Years ago I was at a gathering with several other flower essence producers. As we were sharing our experiences, one of the women mentioned that she had studied with a South American Shaman. She told him about cutting flowers and floating them on the water and leaving it in the sun to make a flower essence. He was puzzled and asked why do you make it that way? They put the bottle by the plant and ask the plant spirit to come into the bottle. As soon as I heard that, I knew I would be making flower essences by that method, and that is how I’ve been doing it now for ten years. I’ve learned to appreciate indigenous wisdom since my Celtic genetic heritage has lost the ancient wisdom of that culture. I’m grateful that they are willing to share their wisdom because it helps me to connect to my own inner wisdom and Guidance. Besides, we are all indigenous to the Earth, and are happiest and healthiest when we live in harmony with our beloved Mother Earth.
Then there are times that I feel overwhelming grief for what is happening between humans and how we treat our Mother. In my grief it can be difficult to live in harmony within myself and to speak from my heart. When this happens my communication and actions are not as honoring of others as I would like them to be.
That’s when I reach for Clear The Air Flower Essence and Aromatherapy Mister and for Beauty Way Essence Blend. Trailing Blackberry is a key essence in the Clear the Air Mister and is complimentary with the Beauty Way Blend. Salal is the premier essence in the Beauty Way Essence Blend and is complimentary with Clear The Air. Together these products are a strong support for living and speaking with Beauty, and for reaching out to express your truth and power. They are on special mid-October to mid-November.
Note: Trailing Blackberry is also a key essence in Large Intestine Organ Energy Meridian Blend that is still on special through October.
The photo is a selection of tools that I use in making the flower essences, doing energy work with clients, and energy balancing with the land here at Tree Frog Farm.
Trailing Blackberry Flower Essence
Trailing Blackberry is a US Pacific Northwest leggy native groundcover that is easy to trip over and catch on your clothes as you walk through the woods. Its flowers have 6 narrow white petals, and it produces small oblong blackberries. The berries were a main food staple of many indigenous peoples. Leaves and roots were used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, excessive menstruation, fevers, and sore in the mouth.
On the flower essence level, Trailing Blackberry assists you to direct your intention to shift subconscious beliefs and energy patterns that control how you think, feel and express yourself through speaking. It does this by working from the non-cognitive, subconscious, emotional and throat chakra energetic levels that support the cognitive functions to form speech. Trailing Blackberry Flower Essence also aligns the pathways in the etheric body that support, balance, and stabilize the interplay between the central nervous system and peripheral nerves in the shoulders and arms. Together these support you to reach out and express your truth and power.
As Trailing Blackberry flower essence says of itself:
I AM reaching out to joyfully express my truth and power.
For more information Tailing Blackberry Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, blue topaz, bloodstone, drusy quartz, icosahedron cut quartz, iolite, labradorite, lapis, ocean jasper and sodalite – go to the link below.
Salal Flower Essence
Salal is a very common understory shrub in the North American Pacific Northwest coniferous forests. It grows from sea level to middle elevations, sometimes forming impenetrable thickets. Salal was an important food source for many First Peoples of the area. The dark juicy berries were eaten both fresh and dried into cakes. Salal berries were used to sweeten other foods and to thicken salmon eggs. Sometimes they were traded or sold, usually in combination with other native berries. These days, salal berries make a wonderful jam.
On the flower essence level, Salal supports a deepening experience of yourself, pleasure in the simple things of life and presence in the moment with whatever you are doing. It helps you to remember that you are spirit having a human experience, and teaches you to honor yourself as well as everything around you. Mitakuye Oyasin, we are all related, is the Lakota Sioux understanding of this. Most other indigenous people know this, too. That what you do is much less important than how you do it. Walk in Beauty – as the Navajo (Dine) people say – within yourself, for yourself, so you will be able to radiate peaceful equanimity to others. No matter what your work is the way you feel yourself, the way you connect with your inner spirit is vital to the quality of what you contribute to others. It is also vital to your light-hearted sense of wellbeing. Go de-Light-fully through your day.
As Salal flower essence says of itself:
I AM beauty, presence and equanimity in daily life activities.
For more information about Salal Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, blue calcite, cavansite, drusy quartz, icosahedron cut quartz, moldavite, pink cobalto calcite, turquoise and varascite – go to the link below.
Clear The Air Flower Essence & Aromatherapy Mister
It opens the respiratory system, and is effective with colds or allergies. Mildly antimicrobial.
Clear the Air has a wonderful fresh, clean scent. Great as a room freshener.
Borage – Transforms sorrow and depression into heart-centered conscious speech.
Coltsfoot – Joyfully engage new adventures and challenging situations with physical stamina and vitality. Access multidimensional guidance to focus this exuberant energy.
Oceanspray – Supports connecting with your lighthearted, jubilant presence to resolve the undertow of sorrow below the illusion of calm and tranquility.
Trailing Blackberry – With an open heart, joyfully serve yourself and others through compassionately speaking the full conviction of your perceived truth.
Eucalyptus – Supports the immune system and treats upper respiratory issues such as colds and congestion. Lifts the spirits and restores vitality. Clears conflict or negative energies. Antibacterial and antiviral.
Clary Sage – Calming, lessens pain, encourages communication.
Thyme – Mood uplifting, helps breathing, improves mental clarity. Antimicrobial and antiseptic.
For more information about Clear The Air and the blue aragonite, drusy quartz, Inca jade and ocean jasper crystals that energetically charged it, go to the link below.
Beauty Way Essence Blend
The Navajo (Diné) chant “I walk with Beauty before me, behind me, above me, all around me” inspired the Beauty Way Essence Blend. Many indigenous peoples make a spiritual practice of walking through daily life honoring and connecting to the spirit and the life force in everything around them. Mitakuye Oyasin, we are all related, is the Lakota Sioux understanding of this. This is a vital practice for each of us, since we are all indigenous to the Earth!
Beauty Way Blend helps you to slow down, feel yourself, see the beauty in your surroundings, and remember that the energy with which you do a task is even more important than the task. It cultivates remembering that your higher wisdom is more easily accessed when you are quiet inside. It is about being internal, reflective, receptive, and heartful compared to being external, results oriented, protective and powerful. And yet there is strength in the Beauty Way path. It is the strength that rises up from the Mother Earth herself. Beauty Way is a gentle yet strong ally encouraging you to integrate these more compassionate qualities and strengths into your daily actions.
For more information about the Beauty Way Essence Blend and the Chrysoprase, Sodalite, Turquoise, Variscite and Drusy Quartz crystals that energetically charge it, go to the link below.
In this season of grief and colds, communication can become challenging.
Keep Clear The Air Aromatherapy Mister handy and return to your internal harmony with Beauty Way Essence Blend.
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