The Flower Essence Combo that Continues to Fly out the Door : To Thine Own Self Be True

Recently we have sent off so much of the combination remedy To Thine Own Self Be True that I had to mix more of the mother Flower Essences together into the blend in order to keep bottling this for you. I find the demand for this remedy extremely heartening.

Yes, it is a very confusing time with a lot of institutions and structures and ideas that we thought were solid and true falling to pieces. But how wonderful that in response to this, so many seek their own true self as their north star. The Light is within us, and it cheers me that so many are looking there for it.

As always when I assemble a combination from individual Flower Essence mothers, I fell in love all over again with this remedy. It offers much encouragement and wisdom about being true to one’s self in a layered but gentle way. I felt so strongly about the strengths of this mix and how supportive it is for all of us right now that I put a large bottle on my bedside table.

Below is a list of the Flower Essences in the mix with some thoughts about these ingredients. But first a link to an earlier blog in which I explain why our combination remedies have a large number of Flower Essences in them. As you may know, one of my missions with Flower Essences is to dismantle dogma about them, and this blog was one attempt to do so.

One other thought. Many of these Flower Essences are from our Additional Flower Essence list (I indicate this by an asterisk next to the Essence). This is a group of Flower powerhouses that keep a lower profile here for reasons largely unknown to me. Just as the wisest person in a room doesn’t often declare this to be the truth but just quietly lights up the room, these more reserved Flower Essences infuse our whole collection of Essences with incredible strength and insight. You’ll see they do so in this mix.

The complete Additional Flower Essence list is on the resource page, and all are available in individual bottles by clicking the Additional Essence line on the sidebar on the Find a Flower Essence page.

*Agathe Incarnata Rose- This exquisite Rose helps us assimilate the tremendous Light pouring into the Earth right now while also helping us translate our intention to be our most loving self into a fully embodied state of being.

Alex Mackenzie Rose– This Rose helps us have the courage and fortitude to keep going with the task at hand. Not everyone is going to be pleased when you live from your own truth. This dynamo helps you do so anyways.

Baby Blue Eyes– Created because my then four year old daughter Emily said it was needed, this is a beloved of children who find their wisdom discounted on a daily basis even as they are timeless souls living in young bodies. Baby Blue Eyes promotes the flexible, resilient, and detached energy of knowing who we are, knowing our own value and being able to experience what happens to us without taking any of it personally- such perfect support for being true to oneself!

*Bermudiana- This Flower is endemic to Bermuda meaning that this charming little blue Flower was originally found only on Bermuda. As a Flower Essence it helps us find our unique calling in the world. It helps to make our awareness of our spiritual identity and purpose something we don’t lose track of. Bermudiana also reminds us the the still small voice of Divinity within us has its own authority!

Blueberry– So many Essences in this mix help us confidently find our true self and express it. Blueberry helps in this way and is especially helpful for those called to walk a unique and unusual path.

*Blue Eyed Grass- Have you noticed the theme of blue yet? Blue Flowers so often help us be true blue with unswerving loyalty to our truest self.

I am going to share the entire description of this one from the Additional Essence list because it so exactly speaks to this time.

“These are complicated times with much pressing upon all of us. What is our specific role in unfolding events? How do we know when to act and when to refrain from action? With so much conflict and so many conflicting views, how do we stay anchored and true to our own inner wisdom? Blue Eyed Grass offers a vibrational model for this territory. It helps us discern what we need to do or not do and then supports us to march
to our own drummer, even when this may be difficult. It knows that our true blue self-expression is right for the whole and part of the fabric of underlying. unity. This is true, even when our choices appear to separate us out from the pack and appear to cause rifts. Blue Eyed Grass helps us to know our role and feel comfortable in bold choices when our deepest truths call us to a singular path. I AM as I AM. In a sea of unity, I AM true self-expression, one with creation yet true to my unique vibration.

*Buttercup- This one holds the sunlight of midsummer and acts to encourage us on with its friendly inclusive light of unity. After all, we all share one sun.

Cardinal de Richelieu Rose– If institutions, organizations, social groups or cultural stereotypes have boxed you in ( are any of us free of this?) this Rose helps you break free of these cages.

Cosmos– Cosmos encourages authentic self-expression by helping us open and align our heart and throat chakras more fully. This helps us speak and act from our hearts with greater honesty, clarity, power, confidence and in greater alignment with our most deeply held beliefs.

Cosmos has been key to my life with Flower Essences. Flowers were always a great love, but many expressed doubts they could be my purpose too. In turning within and being guided to make Flower Essences (Cosmos being among the first I made), I found myself knowing Flowers were my truth and path and purpose, and it was okay to live from this truth.

Daisy– We are meant to be free to be happy if we so choose. Daisy helps us center ourselves in this truth so we can let go of the niggling voices of those who would tell us its not okay to feel okay. This one has quite an organizing and aligning quality so it helps us shed doubts in a coordinated manner.

Dandelion- I asked the Angels why this dynamo was in the mix ( after all it is their recipe), and they said it helps to clear out the clutter stored in the muscles including those ideas that it is not okay to be yourself.

*Delphinium- Delphinium helps us own our power in any situation and remember our own divine inner authority no matter what we face.

*February Daphne- This one helps sweet people (too often the doormats of the world) to assert themselves. It reminds the downtrodden to assert their vision in the world. It is needed!

French Marigold– Listening to the still small voice of Divinity within us is key to articulating our true self, and French Marigold helps us with this task especially in dynamic situations in which a lot of change is going on.

French Marigold has so many strengths. It helps us with viruses, protects our hearing, helps us successfully shift gears in alignment with the incoming light. It is a treasure, and I am glad it is in this mix.

Gallandia Rose– Here this beloved speaks for herself, “I AM Gallandia. I greet you across time and space. I AM a messenger, a harbinger of good news, yet I also come to prepare your vessel for holding a different configuration in time and space. Welcome me into the matrix of your being for I come to soften the necessary adaptation process you are all embarked upon.”

Gardenia– Sometimes we all need a secret ally in our quest to self actualize, and here Gardenia offers to be that ally. And what an ally she is!

Goldenrod– Actually this is the first Flower Essence I made! Remember that story of eight year old me in the bushes making Goldenrod tea? Even then the Angels and Fairies were with me, and what a profoundly good Flower Essence for a little girl in a family who didn’t understand her at all! Goldenrod helps us have spiritual spine and stand up to all those in our tribe, circle of acquaintances and social world who would squash us and our truth.

Larkspur– Dynamic support for course correction plain and simple.

*Lily of the Valley- Keeps us intent on listening and hearing the sweet truth. It’s much better news than we think!

*Love in a Mist – When we cannot see where we are (ring any bells?) Love in a Mist helps us move forward, putting one foot in front of the other with loving intention.

Maple– Among its many gifts, Maple helps us tap into a sweet flow of confidence and trust in ourselves.

*Prince of Venus- I AM the complete expression of my Christed Self.

Purple Flowering Raspberry– I enjoy this Flower Essence so much. It pulls us into ourselves in such a magic way. Just consider its I AM affirmation, “I AM the song of divinity calling you to the unmet corridors of your heart, and to the glorious wilderness of your soul.

Rosemary– Rosemary has a very grounding and embodying energy. It helps us tangibly feel our oneness which is a really helpful thing during this time in which we are separated from each other in unexpected and difficult ways.

Silver-rod– We manage a lot as we self actualize and raise our vibration to meet the light coming into the planet. Silver-rod helps the master conductor within us to know how to move electrical energy during these upticks in planetary vibration. It reveals to us that we know how to make this vibrational shift.

*Small Woodland Orchis- On the last blog there is a photo of a group of us observing some half floating logs on a remote Adirondack pond. These logs are the only place I ever encountered this orchid, and we only met once. She described herself as a lighthouse for swampy times. Thank you Small Woodland Orchis.

*St. David’s Rose- At a certain point the Angels asked me to grow most of the Bermuda Flowers in our greenhouse so we would have a more regular supply of blossoms. This was a delightful project bringing much beauty to the greenhouse, but there are some gems that I have never found anywhere but in old Bermudian gardens including this Rose. A towering advocate for choosing to be your own authority, this Rose is such an important ingredient in this mix.

Stanwell Perpetual RoseI AM the strength to keep on the path of love.

Sunflower– Sunflower helps us be the super hero in our own life. And personally I feel this is as it should be. No one should be some other person’s or organization’s side kick as their main role in their own life!

Tuberose– Being your fully articulated true self requires energy, and Tuberose is one of many Essences included in this mix that help us access the necessary light to be our true self. Its I AM affirmation says it so well; I AM the force of healing light, moving without impediment through my energy system.

*Wild Columbine- No matter how extreme the situation, Wild Columbine helps us have the tenacity to stay centered, hold the light, and see the truth of the matter. This one is very helpful when a situation has
escalated into violence and we must hold our truth and the light in these
extremely challenging situations.

Flower Essences and I AM affirmations

From the beginning of Green Hope Farm, more than thirty years ago, the Angels have had me end each description of individual Flower Essences with an I AM affirmation.

After I make a Flower Essence for the first time, I sit with the Deva of the Flower. The Deva of the Flower overlights the particular Flower and knows everything about the Flower including its Divine purpose. I also call in other Angels and Elementals involved including the Angel of Flower Essences. Then I ask for information about what the Flower Essence is for as well as the Flower’s I AM affirmation.

This is a process I have written about before of translating non-verbal energy or vibration into language. With the description of the Flower Essence there are so many vibrational gifts to mention, and sometimes what I choose to highlight ends up being not as important as another aspect of the Flower Essence. Just as you might describe someone as being an excellent cook but fail to mention that they can plumb a house only to find that a more needed gift when the pipes begin to leak, so too with Essences. I can mention some of the Flower’s many gifts only to find out its other gifts end up being more helpful to people and animals once the Essence goes out into the world.

As my understanding of an Essence shifts with your and my experience, I adapt the descriptions. It is funny though. My first try often holds more layers of meaning than I am aware of when transcribing them from spirit. I will go back to a description to edit it in light of all you have shared and find that the gifts WERE mentioned, but I didn’t grasp the significance of the language choices at the time.

With the I AM affirmations, it is a little different. I work very hard to get these right the first time and only go with an affirmation when I feel it energetically is as precise as language can be. Some Flowers tell me the affirmation when they are still in the field or garden. This is the group of Flower friends that explain themselves faster than I can write down their descriptions. That is always lovely except when I don’t have a pen on me!

Some unveil themselves more slowly and their affirmations come into focus more slowly as well. This reticence does not mean they are an unwilling participant in the enterprise. Some Flowers are not as connected to human community as other Flowers and coming into conversation is more of a leap for them. There are many other factors as well. No matter what, I ask for permission of the Flower and the spiritual forces that are part of the Flower before I make any Flower Essence. If I get a no, I stop then and there ( and sometimes I do get a no).

This asking is essential. There are no Flower Essences without the willing participation of all the spiritual beings present with the Flower. A Flower Essence can only be made when the Angels and Elementals that overlight the Flower transfer the energetic vibration of the Flower to the water in which the water sits and from there into the stabilized Mother Essence.

So pretty much from the moment I spot a new beloved Flower in field or forest until it goes off to you as a Flower Essence, the active participation of the Angels and Elementals of the Flower are necessary.

As I think I have mentioned before, the Angels and Elementals asked me to go back to the role of bottler in March of this year. During our many decades here, I have been the bottler for stretches of time then been moved off this duty then moved on again. It is sometimes hard for people to understand my complete willingness to switch gears in what I am doing in the office when the Angels and Elementals ask. For me it is simple. This place and these Flower Essences would not exist without the Angels and Elementals and their guidance. I have no idea why they move me around as they do, but their advice has always been flawless. If they ask it, there is a good reason.

I started this farm with no business training and no conscious understanding of Flower Essences and I have been in the classroom with peerless guides ever since. If they told me I needed to stand naked in the garden chanting every night, I would do it.

So when they insisted on I AM affirmations with every Flower Essence, I was, of course, committed to this.

Throughout the years, these I AM affirmations have been a precious part of each Essence’s presence here. On the shelves, most of the Flower Essences have their I AM affirmation under their names, and I like reading the affirmations as I pack orders. They are sparkling bits of poetry bringing home to me the beauty of each Essence. Each I AM affirmations joins the vibration of the Flower Essence to sing a beautiful song. Lately, I have found them a great help and solace in a different way.

As I bottle, I get out the description of the Flower Essence I am bottling and I reread the description with special attention to the I AM affirmation. I find this very uplifting and also supportive to the bottling process. The affirmations also give me a window into the collective which I find very heartening.

For example, this week as I bottled I noticed that the I AM affirmations of many of the Essences being bottling dovetailed together into several themes. Here at the farm we get a constant reminders of the unity of all life: again and again we notice waves of the same Essences flying off the shelves to people and animals all over the world. I really appreciate that as I bottle, I get to see what has flown because these are the very Flower Essences which I need to bottle to restock the shelves. In this way I feel our unity even as I bottle.

I am heartened by this glimpse into our unity consciousness. This week the themes were….. Well, I will share some of the affirmations with you so you can see for yourself.

AvocadoI AM the power of perfect health, returning my being to the divine blueprint awaiting me.

BlueberryI AM the clear note of truth incarnate.

CoralitaI AM the smooth flow of information, free from limitation.

Climbing New Dawn RoseI AM New Life eternal.

Corona del IncaI AM the sanctity of my body, inviolate and strong.

CalliandraI AM centered in the knowing that my heart is the source and my arteries the river of God’s unlimited love, wisdom, and power filling my body

ChamomileI AM the breath of God.

Comfrey I AM the experience of perfect health and divine order in my etheric body.

Fodder Vetch I AM sure of my way forward.

GoldenrodI AM God’s truth at my point in the universe.

Indian PipeI AM one with the eternal verity of peace. Wherever I go, I AM this peace and so with each step I take, I illuminate the world.

Moldavian DragonheadI AM a songline of happiness.

The combination Flower Essences that I bottled that have no I AM affirmations dovetailed with these themes included The Way Forward from the Camino collection, Golden Armor, Precious Blood and To Thine Own Self Be True.

In these Essences you had asked for I see us confidently take back our own authority and commit ourselves to health, truth and moving forward in peace and happiness.

As always, I salute you all and am grateful to be a part of your brave and steadfast efforts to be your light in the world!

A Loving Tune Up

The Angels’ analogy about the piano in my previous post continues to fill my thoughts. I remember the piano tuner that used to come to my childhood home. For hours he would hit each note then turn the wire behind the note with a particular wrench then play the note again, repeating these steps until the note was just right. It was a loud, long and complex process to tune the whole piano- all 88 keys. When he was finished, the piano tuner would always give the piano a workout, playing a wild improvisation of crashing chords and enormous runs up and down the keyboard. I was mesmerized by this man and this process.

Piano tuning is like the planetary healing underway. Just as every note gets meticulous care because it is a needed part of the whole, so too with every one of us. This light pouring in is for all of us.

Someone just commented that talking about the light energy coming in is a somewhat controversial thing to do since so many of us are being heartbroken by life events right now. I hear you. I don’t mean to be glib about anyone’s heartbreak, and I am sorry if it ever feels that way.

This year has snowplowed into just about everyone, me included. I want every suffering person to find respite and healing, and I believe the light flooding in is part of the healing package we are receiving. I find it comforting to think about this light, and that is one reason why I mention it so much.

As events batter us, the presence of this light helps me know this time is a loving tune up not just a battering. I am glad for the ways the light is awakening us, and I truly feel Divinity is orchestrating this light in as gentle a way as possible. And I am grateful to be here during this time because I believe it is the time we have been waiting for… for like forever.

From Fear to Love with Flower Essences

Flower Essences impose no agenda on us. Instead they offer a template for us to raise an expression of an energy that may currently be dense, heavy and uncomfortable to a higher expression of itself which is lighter, happier and more expressive of love.

When asking the Angels for an analogy for this, they suggested I consider a piano. It exists as a unified object, yet it can express deep bass notes and also high notes. The pianist makes the choice of what to express. The pianist has all the volition about choices. The teacher teaches the pianist how to use the piano to express both high and low notes and move without impediment from one to the other.

Our energy system is the piano offering an immense range of self expression. Heavy vibrations such as fear correlate with bass notes (though base notes themselves do not have heavy vibrations- this is just an analogy). The high notes represent the highest expression of our instrument, the highest vibration being love.

The Flower Essences are the piano teacher, showing us ways to use our instrument. If we have gotten ourselves into a rut of playing only the heavy, low vibration notes, Flower Essences show us how to access the high notes easily and freely. They remind us that if we can express the heavy vibrations, we can express the high vibrations because in truth they are one energy- its only a matter of how fast the energy is moving.

To drive this home and then spin off in another direction, consider this: when we are feeling hopeless, we are experiencing an energy that is hope slowed down. By learning from the Flowers or from other teachers how to speed up this energy of hopelessness, we find the hope that was always present with the hopelessness.

Then consider this, when we experience ourselves here on earth weighed down with confusion, doubt, fear and worry, we also exist in a band of energy in which we are not confused, worried or afraid. Flower Essences help us rise up into an experience of this radiant self, a self that exists now and always will.

Calling it a journey from 3D to 5D is one way to express a rising up of our energy systems to find conscious unity with the part of ourselves that knows not only what the heck is going on right now but knows that all is well. It is the journey from fear to love. It is a journey from unreality to reality. It is the journey from ego to true self.

I am particularly interested in the truth that only love is real. Divinity does not just forgive us the “mistakes” but forgets them all as never having existed. Our journeys in these lower vibrations are just maya sort of like movies flickering their shadows on a wall. They are illusions that have captured our attention but ones we now awaken from to find that the only reality is love.

While all Essences show us the way from dense energy to a higher expression of energy, I am reminded of the Angels’ focus in the beginning of this wild year on our combination Flower Essence, Be Fearless.

No matter the concern, being fearless is the solution. It’s sort of a short cut to love because while people often say “Where there is fear, there is no love”, the opposite is also true: where there is no fear, there is love.

Be Fearless and know you are loved and you are love! You are going through the Gate Beautiful and you are the Gate Beautiful! (more about that soon!).

Much love to you from the gardens of the farm where today the honeybees are collecting pollen from the still radiant Calendulas. I wrote this sitting with them, watching them head for home in a beeline of love for their hive.