A Druid’s Primer on Land Healing, Part VII: Self Care and Land Healing

I’m finally back in Goshen, and back in the garden. Here’s a follow up post in Dana’s land healing series — this one about staying in a positive space even when doing healing work on very broken land. One thing I would add is that as we work with the land and that land regenerates, it also regenerates us. Our yard used to be a source of stress, depletion, sorrow and seemingly abject poverty and neglect. Through years of nurturing this broken land back to health, the gardens have become such a source of joy and abundance, a true treat for the soul. In the beginning stages of land remediation, it helps to read about or visit lands in process of healing. Mother Earth has amazing powers of regeneration and healing. When we heal Her, She heals us.

Endless blessings …

The Druid's Garden

Today’s post continues my long series in land healing (see earlier posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6), and given the heaviness of the last few weeks of posts, today, I wanted to delve into how to do this healing work and to stay happy, healthy, and sane. Today, I want to explore and voice some of these mental health concerns and share strategies for coping, addressing, and action.  And so, in this post, we’ll look first at some challenges to help us frame these overall issues, including the concept of solstalgia, and then we’ll explore a wide range of ways that we can engage in self-care on these issues: Having the tools and cultivating hope, supporting our adrenals and physical bodies with plants, supporting our souls with healing retreats and escapes, daily protective workings, working with the energies of light and life…

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Mitch on April 12, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Thank you Laura, just what I needed to hear as I embark on a large sheet mulch of the badly neglected lot I’ve been blessed to steward, have logged many days removing invasive weed, severe crabgrass with multiple raised bed of veggies and flowers planted, whatever gardening I’ve done before pails compared to this in scale, easy to get overwhelmed and stay focused on receiving the land’s blessing while working, that’s the real nectar!

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  2. Yay, Mitch! Have fun!

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