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Dear Friends,

I have moved the posting of frequent  photos of the farm from other social platforms to the home page of our website

I have many boring reasons for doing this, some technical ( it is after all me), some political (it is after all me)  and some emotional ( it is after all me)  but I will spare you yet another tedious rant.

Instead, please know that if you want to check in with what is going on in the gardens or greenhouse here, look to the home page of our website for fresh photos and a bit of news- The photo is just below the scrollbar on the right.

Love and Blessings to you all on this very very very cold day at the farm!

Flower Essences for Kindness as We Stumble

WOW! It’s a nutty time!

To put it more diplomatically  We seek new paradigms for living on our dear planet and living with each other, because we need them ASAP.  The old structures are imploding   are being yanked away don’t work, and like a toddler learning to take those first few steps without hand holding, we are lurching around, stumbling, banging into each other and in every way making the mistakes necessary to find a new way of being.

Much as I wish it wasn’t so, the stumbling is necessary. There is never any other way to learn than by trial and error, but this is particularly true now as we must find new ways of being without a lot of role models. The new paradigms are so different than anything that have gone before that the old problem solving tools are crap not much help. Yes, I’m talking about you, patriarchy.

In our toddlerhood there were hands to catch us as we took those first steps  or at least I hope so. And now, as we stumble towards a new way of being, we have never been less alone.  Divinity floods the planet with Light and Love, offering support unlike any time ever before. No exaggeration.  I meet new Angels every day that are here to help us all. So really, there ARE hands ready to hold us up, and we can feel this rock like support if we turn off our cell phones  go within and listen.

We all hope for kindness as we stumble, both inner kindness and kindness from everyone else, and we find this kindness by making kindness our choice and opening to become the Light and Love being showered upon us. Yeah, I know this sounds trite but really, if we all tried this….

We are going to mess up make many mistakes as we find new ways to live together harmoniously and new ways to take care of our ailing planet. The Light and Love of Divinity helps immeasurably, but we are still going to stumble.  May we find the courage and strength and perspective to be gentle towards ourselves and each other as we stumble.

Flowers show us how to soak up all this incoming Light and Love  and be kind. I never met a Flower that wasn’t actively kind. I have never walked by a wildflower in a meadow or visited with a Dandelion in a parking lot and found it rude or honking its horn. 

If you read my last blog you know I am  humbled by my unsuccessful efforts  trying not to backbite.  It occurred to me yesterday as I picked myself up from yet another situation in which I should have said nothing,  that I have never heard a Flower EVER say anything negative about another Flower. EVER.  That really amazed me. And I have talked to a lot of Flowers.  They don’t even interrupt each other.  Flowers have to live with each other and often cede territory to each other, yet they never diminish themselves with unkind behavior. No, I don’t think a Flower with an unpleasant fragrance counts.

All this makes me look to the Flowers more than ever.  Each day in this uncharted territory, I awake and seek out Flower friends to help show me the way. Each day, they shimmer and shine and tell me and all of you who connect with them, “Yes, you can make this leap. You are doing it.”  And when I stumble every day, ever hour every five minutes, they shower me with comforting love and kindness, help me dust myself off post stumble  and offer gentle encouragement how to be more kind to myself and others.

I want us all to succeed in the wobbly trip across this bewildering new territory on our toddler feet. It’s a fantastic gig to be here now but really hard. May we all be forgiving as we stumble into each other. May we all see the best in each other. May we all be as kind to each other as a bouquet of our favorite Flowers delivered to our door.

FLOWER ESSENCES FOR KINDNESS AS WE STUMBLE                    Yes, all Flowers help us with kindness but here are some single and combination Flower Essences that jumped at the chance to offer themselves today to you. Okay, so ALOT jumped at the chance to support you! No worries. They’ll be kind if you just say no thanks.

Seeing ourselves and others as the Angels see us versus as our personalities sees us: Through Angels’ Eyes, Eyes of Mary, Love Prevails, Love it and Leave it, Don’t Worry-Bee Happy

Finding a loving view of self and other that melts the cloud of unforgiveness hanging over us:: Buddleja, Peach, Meadowsweet, Hardhack

Release from habitual patterns of judgment: Carry Less, All Ego Contracts Null & Void, Wild Rose, Crab Apple

Release from shame spirals: Konigin von Danemark Rose

Kindness towards self: Heliotrope, Buddleja, Meadowsweet, Hardhack, Eyes of Mary

Listening to your own body with kindness: Hontanas

Finding the bead on love in difficult situations: Rose Campion, Wild Pink Morning Glory

Confidence that humanity is evolving in a matrix of eternal love: Climbing New Dawn Rose

Hearing each other in an new way and  with kindness: French Marigold

Self-acceptance and self love: Pine

Knowing your value even when no one seems to see you: True Wood Sorrel, Dwarf, Common Centaury

Knowing your sweetness is a strength not a weakness: Dwarf Common Centaury

Knowing only God defines you: Maple

Yup there really is Love and Divinity in everyone: Agnes Rose, Arbor Garden, Peach

Having a true accounting of your strengths: Maple, Cretan Viper Grass

Letting go of the niggling feeling you are not enough: Common Knapweed

Self-esteem for teenagers: Common Scurvygrass

Help to ease up on the self criticism so you open to receive more love: Meadowsweet, Pine

Finding your self-esteem after traumatic experiences: Fremont Pincushion

Validation that selfless actions of caretaking matter: Henbit Deadnettle

Letting go of self-loathing: All Ego Contracts Null & Void, Mary Queen of Scots Rose, Crab Apple,  Sneezeweed

No more playing those negative tapes: Pennyroyal

Knowing ourselves to have been born one with Divinity with our infinite imperishable worth never anything but a truth of this Divine oneness: The Flower Essences from Crete( listed in the Mediterranean collection)

Knowing your value beyond personality or cultural ideas of success: Ginger

Unwavering sense of your own value no matter who steps on you: Fremont Pincushion, Wintergreen

Knowing your own strength and worth as a woman: Wild Red Morning Glory, The Sacred Feminine, Pomegranate

Restoring self-worth after betrayal: Calliandra from Taiwan

Knowing you are enough: Common Knapweed

Moving through the world with both kindness and appropriateness: Alpine Forget-Me-Not

Living like a honeybee in equality, consensus, generosity, loving kindness and JOY: Hairy Thorny Broom

Support for those who live to love with a vast generosity of loving kindness: Pink Rock Rose

Finding the inner kindness to listen to your body with tenderness: Hontanas

Clear the heart of old hates and bitterness: Sow Thistle

Kindness to others no matter where they are on their spiritual path: Galicia, Rabanal

The strength to stay present in the face of other’s suffering: White Chestnut

PS Posted this yesterday but failed to mention a new Flower Essence combination  Enhancing Empathy that a lovely psychotherapist in Manhattan asked us to make to support open hearted kindness. This mix was the inspiration for this blog but heck, I stumbled and forgot!  I’m learning what matters is not that we stumble but that we pick ourselves up and keep going!

Flower Essences for “working clear, working immaculate”

At the New Year I received a message in a dream about “working clean, working immaculate”.  The message said that this was not about purifying the physical body but mentally working clean.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this message and what it means.

I am not sure I understand it, but I have some preliminary thoughts as well as objectives that I’d like to commit to more intently.  None of these are new issues, but I am grateful for the re-set button brought to us by the New Year that gives us all a chance to spiral through the same lessons in a more evolved way.

As always there are Flower Essences offering support for these challenges.  I’ve listed some after each topic.

#1. Not taking responsibility for other people’s behavior

In situations where I am uncomfortable with other people’s choices or choose to feel negatively impacted by them, I am renewing my efforts not to go into “fix it” mode.  The first day I was doubling down on my efforts to do this, a friend reminded me of the al anon maxim- “I didn’t cause this. I can’t control this. I can’t fix this.”

Some Flower Essences I find helpful for this include:

All Ego Contracts Null & Void– We may have been wired to take care of other people’s problems but that doesn’t mean we can’t rewire ourselves. I keep working with this Flower Essence mix  as I find new issues that need rewiring.

Eyes of Mary– This Flower Essence never fails to support me to detach with love from new situations where I need to learn how to do this.

The Letting Go Flower- Letting go is a lot bigger requirement in life than I ever imagined.

Carry Less- This Flower Essence mix is for cleaning up life times of the habit of doing too much for others.

Musk Thistle– The Angels have me take Musk Thistle daily.  It helps smooth energetic feathers when they are ruffled so we energetically regroup from big and small energetic kerfuffles.

#2 Slow down in my decision-making process so as to check in whether what I want to say or do is an impulse from my personality habits or actually grounded in a clear place of love.

When I get confused and fall into the habit bred into women to carry other people’s problems around with me as my problems, it’s a pressurized situation that leads me to want to blow off steam by “doing something.”

Nothing about modern life encourages us to do this, but I’m renewing my efforts to go inward to seek clarity before doing anything. This dream message leads me to double down on going inward.

If I am in some situation where someone wants an immediate answer, my personality response to this bullying is to appease and respond immediately. Over the years, I have practiced waiting until I get clear, but being immaculate about this feels more important than ever.  Discomfort from waiting to get clear is better than doing something that might not be the best course of action.

And as far as inner guidance goes, one of you emailed this week to say that you were continually surprised by how your Angelic guidance was so firm about not engaging with certain situations and people.  I emailed back that I felt the main word the Angels use with me is NO! 

In pausing to check in, I get help and wisdom from a spiritual support team with a lot more perspective and insight than me. Thank you Angels.  Your NOs are much appreciated. I also am grateful you are happy to say NO more than once about the same situation! 

To Hear the Angels Sing– Because we are one with the Angels, they are there for ALL of us.  This is their mix for hearing them and our heart felt guidance more clearly.

Grounding– Being fully present and grounded inevitably crisps up the clarity of our guidance.

Redwood– When anchored in the eternal, a lot drops away as not real.

Spiderwort– What matters and what doesn’t? This helps sort through the data.

Arbor Garden & Indian Pipe– We really can take the time to slow down, experience the abiding reality of peace and get clear and heart centered guidance.

Kirengeshoma– This gentle friend softly deepens our ability to know self and know our right path.

Los Arcos– When our guidance is different than conventional wisdom, this Camino beloved helps us find the bravery to go on alone

Puenta la Reina– Another Camino gem. This one helps us know who sees our value and can support our growth.

#3 Resist people’s efforts to get me to re-engage in a drama that I have recognized as not my drama.

All of the Essences I have already mentioned are helpful for this. To this list I add:

Horseradish– It’s possible to say no as many times as necessary, and Horseradish helps us do this politely but firmly- think of it as  dragon breath delivered with charm.

Verbena Bonariensis– This one helps air lifts us out before we get enmeshed again.

Mandrake– So what if we’ve been rooted in this dynamic for eons? Mandrake can help us pull ourselves loose once and for all.

 #4 Resist the worry that if I don’t do it, the planet will collapse.

Divinity can handle things without me.  I suspect a lot of the NOs I receive in guidance are to remind me of this i.e. Divinity has things under control and doesn’t need me to interfere.

Our Venus Garden Essences are all about tangibly feeling the Love and Grace of Divinity that is WITH US  AND HANDLING THINGS during this tumultuous time on our precious planet.

Recognizing Divinity is in charge is not a carte blanche to not help. It means doing what we are asked to do from our deepest heart centered place of guidance and then LETTING GO TO DIVINITY which has the rest well in hand.

From the Venus Garden Collection:

The New Sunflower Spiral– Yes, the planetary situation looks like a mess but so does the operating room in the middle of surgery, and we’re in the middle of a big operation.

Through Angels’ Eyes– The Angels share their vibrational confidence in us and in the big picture. I find this one so deeply reassuring, so calming- an Angel pep talk in a bottle

Equanimity– “If you meet life squarely, accepting its opposites with equanimity while carrying on your duties in a spirit of selfless love and service, you will not only come in tune with the Infinite, but you yourself will become the Infinite which you seek” Meher Baba

Effort & Grace– Encourages us to keep going in the mess of human relationships knowing our efforts elevate grace and grace elevates our efforts i.e. as I bumble along, thank goodness for grace!

Don’t Worry-Bee Happy– Worry never solved anything. Truth.

Loving What Is– Our minds are a muddle of half baked ideas which is why we have to keep returning to our heart source for true wisdom.

Love It and Leave It– Supports detachment from the unreal, the momentary, the fleeting so we can ground in the real of Divinity and Love.

From other Collections:

Rosa Mundi– Yeah, the spiritual life is no personality picnic, but it’s worth it.

Gorse– Hope is never lost.

Joe Pye Weed– Support for those of us who keep taking back God’s business into our own hands.

Fragrant Ladies Tresses– “I AM not so much a promise of how resolution will look, but I am a promise that resolution will arise.  I will support you to trust in the mighty forces than come to your aid when you give any situation or relationship to the Divine.” 

 #5 When I feel flooded or log jammed, I need to clear my electrical field. Negativity enters our electrical systems through four doorways: Fear Guilt, Doubt and Anger.  If I can track which door I have open and why it’s open, then I can remind myself of truths so that I can not only clear my field but close the door so no more negativity comes in through that door (at least until the next issue crops up).

Fear Door- There are a lot for this door- Here are a few:

Be Fearless– Yup the Angels felt so strongly about this that they composed a mix.

Allamanda from Taiwan– Fear door specifically helping us not to give our power away to fear vibration or allow childhood fears to run the show.  Loving, non-judgmental but strong support.

Old Blush China Rose– Fear door specifically fear for personal safety.

Chinese Knotweed & Coral Pink Rose– Fear door specifically fear of loss.

Scarlet Runner Bean-General contractor for dismantling fears. This one makes it easier to close the Fear door no matter the fear.

Guilt Door

Hyssop– Guilt door, good for dissolving the habit of guilt as well as specific guilts.

Doubt Door

Goldenrod– Doubt door for when others cause us to doubt ourselves.

Maple– Doubt door for self-doubt.

Star of Bethlehem– When we doubt all the pain and suffering of the spiritual path is worth it.

Anger Door

Outburst– Anger door for a variety of types of anger

Orange– Anger door specifically volatile issues like sexuality.

Four Door Support

Seaside Heliotrope– Helps close all four doorways when the topic is romantic partnership

Love Prevails– Another one for multiple door closings.

#6 A few months ago I received the request in my guidance to stop backbiting/gossiping/saying negative things about anyone else.

Let’s just say, I have found this one a BEAR! I fail a zillion times a day, but I feel this dream message was exhorting me to keep trying. So I will.

Let’s face it, when I speak ill of someone else, I don’t know what I’m talking about, AND it doesn’t help anyone. In fact, it hurts others, and it hurts me. Sometimes when I’m trying to not backbite, I feel like I act very weird, dodging and weaving through conversations. So what? I am weird.

Snapdragon– Don’t say it.

Royal Ponciana– Really.  Don’t say it. 

7# Kindness to self as I work on all this.

Konigin Von Danemark Rose– I learn through my errors so stop with the shame spirals.

Meadowsweet & Hardhack– I think of these two as a pair for bring us self kindness and a gentler view of self and others.

Heliotrope– It’s way past time to let go of our grudges against our precious self.

Golden Hedge Hyssop– No more shame that we are “too emotional” or “too much.”

Hontanas– Listening to our bodies with tenderness and compassion.

Crab Apple– Could anyone live up to the inner judge we sometimes have living inside us? I don’t think so! Time to fire that inner judge.

Pennyroyal– We really don’t have to replay the negative tapes anymore.

Ginger– Knowing our eternal worth.

Fremont Pincushion– Yeah, I am saying it again and so is this Flower Essence, we are Divinity in a sea of Divinity so lighten up on the self judgment!