Each time that I sit with higher consciousness and ask about this current time, I am told, “this is an OPPORTUNITY”. This opportunity ispersonal, it is collective, it is planetary. The word opportunity comes from the Latin phrase ob portum veniens, which means “coming toward a port”, which refers to a favorable wind blowing ships into the harbor. We are arriving at a new port, a port that we have never been to before. The
Healing ourselves takes courage and commitment, repairing the earth takes dedication. It’s not a quick snap of the fingers, healing is a journey. As we heal ourselves, face our fears, and clean up our unfinished business, we are in turn paving the way for doing the same things for the earth. This is the time to go within, to remember who we are. Many people are seeking confirmation and certainty from outward resources right now
As the new paradigm unfolds, let's look to one of the oldest life forms on the planet that can offer profound healing and support for the current time -- fungus. Chaga (Inonotus obliquus) has cycled through my kitchen over the past many years. Recently, it has become a staple and one of the most beneficial allies of this time. Chaga is a type of shelf mushroom that grows mainly on Birch trees in colder climates.
When I close my eyes, I see lungs that are filled with the light and oxygen of the richest forests. I feel the vibrant green chlorophyll of the plants gently calming any fears. I smell the rich soil as springtime emerges in the forest. I hear the hum of the tallest evergreen trees, holding the earth with fierce love and purpose. The earth is speaking to us. We humans are being asked to pay attention;
Befriending the trees involves slowing down in order to connect with them. We live in a world where we move fast, keep our heads down, and our success is often measured by wealth and material belongings. The world of the trees moves slowly, with their heads up towards the sun, with success measured by how deeply they embody presence, by how effeciently they receive light. The trees have much to teach us. A good place