"A Time of Gestation"

Having Patience, Endurance, and Vision

With the passing of the eclipse and the new energies that have entered in 2019, I hope you have all had the opportunity to let go of the dross, the old story, and that you have planted the seeds of what you wish to bring into fruition this year. With winter still upon us, we are in a period of gestation. This waiting time requires great patience (which can be most difficult), endurance, trust, and vision.

Vision is vital to stay focused on what it is you want to create. Those who dream and can clearly see the details of their vision in their mind’s eye, will bring the dream into existence more easily than those who do not take the opportunity to visualize. The more excited and focused you are, the easier this gestation period will be for you. Much like being pregnant, you are waiting for a new creation to be born. During this precious time, you can nurture your creation-to-be by preparing your body, (eating well, sleeping and exercising), talking and singing to your vision, preparing the space for it’s perfect manifestation, all the while patiently waiting for the birth to occur with trust and total confidence.

This gestation period is the time to honor your vision. I remember in times past, when I would pull a rune from the bag, I would pull the “I” symbol which meant to stand still. Oh did I detest that message. I wanted it now! But as I have matured, I understand what that message meant. It is about learning to love your vision and love what is gestating within you. It is how you seed the foundation of your intention with fertile soil. You nurture and love it so that your powerful vision yields a stellar crop.

What are you doing to prepare for your creation? Are you loving your vision? I am currently talking to trees, taking hikes, and lying my belly on the red rocks so I can connect to the earth. I also dance my prayers and make vision boards which are so fun and creative, with the intention of bringing my continued beautiful vision to life. I think about it and thoroughly enjoy the process of fine-tuning it. I intentionally keep my precious vision on the forefront of my imagination which makes this time of waiting so much more inspiring and purposeful.

Which essences can you work with the during this time of gestation?
Geranium helps bring balance into your new reality as she harmonizes your hormones. She can strengthen your energy field and protects your vision.
Ginger, in an afternoon tea, helps you align with her gifts. She is warming, gestating, and supports in digesting your new vision.
Anise Seed is wonderful for balancing hormones and digesting a new template of consciousness. She is a champion of truth who guides you on a journey of self discovery.

Just recently, Mary Oliver, the poet and author passed away. One of her famous quotes comes to mind as we ponder the miracle of gestation. She wrote, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

I enhance my vision boards, dance my prayers, sing out loud and write, using these beautiful and sacred essences to give my visions power and light frequency. This intentional ritual anchors this period of gestation into my being. Try it! You will find that there is a treasure within you just waiting to be discovered.

From deep within the mysteries,
Cynthia and the WOTE folk

Planting the Seed

Anise Seed

Anise Seeds are used to increase the milk flow in nursing mothers. In the same way, Anise Seed essence, will help you feed your creation with a star like energy. Anise lets you see all aspects of your life. If you look at the picture, you see that the star shape is helping you to see from all directions, giving you a broader perspective and motivating you to engage in your life.

A Tele-Course with Cynthia

Rebellious Self Care & Radical Self Love

Wisdom of the Roots
Sunday February 24, 2019 ~ 10am - 12pm MST

The scent of the roots is earthy and powerful. It brings us to the old growth forests of our deep lineage. With the help of Vetiver, Spikenard, and Angelica Root, the roots will bring us to the doorway of our ancestors where we can receive their guidance. In this sacred space, we have the opportunity to let go of anything that still needs to be acknowledged, loved, and ultimately released so that we can love ourselves radically.

Join Cynthia live on Zoom to learn how to embody the wisdom of the root essences. Registration: $55.00 * Recording will be available for those who cannot make this time. For information and registration go to: InnerLandscapeWork.com

Advanced Level II Sacred Retreat

A Life Enhancing Week

We are now taking registration for our April 8-13, 2019 Sacred Level II Retreat. It is a week for deepening our relationship to the essences, hearing their voices, channeling their communication, and increasing your knowledge of the wisdom that the plants and trees provide. You will make new friends and enjoy a variety of ceremonies together. This week is filled with new and usual essences, movement, meditations, gatherings, hiking, and so much more!

To register, contact Cynthia @ 928.649.9968

Excerpt from our Level II Papers

The Future of Aromatherapy
I propose, then, that the future of aromatherapy (and healing in general) begins and ends with nurturing the relationships to ourselves and our plant allies. Mindlessly drizzling a few drops of oil on yourself and calling it a day can still have effects. It can bring you closer to your "goals" but it doesn't necessarily nurture a connection or relationship with yourself and the plant beings. Just as doing a down dog while mind chattering about the day ahead or walking in nature while you talk on your cell phone doesn't bring you into relationship. These are steps in the right direction. It is certainly better than popping a pill and expecting your problem to melt away. I feel, however, that we are being called by a deeper desire. We are being beckoned by a primal need for deep reciprocity with the beings around us and the being that is within us. For the most part, we have not been taught to do this. We must begin to learn. This is where the oils are perfect teachers and initiators into the realms of cooperation, community exchange, relationship and ultimately, unconditional love. ~ Jen