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Ergi Apothecaries

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

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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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MONTSERRAT .. A view from the top of the peak of Montserrat. There is a monastery there, high among the clouds, where travelers frequent to hear the isolated monks sing. I, on the other hand, was curious as to what kind of plant life I could spot. I found my way back towards a secluded hiking trail and began to soak in everything that I could in that moment. .. I gathered dirt from the trail and was reminded that ancestors other than mine, for a moment, dwelt in the palm of my hand. Giving thanks for this incredible adventure. .. I wonder what Medicines dwell deeper in these mountains. .. .. .. .. .. #rootwork #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #plantmedicine #herbalremedies #herbalmedicine #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #witchesofinstagram #barcelona #spain #espana

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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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CROSSING BOUNDARIES .. Folks are always surprised that I draw so much inspiration from biblical archetypes. But, in order to grow it was important to dive deep into my roots and nuture those places within myself. My roots run deep in evangelical protestant Christianity. So many of the subconscious myths, themes, and stories, are colored vibrantly with Judeo-Christian symbolism. A part of me was running from various parts of myself as I tried to escape what I perceived to be a weapon and chain. How do you liberate yourself if you do not touch the chains that bind you? And what if they were never meant to be chains, but ropes to help steady you? Once I began to peer at the religious stories, setting aside my pain, and looking at Christianity as if it were, say Buddhism, I found myself in a very queer world. Jesus himself comes out in his own way. And while he tries to pray his crucifiction away instead of his gay, I can profoundly relate to the sweating of blood, of the death of an old self, and the rising of a liberated self. .. .. While I don't identify, or fit neatly, into any organzied religion- or suggest others do. I suggest traveling down those tap roots, those roots that were formidable in your coming here, and tending to those. It does not always mean that you will find yourself deeply engrossed in that culture, but it will begin a journey in which you can heal from the pain and resentment that keeps your heart locked tightly in knots of a story that you get to re-write. But before the completion of the heroes journey there is always a facing of one's Self. .. Pictured 📖: 'Jesus; The Son of Man' by #kahlilgibran .. .. .. .. .. #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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.. .. Take me back.. .. The Ocean is one of our mothers as humans. Theory suggest that in primordial times we crawled out of those life-primed waters onto the land catalyzing our evolution into the mammals that we are today. .. .. It is important to become aware of where we exist in relationship to the living universe around us. Next to our Mother Ocean we are apt to realize our smallness, our fragility, and the endless cycles of birth and death that have occurred since our beginning. Next to the Ocean we can catch a glimpse of the roots, the tapestry, of existence that holds all things in relationship to one another. .. .. We are able to put into perspective our stresses, our worries, our problems, even though we may have no solution to them in the present moment. The ocean belittles, by its magnitude, the problems that we face in the monotony of our first world lives. Even in severe crisis the ocean offers us the reminder that all events, all peoples, all nations, all cultures, do not defy the natural laws of the universe. That in fact everything befalls a certain kind of death. We can take comfort too in the beauty of our lives as the ocean reminds us that it is our own beauty, our own joy, that has meaning to us. That it is in our own experience of bliss and peace that give the moments we experience the flavored texture of our lives. #lostinsanjuan #lostdreamsawaken #motherocean #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #fullmoon #luna #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #throwback #spring

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.. .. Little ones rise as the solar dance ensues, A mother waking, Her first act, evermore; To bequeth the earth with spots of wild, How small, fragile, petals blossom smiles on the faces of those walking out of the night. .. .. .. .. #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #fullmoon #luna #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #appalachia #spring

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.. .. There exist in all of us a liminal space. The place where the manifest and the unmanifest overlap. The place where the seen and the unseen touch. A place where the infusion of spirit and matter can be felt. .. .. This space is akin to the setting of the sun; a shift in consciousness. It is in having new eyes that we can began to see beyond what is and begin to call forth what might be. This space is the space of prophets. It is a place of power where we can stand and speak our truth. In speaking our truth we are able to cast away the stories that no longer serve who we are today, in this moment. .. .. So much joy in being back in the mountains of my Homeland. .. .. .. .. #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #fullmoon #luna #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer #appalachia #sunset

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FERN GROVE .. Missing the graceful mountains of my Homeland today. Missing the relations of wild things still kept secret and alive with mystery. .. .. .. .. .. .. #queerspirituality #queermedicine #queerwitch #queerspirit #thirdgender #trans #lgbtq #lgbt #queer #detoxyourlife #folkmedicine #mystic #storyweaver #shamanic #fullmoon #luna #wellness #healthylifestyle #health #natural #healer

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