Plant Spirit Medicine Healing and Compassion

Posted by at 1 February, 2013 7:55 pm


Shortly after I opened my Plant Spirit Medicine practice I realized that I was seeing my clients in a very unique way. They were dazzling to me. Radiant — in their spirit, in their endeavors, in their awesome humanity. Slowly but surely I began to realize that this must be how the plant spirits in fact “see” us.

Doing the Best We Can

Basically, I think the plant spirits “know” we are all doing the very best we can. They see us with immense compassion and generosity. They see us in our radiance and in our true potential and they work to help us heal, shed, peel the layers and get to that state in which our hearts are full, we can tap into our inner joy and be compassionate and generous towards ourselves and others. It is that highest best expression that the plant spirits see and sense in us. And it is precisely THAT which they touch and activate in us with their healing.

Healing, Wellness and Compassion

This knowing helps me in turn as a healer to remind my PSM clients to be compassionate towards themselves.  I must often remind my clients how far they have come and how well they are doing. Sometimes the human condition (and human conditioning) make us strive and strive and want to do more and more, faster, yesterday … without celebrating, acknowledging and recognizing how much we have changed for the better, how much we have grown. When we celebrate and recognize how we are changing, we are in a sense giving thanks. As our hearts open while we are feeling gratitude … the healing work of the plant spirits really can take root even more profoundly in our Being.

We are all doing the very best we can

With our dreams

With our reality

With our heartaches

With our deepest hopes

With our parents

With our children

With our desires to change the world

To BE THE CHANGE we want to see


We are all doing the best we can

In spite of our boisterousness

In spite of our hiss

In spite of our bark

We want to build

We want to excel

We want to open hearts

We want to belong

We want it – All – 

To really, truly, matter.

~~ Adrilia


susan bennett February 1, 2013

thankyou for sharing this very rich and nourishing nugget…

Adrilia February 2, 2013

Dear Susan,

So very happy to hear from you and to know you found the post nourishing and rich. Thanks so much for your comment!

Ann pedersen February 2, 2013

Awesome Adrilia.. Like poetry touching our inner most feelings.

Susan Andrew February 2, 2013

This is beautiful Adrilia. So inspirational and true.

Adrilia February 2, 2013

Dear Ann and Susan,

Thank you for your support and your comments. How wonderful that you found the post moving! Your appreciation inspires me as well.

karla refojo February 3, 2013

This is such a beautiful heartfull way of saying what the plants do is LOVE LOVE LOVE us!!! I have experienced that love myself in PSM treatments and been surprised at how the only one in the way of being loved is!!!! The universe is SO on our side. You as a healer and a woman are the embodiment of compassion and such a true conduit for what the plants came here to do. Thank you for sharing, my friend.

Adrilia February 4, 2013

Dear Karla,

What a beautiful comment and great testament to the power of this medicine. Thank you! Yes, often it is we, ourselves who stand in the way. Perhaps because we are afraid to change or to receive … perhaps because our modern world tends to condition us to close rather than open our hearts. But the plant spirits do know us and they do love us and in their healing they do take all of this into account. Plant Spirit Medicine is a subtle yet immensely powerful medicine. And absolutely, my experience is that the universe is very much on our side.

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