Pink Fluorite and Zeolite are now available in the shop. These gem essences have attributes that are very useful at the moment. Zeolite helps to remove nano particles of heavy metals from the body and Pink Fluorite can help to repair RNA/DNA damage.
The Bugle (ajuga reptans) in my garden is now flowering, tall spikes of violet flowers. This plant is a traditional healing herb with bitter and astringent properties. It is used for bruises, hemorrhaging and sores. It can be made into a poultice and applied to bruises or drunk as a tea to help with gum issues, ulcers and sore throats. It also can move someone in shock to a more even head space and can help to alleviate hallucinations. It is used as a heart tonic and can help to slow the pulse. It can help with hangovers as well.
In my work it sits at the rear of the base chakra where I use it in the form of a vibrational tincture. The Bugle Tincture has a density to it that helps to bring everything together. All disparate lines of energy are brought into line and balanced allowing all aspects of the being to thread together into a cohesive whole. The blue/violet flowers offer rosettes of layered intent, gathering energy and dispersing it wisely. Stay flexible and take the time to ground and regroup, your energy should be used evenly and smoothly.
Bugle seems like a good plant to be working with at the moment in order to strengthen our base and navigate these difficult times with flexibility and balanced energy.
At the moment we seem to be sitting at a pivotal time in history. I wrote about zeolite earlier in relation to yellow where we seem to have been working for some time, learning to stand in our truth with calm integrity. In the Peace Space work, zeolite actually sits on white ray with mandala # 5 The Cusp of a Coup.
This helps to move us out of the lower mental and into the higher abstract mental plane. Once we have moved through the soul/spirit connection in yellow/yellow, we can step into the clearer air of white – “the energy well of the free spirit”. The Cusp of a Coup…”will help you to travel safely through many levels of your awareness – the physical, the emotional, the astral, the causal, the mental and the psychological. It has a very strong shunting ability. It will shift you into change very quickly and then into a profound and far reaching spiritual growth. What has been waiting to emerge in your productive cause now opens like a curtain at the theatre. Once the lights are on and your creativity commences, this mandala will help you concentrate very fully on what your are to do and achieve.
The zeolite stone “absorbs and transmutes forms of calcification which block the flow of ethereal fluidium from your source of spiritualised energy and prevent it from reaching your cellular levels.” It cleanses on the physical and etheric levels, helping to shift viral and mental intrusion. The zeolite essence that I’ve made “allows for the release of toxins associated with the repression of soul/spirit connection and expression. In acceptance of self comes true healing. In softening the self we become the embodiment of soul expression.”
This mandala sits at Central Vessel # 21 Jade Pivot/ North Star, which helps to descend stomach and lung qi – yellow (the staircase to your spiritual sanctuary) and magenta (the ray of your will to unconditionally accept and love all universal life forms), respectively. Thus it is connected to the function of the triple heater meridian, the flow of spirit. The neck starts to turn from this point, perhaps freer movement here indicates a freer flow of spirit into action.
In astrological terms this sits at Aries # 21 the chandra symbol for this point is:
Pastel flags fluttering in the breeze.
Calling attention to yourself, making a show of things, demonstrating a path to follow. Strongly urging that others move in the directions you are initiating. Persuasive, insistent, reiterative. Playful and twinkling on the outside but entirely intent on the inside. Pushing and pulling for optimal outcomes. Eloquent, ideological. You tend to be fanatical or zealous, pressing outwards, far outwards. Identified with a style, a sensibility, a progressive evolutionary wave, you are sharply on the spot of pivotal changes. Calling the collective attention to what comes next on the horizon. Greatly gifted with the talents of transmission. Nothing else distracts you from the leitmotif of making the new attractive and sparking encouragement, empowerment, and destiny momentum with elan and utter dedication. (Ellias Lonsdale, Inside Degrees)
I’m hoping we are entering a time now where we can begin to get a higher perspective on our world. If we can move out of the lower mental realm and into the higher abstract mental plane, then perhaps we can confront our shadow selves with honesty and move beyond that into a more productive and creative future.
Unfortunately the edible weeds workshop is on hold for the moment. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in the future and I can then notify you when it’s on again or subscribe to my blog and you will automatically receive updates via email.
A short workshop to help in the identification and use of edible weeds. The plants I will speak about have been used in herbal medicine for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. They are nutrient rich and can support us in our health. They are also free and often more abundant than the plants we are growing in our vegie patch.
Please arrive at 10.30 for an 11am start.
Bring some food to share for lunch.
Cost is $20 payable via paypal or on the day if you choose the COD option at checkout.
To book please follow the links below for the day that suits you best, there are 6 places in each course. The first course on the 22nd of July is booked out, but if you are one of those who signed up for it please follow the link to enrol.
workshop 22.07.21 https://lifekeyessences.com/product-category/workshops/
I’ll post future workshops soon
As the lockdowns and other restrictions here in Victoria continue it’s sometimes difficult to stay positive. I’ve started taking this essence again Coppins Creek – Hope. It’s message is as follows:
I’m trying to create the world I would like to see rather than focusing on my anger about the world as it is at the moment. But then again, anger can be a great instigator of transformation…
For me, zeolite sits with the Peacespace Yellow/Yellow energenetic symbol which is about the “putting into practice your spiritual way of being.”
This symbol sits at Stomach 26 acu point, Outer Mound, which “can help nourish our spiritual journey as the acquired constitution is summoned to complement the innate constitution” (Jarrett, The Clinical Practice of Chinese Medicine, p.629). Here Jing (essence) and Ling (spirit) meet, fueling the expression of our purpose into the world.
The stomach is part of the middle burner – the transformative fire of the three heater meridian, the crucible perhaps. In the bigger picture of energy flow around the body, source energy (yuan qi) enters via the central and governing meridians and is stored at the mingmen, gate of destiny. Yuan qi is then spread through the body via the san jiao or triple heater meridian. This meridian is described as a sac that contains the organs of the body providing a protective barrier from invading pathogens. It exists in the interstitial spaces and links the interior and exterior body systems. It’s meridian pair, the pericardium or heart protector, performs a similar function for the heart. The two can be seen as “gateways to an energetic environment that is not limited by the boundaries of form and they don’t just intersect – they intertwine and become identical, leading to timelessness. This deep interior connection is a boundary where the particular human energies meet and become the more absolute energies of the cosmos.” (apologies to the author – I’ve lost the reference)
The lower burner is our elimination and discrimination, the upper burner is our inspiration, our breath and the middle burner is the transformative crucible where the fuel to drive our purpose lives. When this is compromised, and pathogens have invaded, our whole system can be weakened and thus our ability to function in the world is affected. When toxins or pathogens are expelled and our body nourished we can enter a more balanced expression of soul and spirit, and move into this sense of timelessness, connecting with the cosmos with greater fluidity and so stepping into a space where we can “become beyond”.
The solar plexus chakra – also yellow- is the seat of our personal power, power in the sense of our capacity of taking responsibility for ourselves (not power over others). This is perhaps best understood in the form of archetypes. The archetypes that sit at the solar plexus chakra are the Servant and the Warrior. (Ambika Waters, Chakras and their Archetypes). The dysfunctional archetype the servant is someone who “is not not rewarded appropriately for all it does…this archetype relinquishes its personal power and emotional needs in order to win acknowledgement and approval”. The functional archetype – the warrior-“focuses our strength and our ability to assert our right to be the best person we know how to be. This means doing what gives us joy and allowing ourselves to fully express our gifts and abilities and also to say “no” when necessary.”
With some (or all) of these tools described above, we can support ourselves to shift into a stronger expression of self in the world – one that allows us to stand in our truth with calm integrity rather than self effacement or aggression. In other words to stand in our personal power.
Over the last month or two I’ve been experimenting with zeolite to detox the body. I’ve taken a physical liquid form, a homeopathic form in different strengths, and this week I’ve made a gem essence.
I’ve found all the different forms of zeolite to be powerful in the removal of heavy metals and other toxins from the body. I have suffered from sensitivity to electro magnetic radiation for some years, and while I’ve experienced some improvement in my ability to cope with this through trying many different types of devices, supplements and other remedies, it is the zeolite that seems to have helped the most.
The gem essence is proving to be a very gentle way to detox. It’s message of one is peace and it has a soften action in the physical as well as in our expression of self. You can read more about it here…
During lockdown I’ve done a lot of study and one part of this has been to map the acupuncture points in TCM to the astrology wheel. While I am still learning how to work with this, I am finding the extra layer of understanding around each point fascinating.
It was the Chandra symbols developed by Ellias Lonsdale that gave me the impetus to do this. These symbols sit at each point of the astrology wheel, as do the Sabian symbols, but I find the Chandra symbols resonate with me more.
The point that I looked at today is Bladder 10, the point where the key of faith sits – the symbol for all coronaviruses. I’ve discussed this point below in terms of TCM, the Peace Space symbol and the essence that relates to this point. The Chandra symbol that sits here at Cancer 9 is
A skeleton playing a flute.
Death is a haunting accompanist to the tender side of life. The spinetingling touch of death close at hand renders poignant and accentuates what is vital in the world of the living. It takes courage to dance with death. Fear is natural under the circumstances. You have to play your fear and turn it into the music of courage. Wandering along the threshold between the living and the dead, belonging to neither world, yet integrally part of both. Intimately familiar with every side of existence. One who passes as a stranger, unknown and unknowable. Solitude is your element. The contemplation of the mysteries becomes as natural as breath, as ingrained as holding steady in the violent windstorm of life in the Earth. Lyrical, melancholy, and disassociated from familiar comforting things. A mist or haze wraps you about, creating an aura of the uncanny, and it is there you feel at home and nowhere else.
To me this image captures much of the spirit of this year – the presence of death, the need to turn fear into courage, the inner journey forced upon us through our isolation. This melds so well with Bl-10 which “empowers the transcendence of fear”, the key of faith symbol and the clarity essence which helps us to stand in our own personal truth. We will need all of these qualities in order to forge a new world, both inner and outer, and to navigate its difficult birth. The fledgling magpie learning to fly in my backyard seems to symbolise this journey, fear making it take risks and fly. Magpie also reminds us of the need for strong and protective boundaries as we navigate change.
I was excited to see that the baby magpie is now able to leave the nest and explore the garden. Magpie’s sit with clearing and protection in the Peace Space work, part of the Magpie message follows
“Observation of the Magpie reveals that these birds are constantly aware of what is happening within their territories as they patrol and protect their spaces. Adult Magpies are well-known for vigorously protecting their nests, eggs and young by swooping and diving on anything that approaches—humans, cats, dogs and other birds. Every member of the magpie group is involved in the defence of the territory and in clearing it of unwanted intruders and predators. Protection is a way of life for them and they mirror to us humans our need to be diligent in adequately clearing and protecting whenever we work with psycho-spiritual levels of conscious awareness.
When sensing any darkness or heaviness of the energies surrounding you or infiltrating a situation that you may be involved in, call on Magpie energy to assist in shining Light on the subject so that you can bring in a new perspective with a sense of joyous harmony.”
I’m struggling to see our current world situation with joyous harmony.