Passionflower vine has been a friend to me in many times of need: times when I couldn’t sleep, times when I was experiencing physical pain from overexerting myself at work and times when I needed help to stop some thought loop playing around and around in my head. Most recently I called on this medicine to help with the anxiety of being far away from my brother Justin during the worst moments of his recent health challenges. Because I trust this medicine so deeply, just having it near me brought some semblance of peace of mind.
For these reasons, I’m very excited to share that I’ll be leading a workshop from 1pm to 4pm on the Fall Equinox next Sunday, September 22 at Jardín Los Colibríes on Passiflora medicine.
A relative of tropical varieties known as maracuya, lilikoi, parcha and sweet cup maypop, or Passiflora incarnata, is a species of passion fruit native to the temperate, eastern region of Turtle Island. In the workshop we will connect with the spirit, energy and medicine of Passiflora incarnata, taste P. incarnata foods and medicinal preparations, prepare a tincture from the fresh passionflower vine growing in the garden and discuss the historical significance of this powerful plant ally. We’ll also spend some time caring for the maypop growing at Jardín Los Colibríes and help prepare the plant for the colder weather.
The workshop is free and includes a jar of fresh passionflower tincture. Much love to all those with anxious minds, and bodies in pain, who may be reading this.
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