Motherhood can be blissful, and it can also be stressful. There are times when I am centered in it and I am fully engaged with my children and there are other times where I feel the need to disconnect and process my feelings. My two girls are my life. I had to sit with my 2-year-old today for a moment after I heard her screaming at her older sister at the top of her lungs. It made me realize that she unfortunately did not get the same part of me that my oldest experienced at this age. She has experienced the more ‘yell-y mommy’ as I am not as calm and personally engaged with her as I was with my first. I had a long labor (37 hours) with my oldest daughter. After about 30 hours and after I had agreed to let the midwife break my water to ‘speed up the labor’ I had to be transferred to the hospital. The pain became too much, and I was slipping in and out of this realm. Birth is an out of mind and body experience that is like no other experience of this nature. You become a portal to the spiritual realm. I ultimately gave birth to her via an emergency c-section. Her heart rate was dipping too low for too long and I was exhausted. This was NOT my birth plan! I learned that day that no matter the amount of planning and imagining of how something will go, sometimes things don’t go as planned. I was awake for the entire procedure and I will never forget how beautiful and perfect she was when I first laid eyes on her.
When I became pregnant with my second, I was more prepared for what to expect. I had the experience to know what I wanted this time around even with the restrictions put upon me from having a c-section previously. If you have a c-section, you cannot do a home birth or use a midwife. As I had learned from my first experience, I knew that I could hope for things to go a certain way, ultimately, I had to surrender myself to the will of what the heavens had planned. I wanted to try for a natural birth, and I was willing to put in the work to make it happen as long as the baby was safe to do so. I went into labor with her just after midnight and the contractions came every few min just before the first ferry run of that morning. I thought that I might not make it to the hospital in time I was having such intense contractions, but we made it to the hospital, and everything started falling into place. I was able to rest for a few hours after we arrived as my contractions subsided soon after we arrived. Despite all my efforts she needed to be pulled from the birth canal using forceps. But she was healthy and beautiful, and we did it! I was able to hold her just as she was born, something I was not able to do with my first. All three of us have benefited greatly from using California Poppy flower essence. The Coral Sunset Peony is another.
However your journey has gone so far and wherever this journey takes you remember that you are on a journey. Every one of us is going through this life on their own journey. Stress and worry can be detrimental to your well-being if you don’t take the time to sit with it. Express yourself and don’t let fear take over when you face defeat. Sometimes we need to feel those uncomfortable feelings so that we can free ourselves from its confines. Expand your universe and proceed with a joy that comes from not knowing but believing that you are exactly who you are meant to be and are exactly where you are meant to be.
Love and Light, Rhaychell
Alumroot Flower Essence
Alumroot (Heuchera micrantha) – Be willing to share your unique gifts wholeheartedly from a deep knowing that you are safe this lifetime. Encourages you to stay open and offer your talents even when you feel exposed to your core.
Use Alumroot Flower Essence when you feel afraid to show other people who you really are. This may stem from past life experiences of being persecuted or killed for using your talents, or from present life experiences of your gifts and talents not being understood or appreciated. Alumroot flower essence is also helpful for times when you feel like you are exposing yourself to possible criticism or failure, like with public speaking, singing or other performance arts. Another gift of Alumroot Essence is to support you when you feel exposed from hanging on the edge of new discoveries about yourself, your life, or your spiritual process.
I AM willingness to share my gifts even when I feel exposed to the core.
San Juan Mugwort Flower Essence
San Juan Mugwort (Artemisia suksdorfii) – Opens your etheric sight and helps you integrate spiritual experiences and information received in expanded states of consciousness into your daily reality.
Use San Juan Mugwort Flower Essence when you receive spiritual inspiration, visions or channeled information but are not clear how it relates to daily life. It deepens your ability to clearly understand and interpret symbols, images and information that you receive and to increase your insight of how to ground these into your life. Sometimes your consciousness may get pulled into alternate reality while you are going about your daily activities in ordinary reality. In this situation, San Juan Mugwort Flower Essence helps you understand what is happening and interpret what you need to learn from this experience. It is helpful when you want to open your 3rd eye and etheric sight.
I AM the gateway to grounded understanding of the interface between spiritual experience and daily life.
Red Clover Flower Essence
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) – As you walk through the threshold of expanded consciousness wrapped in Light, transform lower frequency emotions that stand in your way of progressing with ease.
Use Red Clover Flower Essence when desiring a deeper, wider, fuller spectrum experience of consciousness yet feeling held back by anger, fear, impatience or other negative emotional states.
Red Clover Flower Essence supports your transition into more expanded states of consciousness by transforming lower frequency emotional states rooted in the emotional subtle body, nervous system and body biochemistry.
I AM peaceful ease while stepping into expanded states of consciousness.
Coral Sunset Peony Flower Essence
Coral Sunset Peony – (Paeonia ‘Coral Sunset’) -Inspires a genuine personal will aligned with Higher will that has a quality of gentle softness as well as a strong feminine presence. Connects the sacral chakra with the heart chakra to bring discernment to how you use your personal power.
Use Coral Sunset Peony Flower Essence when you follow the will of your personal ego instead of following the will of Higher Guidance. It is helpful when you abdicate responsibility for your intentions and actions or when you give up in a sense of defeat. A common complaint is “It’s not fair!”
Align your personal power with heart-oriented discernment. The Coral Sunset Peony Flower Essence works through the Sacral Chakra for personal power and the Heart Chakra for gentle Divine Guidance. When these two chakras work together, you will develop a genuine personal will aligned with Higher will that has the qualities of gentle softness and strong feminine presence.
Coral Sunset Peony Flower Essence invites you to accept the guidance of Higher Consciousness. This doesn’t mean to give up or to let go of your personal responsibility. It does mean that you may not be able to see the larger picture that Higher Consciousness, Higher Self, Over Soul, The Divine, God/Goddess can see. From your limited perspective the choices you make may not be in alignment with your genuine personal power and higher purpose. Orient your intentions and actions toward that Higher will. Then get out of the way and watch what unfolds. Allow the limitless to surprise you!
I AM personal power guided by the gentle will of Divine Guidance.
California Poppy Flower Essence
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) – Reconfigures birth trauma that contributes to the sense of powerlessness, hopelessness, anger, or lack of vitality in your life. Supports rebirthing yourself to a new life!
Use California Poppy Flower Essence if you experienced birth trauma either while being born or giving birth. This can include, but is not limited to, physical or emotional trauma in utero, being stuck in the birth canal, inability to push, pulled out by forceps, having the umbilical cord wrapped around your neck, breech birth or C-section. Mother and baby will both benefit from this essence. If the soul of a fetus has “second thoughts” about being born into the Earth plane, or if the birth is very difficult, the soul may not completely fuse with the physical body during birth. Then the child/adult often has difficulty fully engaging life. California Poppy Flower Essence is useful right after birth or any time you are consciously revisiting and healing your birth process.
California Poppy Flower Essence helps to relieve the sense of powerless, hopelessness, anger, or depression that may accompany physical or emotional birth trauma. It encourages your soul to feel at home in your body and to resonate with the sweet song of belonging on Earth. It carries a tender healing for those who have lost loved ones during a birthing process and helps to heal intergenerational wounded hearts. This essence relates to the root, sacral, heart and 3rd eye chakras.
When birthing a new life for yourself, it rebalances the tendency to feel powerless, uncentered, highly emotional, overwhelmed, or unable to move forward with the actions that you want to take. Experiencing any or all of these may lead to anger toward yourself or someone else. California Poppy Flower Essence helps to restore balance and perspective with your process and encourages your ability to fully engage life.
California Poppy is a very important essence for humanity at this time! We each need to rebirth to higher consciousness and ways of living to create lasting peace on Earth.
I AM soul empowered and emotionally balanced capacity to fully engage life.
Cooley’s Hedge Nettle Flower Essence
Cooley’s Hedge Nettle (Stachys cooleyae) – Live life from an internal orientation of playful joy, knowing that we are all spirit having a human experience. With this understanding from higher consciousness, accept and honor each person in a relationship or situation even if the dynamic is difficult. Brings the endocrine system into balance.
Use Cooley’s Hedge Nettle Flower Essence when you are ready to let go of blaming, judging and pointing fingers, when you want to honor a person as Spirit regardless of his/her words or actions. Use when you have difficulty accessing joy and playfulness in your daily life. Signs that the endocrine system needs support may include mood swings, thyroid or adrenal gland imbalances, body temperature swings and sweats.
Cooley’s Hedge Nettle Essence works in the etheric energy field to initiate the process of the endocrine system coming into balance. Emotionally, mentally and spiritually, it invites you to connect with your highest consciousness when sorting and digesting experiences. It reminds you that it is important to honor everyone involved in a situation, even if it is difficult, because we are all Spirit having a human experience. Supports the heart chakra and the higher mental and digestive functions of the solar plexus chakra.
As your endocrine system and your heart and solar plexus chakras comes into balance and you shift your mindset and interactions with others to a higher level of consciousness, the quality of hummingbird – genuinely living life with joy and playfulness – will bring sweetness to your daily life.
I AM joyful acceptance and honoring of each person in an interaction as spirit have a human experience.
Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence
Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree – (Acer macrophyllum) – Encourages you to relax into a sense of complete calm, serenity and safety with Grandmother’s outstretched arms, surrounding, protecting and nurturing you.
Use Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence when you feel raw, jarred by life experiences, vulnerable, unsafe, unable to settle for fear of something happening to you or when the demands of life seem like too much to handle. Helpful when these emotional states create physical problems, such as stomach ulcers, intestinal issues, shingles or other inflammatory responses. Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree is also helpful when you are experiencing rapid spiritual growth that is unsettling to you emotionally and physically.
Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence is unique. The Universal Spirit (Plant Spirit or Deva) of big leaf maple tree and the spirit of the individual tree (spirit, dryad or faun) both imbued their frequencies into the essence. I always work with the Deva of each plant as an essence is being made. However, in my experience, it is very unusual for an individual tree spirit to directly become a part of an essence. This Maple tree is very old. The wise and gentle dryad that inhabits this tree brings the energy of “Grandmother” to this essence. Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence assists you to relax and reconnect to feelings of safety and serenity, like a child that is being held and nurtured by a loving grandmother. From this place of safety, your body can relax and begin to release the symptoms created by your previous distress.
I AM loving grandmotherly arms surrounding you with nurturing, peaceful safety.
Orange Wild Honeysuckle Flower Essence
Orange Wild Honeysuckle (Lonicera ciliosa) – Supports a deep body feeling of who you really are and are not. Retrains the nervous system towards peacefully engaging life.
Use Orange Wild Honeysuckle Flower Essence when you feel constantly revved, edgy, nervous, can’t slow down enough to be with yourself and have difficulty sleeping. Orange Wild Honeysuckle Essence helps you to slow down the pace of your life, feel more comfortable in your body, and peacefully and calmly engaging life as your authentic self.
Orange Wild Honeysuckle Flower Essence supports a deep body feeling of who you really are and are not. It retrains the nervous system towards peacefully engaging life. Orange Wild Honeysuckle Flower Essence does this by facilitating balanced communication throughout the autonomic nervous system, both sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic nervous system responds to danger and other immediate needs by increasing heart rate, breathing and muscular activity for a quick response. The parasympathetic nervous system slows the body’s functions, which supports relaxing into sleep and settled digestion. How revved or calm you feel is determined by the balance of neuro-electrical and biochemical stimuli throughout the autonomic nervous system. Orange Wild Honeysuckle Flower Essence facilitates the process of balance through the energetic-electrical systems that in turn promote balance in the physical nervous system. When you entrain your nervous system to a state of balance, you facilitate the process of feeling peacefully and calmly at home in your body, and you grow into experiencing the richness of who you truly are.
As you become more balanced and stable in your nervous system, you will be able to stay calm regardless of what is happening around you. If you do become unbalanced by outside influences, you will more easily and quickly come back to balance. When you are calm in your nervous system, other people close to you will naturally begin to feel more balanced in their nervous system too.
I AM peacefully and calmly engaging life as my authentic self.