On Sunday, our Cecemmana herbal students had a great training with Shareena and Leslie from the People’s Community Medics of Oakland. Many times in brown and black neighborhoods there is a delay in the arrival of EMT’s after injury or violence in the community. Shareena and Leslie founded this organization as a response to the 2009 murder of Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale Bart Station in Oakland, whose medical care was delayed 20 minutes due to racist infrastructure in the police force. These women train community members to be first responders… Read More
Cecemmana, our nine month herbal training program meets during the first weekend of each month. This past weekend started with an herb walk led by Kara Sigler at Briones. Our students learned how to identify local plants and wildflowers. There was also plenty of time to sit and meditate with the plants. Sticky money flower is a local wildflower. As a flower essence it can be used to clear fear we hold in our second chakra, specifially fear around intimacy and sexuality.