Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: magenta/pink


Flower Essence Description

For those who experience a lack of trust or faith in their spiritual connection, Thistle helps us let down our defensiveness and recognize grace in our lives.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • making and honoring your own boundaries through accessing deep inner faith
  • feeling connected to people and spirit simultaneously
  • gentle strength
  • fosters deep faith and trust in spirit
  • heart-centered
  • knowing that it is alright to withdraw at times when it is necessary
  • self-forgiveness
  • enhances a sense of respect for who you are and what you need
  • connecting strongly and surely to spirit
  • clarity and focus especially to the spiritual realm

Patterns of Imbalance

  • keeping others at a distance
  • being defensive
  • being stuck inside your defenses
  • being over-protective
  • disconnected from others; distrust in spirit
  • feeling guilty for withdrawing in order to take care of yourself
  • lack of trust or faith in your spiritual connection

How to use and related questions


Thistle is related to the following keywords:

alienationclaritydefensivedistantdistrustfaithgentleguiltheartrelationshipself-nurturancestucktrustwithdrawalforgivenessrealignHigher Powerspiritual connectionspiritual wholeness


Thistle is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:


Thistle 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.

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