catalystcommunityherbals Solstice flowers for heavy hearts ๐ŸŒผColonial powers tearing families apart is not new. White supremacist governments attacking Indigenous, Black + Brown families is not new. Let us be clear: This is a centuries old, methodically planned nightmare that will continue to wreak havoc + violence until it is outright destroyed โšก๏ธ .
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Chamomile is a powerful medicinal plant who grows on many lands across our earth. On this sacred day of Solstice I'm thinking not only of my ancestral connections to these small beauties but also reflecting on how Chamomile/Manzanilla grows in the borderlands separating Mexico + the USA; on occupied Indigenous territory that is currently in the hearts + minds of many. I'm reflecting on past times I've spent in those borderlands, seeing Chamomile/Manzanilla growing wild. I'm reflecting on what friends have told me about this plant offering soothing medicine to their relatives while on long migrational journeys, seeking freedom ๐ŸŒผโœจ
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Fellow white settlers: As we have learned from BIPOC communities, it is our responsibility to research the history of the lands we occupy so we can have a clearer picture of the current context. It is our responsibility to be damn sure we are talking to our people about this. It's our responsibility to share our resources, to lift up + support those who's oppression we benefit from. If you're not sharing money + resources already, now is an excellent time to start! .
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On this bright Solstice day, my wish for us all is that the hope + strength in our hearts be nourished, illuminated + fortified. Slรกinte mhaith! ๐ŸŒผโœจ

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Solstice flowers for heavy hearts ๐ŸŒผColonial powers tearing families apart is not new. White supremacist governments attacking Indigenous, Black + Brown families is not new. Let us be clear: This is a centuries old, methodically planned nightmare that will continue to wreak havoc + violence until it is outright destroyed โšก๏ธ . . . Chamomile is a powerful medicinal plant who grows on many lands across our earth. On this sacred day of Solstice I'm thinking not only of my ancestral connections to these small beauties but also reflecting on how Chamomile/Manzanilla grows in the borderlands separating Mexico + the USA; on occupied Indigenous territory that is currently in the hearts + minds of many. I'm reflecting on past times I've spent in those borderlands, seeing Chamomile/Manzanilla growing wild. I'm reflecting on what friends have told me about this plant offering soothing medicine to their relatives while on long migrational journeys, seeking freedom ๐ŸŒผโœจ . . . Fellow white settlers: As we have learned from BIPOC communities, it is our responsibility to research the history of the lands we occupy so we can have a clearer picture of the current context. It is our responsibility to be damn sure we are talking to our people about this. It's our responsibility to share our resources, to lift up + support those who's oppression we benefit from. If you're not sharing money + resources already, now is an excellent time to start! . . . On this bright Solstice day, my wish for us all is that the hope + strength in our hearts be nourished, illuminated + fortified. Slรกinte mhaith! ๐ŸŒผโœจ

Comments (23)

lillytotten

lillytotten, 4 months ago

๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ขthanks for your healing presence and sound advice in these times of heartbreak ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐ŸŒˆโ›ˆ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿบlove

riseupgoodwitch

riseupgoodwitch, 4 months ago

Beautiful post. Ty

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@lillytotten love you ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

flor__delicada

flor__delicada, 4 months ago

Love you so much, harvesting manzanilla today as well ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@future__papi So much love to you bb! I had a feeling you were with these flowers today too ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›โœจ

deliciousdirt

deliciousdirt, 4 months ago

๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@deliciousdirt ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›

acorn_holistic

acorn_holistic, 4 months ago

Beautifully reflected, as always ๐Ÿ’ž

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@acorn_holistic Thx love ๐Ÿ’—

dannyrhizome

dannyrhizome, 4 months ago

Love you!

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@dannyrhizome ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’—

dandelionessherbals

dandelionessherbals, 4 months ago

๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› happy solstice. way we make strong soothing medicine to share. harvested flowers today too, incl chamomile/manzanilla ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

innerwizdom

innerwizdom, 4 months ago

Love the chamomile picture and your glass jar herb collection is fabulous! Beautiful, wise words โค๏ธ

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@innerwizdom ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›โœจ

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@dandelionessherbals โœจโœจโœจ๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ’›

carrie_dolha

carrie_dolha, 4 months ago

Well said.

swamp_sparrow

swamp_sparrow, 4 months ago

I love you & the potent beautiful integral healing non stop badass work you do.

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@swamp_sparrow love you too Sarit ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

dorsalmel

dorsalmel, 4 months ago

Beautiful post. Beautifully true.

catalystcommunityherbals

catalystcommunityherbals, 4 months ago

@dorsalmel ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ