I was introduced to herbalist Kelsey Barret by our mutual friend and previous visiting teacher Jane Anne Thomas. As a seer, Jane Anne's sister witch match making tends to be of the highest order, and this was no exception. February's event "The Instinctual Reemergence of Nature Communication" was Kelsey and I's first time teaching together, but I'm pretty sure it won't be the last!
Teaching with others requires a bit of a leap of faith, but that very quality of unpredictability, or variable within the controlled experiment, is in my opinion the proverbial fifth element, and the very thing that "Magic" requires in order to come into and enhance any situation. Our workshop began with Kelsey's sharing of a song sung in invocation of the god of the plants. Later in the workshop as she was speaking, I found myself interrupting her to share that the god of the plants was in fact there, had an amazing sense of humor, and was presently blasting our space with an astral transmission of Steppenwolf's "Born to be Wild" as a way of communicating to us the nature of what exactly plants would like to help us with- that it is meant to be an adventure. For those of you unfamiliar:
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
And explode into space
Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
Thank you to everyone who spent the afternoon journeying with us to remember how to hear timely (and hilarious!) messages directly from some of our greatest teachers- the plants!