Last weekend I taught the 3rd class of the Flower Essence Practitioner Training Course. The class focused primarily on the Chinese Five Element understanding of health as expressed through the organ meridians and related systems. Keeping to the theme for this season, fall is related to the metal element and grief. Large Intestine is the pair to Lung, which was featured last time.
One of the more fascinating organ systems is Triple Burner of the Fire Element. It works primarily through the endocrine system and regulates all of the other organs. There is interplay between all of the elements. Fire suppresses or controls metal. That means it overcomes or weakens it. Physically, overactive fire can cause symptoms like a cough in the lungs or constipation in the large intestine. When fire reacts to change, it’s usual emotion of joy can morph into grief. So if your endocrine system is out of balance, don’t be surprised if a challenging change brings up grief. Metal controls the Wood Element, whose emotion is anger. So if you are experiencing grief, don’t be surprised if anger arises. All of these emotions can be shifted to a higher level of functioning by changing your emotional metabolism.
Spotted Coral Root is the essence to shift your emotional metabolism. It is a key essence in both the Large Intestine and the Triple Burner Organ Energy Meridian Blends. Burdock is a supporting essence in the Large Intestine Blend and a complement to the Triple Burner Blend. All of these are on special through mid-November.
Spotted Coral Root Flower Essence
Spotted Coral Root Orchid is native to the Pacific Coastal region of North America. It grows in the rich humus of moist to dry coniferous or mixed forests at low to middle elevations. Spotted coral root has a pink to reddish purple color and a white lip with magenta spots. It is saprophytic, which means that it doesn’t have chlorophyll to make its own food. Instead it derives nutrients from decaying organic matter and contributes to decomposition and recycling of organic material.
On the flower essence level, Spotted Coral Root Essence works via the quantum field of energy information and the energy circuits throughout the body that relate to hormonal and biochemical shifts. It treats the changing biochemistry as fuel, much like geothermal or biomass energy. It uses this fuel to transform the decomposing emotional and biochemical patterns to more evolved emotional and biochemical patterns. For example, transforming grief to fully engaging life, or transforming hot flashes and headaches to peaceful ease in the body. Harmonizes metabolism throughout the body.
As Spotted Coral Root Flower Essence says of itself:
I AM peaceful ease and self-love while transforming emotional and energetic patterns to higher functioning.
For more information about Spotted Coral Root Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, bloodstone, chrysoprase, drusy quartz, fire agate, green tourmaline, icosahedron quartz, Peruvian pink opal, rose quartz and tiger’s eye – go to the link below.
Burdock Flower Essence
Burdock is a biennial herb originally found in Europe and China that now grows in most temperate regions around the world. Burdock is rich in chromium, iron, magnesium, silicon and vitamin B1. Stalks and leaves can be harvested in spring and early summer. Roots are harvested in fall of the first year and can be eaten fresh during the winter months or dried for tea. Medicinally, burdock root is widely used as a blood purifier to cleanse and eliminate toxins, including heavy metals. It relieves skin problems, sluggish digestion, and arthritis. The seeds are in round pods with burrs that stick to everything. This was the inspiration for Velcro.
On the essence level, use burdock when you are caught up in deep old anger, especially if the anger is directed at someone, usually an authority figure. Although the anger may be triggered by a current person/situation, the origin for this quality of anger is from a wound earlier in this life or a past life. This anger may also be related to an experience of grief or loss. Physical symptoms may include arthritis; skin issues like eczema, shingles and boils; or toxicity – including heavy metals – in the liver, gallbladder, large intestine, or blood. Burdock Flower Essences supports the energetic process of “unraveling” the bonds between anger and heavy metals, which allows the body to release both the anger and the metals. I have no scientific proof of this. However, I have seen how this has happened for my clients and myself. The Burdock Flower Essences also encourages you to nourish yourself and enjoy life.
As Burdock Flower Essence says of itself: I AM release of stuck suppressed anger.
For more information about Burdock Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, angel wing, black tourmaline, charoite, chrysoprase, drusy quartz, golden labradorite, icosahedron quartz, and shattuckite – go to the link below.
Metal Element (Air): Fall Large Intestine Organ Energy Meridian Essence Blend
The season of the metal element is fall and the colors are white/grey. The yang meridian of the metal element is large intestine. It is most active from 5am to 7am. The job of the large intestine is final sorting and elimination of what is no longer useful on any level – physical body, emotions or attitudes.
Symptoms: Use Large Intestine Organ Energy Essence Blend when you experience constipation or diarrhea, bloating, colon or skin cancer, TMJ, stiff or spine, carpal tunnel syndrome, eczema, psoriasis or chronic rashes. Symptoms of large intestine imbalance include holding onto old stuff, stagnation, feeling guilt or regret, thinking you or situations are never good enough. People with large intestine imbalance are often stoic about loss or hardship, rigid, up tight or perfectionists.
Action: The Large Intestine Organ Energy Meridian Blend works through the energy circuits that surround the physical large intestines and the meridian that feeds spiritual energy to them. It supports the large intestine in its job of the final sorting and elimination of what isn’t useful. It activates letting of what is no longer useful on any level in your life – attitudes like not good enough, emotions like old grief or guilt, an old self image or relationships that do not honor your worth. Unblocks stagnation and rigidity allowing flexibility, movement and change.
For more information about the Large Organ Energy Meridian Blend and the drusy quartz, fire agate, Lemurian seed crystal, moldavite, peridot, opaque pink calcite and rhodochrosite crystals that energetically charged it – go to the link below.
Tripe Burner Organ Energy Meridian Essence Blend
There is no physical organ for the Triple Burner system, AKA Triple Warmer, Triple Heater, Umbilicus. It relates to all of the organs and controls relationships between them largely through the endocrine glands and hormonal distribution systems. It is the heating system of the body/mind/spirit. As such, it regulates and distributes heat and water thorough the body. It is one of the heart protectors and contributes to emotional balance. Ancient Chinese Medicine considers the torso to be divided into three sections–the upper, the mist, which relates to the heart and lungs; the middle, the foam, which relates to digestive functions-stomach, spleen, liver, gallbladder and small intestine; and the lower, the swamp, which relates to excretion-kidney, bladder and large intestine. The triple burner system works through these 3 sections.
Symptoms: Use Triple Burner Organ Energy Meridian Essence Blend when you experience hot and cold physical and emotional upsets. This can express as fevers, chills, hot flashes and night sweats. You may be unable to feel or express warmth in relationships and experience a lack of emotional intimacy. You may find it difficult to be your own person, to choose our own way of experiencing life that is different from family and cultural beliefs. Symptoms include digestive issues and loose bowels or constipation. It can relate to headaches in the temples and to ear problems.
Actions: The Triple Burner Organ Energy Meridian Blend works through the energy circuits that affect metabolic processes physically, emotionally and mentally. It regulates all of the organs, and balances and circulates warmth and water through the body. Higher frequency spiritual energies enter your body through the chakras, each of which relates to an endocrine gland. The Triple Burner system helps the body to regulate and integrate these energies. Emotionally, it supports circulating social warm and joy. This system is active in utero, thus the name “umbilicus.” It distributes vital energy to the other meridians as the organs are developing. Your experience in utero can affect your ability to find your own individuality – especially from your mother and family – and to create your own warmth, your own relationships, and your own way of relating to the world.
For more information about the Tripe Burner Organ Energy Meridian Blend and the cavansite, citrine, drusy quartz, nirvana quartz, rose quartz and tiger’s eye crystals that energetically charged it – go to the link below.
This fall treat your metabolism and emotional states with care. Help them function at their highest current potential with flower essences.
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