With all of the amazing events happening on the streets in the United States right now, I want to open a discussion about the vision of this site. How it came to be, the heart behind it and where we can take it as a group. This site is about nurturing each other and nurturing the creative. We have all through our experiences with the plants witnessed something beautiful and have been inspired to share that with others. The heart's desire to share, what it has received in grace, is enough to heal the world.
I dropped out of a politically charged life of environmental/human rights activism at a very early age to pursue medicine. My goal was to care for those suffering so that as people, we grow healthier and therefore make a healthy impact on society and the Earth. I wanted to participate in creating a NEW culture rather than just responding to the broken system. For the last 10 years, I have treated patients only with Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, my hands and my time listening. The name of my acpuncture business is ARAS which is an acronym for All Remedies Are Safe. (safe for the Earth and safe for our patients)
Poppy Swap has the capacity to reach more people. The internet is amazing and people are desperately searching for alternatives to what is called "medicine" in this culture and the average chemically based lifestyle.
I hope to create infrastructure and resources for those of us in the natural healing field so that our voices could be represented and so that our medicine can become more accessible to people in search of help. (The business name is LEOC which stands for Love Each Other Constantly.)
The goals are simple:
-To Inspire: Showing people a path to forming their own relationship to the natural world is an amazing thing to offer at this time of crisis.
-To Educate: Substantive, quality, wholesome products that nourish the mind, body and spirit and that come from source of integrity and love are available!!! People will continue to feel trapped by the horrific and dangerous options being shoved down their throats every day if we don't educate them that there is an alternative.
-To Provide: Artists, Healers, Herbalists and Farmers need business resources that support them. This site was built as a solution to some of the obstacles that can burden the creative spirit.
-To Build: Community! We are not alone in this world. Our tribe is positive, awake and thriving. Together we have momentum and impact and can assist in making real change in the world.
People have a right to create a living for themselves and to put their stories, their wares and their truth out in the world. Poppy Swap wants to provide a venue for the things that can't be owned. Things that can only be shared and exchanged.
Please comment here. Let's share our dreams so that we can build something real.