September 2006: School Daze: Saskatoon

Leaves are falling and most of the plants in the gardens are going to seed. Fall is in the air as children and adults are returning to school. I decided to write about Saskatoon flower essence this month because it is helpful with learning, integrating, and synthesizing new information and tasks.

School Daze: Saskatoon

Saskatoon, also called serviceberry, is a thornless shrub in the rose family that has white blossoms in the spring and bears blueberry-like fruit in mid summer. It is found in a variety of conditions in full sun or in moist, deep fertile soils and partial shade of coniferous forest at low to mid elevations from Saskatchewan, Canada to Southern California.   Deer and elk browse the leaves and young shoots and birds love the berries. Many indigenous peoples ate Saskatoon berries, made medicine from roots, stems and berries to treat a wide range of minor complaints.  Branches were made into arrows, digging sticks and drying baskets.  Today, the fruit is harvested by berry lovers in the wild or from their gardens.

Saskatoon berries are rich in copper and iron. Modern brain metabolism research indicates that copper and iron are essential for a healthy brain. A deficiency in copper and iron changes certain chemical receptors in the brain, decreases neurotransmitters, causes fatigue and can impair mental functioning, including cognitive and attention deficit.

Saskatoon flower essence facilitates communication between all parts of the brain to support whole brain integration and functioning with ease. It is used solo or in combination with other essences for attention deficit and sensory integration. It is helpful when one part of the brain is more dominant than others, like when a child has difficulty comprehending letters and words or an adult has learned to use logic and rote memory over creative thinking.  It also helps to integrate the new brain pathways that develop while learning new information and tasks or synthesizing fragments of existing information.

From my observations and direct experience using Saskatoon flower essence with clients over the last two years, it seems that most of the challenges with brain functioning are due to the evolutionary process that we humans are undergoing. The parts of our human brain have been developing for hundreds of thousands of years.  Now we are learning to communicate between and create harmony among all of the lobes/parts and functions of our brain.  For most of us, some neural pathways are still in progress.  Saskatoon flower essence works electromagnetically to connect “breaks” in the “circuits” during this developmental stage as we learn to live in a whole brain way.

Saskatoon says of itself:

I AM ease in the evolutionary process of becoming a whole-brain human.

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