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I discovered flower essences long ago. It wasn’t an instant pull; I was actually quite skeptical about them and a little wary. Like most new things, we make that step and surprised we hadn’t found that new thing that will help us all along. One thing I do know, the more I’ve used flower essences, the more I have felt this deep bond with Nature.
Many of my students and folks coming to this site have questions about what essences are, so I thought I’d have a little Q and A.
A: Check out this video:
A: No. Since there is nothing inside of them that is physical material, you aren’t reacting to a substance. They are safe to take with other medicines.
A: I wish! There are some essences that are “stabilizing” and those are great for reaching for immediate relief, like BACH RESCUE REMEDY will calm you right away in a scary situation. SALVIA is very emotionally calming. ASPEN will help alleviate great fear. These essences help in the moment. Some, like the PANSIES will help ease grief and sadness over time. Other essences will illuminate with use WHY you are angry or upset underneath and deal with an underlying pattern you keep reliving. As you take the essence, great insight will come up that will help you change that pattern or thinking and give you a new perspective.
A: I like putting a few drops in my water or under the tongue once a day if you are sensitive; 2-4 times a day otherwise.
A: Many teachers say that if you take the wrong essence, you won’t resonate and you won’t respond. I found with sensitive folks we often respond to everything being so empathic. If you take an essence and you feel off or wonky it’s probably the wrong one and might be too strong.
A: Absolutely! My girls will lick them from my hand, or I can put a few drops on their bodies. I usually put the drops on their food or water.
especially to all the animal moms out there
I went shopping in the garden department of Home Depot, one of my favorite places. The flowers are amazing! Everywhere I looked there were blooms and color. I felt home.
I wanted to drink up the energy, like my soul was feeding.
I thought about the times I lived without Nature. How did I survive?
Do you think they’d notice me sleeping among the marigolds?
It’s Friday, so that means Fairy Online School Friday and lessons are delivered to the course page sites. Today’s fabulous featured class is FLOWER ESSENCES. If you ever wanted to learn about healing with flowers (they are excellent support for sensitive folk), this is the fun ONLINE class to do it.
there’s fun, helpful tips
You will have a blast making your Repertory book, meeting plants and connecting to Nature — learning hands-on while creating!
lots of really fun, illustrated worksheets that are filled with info how flowers can really help you
first roses up; made an essence of this rose last year
time to sit in the yard and groom it back to life
the garden centers out here in AZ all have flowers ready to plant
lots of green
first baby pinecones in process
The library had a ten cent book sale! They are demolishing the discount book building to build a brand new library building. There wasn’t much left when I arrived, but I was very attracted to this workbook immediately.
I flipped to this page.
Development of creative thinking? Elf language and create elf food? This is my kind of book.
I had goosebumps…looking at this fun book I felt back on path after getting a little knocked off. I remembered, Oh yeah. THIS IS what I love to do. Make learning fun. Engage the imagination. Drawings with stories. Maybe it was elf magic. But it gets weirder…
Last night I had a dream. I was moving out stuff from a room. I remarked how I didn’t have much furniture to move, only boxes. Inside a box I found a paper lantern. I thought in the dream, I didn’t know I had this. I forgot. I wrote in my journal the next morning:
Here I was in the 10 cent store with few books to choose from and I had this book in my hands — the elf workbook, and on page 160 there was the exact paper lantern I held in my hands in the dream. Interesting, eh?
Colors of a place: from the Fairy Detective Clairvoyant class
From the Animal Mediumship class
From the Flower Essence class
from the Care of the Sensitive class
from the Fairy Healing the Feminine class
from the Talking to Angels, Guides and Dead People class
Classes are $15 off until Friday. Did you sign up and reserve your space yet? See the catalog and pick out your class here.
I am discovering… that a very strong voice inside of me is emerging. It’s vocal right now, and it’s loud.
We all have that voice. It’s our soul, sometimes whispering, sometimes screaming. And screaming can be through our bodies’ cries of illness or through the complaints from our rebellious spirit.
I am discovering…that there are a lot of things I should like that I really don’t like, and I’m tired of saying I like it. Perhaps you can relate. In no particular order here’s a small list:
I bitched the other day here about Facebook and ended up in the New York Times Small Business page “freeing myself from Facebook”. I think my rebellious, inner spirit called out to the rebellious spirit of the writer of that page. It was an interesting nod from the Universe/God that it’s okay for me to object to things I “should” like because everyone else says I should like it. It’s even okay to be negative! Wow, what a spiritual concept! It’s freeing. It’s empowering. Because by doing so, you walk your own path, and you learn who you are under all the mud.
A new session of Fairy Online School REGISTRATION starts May 1st, okay, today as I mention it, for you early birds. And we aren’t just about fairies. With classes now hosted over at the beautiful, organized Schoology site with a course page for each class, I guarantee you will learn with fun how to heal with Nature, communicate with animals and the spirit world, and tame your sensitivity and use it as the gift it is. Sounds lovely, yes? May is a busy time for classes, so join the crowd and reserve your space!
As I write this, I hear the neighbor chickens caw and whistle loudly, which brings up how the last few weeks I’ve been rushing around like a crazy chicken. (No offense to the chickens, but you do get very loud when you lay eggs.) I’ve been trying to be very responsible, be good, get things done, and I feel like I’ve been attempting to please some unknown source by all of my activity. The expectations and my to do list have overwhelmed me and the list seems to grow like a weed.
Listening to my wise basset hound yesterday, I took some time out to relax this weekend, sit on a swing in Nature and contemplate what the rush was all about. Immediately, guidance came in that I needed to make a schedule. I’ve been busy with my business, but then I also took on a part time job that I love. I hadn’t entirely juggled the two yet.
Mapping out the schedule of what I needed to do and placing it in little time blocks, I had an epiphany at 3:30 in the afternoon.
I’m visual and it was all there in a clear picture. What I was asking of myself was unrealistic, even insane. I could see before me that I only had a certain amount of hours in the day to do what I needed to do and I was expecting so much more.
This is not a new struggle.
As a sensitive person, I often forget that I do overwhelm easier than most because I take in so much information and feelings at once, but I insist on to living as a non-sensitive, driven person. I guess in some ways, I would be considered what Elaine Aron would call a “high sensation seeking sensitive,” I bore easily and I have a ton of creative, hummingbird energy which soups me up. I also come from a successful, achievement-oriented family, which translates to driven, and ambitious. Back in the day, I used to be Type B and I liked it. But now I found myself hearing that small voice inside of me whispering “not enough yet, keep pushing.”
That voice didn’t matter now. I had the proof in front of me. Unless I cloned myself or hired several assistants to do the work I wanted to do for me, it wasn’t going to happen. I was going to have to set limits with that very real voice. Sorry, voice, but here’s the schedule, here’s the time I have allotted, and unless, you can find me an extra seven hours in the day, this is staying.
I reflected on my parents’ lives. My dad had his own business and worked what seemed like twelve hour days. He didn’t have to raise children, clean house, or make dinner. He could focus on just work. When my mom went back to school and then work, she also brought work home to do, and I don’t know how she did it. She still had to cook, run a household, and take care of a family. No wonder she had back problems. I think deep down I was trying to emulate her and instead of back issues, I had headaches.
I looked at my own life in comparison. My life right now is as a single animal mom and I juggle the pt job, the business, my own ambitions and schooling, the incontinent, elderly dog who needs help getting around, the large yard that needs tending, the rest of the menagerie and their health issues, and it doesn’t seem like that much, but looking at this schedule, I realize for me, it is. And having this schedule with its little boxes so everything can be more manageable, and there’s still room for rest and family and myself sounds more healthy balanced to me, which is the goal or it really should be. I didn’t see that in my mom’s life. I will have to accept my limits and be strong standing by them. I thought it was because I am very sensitive I can’t do much, but this exercise has showed me that it’s not about being too sensitive, it’s about being realistic of what is humanly doable/possible for me, not the voice and what it can do, but I can do. I will have to risk disappointment.
Episode 4 is up from the Fairy Fabulous Web Show.
Is there something you loved to do as a child? Are you doing an element of it today in the work you do? Head on over to my Tumblr or YouTube site to watch “Why I draw.” (And sign up as a subscriber/follower while you are there!)
I really like Facebook. I’ve created a support system of friends I can rely on. In the early days, FB was amazing for small businesses. You could post to your biz page and lots of folks would see it and word of mouth increased. Not so much lately. A couple of months ago I started bitching to friends. The bitching got worse. I noticed in my journals “FB PAGE” consistently made it to my “feels bad” list each week. With FB, I felt like I was climbing desperately uphill. It got worse. Now FB is withholding your page views unless you promote each post at $5 a piece. I understand you are trying to please your investors and make money, FB. That’s good. But this feels yucky. I made an announcement on my FB page I was disbanding my biz page. 4 of the 400+ saw it. It’s like a running joke now. I created an event. You used to be able to create and event and invite people. I can’t find the invite button, but I can promote it for $10.00. 2 people saw that.
Feel free to follow or subscribe to my personal page instead. Social media is a good thing if it works for us. Just like any tool, tools make our job easier, not harder. Social media is just a tool. Oh, and don’t get me going about Twitter and its opposite of connection….but that’s another day.
My Saturday routine: recap my life, touch base with me and keep track of guidance, but visually, of course.
I adore these crayons. I’d like a mountain of these crayons.
Ed Emberley’s beautiful words from Lynda.com documentary; isn’t that what we do when we write?
When we create anything, whether a piece of writing, a crayoned drawing or succulent dish, we are vulnerable. We reveal a little part of ourselves that was tucked safely away. As we grow stronger, we are able to bring even more and more of our creations into the world. What helps the most is having Validating Souls surrounding us. These folks mirror our worth back to us and support us when we stumble and step into potholes. They remind us who we really are under the costumes of what and who we think we should be.
Those potholes are the opposite of Validating Souls. They come in the form of people. They aren’t bad people by far, just different species then you. It’s like you came from the tribe of Ookie Dookies who all loved music and liked to write and were round and short. Some time long ago you wandered off from the tribe to find berries and got lost. You were found and taken in by the Ipsy Lipsies. They loved and cared for you but still look at you like you are a little strange because you aren’t into science and math and have long arms and legs. This whole other tribe doesn’t even think like you — their vision and perception have a whole other view because they wear very different glasses to see through — big red, solid frames with angular curves.
It’s hard for a sensitive person to not feel rejected when their Ipsy Lipsie tribe comes to visit and looks at you like you have three heads. They just can’t see you, not with those glasses that they wear, and that’s hard not to take it personally when you feel everything so deeply. You just want to feel accepted and that you belong.
The other day I sent out Episode 3 into the world of my web show. Those web shows are a part of me that have long been forgotten and want to be heard. I ran into an old acquaintance the other day. I sent her the link to my show that is on my new video Tumblr blog. On that blog, I share all my video creations, my sketches and my process. So far, I only share other folks’ videos there if I am truly inspired and out of all the blog posts so far, I only shared one. She wrote back thanking me profusely for sharing the link–she loved the video I posted, the video I didn’t create! My stomach fell to the floor. There wasn’t one comment about my work. I was back to being that little girl being raised by Ipsy Lipsies who had blended into the wallpaper and wasn’t seen.
To the rescue, was a few members of my Ookie Dookies. They heard my distress call from far away and came swarming in. “Loved the bird drawings, they are perfect,” my beautiful friends said. “I love your way with story.” They saw what I saw and showered me with shared visions. They speak my language.
I will remember this whenever I step into those potholes and fall deep in for several days. I will call out my distress call for my tribe. And of course, I will keep creating as I continue to grow strong.
I love to share what I’ve learned through story that usually has some whimsical illustrations or two. If you like my writing, consider taking one of my written classes, or buying my books. You can see my story studio here.
Or read the blog on this website, I am happy to present some more resources for you.
The Care of the Sensitive Class is all about having tools in Nature you can reach for to support your sensitive self. Everything is gentle and simple including good advice on things like sensitive tummies. It’s offered in April and the link is here.
The new class, Develop Your Empath Skills, has an April session that starts Friday. This is a great class for working on Boundaries and determining what is yours and what is others’. We also cover Reading Energy and Clearing Out. Get your seat here.
And the new class, MT200, is all about intuitive problems and issues you might have as a sensitive and conquering those. That class starts April 26th. Join us here.
EPISODE 2: a story, NEW, about possibilities being born. Featured product involving fairies. And, creative idea involving visual journaling goals.
No tv show episodes this week as I am diligently working away at a new book. But if you missed Episode 1 or Episode 2 you can find them over here at my Tumblr video blog or scroll down through the posts here at the site.
A little more info about the new class MT200: More Tools for the Sensitive that starts April 26th. This class focuses on your intuitive self’s health. Here’s a syllabus! Remember, we need a certain amount of students for the class to go, so if you are interested, sign up now or it could get cancelled. Go here for info.
It’s taxes day here in the States…grr grr grr.
But at least I’m having fun today creating Episode 2 of the Fairy Fabulous Web Show newsletter. Coming tomorrow.
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