Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus

Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: yellow/orange


Flower Essence Description

With Spineless Prickly Pear, we discover that all we need for survival is contained within us and that we don’t need anything outside of us to Be. We find strength in vulnerability.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • feeling deep strength in vulnerability
  • recognition that whatever IS at a given moment IS your existence
  • knowing that “I don’t need anything outside of myself to BE”
  • fostering an extremely deep sense of power that knows its purpose
  • helps bring a great sense of “I AM”

Patterns of Imbalance

  • trying too hard at something
  • feeling a sense of lack or of needing something else so that you can handle life and life’s situations
  • fear of vulnerability

How to use and related questions


Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus is related to the following keywords:

compulsivelackfeargratitudeincompleteneedypurposereceptivesensitivevulnerableprocrastinationhomecareerstrengthpowerlessdisappointeddiscontentcontentmentgreedpleasurecravingsenvypossessiveholocaust survivorI AMtrying to


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

The Core Issue: Insecurity
For those who cover their insecurity by insisting on approaching all problems or challenges the same way; supports you to find strength in vulnerability.
Using Flower Essences with Pets and Other Animals
For apprehensive, fearful or distrustful animals, especially during or after a move to a new home.
The Core Issue: Pleasure
for the fear of vulnerability and receiving pleasure
The Core Issue: Procrastination
The feeling that you lack something essential causes procrastination.
The Core Issue: Sensitivity
Sensitivity may leave us feeling vulnerable. Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus helps us know one of life's greatest paradoxes, that vulnerability is actually a strength. It is only through being vul-nerable that we can allow universal energy to shape and form us.
The Core Issue: Recovery from Traumatic Experiences
feeling vulnerable or powerless


Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus is included in the following practitioner kits:

Applied Physiology Kit

This kit is a set if thirty selected flower essences that form an integral part of the healing program pioneered by Richard Utt, founder of the Institute of Applied Physiology.

Flower Card Kit

A selection of seventy-eight of our individual flower essences that correspond to the set of seventy-eight flower cards.

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 – Second Edition.

More information

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