A positive essence for feelings attached to loss of joy, enthusiasm or faith.
Gorse essence will aid you in releasing self doubt, will prevent you from focusing on the negative and ease feelings of uncertainty.
Gorse is the essence that will transform the pessimistic to the optimistic. It aids in bringing perfect balance to all your emotions.
Affirmation " I have faith that the darkness will lift and the joy and light will illuminate me"
The Adventure of making Gorse Essence
Gorse for me is found locally in a lot in hedgerows, edge of estates, parks, but in ins natural splendour on Dartmoor. this particular essence was made in a remote spot on the moors found whilst hiking. I share a picture of part of the journey to the spot I chose. This was near the start of the walk and as you can see has no Gorse in the picture, after saying it's found in abundance the location I had chosen was showing no signs. Six miles in the Moorland was covered in fields of Golden Gorse and my camera battery had run low so no more photos to share with you.
The plant I chose was wonderful though about 4ft tall and 6ft maybe more wise it had created a womb like shelter or hut , maybe the wind had created this shape as it was an expose area but on the day it was a welcome little enclosure from the raging winds that we so often find out on this part of the Moors. So in I claimed , here I was able to see and feel the sun through the leaves whilst making an essence surround by the gorse plant itself.
When surrounded by Gorse you cannot help but to feel happy and optimistic. Gorse is an essence for hopelessness for when you feel there is no future of change, when you have lost faith or you are uncertain. By using the essence of Gorse you are bringing a positive to these feelings. Gorse will aid you in releasing self doubt, will prevent you from focusing on the negative and help you focus on the way forward.
When I look at the plant and see what message there is to give I feel the it is the flower we get the strongest message from, they are usually a long elongated bean shape this shape and size reminds me of little torch lights. Is this natures way of showing us what gorse can do? I believe so.
It is an essence for transformation and to aid us in changing attitudes and habits from being in a pessimistic state to being in an optimistic state.
The Red Rose brings in the energy to encompass love and compassion to see the beauty that is within and around us.
Helping us stay centered and heart spaced through change. By giving us the confidence and ability to let go of anything that isn't for our highest good.
This essence is for one of manifestation, abundance and insight. It gives us the ability to transform negative emotions to positive. It allows us to trust, to love, to forgive. It allows us to release tension, trauma and feelings of doubt.
This combination gives us a message through its flower and environmental timing to have come together to allow you the opportunity to use your vibration, your energies and subsequently your actions to create and endure a peaceful change from within.
The adventure of making Red Rose Essence
This essence is made with a Rose plant I bought back in 2003. I have created a beautiful rose garden here. The plant itself only flowers once every year and always has just a single stem , with a single flower . I have never had more than one.
Big bright and beautiful the flower usually only lasts for a few days opens as big as she can possibly get and then even with support she gently falls away.
I had often thought of making an essence with her but felt drawn to doing so when there was a symbolic timing or environmental alignment to add to her essence and so therefore including these vibrations within the essence and so on 31st July 2015 during blue moon in AQUARIUS and the Sun in LEO this essence was created.
The Moon representing the past, your intuition, the unconscious, our emotions a symbol to nurture our feelings and bring the feminine into balance.
The Sun representing the now, our identity, the conscious, our self-esteem and expression.
Aquarius and Leo reminding us of the qualities to bring to balance or enhance - our determination, ability to be individualistic, our independence, relationships and love.
Allowing support, feelings of confidence to be outgoing where desired,release any attachment or resistantance (for example feeling stubborn) in our lives.
As with all my essences both the moonlight and the sunlight are important in the making of it . When I went to check on the essence in the evening the moon was full , the sky was bright and clear and the garden was illuminated by the beautiful moon. The day weather has been amazing with bright electric blue skies and record warm temptatures. As I checked the essence I looked around the garden with a feeling of being watched , but all as quite and still. Then I heard the sound of an owl, not able to see the bird I just sat and knew she or he was somewhere there in the trees calling down and watching me. I took this photo of the essence in the moonlight and added in an ornamental owl as a reminder that it had been there. Later I looked for the messages that Owl may bring as a vibration and found They bring messages of Intuition and ability to see what others do not see. Capacity to see beyond deceit and masks , untold and ancient wisdom and are the most likely symbolic for lifes transition and changes.
And so we have confimation of the flowers messgae through the environment around her too.
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Affirmation 'I feel loved and inspired, so I may see beyond perceived limitations and embrace a higher vision through my Souls Purpose."
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Snowdrop essence gives the ability to create an inner stillness and in doing so brings peace and gentle restful feelings to your emotions.
It brings a positive strength and a very grounded ‘I AM’ vibration to all your energy fields. It can be used if you ever find yourself in a place of lack of hope or if you have feelings that you are struggling to overcome. I associate this flower with the spring so it’s very appropriate to remember her message as we move through different phases or seasons of our life, so that we may draw on what she has to offer and share with us.
Just like the Snowdrop that emerges from the frozen, dark ground, and battles for both survival and display, you too can find support through her essence to look towards the light whilst letting go of what no longer serves you, dropping it back to the source for recreation. This essence can be used to aid in surrendering feelings, habits and patterns attached to the past.
Her message is about bringing regeneration, cleansing, renewal, stability, peace and new hope.
The Adventure of making Snowdrop Essence
Snowdrop was not the first essence I ever made but the first one I wanted to make! Interesting concept when you look at what Snowdrop essences tells us. I remember searching for the ‘right’ flower and conditions to make one, never finding the time or place that spoke to me. Then one day in the Spring of 2016. I was out walking by myself on edge of Dartmoor when I spotted the Flowers, hanging gently facing to the ground and swaying in the breeze that was occasionally sweeping through the landscape.
I was totally mesmerised by them. Clustered in a little group on first glance, the green ad white plant, had some with very tightly shut buds, whilst others were open on full display, with a few scattered over zealous tatty and torn well weathered flowers thrown into the mix. Under stated , delicate and pretty, yet there was a striking strength, determination and power to shine there too.
It was quiet and late in the day on a Sunday evening in January but as an established essence maker, I was prepared not for exactly what I may find but I did have an essence making kit with me. So I went over to ask permission from the plant to make an essence. As I walked closer I noticed this clump of snowdrops were not alone. There were many all over the bank, thriving , separated clumps but close enough to be the same community. I set up and sat in quiet meditation and ritual with the plants and by the time I looked up at the sky had the full moon shining down on the bowl of water now firmly in place. The starting conditions were perfect and all with no pre planning! All my essences are made during the full moon overnight and into the day ahead or vice versa. I made note of the place, dates and times along with location messages and conditions and left, hoping the forecast for the next day was one of sun.
I was not disappointed for when I went back early the next day it was a beautiful morning with bright blue sky, cold cool, crisp air , a slight frost on the ground. It took me a while to find the same spot again as it often does when I have been on my adventures. But When I found the area I could see even more snowdrops in bloom than I remembered from the night before. Looking at the plants as they thawed from the nights frost I could see tiny water droplets dripping from the snowdrop into the essence I had been making and see the Suns reflection in the water.. Again spending time in that space I concluded my routine and took the essence home for final preparations.
24th January 2016 –Dartmoor Devon
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