Easing into Autumn
Autumn arrived Saturday August 29th, the day after I sent out the last newsletter. High winds blew down trees and limbs that took out power, phones and internet service throughout the area of Tacoma & Seattle north to Canada and east to the Cascade Mountains. Often when the power goes out, I feel a sense of relief. The electric buzz stops for a time and the power is usually up within a few hours. Not this time! When I realized the extent of the power outages, all covered by one power company, I knew it would be at least a couple of days. The freezers were full because I had just done a large food shop in preparation for our car ferry to be out of service for annual maintenance for 3 weeks. Still not to worry too much, we have a gas-powered generator. Except it didn’t work. We were able to borrow a generator from a friend that we ran intermittently. (Think, intended moments of silence and gas conservation.) That helped to keep the freezers cold, but didn’t run the pump for our well. Will we run out of water? By Monday morning it was clear we were going to run out of gas soon and we needed to get out customer orders. (Remember, I had just sent out a newsletter.) Anxiety was mounting. We accessed internet through cellular on my iPad to get into our website to find the orders, jerry-rigged power to our computers by hooking the computer back-up battery to the generator and got the orders out just as the generator ran out of gas. Whew!!
Besides the chaos created by the outage, a neighbor had a very loud generator that ran 24/7 for 2 ? days. That bothered me – and the fairies – so much that I began to feel out of sorts, ungrounded and unsafe from the constant noise. Still we were lucky. The power to Lummi Island came on late Monday. Some people were without power for 1 or 2 more days. A few days later the summer drought ended with pouring rain. Breathe a sigh of relief!!
Since the rain started, the gardens have rebounded with new growth! The photo is a collage of harvest from our land.
Autumn is related to the Stomach and Spleen systems, harvest and a deep relationship with Earth. Chamomile and Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid Flower Essences are key essences in both blends. They are all on special mid-September to mid October.
Chamomile Flower Essence is also a key essence in the Calm, Centered Clear Life Process Blend that continues on special until the end of September.
Chamomile Flower Essence
German Chamomile is a well-known European medicinal herb. Its small daisy-like flowers are harvested for tea, essential oils and infused oils for making salves. Internally it is taken for digestive disorders, nervous tension and irritability, and to promote sleep. Externally, a chamomile salve can be applied to itchy skin, eczema, insect bites and stings, or diaper rash. Chamomile tea or diluted tincture can be used as an eyewash for conjunctivitis or eye strain.
On the flower essence level, Chamomile works through the energy circuits that relate to the peripheral nervous system and nerve endings where the physical skin interfaces with the world and the “emotional skin” interacts with daily life. It calms the heightened reaction to touch, electromagnetics, and other irritants. Chamomile Flower Essence calms the sense of “raw nerves” and brings peaceful ease. It helps with physical digestion and with digesting life experiences.
As Chamomile flower essence says of itself:
I AM calm, peaceful ease with daily life
For more information about Chamomile Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, aquamarine, blue apatite, blue kyanite, blue phantom quartz, drusy quartz, green aventurine and icosahedron cut quartz crystals – go to the link below.
Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid Flower Essence
Rattlesnake plantain orchid grows wild mainly in coniferous forests of Western North America on hummus among mosses at mid to low elevations. The oblong basal leaves are dull green with white stripes. The tiny orchid blossoms open from bottom to top on a single stem that is 6″ to 8″ tall during July to August. According to the doctrine of signatures, because the leaf patterns resemble rattlesnake markings early settlers thought that the leaves could be used to treat snakebite. Some indigenous peoples used the plant for childbirth or to treat cuts and sores.
On the essence level, Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid reconnects your electromagnetic energy fields to the electromagnetic energy fields of Earth. It facilitates being “plugged in” by grounding luminous strands of light through your legs and feet into the Earth so you can recharge from the limitless energy source of Mother Earth. It does this by working through your 1st (root) chakra, minor chakra in the center of each foot, and your earth star chakra that is 12 to 18 inches below your feet. In many spiritual traditions the 1st chakra is seen as the foundation and the home of feminine spiritual creative energy (kundalini), called rattlesnake by some North American indigenous peoples. The earth star chakra is the deeper grounding point for your extended personal energy fields.
As Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid flower essence says of itself:
I AM comfort and grounding through the deep connection to Mother Earth.
For more information about Rattlesnake Plantain Orchid Flower Essence and the crystals that energetically grounded this essence – amber, bloodstone, drusy quartz, green tourmaline, icosahedron cut quartz, mahogany obsidian, red jasper, tiger eye, unakite and vanadinite – go to the link below.
Earth Element: Transition Between Seasons
Earth is soft, nurturing and fertile. It is the food we eat that nourishes our bodies and souls. It is our muscles, our center and grounded stability – physically, emotionally and mentally. As the earth is fertile, so the earth element rules fertility in humans. With a balanced earth element our relationships are warm and nurturing. The color of the earth element is yellow and it relates to transition time between seasons.
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. 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 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 enjoy the harvests of a grounded and easeful life!
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