Lemon Balm

Author: Matthew Becker

Wonder is the sinuous ember
of truth. Every statement we
make is a question and wonder
is always the answer.

I have noticed many times that
lemon balm fresh tincture can
bring on a state of wonder. To
amplify this effect I combine it
with fresh tinctures of rose
blossom and gotu kola.

When the sunlight is soft and
the warm air is fragile we can
sense a vanished world. This is
the land of sacred simplicity and
at this moment the only reality is
a feeling of awe which is nothing
more then the touch of our own
incandescent coals, the tenderest
fire that calls us back home.

Lemon balms specialty is
silence. As she warms our hearts
she gives us permission to let go
of the useless noise inside our
heads. Then we can embrace the
summer shadows of our lives and
the autumn fireflies of our dawn.

Wonder can only arise when we
notice it. It is always knocking on
our door.

Grace is the ability to keep our
Hearts open while knowing
that sooner or later everything
will come tumbling in.

Lemon balms secret is that it is
timed to the rhythm of silence.

Silence brings on awe and wonder
and in that precious moment you
are just you.

In the deep end of a dark evening
we can feel the quiet soulful
poignancy of our own short lives.

All of us share the same
wistful sigh.

The stars speak in dreams to the
holy white poplar, if you hold my
hand I’ll have no need to hide.

Cherry blossoms
turn into clouds
one by one
leaves fade away.

Written by Matthew Becker. Published on CSCH blog with permission from Matthew Becker. 

Matthew Becker is a long time friend and guest teacher of CSCH. We appreciate Matthew’s amazing materia medica knowledge, herbal wisdom, and of course his writing of poetry. If you’d like more information about Matthew’s poetry,  please contact info@clinicalherbalism.com. We are happy to hear from you!

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