“Plants will, if genuinely asked, respond to you. They will teach you their medicine, as plants have always taught human beings.
“And though human beings may lose the knowledge of the medicinal uses of a plant, the plant always remembers what its medicine is. And they will tell you…if you ask.
“If you approach them with an open heart, open your senses and truly allow yourself to perceive them, they will always respond.
If you fail the first time, go again. For you may go to the sea as often as you wish.”
–Stephen Harrod Buhner
I’ve known this since I was a child, but my programming was of terrifying shame if I’d ever admit it publicly.