Prickly Pear Cactus

Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: yellow


Flower Essence Description

The key word is adaptability. Its qualities help us surrender to the flow of life’s events. It is excellent for culture shock.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • inner calm through surrender to what IS
  • accessing the great strength that comes from surrendering to the flow of life and life’s events
  • adaptability
  • remaining committed to what you know is right
  • key word is adaptability

Patterns of Imbalance

  • rigid and tightly held in check
  • pushing to make things happen
  • wanting to control the timing of events and situations
  • toying with giving up something you know is right for you
  • giving in to something you really know is not right for you

How to use and related questions


Prickly Pear Cactus is related to the following keywords:

adaptabilitycalmchangecommitmentcontrolpushingrigiditysurrendertighttimetrustbabiesculture shockgiving uppersonal willtrying to


Prickly Pear Cactus is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:

Seven Flower Essences for Babies
difficulty sleeping because of a new or strange environment or people (with Fairy Duster and Remembering Starry Origins Formula)
Using Flower Essences with Pets and Other Animals
To help an animal adapt to a new environment or adjust to a new situation.
The Core Issue: Travel Concerns
adaptability; culture shock; difficulty adapting to a different environment or different ways of doing things; being too adapted to new environments; not wanting to return home (used together with Remembering Starry Origins Formula); difficulty adapting to home (used together with Remembering Starry Origins Formula)


Prickly Pear 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.

Travel Kit

Kit with 7 flower essences for common travel concerns. Includes a travel-size atomizer.

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