Intuition is more like skill than magic. Just like someone who is born with a gift for music, using your intuition with excellence and precision requires practice.

It’s dangerous to believe that all there is to herbal medicine (or any kind of healing endeavor) is unpracticed intuition. When I hear stories of people who use muscle testing as their only assessment method, or who refuse to study plants in any way other than “listening” to them, I get very, very nervous.

At the same time, there have been times that I’ve known things intuitively that I simply couldn’t have known through any amount of research and study. There has to be a place for intuition within our healing traditions.

Today’s class is all about striking the balance. And about how to hone your intuition so that it serves you and doesn’t lead you down a path of self-deception.