Timely Flower Essences

This is the list of the flower essences mentioned in our recent newsletters that address issues many of us are experiencing during these times of accelerated inner growth and adjustment to a profoundly changed world.

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Index

July 23, 2020 – Feeling a Little Claustrophobic in your Mask?

Try this. Put a few drops of Arizona Sycamore flower essence on your mask. Or mist your mask lightly with the essence in a little water in an atomizer.

Arizona Sycamore is wonderful for when you feel confined or entrapped. It helps you shift to the perspective that certain things that may feel confining are actually supportive.

If you have difficulty wearing your mask, try it!

Cardinal Flower

The flower essence of Cardinal Flower is often used for conscious awareness of sexual energy and how to channel it most effectively in your life. Sexual energy, once aroused, can be consciously channeled into other usable forms of energy and can enliven other endeavors.

The essence is also for cultivating a healthy relationship between the five senses and your mind. Let’s say you see a chocolate cake and think, “Wow, I LOVE chocolate cake. I want to eat the whole thing!” But eating a whole chocolate cake is rarely as fulfilling as you might think.

Cardinal Flower can help you have a healthier balance between the desire provoked by the senses and what you choose to do with it. Perhaps, in the cake example, it could result in the thought, “I think I will have just one piece of cake.”

Pencil Cholla Cactus

Do you feel that you start out after something and then lose your way? How did you get here when you were headed there?

Pencil Cholla Cactus helps us find our way back to the path of the soul. Often we feel that everything in our lives is going well. We are following a great path. Then, something happens and we discover that we seem to have lost our way. We may feel that we are no longer on the path that felt so right previously. What happened? Have we lost our way? Were we distracted by something?
This essence helps us find our direction by invoking our higher power to show us the way. It shows us that it is through surrendering to Divine will that we are ultimately able to get back on our path. By asking for support from our higher self, we can find our way through the maze of life experiences. Quite often we say that we are willing to surrender our personal will to our higher self. Yet a short time later we insist upon things being the way that we want them. Pencil Cholla Cactus can bring us the patience to surrender repeatedly until we’ve found the way of our soul.

The Alchemy of the Desert – Fourth Edition, page 218

Thurber’s Gilia

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Who hasn’t felt lately like things are never going to get better? Thurber’s Gilia flower essence is one of our main essences for fear. It is especially for the fear that you may never emerge from a situation that is limiting you.

We are all tired of the limitations that the pandemic has imposed upon us. Yet here we are and things are not going to change very soon. How can you find freedom within your new normal? Thurber’s Gilia can help you feel more comfortable in this limbo state where the old is no longer valid and the new has not yet been born.

Golden Star Anchor Formula

Once again the angelic realm is sending support for us. Golden Star Anchor Formula flower essence is from the Angelic Awareness Kit of flower essences.

The Golden Star ever above you could also be termed God, home, the Oneness. This essence brings in that Golden Light, sending it throughout your body and anchors it in your toes. It’s effect is very grounding and stabilizing.

This flower essence can empower you to find a way to view the situations in your life in a positive way so that you do not feel victimized by what has unfolded. The essence helps if you feel inwardly scattered or fragmented, which tempts you to attempt to overly control things.

July 3, 2020 – Choosing the Positive

Arroyo Willow

One universal truth is that we cannot control what will happen, but we can control how we respond to it. Arroyo Willow flower essence helps if you create a negative reality and then blame everything outside you, often feeling bitterness and resentfulness for what has transpired to ruin your life.

This flower essence can empower you to find a way to view the situations in your life in a positive way so that you do not feel victimized by what has unfolded. The essence helps if you feel inwardly scattered or fragmented, which tempts you to attempt to overly control things.

Arroyo Willow can help you have more flexibility as you define what is happening. It helps you create the most uplifting interpretation of reality possible, which is what you can control.

Sonoran Rainbow Cactus

When you take life too seriously and plan for what might go wrong in the future, life becomes very dry and meaningless. You give too much power to your mind to run amok and solve problems that don’t exist. A tremendous amount of energy can be spent on “What if?”

Sonoran Rainbow Cactus is emotionally soothing and calming and can help you BE the joy and fun that is possible in the moment. This flower essence helps you give up emotions to your heart center to be transmuted. It also helps you adjust to a greater intensity of energy, knowing that there is perfection in every moment, whether or not you can see it now.

Silverleaf Nightshade

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Silverleaf Nightshade is a powerful flower essence for cutting ties to people that leave you feeling powerless. It usually indicates that there is an underlying fear of owning your own power.

Your own power is a conscious sense of your personal will and an understanding of how you want to use it, separate from the way in which others may want you to express it. To own your own power means to be conscious of what you want and to express it to others when appropriate.

One person who took the essence said, “Immediately I felt self-assured, a sense of fearlessness, courageousness.” He realized that he had to go ahead and do what felt right to him, regardless of how he thought others would react. His fear that his mother would die if he went ahead with his life plans melted away and the thing that had held him back for years from following his passion was released.

Group Initiation Formula

From the Angelic Awareness Kit, the Group Initiation flower essence formula is a sacred merger into Oneness with the angelic realm. It helps us see the angelic presence in others and work together to for the highest good of all. Anchoring this awareness on the earth at this time is timely and blessed.

June 20, 2020 – Summer Solstice and Solar Eclipse

Happy Solstice! Happy summer for those above the equator and happy winter for those in the southern hemisphere! We hope you and your loved ones are well and staying safe.

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus was indicated as the flower essence of the year 2020, and the desert devas are encouraging us to remember it now. In the midst of change and chaos, it is helpful to be able to have clarity and focus on what we want, rather than be pulled about and lose the ability to focus on what is important to you.

Are you able to clearly see where you want to focus each day? Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus can help clear out the mind’s clutter and settle it down. It also can help if you are expending your energy in inappropriate directions or indiscriminately. The essence can help you stay focused on what is important to you.

Palmer Amaranth

A grounding essence, Palmer Amaranth keeps bringing you back to center. It is a flower essence that helps enhance insights and helps you see beyond the surface of things. An awakening flower essence, it supports you in seeing what truly nourishes you at a deep level, whether that means nutritionally, mentally, spiritually, or emotionally.

If you tend to busy yourself with inessential things, Palmer Amaranth can help you settle into learning what is really important to you.

Mala Mujer

This plant is easily recognizable as a vegetative incarnation of a woman’s negative expression. Just as the plant covers itself with poisonous spines, so do women protect their vulnerable natures by nastiness and bitchiness at times. Just as women need to come together to support each other, so too does Mala Mujer grow in colonies.
At the root of the Mala Mujer patterns is a deep fear of your shortcomings and inadequacies. When you are overwhelmed, you may express your feminine energy in a negative way. You may be bitchy or put up a nasty or shrewish front in order to protect yourself and your vulnerability.

Mala Mujer can help you transform the expression of your feminine qualities as it supports you in feeling good with them. Instead of trying to hide them, it helps you accept them and honor them.

3rd House – 9th House Formula

From the Plants & Planets Kit, the 3rd House-9th House Formula can help with an important part of perception. The 3rd House represents your automatic thinking, the patterns of perceiving things from mundane existence. The 9th House is the capacity to allow a higher perspective inform the events of your life. Whether you need support from the mundane level or from your ability to see a higher meaning in your life, this flower essence can help.

June 5, 2020 – What Are You Feeling?

Emotional Awareness Formula

What are you feeling? Are you confused as to what is coming up as you deal with the myriad of changes and chaos in the world? Emotional Awareness Formula can help you clearly identify what you feel so you can process and release it.

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Oregon Grape

Fear of others’ emotional hostility is more common than you might think. When you see others as hostile, it could be reflecting something that is going on inside you. Self-judgement and self-criticism can keep you in an inner riot of negativity. Oregon Grape flower essence helps you radiate self-love and acceptance to all levels of your being. It teaches you to trust yourself and see your own inner perfection.

Thistle

Your connection with your spiritual reality is key in helping you through confusing times.

Some of us may originally have ideas that ultimately conflict with our understanding of our spiritual reality. Thistle helps us move beyond limiting preconceptions to experience a sense of inner connection and spiritual understanding. The essence can support you in feeling a deep sense of safety and security in your inner spiritual relationship.

Golden Star Anchor Formula

Working with the Angelic Realm is not just an idea, it can be a reality if you wish. In these times of rapid change and constant upheaval, we can anchor the consciousness of Oneness to help personal and collective awareness. Golden Star Anchor flower essence formula brings in angelic support and anchors it in your physical body.

May 22, 2020 – How to Be Safe Going Out

What do we need in order to be safe as partial opening of the quarantine happens? I think that logical precautions are important. Are you in a higher risk category? Do you have family members that are at high risk of having complications if they get sick with Covid-19? Do you need to foray out into the world or can your errand be done online? Will you be outside with plenty of space around you or in a closed environment without enough distancing from other people? These and more questions are important to answer before you throw caution to the wind.

I think that a combination of good logical precautions married with listening to your intuition are a dynamic combination that can keep you safe.

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus, which is the Essence of the Year 2020, is wonderful to help you pay attention to the information that you need to take rational steps to keep yourself safe. It helps you focus your energy on that which is most important and keep you from getting side-tracked onto that which is not.

Queen of the Night Cactus

But equally important is the information that comes from your intuition. Every time I consider going out I ask myself, “Is this appointment/grocery trip/foray out/ safe for me to do? Will I be safe from Covid-19?” I have been surprised sometimes at the answer. But most importantly, listening to your intuition is a continuous process that requires that you be present and aware of yourself and of your surroundings and adjust your behavior as conditions change.

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One of the most important lessons that the desert here in Arizona has taught me is that safety requires being present and cultivating a here-now awarenesses of myself and of my surroundings. Safely moving around in the desert environment, with prickly plants, poisonous snakes, scorpions, extreme heat, and lack of water and shelter, is somewhat similar to safely moving around during a pandemic.

A great flower essence that helps you listen to your intuition and learn to trust it is Queen of the Night Cactus. This flower essence can help if you are too stuck in your head and either not asking for or listening to your intuition, which can bring information that your mind does not, and cannot have.

Spanish Bayonet Yucca

Spanish Bayonet Yucca is one of the desert essences for fear. It helps if we have fear in facing a challenge, and going out during a pandemic fits that description.

Fear can keep us from making decisions as we face challenges. How often do we falter in making decisions because we doubt ourselves? Just as the sword-like leaves of Spanish Bayonet Yucca pull our focus into the center of the plant, so too does the flower essence help pull together three important qualities within us. They are: courage; intention; and our personal will.
Courage comes from within ourselves. Courage is simply the judgment that something else is more important than fear. Perhaps that is the real decision to be made when we are indecisive.

Spanish Bayonet Yucca helps you let your hesitations and fears fall way so you can have resolute clarity of your intention. It supports you in aligning your will, your courage and the power to take action.

May 7, 2020 – Sweets, Vulnerability, Communication, Relationships

Hairy Larkspur

Are you finding yourself with great cravings for sweets lately? You are not alone as many are acting out addictions to sweets or carbohydrates.

Often, Hairy Larkspur flower essence comes up for those who were rewarded as children with sweets when something upsetting happened. You may equate sweets with emotional comfort. Hairy Larkspur helps you untangle your association between sweets and self-nurturance.

If you find you are avoiding looking inside yourself because you feel you are not worthy, this is the flower essence to use. It helps you see how beautiful you are. If you feel locked into something uncomfortable, the essence helps transcend you represent perspective.

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus

Feeling vulnerable? Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus is excellent for finding how vulnerability is a strength, rather than a liability. The more open you are, the closer you are to the Creator.

Fishhook Cactus

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Being closely together can bring discomfort when you feel you need to say something but you fear the other person’s response.

Fishhook Cactus flower essence helps you if you think you know the other person will react unfavorably. It supports you if you fear losing love or the other person’s respect if you say what you really want to. A wonderful flower essence for all issues of communication.

Venus Cycles Formula

Are relationships a challenge at this time? Venus represents the force of love that holds things together, that creates voluntary bonds that can endure.

The Venus Cycles Formula can help you find the harmony that can be reestablished and the foundation for stability. When we are stressed out, instead of taking it out on others, this formula can help you find what binds you together. The formula can also help you to feel and experience your connectedness to the collective and celebrate your contribution in consciousness.

Wherever Venus operates, one can clearly see the harmony produced by something in accordance with nature and itself.

Robert Hand, Horoscope Symbols

April 19, 2020 – What You Focus on Expands

Arroyo Willow

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Arroyo Willow flower essence helps you if you are creating a negative reality and then blaming outside forces for it. It can also be indicated if you feel bitterness for what life has done to you.

Things are changing. If you spend your time blaming everything outside, you miss the chance to take advantage of this time as an incubator for future reality. It helps you let go of victim-consciousness and take responsibility for creating a reality that is flexible and uplifting.

What you focus on expands. Arroyo Willow supports you in allowing your mind a flexible outlook. You can garner your strength and focus on what this time affords you.

Palmer Amaranth

Palmer Amaranth, the Flower Essence of the Year 2019, can help you focus on whatever is most essential. It is great if you are engaged in things that are not essential to you.

It is great for those who can’t find what truly nurtures them, whether it is related to the food you choose, or the activities in which you engage. It helps awaken an aspect of consciousness and brings you to a grounded and centered state of being so you can understand how to nourish the roots of your being. The essence is very centering and grounding as it helps you find what is essential.

Water Element Formula

Water rules the feelings, sensitivity, empathy, and inward looking. The Water Element Formula is a great flower essence for helping you balance feelings of empathy that leave you feeling helpless. Having empathy and silent prayerful support for others is a gift to the collective. But if it leaves you feeling helpless, this flower essence can help.

When the water element is in balance, you can feel that you are an important part of collective support for others, whether they are dealing personally with COVID-19 or are providing healthcare support for others. We all have an important role. The Water Element Formula can help you understand yours.

The water element is also the ruler of fear. When it is out of balance you can have difficulty managing fear and you may believe whatever you mind thinks. When in balance, you can manage your fears by looking squarely at them and seeing that they are not true in the here and now.

April 10, 2020 — Bringing out the Best in Us

MANifesting the Inner King Formula

The COVID-19 pandemic is bringing out the best and the worst in us. Once we embrace the tremendous changes the pandemic has brought, how can we continue to assert the best within us?

This is where MANifesting the Inner King Formula can help. The archetypal inner king is the force within you that empowers the qualities of dignity, order, justice, generosity, confidence, love, and respect. It is the part of you that draws upon these inner qualities as the foundations of your decisions.

The king is the part of us that gives us the courage to claim our position in life and be everything we can be for the common good of all. He does not act only from his own personal needs but bases his choices on whatever will support the entire kingdom.

At this time, staying at home is a heroic deed. It is what supports the good of all of the community. Never doubt that your actions are affecting everyone. MANifesting the Inner King Formula can help you find greater meaning in your actions and peaceful purpose in letting go of “doing” and instead, being a force for the peaceful flow of life.

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus

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Many people feel vulnerable right now, but vulnerability does not equal weakness. You may feel that there is something else you need in order to be OK, but Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus helps you find that because you exist, there is a deep core of strength in each moment that always supports you. What are you vulnerable to? When you feel that way you are closer to the Creator than ever. This flower essence is excellent for helping you find the power and strength in vulnerability.

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus helps you recognize that whatever you are, whatever you have in any given moment is all that you need. It supports you in knowing that you don’t need anything else in order to simply be. It is the feeling of being in the flow of destiny and in alignment with the Universe.

Making & Honoring Boundaries Formula

For those who are spending more, and closer, time together than usual, Making & Honoring Boundaries Formula can help you understand your needs and appropriately make the boundaries you need in order to get them met. It is also for helping you focus on your own self-care so you can be better available to others when appropriate.

Cardon Cactus

Cardon Cactus flower essence can help us with a very human tendency. It is for when you see the dark side of yourself and project it onto someone else. The flower essence can help you own your inner shadow or dark side and make friends with it. When you recognize dark things in others, you can ask what it is showing you about yourself.

In the darkness Cardon Cactus blooms. In our own darkness we can bloom as well.

April 2, 2020 – Peace in Times of Change

Candy Barrel Cactus

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Candy Barrel Cactus is a flower essence that can help you with a level of inner anxiety that you might not even be aware of until it is gone.

All of the flower essences from the Barrel Cactus Family allow you to be in touch with deep inner peace, a state of being that is natural once you can look beyond the effects of worldly concerns. However, many of us have been raised in dysfunctional families or situations in which peace was the exception, rather than the rule, and you may be more aware of a level of anxiety that had been a low-grade background to your daily life.

Whether you are experiencing an anxiety that has been with you for some time, or whether it is a new inner state, Candy Barrel Cactus can help you find where peace resides in your core. In this moment, in this breath, there is simply peace.

Candy Barrel Cactus has revealed that it is a great flower essence for those who have lived with post-traumatic stress disorder caused by their upbringing. So many who grew up in dysfunctional families live with a level of anxiety that seems normal, until it doesn’t.
Candy Barrel Cactus flower essence helps those who have underlying anxiety. It is great for those who are poised, waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s as if they are are always on guard, constantly waiting for the next difficulty or trouble to appear.
The essence promotes mental clarity and emotional stillness, alleviating inner stress that has no apparent cause. It creates a greater foundation for living without the sense of impending doom.

Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer, Email Updates, December 2018

Candy Barrel Cactus also helps you find that everything you need, all abilities and creativity, resides within you. It helps open the inner doors to capabilities and instincts that you didn’t know you had. It is empowering through peace.
If you seek peace, calm, patience, and stability, Candy Barrel Cactus is an essence to choose.

Celebration of Abundance Formula

With all of the changes that have happened and are still unfolding, many of us wonder if we will get through these times intact. There is so much that is changing that it is easy to get into a perception of lack and limitation. Celebration of Abundance Formula is great to keep you in a state of being to attract the grace of abundance. When you focus on what you have and are grateful for, that attracts abundance to you. What you focus on expands.

Crownbeard

If you are experiencing the world as hostile or unsupportive, Crownbeard can help.

This essence can help us connect with a faith and love for humanity. A timely essence, it can show us how to simultaneously be aware of the seriousness of the world situation and still find the joy in remembering the best in man […] When we feel a sense of defeat with world situations, Crownbeard helps pull us out of a depressed view and find faith and joy in being. This essence encourages positive interaction and relatedness to the environment and the world and can bring us out of a fatalistic view. […] We see that, when viewed from a greater perspective, things are perfect the way they are, even if they don’t appear so immediately.

March 19, 2020 – Adapting to a New Reality

Sacred Datura

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Sacred Datura has been constantly in my mind over the past week. This essence is a blessing when your daily reality becomes obsolete. It helps you let go of your ideas about how things should be and helps you accept the new reality of what IS. It is a great support for helping dissolve your illusions or beliefs about reality. It supports courage for letting go of the familiar and what has helped you feel secure.

Once you can embrace the new, you are left with an empty space where the old once existed. What comes next? We need to become comfortable in the limbo state that exists before we can become established in a new reality. Sacred Datura helps you be comfortable in not knowing. It brings a flexibility that being in limbo requires.

The essence is also excellent for helping us find expanded vision, to push the envelope of our minds and see what is beyond. Many folks have admitted having a fear that they were going crazy, or a fear of insanity, during times when this essence was indicated. Their feedback has been that Sacred Datura helped them not only embrace the changes, but accept that they did not know what would come next. It has also helped folks dare to dream, to imagine, and to vision what could be. It helps us to a vision that retreats inward or a vision that penetrates the world, uniting inner and outer.

Crisis-Desert Emergency Formula

If ever there was a crisis, this is it. We are called to be grounded and centered in the midst of chaos and rapid change. The more centered you can remain, the easier it is to listen to your inner voice which guides and directs you. It is centering, calming, and a wonderfully anti-anxiety. You can use Crisis-Desert Emergency Formula continuously throughout the day by putting seven drops in a water bottle and sipping it whenever you feel you need support.

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus

Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus is the Essence of the Year for 2020. This essence is telling us that we need to focus our attention where it really matters and have a clear vision of where you want to go as an individual and as a caring member of a community. It can have a calming effect on the mind when it faces chaos by helping you focus, and also by helping you discern between what is the best way to spend your time and energy and what is not.

Fairy Duster

Fairy Duster is excellent for when you have been overstimulated and your nervous system is having difficulty keeping up with all of the input from the news. Its soothing effects helps to gentle down your nervous system so your body, mind, and spirit can renew and replenish.