magnolia flower essence is a bridge to light
anytime you forget and sink into the shadows of your forgetting; magnolia will remind you to walk through your fear. to be your own bridge to light, connecting your shadow and light selves. it is only in the full acceptance of ourselves that we are able to radiate and bask in our self generated love light.
way out t h e r e in the d i s t a n c e
yes, imagine it
way in here you can feel it
an incredible sensation
under.standing the over.standing
The challenge of transformation is
i bought a couple of hard ciders at the market today and the sales clerk asked, "may i see your id please." i hand her my drivers licence and she second takes me and boldly says, "you must get carded a lot." i smile, i know she saw that my id reads born in 1979. i say, "yeah, you must get carded a lot too..." she's quick to reply, "but i thought you were like 23 or something!" i pull on my hair and say, "but with all of my gray's?" she shakes her head, "no you look really young for your age..."
for my age! ha!!!
the women in my family look young for a good long while. my aunt is nearing 60 and she too doesn't look it (but, what does 60 look like anyway?). i went out to lunch with my aunt, uncle and cousin the other day and my aunt was talking bout the down falls of looking young. my cousin quickly points out her dyed hair and asks her why she dyes her hair....
i asked my lover if i should dye my hair and he smartly asks, "what do you think about it?"
in all honesty i hadn't thought that much about it until recently. when for the first time someone told me, they thought my salt and pepper hair was becoming. salt and pepper hair?!
when it comes down to it, the media doesn't make gray hair an attractive quality in a woman. gray hair usually equates to ageing and if i'm lucky wisdom. shoot, i hope i'm getting wiser!
so many people have different opinions about my gray hair. some love and admire my natural platinum highlights. i even had a person ask where i had it dyed and how did the salon get my hair so white individually! and he wasn't joking, grant it he was 20, but still. others offer suggestions, exclaiming- "you know there are blood purifying herbs for that!" as if my graying hair were something i had to fix about myself.
i sometimes feel like an oddity. because so many women dye their hair. hmm, i don't know. maybe i'll dye it too. i don't have anything against women who do, but i kinda like my hair changing color on it's own. i simply let it grow and grow, doin' it's own thing as it were. when i look in the mirror i think i look great, gray hair and all. but, i still am a woman in an american society, a society who idolizes youth.
does my gray hair mean i'm old? like the saying, "old and gray." does old have to be a bad thing? oh, the things i like to ponder...
i'm a practicing clinical western herbalist
thriving in Berkeley, CA
you can find me on a hike or a leisurely walk watching the plants push through the cracks
i love to cook healthy & delicious gluten free & frequently grain free sweet & savory wild foods
while setting intentions--i burn frankincense, copal & wild-crafted pine resins on hot coals filling my space with aroma to please my spirit
i'm driven to learn so i read the latest health articles, metaphysical literature & how-to books
i choose love, hold hands, take a 6 point pulse, ask good questions and adore getting to the root of things
© 2014 Tatiana Florentina Craft Almendral