October 2003: Staying Open In This Tumultuous World

October Plants of the Month at Tree Frog Farm: Devil’s Club and Golden Celebration Rose

Shift in Consciousness

This Summer and Fall have seemed especially challenging for many people. We are in a major shift in consciousness. When this happens, we may feel drained by the intensity of what is happening personally, nationally and globally. Here are two essences that have been constant allies for me and my clients. My dog has also been taking devil’s club; he’s a sensitive guy who tends to take on whatever I’m dealing with.

Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus)
If you look at the devil’s club picture, you will notice the bright red berries and the BIG thorns on the stem. What you don’t see is that there are also BIG thorns on the top and bottom of the leaf veins. Thorns usually indicate powerful medicine and this is very true of devil’s club. On the herbal level, devil’s club works on diabetes, joints and blood sugar regulation.

On the flower essence level, devil’s club has said this about itself:

Provides support and comfort when life’s experiences have drained your inspiration and will to continue. Transforms thorns into a healing balm. I AM solace to those who are world weary.

“My jeep and computer crashed; work, primary relationship and living space changed. . . and I’m in for surgery on Monday. The Devil’s Club essence that I got from you has been amazing with getting me through all of this. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!” — J.K. Seattle, WA

Golden Celebration RoseGolden Celebration Rose
This gorgeous yellow rose has huge many petaled blooms and thorns. Again powerful medicine, as it described itself in this Rumi-ish manner.

Throw open the windows and breathe in the deep peace and joy that comes from celebrating Life. Lovingly resonate in harmony with the sweet song of the Universe. Illumines a column of golden light, from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet, through the center of your body creating protection from the inside out.

I AM the celebration of centered peace, joy and harmony in the turmoil of Life.

Both of these essences are found in the Golden Armor Mister.