Herbal Alchemy Day 1
Day 1 - St John's Wort
St John’s - heals deep pain, lifts the darkness. Transforms what is stuck.
Hypericum or more commonly known as St John’s Wort has a strong affinity for the sun. Nature tells us this by its beautiful yellow flower, but also in the way that it grows with much stronger constituents when the temperature is above 30 degrees.
The Yellow flowers and green leaves of St John’s Wort secrete a red liquid when squeezed. This transformation of yellow to red is resonant to the element of fire which is transformative, heating and powerful in energy.
Tune into the energy of St John's Wort.
or any 396HZ music
Or follow the script below
The earth, the water, the fire, the air and the spirit
Acknowledge the past, present and future custodians of the land you’re on.
Rise up to stand, bring your hands to prayer at your heart.
Take a moment to set an intention for something you'd like to shift today.
Then turn toward the sun, and open your hands out to your side, palms facing forward. If there is no sun, visualise a golden light coming in through your third eye, into the body and down into the earth.
Taking in 5 beautiful deep breaths - 4 count inhale and 4 count exhale.
Now we take a moment to bring in the medicine of St. John's Wort. St John's Wort is a beautiful yellow star shaped flower. When you rub its leaves and petals it releases a vibrant red colour. This transformation of yellow to red is resonant to the element of fire which is transformative, from darkness to light, from pain to freedom.
Now feel into the deep transformative power of this magical herb. As you inhale, breathe in the medicine and feel if there is any tightness or discomfort anywhere in the body. Take some deep breaths as you explore what this energy is about. If nothing comes, that's okay too, the medicine will still be working.
If something is rising, allow yourself to go deeper and deeper.
In this space where you feel discomfort or sensation, we invite in the flame. Feel this flame illuminate what no longer serves you. Take in some deep breaths and open yourself to whatever it is that is to be illuminated.
Again we take a beautiful deep breath in.
Visualise the flame becoming the flower of the Star medicine that is St John's Wort. See this star flower come out through your heart & offer it back up to it's star family. Knowing that what you've asked to release has been taken care of.
Visualise the light being of the star family, around you, supporting you & reminding you that they are always there when you need help.
Take a few deep breaths and slowly feel yourself coming back into your physical body.
When you're ready, you might like to journal about your experience, call a friend or use the prompts below.
- What came up during this herbal healing
- What has kept you stuck in life.
- Where are you protecting yourself that no longer serves you.
- Is there anything you need to say to the male figures in your life.
- Write a letter to the part of yourself that is sabotaging you out of fear.
Thank you for joining us on this magical journey. We look forward to sharing tomorrows herb and ceremony with you.
If you're ready, click here to go to day 2