Nature’s Embrace in Overcoming Grief and Loss

Floral Companions in Grief’s Journey

Grief often fol­lows a soli­tary path but finds an unex­pect­ed ally in the flo­ra around us. We explore the trans­for­ma­tive impact of the Black-Eyed Susan, a flower that offers new per­spec­tives on our trau­ma and loss sto­ries. The dis­cus­sion shifts to the role of plants in emo­tion­al heal­ing and how our con­nec­tions with them can bring solace. Join us as Jen from Brid­get’s Way shares her spir­i­tu­al insights and the influ­ence of the Celtic god­dess Brid­get on her mis­sion to fos­ter har­mo­ny with nature.

Generational Wisdom and the Healing Garden

Jen Frey’s grand­par­ents’ gar­den was more than just a plot of earth—it was a heal­ing sanc­tu­ary. As she guides us through her fam­i­ly’s lega­cy of organ­ic gar­den­ing and the pro­found wis­dom of plants, we explore how nature and nur­ture inter­twine. Dis­cov­er the shaman­ic paths and herbal reme­dies that have shaped Jen’s jour­ney and the ori­gins of the Heart Trans­for­ma­tion appren­tice­ship pro­gram, which places the heart at the core of growth and heal­ing.

Emotional Healing through Herbal Wisdom

We delve into the herbal wis­dom of wil­low and rose, under­stand­ing their roles in man­ag­ing grief and nur­tur­ing love. Exam­in­ing the strength found in vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty and the trans­for­ma­tive pow­er of com­pas­sion and for­give­ness, we learn how the forest’s whis­pers teach resilience and the courage to open our hearts again. Jen’s offer­ings, from plant com­mu­ni­ca­tion to nature co-cre­ation, invite us to bridge the gap between human and spir­it, encour­ag­ing lis­ten­ers to join this jour­ney of dis­cov­ery and heal­ing.

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Chapter Markers

0:01 Con­nect­ing With Plants Through Gen­er­a­tions
14:41 Explor­ing Grief and Plant Med­i­cine
26:11 Romanc­ing Plants for Heal­ing and Guid­ance
33:49 Heal­ing Through Herbal Wis­dom and Love
47:31 Brid­get’s Way

Guest Bio

Jen Frey is a heal­er, men­tor, and advo­cate for the earth, with a unique voice in plant com­mu­ni­ca­tion. As the founder of Heart Springs Sanc­tu­ary, she enrich­es peo­ple’s lives by deep­en­ing their bond with nature through plant com­mu­ni­ca­tion. With two decades of expe­ri­ence in plant essences, ener­gy work, and herbal prac­tices, Jen offers trans­for­ma­tive con­sul­ta­tions and plant-based solu­tions for emo­tion­al tran­si­tions, health crises, and chron­ic con­di­tions.

Inspired by her grand­par­ents’ teach­ings on nature’s mag­ic and the impor­tance of engag­ing with plants, Jen’s child­hood fas­ci­na­tion evolved into a life­long com­mit­ment to plant work. Her adven­tures, from sur­viv­ing quick­sand in the Ama­zon to kayak­ing with bio­lu­mi­nes­cent plank­ton, fuel her mis­sion to help oth­ers dis­cov­er their love for plants and fos­ter a deep­er con­nec­tion with the earth.

Jen offers appren­tice­ships, cer­e­monies, retreats, and work­shops for those eager to explore their rela­tion­ship with plants and them­selves fur­ther. She is the author of “Com­mu­ni­cat­ing with Plants: Heart-Based Prac­tices for Con­nect­ing with Plant Spir­its,” a guide to unlock­ing the heal­ing and wis­dom of plants.

Jen’s book, view here.
Vis­it Jen’s web­site here.

The secret life of plants, view here.

Foun­da­tion for Shaman­ic Stud­ies: Explore here
“The Way of the Shaman” book by Michael Harn­er
Soci­ety for Shaman­ic Prac­ti­tion­ers: Explore here

Credits

Intro: Remem­ber Back When — Josef Falken­skold, www.epidemicsound.com
Out­ro: Yel­low taxi-Del­i­cate Beats, www.premiumbeat.com

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