Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: red


Flower Essence Description

If we have subconscious or unexpressed feelings that erupt in uncontrolled ways, Ocotillo gives insight into and acceptance of our emotions without feeling victimized by them.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • responding rather than reacting to emotionally charged events
  • insight into and acceptance of emotions
  • shielding and protection
  • trust in the knowledge that we are unconditionally loved, protected and guided
  • soothing, calming and grounding
  • in touch with unconditional loving support
  • able to feel emotions and not be victimized by them
  • finding a deep sense of security and acceptance within yourself
  • allowing actions to spring from love and not obligation
  • being able to respond to situations rather than reactive

Patterns of Imbalance

  • subconscious or unexpressed feelings that erupt in uncontrolled ways
  • emotionally reactive
  • insecure
  • feeling victimized by your emotions

How to use and related questions


Ocotillo is related to the following keywords:

acceptancecompulsivedefensiveeruptinsecurityirresponsiblejealousneedyobligatedoverreactreactiverespondresponsiblesecuritysubconscioustransmutationtrustvictimfearnon-reactiveserviceadolescencepowerlessselflessemotional expression


Ocotillo is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:


Ocotillo 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 International Institute of Applied Physiology in Tucson, Arizona.

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