We’ve been talking about flower essences lately, but how about just connecting – in the moment – to plants you discover in your field? Have you ever thought about the gifts of the plant world that might be right in your back yard?
In addition to obvious gifts like fruit and berries, the leaves of many plants and trees have powerful gifts too. I remember walking in the hills of San Diego and coming across a special variety of Eucalyptus that also smelled like spearmint. I was so thankful to sniff those leaves as I continued my walk and filled with gratitude to Eucalyptus as I drove back down the mountain and their aroma was all over my hands and filled my car.
Then I was in a friend’s backyard and I had just read about eating the leaves of the gingko tree – only 5 leaves per day is supposed to have a marked effect. And there she had a gingko tree bordering her pasture! So we plucked some leaves (asking permission first, and feeling for where to pluck them, of course) and they were delicious! I can’t even describe the flavor, but I could feel my body saying, YES!
Imagine being able to receive all the antioxidants, bioflavonoids, adaptogens etc. our body needs FRESH, rather than in capsules. We should think of that when deciding what to plant and also as we greet and connect with what’s already growing around us.
P.S. And if you don’t agree with me about the aggression of blackberry, just check out this video!
Jini Patel Thompson is a natural health writer and Lazer Tapping instructor. She began riding at age 2 in Kenya, and got her first horse at age 8 in Alberta, and so continues a life-long journey and love affair with these amazing creatures.
6 thoughts on “Receiving Gifts from the Plants in your Pasture”
Great video Jini!!!
I have some rose bushes that throw there protective vines over and snag me when I trim them?. I grew up on the San Juaquin delta and the blackberry bushes grew along the beaches and shoreline where we boated and had fun. Boy do they stand in there power.Blackberyy bushes are no joke and they are fierce. Maybe I get some of my strength from eating them all those years. Blackberry picking in a bikini is a sport all it own? So enjoy your take on life and how you connect to Mother Nature.
Hooo boy ‘blackberry picking in a bikini’ – you’d have to have some of their fierceness to do that! There’s a completely different type of blackberry in the back, wild part of the property – much more tenacious than the one I filmed – I think that one is more a domestic blackberry and the other a more wild blackberry. There are so many differences between them!
Beautiful Jini… thank you for sharing.
I donot eat anything from my horse’s pasture as there are no fruits.
What are there are plants though …and herbs I guess. Various plants and herbs I do not know the names of.
But what I do do, is I walk through the pasture daily – of course, when I picking,the poo – and I always ask the pasture as a whole if it needs any support. And when it does I offer it all the Realmy colours that might be of interest to it at that moment.
The wonderful and magic thing is that my horse Marcello has been on different pastures in this same barn and when he was moved to another pasture, other horses would have been there, grazed there before. And always I had a feeling there had only been taken from the pasture. Nothing having been given.
Possibly not been taken by the horses, but unawarely by the humans of those horses.
So, yes I have seen the most awesome images having been created in front of my eyes when the pasture had indicated there was need for support or need for “food”, and I could play a role in facilitating and allowing the energy of those Realmy colours that would present themselves to roll like waves over the pasture and then kind of disappear into a hole. The hole sometimes located in the middle of the pasture, sometimes on the side. <3
What a wonderful idea Geerteke! I love your description of it too: “present themselves to roll like waves over the pasture and then kind of disappear into a hole. The hole sometimes located in the middle of the pasture, sometimes on the side” What a beautiful visual. I will do this with more consciousness over my land too. I think I have been more concerned with the physical needs of the land and I have not asked about the energetic/spiritual needs. Thank you for this gift 🙂
Awesome… when we eat fruits and vegs in a natural state, that energy released in us from them balances our bodies and we understand what Living is all about and Life to the fullest…. Great video
Exactly! Couldn’t have said it better Kenneth!