When Plants Talk, I Listen


Lush Garden

My Florida garden

I seek communion with the original spark of myself, the force of me that is also the force of you. I wonder what animates and lights this world, a life, a human or a plant? To open the door of this connection to our common origin, I listen to the messages of flowers.

All of life communicates, to receive the message is a choice. I listen to plants by attending to what changes in me as I wander among them. Contrast can make a message obvious.

A walk away from a busy street onto a leafy path into the woods, the message of peace and quiet is loud and clear. A hardwood forest offers a different experience than a pine forest. A sage bush in the desert feels entirely different from the grapefruit tree, full of fruit, outside of my window in Florida.

Just as I knew which parent to ask for the car keys, I know which plant to call on when I want to transform a certain mood.

Plants stay where they are, so the best way to bring their comfort with me is by carrying along a handy bottle of their essence. A flower essence holds the particular character of that plant – by taking a drop under my tongue, I commune directly with the message of the plant.

A flower essence speaks to my essence. If I am sensitive enough to feel that connection, then I have obviously been led into harmony with that which animates us all. And that feels great!

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About The Author

Cindy Black, L.Ac., LMT

Cindy Black is the Founder of Big Tree School of Natural Healing and the author of Meridian Massage, Pathways to Vitality. She is appreciated for her ability to make the complex accessible, fun, and practical.

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