For centuries, keen gardeners have talked to their plants and flowers—and often been laughed at.
These days, studies into molecular chemistry and quantum physics have opened pathways to greater understanding of the environment they live in, how plants communicate with each other —and even with us.
Kirsten Hartley graduated as a naturopathic herbalist and found her studies into the natural world of energetic medicine had only just begun. She started a fascinating journey using the stepping stones of ancient understanding of the natural world, coupled with modern science, searching for the key to unlocking nature’s multiple secrets.
Human cultures all over the world have celebrated and defended their connection to the land. Why? Because we are, all of us, intricately related to all other life forms. We evolved from the same stuff. We are symbiotic, connected, cooperative, collaborative in our mutual survival. We celebrate our connection to the land not because of how it supports us, not because of what we can extract from it. But because of what we share. Even the smallest of organisms values life. Everything that makes up living on earth, everything that is built into our cells, every last vestige of respiring bacteria in our mitochondria is intent on promoting and enhancing not just survival but living. And the difference between survival and living is the relationship balance all life forms have between themselves, their environment and their community.
Kirsten Hartley graduated in 1999, having studied under the legendary Australian herbalist Dorothy Hall. Her practice and further studies into energetic medicine started with herbal materia medica and went on to include Bach flowers, Australian bush flowers, and pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
Her fascination with living plant energies and their ability to effect profound change in the human body, mind, and spirit is a continuing journey. Kirsten Hartley is also an accomplished corporate executive, with over thirty years’ experience in retail, marketing, and business administration. She has a special interest in assisting and mentoring women in business and is a tireless connector and networker.
Kirsten was born near London, England, and spent her childhood there until her parents moved the family to Australia in 1970. Kirsten currently lives in Sydney and has twin sons and one grandson.
Beautiful and inspirational book - we are all so connected. The other living things on our planet are all connected. Kirsten gives us all inspiration to become more aware of the life around us.
A beautiful and spiritual book, it will open doors in your mind to new spaces where humanity needs to go. Keep one with ou all the time.
Kirsten is right to being this to our attention - we do need to lsten to the earth and to its plants and microscopic creatures. WE need to become more aware of the connection of the earth around us - tahnks for your beautiful book
Exploring the deeper connection of life on earth, this book is beautifully written, thought provoking and utterly inspirational. Highly recommended.