The description for this remedy is very simply; I have sat with this remedy and explored it for the past month and although I feel her healing; I was left hanging for a while. I have processed a lot of my big emotions and perhaps this was why. This is a lovely remedy; one that I wish I had as support when I did start to dig in and release the hurts of the world.
I meditated again today, and the words were so simple,
Leave go & allow in.
The rose is all about the heart and love and being open and allowing in; the thistle relates to our liver and where we hold bitter and angry and big emotions.
Feeling emotions such as anger isn’t a bad thing. What we do with them and how we hold them however may not be so good for our health (or for others! As we all know when we are the victim of another’s’ pent-up anger, or indeed our own pent up anger vented against ourselves).
“Anger is like flowing water; there’s nothing wrong with it as long as you let it flow. Hate is like stagnant water; anger that you denied yourself the freedom to feel, the freedom to flow; water that you gathered in one place and left to forget. Stagnant water becomes dirty, stinky, disease-ridden, poisonous, deadly; that is your hate. On flowing water travels little paper boats; paper boats of forgiveness. Allow yourself to feel anger, allow your waters to flow, along with all the paper boats of forgiveness. Be human.”
― C. JoyBell C.
The healthiest way to deal with these emotions is to allow them, honour them, and when possible to express them; or if it is not safe or possible to express them, then to work through them in our own quiet time . Most of us are never given the tools to deal with big emotions like anger, or we feel incapable of expressing how we feel, or we think that we should not ever feel ‘bad’ emotions like anger and so we then also add a dose of shame into the mix. We feel like we are a bad person. We hold all these negative emotions in and eventually this comes at a cost.
We are bitter, we are stressed and anxious, we are close to blowing up and do sometimes at inappropriate times, and we are so so tired from holding it all in. We feel permanently fatigued, we go numb, we feel depressed, our self-worth is empty, and so the spiral continues.
Thistle helps guide the release; gently. It allows the letting go of what we hold. Thistle brings freedom.
Transform what you are feeling into an action. Use your anger to provoke learning and personal growth. Harvest that massive energy block into a release that fuels a passion for what really and truly matters in your life; take action, create change.
Anger reminds us that we are alive, that our principles and beliefs matter to us. Anger reminds us about how we should treat and speak to people, about the things that are worth fighting for and standing up against. Anger is a tremendous energy when channelled in the correct way as soon as it is recognized for what it is.
Remember, however, to not let your story and mis-perceptions cloud your sight when it comes to seeing purely, honestly and truthfully. Remove your ego (that is the hard bit) and see things as they really are. Many of us fall prey to using anger to play victim; this rarely helps any of us grow forwards.
This does not mean that I am taking sides against you or failing to acknowledging you and your experiences; it does mean that sometimes despite really bad things happening, it is for our own health and well-being and our own ability to thrive in life that we sometimes have to be more, the bigger person, and find the strength to come through….
Spend time if you can, exploring your feelings while supported with Hedgerow rose & thistle healing remedy. Write a letter that may never be sent, journal your thoughts until they come full circle, paint or create; these all assist the release process.
“Anger is just anger. It isn’t good. It isn’t bad. It just is. What you do with it is what matters. It’s like anything else. You can use it to build or to destroy. You just have to make the choice.”
Constructive anger,” the demon said, her voice dripping sarcasm.
Also known as passion,” I said quietly. “Passion has overthrown tyrants and freed prisoners and slaves. Passion has brought justice where there was savagery. Passion has created freedom where there was nothing but fear. Passion has helped souls rise from the ashes of their horrible lives and build something better, stronger, more beautiful.” ― Jim Butcher, White Night
The thistle was collected from Annaholty bog, near Newport, Tipperary and the beautiful rose was found close by thriving in the hedgerow.
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“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh, The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation