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LeAnne ‘Little Big Thunder’ Feliciano Talks Plant Spirit Medicine

Plants have entered the chat

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Katie Grant. (Photo by Lauren Mazzella)

If you’ve been following along on my journey to self-betterment, you may recall a private oracle reading I explored in 2020 with LeAnne “Little Big Thunder” Feliciano, owner of Charlotte-based alt holistic health company Sacred Wild Woman. LeAnne uses shamanic healing, spiritual regression, plant spirit medicine, clairvoyance, clinical and transpersonal hypnosis, holistic healing arts, and spiritual coaching to help her clients find their true calling here on Earth.

Empowered, joyous, relieved and pure are all words people have used to describe how they feel after an appointment with the Sacred Wild Woman. Her goal is to reignite the flame within and reveal our authentic selves, something she certainly helped me explore during our last session together.

LeAnne is a qualified master hypnotherapist, a certified shamanic practitioner from Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine, an integrative healing arts practitioner from Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, and has a degree in occupational psychology. She uses these skills along with knowledge gained from her continued and relentless personal development work to help her clients regain their personal power and rekindle their inner light.

Though not necessarily easy, the Sacred Wild work is all about unleashing your truest self — liberated from the emotional, mental and physical traumas of life. And yes, the majority of us have had some sort of trauma in our lives. The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California at Berkeley reports that 60% of adults had difficult childhood experiences, including drawn-out divorces, violence and abuse. The effects of trauma are long-lasting, ranging from anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder to physical illness.

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LeAnne “Little Big Thunder” Feliciano is a big believer in plant spirit medicine and healing, among her many other practices. (Photo courtesy of Sacred Wild Woman)

In my most recent conversation with LeAnne, she was excited to share a new healing modality she will be offering beginning Sept. 19: The Plant Spirit Experience. As we caught up, I learned LeAnne has been working passionately with plants for years and is eager to present this new opportunity to both existing and new clients.

It is through her experience with plants that she has come to understand they prefer to be communicated with as they were in ancient times. Her passion is to share with others the magic of working with the consciousness of plants, as well as to encourage others to form their own personal relationships with them.

LeAnne has studied with Pam Montgomery, herbalist and author of Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness, along with Corinna Wood, founder of Southeast Wise Women and co-founder of Red Moon Herbs.

“The Plant Spirit Experience is an opportunity for participants to learn how to connect with the spirit of plants,” LeAnne described. “Plant Spirit Medicine and their consciousness have the ability to bring us back to our ancestral roots. By initiating a relationship with the plants we become aware of their life force and how we can create a partnership to manifest a balanced life. When treating plants with love and respect, they can help guide you toward the wisdom of your inner truth and open you up to a world of unimaginable, endless possibilities.”

During the four-week online course, LeAnne will introduce participants to the properties, history, and folklore of plants. She will guide participants through the five senses and sensory awareness, providing a deeper understanding of each participant’s abilities to communicate with plants. She will also guide students on how to create and effectively use an altar, while providing instruction on how to properly communicate with their chosen plant.

As participants round out the course, not only will they create a relationship with a plant but they will sit in ceremony with LeAnne to meet the spirit of Mugwort, a versatile and sacred herb, which ties in everything they will have learned during their four-week journey.

LeAnne is especially firm on one point: all plants can be effective and transformational, not just psychotropics like ayahuasca, the psychoactive brew that may come to mind at the mention of “plant medicine.” One of her goals is to spread awareness of the broader spectrum beyond just ayahuasca.

Plant Spirit medicine recognizes that plants have spirit and that spirit is the strongest medicine. Spirit can heal the deepest wounds of the heart and soul, which LeAnne realizes is vitally important right now. It is a well-known fact that, especially in the shadow of the pandemic, people around the world are collectively experiencing depression, anxiety, and stress. The Plant Spirit Experience provides a safe space for participants to dig deeper into their own inner knowing, to help relieve these symptoms.

Plant spirit shamanism essentially brings us back to our roots, when our ancestors were aware of and appreciated the unity of all of life, and treated plants with love and respect. The Plant Spirit Experience is designed to dissolve the barrier between humanity and nature, allowing a deeper connection with the life-giving property of plants.

Whether you are interested in delving into The Plant Spirit Experience for the first time or seeking to deepen your existing relationship with plant spirit medicine, you can contact LeAnne through her website. Be aware: Registration for The Plant Spirit Experience closes on Sept. 10.

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