Dr Isla Fishburn is passionate about the physical health and soul nourishment of your animal friend. To support this, Isla invites you to explore the wonderful world of plant spirit communion with your animal friend, where you sit in a three way “conversation” with the soul of your animal, the vibrational presence and spirit of a plant(s) and your own heart to “hear” what plant allies are being called forward and be offered to your animal friend for their physical, emotional and spiritual health.

Isla is a qualified Zoopharmacognosy practitioner, but her love for plants began many years before this, when one of her university lecturers inspired her to be as passionate about plants as she is animals. It was during her studies and learning of the pharmacological properties and benefits of plants that Isla adopted a curiosity about the more subtle ways to interact, be and learn from plants, a study known as intuitive plant medicine, plant spirit medicine or plant spirit communion.

Plants have an incredible healing potential through their biochemistry and pharmacological properties. Yet, to study and interact with plants just on this level is limiting to both what the plants can offer and to an animal’s healing. Plants are living beings that are cognisant and through their vibration, their consciousness and their spirit, plants can directly connect with the soul and vibration of your animal friend, allowing for alignment, homeostasis and healing on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.

Plants have been used for healing and medicine for thousands of years, long before their chemistry and pharmacological properties were examined in a laboratory. Indigenous communities spent time with their plant allies and learned directly from the plants, as in, the plants “spoke” to them. From a spiritual perspective, they are a gift that grants us access to the invisible world, or spirit world, where a plant can guide us to reach this realm as well as staying grounded and connected to earth. It is the reason why plants have their roots in the earth and reach up to the stars – as an invitation for us to do the same and to show us how.

Plant spirit communion is easy and your animal friend already knows how to do it, when you give them access to the plant they wish to be in communion with and, likewise, the plant that asks to be in communion with your animal. All you have to do is hear from your heart! As you do so, your intimate interaction and connection with the spirit of a plant ally will also take you on your own healing journey, hence the title of this course, “Animals that speak, plants that talk back, hearts that hear (and heal).

The title for the course was shared to Isla by one of her closest plant allies, Yarrow. It was also Yarrow that shared the symbol associated with this course.

In this course you will explore:

  • Plant spirit communion
  • Connecting to the invisible
  • How to welcome plant ally(s)
  • Journeying with plant ally(s)
  • Meeting your plant ally(s)
  • Messages from your plant ally(s) for your own healing
  • Staying connected with plant spirits
  • Speaking to and receiving from the plants
  • Connecting to your animal’s soul
  • Exploring reflections from your animal’s soul
  • Hearing from the plant spirits and your animal’s soul
  • Allowing plants allies to meet your animal friend
  • Creating animal-plant spirit communion
  • Offerings

Isla has been studying plant spirit communion for several years and continues to explore this vast, fascinating and expansive subject with a particular focus on essential oils and hydrosols. In recent years, Isla has studied Aromatic Shamanism Mentorship, Co-Creative Partnership with Nature and Plant Allies, Intuitive Plant Medicine, Exploring the Spiritual Dimension of Aromatherapy, Sacred Plant Medicine Mentorship and Alchemical Herbalism. It is the spiritual connection and communion of plant spirits that she wishes to bring to the soul nourishment and health of your animal friend through her soul sessions, teachings, workshops and consultations.

NEW four week mini-course beginning 18 October 2022.

Animals that Speak, Plants that Talk Back, Hearts that Hear (and Heal)

 An Introduction to sitting in Animal and Plant Spirit Communion in collaboration with Cathy Skipper and Florian Birkmayer, MD

This four-week course will introduce you to deepening your connection with the soul of your animal friend, recognise your animal guides and how much animals can be a part of your healing journey. We will use plant spirits in the form of essential oils, said to be the seat of the soul of the plant, to explore our relationships to the animal world.

Our intention is to take you deeper, drop in to your heart and explore how to access your own spiritual connection with plant spirits. It is an introduction to plant spirit communion and being in a relationship with plant beings so they can show, guide and connect you with your animal friend through a soul-to-soul connection and your own soul growth.

Learn more or enrol here

If you would like to learn more about any of the above practices please contact Kachina Canine and we will be happy to speak with you.