Since my childhood introduction to Valley View Hot Springs, it has felt familiar as any Home to me--like a sacred place I could return to again and again, where I knew I could always find the part of my Self I had been searching for. In the last couple years, I have been planting roots more deeply in the fertile soil of the San Luis Valley--with my family in Crestone,CO and a yearly rhythm of leading Wild Plant Walks at Valley View, I am beginning to feel a part of the landscape. This Summer's Second Annual Week of Free Daily Plant Walks surpassed any expectation I could have held. Each morning, a we gathered and took time to connect deeply with the Plant Medicine growing wild around the Sacred Springs. Over the course of the week, we got to meet over thirty different plants! We also laughed heartily, learned much, and I surely shed my share of soulful tears while waxing poetic beneath the Hawthorne Tree about the many gifts our Green Elders have to share...
As You Can See, Valley View Hot Springs Is A Place That Comes By Its Name Honestly
A Meal With A View
Rise early, for the daylight is precious.
Top Pond At Sunrise Is The Perfect Place To Wake Up + Offer A Prayer Of Gratitude For The Day
The Majesty Of The San Luis Valley
The Earth was made from one of the Sun's ribs.
The Earth is all our Mother and the Sun is all our Father.
All Life comes from the Divine interaction of Sun + Earth.
Spirit and matter can never be separated.
We are the children of their eternal passion.
Beauty Abounds In All Directions
A Scene From The Traveling Medicine Show
Pictured Above // Where We Held Our Flower Essence Sessions + Plant Magik Readings
While At The Springs--Following The Shade As The Sun Moved Across The Sky
Sharing In The Magic Of Hawthorne During One Of Our Daily Wild Plant Walk
It was a blessing to meet each and every one of you who came on this year's Walks!
I am already looking forward to next year.
In Summer of 2015 I'll be visiting Valley View Hot Springs twice!
Each visit will consist of four consecutive days of Free Wild Plant Walks.
We will meet different plants on the Land each morning and spend time
becoming familiar with their culinary, medicinal, and ceremonial uses.
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