November 2011: Joy, Gratitude, and Confidence

For two years, I created relationship with the Paper Birch Tree down the road. It is on private property that belongs to the son of a man who lives across the road. The son doesn’t live here and hasn’t (thankfully) developed the property. So I asked the father if I could “sit with the tree to journal and draw.” He’s known me casually for a while, so just gave me a quizzical look and said, “Thanks for asking.” So now I had the agreement of the tree and the owner. As is typical for the Pacific Northwest, the weather was the deciding factor for timing the essence making. Finally on a brisk June morning, I got the call Today!

Joy, Gratitude, and Confidence

This is an amazing tree. 5 trees grew together years ago to form the base, and there is a relatively flat crotch about 7 feet up full of moss and leaves. The 5 trunks, now over 100 feet tall, grow up from the crotch in a circle. The bark is stunning! It is white with dark brown and black marking with ripples and ridges that partly peel away from the under layers. Dappled sunlight streamed in from the mixed evergreen and red alder tree forest around it. I set the mother bottles and stones, and allowed Spirit song to stream through me to set the field for the essence making. Then I sat down to write and draw. The first thing I heard was “peels away old emotional layers.”

When I started musing over what essence to highlight for this November newsletter, Paper Birch came to mind. Fall is a time for letting go, striping away the old, dying, decaying, and looking inside. As we go deeply internal and find our own Light, joy and love, we are invited to share these qualities with family, friends and others during the Thanksgiving Holiday Season.

Paper Birch Tree Essence

Paper Birch Trees have a wide range from Canada, Alaska and northern continental United States. They grow in open to dense forests, usually moist lowland to low mountain slopes. The distinguishing feature is the white bark – often with dark marks and scars – that peels horizontally. The bark was used to make paper, baskets, and canoes. Other parts of the tree have many uses, including fuel, medicinal gum and glue.

On the flower essence level, Paper Birch Tree peels away energetic layers that cloud your ability to enjoy life. When old emotional patterns resonate at a lower frequency that you are stepping into, the disparity can create emotional upheaval. Paper Birch Tree Essence strips away these layers and elevates your frequency to resonate with your own sunshine  joy and love – activating de-Light. By doing so, it connects you to your True Nature and integrates emotional stability.

As Paper Birch Tree Essence says of itself:

I AM peeling away old layers to reveal love, joy and emotional stability.

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Joy, Gratitude & Confidence Set of 6 Essences

The essences of this set work together to help you confidently bring joy and gratitude into your life. They strip away anything in the way; create appropriate boundaries from which to engage daily life and new adventures with joy; breathe joy through your heart; and encourage joy, gratitude and confidence in your daily encounters with people.

Paper Birch Tree Essence: Peel away old energetic layers to reveal your True Nature – Love and Joy. Let the fullness of sunshine radiate around you activating spontaneous delight! Integrates emotional stability.

Thimbleberry Flower Essence: Cultivates engaging daily life with joy and gratitude without being attached to the circumstances or a specific outcome.

Golden Celebration Rose Flower Essence: Illumines a column of golden light through the center of your body, creating protection and joy from the inside out. Now Celebrate Life!!

Hardy Fuchsia Flower Essence: Breathe in universal joy through your heart and breathe out your heartfelt joy. Reawakens “heartapathic” communication.

Coltsfoot Flower Essence: Encourages unbridled joy for new adventures.

Crocosmia Flower Essence: Inspires playful confidence with yourself, in groups, and in the larger area of your life.

During this upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday Season, confidently radiate joy and gratitude with your family and friends.

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