Integrating our Individual and Collective Shadow with Flower Essences

As more Light floods the planet, by its very nature, this Light illuminates dark places we haven’t been able to see.  After all, that is what light does.  It illuminates the dark.

We are fortunate to have this Light pouring in to illuminate the darkness.  This Light diminishes the dark without our help.  However this time calls us to help the Light by looking at what is being revealed i.e. our own shadows and the collective shadow.  As we look at our individual as well as collective shadow, we transform the planet.  

What do we do as so much darkness comes to light? How can we integrate our individual and collective shadow? How can Flower Essences help? I was very happy when the Angels asked me to write a blog about this topic.  I knew I would learn so much from what the Angels shared.  

First of all, it’s uncomfortable even painful to look at these shadows.  Many people have said to me over the years that the way to handle the dark is to ignore it.  This has been impossible for me to do. People in my life, whether willfully or in ignorance, have acted from their shadow in ways that endangered me and my family.  I learned the hard way that not looking at the dark does not make it go away and only fuels the darkness. 

In contrast, when we look at and bring to light the shadow in ourselves and others, we are much less likely to act from our shadow or fall victim to someone else’s shadow. Ignoring the dark leaves it to flourish and spill out in wildly destructive and damaging ways.  A refusal to look at our shadow or anyone else’s feeds the problem. Looking diminishes the problem.

Looking at our shadow requires us to take inventory of how we really feel, how we really live and what the consequences of our choices really are.  Mercifully there are a number of Flower Essences that help us do this healing work and stay integrated, high in vibration and in the flow of the rising Light.

Many tree Flower Essences including Spruce, Oak (from the Additional Flower Essence list), Cedar, Redwood, Pine and Maple help us when we feel disoriented by what we see in ourselves.  They help us to stay integrated, in balance and in kindness towards ourselves as we see ourselves more clearly.  They offer their vibrational strength and fiber to bolster us to keep going and keep our vibration as high as possible.  All Nature is with us in this pressing work and trees step forward in particular to be our anchors.  Find a tree to help you if you do not have any tree Flower Essences. Or do both!

Shame, loathing and judgement lower our vibration and weaken our energy system without helping us change. Keeping our vibration as high as possible helps us move forward. Crab Apple helps with self loathing, that patriarchal wound that we’re here to be human but only if we do it “perfectly.” Konigin von Danemark Rose helps release shame. A lot of this shame is not ours and regardless of its source, it doesn’t help us heal. Spruce helps when this self inventory has shocked us.  Spruce is also helpful when the light reveals what has been happening in the shadows on a global scale.

Bottle Gentian is another ally in this honest inventory process.  It gives us courage and strength to look at what is actually happening individually and collectively no matter how painful it is to acknowledge.  A part of our Bottle Gentian inventory, one that keeps informing our entire Bottle Gentian inventory, was made in the aftermath of a destructive microburst tornado.  Bottle Gentian offers that level of support to help us stay integrated and strong when we have to look at serious darkness and its destructive fallout in our lives and on our precious planet. Here is a whole blog about Bottle Gentian.

I also like Yellow Water Lily for helping us with the flood of emotions that can come with an honest self inventory.  This beloved reminds us we will ALWAYS be anchored in the divine. It also helps us stay afloat amidst watery emotion.

Flow is very important as we look at our shadow.  We need to process then let it all go. If you’ve read even a handful of my blogs you know what Essence I am going to mention here. Flow Free.  Flowing means letting go AND it also means welcoming in higher vibrations. Transformation not stagnation is the name of the game.  All the Venus Garden Essences help us welcome higher vibrations.  I am also glad we now have a combination remedy called Welcome the Light for this.

When looking at our shadow, we need courage to do what we need to do to move forward in a different way.  Yesterday I got in a silly fight with one of my adult children. Pride wanted to keep me there in the fight nursing my grievance. I could have stayed stuck in “being right” instead of being happy. Fortunately as I spritzed myself with Essences, I saw how ridiculously seriously I was taking myself, and humor busted up the whole situation.  I went back to my daughter to own my piece in the fight and genuinely apologize and also move through the interaction with this bubbling sense of the absurd.  How marvelous to dump the whole thing by taking responsibility while also being kind to all involved including myself. What grace there is in not taking ourselves so seriously.  Thank you Don’t Worry- Bee Happy.  Humor can be the generator that keeps our vibrations up when we take honest inventory of ourselves.

Looking at our collective shadow is a different kettle of fish than a self inventory, but it still may require us to take ownership and see ourselves differently. Right now the growing Light is accelerating a big reveal of planetary players formerly operating in the shadows.  This incoming Light is going to reveal what those in the dark have been doing while we have been diverted from looking or simply counted ourselves out as powerful enough to impact the situation. 

It is very hard to look at how we have been duped by those who have taken advantage of our innocence or distraction to do damage to us and the collective.  Osteospermum helps us with this feeling of betrayal.  It helps us soften the blow of betrayal by helping us know our strength to deal with this betrayal. If we retain our sense of power as we look at what has been happening, then we can act from an empowered place and make changes that may seem small but add up with other people’s changes to make all the difference.

And as with our individual shadow, as we look at the collective shadow, the important thing is to keep our vibration as high as possible in response to what we are seeing.  This is our Way Forward.

Lion’s Ear helps us connect with all those Light beings who want to help us stay strong, empowered and high in vibration while these hidden realities are revealed.  The Lion’s Ear collective of Light workers wants us to experience ourselves as a part of this collective working to bring Light and Healing to our planet.  Individually we may feel low. As a collective we can stay high in vibration as we solve the problems revealed.

Amongst the healers I know or know of, the word on the streets is that this is going to be a bit of a rocky time for us as the Light illuminates much more clearly what exactly has been going on in the dark here on our planet. It’s so important for us to understand we are not alone as we see this darkness more clearly. To Hear the Angels Sing is another old friend for feeling the presence and support of those that are with us. 

I am going to mention one kind of reveal that may take the stage in the months to come; a financial one.  What’s recently happened to the distribution of wealth in this country? While there has been an erosion of the middle class in this country for decades, the transfer of wealth from the poorest to the richest greatly accelerated during the pandemic.  In 2020, workers of the middle class lost $3.7 trillion while billionaires gained $3.9 trillion. Trillion is not a typo.  493 individuals became new billionaires while more than 8 million Americans dropped below the poverty line. So many small businesses closed their doors for good while big data, big media, big tech, big pharma, big food, big everything had record profits.

Who are these billionaires amassing these fortunes? Here’s a sample of some who benefited from the constraints of lockdown. Larry Ellison’s wealth increased by $34 billion in 2020, Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth grew by $35 billion, Google’s Sergey Brin by $41 billion, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos by $86 billion, Bill Gates by $22 billion and Michael Bloomberg by almost $7 billion. 

In considering this, I recall the Angels’ description of money made off the backs of others in an unfair exchange of life energy. They called it excrement explaining this money holds terrible karma ( see my recent blog Money). Nonetheless this shift in who has the money has left the average person on earth more financially precarious than before lockdown. Thank goodness we still can take full ownership of our life force energy and connection to Divinity, the truly valuable things on the table.

How do we bear witness to this kind of robber baron behavior?  How do we avoid taking on the shame of robber barons or avoid getting stuck in a state of rage?  How do we use our energy to bring change? As I worked on this blog, the Angels came back to the same point over and over.   It’s all about us keeping our vibrations high and keeping the sovereignty of our energy systems. 

Keeping our vibration up is incredibly important because when we are in despair, grief or anger we lose our energy.  That’s why it almost doesn’t matter what Flower Essence or other vibrational tool you use if it helps you keep your vibration up. Additionally, higher vibrations leave us more empowered to hang in there and bring change.

Flower Essences I grab for when I am angry or despairing include Outburst and the Sovereignty SetThe Sovereignty Set is so important for so many reasons.  By holding our energy system as a sovereign space, we no longer unknowingly contribute to our resources being taken by others.

Inciting us to fear is one way others disrupt the sovereignty of our energy systems. In the end of 2019 before lockdown, the Angels had us share a gift bottle of Be Fearless with every person that ordered.  Inciting our fears keeps us disempowered, distracted, in a low vibrational state and ripe to be taken advantage of.  I continue to feel Be Fearless and any tools that help us release our fears are incredibly vital.  

The sovereignty of our energy field is a pressing topic.  Early in my life I thought the most important thing in life was for me to be a good girl and do as I was asked, even if it meant throwing my own energy system into a big energy deficit by taking care of too much and too many.   I was raised up to dismiss the health and well being of my energy system in favor of any patriarch who came along and said I owed them my energy. I believed that if I did otherwise I would not be a good person and might be thrown away.

This fear began with a childhood misperception of mine that my younger sister had been sent away, never to be spoken of again, because she cried too much and wasn’t well behaved.  The fact was that she was mental challenged and my parent chose to send her to a facility for mentally challenged individuals.  She became a part of the shadow of our family with me the only one in the family who ever mentioned her existence.  Katy’s disappearance left me believing that me being good was a life or death issue. If I wasn’t good, I too would disappear. So at age four, I took on every bit of family business dumped on me in order to meet family standards of “good.” 

How long it has taken me to lay down this charge and find a different way to be?

 Now I listen to my heart as best I can for guidance about how to use my energy.  It guides me to say no as well as yes.  It offers discernment about how I use my energy, my true wealth.  My heart helps me prevent people with shadowy motives from taking advantage of me. The Mary Rose and Borage are two I love for heart support.  Spiderwort helps with discernment All Ego Contracts Null & Void and Carry Less help us dismantle these old interfering mind ideas that prevent us from following our heart’s impeccable advice.  

In asking the Angels one more time how we can navigate this time of light illuminating the dark, they once again stressed keeping our vibrations high. They reminded me that nature, rest, beautiful music, Flower Essences, laughter, time with beloveds, meditation, movement, whole nourishing foods and so many other things are all helpful.  We know when we do something that takes our vibration down.  We know the ways we can raise our vibrations. We just have to love ourselves enough to follow through with self care.

It’s time to see our own value and take care of ourselves.  Those operating in the dark certainly see our value.  By keeping us paralyzed in fear and feeling badly about ourselves, they have been able to harvest our energy at will.  It’s time to listen to our own hearts and inner guidance and not what “the powers that were” tell us.  We can and will navigate this time and bring immense healing to Earth when each of us, as divine light filled beings, recognize ourselves as such.

As I finished this blog, I said one more time to the Angels, “But what about the robber barons?”  They reinterated two things. First, it is time for humanity to value the wealth within us that isn’t material or financial. Second they noted that we can leave these patriarchs to wallow in their financial manure piles, because as we begin to make heartfelt choices, it will transform the planet until they are simply irrelevant. More importantly, as we live anchored in our hearts, at long last our dear Gaia will be free to express the Love energy which is her true self and destiny. Us too.