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:


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 International 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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