Essence Type: Individual Flower Essence
Flower Color: yellow


Flower Essence Description

Whitethorn helps us be more gentle with ourselves. It brings a sense of optimistic freshness and helps our thinking to move in new, innovative directions. It helps release us from succumbing to old patterns and habits, especially if we have continued to act them out after initially recognizing them. It is useful for calming adrenaline excess.

Harmonizing Qualities

  • unloading preconceived ideas in order to allow creative flow
  • drawing you back to center and calmness
  • bringing a sense of newness and optimistic freshness
  • “be more gentle with yourself”
  • helps you sort out what is most important in a situation or life circumstance
  • helps your thinking move in new, innovative directions
  • inventiveness

Patterns of Imbalance

  • feeling driven and exhausted
  • making things difficult for yourself
  • feeling overextended, overexcited, overcommitted, trying real hard, burn-out, nervous tension
  • succumbing to old patterns, habits or situations even though you recognize that they are no longer appropriate
  • feeling muddled, stuck, or tangled up in a situation

How to use and related questions


Whitethorn is related to the following keywords:

addictionburdenedburn-outcenteredclaritycompulsivedepleteddrivenexcitabilityexhaustedgentlehabitsinnovativeinventivenegativenervousobsessionone-pointedopen-mindedoptimismovercommittedpatternsstucktensionunloadingworrytrying to


Whitethorn is mentioned in the following core-issue articles:

The Core Issue: "All or Nothing" Thinking
re-engaging in the pattern of all or nothing thinking, even when you understand with your mind that you want to let them go
The Core Issue: Exhaustion
For the exhaustion that comes when we continually repeat the same behavior over and over, even though it is no longer rewarding. It helps you let go of old patterns and habits through a fresh new perspective of the possibility of renewal.
The Core Issue: Subconscious Causations
succumbing to old patterns, habits, or situations, even though you partially recognize that they are no longer appropriate


Whitethorn is part of the following series or practitioner kits:

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.

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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