An exploration of flower essences that
offer solutions to the challanges of revitalization.
- to bring new and more vigorous life to something
- to give a new and higher spiritual nature to
- the act or process of renewal or re-growth
How much attention do you give to regeneration? In summer, it’s acceptable, and even expected, to take time off. We take holidays to get away from the usual obligations of work and school. But do you always have to get away from your daily routine to renew yourself, or is it possible to revitalize yourself in the midst of daily activity?
When we take the time to regenerate, we breathe new life and inspiration into existence. We become open to new possibilities, new ideas, and new ways of perceiving things. While routine and discipline are important for creating stability and a feeling of security, we need to shake ourselves out of sameness from time to time so we can feel refreshed.
Creativity springs from a refreshed state of being. The word regenerate comes from the Latin word regenerare and means to create again. When we rejuvenate, we birth a new awareness. We rest and revivify. We find new aspects of ourselves and take new directions in life.
What creates the need for regeneration? Obviously when we expend energy in any way, we create a need to replenish it. Living “in the head” or having an excessively mental focus drains energy. Always living on a schedule with little time for spontaneous change can be tiring. When we have a perfectionistic approach to things or an intense drive to accomplish things, we create the need to revitalize.
You need renewal when what you are doing with your time no longer juices you up and inspires you. In the midst of a transformational experience or a transition when a lot of change is in the works you can feel deprived of vitality. During times of intense emotional experiences, or while healing from them, you can feel wasted. After surgery or other medical procedures you need recovery. After travel or a long trip you may feel used up.
How can flower essences help you easily recognize your need for regeneration and support you in making it happen?
Regeneration Through Sensuality
If you have a tendency to approach things from a very mental perspective, you may be detached from your body and senses. Living in this way for extended periods can create a level of stress that is important to unload. This stress can leave you emotionally needy and physically deprived.
Damiana flower essence can help you reconnect with your body and your sensuality. Sensuality is not about sex, but about receiving information from your five senses. When is the last time you really noticed the beautiful scent of a flowering plant in your yard? Or enjoyed the soothing feeling of a soft towel after a shower? Your senses can bring rewarding input that releases stress and feeds you emotionally and physically. When the emotions and physical body are acknowledged, life becomes multidimensional. Damiana can help you reconnect with your senses, which are an important information source.
If you were shamed as a child for your sensual explorations, Damiana flower essence can heal and transform those feelings.
Damiana also relaxes and restores the radiant fullness of energy present when your emotional needs are acknowledged. The emotional-sensate experience of life can bring you great inspiration.
The Clutter of Accomplishment
One tendency that can create a need for regeneration is the feeling of being driven, like you just have to complete tasks and everything has to be done perfectly. This attitude leaves us with the sense that the world is a harsh and demanding place.
As we participate in our daily events, we can tend to get caught up in the rush and clutter of accomplishment. There is so much going on, so much abundance, in our lives that we can feel overwhelmed. Desert Willow can help us feel more “in the flow” of life. It can help us see that the world is not a harsh place but rather a place of great opportunity.
Being in the flow of life means we interact in life without an incessant inner pushing to accomplish things. If you have perfectionistic tendencies that push you into focusing on efforting and getting things right, Desert Willow flower essence can bring a feeling of respite. It soothes your focus from rigidly or harshly pushing yourself, encouraging you to move into a perspective of flexible ease.
Regeneration in the Midst of Action
Many of us fill our time doing so many things that we are not aware of our inner state of being. There are times when we must be engaged with many activities. Life demands it. Yet sometimes we fill our time with incessant action to escape looking within. This is so prevalent in our society that it is rewarded in many arenas of life.
Many jobs reward the employee who stays late and over-accomplishes. The overachievers in school are rewarded with higher grades. A mother who works, cares for her family, volunteers for different causes and also has a hobby is considered a normal woman. A man with a full-time job, a great interest in attending sports games, who spends his weekends with the up-keep of his home and land, and has a part-time hobby of rebuilding cars is not unusual. Where do we find the time to regenerate?
It is possible to experience regeneration in the midst of action. Integrating Being & Doing Formula is the flower essence to use to help us experience this precious awareness. Using this flower essence can support you in keeping a sense of self as you focus simultaneously on the action required. It enhances the sense of self-care and awareness as you move throughout your day. When you need to stop, you know it and are more likely to heed the cue. Rather than pushing to get just one more thing done, you may find yourself choosing well-being over accomplishment.
When we are in a self-regenerating state of being, accomplishment takes place with less effort. If you have to stop now because it will be more self-supportive, when you come back to complete the task later, you can do it with less effort and struggle.
Integrating Being & Doing Formula is excellent for recovering from workaholism and those with a doing addiction. Filling all of our time with work or doing leaves little time for self-awareness, self-care, and self-reflection. This flower essence helps us experience all of those important qualities in the midst of activity so we can find the appropriate balance.
The Source of Regeneration
There are times when we become discontented with life. Perhaps what we have been doing is no longer fulfilling. Or maybe what we seem to be manifesting is not congruent with our inner desires for life.
Fortunately, you have all the resources within you to effect a change. Even if you think that what you want is not possible, the ReSourcerer of ReCreation Formula can inspire self-empowerment to make a change. This flower essence helps you know that anything is possible if you get in touch with Source energy and team up with it to revitalize yourself.
This is re-creation: taking the material of what we are and adding our own inspiration and will. At creation, we receive the raw materials. At re-creation, we use them in a new way, adding our conscious connectedness with God or the Universe to create what we want, just as a silkworm re-creates, from its own resources, a butterfly.
The formula can dissolve the boundaries of what we think is possible, helping us expand our sense of limitation and time. As we touch the pure essence of creative possibility within, we master our natural ability to be what we want to be and create what we want to create.
Transitions and Transformational Regeneration
It can be challenging to regenerate while in the midst of a transition or transformational process. When so much change is happening in your life, it is not easy to rest easy.
The Transitions Formula can help you relax into the process so that you can go more easily with the flow of the changes that are happening. A great amount of stress is created when we resist changes, and it is usually inevitable that some part of you will resist, even if you want the ultimate change.
The Transitions Formula is the essence to use to help you relax into the process of the transition and see it as a process that had a beginning and will certainly have an conclusion. For all phases of a transformational process or a transition, this flower essence is unparalleled.
One important aspect of regeneration is through organization. Whether there are things in your physical environment that are chaotic, or if you have been through a transformational time where your inner being feels as if it has been torn up, Staghorn Cholla Cactus flower essence can provide important support.
This flower essence is excellent to help you pull yourself back together after a transition or transformational experience. What is particularly nice about it is that it helps you come together in a fashion that supports your soul needs.
After going through all the upheaval of a transformative experience it would be a shame if you came back together in the same way you were before the experience. That is precisely what the mind attempts to do: go back to the old ways, even if you know better. Staghorn Cholla Cactus supports you in coming back together according to your essential nature and design. It helps you regenerate and reintegrate according to how you need to be in the present.
I have often found that Staghorn Cholla Cactus provides a timely softening when you are ready to be remodeled by the universe into something new. It provides a feeling of safety and security as this process takes place. It is indicated when you are ready to accept more expanded applications of our innate resources and capabilities.
The essence is also helpful if you need to create order in your physical environment. Many folks have used it when they move, helping them create order out of the chaos of moving boxes. Some of us have a difficult time with knowing how to begin the process of putting things in order. Staghorn Cholla cactus has proved to be a great support with providing inner guidance with the process.
Whether it is inner re-ordering or outer order you need, Staghorn Cholla Cactus is unparalleled for enhancing regeneration through organization.
Regeneration is important after a period of stress, after surgery, or after travel. Woven Spine Pineapple Cactus is the essence to use for regeneration of the physical body after any type of activity that creates stress. Just as this plant regenerates itself after the cold winter threatens it with freezing temperatures, so you can regenerate your physical body by providing it with proper rest, nutrition or exercise.
It helps you focus on providing yourself with the activities that support regeneration, such as adequate sleep, appropriate rest periods, proper food, and taking time out. It helps you readjust your attention to the things that fortify and build you back up.
This flower essence helps regeneration take place in a thorough way. It is excellent to use after surgery or other invasive medical procedures. It can help you recover from jet lag. It is also very helpful after prolonged stressful events that leave you depleted.
Selecting the Most Appropriate Flower Essences
Not every flower essence mentioned above will be appropriate for every person’s specific needs. The process itself of exploring and contemplating how you perceive regeneration is important. It is the foundation for successfully selecting the most beneficial flower essences. Usually, careful self-examination can clearly show you which of the above flower essences are most appropriate for your particular needs.
Though you can use more than one flower essence together, you probably will not need to use all of the ones mentioned here. After contemplating your relationship to this issue, select the flower essences that apply for you, or use an intuitive method to select among them. (For more information on how to do this, see The Art & Technique of Using Flower Essences.) A general guideline is to use four drops at a time, four times a day, in water. However, it is fine to follow your intuition and use them as often as you like. Most people find that they tend to use them more often in the beginning and less often towards the end of the cycle. Unless otherwise indicated, a cycle is usually two to four weeks. [more]
For information on how to clearly evaluate the effects of the essences you have used, see The Art & Technique of Using Flower Essences.
Recommended Flower Essences
- stress from too much focus with the mind; denial of the body and sensuality may lead to emotional neediness
- Desert Willow
- for a sense of being driven, of rush, of clutter
- Integrating Being & Doing Formula
- for workaholics or those who “do” to escape being present with themselves, it helps you find the balance of stillness within action: being while doing
- ReSourcerer of ReCreation Formula
- helps activate the principle of renewal within us so we recognize that we have all the resources we need to re-create ourselves with fun and joy
- Staghorn Cholla Cactus
- feeling disoriented or “disordered” in yourself, especially following a period of change or upheaval
- Transitions Formula
- for support in experiencing regeneration in the midst of any transition or transformational experience
- Woven Spine Pineapple Cactus
- feeling overburdened, tired way down deep inside; jet lag; exhaustion; recovery from medical procedures