I am following up on my Aug. 8th blog on reflections from the book “The Secret Teachings of Plants: The Intelligence of the Heart in Direct Perception of Nature” by Stephen Harrod Buhner. As the title suggests, the book carries on from where I left off to offering ways to learn about the plant world around us and how to tap into the wisdom and healing properties available to us through them.
The same principles are relevant when discovering the deeper messages of our bodies. To learn about something, you must spend time with it. Just as we do naturally with personal relationships, we cultivate them over time. Anyone who has a pet will know how powerful the nonverbal communication can be. We get to know the nuances and movements and looks of our pets and what they mean.