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Autumn Equinox is almost here

By Robin Bennett
Posted in Blog
On September 08, 2020

(Originally posted as a newsletter 9/8/20. If you are not signed up for my newsletters, signup here!

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Hello Friends!

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Autumn Equinox is almost here.
This is the Earth-holiday when, on the northern half of the planet, we focus on the final harvest of the season, and on honoring the abundance of gifts the Earth shares with us. Celebrating the Autumnal Equinox, when the day and night are in equal balance, we remember that we are part of nature; her rhythms live inside us, too. Simple rituals help inspire us to dance with the changes and adaptations being asked of us with more inner equanimity. We are alive in a time of sweeping challenges/opportunities for transformation!
We are all needed.

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A GREEN WITCH GUIDE TO AUTUMN EQUINOX
Tuesday, September 22nd 7 PM - 8:15 PM EST
Get tickets HERE!

It can feel hard to say goodbye to Summer, but as we learn to celebrate all the cycles and seasons of life, not just our "favorites", it helps us meet life, and our health, as it is, not as we think it "should" be ... this is liberating!
And empowering.

Please note, tickets are limited and are first come first serve!

I always wanted to have a green thumb, but I didn't know that when I became an herbalist, I'd have many colors of thumb, depending on what plant or tree I was making a preparation with! Here, I'm working with the Elder tree (Sambucus) and as you can see, she shared her beautiful berry medicine with me in more ways than one. I'm making an elixir with these fresh berries, and here is a delicious, immune-strengthening way to use dried elder berries:

POWDERED ELDERBERRY HONEY SPREAD
1 cup elderberry powder
2 cups honey

Grind dried elderberries to make the powder.
Put them in a jar and pour the honey over them. Stir until the powder is saturated with the honey. This is ready to be used right away, and provides a powerful remedy for cold and flu that can be taken alone, spread on toast, added to tea, or whatever your imagination comes up with.

(Excerpt from "The Gift of Healing Herbs" by Robin Rose Bennett)

Magic of Trees

I love trees and am happy to share more of their
magic and medicine with you later this month!

THE MAGIC & MEDICINE OF TREES
Friday, September 25th 7 PM - 9 PM EST
Online Learning through the New York Open Center
Register HERE!

Trees, the elders of the plant world, give us breath and beauty and their leaves, bark, flowers, fruits and seeds offer us physical and spiritual medicines.

- Develop tree identification skills
- Explore the healing properties of trees
- Experience a trance journey to connect with Sassafras tree
- Learn how trees can keep you rooted each day

Wishing you openness to receive the gifts of nature, the experience of centering inner peace the Equinox offers you, and ongoing inspiration and support as part of the community of beings choosing to be present and awake as we partner in the dance of the transformations we are living through, and helping to shape.

Love and Green Blessings,
Robin Rose
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Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett

Robin Rose Bennett is a writer, teacher, green witch, herbalist, and a wisewoman… one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us. She has been a practicing herbalism for over 30 years, based in New Jersey & NYC. Robin focuses on the spiritual and ecological lessons of plants and treatment of illness.