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Feed Your Wild with Venessa Rodriguez

May 8, 2022

We are celebrating this Mother’s Day by channeling Divine Mama energy with Empress Karen M. Rose!

Trained in Eastern and Western Herbal Medicine, Karen M. Rose created an outlet for her teachings and healing modalities with the opening of Brooklyn-based Sacred Vibes Healing and Sacred Vibes Apothecary in 2002.  Her inspiration for this work began as a child in her native home of Guyana, where she was exposed to how African, Caribbean and Latin American traditions profoundly influenced plant medicine and community healing. The legacy of these lands is the foundation of Karen’s spiritual and healing practice.

In this conversation, we cover her book The Art & Practice of Spiritual Herbalism, Karen’s history growing up in relationship with plants where there was no separation of Spirit, and how she weaves that into her work today. 

We talk about Mal de Ojo, or the evil eye, and the importance of energetic and spiritual protection for babies, as well as related physical symptoms, such as colic. 

Karen shares some of the biggest challenges that she sees in her community and mothers, and why it's critical to weave in medicine as part of your daily life. She talks about how incorporating the rituals of food and medicine into daily practice with children can be a form of self-care and self mothering.

We also touch on the topic of Orishas - what they are, their importance in nature and medicine, and the Orishas connected to Mother such as Yemaya. 

Karen weaves in ways to tend to our mother wounds and learn to nurture and Self-mother our selves, including her favorite plant allies to support Mothers.

We touch on racial disparity in maternal health outcomes, the resilience and strength of black women and populations, and how to tap into these generational gifts for healing.

Karen shares how she works with her own ancestors and plants to connect with her generational resilience and gifts, and so much more. 

In the intro, I reference my upcoming group mentorship for healers and helpers who are ready to step out of the spiritual closet, expand their intuitive gifts, and go from conventional practitioner to New Earth Intuitive Healer.

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