"Men often stumble over the Truth, but most pick themselves up and hurry on as if nothing had happened."

~ Winston Churchill       


“The symbol of Goddess gives us permission. She teaches us to embrace the holiness of every natural, ordinary, sensual dying moment. Patriarchy may try to negate body and flee earth with its constant heartbeat of death, but Goddess forces us back to embrace them, to take our human life in our arms and clasp it for the divine life it is - the nice, sanitary, harmonious moment as well as the painful, dark, splintered ones.

If such a consciousness truly is set loose in the world, nothing will be the same. It will free us to be in a sacred body, on a sacred planet, in sacred communion with all of it. It will infect the universe with holiness. We will discover the Divine deep within the earth and the cells of our bodies, and we will love her there with all our hearts and all our souls and all our minds.”

~ Sue Monk Kidd, The Dance of the Dissident Daughter

Quotes That Make My Heart Go Pitter-Patter:

If it is the greatest and highest that you seek, the plant can direct you. Strive to become through your will what, without will, it is.
— Goethe
If you are not ready to alter your way of life, you cannot be healed.
— Hippocrates
“My goal in life is to get as old as I possibly can, to have as much fun as I possibly can, and then die.”
— Susan Weed
Give me truths;
For I am weary of the surfaces,
And die of inanition. If I knew
Only the herbs and simples of the wood,
Rue, cinquefoil, gill, vervain and agrimony ...
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
If we doctors threw all of our medicines into the sea, it would be that much better for our patients and that much worse for the fishes.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
A cough is a symptom, not a disease. Take it to your doctor and he can give you something serious to worry about.
— Robert Morley
A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire in itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past.
— Nathaniel Hawthorne
This large and expensive stock of drugs will be unnecessary ... The common resources of the lancet, a garden, a kitchen, fresh air, cool water, exercise, will be sufficient to cure all the diseases that are at present under the power of medicine.
— Dr. Benjamin Rush
A man may esteem himself happy when that which is his food is also his medicine.
— Henry David Thoreau
The intense perfumes of the wild herbs as we trod them underfoot made us feel almost drunk.
— Jacqueline du Pre
A sick animal retires to a secluded place and fasts until its body is restored to normal. During the fast it partakes only of water and medicinal herbs which inherited intelligence teaches it instinctively to seek.
— Juliette de Bairacli Levy
The southern sun shines brightly on this summer’s day, as the leaves of the great Mayall shades me. I sit alone in my sacred garden, all of my precious plants and herbs. For I have gained their infinite knowledge, now I absorb their mystical powers. The gentle northern breeze, rustles through their leaves and flowers. Infusing the air with their sweet scent. Their aroma becomes quite therapeutic as I muse over their ancient lore.
— Wendy Everson