Saturday morning motivational sipping….

  
I have a giant stack of orders to fill and products to restock to fill said orders today, before an epic Sunday adventure and a whole week of birthdaying! So I needed a little motivation… 

Once upon a time I used to make mate mocha maca lattes…. To get thru dawn inventory days at the store way back when I managed a supplement department,   But today… Coffee. Because locally roasted beans from Matador….

So thus is born – bulletproof maca mushroom mocha.

2 c hot pour over coffee – I used Mexican Alturas from Matador

2 tbsp coconut oil

2 tsp maca powder

2 tsp mushroom hot cocoa from LaLa Earth

1 tbsp honey

Pinch of sea salt

Dash of cinnamon and Pasilla ancho chile (smokey and fruity!) 

Whiz it all up with your blender til frothy. Add milk of choice if desired. 

Sip. 

Breathe. 

Motivate. 

Maca will take the edge of the caffeine crash- a nice even burn of long lasting energy, and mushrooms boost your immunity naturally, cacao just makes you happy and well. Coconut oil to get your metabolism in top gear.  ( but don’t skip breakfast!! ) 

The Best thing to happen to breakast….Elderflower & Cauliflower Fritters

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Wandering in the grey overcast morning, grateful for the cool rain clouds hovering close, I stop at the profusely blooming elder bush that offers me flowers each week for food and medicine.  Most days I turn them into cordials, syrups and tinctures, but today, I felt it was the day for fritters.   But not just any fritters. Elderflower and Cauliflower. Together.

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Elder Flower & Cauliflower Gluten Free Fritters

I used 3 -4 clusters of elderflowers, destemmed, and 3-4 florets of cauliflower, chopped fine or riced into very small pieces.  Mixed together with a pinch of salt.

For the batter – 1/4 c tapioca starch, 1 tbsp water, and 1 egg, whipped until smooth.  

Mix the batter and the flower bits together, and scoop small round heaps with a spoon into a hot pan and fry in butter or coconut oil till brown on each side.

Super easy.

I served it with sauteed wild quelites (lambsquarters) and onions, & a few slices of bacon.

Sauteed Quelites

2 c wash lambsquater leaves ( destemmed is best)

1/4 onion,chopped & 1 clove garlic crushed

dash of salt and red pepper flakes

bacon grease, butter or olive oil for cooking.

Chop the greens and onions/garlic coarsely, suatee in oil on low for 5-10 min, add 1/4 c water to aid cooking if needed.  Add a dash of salt and chile before serving.

Eat Wild! Be wild!

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Summer Solstice Flash sale!

Today I’m making a sacred spiritual cleansing plant bath in the solstice summer sun to cleanse and uplift my heart after a very challenging emotional week.

13495127_10153769082757099_6625532669298974915_nIt’s warm and the sun infused flowers, herbs and water will brew all morning for an afternoon cleansing ritual! Uplifting marigold and rose blossoms for my heart. Rosemary, sage, sagebrush and mugwort to cleanse heavy energies away, and desert sweet and Violets to cool, soften the heat and bring sweetness. Prayers stirred in with intent. Thanking all the elements – the fire of the sun, the earth that grows, the water that cleanses, the air the breathes me back to center.

This afternoon I’ll pour this magical brew over myself in ceremony scrubbing every bit of hucha and heavy energy away with the plants and let the waters flow.

 

In honor of Solstice i’m offering 20% off in the shop – and you can get your summer CSH share for 20% off today!!!   Summer shares are available only until the 25th so make sure not to miss yarrow tincture, bee balm flower honey, elderflower syrup, pinon cone syrup, rose elixir, holy basil elixir, lemon balm and more!!!  Enter “solstice20” at check out for 20% off until midnight tonight!!

Shop now!

 

Shamana Flora Online Course Registration and Scholarships

Shamana Flora Online Course is open for 2016 registrations!!

My 6 month Online Course, an Introduction to Shamanic Herbalism, is open again for new registrations in 2016!

Its been far more popular than I ever anticipated over the last two years, and I’m so thrilled to welcome new students this summer!

The course is a 6 module program, designed to be done over the course of 6 months, but when you register you will have access to the materials forever, so you can spend as much time as you need on each module/lesson.

Take me to the homepage to find out more!

Scholarships!!!

I’m happy to be able to offer scholarships to two folks this year!!  If you are interested in a scholarship to Shamana Flora Online, please send a letter of application to darcey!


Lesson Information and Curriculum

Lesson 1: What is Shamanic Herbalism, the Journey, Sacred Space and Safety

Lesson 2:  Plant Allies, Intution, Body Wisdom/Felt Sense, Your Daily Practice

Lesson 3: Ceremony, Ritual, Clearing, and Engaging the Medicines

Lesson 4: Tricks of the Trade: Divination, Talismans, Earth as Healer

Lesson 5: Tools of the Trade: Energetic Plant Medicine, Sacred Bathing, Elixirs, Teas, Spirit Inspired Formulation

Lesson 6:  Every Day Shamanism: Finding Meaning and the Shamanic Mindset

Materia Medica: (subject to amendment & additions) hawthorn, yarrow, sage, juniper, artemisia, rosemary, marigold, cacao, tobacco, rose, alder, wood betony, hyssop, blue lotus


“What I have done so far has totally transformed how I relate to the plants and how I practice working with them as a medicine maker. I am so grateful for this, and for the path you have set me on. I can see it will be a long one with many teachers.” -April

“Shamanaflora is a life changing class! Learn the skills a human is supposed to know and practice. Learning to Journey and connect with the spirits of plants lead me down the rabbit hole to explorations in the realm of Spirit, Self and the world round me. Highly recommend this class to anyone wanting a deeper connection to the world of plants!” – Susan

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                                            Full 6 lesson course paid in full – $250

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                                               Make three monthly payments of $83.50

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Listen to the Introductory Call mp3 – What the heck is Shamanic Herbalism?

Watch a short intro video with Darcey Blue!


Become an Affiliate Partner of Shamana Flora!

New this year, I’m offering an affiliate partnership program for Shamana Flora Online!  If you have taken the course and want to help spread the word, or haven’t taken the course, but would like an oppurtunity to earn cash and help get the word out about the class, this is your chance!

Affiliates receive a 30% commission on all registrations (which is about $75 per registration!), in exchange for sharing the information about the course, and generating interest and registrations.  You can share with your personal friends who may want to take the course, or on social media.  Just a few registrations will also help you register for the course!

If you are interested in joining me to help share this course, you can find details about becoming an affiliate partner here:
Shamana Flora Affiliate Program

Sweet Summer Medicine- Elderflower Cordial

Elderfleur Cordial

Fresh Elderflowers (to fill a jar 3/4 full- destemmed) or 1 c dried elderflowers
rind of 1/2 lemon
juice of 1 lemon
1/3 cup white cane sugar
1 tsp fennel seed
3 cloves
1/8 tsp vanilla bean powder
24 oz 50% alcohol (vodka)

Mix in a glass quart jar, cap  and brew for 2-3 weeks. 

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What to do with elder flower cordial?

  • Strain and serve over bubbly water, ice and a lemon twist.
  •  Over muddled strawberries
  • blended with crushed ice and strong mint and green tea
  • drizzle over peaches and cream
  • sip on the patio straight from a tiny fairy cup at twilight and sing to the faeries
  • spike your party lemonade

 

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Pinon Pine Tree Spirit Essence

Just added today to the Apothecary! Piñon Pine Tree Spirit Essence!

Pinon Pine Spirit Essence made from the Mama Pinon tree on my property. She’s an old wise mother tree, shedding oodles of nuts in the fall , feeding the flocks of pinon jays, and dancing in the wind each night.
The essence is a mothering essence, reflecting abundance, nourishment and fertility. While also being cleansing and purifying of old ways of being in the world, especially those based on shame or guilt. She offers a clean way to begin again, while teaching the soul of the resilience and flexibilty and ability to dance in the fierce winds of change that life can bring. She teaches about how allowing life lessons and experiences to shape you and help you grow makes you more beautiful and strong. Pinon essence is very grounding helping one to connect deeply with your connection to the Earth/land, while also keeping the intuitive vision/mind clear and active. Tuning into wisdom of the land and spirit. A bridge between worlds.
Also associated with pinon/blue jay medicine, as the abundance of nuts in the fall feeds flocks of cackling jays.

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From Stillpoint Aromatics –
This particular flower essence holds the intention of wisdom, harmony, and longevity.

Assists in:
Grounding and connection to the Earth
Recognizing the immoratlity of the Soul
Awakening our connection to Spirit
Finding your footing inorder to move forward
Combating self punishing thoughts
Recognizing the inherent wisdom in any given sitation
Finding grace
Balancing of the pineal gland
Releasing of negative emotions stored in the amygdala
(http://www.stillpointaromatics.com/)

The Dreamer’s Ritual Kit

The Dreamer’s Ritual Kit at Shamana Flora Apothecary

A ritual kit for the Dreamers and Visionaries! Plant allies can be of great aid to us in dream incubation and recall. Energy flows where intention and attention goes.
If you have been wanting to or already are working in the dream and visionary realm to find wisdom from the dreaming mind/subconcious and bring it back into waking life, this kit will be the perfect tool box.
Comes with Anja Dreaming Balm for anointing, Dreamers Elixir with Mugwort, Field of Dreams Aromatic Essence Mist with mugwort, lavender and chamomile for preparing the dreaming space, a bit of raw wild crafted mugwort herb for smudging, smoking or placing in your pillow, and a dreaming medicine pouch with a moonstone and plant allies for lucid dreaming and dream recall.
Also includes a suggested ritual intention setting process for stimulating and remembering your dreams and how to work with them in the waking life.

If you are ready and looking to begin working more in depth with your dreams as allies for your soul message and development, and in moving toward positive change in your life and in our world, I created a little Dreamers Ritual Kit, with just about all the little things I could dream up to help you! (The only thing you’ll need is a beautiful dreaming journal to record all the magic in for yourself!)

 
Get the Dreamers Ritual Kit Today at the Shamana Flora Apothecary

The Kit includes:

 Anja Dreaming Balm
Dreamers Elixir
Field of Dreams Aromatic Essence Mist
A bit of raw wild crafted mugwort herb for smudging, smoking or placing in your pillow,
and a dreaming medicine pouch with a moonstone and plant allies for lucid dreaming and dream recall.
I’m also including a suggested ritual intention setting process for stimulating and remembering your dreams and how to work with them in the waking life.
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Dreamers Elixir- 1 oz
Blue Lotus, Mugwort, Lavender, Vervain, Passiflora

Field of Dreams Mist- 1 oz
Mugwort, Lavender, Chamomile and essences of mugwort (for stimulating dreaming), angelica (for support from the spiritual/angelic realm), moonflower (for envisioning/visioning what is yet unknown), morning glory (for arising refreshed, vital and connected to natural rhythms, and dream recall) and san pedro cactus (for heart centered dreaming/visioning and awareness)

Ajna Dreaming Balm – 1 oz
Vervain, Mugwort, Lavender, Black Sage, Wood Betony, Blue Lotus, essential oils of Davana, Artemisa ludoviciana, Lavender, Vetiver, Beeswax, Olive oil

Get the Dreamers Ritual Kit Today at the Shamana Flora Apothecary

Just a heads up though, there are a limited number of these kits available at this time, so make sure you get yours early.  (Shipping starting on May 16)