Transformation. This is a phenomenal metamorphosis that all living things go through. Some seem to do it more magnificently, like the butterfly, but we all transform from the moment we are cells dividing in the womb. We grow and change every day. There are different ways beyond just the physical that we transform. It can be so much more than what meets the eye of the casual observer. We transform ourselves as we adapt to our environments. This evolution happens over long periods of transformations.
We have been busy the past four weeks re-making some of our essences. We do a meticulous but very important stock check every year to see what we need to do in the months ahead as the flowers start to bud out and the frost thaws into warm summer days. We have made 4 essences so far this year and are doing at least one more by summer’s end.
There is so much wisdom that nature has to offer us, it is in everything around us. The sky, rain, wind, trees, flowers, and animals too. The nature of things in their natural state. Connecting and listening to the messages that are all around us, and within us can help us to decipher them.
I want to share with you all a story from our recent remaking of Mock Orange Flower Essence. During the making, we were visited by a yellow Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, and I believe that the butterfly had a message for us. The first encounter was quite magical in and of itself, but throughout the afternoon we would see this butterfly come back again several times, dancing among the white, sweet-smelling blossoms on the Mock Orange branches. Just like the messages that the universe sends us with feathers, butterflies, and what they do when you see them have meaning. I was feeling inspired! This led me to look into the meaning of this particular butterfly, and this is what I found:
The butterfly represents transformation both within and without, so even if you haven’t undergone big life changes, you might have a lot going on in your heart that needs some attention. Butterflies represent the ability to look at life in a carefree, lighthearted way.
Tiger Swallowtail: Yellow with black stripes, it represents intuition, inspiration, vulnerability, inner beauty, and consciousness.
These qualities are not only a message about the essence of the Mock Orange flower, but to us during the making of it. While drumming in unison a few moments before we wrapped up the session and finalized the essence, we watched as a second Tiger Swallowtail butterfly joined, and they both danced directly in front of us to the beat of our drums! It was an incredible moment and quite in tune with this essence! We watched in awe as they flew off towards the labyrinth garden dancing and twirling around one another. I couldn’t help but feel hope, joy, and love, and my heart was full.
The essences I picked for this sale all have a message, and they can mean different things to different people. We all have our own life stories unfolding, but transforming into an inspired and sunny-willed soul having a human experience is key.
With Warmth and Gratitude,
Sunflower – Orient toward the sun! Creates sunny warmth and nurturing when your previous experiences didn’t prepare you to access these from within. Shifts your thoughts and emotions to your innate bright, joyful, happy nature. Believe in your ability, as a multidimensional human being, to manifest from your sunny will.
Common Rush – Facilitates grounding and stability while aligning heart and mind. Clears foggy-headedness and facilitates thinking more clearly. Smooths the process of receiving higher frequency information.
Lupine – Retrains the energetic pathways that feed fear and anxiety toward responding from personal peace & gratitude.
Lavender – Shifts repetitive thinking into a calm flow of thoughts with clear understanding and a sweet, heart-centered connection. Strengthens your personal boundaries and brings peace of mind for restful sleep.
Thimbleberry – Cultivates engaging daily life with joy and gratitude without being attached to the circumstances or a specific outcome.
Rattlesnake Plantain – Supports being totally comfortable and at home in your body through being grounded in Mother Earth. Helps you to recharge from Her unlimited energy source.
Mullein – Use the strength and constancy of the sun to access courage, joy, and internal peace, instead of suffering, during difficult times. Trust that even during the darkest night, the sun will rise again in the morning.
Red-Flowering Currant – Ignites loving power and compassion in yourself to joyfully transform what you most fear into feeling safe, protected, and full of Light. Encourages forgiveness and understanding that this transformational process is in alignment with your soul’s purpose.
Sundrop Evening Primrose– Encourages you to share your genuine Being and radiate gentle kindness and joy. Balances and aligns the solar plexus chakra for healthy digestion.
Western Columbine – Instills visceral body confidence for living a fully engaged and competent life by working through the energy circuits related to the root and sacral chakras.
Pink Hollyhock – Once your heart has healed, a world of interconnection with everyone & everything opens up to you. Relax into the soothing, peaceful joy within your open heart and let your genuine confidence shine forth.
Tropical Sunset Rose– Facilitates heart-felt communication flowing between you and the larger system of the world. Also, works through the energy circuits that relate to the circulatory system, sharing information received by the heart with other parts of the body and returning information from the body to the heart.