This spring we are being faced with an unprecedented experience on the planet. Humanity has taken a step further into the unknown as the corona virus has been unleashed. This is a valuable time to step back and review what is important in your life.
Throughout time, flowers and plants have nurtured us, provided nutrition, healing and inspiration. In the spring there is an abundance of hope and assistance in the form of flowers. Flowers provide beauty, both in sight and smell. Some are even edible!
To soothe the soul and discover internal resources you didn’t know you had, flowers provide the gift of healing. Their essence is collected through the process of placing the flowers into spring water and setting them in the sun to extract the vibrational essence held inside. The plant material is then strained out and the remaining liquid is preserved for use.
Each flower has its own personality and purpose. When ingested or applied topically, the flower essences give many gifts – insight, calmness, resolution. In the garden this spring, there is an abundance of mustard, calendula, borage, and poppies. A new visitor cropped up all on its own this year – Forget Me Not! These particular flowers are especially valuable during such stressful times.
The Flower Essence Society based in Nevada City, CA has identified the qualities of each of these flowers and prepares them for our use. The following descriptions are from their website, FESflowers.com.
Borage with Mustard California Poppy Mustard
Positive qualities: Emotional equilibrium, ability to integrate suffering and joy into a positive whole
Patterns of imbalance: Overly susceptible to depression or despair due to fluctuating life events; bouts of mania followed by depression
Positive qualities: Radiant heart-centered spirituality; strong interior alignment for values and choices
Patterns of imbalance: Attachment to illusion or grandeur, superficial spirituality or fantasy, external glamour or escapism through psychedelic drugs or other out-of-body activities
Positive qualities: Ebullient heart forces, buoyant courage and optimism
Patterns of imbalance: Heavyheartedness or grief, lack of confidence in facing difficult circumstances; depressive behavior
Forget Me Not Calendulas
Forget Me Not
Positive qualities: Awareness of karmic connections in one’s personal relationships; perceptive mindfulness of subtle realms and transpersonal relationships
Patterns of imbalance: Lack of connection with souls in the spiritual world; loneliness and isolation due to death of a loved one; soul myopia
Positive qualities: Healing warmth and receptivity, especially in the use of the spoken word and in dialogue with others
Patterns of imbalance: Argumentative, lack of receptivity in communication with others; verbal abuse
Black Sage Calendula & Sage Oil Calendula
Calendula & Sage Oil made from Calendula flowers and Black Sage leaves from the Sugi Garden is available from Sugi Garden Kitchen to soothe your skin. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. $10 for 1 oz. spray bottle.
Are you looking for a way to connect with Flower Essences? Not sure how to choose the one that is right for you? Amy is a certified Flower Essence Therapist. In a one hour phone or online consultation, you will discuss the issues you are facing and identify together the Flower Essences that will best fill your current needs. Amy will instruct you how to use the essences. You can either order them from FES or Amy can make a personalized dosage bottle for you to pick up. It’s easy to maintain social distancing so you feel safe.
Amy is currently offering steeply discounted rates to serve you during this uniquely challenging time. The fee for one hour is $60 (instead of $120). Call now to set up your personal session – 925.934.3120. Or email at amy@SugiHealth.com.