Throughout the years, Melody’s love for plants and the land drew her interest to many related fields such as nutrition, essential oils, herbalism, flower essences, homeopathic remedies and, more recently, Sacred Landscaping and Plant Spirit Medicine. Through her work in Plant Spirit Medicine, Melody has awakened to the necessity of really listening to what the plants and land has to say to us. Eventually, she became convinced that only by relating to the land (and the plant families that live there) as a living, breathing beings, can we create environments that are not only filled with beauty, but self-sustaining and nourishing to all. In this way, we as individuals can make an impact and begin to heal the desecration and depletion of our individual spirits and of the Earth.
As a 27-year student of the healing arts that includes Reiki I, II, & III, Soul Coaching(R) and Angel Therapy Practitioner(R), Melody has found Plant Spirit Medicine, a powerful and gentle yet subtle healing modality, to be a natural fit. She deeply resonates with the wisdom she learned during her two-year course in Plant Spirit Medicine, a practice that is rooted in indigenous plant spirit healing and Five Element Acupuncture: That traditional cultures have long understood that both nature and humankind are endowed with intelligence and spirit; that the plants willingly give us what we need to live a better life; and that the philosophy of “Everything has to do with everything.” instilled in her by her teacher and shaman, Eliot Cowan, opens the doors to a deeper understanding of how one can correct their internal and external imbalances, allowing them to live more balanced, joyful lives.
Recently Melody moved to the Maryland area and brings her work with the land and plants to her Landscape Consultation and Design business and through her practice with Plant Spirit Medicine. She is currently writing a book based on Five Element Medicine entitled Soul of the Seasons due out later this year that offers the reader through the template of the Earth’s seasonal changes, a means in which to navigate life’s always fascinating and sometimes challenging passages.