Mothers Love

Before I describe how this remedy can assist you I first want to give you a bit more background to this remedy.

Reigniting what our ancestors believed health was and how to use traditional ways to heal.

The Celts, our Irish ancestors, believed health was crucial; in fact according to the book I am reading there was a fine if your belt no longer fit.
The Druids were the guardians of the health of the land and her Celtic people.

Health was considered a Mind-Body-Spirit thing and it was a duty of the Druids to oversee that the community remained healthy. The Druids spent years learning their healing ways; immersed in nature, in solitude, allowing nature and her spirits to speak with the wisdom of healing and plant knowledge.

Nature, plants, trees, spring water, food, sweat lodges, stones and sacred sites were all considered vital parts of the healing tool kit. Healing wasn’t just a physical and emotional journey; the Druids had an ability to read the person and their soul and gave great importance to assisting you in finding your purpose.

All the above resonates so deeply with me, and I use most of the above mentioned strategies in my own healing toolkit these days. This isn’t something that I intentionally set out to study; life brought the lessons to me and nature showed me her ways.  Nature has always called me to spend hours observing her, feeling her energies and honouring her wisdom gifted to me. There are many days when I leap out of the bed just knowing that I must cycle somewhere, be somewhere, or to sit in silence on some rock, stone formation or in the belly of a forest quite simply feeling the past and present energies of the land. Through listening with all of my senses I have learnt a tremendous amount of information about the land, her history, her people and the trees and plants; I still have a lot to learn.

Although my science brain has given up trying to analyse this magic and I trust in the healing of the plants and their energies I still worry will people and clients think i am daft. Are they ready yet to use this new but very ancient and profound way of healing? Or are they still stuck in their heads, along with medicine and drugs and supplements that are failing to heal us ( because mostly the true causes aren’t where we place blame). Meanwhile sciences uses an ever more powerful microscope to look at the body in increasingly minute and isolated ways; we are starting to very obviously miss the bigger picture.

I have had to very much change my own attitude about the energy of healing and the subtle energies of the plants, herbs, stones, and aromatherapy oils; even light, sound and vibration carries healing information. As I allowed myself to get over my attachment to my science training as a pharmacist and nutritional therapist I started to see that there is so much more. Furthermore opening myself up to seeing out of the box has allowed me to explore  myself and my sensitivity to this world. I have written about this in greater detail in another blog (here) for the intention of helping many others with similar sensitivities that are challenged by coping in our modern world.

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I don’s have all the answers (yet) about are people ready to make changes when I suggest they get into nature, listen to their soul whispers, and trial the remedies that I make from trees and plants……. But I will continue to honour the nudges I receive and will add to the wonderful range of healing plant and tree essences that I have in my clinic waiting for those ready to embrace their wonders.

Watch children… they will collect plants, tree parts, climb in trees, collect stones, and jump into water…. children know best because they haven’t forgotten. And many also know how to release the emotions before they cause illness.

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Heather

Key words for Heather plant healing essence:

“Autumn Hope”

“Nurture and nest”

“Patience and tolerance through the changing season”

“Sun energy to guide us through the darker evenings”

“A still mind and trusting heart”

“Resilience”

“A reminder of your role in the bigger picture”

“An ability to let go of seeking recognition, while having faith in the time now being right to speak up for your truth and defend what is right”

“Quiet confidence in your healing gifts and a reminder of your strengths”

“Acknowledgement and gratitude for all women who walked before…..”

“An awakening of the forgotten or suppressed healing gifts of the women of Ireland”

 

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Celtic women were distinct in the ancient world for the liberty and rights they enjoyed and the position they held in society. Although political and public life was largely the domain of men, they were not excluded from any occupation and they held positions of authority. Women served as chieftains, druids, warriors, poets and healers; they served as diplomats and judges; and they served as arbitrators, mediating in political and military disputes and in tribal assemblies…to read more http://www.celticquill.com/

Purple Heather, also known as Calluna Vulgaris or Ling is the purple heather that we see flowering through August and September on our local hills and bogs in Ireland. Heather’s botanical name is Calluna vulgaris. Calluna originates from the Greek Kallyno, meaning “beauty, sweep clean”.

Heather has a long history in Ireland and many uses. The most familiar to us will be heather honey and heather meade. In Austria heather flowering tips are used as a tea.

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Heather plant healing essence fills the heart with the last of Summer rays, she is a playful and colour-filled energy; she nourishes the heart and stills the worried mind as the seasons once more transition. Season changes can instill us with feelings of anxiety, being sun creatures we Irish feel uneasy as the sun once more dips into darker evenings. Heather assists us transition smoothly though change and in doing so support others.

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Earth Connection flower essence blend

Connection, Love, Respect

Divine love & Wisdom

This is a beautiful healing flower essence that called me strongly today while out playing in the early morning sun. If the words above grab your attention then this lovely positive-buzzing remedy may be for you.

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This mornings wild flower collection; all except the lilac gave their healing energy into this remedy. The energy in this remedy is that of a perfect Irish Summer’s day.

I recorded a video to better describe this remedy which I am calling Earth Connection. I think that the best way to describe what this remedy can give us, if we are open to receive, is by asking you to imagine the following feelings:

This is what Earth Connection flower essence creates:

  • Waking full of energy just knowing that it is a glorious sunny day outside; you feel alive and yet deeply peaceful, invigorated and excited for the day. Imagine what this energy feels like; it is positive, creative, appreciative, and forward focused.
  • Feeling deeply connected to everything around you; the wild flowers and trees, nature and her wildlife. Your senses are extra sharp and you can feel everything that is alive, hear every sound down to the hum of distant bumble bees, smell the waft of summer flowers and freshly cut grass, and see everything in technicolour sharpness. You feel a part of life, and life feels a part of you. This is what feeling connected means; you are cocooned in safety and you are not alone.
  • The sun and her rays connecting deeply to every part of your being; giving life to your blood stream right into the core of your being. You want to stop and drink it all up; store it for future days when the sun may not shine so brightly. We are sun-powered creatures and when we are tapped into the sun; we feel boundless energy and limitless creativity. (If you are seeking creative inspiration consider combining this with Indian Paintbrush remedy).
  • That feeling on a sunny day where everything is more vivid, more alive and more clear in your eyes; it is like life is 3D and more beautiful than you have ever seen it. It is the spine tingling feeling as you realize what a blessing life is. All your worries stop and you just breathe it all in. Today you will not stress the small stuff and will enjoy the bigger picture and see the true meaningful things in life.
  • A deep love, respect, and sense of connection to Mother Earth; even a sense of responsibility towards her as you sense her providing for you in more ways that you can count. You feel gratitude wash through you for your life; and the learning experiences. They all seem to make more sense in this moment.
  • A strong feeling of faith and hope; a faith and hope that not only will everything be OK; but that everything already is.
  • Grounded, positive, alive, empowered.

This is my intention for Earth Connection healing flower essences. If you are interested to use this remedy please email me.

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World Travels – flower & tree essences calling me in Sedona

Hello everyone,

So as many of you that follow my personal blog know, I am in Sedona, Arizona for a stint of personal time out, spiritual retreat and also to soak up whatever unexpected magic comes my way.  And yes Sedona has been kind to my heart as I discovered some lovely little healing plants and trees full of wisdom here.

Not only did they speak to me of their healing properties but I felt gifted with two beautiful remedies that whispered a message of their healing for the Irish at home. I feel so blessed and honoured to be gifted this knowledge to bring home with me. Not many plants in an environment translate into healing for people from a different culture and country; so this is something precious. I will soon write-up separate entries for Indian Paintbrush and the local Juniper so if you are interested to read more than click into the menu on to the individual plant entries.

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Utah Juniper off Dry Creek Rd, Sedona

It’s not that simple a process to hear the healing secrets within a plant. There is no book that I go to for the answers; but rather I prefer to spend time with the plants that I am drawn to, to sense their healing. This is how I first knew how to make the plant energy essences; from simply being in nature and using my intuition from there and it is a practice that I have maintained ever since despite what other people are doing (other use slight variations; I have stayed true to what I was shown). I believe that the language of plants is very specific to the country, location, history of the land and needs of the people. And if I don’t honour this, then the plants may no longer speak.

Many people across the UK, USA and globally are tapping into the innate healing energy of plants. We all have our own tweaks and unique differences in how we make and use the remedies; perhaps this is because there is a healing energy from us the makers in each remedy also. I take great care to align myself with the best of heart centered intentions when I make the remedies; they are a gift from mother nature for our health, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing.

So earlier in the week I spent some time with the plants that I had  been drawn to the previous week during my work with Clint. Only this time I sat alone with the plants, with Thunder mountain to my back and in the relative peace and quiet away from tourists.   Here are some photos and a quick blog that I recorded:

 

 

So today April 1st 2016, I ventured up a different side of Thunder mountain closer to her energy spots as this called me to find the plants that I was seeking; Indian paintbrush and Juniper.

Aren’t the views amazing?

 

Here are a few words that I recorded on how i found myself exactly where I needed to be.

And also a few words that may resonate with sensitive persons

I will write more about these beautiful healing plants from Sedona, under the heading Indian Paintbrush and Sedona Juniper.

Much love,
Andrea

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With Clint Frakes, my good friend and guide here in Sedona. He made possible the most amazing journey for me.

PS Here are a selection of other shots that I took of the beautiful spring flowers as they came to life during my stay. I wish more had called me; perhaps they will another time. I apologise that I don’t have them all identified. If you google wild flowers Sedona you will see just how tricky this is!

Oh and a wee update about PhiBee aromatics aromatherapy oils that I will be introducing to the clinic soon; these are wow and wow the most amazing pines, firs, junipers, sages and local flowers that I have ever smell-experienced.

Plant and Tree Essences feedback

Hi Folks,

We have been getting lovely feedback from clients about their experiences with the tree and plant energy essences (see here: . No one blend is the same as we pick and choose based on the day and the client, and my intuition; even for my own personal use I tend to vary the blends or single essences that I use. This flexibility to custom blend based on clients needs and intuition is such a lovely and also intriguing thing.

Currently I am using Sea Pinks, Yellow Kidney Vetch and budding Spring Chestnut 🙂

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Sea pinks in Waterford; where i made my remedies

Here is a wee video blog recorded this week, as I excitedly share this feedback with you. I actually was trying to take a photo of my remedy and the label wouldn’t show so instead you get me talking post sweaty cold run!

Oh and this is a wonderful and comprehensive article about Nourishing the Energy Body; Jule Klotter the author also touches on how plant essences work to aid this re-balancing of the body. Well worth a read.

Love,

Andrea

Update November 2016

Hello folks,

Well things have been very busy and exciting. We have several new remedies which I am very excited about, notably Season’s Change and also Wounded Heart.

Check them out!

Love,

Andrea

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