Relax into Autumn
Yesterday morning as I was putting out the bird feeders, I was greeted by the caress of cool moist air on my face and the percussive ensemble of loud deep horns accompanied by rustling in one of the 100-plus foot tall trees and periodic ka-thuds. The sensation of fog on my skin, the repetitive rhythm of foghorns and squirrels harvesting fir cones resonated deep in my being. It’s fall – at least for the morning. Since then it is summer again.
We are experiencing the change of seasons, autumn. While the nasturtiums and a few other flowers are in full bloom, happily soaking up the sun, the leaves of the big leaf maple and other deciduous trees are turning yellow or red and starting to let go. I feel a kind of tension in myself as the weather swings. I want to figure out if it is time to pull out warm snuggly sweaters or keep wearing summer clothes. I want to sense if I need to hurry and harvest as much as I can from the gardens before the rains settle in, or leave vegetables to continue ripening when we have sunny days.
The Stomach and Spleen Organ Systems are related to autumn and help us adjust to the changing seasons. They are of the Earth Element, which comforts us and assists us to stay grounded during this transition. Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree is a key essence in both blends. Nasturtium is the premier essence in the Spleen Organ Blend and a complement to the Stomach Organ Blend. They are all on special mid-August to mid-September.
Note: Stomach Organ Blend also contains Crocosmia Flower Essence, which will remain on sale until the end of August.
Nasturtium Flower Essence
Native to Peru, all parts of nasturtium, a climbing annual, have long been used in Andean herbal medicine for their antibiotic properties. Make a tea infusion as a disinfectant for wounds, to treat bacterial infections or reduce nasal congestion and coughs. High in vitamin C, leaves and flowers and seeds make a piquant salad vegetable.
On the flower essence level, Nasturtium channels excessive energy out of your head into your body for grounding and physical vitality. It integrates the circuitry at the connection of the lower mental energy body with the energy circuits that affect how information moves between brain synapses. It shifts the focus from the lower brain repetitive monkey mind chatter (solar plexus chakra) to the higher brain functions (3rd eye chakra) to support clear, focused thinking and it connects with the emotional heart functions (heart chakra) to bring a sense of personal peace and well-being. This balances the spleen, which supports the immune system.
As Nasturtium Flower Essence says of itself: I AM clear headed, focused thinking grounded through heart-centered peace.
For more information about Nasturtium Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, black tourmaline, drusy quartz, honey calcite, icosahedron cut quartz, kunzite, lapis, sodalite, smokey quartz and tiger’s eye – go to the link below.
Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence
The big leaf maple tree ranges in moist soils from Alaska to the southern California mountains. It is the largest species of maple in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. The maple where this essence was made arches up to 100 feet, and is easily 80 feet wide. It wears a shaggy green coat of moss, lichen, and ferns. Leaves fan out to 15 inches wide, the size of a giant’s hand! In spring, honeybees and butterflies favor the fragrant yellow flowers that sway in the breeze on long racemes, and black-tailed deer nibble on fresh leaves, twigs, and saplings. In fall, squirrels and birds including finches and grosbeaks eat the seeds. Where it leans over beaches and streams, big leaf maples make vital shade for developing fish. Big leaf maples also provide a nurturing, protected environment for understory bushes like snowberry, and osoberry and for young trees like western red cedars to grow.
On the essence level, Grandmother Big Leaf Maple Tree Essence is soothing 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. It is 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. 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 – 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 System relates to the Earth Element and the changes between seasons. It is most active between 9 and 11am.
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. This blend activates balanced blood sugar regulation, healthy immune responses and fertility. Structurally it supports strong, flexible muscles. Mentally, it calms excessive and obsessive thinking by rerouting that energy back into the body for life energy. Emotionally, it uses this life force energy for motivation and will to put ideas into action. It 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 System relates to the Earth Element and the changes between seasons. It is most active between 7 and 9am.
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 and gracefully receiving abundance. Structurally it supports strong, flexible muscles. Emotionally, the Stomach OEM Blend addresses worry, anxiety, feeling unsafe and ungrounded. A balanced stomach system 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.
This autumn relax into the transition between summer and fall. Settle into it and let the season change nourish you.
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