Is your Buddha empowered?

Is your Buddha empowered?

When I was living in Florence, Italy, I bought a small picture of a Tibetan Buddha in a silver frame from a gift shop. I thought it was just a picture used to sell the frame. It was a depiction of a Buddha with a consort — popular with Westerners as it seems...
Poppy Power

Poppy Power

I found an opium poppy (also known as the breadseed poppy) growing on a bank near my house last year. I took some of the seeds & planted them in my garden. The flowers are so beautiful – but only bloom for a short time. I’m thinking about drying the...
Wild Garlic

Wild Garlic

The last of the bluebells & ramsons (wild garlic). I could really smell the ramsons in the wood in Creech. According to Hedgerow Medicine by Julie Bruton-Seal, ramsons are a good blood tonic, improving the circulation. They can also settle the digestive track,...
Transporting Points

Transporting Points

I sense the body’s Qi to make its course run true. At the tips of the fingers, toes are wells where it bubbles. I puncture to vent pathogens. Going proximal to where Qi swells at spring points, I pierce for fever. I feel Qi flourish at the stream – lifting leaden...