24. Plant Spirits & Deep Remembering that Speaks to the Bones - Fay Johnstone

Fay Johnstone is a Shamanic Practitioner, Herbalist and Reiki Master with a passion for helping people and plants grow together. She believes that restoring our sacred relationship with the Earth and connecting to our natural environment, seasons and cycles is essential in order for us to maintain our vitality, health and well being. Fay is the author of the book Plants that Speak Souls that Sing, a guide to transforming your life with the spirit of plants, inspired by Fay's five years as an organic flower and herb farmer. It’s her goal to help us weave nature and enchantment back into our own lives to feel more in harmony with our true nature and sense of self. Fay offers workshops educating on Plant Spirit connection and Earth based ritual and shamanic treatments across the UK, online and from her home in Scotland.

In the Intro:

In the Interview:

  • Returning to an ancestral homeland and taking up ancestral activities
  • Being called by something invisible
  • When something that feels like failure turns out to be a blessing
  • How plants can connect us to the source of creativity
  • Giving ourselves the time and permission for inner exploration and play
  • Bringing enchantment and ritual to our relationship with plants
  • A deeply transformative mugwort medicine story
  • Generational forgetting & shame around using plant medicine
  • A vision/visitation from the great-grandmother that Fay never knew
  • Our bodies carry our stories
  • Meeting the spirit of plants with the breath
  • The benefits of not having a ton of plant knowledge
  • Bypassing the brain to get to the heart

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