We describe our shop as being filled with eclectic gifts and sundries. As we approach our first anniversary at Somewhere Over the Rainbow, I want to begin introducing you, our customers and others who are interested, to some of these fine and fun sundries we stock in our store. Feel free to let me know what you like, and what you would like to see more of, or even to suggest something I haven’t though of yet…
Desert Flower Essences
Flower Essences, or Remedies, are infusions made from the flowering portions of plants. Rather than being an extract of plant material, the act of steeping or brewing results in a liquid solution. Since all of the solids are filtered or removed, the result is a pure essence of the soluble portions of the flower’s chemistry and energy.
Since all things organic are energy at their essential foundation, ingesting or using these infusions interacts with your own energy and chemistry in a subtle but powerful fashion. Flower essences can be deeply healing and nutritive, acting as catalysts for change at the subtle level of our beings, and often expressing as emotional alteration or release.
Just as it is true that different plants have radically different chemical make-up, so also do the essences of their flowers. These are used to address different sets of emotional issues, dis-ease, or symptoms accordingly. These Essences can be used many ways:
Ingesting them directly or diluting further in water, applied to skin on acupuncture or chakra points; in bath water, mixed with herbal tinctures to augment effects, or on hands in preparation for Reiki or Pranic Healing, etc.
Some of these Essences have a fairly fast effect, others may take days or weeks, resonating through the subtle body a layer at a time. If a particular Essence causes some deep release of unpleasant or difficult emotions, it may be that you feel worse before you feel better. However, these negative emotional patterns need to be released in order for true inner healing to proceed, so be patient with yourself, and with the plant ally you have chosen.
We will be highlighting some of our favorite essences and their best uses over the next few weeks.
We currently are carrying a curated selection of these Essences from Lunar Logic Wild Apothecary located in Utah. Their products are carefully and beautifully crafted from organic and sustainably harvested herbs and plants.
Sacred Datura is a Desert Flower Essence aimed at Release and Expansion. For those who seek change in their lives, who wish to let go of that which holds them back and experience life and spirituality from a broader perspective, this is a good choice.
Datura is the “Queen of the Desert”. She brings Death to old habits and patterns, and ushers the seeker into a space from which Creativity and New Direction can emerge. This plant/flower is powerful and demands reverence and respect but working with it will reward you with a new level of Perception. To use, take 3 or 4 drops directly on the tongue, or in water, whenever you feel called to do so. You can also tap it into your pulse points or directly on your heart.