inside this series is; redwood bark, usnea (lichen), artist conk (mushroom), kombu (seaweed), pine needles, and bay leaf flowers.
i love how red wood trees grow in colonies and hold each others roots like a family holding hands. usnea is that mystical lichen that drapes itself over our oak trees. i imagine lichen like oak's strength, plus usnea has protective, healing and strength building qualities itself. artists conk is a very hardy strong mushroom, cousin to the famous reishi mushroom. they both have long life attributes, but artists conk is favored by creatives- hence the name. kombu is an ally from the sea, gently swaying on the rocks like the tendrils of mermaids hair, a reminder of our free flowing depth. pine has powerful masculine qualities, it helps to laser in on your target to better make your mark. here in the bay area we have so many lovely bay trees and on my recent hike i found them in flower. these bay flowers are light navigators that help us shine our own light on our path. it's like it dusts off our inner light and invites us to shine ever brighter allowing us to see our true selves and purpose. no wonder bay leaves have been used in divination by native peoples, a light in the dark.
the green forest scent of these plants combined pair incredibly well with the wet earth smell of vetiver. vetiver is an amazing essential oil harvested from the roots of a tropical grass. these incredible roots dig down deep and hold eroding soil while also helping to purify polluted water. the essential oil of vetiver is a powerful tool in grounding. grounding is the act of being present and in your body. i use vetiver to support folks in taking action steps toward embodying new and improved mind habits. vetiver's amazing ability of crossing the brain blood barrier through aroma and the limbic system, allows the minds knowing to transcend into the bodies memory.
this talisman is very special. inviting many of earths allies to join in on a spirit/mind/body/soul journey as a grounding rod. allowing for our consciousness to transcend body habits attached to disempowering loop thoughts for a conscious meditation on presence. when we choose to be present here in this now moment we are open to experiencing our authentic self in our body as we are now. if we are invoking in our now, love, then our ability to experience love, now, is inevitable.
welcome to a moment of my sharing a spell casting and an invocation in the form of talisman. through the channel of one of my favorite past times, sculpting earths renewable resources into wearable altars. wearable altars as reminders for you.
Contact me for your talisman, Tatiana@FlorentinaCraft.com