Despite being the source of all life, one can take for granted the capability for Earth and its natural elements to heal us.
Earth, like all mothers, it is a caretaker and life-giver.
In Japan, there is the practice of shinrin-yoku, translated to Forest Bathing, where the simple act of spending time in nature is recognized as having physiological and psychological benefits.
In Southern California, home of surfer and healer Kassia Meador, there is an ocean to step into, where one can connect to the breath of earth, one wave at a time.
Unsurprisingly, it turns out that by spending that much time in the water, one gains a larger appreciation to the connection of nature to ourselves and our spirits. Expanding from her connection to nature through surfing, Kassia now also harnesses its healing power through therapeutic sound baths, as well as, through herbal tinctures.
Filmmaker Sara Kinney spent some time with Kassia to hear about these connections to nature, and to learn how to make mezcal-based plant medicine tinctures.
Click here to watch our film ‘Mezcal is Medicine’ also featuring Kassia Meador where she gives step by step instructions on how to make one of her tincture blends.