Last week I started to get a cold and I nurtured myself with vitamins and homeopathics and herbal teas, but my throat was still sore. Eventually it dawned on me to look to my own remedies for a solution. So I took the Spirit essence for the throat chakra. My sore throat disappeared very quickly and the heaviness in my head dissipated – I felt quite different.
The throat chakra is where much of our creativity sits and here we find our voice to share our own creations with the world. For a lot of us the idea of sharing our creativity, our inner world, can be a terrifying prospect. We can bring ourselves down with a variety of negative mantras – “who am I to be doing this”, “I’m just crazy” or “everyone will think I’m crazy” – an endless list of internal abuse that keeps us in our stuck place.
On reflection I realised that my cold had started after I had begun to write a course about my essences. To present my work in this way had clearly awakened the old fears and doubts about sharing my creativity with the world and these fears had moved to the physical very quickly. Doing my work is fine, but communicating, expressing my internal world, my creation in a new way pushed buttons.
Anodea Judith in her book Wheels of Life says that “survival and health in the twenty-first century will require innovation and flexibility. Creativity is the key to unlocking these qualities. We must honor it in ourselves and in each other. We must honour the means which make it possible and protect ourselves from those phenomena which threaten to shut down this basic life force.”
We would all benefit from changing our negative mantras to positive ones and this simple change can help to break the patterns of the past and open us to a brighter, more creatively expressive future.
Recently I completed a step in my work which was mapping my essences to the Peace Space Colour Rays. While the initial job of mapping the essences was completed very quickly, I have been procrastinating ever since about putting the colours onto the website and doing all the other tasks that this shift in my work requires.
And then my right knee became sore. The knee chakras are about moving forward on your path with joy and the Calm essence helps with this momentum by helping us to move into our still centre, so that we can move forward calmly, with a lightness of spirit and an open heart. The Peach Colour Ray adds another dimension to this understanding as the Ray of Psychic Bliss and the Beauty of Blossoming the Future. Peach helps us to embrace life no matter what, to take only the positive with us into the future and to let go and let God. With Peach we can go with the flow because we have stepped into our still centre.
Today I have added the colour rays to my essence descriptions – just a note at the bottom of the page that states the colour and it’s broad purpose. But what strikes me as I write this is how the essence and the colour work together so well and I wonder why I have delayed so long in this simple task. And Peach also answers this – “Peach is … the giver of palliative care – to all that are dying to the forms and ways of the redundant past”. And we struggle to let go of our tired old ways of being, of the restrictions we place on ourselves that hold us in the past. But if we can let go, we can move into a future that is more than we could have imagined.
Calm essence and Peach, great partners in maintaining our momentum in the world, by taking us to the still point of total surrender.
All of my Bush Essences are now available in the online shop
The complete set now includes essences made at Mt Alexander, Mt Franklin, Mt Tarrengower and Charlton. Please click here for a full description of each essence.
I hope these essences bring a taste of the magic of Jaara Country into your life. The dry, dusty and damaged bushland in Central Victoria has so much beauty, it’s harsh surface hides a gentleness and deep and ancient wisdom. These essences have taken me on a journey of transformation, they have given me an expanded awareness of myself and a deeper respect for country. I hope that they will take you on your own journey of transformation.
Over the last couple of years I’ve been venturing into the bush around Bendigo making a series of bush essences. These essences are as much about place as about person, made in damaged landscapes that in some way reflect our inner terrain. The project is now finished (or so I believe for the moment)!
In total there are 11 essences. The first 7 will go into the online shop today, the next 4 will be there soon. You can read about all of these new essences here.
This has been quite a journey for me and my four legged essence assistant as we moved out of the backyard essence laboratory and into the open spaces. We’ve both covered a lot of country and I feel quite transformed by the process. I hope that these essences resonate with you.
I made this essence last September and was reminded of it when I noticed that my nectarine tree was losing it’s leaves.
If anyone has been finding the energy of the last week or so difficult, then I think this essence might be relevant. I found it very relevant for me.
My message is one of strength – the strength of a unified auric field. I act as a container for your mind, body and spirit as great change occurs. I hold you safely within an auric egg that shields and protects you as the world evolves and you prepare to meet it. Your personal inner transformation needs this strong shield in order to foster your own transition to the new. It will allow you to grow at your own pace, while the chaos of the outer world is kept at a small distance. It will enable you to remain true to yourself through turbulence and attack as you give birth to the new you for the new era.
On my recent holiday in Queensland some friends and I made a new essence
Black Eyed Susan
The Freedom to Travel Alone
Black Eyed Susan supports you on your individual journey. It helps you stand strong against outside influences and stops you being swayed by the opinions of others. The black eye, inside the orange creativity, gives you the ability to express your feminine/inner truth in your own unique way in your own unique time. Stand tall on your path.
As we move into the energy of 2017 and leave behind the heaviness of 2016 I think we could all benefit from the Black Eyed Susan’s gift.
My first flower essence workshop was held on the weekend. Each participant made their own soul medicine and did a terrific job of tuning into the energy of the plants. I hope to hold more workshops in the future.
With our rainy Spring my garden has been full of weeds.
I did my best to have it looking nice for the workshop,