The Glad To Be Here Project
In 2018 Blue Moon Herbs started a project encompassing our Flathead Valley and surrounding communities called the Glad To Be Here Project. There are many reasons for being glad to be in the heart of Western Montana, with the grandeur of Glacier National Park and the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake right out your window. Glad to be here is a state of mind though, and the positive effects from Essiac can make it apply to wherever we find ourselves. There is beauty inside us no matter where we go. The Glad to Be Here Project puts Buddhist philosophy (lovingkindness, gratitude, service, right livelihood) and Permaculture (Take care of the land and the people first, then share the bounty) into action right here and now.
There are people here, just like everywhere else, that live with poverty and despair because of health issues and other problems. We are giving Essiac herbs and/or made-up decoction ready to consume to anyone in our area who would like to try it for a few months or if in need, longer, at no charge. We will be keeping close track of the folks who want to take part in our follow-up research, which we hope will ultimately get Essiac formally studied using the proper formula and procedures for the first time ever.
The heart of our mission is to put people and Essiac together and to encourage others to do what we are doing, in their own communities. Say Yes to being an Essiac tea-maker and/or Sheep sorrel grower (for the root). There's a big change coming and it's returning herbal medicine to its well-earned place at the table. "Essiac is a worthy vocation." - Gregory Klein
The big projects and huge organizations have a role to play but we all do. What it ultimately boils down to really is about making a difference in a direct way, with benefit for giver and receiver alike from one-on-one connections, one person at a time, one day at a time. Showing up, saying "Yes" and keeping promises.
It was Rene Caisse's dream that Essiac become freely available for everyone everywhere. People coming together to heal what is broken opens the doors of miraculous positive change where anything is possible. May the Force be with you!
If you believe in this idea, then be inspired by it! Do something similar in your life to help the people right in front of you. Or consider supporting what we are doing! Your donations will help us keep giving the herbs away to those in need, as Rene Caisse did. Thank you!!!