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Ergi Apothecaries

🔽Androgynous Alchemist 🔽folk herbalist 🔽teacher 🔽journeyer. #lgbtq #queerspirituality #thirdgender #plantmedicine

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"The rules of survival in the forest-reciprocity and solidarity- are tested. Now it is the survival of the forest that is at stake. In the forest, the larger the assault and the more intense the warfare, the deeper the collaboration must be in order to survive." -David Haskell, The Songs of Trees .. Thinking deeply about the tensions that arrive in our human affairs, and how the networks we build to counteract this friction- or to build on the friction- might be used advantageously. .. What if the events that we perceive as tragic, destructive, and life ending, are the very events that call us to a new level of adaptation, to being in the world? .. #thesongsoftrees #trees #ecosystems #networks #interrelated #witchesofinstagram #thoughtoftheday #sustainability #sustainableliving #sustainable #ecology

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MOVING .. .. .. .. I am always so shook by how incredibly dependent I am on my home. I always flippantly tell others that I'm a "nester", and during this recent move across DC I came face to face with that reality. .. .. I feel like a touch me not that got brushed up against too many times. I feel like the move made me raw and searching for an anchor and something familiar. It's been a sleepless few weeks, and my tender body is feeling it's lack- but I am coming into another season. Each day I feel myself better rested, and my eyes more willing to play with the sunlight. .. .. .. .. .. #rootwork #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #herbalists #wellness #witchesofinstagram

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MEXICAN CALENDULA .. .. .. .. .. Randomly picked up some calendula from el mercado de Sonora when I was in Mexico City this past weekend. .. .. .. #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalists #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram #mexico #cdmx #mexicocity

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S.U.N.B.E.A.MS. . . . . . I realize that I've been absent from IG for a while, and I'm not very upset about it. I've been in the process of moving to another apartment in the DMV (No, I haven't moved to Mexico 🇲🇽, yet 🤞🤞) and really working on getting honest with myself regarding this project. Where do I want it to go? What is my vision? Should it survive? .. For now I'm reflecting and contemplating deeply about what the future holds for @ergifarmsandapothecary .. .. .. .. #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalists #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram #mexico #cdmx #mexicocity

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.. Deep gratitude to those that have walked before us. .. .. .. .. .. #capitalpride #dcpride #pride #love #lgbtq #queer #queerspirit #queermedicine #dmv #lgbt #freeyourself #liberationnotassimilation

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Viva España .. On the train from Madrid to Barcelona I day dreamed over living in the Spanish countryside, of growing close to this foreign earth, of listening deeply to what the ground might whisper to me. .. I forgot today was Monday, and have lost a certain sense of time. I also have found deep refuge in the center of my own being as I'm pulled away from the lands that I know. .. .. .. .. .. #ancestors #rootwork #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #redletterchristians #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram

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M O M E N T S . In the west we are driven to consume. We are bred to have an insatiable yearning for ideas, experiences, things, that might fill us. That for a moment, that just maybe, we might be full, that we might be satisfied. It's in this thought process that my problem often lies. I understand on an intellectual level that I do not need things in order to be full, to be filled with a sense of being. I intellectually know that the moment has enough for me. So I go looking, I become hungry in the moment for things of the Spirit, of Mystery. My desire builds, asking where is it?! Where is this spirit that will be enough?! But it is a shift in perception, in consciousness, that the Mystery demands of us. The Mystery says that it's already here and that it isn't beyond me. It is my misperception, my untamed desire, even in religious things, that my moments of being escape me. . How can I drink in all that is here if I am looking for what is over there? How can I eat the loaf of bread in front of me, if I am eyeing the pie across the table? It is in my thinking that my suffering arises. How can I know that this moment is enough if I am always looking for the moment to provide more. . As a side note I found so much medicine in these five small pink petals. They brought me to a moment of wonder, of being. How powerful that such a small thing might have the power to cause heaven and Earth to collide. . . . . . . . #ancestors #rootwork #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #redletterchristians #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram

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WILD OFFERINGS .. A small walk through the neighborhood provided such beautiful colors. I was so moved by the emerging spring that I took a few pieces from the trees and Earth and brought them inside to leave as offerings for my ancestors, my well, recent and long past, kin. .. I offered the flowers in a copper dish filled with milk and honey. As I mentioned in my previous post we come from Judeo-Christian roots. These are ways that I bring my crossed over kin into my daily life. By offering small moments of my life to them in smaller ways. By thinking of them in my strolls through the sidewalks and complexes. .. Our ancestors are never really far away. Our ancestors are in our bones. We breathe the same air that they themselves breathed. The lessons they put energy into teaching us are then re-expressed in a similar energy when we pass those traditions on to others. Our ancestors sit quietly with us; always. .. .. .. .. .. .. #ancestors #rootwork #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #redletterchristians #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram

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Hyacinth for me are springs mindfulness bells. The small purple bells remind me of the bells that gently ring against the hems of the robes of monks and nuns in various religious communities. .. The world around us is alive and speaking to us. It rings out gentle nudges that seek to awaken us to the interconnectedness that we are a part of. .. In what ways are you listening to life? .. Want to deepen your relationship with the world around you? Do you want to develop new skill sets to place in your toolbox? Then join the #intuitiveplantmedicine course. Link in my bio!❤️❤️❤️🌈🌈 .. .. .. .. .. #landbasedhealing #herbalist #herbalists #rootwork #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #herbalmedicine #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram

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.. Laying down prayers this morning for those who are losing their lives protecting the indigenous ways. Thank you @queernature for using your voice to bring light to the injustices still being faced on our planet. My deepest respect. .. .. This year I contributed to @onewillow_apothecaries Intuitive Plant Medicine course. In my contribution I speak about the necessity of having queer folk in our Medicine circles as we inhabit all sub-cultures, and live out our lives as those who give birth to new ways of being. .. Link in bio .. .. .. .. #rootwork #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #herbalmedicine #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram

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.. The urban lands are coming alive with flashes of color, tiny smiles from the earth. Her breath deep and conscious; in birth. .. Each spring I walk into the sensation that a veil is being lifted, that I am returning again into a land that has structure and is vibrant with a collective breath. I am reminded that queer men do not have a physical womb, or carry children, but with winter's introspection I am always left feeling that I have been pregnant with visions, dreams, stories, and potential. .. We too carry children in the form of a new way of being, a new way of seeing. .. .. .. .. .. #alexandriava #spring #queermedicine #queerspirit #queerspirituality #springflowers #thirdgender #lgbtq #lgbt #plantmedicine

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