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Earth Speak with Natalie Ross and Friends

Dec 26, 2021

Meg Borukhovsky shares about cultivating right relationship with plants. You’ll also hear about:

  • How Meg began her journey working with the plants, after living off-grid
  • Reconnecting to the ancient, ancestral art of garment making 
  • On the dark night of the soul 
  • Somatic healing and nervous system regulation 

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Meg Borukhovsky is a mother, entrepreneur, and artist! Owner & creator of Sister Nettle. She lives in Tennessee on a small farm property with her birds, plants, and family. Meg’s work centers around creating with natural textiles, using botanical dyes, "slow" fashion, local sourcing, and collaboration over competition. She tries to offer something in this life that is fulfilling to both the makers and the recipients, creating a beautiful & reciprocal relationship. 


In this episode, we talk about:

  • Meg leads us through a practice to connect to the Spirit of our clothing 
  • Connecting and giving thanks to the plants and animals that contributed to our garments 
  • On sacred adornment 
  • Polyester as ancient plants and animals  
  • On embodying the belief of the sentience of nature 
  • How Meg began her journey working with the plants, after living off-grid 
  • On the childhood wonder and joy of meeting new plants 
  • On being brought to tears in the woods by the flowers
  • How the plants helped Meg to end her relationship with alcohol  
  • On self-medicating 
  • On not being taught how to regulate the nervous systems 
  • Meg’s sudden realization that she had been living in a constant state of fight or flight 
  • Somatic healing and nervous system regulation 
  • The dark night of the soul 
  • On being so within our stress and trauma, that we don’t even see it 
  • On being a sensitive person, deeply connected to the Earth
  • Stigma and addiction
  • On being a conscious creator 
  • Finding and creating work as a sensitive person 
  • Meg shares some of the fibers and fabrics she works with 
  • Reconnecting to the ancient, ancestral art of garment making 
  • How Meg and her team create intentional, sustainable garments infused with magic 
  • On being a conduit for creative expression 
  • On tuning into the energies of the collective and community 
  • How Meg receives her inspiration and creative downloads for her work 
  • On identifying as an animist
  • Creating right relationship with the plants 
  • On Datura, and what happens when the plants show up 
  • How spring gives Meg the spirit to continue
  • Connecting to the ancient, safe, and simple medicine of rosemary
  • Working with the poisonous plants 
  • How ‘weeds’ have so much to offer and to teach us
  • The medicine mimosa 
  • On thriving despite the conditions around us 
  • And so much more!

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Theme music is “It’s Easier” by Scarlet Crow and “Meeting Again” by Emily Sprague

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