My pumpkins are exploding and taking over. Lots of leaves. Awaiting the pumpkins…
I love their leaves. I’ve wanted to plant pumpkins for the last three years I’ve been at the Fairy Castle. I’m so excited.
Here they are in their infant stage. Pumpkin is a fabulous flower essence for clearing things out that need a little push.
They were just starting to make leaves here.
There they are. The cute little leaves budding up through the ground from seeds.
what will they look like?
What are flower essences and why are they so cool?
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.
Q: What the heck are flower essences?
A: Check out this video:
Q: Are flower essences like regular medicines?
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.
Q: Are flower essences cure-alls? I can take HOLLY for anger, and have no anger?
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.
Q: How do you take them?
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.
Q: Can you take the wrong essence?
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.
Q: Can animals use essences?
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.
Want to learn more? Friday starts my popular Flower Essences Class. To enroll go here. A few spots left.
The Fairy Beginner Healing class, which is a great intro to the Fairy energy and healing with Nature. It also has a session that starts Friday. Go here.
And go shop at my store, Flower Essences for the Sensitive on this site here.
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
Class starts May 24th with the rest of the Fairy Online School classes. Go ahead and sign up now to reserve your space! Go here.
My pansies were doing good until the high heat we’ve been having hit, so I put them in the backyard shade. This Pansy feels very uplifting and since most pansies are for healing the heart, this one is uplifting my mood! I don’t feel the deep clearing that I did when I worked with the purple pansy essence I made.
The Rosa Mundis (Candi Rose) are doing well this year. They smell so sweet. These flowers are great for getting my imagination and creativity flowing. I made an essence of them last year.
The sweet yellow tea roses are covering their bushes with blooms. I made an essence of one yesterday which is now in research mode. I can tell the flower’s healing pattern is for confidence and self-esteem because I felt the effects right away even during the process of making the essence.
Love the red roses climbing up the wall. This rose (Red Rose) is great for healing addictive thinking–that brain on the hamster wheel feeling. I made an essence of it last year. There’s less of the blooms this year. I wonder if I need it less?
I love the smell of these roses (Hot Pink Rose) that are so large they could be on steroids! There are so many this year, I must really need them. This essence is so great for discouragement and lost hope.
Why, what’s this found in the garden? Doesn’t look like a flower. No, that’s my office assistant, Emma Lou Bangles, taking a coffee break.
I have some news roses to make essences out of this year. Like most roses, they feel very uplifting and high in vibration. These feel like they affect my mood in a good way, like sunshine.
The Lupine that surprised me has made an interesting flower essence. It’s still in research, but its healing pattern embodies self-reliance and strength even if living in an arid or non-supportive environment.
The last two weeks have been crazy and emotional and well, WTF days. I grew up in New Jersey and have spent many days down the shore. Seeing boardwalks washed away and hearing family has no power has been adding to the crazy. Then there’s animal health issues and …you understand. You are going through the same crazy and wild stuff right now. I am so grateful for flower essences right now and some I’m guzzling! So, here’s
The top 5 WTF days essences I recommend
- SALVIA. Love this AZ flower that is emotionally calming and stabilizing during big upsets and stressful events.
- BACH REMEDIES make RESCUE REMEDY and STAR OF BETHLEHEM. RESCUE REMEDY is the cure-all for fear, panic and emotional overload. Bach Remedies are made with alcohol but you can dilute them more by putting a few drips into a glass of water. STAR OF BETHLEHEM is wonderful for soothing out the effects of trauma.
- CALENDULA. Calendula is great for creating emotional detachment of boundaries, meaning, seeing what is yours and what is others. This has been crucial for me lately as I am picking up a ton of fear and upset and walking away with it. Us sensitive and compassionate folks can have our energy pulled everywhere we feel its needed, or where we feel the pain of others. It’s okay right now to step back a little so we don’t get caught in the tornado, because then we can’t even be support for anyone else.
- ROSEMARY. One big thing I am noticing is that when I’m upset, I’m seriously ungrounded. I can’t think straight. Relate? The key is to feel firmly attached to the ground and strong. Rosemary is a super flower essence for pulling you back in, but gently.
- WHITE ROSE. It’s hard not to get caught up in the fear and upset and feel doom and gloom. We need to be raised up over the craziness just to function. That’s what WHITE ROSE likes to do.
Bach Remedies can be found in most health food stores. And the other flower essences I mentioned can be found in my Essence store here.
Ironic that Nature and the environment is the one acting out with the storms, and yet Flower Essences, straight from Nature, is what can help us heal and deal with those changes.