Plants feel familiar to me. Like meeting someone I know. Before the internet, I would buy herbs and not really know what to do with them but always felt like I should. When I finally began studying, it was like meeting an old friend.
I think I always wanted to be herbalist. I remember putting herbs into rubbing alcohol when was about 2 or 3 and saying I was making medicine. Of course, they were completely unusable, but I remember that it smelled like the tinctures I make now.
My introduction to energy healing modalities was as a small child. My father taught The Silva Method out of our home. This self-help method teaches meditation and self hypnosis; I took his class multiple times between the ages of 2 and 6.
I also remember playing at the base of a large tree that had knots that formed bowls, and I remember that, after it would rain, I would put herbs and colored pebbles in the bowls and say that I was making magic.
My greatest desire is to never stop learning. I want to know as much about the herbs as I can and find new ways to connect with the plants.