The Daughter of Air energies prompt: Return to beginner’s mind. First thought, best thought. Make mischief with a sleeping cat.
Daughter of Air: Page of Swords
The Daughter of Air energies manifest in Catnip.
The Daughter of Air invites everything to be her teacher. She observes the cat and playfully follow her into the catnip.
Like this herb that grows wild through the garden, she lets the world around her inform the direction she takes.
She approaches learning with the innocence of a child. She may revisit a well-known subject with the curiosity of a beginner.
Just as catnip settles emotions with its refreshing medicine, she sets her feelings aside and communicates her observations and questions clearly
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Crafting With the Daughter of Air
The Daughter energies feature plants that are traditionally children’s medicine but can safely be used by all. They are gentle and approachable. These remedies taste delicious and feel light in the body. They are easy and fun to grow. The herbs of the Daughter energies lead the herbcrafter gently onto the path of herbal medicine. They inspire her confidence in her abilities with their tried and true remedies. They invite her to explore through her senses with their delightful colors and textures.
The Daughters correspond to Pages in traditional tarot decks. They represent the curiosity and excitement we experience when beginning our craft. Children approach adventures with playfulness and little commitment to outcome. The Daughters call us to a time of wonder and awe. They are true teachers, reflecting the elements in their most pure and innocent expression. As guides, they offer the gift of playfulness.
- Try something new! Grow catnip in a window pot or a garden.
- Perform a tea ritual with catnip before meditation to return to beginner’s mind.
- Strengthen the psychic bond between you and your spiritual animals: craft a catnip mouse.
Get into a relaxing position and close your eyes, make sure you are a comfortable temperature and not likely to be interrupted.
- Take three deep breaths
- Feel your tension melting away.
Imagine yourself doing one of the crafts mentioned above. Use your imagination. Make it as elaborate or as simple as you like. Have whomever you would like to be there come and share the time with you.
Imagine what it would look and feel like, as if it were really happening. Use your five senses and imagine all the sensory details as though you are really there.
Be creative and indulge in this moment.
Spend as long as you like in this visualization and feel the benefits of crafting with nature. Think about your meditation as often as you like as you go through your day. If possible, create it in reality.
An herbcrafter is an afficianada of the botanical realm. She is in love with plants and longs to know them more deeply.
Her approach is driven by a playful, wild spirit.
The herbcrafter embraces the plant world as her teacher and friend through observation and botany, gardening and wildcrafting, medicine and kitchen craft, fiber arts and weaving, art and magic.
She recognizes herself as part of nature. She seeks reciprocity in all things. Through the relationship with the botanical world, she learns how plants and people can be of service to one another.
“Nature has given us all the pieces required to achieve exceptional wellness and health, but has left it to us to put these pieces together.Diane McLaren