Earth Meditation

The earth is the Goddess, in all her feminine and receptive energy. Her direction is North. The Pentacle and a bowl of salt are her tools. Her colors are green, yellow, brown, black, and her season: is Winter.  The Zodiac Signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn are earth signs. Earth energy is grounding, bringing us back to…

Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Nettle is a superb nourishing food and has beneficial actions on many parts of the body including the urinary tract, liver, digestive tract, reproductive system, and respiratory system. Known as an overall nourisher and strengthener,…

Stewardship!

Stewardship is the job of taking care of something. When we are stewards of the land, we are taking care of what’s been given to us. We are showing our gratitude for all of the gifts we’ve received. The earth provides so much life energy. Show respect and reverence through tending the land.

Harvesting Mountain Mint

Today Eli ArtSparkle and I harvested mountain mint, which will be used in our summer solstice event! The sun was HOT, but we gathered a lot. I would get flashes of how my ancestors might have felt, harvesting all day to eat and to store for the winter. I felt at home, squatting and cutting…

Stone Creek

The water at Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat that flows beautifully through the woods, has been named Stone Creek, for the many stones you can find there. Stone Creek houses many little waterfalls and surrounds a few little islands! These islands have been cleared and named as well… Solomons Stone Island, and Circle Stone Island. …

The Magick of the Flowing Hollow

The Flowing Hollow is a beautiful magickal place at Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat. Water flows from the spring out of the mountain, into a little creek. Stones border the creeks edge, creating a path through this magickal water world. There is more to the Flowing Hollow than water, there is an abundance of life…

MAEOE 2020: The Shore

Creative expression is simply a part of the journey. Our interconnectedness to all of creation is the energy, stewardship is the interaction of our connectedness…the product is beauty and love through creative expression.

Quarantine Art Series: Sitting Stone

Every now and then it is important we go outside and sit. To listen to the wind blow around us, and feel the earth beneath our feet. Sitting stone is just the place to do that at Burns Valley Herbals and Retreat. I enjoyed sitting at the bench and painting the mountains! I am looking…

Quarantine Art Series: Mullein

The universe speaks through all things… mullein being synchronistic to COVID-19 in so many ways! Reminding us that nature provides all of our needs, if we are open and willing to listen and receive.