The medicine woman in me sees this and thinks of dry, irritated skin. Use the leaves and inner bark topically to help heal and sooth scrapes, burns and scaly, itchy skin.
My eyes, true and energetic—see the bark, several layers peeling at once, and know the depth of this sister being; recognize the color of every humor within her folds and know the instinct of survival; feel the magic flowing through and know the power of transformation starting internally.
I left feeling full and feeling ready. “Shed your layers,” Mazanita said, “I will bear witness.”