When you change the way you see the world, the world around you changes. Perspective controls our perceptions. When I feel stuck, triggered, mired, or unhappy with the way things appear to be, I know it’s time for a perspective shift. A sit with the plant teachers and healers who continually offer their medicine wisdom, year after year. Certain plant medicines have been used for thousands of years to help us humans shift our perspective away from our small personal ego stories to a greater understanding of the sacredness in all things, and the endless possibilities of creation. Some are strong teachers like ayahuasca, some are more widely used, such as cannabis and tobacco, and yet there are still others, who whisper to us their gifts gently, urging us to turn our heads up and look at things in another way. Pictured here is beautiful wild marigolds- tagetes lemmonii, one of many species, used as medicine for grief, sadness and darkness(as well as a ally for digestion!). Marigold helps us to turn in our darkness towards the light, so we can see more clearly and shed light on those shadows we can learn to love and embrace, rather than hide and fear. This medicine goes so deep. I am in deep deep gratitude to its fragrance and magic that help me turn things upside down when I need a fresh look. What are your favorite herbal perspective shifting medicines?