Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: magenta


Flower Essence Description

Cane Cholla Cactus helps us leap to a new perspective when we struggle with an issue and insist upon defining it in such a way as to block its resolution.

Harmonizing Qualities

Patterns of Imbalance

How to use and related questions


Cane Cholla Cactus is related to the following keywords:

defeatismdefensivedualityeffortingempoweringimpasseintegrationjoynegativityperspectivepessimismpretensereleaseresolutionrigiditysolutionstruggleunderstandingobstaclesimaginationresistanceassumptionsflexibilityattitudinal shiftlet go


Cane Cholla Cactus is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:

The Core Issue: "All or Nothing" Thinking
tendency to automatically see events as all bad, as difficult problems
The Core Issue: Overcoming Obstacles
defining a situation as a problem, thus blocking other ways of perceiving that bring resolution
The Core Issue: Opportunity
close-mindedness or thinking that is set in a rut
Using Flower Essences with Pets and Other Animals
For overly defensive behavior, it helps pets have a new perspective of a situation.


Cane Cholla Cactus is part of the following series or practitioner kits:

Individual Essences Kit

This kit contains our full line of 119 individual flower essences, all of which are described in depth in The Alchemy of the Desert – Fourth Edition.

Applied Physiology Kit

This kit is a set of 30 selected Desert Alchemy® flower essences that form an integral part of the healing program pioneered by Richard Utt, founder of the original Institute of Applied Physiology in Tucson, Arizona.

More information

The above information is an excerpt of the book The Alchemy of the Desert - Fourth Edition by Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer. Please refer to that book for in-depth information about this flower essence.

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