🌿🍃 plants are so cool. and so is growth. in order to grow, mine were telling me they needed their space, to be spread out & their dead ends cut. so that’s what i did for them. the socks were truly a coincidence when snapping the photo ✨💚 #listentotheplants#everythingissacred
A year and a half ago, I was looking for answers. Answers to my constant and disruptive anxiety and panic, answers to the deep emotional suffering I was experiencing, answers to why I was unhappy. I was looking for answers my heart knew already but my mind did not want to embrace: internal discord and unbalance. I had been in an unhealthy relationship for over a decade. When it comes to caring for your mind, body, and soul, no one can do it better than you, and I never really took the time to put ME first. All of my energy, time and love, when not producing work, was focused on “fixing the relationship,” “fixing my partner,” “fixing our problems.” I was so drained, so stressed, so unreciprocated, I decided to seek outer resources and reached out to a number of healers. Someone pointed me into the direction of Abhyanga ("oil massage"), a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil. I started listening to an audiobook by Deepak Chopra “The Secret of Love” every day. I was resistant. I was angry. I felt like “why do I have to do this. I love myself...what the fuck...” and then. It started. The wall around my heart that grew over the years to keep myself out started to crumble. I cried. Every day. The muscle of my heart started to become softer over time. I still cry. I still process. But my world has changed so much with mindful self care and love, I am grateful and amazed. Self care isn’t just about taking baths, treating yourself to sweets, massages etc. It encompasses real work, showing up for yourself, and pushing through. Loving yourself on the days you feel there’s no progress. We are all on this journey, just different sections, but all coming together, better in the end💓 . (SOLD) It’s never to late to join the club! Showing up for yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give, trust me💓 . #ceramics#pottery#porcelain#clayisbae#handmadeisbetter#heartchakra
🧐And here we have a rare photo of the elusive Jen Erlys. Such strange behavior she exhibits! What exactly IS the point of how she finds and shows off common pinecones to companions? No one really knows....” 🤪I thought you might like to see the face behind all this. So 👋🏻, I’m Jen! I’m an animist, anarchist, witchy, playful, Aquarian weirdo. I’m passionate about cultivating subtle and accessible, yet deeply transformative connections between PLANTS + PEOPLE. I believe there is more power in practicing small, daily rituals with plants living right around you than in buying expensive herbal products, exotic experiences, or knowing all the “right” information. Of course, anything can be a teacher and each path is unique, but the plants themselves (especially the ones already around you!) are the greatest teachers and healers I know. ... This is why I present myself to you not as an “instaguru” or expert anything, but as a collaborative bridge-builder between people (aka you) and the true teachers (plants). I will always strive towards empowerment, not creating dependency. Sharing knowledge held in the collective, not selling secrets. Accessibility, not exclusivity. I will fail. I will learn. I will continue. 🌀 . Why? Because I so deeply believe that living in relationship with Plants (and ALL the forms Life/Spirit takes) will change your life. And one by one, that changes OUR LIVES & culture & heals the collective, AND hits the dominant/oppressive culture right in it’s greatest weakness- it’s complete dependency on the thriving, rampant “Disease of Disconnection”. (I wrote an article about this “dis-ease” in vol. 3 of @life_as_ceremony - go follow them, the next vol. looks 😍!!) ... So that’s what I look like, what I’m about, and why I am developing new offerings via my patreon (link in bio “JUST CLICK IT”😜) as I experiment in taking my plant art to a whole new, EXPERIENTIAL level. 🙏🏻Thank you for joining
I used to swear that I would never live in a place like West Texas, but I’ve been in Lubbock for 17 years now and counting. I went through a period of depression when I first moved here, it felt very desolate and empty, but over the years it has taught me that everything is beautiful and that everything is sacred, all while also giving me a life better than anything someone like me has any business even hoping for. It may be easier to find beauty and sacredness when I’m in the mountains, but living out here really has helped me see that dirt and dead grass have as much to offer as anything else. I even feel a little claustrophobic when I’m in the mountains now – you cannot beat the skies out here.
Merry meet this Monday, friends! Sharing a little snapshot from my spell closet. Those colorful fabrics are actually my ritual robes! I got them many years ago in #nola, and they double as skirts, tops, tablecloths, scarves, and curtains! They are as magical as they are mundane. What’s your favorite sacred mundane thing? #everythingissacred#witchonabudget ⠀