Sometimes it seems that winter will never end! We had wonderful early spring temperatures that suddenly plummeted to frigid cold, 24 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit with a wind chill into the teens. A lot of the plants are wondering what happened!! We all want to trust that we will be safe and protected, that we will be nourished and comforted. But life doesn’t always feel that way. Even for tender green shoots and early flower blossoms. Now the temperatures are above freezing and the plants are all much happier.
The Triple Burner System is the interface between the endocrine glands and the organs. The bladder, kidneys and adrenal glands, which relate to winter, are supported through the Lower Burner and the Root and Sacral Chakras. The spleen and stomach organs, which relate to the period during the change of seasons, are supported through the Middle Burner and the Solar Plexus Chakra. On an emotional level, spleen and stomach help us to feel safe, to trust that we can be cared for while we are in a physical body on Earth.
With this newsletter I’m highlighting the Spleen and Stomach Organ Energy Meridian Blends to support us during the transition between winter and spring, and to help us trust, instead of worry, about all of the things that happen in life. The Triple Burner Meridian Blend is also being offered to support the processes of the Root, Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras and their related organs. Devil’s Club Flower Essence and Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence are in the Spleen, Stomach and Triple Burner Blends. The three blends and two individual essences are all on special through March.
P.S. Woodland Strawberry Flower Essence is also in the Triple Burner, Spleen and Stomach Blends and will remain on special through mid-March.
During this transition from winter to spring orient toward warmth, safety and comfort.
Devil’s Club Flower Essence
Devil’s Club Flower Essence lifts the weight of the world off of your shoulders and comforts your weary soul. It helps you to separate from the thorns of life and nurture yourself, while reconnecting to your spiritual roots. Even though devil’s club is a power plant and healer for Native Americans, the signature applies to all humans. When you find peace and connection to Spirit within yourself, you can heal these types of wounds and reconnect to your inspiration and joy.
As Devil’s Club Flower Essence says of itself: I AM solace to those who are spiritually wounded and world-weary.
For more information about Devil’s Club Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, bloodstone, carnelian, chrysocolla, drusy quartz fire agate, icosahedron quartz, red jasper, and smokey quartz crystals – click on the picture.
Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree 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.
As Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence says of itself: I AM loving grandmotherly arms surrounding you with nurturing, peaceful safety.
For more information about Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, blue aragonite, blue calcite, chrysocolla, drusy quartz, green tourmaline, icosahedron cut quartz, lapis, Peruvian pink opal and rose quartz crystals – click on the picture.
Triple Burner Organ Energy Meridian Blend
There is no physical organ for the Triple Burner system, AKA Triple Warmer, Triple Heater. It regulates the three “spaces” and related 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 interface, and regulates and distributes heat and water through the body. The meridian is most active from 9pm to 11pm. Its season is summer and its element is fire.
Use Triple Burner Organ Energy Meridian (OEM) Essence Blend when you experience hot and cold physical and emotional upsets. This can express as fevers, chills, hot flashes and night sweats, or thyroid and adrenal gland imbalances. Other symptoms include digestive issues and loose bowels or constipation. It can relate to headaches in the temples and to ear problems.
The Triple Burner OEM Blend works through the energy circuits that affect metabolic processes physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It regulates all of the organs, 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 warmth and joy.
For more information about the Triple Burner OEM Blend, the flower and tree essences in it, and the crystals that energetically charged it – citrine, drusy quartz, nirvana quartz, rose quartz and tiger’s eye – click on the picture.
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 – click on the picture.
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 – click on the picture.
2018 Practitioner Training Course
“Client Session Photo and student comment Meeting, and studying flower essences with Diana has deeply impacted my practice and my life. The intimacy of our group, Diana’s gentle, keenly intuitive and incisive spirit, and the beautifully rich and vital land and plants of Tree Frog Farm has helped cultivate a greater trust and knowing in my intuitive process with patients. The essences have provided me with a gentle yet profound way of helping my patients on their journey in life, on physical, emotional, spirit and soul realms. I am constantly fascinated by the movement and transformation my patients are experiencing.” -Natalie N.D., Seattle
The Seed Underground, A Growing Revolution to Save Food
By Janisse Ray
In most parts of the country it is too early to plant a garden, but it is the time to plan and buy seeds! I love perusing seed catalogs and dreaming of this year’s garden. After reading the Seed Underground, I’ll be looking for open pollinated varieties and checking in with our local seed swap. I’m becoming passionate about protecting seeds. It may not seem like it but seeds are vanishing, at least the kind that we can grow and save more seed for next year. Behind their backs, corporate giants are patenting seeds grown by indigenous people and farmers for generations. People are being taken to court on claims of intellectual property rights violation for growing their familiar vegetables at home! Find out what is happening and how to be a seed revolutionary!
Seed saving is also fun! Here is a mandala of bean seeds that I saved from our garden.