My Flower Essence Story
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be making flower essences and offering energy healing! In my 20’s and early 30’s I worked in banking and financial services. At 34 years old I entered a spiritual community where among other things, I was introduced to the Chinese 5 Element understanding of health through Touch for Health. I absorbed this through how we lived. After leaving the community 12 years later, I studied Jin Shin TARA, another system based on 5 Elements, and started using flower essences from two companies on the US east coast. As I used the flower essences, I began to feel that instead of learning about them, I was remembering what I already knew from lifetimes of working with plant spirits.
At the time I was living in Boulder Colorado. That is where I met John, my life partner of 20 years. In 1999 we moved to Lummi Island on land that he stewarded (people say “owned”) for many years. The fairies here and my spirit Guides told me, “We’re going to make flower essences together.” Then began the fun!! They trained me for several years, and now we work in partnership. Over time our fun evolved into the flower essence and energy healing company Tree Frog Farm is today. Together we have created 126 individual flower and tree essences, aromatherapy misters and a wide variety of flower essence blends – including the Organ Energy Meridian Blends.
We’re now in a transition time of year, which relates in Chinese 5 Element to the Earth Element. In winter (Water Element) snow and water collect on the ground. During the transition (Earth Element) the melting snow and water seep into the ground to feed the plants and trees that leaf out in spring (Wood Element). Here the weather has bounced back and forth between freezing and thawing. Plants start to bud and then are doused in snow. Just yesterday I sat out in the 45°F sun and gardened a little. Today we have a least an inch of snow and it is still coming down! I’ve been feeling ungrounded, confused (like the weather), and on the edge of catching a cold.
Gratefully, the Spleen and Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blends relate to the Earth Element and seasonal transition. Boneset is a key essence in the Spleen Blend (also Water Element, Kidney and Bladder blends) and supports the immune system. Goat’s Beard, one of my all-time favorites, helps with feeling grounded and confident in daily life and is key in both the Spleen and Stomach Blends. These are all on special during March.
Boneset Flower Essence
Boneset Flower Essence works through the energy circuits that support a strong and healthy immune system. Particularly it goes to the places of emotional heart wounds that weaken the immune system and keep you contracted and frozen in your body. By working in these areas, it helps you deeply relax into life.
Although flower essences do not diagnose or treat the actual physical symptom, Boneset Flower Essence may be helpful, in combination with other essences and healing modalities, when you have chronic immune system depletion or autoimmune issues. You may be experiencing symptoms such as chronic fatigue, adrenal depletion, chronic respiratory problems, chronic shingles, graves disease or lupus.
As Boneset Flower Essence says of itself:
I AM a healthy, robust immune response heart-fully relaxing into life.
For more information about Boneset and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, aquamarine, drusy quartz, green smithsonite, green tourmaline, icosahedron cut quartz, ocean jasper, pink tourmaline in quartz, quartz points, red aventurine, red jasper and rose quartz – go to the link below.
Goat’s Beard Flower Essence
Goat’s Beard Flower Essence grounds you deeply into your body in a relaxed, openhearted, easeful way. It helps you to feel sure-footed, confident, inquisitive and calm as you step into the fullness of your life. Goat’s Beard Essence is very useful when you would rather live as spirit instead of being in a physical body because it enables you to experience Earth as your home, a nurturing place, and your body as the vehicle to wholeheartedly enjoy living.
Goat’s Beard Flower Essence says of itself:
I AM at home, relaxed and nurtured living on Earth.
For more information about Goat’s Beard Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, andalusite, black onyx, bloodstone, blue quartz with blue tourmaline inclusions, drusy quartz, green tourmaline, icosahedron quartz, Inca jade, and red jasper – go to the link below.
Spleen Organ Energy Meridian Blend
The spleen/pancreas organ energy system (spleen system) is the yin to the stomach’s yang. It is known as the “source of life” for the other yin organs since it separates the life force energy (chi) from the food the stomach is processing, and sends this chi to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. The spleen system itself uses this chi to create blood, circulate it and keep it within the blood vessels. It circulates chi to muscles to keep them strong, and circulates information through out the body supporting memory, concentration and will. The spleen regulates the center; when the center is not stable, excess energy expresses as unproductive repetitive thinking. Since it draws energy up from the body of the Mother Earth, it regulates fertility cycles. The physical spleen/pancreas regulates blood sugar, produces red blood cells and supports the immune system.
The Spleen Organ Energy Meridian Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical spleen and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to it. The Spleen Blend activates balanced blood sugar regulation, healthy immune responses, fertility, and strong, flexible muscles. It calms excessive and obsessive thinking by rerouting that energy back into the body for life energy, and uses this life force energy for motivation and will to put ideas into action. The Spleen Blend provides a deep sense of inner home, of living in your body.
For more information about the Spleen Organ Energy Meridian Blend, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it – drusy quartz, fire agate, Inca jade, malachite, peridot, red jasper and sunstones – go to the link below.
Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blend
The stomach organ energy system is the yang to the spleen’s yin. The stomach system digests food and experiences, provides nourishment, a sense of stability, center and place on Earth. Symptoms of stomach system out of balance include digestive issues, sinus problems, headaches in the forehead, TMJ, and surface skin issues like minor rashes. Unbalanced stomach system fuels worry, anxiety, unhealthy relationships and lack of safety.
The Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical stomach and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to it. It balances your appetite for food and stimulates your appetite for life. It helps resolve digestive issues, encourages self-nourishment, gracefully receiving abundance, and supports strong, flexible muscles. The Stomach Blend addresses worry, anxiety, feeling unsafe and ungrounded, and supports stepping out into the world with centered confidence, creating nourishing relationships, and facing the challenges of life with balanced emotions.
For more information about the Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blend, the flower and tree essences in it and the crystals that energetically charged it – drusy quartz, fire agate, Inca jade, malachite, peridot, red jasper and sunstones – go to the link below.
During this transition from winter to spring, center and ground yourself by nurturing your Earth Element.
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