Wise Woman Herbal Ezine
May 2004
Volume 4 Number 5

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Wise Woman Wisdom ...

Conversations with Ourselves
by Lady Barbara


When I start talking to myself, it invariably turns into a conference call.

Between my higher wisdom, my deeper selves, my inner children, a few guides (spirit, animal or otherwise) an angel or two, a faerie or six and the assorted wildlife that zips in through my windows to visit, it’s one busy subway station in here.

Of course, all these voices are ‘me’ or reflections of ‘me’ (except for that offstage voice we give so many names to, God/dess, Creator etc.)

I consider myself something of a communication junkie, I’m always writing or talking and WANTING responses…but only lately have I come to realize the value of communicating with myself in the ways that most of us spend our time wishing OTHERS would.

When was the last time you ADMONISHED yourself for something, called yourself stupid, or muttered to yourself, oh that was dumb. Probably it was TODAY. We all do it so often we don’t even NOTICE anymore. When was the last time you TOLD yourself how cool you really are, looked in a mirror and noted, Don’t you have the NEATEST face! instead of, Ugh my hair looks like crap.

Start making note, you may well be shocked at the ‘conversations’ that go on all day long, and just how many of them are unconsciously negative.

Having studied hypnotherapy, I am deeply aware of the astonishing power of the Mind/Body connection, and in no way am I talking about fooling my body into thinking something is true if it’s not.

http://www.FloralExposure.net/I mean the responsiveness of our bodies and selves if we’ll only ‘talk’ to them in a language they understand. They HEARD all those YOU IDIOT! messages and what you may NOT be aware of is that there was an answer.

The response is something to the tune of Yes, I guess you’re right or OK, if you say so. We’ve been INVESTING a lot of time into putting ourselves down. So it becomes hard for anyone to convince you that YOU know what YOU need.

How about an about-face here. Now trust me, I can pick a major fight with a post-it note affirmation on the bathroom mirror, so I’m not talking about that, I’m talking about changing the conversation.

Think you can do it? Start simple. You have the most wonderful eyes.
That wasn’t hard. http://www.FloralExposure.net/Ooooh look how long your hair is getting!

If you were your own grandmother, how would you PRAISE yourself? And not just how you LOOK, but what you’re DOING. Good Job, you handled that WELL.

Allow me to introduce *Granny Unconditional* forget blood relations, this is pure Granny-ness. All she wants in the whole world is your highest good and she takes EVERY opportunity to say so.

It’s the funniest thing, even when folks think I’ve purely lost my mind in presenting *Granny Unconditional* they are delighted to find out just how effortless it is. After awhile she pops up whenever you need her, assuring you, it’s QUITE alright to nap a little, dear, you’ll feel SO much better if you do. Or suggesting Let’s fix something really NOURISHING to eat. That beats the old Denial Art by Sue OrchantDiet ANY day.

What does this have to do with the Wise Woman Tradition? Everything. If the Scientific Tradition says “Trust my machine” and the Heroic tradition says “Trust ME,” the Wise Woman Tradition says “Trust YOURSELF”, and that’s what Granny Unconditional can open the way for, because, as mentioned at the beginning, all the ‘voices’ are YOU, and SHE’s one of the BEST.

You might want to consider her to be ‘Intuition Training Wheels’….just a really sweet bridge to your own knowledge of YOU. And she’s really wise. She’ll let you know, You really don’t NEED this right now or Let it go or Let it OUT. And what is wonderful is that after awhile, she no longer needs to stand and whisper behind your ear, she takes her place right behind your own eyes.

and you KNOW….
that you KNEW…
all along


This beautifully produced video introduces the viewer to the principles and techniques of Comfort Touch, a nurturing form of acupressure massage designed to be safe and appropriate for the elderly and the ill. Drawing on her many years of experience practicing and teaching this work in home-care and medical settings, Mary Kathleen Rose shares the essential elements of Comfort Touch with demonstrations of its applications in the seated, supine and side-lying positions.

This program will inspire the viewer - whether healthcare professional or family caregiver - to offer the benefits of touch to those for whom conventional massage may cause discomfort or even injury. While Comfort Touch provides soothing relief for the elderly and the ill, it can enhance the quality of life for anyone in need of a caring touch.

Includes 40-page Video Guide, complete with Principles and Techniques of Comfort Touch, Benefits of Comfort Touch, Precautions in the Use of Touch and Self-Care Exercises for the Caregiver. Yours for $29.00 plus shipping.


Wonder of the Mother Cards:
A Deck Of Fifty-Four Inspirational Cards

Created To Empower, Honor and Celebrate Mothers of All Ages by Melinda Field & Lani Phillips

Wonder of the Mother cards empower, honor and celebrate mothers of all ages. Whether if be rocking an innocent newborn, sharing a daughter's journey to becoming a woman, or holding the hand of an aging son, motherhood is the most rewarding, universal human connection we will have in our lifetimes. Wonder of the Mother contains beautiful photographs and insightful messages reminding us daily of this unique and magical experience. The third in the trilogy of decks by Field and Phillips, which includes Wisdom of the Crone and Journey of the Maiden. Comes with an 8 page instruction fold out.


Cards measure 4" wide by 5 1/4" tall.
Price: $22.50

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Wise Woman Center -- Workshops for Women
Join us this year for spirit healing and herbal medicine workshops, intensives, and apprenticeships with Susun Weed and other Wise Woman teachers. The Wise Woman Center in Woodstock NY exists to re-weave the healing cloak of the Ancients. This land, this sacred sanctuary for women is a place for the teachings of the Wise Woman way. The Goddess lives here, as do goats, fairies, green witches, and elders. Located between Woodstock and Saugerties, 5 miles from the NYS Thruway, the Wise Woman Center is easily accessible while private enough for nude swimming. You'll receive a map and directions when you register. Nourishing wild-food vegetarian meals are included with all workshops.

See the Calendar of Events & Workshop schedule (and to register) for this year, click here.


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