When a man moves away from nature, his heart becomes hard – Lakota Proverb
Karine Gordineer, founder of Green Girl Herbs & Healing grew up close to nature spending long hours climbing trees, wandering in the woods, gardening and learning of the wild plants. As she grew into adulthood, Karine spent days and weeks hiking and backpacking throughout the Catskills and local Hudson Valley trails as her passion for the Earth and healing plants flourished. During that time she connected deeply with the healing energy of the Earth and knew that this healing energy was accessible to everyone if they would but slow down and learn to be with it. As she saw the devastation being wrought upon the Earth and people living on the planet, she longed for a way to share her vision and love of the Earth and inspire others to reconnect and protect the planet in the process. In 1998, it was out of this passion Green Girl Herbs & Healing was born; “…an idea and a dream to help people heal and find balance through deep relationship with the Earth and by utilizing natural healing methods. It is also a prayer that as we heal, so will the Earth heal.”
Many years ago, in earnest I asked Spirit, ‘How do we heal the planet?’ Spirit immediately replied, ‘To heal the Planet you must heal the People.’ Many people do not see the connection between healing People and Healing Planet and yet the two are inextricably connected. There is no separation. Until we realize that we are not separate from each other or the planet or the other beings on this planet we will not have true healing. To find the core of You, be present and silent in Nature. There allow the Silence to reflect back to you and finally come home to your true Essence. This is the heart and the nature of all the work I do, the place where true healing begins.” – Karine Gordineer
Green Girl Herbs & Healing has built its foundations on doing everything as sustainable as possible and on rediscovering the sacred bond we all share with this beautiful, blue & green planet we call home. Through helping people to learn about the sacred medicine plants growing all around them and the beauty and healing to be found in nature, Green Girl seeks to inspire others to connect with the environment and begin or deepen their own healing relationship with Mother Earth.
To learn about the healing modalities that Karine works in, check out the Healing Sessions page. To schedule a healing session or join the email list, click on the Contact tab. Karine teaches group and private classes throughout the tri-state area. To learn about upcoming classes check out the Classes page and check back often as we are always adding new classes. For information about Green Girl Organic Herbal Teas & Remedies visit the Products page. You can learn more about the healing plants through the blog on this website or on the Green Girl Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/greengirlherbshealing