Evolutionary Herbalism :: Tending to the Inner Cosmos with Holistic Plant Medicine with Sajah Popham

In this episode, Sajah talks about his own plant path and how he went from being on track to becoming a doctor to then studying various herbal and healing traditions, uncovering universal truths that led to his goal to honor both the physical and spiritual.

Sajah walks us through what is evolutionary herbalism is and the 5 pillars of evolutionary herbalism. We talk about the importance of “learning by heart” and how to practice transformational medicine, working with plants for transformational healing and assist us in reclaiming our true natures and support us in working through traumas and breaking through conditionings.

Sajah shares how he uses medical astrology to translate patterns within a person’s life and the difference between a “hope herbalist” and a holistic herbalist, and how an evolutionary herbalist.

We cover how to tend to the inner cosmos and Sajah walks us through a fantastic case study to ground these principles into practice, including planetary patterns, plant medicine, and energetics for healing body, mind and spirit.

Plus... a book giveaway!

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Sajah Popham, founder of Organic Unity and The School of Evolutionary Herbalism, is a student of the universal truths found within both ancient and modern herbal traditions from around the world. He is also the author of Evolutionary Herbalism: Science, Spirituality, and Medicine from the Heart of Nature (North Atlantic Books, 2019). The focus of his work is on integrating ancient teachings for a new paradigm of plant medicine, one that is truly holistic in its honoring of the spirit, energetics, and body of both people and plants. His unique synthesis bridges herbalism not only east and west, but north and south, above and below, into a universal philosophy that encompasses indigenous wisdom, Ayurveda, western Alchemy and Spagyrics, Astrology, clinical herbalism, and modern pharmacology.

Sajah’s vitalist approach utilizes plants not only for physiological healing and rejuvenation, but for the evolution of consciousness, for a truly holistic practice of plant medicine. His teachings embody a heartfelt respect, honor and reverence for the vast intelligence of plants in a way that empowers us to look deeper into the nature of our medicines and ourselves. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife where he teaches at his school, makes spagyric medicines, and practices his art.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Sajah knew he wanted to work in medicine as a kid and how the plant path pulled him from the track of becoming a surgeon

  • Sajah’s realization that healing is so much more than fixing what’s broken

  • How Sajah considers himself more of a spiritual seeker before an herbalist

  • How Sajah began studying various herbal and healing traditions, uncovering universal truths that led to his goal to honor both the physical and spiritual

  • How the current education system structures our way of thinking and the importance of “learning by heart” - gnosis cardiaca, and Sajah’s interest in the “perennial truth”

  • The importance of the natural world and the light of nature being the core pillar of evolutionary herbalism

  • The 5 pillars of evolutionary herbalism

  • 3 primary energetic patterns at the basis of herbal medical traditions and cosmic science: the 3 principles, 5 elements, and 7 planets

  • Universal herbalism is understanding how these patterns are reflected in life and health, and traditions of herbalism throughout the world and ages

  • Transformational medicine which addresses the mind, heart, body, and soul

  • “The body is the most material aspect of the soul, and the soul is the most volatile aspect of the body - they’re not separate.”

  • Pillar #5: Know thyself -

  • The spiralic journey and the nonlinear energetic patterns of nature

  • Sajah’s perspective on dogma and how we’re usually all saying the same thing in different words

  • How we can work with plants for transformational healing and assist us in reclaiming our true natures and support us in working through traumas and breaking through conditionings

  • How Sajah uses medical astrology to translate patterns within a person’s life

  • The significance of archetypal forces and patterns within medicine, plants, and people as a bridge

  • How to tend to the inner cosmos and Sajah walks us through a fantastic case study to ground these principles into practice, including planetary patterns, plant medicine, and energetics for healing body, mind and spirit

  • How working with plant in an alchemical way helped to heal the expression of the pattern and archetype of the person

  • How working with a single plant that is a “match” energetically to the patterns of the person can be profoundly powerful in the healing process

  • The difference between a “hope herbalist” and a holistic herbalist, and how an evolutionary herbalist is looking at the spiritual and archetypal expression too

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Connect With Sajah Popham

WebsiteInstagram | Facebook | Youtube

Sajah’s book Evolutionary Herbalism

Resources + Links Mentioned 

Walking the Plant Path: Evolutionary Herbalism + the Magnetic Power of Plants as Teachers + Healers with Whitney Popham

Stephen Harrod Buhner

 

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: Full Moon in Scorpio :: Riding Emotional Waves, Pain + Pleasure, & Body Sovereignty

In this episode, Venessa and Megan talk about this full moon in watery Scorpio. We’ve been feelin all the FEELZ this week leading up to this full moon, how about you? We talk about the timing of this full moon and planetary connections to the elements of control and power... and how this impacts the organs and 1st & 2nd chakras that Scorpio rules: reproductive organs, our genes, and colon.

FEED YOUR WILD TURNS 1! First Anniversary Special :: Curanderismo, Prophecy & Mindfulness with Brenda Salgado

FEED YOUR WILD TURNS 1! First Anniversary Special :: Curanderismo, Prophecy & Mindfulness with Brenda Salgado

Happy Mother’s Day & Happy 1st Birthday to Feed Your Wild! Today is such a special day and episode, thank you for being on this journey with me :)

Today we’re talking with Brenda Salgado, spiritual leader, healer, author and guide.

In this episode, Brenda gives us an introduction to curanderismo and indigenous prophecy about our current times and the shift in consciousness we are experiencing. Learn how mindfulness practice can help you cultivate more inner power, peace, dignity and grace as well as navigate challenges and difficulties with more clarity and courage in this current time of shift.

MAY :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: RELAX INTO EVOLUTION: Crimson Blessings & Green Hearts

MAY :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: RELAX INTO EVOLUTION: Crimson Blessings & Green Hearts

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: These readings are usually filled with metaphor & symbols, so may require a bit of unraveling & might mean something different for each person, so pay attention to what comes up for you as you listen on. Hope they provide value and moments of reflection in your journey.

#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Taurus :: Tending the Throat Chakra, Sore Throat Tips, Speaking Your Truth

Welcome back to FYW #UNFILTERED Moon Musings with Venessa & Megan!

What are #UNFILTERED Moon Musings?

These #UNFILTERED episodes are a hybrid of moon musings + convo + QA answering your top questions about holistic health, nutrition, herbs, moon cycles, and earth-based medicine. Connecting to the moon cycles can be a powerful way to tap into your inner wild and wise self…

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#UNFILTERED Moon Musings :: New Moon in Taurus :: Tending the Throat Chakra, Sore Throat Tips, Speaking Your Truth

In this episode, Venessa and Megan talk about this lovely new moon in Taurus (and first new moon right after Beltane)! Tending to your throat, activation of the 5th chakra and vagus nerve, and expressing your truth in this fertile time! And of course, discussions on supportive healing foods & herbs, lifestyle aspects, helpful supplements and nutritional tips.

We chat about soothing throat teas, stimulating your vagus nerve and chakra system by getting LOUD, and honoring your own timing and healing process. Plus a suggested intention for this new moon in Taurus to support our beautiful embodied lives and Mama Earth.

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Connect with Megan @amethyst_and_rose

 

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BOUNDARIES :: How to Have Healthy Ones, Dealing With Boundary Bullies, & Ditching the Disease to Please with Terri Cole

BOUNDARIES :: How to Have Healthy Ones, Dealing With Boundary Bullies, &amp; Ditching the Disease to Please with Terri Cole

We are talking with Terri Cole, licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert and founder of Real Love Revolution and Boundary Bootcamp. Terri is a global leading expert in mindfulness, meditation, relationships, and wellbeing. Her strategies combine practical psychology, eastern mindfulness practices plus harnessing the power of intention to create sustainable positive behavioral change i.e. true transformation…

Overcoming Love Addiction, Ancestral Trauma, & Sacred Sexuality for Healing with Christine Gutierrez

In this episode, we’re talking to Christine Gutierrez, LMHC, a Latina psychotherapist, love addiction expert, life coach and expert in trauma, abuse, & self-esteem, currently residing in Brooklyn.  Christine’s mission is to empower as many people as possible to heal their pain and own their worth.

You’ll hear about how Christine lived a double life - having both the light and chaos, and how toxic relationships and love addiction played a role in leading to the work she does today. You’ll hear Christine’s advice for people who are bystanders or witnesses and loved ones of people who are in toxic, love addicted relationships... We talk about honoring rock bottoms, building trust, and Christine’s mission of adding depth & diversity to the soul reclamation conversation, and how the new age spirituality movements lacked representation of different voice especially of marginalized peoples.

Christine shares how she weaves tantra and Shakti-ism into her practice, and the critical work of sacred sexuality in her work for healing trauma. Both of us get really vulnerable in this episode and this is a great one to share with someone you love that might be dealing with similar challenges within their own relationships.


Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Christine started off as a mini baby therapist as a child and how her connection with spirit and the abuse and pain she experienced led her to the work she does today

  • Why Christine wanted to become a “doctor of the soul”

  • How Christine lived a double life - having both the light and chaos within her life

  • How love addiction played out in her life and how therapy supported her in looking at and healing her childhood wounds

  • Why standing up to her father was a huge breakthrough and how she did it

  • What to do when you feel that you are in a toxic relationship and want to get out of it

  • Christine breaks down what is love addiction and codependency, and how do you know if you’re in it

  • Christine describes love addiction as “An abandonment of self into the escape of another”

  • How to build trust in yourself to rise up from love addiction, chaos and painful patterns

  • The importance of continuously saying to yourself what you know to be true - There’s some part of you that knows the truth, even if you’re not ready to admit it

  • Christine’s advice for people who are bystanders or witnesses and loved ones of people who are in toxic, love addicted relationships - and a reminder that you can’t save anybody

  • The power of going through your soul journey without judgement and honoring the “rock bottoms”

  • Christine’s mission of adding depth & diversity to the soul reclamation conversation, and how the new age spirituality movements lacked representation of different voice especially of marginalized peoples

  • How so many of us are breaking intergenerational patterns and traumas, and why it’s critical to connect with others who share similar stories and lineages

  • The power of seeing others like yourself overcome challenges

  • I get vulnerable in sharing how the depth of trauma that was being revealed thru my own mom’s journey with breast cancer was healing for the whole family on a cellular level

  • Why Christine weaves tantra and Shaktism into her work, and the critical work of sacred sexuality in her work

  • Christine leads us through a beautiful meditation using breath and sensual creative primal energy for healing

  • What Christine has to say about shame, how to work through feelings of shame around sexuality and how to begin adding divinity to your sensuality

  • The importance of “Sacred self-pleasuring”

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Connect With Christine Gutierrez

WebsiteInstagram | Facebook

FREE GIFT: Check out her free video series, Fierce Love Now, on how to break free from negative love patterns and cultivate healthy love, and sign up for her weekly newsletter at: www.christineg.tv where you will receive a free e-book to determine your Love Archetype. Christine is currently in private practice in New York and offers sessions internationally via phone/skype.

Free Video Series (on how to break free from negative love patterns and cultivate healthy love):  www.fiercelovenow.com

Free Diosa Virtual FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/freediosatribe/

Resources & Links

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Jungian analyst, author and poet Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D


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Get Wildly UNSTUCK: Mastering the Mindset of Health

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If the show has helped, inspired or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you show your support through a small financial contribution. Each FYW episode is a labor of love that takes me about three days to produce... From as little as $1 a month, your support will help to cover the costs associated with producing and hosting the show. I love you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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If you would like to make a one-time contribution, you may use our personal PayPal Link here and offer any dollar amount you'd like : https://paypal.me/wildlyrooted  

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INTUITION x HEALTH :: How to Connect to Your Intuition to Support Your Well-Being, Intuitive Eating, & Practical Witch Tips

INTUITION x HEALTH :: How to Connect to Your Intuition to Support Your Well-Being, Intuitive Eating, &amp; Practical Witch Tips

In this episode, We are diving into INTUITION as it relates to your health. What is it... How to tap into it... Practices to increase your connection to your intuition and how intuition plays a role in eating and our connection to the natural world...

The DIRT on Microbes, Toxins, Stress & Spirit with Dr. Maya Shetreat

We’re speaking with Maya Shetreat, MD, a neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, and author of The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child. Dr. Maya is the founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches Terrain Medicine™, earth-based programs for transformational healing. She works and studies with indigenous communities and healers in Ecuador, and is a lifelong student of ethnobotany, plant healing, and the sacred.

In this episode, you're going to hear what she believes to be 3 foundational pieces to our health & wellbeing (they all revolve around dirt), how her son’s early health challenge sent her down a rabbit hole, and a path to remembering what she really cared about - food, plants, environment, and spirit.

We’re covering the microbiome, toxins, stress, and Dr. Maya gets really honest about being a pioneer in her field and the resistance she encountered from colleagues. She shares her top non-negotiables and what she believes the one thing we must cultivate for our soul’s wellbeing.

Show Notes

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Dr. Maya got into dirt, her childhood playing with nature

  • 3 foundational pieces to our health & wellbeing - all around dirt; the pillars of health:

    • Being exposed to germs and microbes

    • Eating fresh food from healthy soil

    • Being immersed in nature

  • How Dr. Maya started putting the puzzle pieces together and recover her son’s health, beginning with late nights looking at the scientific literature

  • The connections between pesticides, farming practices and allergic disease

  • How Roundup was first patented as an antibiotic

  • How families share a microbiome, and how diversity is important for health

  • How Dr. Maya got her family on board with food and lifestyle changes using incremental changes, phases, rotations, and “crowding out” techniques

  • Top things to avoid: bleach and harsh chemical cleaners, instead, use natural cleaners

  • Why we really want to be around germs, and promote diversity in our microbiome

  • Eliminate antimicrobial soaps and toxic hygenic products

  • Expand microbial exposures - good news: you don’t have to clean as much! “It’s ok to not be squeaky clean all the time”

  • Incorporate as much time outside and out in nature as possible

  • Have a pet - you share microbiome with your pets!, the benefits of having pets in the prevention of immune disorders

  • How stressors can be good for us, and how they result in more powerful nutrition and medicine in plants

  • Dr. Maya breaks down the immune process and system, and how a less diverse exposure to microbes will lead to more allergic response and overactivity

  • The concept of hormesis and the importance of small stressors in regular doses

  • How emotional stressful situations can be apart of an initiation and support our growth

  • The importance of coming together to protect our health from massive stressors and toxins, and how Dr. Maya sees it happening already

  • How Dr. Maya weaves in the spiritual into her medical practice, and why there is no way to avoid connection to the ancient entities and spirit when working with Mother Earth

  • What working with an ethnobotanist, shaman, and other teachers in Equador taught her

  • As a pioneer in her field bridging mind body spirit in conventional neurology, the resistance she encountered from colleagues when she began incorporating holistic tools and modalities

  • Some common emotional-spiritual-physical body connections and challenges Dr. Maya sees and how she supports her patients through self discovery

  • The importance of learning how to listen, and incorporating practices to listen such as keeping a dream journal

  • Dr. Maya’s top non-negotiables for supporting your health, and how being in a state of receiving can be game-changing, plus her tips on how to get into that receptive mode and learn to listen to unspoken language

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Connect With Dr. Maya Shetreat

WebsiteInstagram | Facebook

Resources & Links

Free gift: Earth Medicine Transformational bundle at https://go.shetreat.me/free-gift

The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child by Dr. Maya Shetreat

An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases by Moises Velasquez-Manoff

Wildly Rooted Resources

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Get Wildly UNSTUCK: Mastering the Mindset of Health

You’ll learn the top 5 things sabotaging your health goals and what to do about them (hint: it doesn't have to do with your willpower...) 

 

Your support means the world...

If the show has helped, inspired or spoken to you, it would mean the world to me if you show your support through a small financial contribution. Each FYW episode is a labor of love that takes me about three days to produce... From as little as $1 a month, your support will help to cover the costs associated with producing and hosting the show. I love you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

To make a contribution, head to the Patreon page here.

If you would like to make a one-time contribution, you may use our personal PayPal Link here and offer any dollar amount you'd like : https://paypal.me/wildlyrooted  

Thank you as every penny counts toward supporting this work! xo

 

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APRIL :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: EXPANSION THRU DIVERSITY: Healthy Dissonance, Fractals, & In-formation that Shapes Us

APRIL :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: EXPANSION THRU DIVERSITY: Healthy Dissonance, Fractals, &amp; In-formation that Shapes Us

Solo Episode: APRIL 2019 :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: EXPANSION THROUGH DIVERSITY: Healthy Dissonance, Fractals, & In-formation that Shapes Us

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: These readings are usually filled with metaphor & symbols, so may require a bit of unraveling & might mean something different for each person, so pay attention to what comes up for you as you listen on. Hope they provide value and moments of reflection in your journey.

Living in the Chrysalis :: Navigating a Nomadic Lifestyle, Gift Economy & the Unknown with Michelle Stransky

Sometimes we don’t know where we’re going, and we’re in these “in between” phases which is challenging but we have an internal GPS and blueprint for what we can bring and become. What is required is trust, time, and a container - this chrysalis... today Michelle shares how she is living in this process and shares wisdom from her own personal knowing…

Awakening the Healer Within :: Intuitive Healing & Plant Medicine with Asia Suler

Asia Suler is an amazing teacher, concoctress, word weaver and founder of One Willow Apothecaries who has a beautiful way of weaving the sacredness of the seen AND unseen worlds and intuition into earth-based and plant medicine. Her knowledge is heart-centered and comes from a deep ancient wisdom as well as her experience with health challenges.

In this episode, Asia talks about how a chronic painful condition called vulvodynia initiated Asia into the plant path and opened her up to the luminous in the world…

Akashic Records 101: Accessing Powerful Soul Messages for Clarity, Healing & Growth

Akashic Records 101: Accessing Powerful Soul Messages for Clarity, Healing &amp; Growth

For thousands of years, sages, mystics, seers, and philosophers have claimed that there is a cosmic field that is all interconnecting, which collects and provides information, and informs the web of life - in the East it is called the Akashic Field.

In this episode, I’m covering the Akashic Field, aka Akashic Records is a vast, energetic database that holds the vibrational imprints of your soul, soul’s history and purpose in this life...

MARCH :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: SEEDS & SWORDS: Cultivating Your Truth With Knowledge & Trust

MARCH :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: SEEDS &amp; SWORDS: Cultivating Your Truth With Knowledge &amp; Trust

Solo Episode: MARCH 2019 :: Akashic Soul Nourishment Reading :: SEEDS & SWORDS: Cultivating Your Truth With Knowledge & Trust

About Monthly Soul Nourishment Readings: These readings are usually filled with metaphor & symbols, so may require a bit of unraveling & might mean something different for each person, so pay attention to what comes up for you as you listen on. Hope they provide value and moments of reflection in your journey.

Re-Wilding Our Minds, Magic Mushrooms & Messages From Unseen Realms with Shonagh Home

Shonagh Home is a shamanic therapist, teacher, author and poet. She shares about her journey and personal self discovery after a mid-life crisis and working with magic mushrooms. Shonagh shares a lot of wisdom related to re-wilding our minds - individually and as a collective, how to begin to reclaim this ancient wisdom and de-program and dispel so much of the programming and conditionings that have been installed into our brains and instilled in our lives.