This summer has been a magical one. I have had the honor of participating in a program called Partnering with the Plant People, an offering brought forward by the wise and beautiful Rachel Weitz. I’d like to take a moment, to reflect on a summer of wonder where ancestral knowledge has been awakened inside of me, where I have found wisdom, love, and awareness, and have felt the deep sight of community.
Long has been my fascination, appreciation, and loving partnership with one of humanity’s oldest and most important allies - the blessed and beautiful bee. These industrious, sacred creatures communicate via dance, pollinate trees, flowers, and crops, and produce a golden elixir that has been used for thousands of years as food, medicine, and for ritual connection. The plight of the bee in modern times is devastating and heartbreaking, and heralds a critical call to action by humanity: in losing the bees, we lose ourselves. Their health is our health, so their demise is our demise.
When I think of the thousands of people who came before me, I am humbled. Though I will bear no children of my own in this lifetime, my heart hope is that through my work, my words, and my heart, I can pass along at least some of the small seeds of the secrets of existence that have been passed on to me. From bloodline, from milkline, from soulline, from spiritline, I walk in concert with a cast of thousands. As do you.