Animal Teachers and the Positive Pathways of Flower Essences

These thirty years, I’ve searched for ways to explain Flower Essences, and tried many descriptions on for size.  To talk about Flower Essences requires that we see the universe as both matter and energy with energy creating matter not visa versa, and this is complicated. Fortunately to experience their gifts requires no intellectual description or understanding.

My introduction to Flower Essences came after I had worked in the gardens with Angels and Elementals for a number of years. Everything the Angels and Elementals had suggested I do resulted in gardens of such beauty and vibrancy that I followed their counsel with delight and faith.  When these beloved partners said, “We would like you to make Flower Essences.” and matter-of-factly explained what Flower Essences were,  I was overjoyed to make them. I used them with complete conviction.

Believing came before seeing, but seeing swiftly followed believing.

After a couple of years, the Flower Essences were flying out of here pretty much of their own volition, but my charge from the Angels and Elementals was to try and explain them as well as share them.

While I struggled with different metaphors, another group explained Flower Essences both without words and better than I ever would: the Animals.

Flower Essences and the Animals are a match made in heaven.  From the first, the Animals revealed to their people what is possible with Flower Essences.  We are often the call of last resort for folks with a sick or anxious animal.  We are also lucky enough to hear so much positive feedback about the surprising healings that occurred when Animals get to use the Essences in this eleventh hour- or right off the bat too..  We are lucky to have so many people give our Essences a whirl for themselves, because the Animals in their care have shown them their gifts.

All the Animal ambassadors in the world still left me needing to give some explanation of Flower Essences to folks without Animals in their lives.  I began to use analogies like roadmaps, tuning forks and electrical upgrades for our circuit boards.  I describe Flower Essences as the divine wisdom of the Flower in a more portable and permanent form than the Flower petals. No matter how often I write about Flower Essences, I always have an ear cocked for a new way to describe these dear Flower friends.

Today someone used the phrase in a conversation with me, “positive rehearsals to create positive pathways.”

I liked the phrase “positive pathways.”

All these years later, we have many documents both online and in print that delineate the positive pathways of our Flower Essences..  We can usually take your request for specific help and arrive at specific suggestions of Flower Essences by using all our written materials. However one wonderful thing is that the energy of the Flower Essence often comes out to introduce itself when it is needed even before we have made a written material match-up.

All the staff goddesses here have their own experiences of the Flower Essences. They also get to hear your stories about what Flower Essences have done for you and the Animals in your life. The staff goddesses also know their way around the many documents online and in written form sharing what the Flowers have said about the specific gifts of their vibrations. But oftentimes the Flower Essences cut to the chase.

Oftentimes when us staff goddesses are considering your concerns and what Flower Essences to suggest, a Flower name floats into our heads, and when we check the description it fits it exactly.  Yes, some of this is because we know the Flower Essences well, but often the suggestions surprises us.  You’ll use a very specific phrase for what you are looking for, and when we check out the description of the Flower that called itself to our attention, it will have that phrase embedded in its description.

This morning, for instance, someone wanted an Essence to help a young man who believes he is bad, and the Flower Bleeding Heart Vine nudged its way into my consciousness. When I went to read about this Essence for confirmation, there in the description this Flower Essence had given about itself was the phrase “helps us vomit up any confining pattern or a sense of ourselves as bad.”

Flowers KNOW their gifts. They know their positive pathways and where these pathways will take someone. They will work with their co-creators, the Angels and Elementals, to use words, dreams, energetic nudges, Animal beloveds, and coincidences, to call their Flower Essences to our attention.  When we ask to heal something, the appropriate Flower allies answer our call in the most inventive ways.  They will move heaven and earth to get their healing energy  into our hands.

So why do I ever worry about the limitations of my word choices or analogies?  The Flowers, the Angels and the Elementals have it completely under control.

As with so many posts, I thought this was going to be about one thing, and it’s turned out to be about another thing entirely. I began with a worry that I needed to cultivate a new metaphor for Flower Essences in order for people to understand them. Would positive pathways be my new go-to phrase? Who knows?

One thing I did realize as I let this blog flow is that Flower Essences and the Angels and Elementals that bring them to us have their own tools.  They have so many ways to bring Flower Essences to our attention besides words, and they use these tools every day..

As the Angel of Flower Essences said to me as I ended this post, “Don’t worry- bee happy- we’ll get the Flower Essences out into the world no matter what.  This is the Age of Flowers, and Flower Essences’ time has come.”

The Elementals Need You!

Yesterday I read that the population of insects on our dear planet is down by almost 50%.  This sent me back to the Elementals with questions and concerns. Once again they reminded me that our individual efforts to take care of our Earth home matter VERY MUCH.

We talked about how much growing plant pollinators helps, but mostly, they wanted to take the conversation back to LAND CLEARING.

They said emphatically IT MAKES AN ENORMOUS DIFFERENCE when we ask them, the  Elementals,  to energetically cleanse and clear land we love, live on and/or care for.

LAND CLEARING matters because the Elementals who do the land clearing  are the consciousness that brings our creations into form and therefore they are the consciousness that can take it out of form and transmute our unfortunate and negative creations into something benign even harmonious.

Here is my description of ELEMENTALS in the document Green Hope Farm Flower Essences Vocabulary 101  which can be found on the resources page of the website. It feels very appropriate on this second day of Spring to write about Elementals as this is their season.

While Angels are the architects of all form, Elementals take the Angels’ plans and hold a mental focus to transform these plans into physical reality. There is an Elemental manifesting and then holding in form everything in creation. This means there are wise and ancient Elementals using their mental focus to hold in manifestation the oldest trees on the planet, and there are Elementals new to this work given the job of holding in manifestation Dandelion blossoms in supermarket parking lots.
Elementals manifest and hold in form all things in the natural world as well as all man made creations no matter how ill-advised our creations are. They manifest negative inventions of mankind as a service to us so through our own experiences of our miscreations we can find our way back to alignment with the divine plan.
Elementals often appear to people as fairies, gnomes, elves and other fairy tale creatures. One of the women who worked here for many years saw a small fairy with each bottle of our Flower Essences. Sometimes they will appear to people as balls of light. This is how they have appeared on films of crop circles being created. Elementals are responsible for the creation of all crop circles. (I this blog post I have added a series of photos I took of a lovely sunset where an Elemental appears in the photos).
Elementals are very misunderstood and little appreciated. They are often very reserved even cool in their dealings with people because of so many negative experiences with us. They must deal with all our mental, emotional and chemical pollution of their creations, and unless we ask them to clean our messes up benignly, they have no choice but to bring on extreme weather to clear up our garbage. This situation in which we ruin their creations and do not acknowledge their tireless service to us is very unfortunate as we would literally have no planet to inhabit without Elementals!
Elementals are wonderful partners in any endeavor bringing much humor and problem solving skills to the table. They are the manifestors of all form so they can help you bring your dreams into reality!
With LAND CLEARING, the Elementals’ focus is on taking things out of form or transmuting them so they no longer cause harm.

For example, Elementals hold DDT in form for us because that is something we wanted them to create and hold in form for us. Now that we know the damage DDT does,  we can ask them to take DDT out of form and transmute it into something else. There is much more DDT still in our environment than you would imagine, and of course there are so many newer and equally damaging pesticides.

Here’s a link several  posts I have written on LAND CLEARING- You’ll notice that I mention many helpful beings for doing this work- If you need to make it very simple for yourself, the Elementals say just ask for them to do this work.  They want to make it as easy for us as they can!

Land Clearing Technique

Land Clearing, an Elemental Request

Maybe We Should Call in Land Tuning versus Land Clearing

Healing Earth

The first post is a straightforward description of land clearing.

The next two posts have  more background on the whys of land clearing with the third post addressing your questions about land clearing.

In the Healing Earth post, my most recent discussion of land clearing and cleansing,  I mentioned that I am now clearing and cleansing with more SPECIFICITY, and here is what I mean by that.

When I call in the group to cleanse, clear and rebalance a piece of land, I now ask them specifically to remove anything that seeks to disturb including all toxic heavy metals, all radiation ( such as cell tower radiation) all plastics, all pesticides, all herbicides, all fungicides, all moldicides, all man made chemicals that harm the air, earth and water of the land space I am asking to have cleansed, all emotional negativity, all astral beings that seek to disturb- well the list goes on and on.

The importance here is the SPECIFICITY because the Elementals must respect our free will and only clear what we specifically ask them to clear- I include the air over the land in my request.

I ask that everything that is being removed be sent through a christed grid to the central sun to be TRANSMUTED.

First a reminder that a christed grid is not a religious thing,  It is a kind of energetic purifying filter that means anything you send out through this grid will not return to you as your energy is scrubbed clean from it and there is no return address on what you have cleared.

Here is an example of a situation in which this might be relevant.  Say your neighbor hates you because you have too many cats.  This neighbor may be sending anger to you and the land you live on and this negativity will stay on your land until you clear it with the help of the Elementals or it is cleared by extremes of weather ( the only choice the Elementals have to regulate things if we don’t get involved).

If you don’t want your neighbor’s negativity to bog you, your cats and the land down you need to ask the Elementals and the other beings I mention in the land clearing posts to remove the anger by sending it through a christed grid.  Washed clean, this anger won’t come back to you nor will it boomerang back to your neighbor. Asking that be transmuted is equally important as you want the anger to be raised in vibration to something harmonious.

The problem with just sending anger straight back to your neighbor is that this neighbor might then just think it is you who is sending new anger all your own and then this neighbor may well send you more of his or her own anger in a vicious cycle.

Okay. What the heck is the central sun and why do I request that all energy be sent there to be transmuted? I don’t know. The Angels and Elementals have always asked me to use this description for a place where this kind of transmuting work can be done. Since, after thirty years of partnership, they have proven completely trustworthy in their advice to me, I am willing to take this on faith and just send it there,

The most important thing  is that we request that the stuff being removed is TRANSMUTED.

Many people have worried that clearing a piece of land just means dumping the stuff somewhere else on Earth. By requesting that everything being removed be TRANSMUTED, this does not happen. The dictionary definition of TRANSMUTATION  is the action of changing or the state of being changed into another form. Requesting that the Elementals, the manifestors of all form, transmute the negative forms we have created from ego is one of  the most powerful thing we can do to help our dear Earth.

Skunk Medicine

Two days ago during a brief burst of lunchtime sunshine, I was high in an apple tree pruning to my heart’s content when the scent of skunk wafted through the orchard.  Vicki was also outside and remarked, “I really don’t mind the smell of skunk? Do you?”  I nodded in agreement before noticing Sheba, our beloved resident terrier mutt, tear across the yard like a bat out of hell.

Vicki’s comment about Eau de Skunk was just about to be put to a major test as Sheba had taken a direct hit from a skunk from close range.  Her coat had an actual substance on it, and the smell was so potent that when I picked her up my eyes watered.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to pick her up before she shared the experience with all of us. The doors of house and office had been open when the skunk sprayed. It was a balmy 35 degrees and that felt warm enough for some fresh air.  This open door meant Sheba tore across the yard straight into the house and office then raced through every room rubbing herself on every last rug.

A number of vinegar baths later, Sheba was free from the worst of the spray but not so much the house and office.  I think we’ll all be smelling skunk in here for quite awhile.

After accepting that we’d all smell of skunk for the indefinite future, I spent the next several days thinking about skunk medicine.  This was partly prompted by one of you suggesting I try and see the spray job as “good luck” and partly because the animals continue to be the professors of this Green Hope Farm school without walls.

Skunk is the Algonquin word for this North American native and one of the few Algonquin words in the common vernacular.  This time of year female skunks are getting set to move from their winter dens where they semi hibernate to their birthing dens. The male skunks are getting ready to take a long walkabout after they have done their business with the ladies.

This time of year there is often a bit of a skunk smell on the wind.  This is because during mating season,  female skunks are happy to give ardent suitors a blast of their perfume to get the fellows to back off until they are good and ready.

Skunks sometimes scurry across our gardens at dawn, but mostly they navigate the gardens with a regal insouciance.  No creature with an ounce of sense ( besides sweet Sheba) would tangle with a skunk.  And their insouciance suggests they know this to be true.

Skunk medicine is not only the self esteem of knowing one can handle just about any threat, but it’s a deeper self knowledge.  Skunks know the truth and the truth is they are bad asses- quite literally as their rears are where their spray glands are.

As I embrace skunk medicine, I will seek to embrace what I truly know to be true about myself. I will honor my genuine gifts and forgive my failings.  I will try to carry myself with confidence, even insouciance.  I will refrain from spraying unless I have stamped my feet like skunks do to give fair warning.  But I will spray to protect what needs to be protected if necessary.  Mostly I will remember that knowing who I am carries its own power.

Uranus, the Great Awakener, Moves Signs

I’m grateful to be in a loving community of sharing with you all.  Right now, it’s heartening to hear from a number of you about the auspicious astrological changes sweeping us towards a new reality.  You share the good news that the planets and the stars offer big support to wake up, trust our inner guidance and shift gears.

Uranus moved this week from Aries where it has been for seven years to Taurus. Uranus in Aries brought us Fukushima on its very first day.  I would like to hope that we can wake up during Uranus’ time in Taurus without this kind of firestorm.

Uranus in Taurus can bring Taurus’ steadying, grounded and persistent energy to solve the problems we face- an energy we sorely need.   But all of you have mentioned that Uranus is very unpredictable, so who knows.  In any case, I am wholeheartedly glad that this shift will bring the unconventional and disrupting energy of Uranus to bear on the Taurian concerns of resource misuse on our dear planet.  It’s time to take care of the only home we have.

Not only did Uranus move into Taurus yesterday for a seven year stay, but we had a new moon in Pisces. This new moon encouraged us to release old stuck ideas and behaviors as well as release the old untruths we’ve chosen to tell ourselves. The cup can’t be refilled if it is already full, and old soul Pisces at the end of the zodiac says, “Dump it all and let’s start fresh.”

One thing I’ve been asking myself is, are these stories I’ve filled my cup with really my stories or are they someone else’s? Why do we so easily cede the territory of stories we tell ourselves to someone else’s story?

I think particularly of how many parents work to shape their children’s narrative about themselves. True freedom is letting go of whatever inherited ideas we were fed about who we are in favor of acknowledging what we know FROM THE INSIDE to be true about our own selves.

In honor of this new moon I pledge to once and for all stop concerning myself with my parents’ stories about me. For example, let me heave ho once and for all my father’s remarks about me working for the devil. This was his problem of perception, not some truth about my earnest work to love the world with Flowers.

Grappling with family of origin myths is one thing.  Grappling with cultural mythology is another.  Who is controlling the stories right now? By what criteria do we believe them? Is this reliable information or do we need to source confirmation elsewhere?

I really like the way platforms like you tube give us a chance to hear lots of different stories and different perspectives so we can sort out and dismiss erroneous information in the face of more data and many points of view.  In addition to listening to many perspectives before we believe what we’re told, we ALWAYS have the discerning tools of our own inner guidance and the way our physical body feels to help us sort out these many different narratives.

We really need these discernment tools in a world where self interest still drives people to control the information or when that fails, lie to everyone.

For example, in our own little town there is a big fight going on about the fate of our public library. In an effort to stop an upgrade and close the library,  an anonymous group has mailed multiple flyers to everyone in town full of misinformation about the library and the town budget in general.

Town meeting is next week and this is where the fate of the library will be decided. In New Hampshire, the voters in each town make most decisions about running their town during this all day meeting. I wish I enjoyed the meeting more.  If I were more detached, I would probably find them fascinating, but mostly these meetings give me a headache. Democracy is messy with lots of points of view and some of these opinions are painful to contain. So it’s the thing that gives me a headache that also makes the meetings good.  Like you tube, town meeting is a place where anyone can speak and everyone can choose who they want to believe. Unlike you tube, when I am tired of listening to someone, I can’t turn the person off, but really, that’s my problem.

It will be interesting to see who has bought into this misinformation campaign intent on closing the library and who has asked around for actual facts.  Will these anonymous flyer writers come forward to be held accountable for their misinformation? How have their lies impacted everyone’s understanding of the situation?

In full disclosure, Vicki, GHF staff goddess and president of the Friends of the Meriden Library, is a leader in the fight to save the library and Jen, GHF staff goddess, is trying to join her by running for a place on the library trustees. In full disclosure I am with them!

I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out.  I’ll try to be as factual as possible, but not to worry, the anonymous flyer makers will offer a different point of view on every media platform in existence, so you will be able to source their campaign to puzzle out what the heck is going on in a town where the library is the big flash point of controversy.

At first I wondered how this blog about Uranus and inner truths ended up on the topic of our Meriden Library, but it makes sense to me when I consider this; Libraries are a place where different points of view about what has happened and what is unfolding are gathered. Libraries share many different stories and points of view.  They offer so many ways for people to seek a diversity of opinions and clarify what is true for them.  And in our town, they are also the place where meetings of people with diverse points of view happen. Maybe that is why this anonymous group wants this one shut down.

PS One Flower Essence for discernment is Spiderwort and one Flower Essence for understanding your body’s wisdom is Amaryllis.

Moral Support

It’s been my experience that Divinity is very adept at sending outer confirmation of our inner listening.

Here’s a story one of you shared last week.  For many months, this dear person had been earnestly listening to her heart’s wisdom about taking a  family business forward towards new paradigms of healing and wellness. Her inner guidance was very different than the prevailing ethos of the business,  and she was feeling very vulnerable as she began to share her ideas.

In the midst of this she bought a car.  It was only when she got the car home that she noticed the license plate frame.