Buffy felt the need to participate in flower essence co-creation this morning. Summer Solstice has been a quintessential New England Summer day with temperatures in the high seventies, bright skies and soft breezes. Walking through the garden this morning it seemed that every plant spirit was calling out to me. It was a very high energy morning.
This is the Apothecary's Rose, one of the oldest Roses, and the standard medicinal rose. Click on the link to read all about the history of this wonderful flower. This was one of the flower essences that was co-created today. The plant spirit has already told me to use the essence to awaken the healer within. What was expressed was that it would function in a similar way to Prunella vulgaris, or Self Heal, but with a more heart centered focus. Apothecary's Rose will help with bringing courage to heal our own issues and also with bringing the confidence to practitioners to use their knowledge and skills when working with clients.
As I walked the land during ritual, I asperged the entire garden area with the flower essence of Oriental Poppy that I had made specifically for this purpose. I was instructed to do this weeks ago by the plant spirit of Oriental Poppy. I was told that performing this action would facilitate interaction between humans and the nature spirits here. As I was walking, blessing the land with Oriental Poppy shaken from branches of Holly and Oak, I saw more Prunella vulgaris (Self Heal) than I have ever seen in the "lawn". Evidentally the Apothecary's Rose spirit has been in deep discussion with the Self Heal deva. A combination essence may happen at some future time.
Roses are traditional parts of the Summer Solstice ritual, so it is no surprise that the second bowl set out for co-creative purposes was dedicated to the Royal Amber Rose. I would love to be able to capture the delicious scent of this Rose. It is extremely sensuous and its form, when at the peak of bloom, so beautifully ruffled. I will need to spend time meditating with this essence before I can share any of its attributes.
The final essence that came into being on this Solstice day is Sundrop or Missouri Primrose. There is a large colony of these bright yellow beauties in the garden at the front of the house.
This essence will help people to develop a sense of worthiness and self-esteem.
Blessings to all on this longest day of the year!