This is a short and incomplete list of Flower Essence options for times of transition and change, the kind of sea changes I wrote about earlier in the week.
I tried to keep this list short because my lists of suggestions often feel overwhelming to me. Sort of like what confronts me when I try to buy a pair of jeans. Do I want straight leg, boot cut, flare, loose fit, low riders, original, easy fit, original ultra low rise flare, yadda yadda yadda. I just want a pair of jeans!
How do my lists get so involved? When I start to compose a list like this, it sometimes feels like every Flower I know flashes me a little leg and insists it should be included. And they are right! But I still need to yell, â€œEnough!â€ and usually sooner than I do, because including them all would be a guide reprint!
This list has gotten longer than I hoped because every time I say, â€œThatâ€™s it,â€ a beguiling Flower voice chimes in with a â€œBut what about me?â€ And I add another Flower Essence to the list.
So, I really am stopping with this group of ten fifteen twenty two twenty three.
If you donâ€™t see the ones calling to you for your change process listed here, the Flowers that were not included here have obviously decided to talk to you directly about their skills for the job. And frankly, they have a point.
ALEX MACKENZIE ROSE- For me the key phrase for this Essence is â€œthe courage to do what you are called to do.â€ It helps us access this courage within ourselves so we can make the changes we need to make. It’s been my experience that when we know what we need to do, but find it hard to pull the trigger, this one really helps.
THE ALIGNMENT GARDEN: Everything I say about this one gets too wordy and misses the point. If your process feels sort of drifting along in confusion, fear, or resistance or if you feel in any way that your understanding of your life purpose, life direction, or your experience of your divinity and divine connection could in any way be crisped up, this one is great. I find that working with this one is a two part experience of a ton of guck being cleaned out followed by a strong flow of lovely high vibrations rush in to fill the space left by the clean up. This means that when I try to describe the front end action of this Essence to clarify, I am also saturated by all the happy energies that have rushed in. As a consequence, my descriptions all sounds sort of dippy. There is nothing dippy about this Essence.
BELEREPHON OF THE OPEN DOOR: Sometimes we feel unable to cross the threshold from the old dying life to the new life waiting for us. This one opens the door and escorts us through to the other side, sometimes with a loving kick in the pants and sometimes with a gentle, but steady pressure.
BORAGE:- Helps us get up each morning and keep going even when we feel laid low by what is dying in our life.
THE SACRED FEMININE, THE SACRED MASCULINE, and BLACK COHOSH: This is a good trio to work with to help us know our inner feminine and inner masculine more deeply. The trio also helps to coordinate the two dynamics so we work from the inner feminine strength of knowing what needs to be done and then move to the inner masculine strength of doing this. Without this kind of synchronization, the wisdom of the inner feminine can be ignored and ill conceived actions can prevail..
BLUEBERRY- This one offers support for mavericks or anyone whose change process involves choosing the road less travelled. It helps us find confidence in ourselves, even in the face of strong resistance from others.
CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS- Palpable comfort when the journey we find ourselves on is not a trip we wanted to make, but one that we must take anyways.
EMERGENCY CARE- This is such a support for the physiological stress of change. If you feel like you are in a high stress transition, consider using this one frequently.
FLOW FREE- You know me, the Flow Free Queen. This one helps to get things rolling, keep things rolling, move stuck energy, or help us to go with the flow of changes in our life.
GOLDENROD- For having spine and staying true to yourself in the face of peer, tribe, or societal judgment or disapproval about your choices.
GRIEF & LOSS- The old life may be all gone, but that doesnâ€™t mean we are done with grieving its loss. This mix supports us to do this necessary grief work for as long as we need to do it.
GROUNDING- Itâ€™s very easy to get disoriented and leave our bodies when we are stressed by change. This one helps us to return to our bodies and know our bodies are the safest and most healing places we could be during transitions (and the rest of the time too).
JOE PYE WEED- Reminds us that we are not alone in our suffering. Change can trigger us to think we have to do everything all by ourselves. This one reminds us to let ourselves and our burdens go into the supportive sea of divinity that permeates all reality.
LARKSPUR- During a change in circumstances, our bodies have a lot to adapt to. If we feel off in some way, like things are misfiring or not quite right, Larkspur offers information to straighten out the energetics so we can keep going without our health derailing. The Angels compare the support of this Essences to the work of a flight controller at an airport.
MUTABILIS ROSE- This Rose radically changes colors as it blooms. It helps us to find a harmonious way to mutate when we must radically change our form or vibration.
NEW BEGINNINGS- When life changes bring in new places, new players, new jobs, or a melding of old and new, this combination helps with the blending process and helps us to adjust to and even welcome the changes.
PHOENIX RISING- For beginning again when an old life situation has completely fallen away, especially helpful when the end of the old situation was fiery, explosive, exhausting, and didnâ€™t seem to leave much but chared remains to build from. This is an extremely restorative Essence in so many situations.
RECOVERY- Expect an eventual blog on this one. It has this incredibly deep healing vibration that makes it useful in a vast array of situations, including when we are recovering from the stress of unexpected or even welcomed changes.
RUSSIAN SAGE- To get our bearings when change dismantles our world and we wonder where the heck we are and where, if anywhere, we need to go. A wonderful emergency road map.
SHE CHANGES: Offered just because you havenâ€™t had enough menopausal products thrust at you!
THE SUNFLOWER SPIRAL- The stress of change can make it hard for us to see who is there to support us. This one helps us to recognize and then get help from the support system that is there.
There, relatively short but sweet!