This month the Dive is working with the SL golden crocus essence. I just realized (I make them up for the group and one of the captains gets them about a week ahead of distribution time) I never got around to making a bottle for myself. This will be changed within a 24 hour window! This is a wonderfully illuminating and protective psychic and neuro-processing incubator of inner/cosmic Source energy. Just writing and thinking about the flower's healing signature allows me to breathe more deeply and fully.
The remedy was selected because everyone involved had a strong arc of spiritual expectation. Crocus essence supports new growth/first birth/re-birth/re-generation of our soul's individual connection to Spirit. This is the context in which I'm most familiar with the essence but I'm told there seems to be a gentle emboldening agent present as well. Think this makes sense. Solar energy may be fine tuning its frequency to a new level of Highest Good. Maybe the pragmatic choices we're making and our 'ordinary' creative/gardening activities are holding us at a comparably higher frequency. This is what innumerable prophecies (especially known to me by way of the Mayan flower based prophecies...) and channeled Ascendants have long suggested.
sidenote: the colony above grew in the original Sparkling Lotus garden - so self-named when I committed to co-creating in my modest array of garden beds in a high traffic suburban neighborhood.
the golden crocus essence was co-created from the colony featured above, two spring seasons into the future - '07. It's one of my favorites of all time as well as the crown jewel of that first extra special season of co-creative learning and deepening fascination/commitment. Sometimes I have to put the essence away for a few years because I really do lean all the way into it. Sequestration is my ingrained comfort zone ...
Since I forgot about the golden crocus connection I've spent the past week working with a Giant Hypercium I co-created last summer. This was an auspicious essence prepared for someone who really resonated with the idea as soon as I offered. We are close enough intuitively that I felt the flower's ultra-protective healing energy curling filaments of relief and illumination as soon as the offer was accepted. The plant itself grows by the base of the porch. It tends to bloom during the hot droughty portion of the summer. I go out early in the morning to water the plant directly at the base. It's not what's recommended but it keeps the flowers from frying. I ... have trouble bearing witness to that as long as water's plentiful enough to supply.
I find it interesting that a flower with a healing signature that's an across-the-board master healer-illuminator-protective agent is so delicate and swift to die so dramatically if the sun's too strong and hot. I like working with this Giant version because I feel it at the earthstar level as well. Think I will recommend as an Awakener for people who aren't sure if they're getting the EarthStar hook-in point.
Classic field/indigenous St. Johnswort is a staple in most established commercial and well-stocked DIY flower essence repertory. I love that it grows wild in our field and that others have come to gather the flowers for drying/magical purposes as well as with therapeutic or energetic intentions. Not so many this year - three. At first I was sad. On top of so much permanent loss - to feel distinctly deprived of casual and usually taken for granted social exchanges in the field or studio. But then I was grateful. Rarely did we interact directly. I kept track of extremely care-full and light footed human traffic by monitoring the way the St Johnswort flower clusters changed from a dusk inspection to early morning to later afternoon.
A certain truck I knew by ear and then would scamper to see what small unobtrusive carefully built rock formation I might find. Some I didn't find until absolutely everything appeared to have died back. Nearly everyone I know locally gathers the flowers to make therapeutic oil and most are quite upfront that they dry the flowers for ritual use as well. I like gaining understanding of how this aspect of herbalism weaves itself rather casually person to person. One friend confessed she didn't know why she did it. She simply liked keeping them in a brandy snifter with other dried yellow flowers she kept there throughout the season.
I said to her: that's why you do it! It's your dark months' eternal sunshine! Now I do it too. I also like include yellow topaz and small unravelling scraps of yellow silk and/or coarse linen.
The most popular blend in the SL repertory is called Mellow Yellow. This is the co-creation bowl set at the edge of my dedicated essence garden at the top of a hillside orchard. Summer of '05. I have written out the first few bars of the story here. Some seeds were sown with the explicit understanding that they'd give their flowers to an essence bowl rather than setting seed. This was the case with the Moon and Stars melon flowers in this bowl. For creative illumination and prolific growth. There's also a pumpkin flower for deepening and illuminating a more intentional energetic footprint. Lots of yellow marigolds for smoothing and adjusting electrical energy flow. Marigolds of any kind serve as a kind of psychic and electrical recalibration tool. Times when we don't feel like ourselves, can't get comfortable in our own skin. understand we need to experience what we're experiencing BUT. All of that can be eased via French Marigold's energetic signature.
There are yellow nasturtiums for revitalizing depleted/overtaxed neural passageways. Lots of tiny yellow wood sorrel blooms for sharing quiet and prolific radiance among kindred souls and spirits. Promotes awareness and appreciation of the small and innumerable private treasures our days can hold once we gear ourselves to noticing them. Tomato flowers offer deep cleansing to our entire energetic system. Like all nightshade healing signatures - the Tomato spirit confers great levels of personal agency in terms of what we consciously 'allow'. My experiences of personal and observation natures suggest it will then take things just a couple of degrees past that point. Enough to be noticed but not enough to automatically shut it down especially when blended and mellowed with so many other healing and illumination signatures.
Yellow snapdragons to both loosen bite-back TMJ issues and concurrently re-calibrate ingrained certainty a sharp tongue is the quickest way to getting an answer/establishing pecking order/etc. There are also a few volunteered Evening Primrose flowers in the bottom of the bowl. This healing signature is established as a go-to for Mother Issues in a number of repertories. I've found it invaluable for myself and others in helping to breaking up and dissolving deeply impacted layers of unclaimed or unexamined shame. It's really good for seemingly unresolved disconnect from Mother which I tend to interpret on broader terms of the absence of direct Gaia-Mama contact in many woman's lives.
I kept meeting such women in an online context during the summer I was co-creating this essence blend
I grew these zucchinis explicitly for the flowers although, being zucchinis, I also harvested food. Zucchini is the energetic equivalent of a self-care afternoon - whatever that might mean at an individual level. For me it usually means time off the clock - and enough of it to authentically drift. What the teenage version of my son used to call a non-day. Molly Sheehan used to say the essence was the equivalent of a day home in your pajamas. So it's really nice for people who give care or other forms of healing/leading/teaching as an ongoing part of life. Also wonderful for parents of young children or spousal caregivers who need to get the verve for the extra miles they must travel in unusual and creative ways.
there are a lot of yellow flowers set aside for this chakra as I spent the upper part of two hours this morning going through photo archives pulling out everything I could find along the way. So amazing - the ongoing flower strewn path through my life ...