shine shine. Everyone's heart might suddenly bloom wide open and (we might stop having heart disease as one of the number 1 cause of ditching this world) we might all start seeing without a clouded and fearful vision. We might start to see that the light that is shining in their hearts is a reflection of the light that shines in your heart. And, when your light sees their light they reach out and join and the light expands and looks for more light to join with, all the while understanding that there is room because light needs no space as we know it. Aww, now doesn't that feel great?!

Well, this is what I've learned in my first class along with fantastic information on Violas and Dandelions and the beautiful Cottonwood tree and mm mmm good nettles! Can't wait for the next class.

Spread the Love folks!




kate said...

This sounds absolutely amazing!!! I was relishing in my love for plants just this morning, and thinking (i kid you not) how cool it would be to take a class and learn more about herbs!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Wow, I'd love to meet Barbara. Sounds like she is sharing more that just some plant information. Keep us posted.

Crazy Squirrel Lady said...

I am sooo jealous of you! I would love to take a class like that.Every time I see a wild plant I always wonder what its called and what kind of kitchen magic I could conjure up with it. Great blog! I'll be back :)

Jenn said...

Tammy I am absolutely smiling from ear to ear right now. Your post just perked me up something fantastic on a day when physically I am feeling very bleh so thank you so much! I am not really a nature girl per se but I love looking at pretty plants and seeing trees bud and bloom. Reading about them is also clearly something wonderful too :) Thanks ♥

Bobbie said...

Wish I could join you. We would have so much fun :)

Mercer's Daughter said...

What an inspiring post! I'm so happy for you to find a teacher so gifted with the ability to give generously of her hope to others.
What a blessing!!!

Rocki said...

I got goosebumps reading this! Sounds like something I would love to take as well. I have several homeopathic books on herbal care, etc., but taking a class would be AWESOME! Good for you - enjoy!

Ailurophile said...

How cool that you found such a wonderful teacher and fell in love with plants instantly. I can understand your excitement right now and I think it's refreshing and positive!

Nice blog and I look forward to further posts about your progress with all the beautiful plants and herbs :)