Early July around the Farm

It’s been a glorious summer in the gardens so far.

Even after a perilously cold winter in which the Roses died back hard, they have been lavish in their blossoms.

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Our lovely Alba Maxima Rose had a particularly terrible winter. We were all so relieved to see her come back so strong.

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This season is the first time this Charles de Mills Rose has bloomed for us as we just planted in April of 2013. It is mesmerizing in its beauty.

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John Davis Rose covers itself in a zillion blossoms in its position right next to the door into the office.

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This is a sweet old friend named Blush Damask Rose

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This is a new very lovely Rose named Goldfinch.

On Facebook, I have had a hard time not putting up a daily (if not hourly) photo of Pink Pillar Rose which is so extraordinary in the beauty of its many moods.

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The Clematis have also been happy this season.

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This is a new one called Clematis Guernsey Cream.

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Here is Madame St Germaine Rose in amongst a very old and robust Clematis friend.

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This is Clematis Nelly Moser.

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Our Clematis Jackamani seems to enjoy mingling with the climbing Roses.

July is annual Poppy (papaver somnifermum) time which I love. As do the bees.

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As the perennials and annuals mix together, there are always some great combinations that happen unexpectedly. It is one of my favorite things about gardening- the surprises.

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Here Maltese Cross sits cheek by jowl with Bee Balm, a color combination I would never have planned but one that works surprisingly well.

It is not too much of a surprise that the Bee Balm is part of this duo. It has gone a bit nuts in the perennial beds and is EVERYWHERE. After it blooms I am going to have to move 90% of it somewhere else.

Note to Bee Balm- You are SUPPOSED to be one of MANY in a perennial bed of many Flowers not the HOG of the whole bed! Yes, I know the hummingbirds will be happy but all those other plants you overtook, not so much….

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Besides making many, many Flower Essences, we have been drying plants for herbal teas. Our dream is to make an organic blend we could someday share with you all as a way for you to take your Flower Essences!

This year we are saving a little bit of a lot of different things to experiment with what things taste like when blended together. Our hope would be to settle on a recipe this season then grow what we need for you next season.

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Chamomile is one of the things we are drying for the teas!

Another project has been making an Elderberry Flower syrup to add to sparkling water or wine. Katie Carpenter made our first batch which was gone in flash. With crowds clamoring for more, Sarah Porter (she who now knows a frightening amount about World Cup Soccer) and I made another batch this weekend.

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Of course there is always lots of weeding, watering and mulching along with savoring the Flowers.

This weekend I mulched around the blueberries. I used a surprisingly large number of cardboard boxes for this- thank goodness we had them waiting after a long winter of saving them for just this sort of project!

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Taking progress shots of this was what got me through hauling all this mulch ( Where were you Molly Sanders- Queen of mulch hauling?)

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Now the blueberries are all ready for their netting!

I hope you all weathered Hurricane Arthur well, and that you are finding lovely moments with the Flowers of your world! We send much love and blessings to you all!

Handling World Cup Fever

This is a post for Will’s girlfriend Sarah and all the other souls about to be deeply affected by their loved ones’ Futbol Madness aka World Cup Fever.

Tomorrow, Thursday will begin your exposure to the Sheehan men in the grips of the madness. Here are my final thoughts for you during your last day before the madness descends.

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Prepare yourself.

For the next thirty days the Sheehan men will eat, sleep and dream World Cup. They will have glazed eyes whenever they look up from the TV, but that won’t be often. The rest of the time will be even worse. Their eyes, quite literally glued to the screen, will also have an alarming rolling quality matched only by their wild hair and manic pacing.

They will suffer from serious couch potato syndrome, growing pasty from slumping in front of the TV from noon ’til nine pm each day. Only their adrenaline infused leaps to their feet when a good or bad play is made will keep their hearts pumping. They will not care at all about being inside day after beautiful summer day. Instead, they will be happy, because each couch potato day will mean they have watched three of the beautiful games IN A ROW.

Their dress will be casual to say the least. They will care little about what they have pulled on for their day in front of the TV. If you notice Will is wearing a futbol jersey he has worn six days straight, consider yourself lucky it is not day seven.

They will give up all interest in any other topics than soccer. This includes all discussions of life, death and immortality. If you are experiencing a dark night of the soul during the World Cup, they will not notice or worse, they will think you, too, are upset about the same bad call that sent them into a frenzy of teeth gnashing.

When they refuel between games, they will graze in the refrigerator little noticing what they are consuming. Often reheating their food will be just too much of an effort, and they will just eat cold glop. The only consideration when it comes to food will be: Will this stuff keep us going for another ninety minutes plus or minus of glory?

You will understand not a single sentence that falls from their lips either shouted or hissed.

To sum up: They will bore us all to tears.

To prepare for this fevered time, I have encouraged you to watch pre-World Cup sports shows to get some dexterity with the language of their obsession. A hopeless task but a valiant one. I myself have watched all seven of ESPN’s “US Soccer: March to Brazil”. I now know way too much about Mix Diskerud, but when I tried to wedge myself into the conversation about the US game against Ghana, William scoffed at my level of insight. Maybe tonight I can watch the shows over again. After all, I need to be ready to fluff my way through the upcoming 63 games and so do you.

Yes Sarah, you read that right.

63 games.

63.

Here are some tips for you for navigating the next futbol filled month- May the force be with you!

1. There is no getting around this: You need to become a futbol fan. OVERNIGHT because your time frame for becoming a fan is 22 hours and counting. Yup, its five pm on Wednesday right now, and there is no way that World Cup Fever is not going to fell them by tomorrow at 3 pm when Brazil faces Croatia in the opening game. So EMBRACE this journey into uncharted waters. ASAP. I can promise you it will be an adventure….. of some sort.

2. Consider your sudden conversion to soccer as scientific research. One thing is for certain- After the next four weeks, you will either understand a lot more about the Y chromosome specifically as it affects Sheehan men, OR you will feel that there is something so inscrutable about the Y chromosome that studying string theory would be a piece of cake.

3. Pick a horse, any horse. There are 32 teams to choose from. Just one caveat- Don’t tell Will or any other Sheehan man that you picked your horse based on the color of the team jersey.

For example, if you pick Ivory Coast as your team because their logo is a gorgeous green elephant against an orange background, do NOT tell anyone but me this fun fact. Make up a more soccer-ish reason like you heard that the brilliant but aged Didier Drogba has great legs this season like back in 2012 and is expected to help his team blow through the group stage.

That should awe them ( and frankly Sarah, they are such zombies while they have World Cup Fever that they are not going to notice if you say Drogba’s name wrong or deliver this remark with a peculiar expression of disbelief on your face).

4. Get a craft activity that can be easily done game after game while Sheehan men rant, stomp, pull their hair, scream at the ref and spill chips all around you. I am thinking a knit activity with washable wool so you can remove all grease stains from spilled chips after the craft project is complete. I plan to knit a couple sweaters for Grace. In acrylic. Machine washable.

5. Get some key phrases to shout. For example, when someone misses a goal, consider yelling, “He missed a sitter.” This suggests you think it was an easy shot missed AND know how to deliver a real put down about it. Perhaps both of us should not use the same phrase or it will look suspicious, so I give that phrase into your care.

6. During refuelings when Will or any other Sheehan leaves the TV, you’ll want to ask insightful things. These rare moments will be your only chance to talk to Will for the next month so don’t blow it with off topic remarks like “Are we still dating?”. Stick to the beautiful game. Stick to arcane questions like, “Will the titans of Germany be force to play Thomas Muller as a false nine?” or “Will Edin Dzeko lead debutants Bosnia & Herzegovina to glory?” You’ll want each moment to count. These kind of high caliber questions are sure to at least hold Will’s attention for 5-10 seconds even if his answer makes no sense to you. And it won’t.

7. Watching your boyfriend obsess over the beautiful game for thirty days straight may make you want to have an argument with him. One sure fire way to start an inferno of an argument is to bring up the topic of Landon Donovan not making the US team.

8. Remember it’s only thirty days, and you will have at least an hour or two after the World Cup trophy is awarded before another sporting event takes center stage and you lose Will to his second favorite viewing experience- that little bike ride around France we like to call the Tour de France.

9. Consider the up side. You’ll go off to college next year with a whole new wardrobe of strange acrylic garments with each bobble remembered as the moment when Jose Altidore proved Jurgen Klinsmann’s judgment correct and each dropped stitch bringing a sigh as you remember the many moments Will went to the mattresses, beating a pillow on the couch to try and bring America (then later Argentina) through.

10. Final thoughts. It will make you strong. It will make you a world citizen. It will make you laugh. It will make you cry. And I will be there to wipe your brow when the going gets rough. We will be each other’s support group. I promise to share my knitting patterns. I promise to feed you good lines and not laugh when we both miss that flagrant flop someone made without getting a yellow card. Our faux World Cup Fever will be a beautiful thing. The Sheehan men may not need us because they have 3 billion others who understand them. But we won’t care because we will have each other and a lot of ugly hand knit acrylic clothing.

Re-imagining our Website

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As the gardens continue to flood with June Flowers, other projects also flourish.

Today’s the big day here in which Ben Sheehan and Katie Carpenter officially begin to rebuild the website.

All Spring, Katie has been working away on a new design while Ben finished up his academic year as a history and English teacher. Today, his first day of his summer vacation, he’ll spend the morning beginning to plan the rebuild with Katie.

I expect assignments to start flowing my way shortly. There will be many sections to bring up to date and many to rewrite for greater clarity. One thing we plan is to make the common concerns list ( a hefty document we share of our Flower Essence suggestions for common concerns) a lot more user friendly and manageable. Right now it is a rather DRY and LONG document! After the web rebuild, we will still have this original version on offer but plan to create pages sharing the information in a way that is a lot more punchy and visual.

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With all the gardens planted, the Red Shiso babies up (there they are right above this sentence along with a lone ranger crab grass seedling) and “most” everything weeded, I look forward to pitching in and helping Katie and Ben with the overhaul. We hope to have the big reveal around the time of the fall equinox. Until then, our current website will stay as is.

If you follow us on Facebook, you’ll have noticed that Katie is also posting there. I have really loved having another person’s view of the farm on our Facebook posts. To me, it makes this window into life here more dimensional. Just as looking at the world through two eyes gives us depth of field, looking through two different sets of eyes at the gardens has meant Facebook posts that bring a similar depth of field.

I feel this way about the website rebuild as well. Somehow my way of thinking about the website has often been very two dimensional. I have thought of the website as somewhat like a book i.e. a place to put up pages of information. As Katie has shown me her ideas for the site and also begun to share her vision of the garden on Instagram and Facebook, I have begun to understand that websites can be more multidimensional than I understood.

As we head into the thick of summer Flowers, it will be so fun to see what unfolds in the gardens as well as in the creative hands of all these young people at the farm! While they dream the new dreams, Grace and I will wander with Sheba, examine the Buttercups and sample the berries- and I will remain very happy to leave the creative rethinking of the website in other hands than mine!

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The Blur of May

The funny thing about May in the gardens is that I enjoy it at a trot. There is just so much to do that only at dawn and dusk can I wander around at a leisurely pace and savor the return of so many beloved Flower friends. The rest of the time it,s all a bit of a blur. A pretty blur but still a blur.

The Roses did very poorly through this last long cold winter so one thing I have been cutting away hauling off this week is dead branches from our Rose bushes. It looks like almost every Rose survived but many are in need of being cut back almost to the ground. In between weeding projects, I pick away at each of the farm’s 75 Rose bushes.

Another project clamoring to be competed is preparing the gardens to plant the annual crops including Red Shiso. The Red Shiso seeds don’t go into the ground until frost danger is passed but we still need to get the garden spaces where we plant the Red Shiso ready. Being rather luddite in our equipment, this means pitchforks, claws and shovels not a rototiller. This is better for the soil but not perhaps for our backs.

In amidst weeding, pruning and planting, so many Flower Essences need to be made right now. Each sunny morning I make old Flower Essence friends that need replenishing as well as new Flower Essences that you have asked for or that are calling out to be made. This week I made Cherry Flower Essence from our Montmorency Cherry trees for the first time. This Cherry Essence joins an enormous group of Fruit Tree Flower Essences including Pear, Peach, Plum, Crab Apple, Loquat, Quince, Medlar, Lemon, Lime, Orange and Grapefruit. I look forward to sitting down with the Angels and Elementals to find out the strengths of this new Flower Essence friend….. but probably not until June!

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Here are the Cherry blossoms on the day I made the Essence. In the early years I didn’t think to take a photo of the Flower when I first made it into a Flower Essence, in part because I had no sense of any larger plan that included sharing the Flower Essences. This led to YEARS of filling in the blanks with photos taken later. In fact, as Katie Carpenter gets organized to rebuild our website from scratch, there are photo gaps we are still trying to fill.

We almost managed to coax our honeybees through the coldest winter on record, then they died in February. Laura and I wrapped the hives so carefully and fed the bees honey whenever their was a thaw, but there just weren’t enough thaws. We had thought we had gotten them through so it was a very sad day when we realized all three hives had died. We have two new hives coming but the supplier won’t send them until the end of June which is, frankly, a nightmare for pollination.

The cold winter killed lots of other kinds of pollinators too, and the decline in various bees around the farm is noticeable. Mercifully, a beekeeping friend just gave us a hive to tide us over until our two hives arrive in June. Jim brought the hive home on Monday. I am so grateful to this beekeeper for sharing a hive. They arrived in time to pollinate the Apple and Cherry trees- I am not sure if we will have much of a Plum, Pear, Black Currant or Red Currant crop as these bloomed before this hive arrived.

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Here is Jim taking the seal out of the front of the hive so that the bees can leave the hive and explore their new home. The seal was put in place so they could be moved from their former home in Springfield, VT to here. This new hive appears very happy and busy. All of us share in this happiness. It is wonderful to have honeybees here again after the losses of the winter.

On a woods walk this week, Elizabeth and Reina had a close and lovely encounter with a bear, so we know there is a bear in the neighborhood. We remain committed to keeping the bees in these second story quarters, out of the neighborhood bear’s easy reach.

This morning I am tearing myself away from the gardens for an hour or two to go get groceries. We have been living on stranger and stranger supplies these past few weeks as I just can’t waste time from the gardens to go on a shopping mission when there is something I can throw together from the freezer.

However William is coming home from his first year at college tonight. I think the absence of cheese, milk, butter, ice cream, chips, salsa, cereal, cookies or even pasta may be be too much of a shock after nine months of a dining hall cornucopia. So this morning I got out the Green Hope Farm cookbook and made my list so I can cook him some of his favorites.

I think Jim is going to be a happier camper too. I don’t think the heaping platter of Wild Leeks I served up last night for dinner felt like a complete meal to Jim either.
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Oddly enough, this is the most recent photo I have of Will. Here he is buying supplies for his dorm room at the end of his last vacation. Not to worry Will! There WILL be something besides freezer burned peas for supper tonight!

Requests from YOU Lead to New Sets and a New Flower Essence Combo!

So many of the combination Flower Essences and sets of Flower Essences we have made over the years have come because you requested them.

For example, the Centered Birth Flower Essence combination mix was created at the request of a midwifery practice in Manhattan. This much loved mix has gone on to support births all over creation. The Beautiful Skin combination remedy was created for a practitioner working with many a Hollywood face to help each of these faces look their best. What we call the Family River Trio was created for a healer working to help people sort out their tribe of origin issues. This trio of Bloodroot, Black Currant and Borage remains one of our most beloved trios.

Recently, I had two requests that resulted in some new creations.

The first came from a Green Hope Farm friend named Taryn Crimi. Her life work is with Angels. You can read about her on her site, Angelic Guides. She asked the Angels of Green Hope Farm to create Flower Essence sets for specific topics that she felt those working with her at Angelic Guides were looking for: Abundance, Health & Wellness, Releasing Blocks & Limits, Inner Peace, a set for the Children and a set for the animals.

Taryn’s intention was to make it easier for people coming to her for Angelic readings to try Flower Essences. This felt like a wonderful thing to encourage. It’s always been my experience that taking Flower Essences in combination with any healing work improves the efficacy of the healing work.

For example, when I first made Flower Essences in the 1980′s I was also doing past life readings. I found that if I gave people a tall glass of water with Flower Essences to sip during the reading and then a mix of Flower Essences to take away with them after the reading, they got a lot more from the sessions. It wasn’t long before people who had gotten Essences at their readings were calling to re-order their Flower Essence mixes. This was really the beginning of our mail order business!

In any case, it was fun to see what the Angels chose for each of Taryn and Angelic sets. One thing I noticed in particular was that the Angels included a Rose Flower Essence in each set. I also was interested in how the Angels described the Flower Essences in each set as they related to the topic of the set.

The photo of Grace below is from the photo shoot we did for these sets. She couldn’t keep her hands off the set for children. Interestingly enough, adults immediately gravitated to this set for their Inner Children as well!

So here are the description of the sets the Angels of Green Hope Farm created for Taryn’s work at Angelic Guides. Each set is $47.50 and they are available to everyone! In that way of the Angels, many of you have already begun to request these sets even before we had posted anything about them! Love that!

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Health & Wellness
This set of Flower Essences welcomes in the support of the Angels to transform our lives and helps us align more deeply with our purpose, find balance amidst the dissonance of the modern world, course correct when necessary and feel our very best.

Alchymist Rose- This Rose Essence brings us the magic alchemy of the Angels to transform our life situation towards greater health and wellbeing.

The Alignment Garden- This is one of our most beloved Flower Essences, supporting us to get our house in order in a profound way. Created from a garden the Angels designed specifically to support alignment, it helps us align with our divine purpose as well as physically, emotionally and spiritually align with our most healed self.

Golden Armor- This combination mix was created at the behest of Archangel Michael to help us protect ourselves from the discordant sound vibrations and electro magnetic dissonance of the modern world. The Angels encourage us to use this every day. It is excellent for other sorts of protection including resistance to viruses and bacteria or rebuffing negativity of any sort.

Honeybees in the White Hawthorn- Honeybees know how to balance and harmonize the land where they live. In this Flower Essence they offer guidance about how to smooth out emotional and physical energy imbalances in our own energetic system.

Larkspur- Larkspur helps us turn the situation around when we are ill or need a dramatic and bold course correction to return to better health and wellbeing.

Vitality- The Angels suggest this combination Flower Essence when we feel out of gas or generally low in life force energy. It helps us feel our best, rest well, have a good appetite, feel a spring in our step and be glad we are alive.

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Releasing Blocks & Limits
Unburdening and releasing our electrical systems of all tangled electrical circuits and mental, emotional, physical and spiritual confusions is the profound concern of this set of Flower Essences.

All Ego Contracts Null and Void- This combination Flower Essence helps us release habits, patterns of behavior, personality choices or relationships that inhibit our freedom to be our best and healthiest self.

Carry Less- We often see our lives through the filters of what has previously happened to us. These filters limit the way we experience our lives. Carry Less helps us release these filters so we experience the world more expansively and clearly.

Coralita- This Essence helps us untangle any blockages in our electrical system especially in the main trunk of our nervous system so that healing light and information can move freely and efficiently through our whole electrical system.

Flow Free- This combination Flower Essence helps with any issue of flow in the nervous system, urinary tract, digestive tract, lymphatic system or circulatory system or any situation of blockage, be it emotional, mental or physical. The Angels suggest this one for keeping things flowing when overcome with emotions and thoughts or dealing with any sort of energy blockages.

Fragrant Ladies Tresses- This orchid Flower Essence helps us to surrender everything into Divinity’s hands thus allowing the grace of Divinity to arise and bring resolution and greater wellbeing.

Mary Queen of Scots Rose- This Rose Essence helps us dissolve the inner conflicts that inhibit us getting well.

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Inner Peace
This set of Flower Essences helps us experience the abiding reality of peace, joy and our oneness with Divinity even amidst challenging circumstances of loss and suffering.

The Arbor Garden- This remedy is from a garden designed by the Angels to remind us we are safe and one with Divinity. Arbor Garden helps us feel consoled, in sanctuary, soothed and safe no matter the circumstances. It is particularly helpful in situations of loss.

Indian Pipe- This Flower Essence helps us feel grounded and peaceful even amidst chaotic circumstances. It helps us know that peace is the abiding reality beneath all surface events and helps us experience this elemental peace no matter what is going on in our lives.

Loving What Is- This combination was made from all the Flowers in a garden designed by the Angels. It helps us to accept the circumstances of our life situation with zest, joy and love even when the circumstances are challenging, painful or not what we would have chosen for ourselves.

Omey Island- Made on a tidal island on the west coast of Ireland, this Essence brings solace when our lives have been pared down through illness, losses or changes in circumstance beyond our control. It supports us to find the grace of a simpler life and to find a natural rhythm of giving and receiving that does not deplete us.

Grief & Loss- Life presents all of us with experiences of loss. This mix brings together a bouquet of beloved Flower Essence friends to console, comfort and help us through the passage of mourning our losses.

Sarah Van Fleet Rose -An incredibly soothing Rose friend for overwrought nerves. The Angels describe this as the balm of Gilead.

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For the Children
The beloved children instinctively know so much about Flower Essences and take to them like ducks to water. Give a child you love this set and he or she will know exactly what to do with them. In fact, your inner child may want this set as well!

Babies of Light- The Angels’ Flower Essence combination mix to calm, protect and balance the very sensitive electrical systems of the children being born to us.

Baby Blue Eyes- Children and their wisdom are often overlooked. This remedy helps children know they matter regardless of the feedback the world is giving them. It helps children find inner strength, resilience, flexibility and spiritual self-identity. It helps children so they do not feel like they need to resort to belligerence or false bravado to get attention because they know from within that they are infinitely valuable.

The Fairy Rose- Full of fairy joy this Rose Essence reminds a child that being in a physical body can be joyful and fun. It encourages playfulness, laughter and delight in the daily experience of life in a body.

The Hummingbird Garden- This radiant mix is for the young people of this time to support them to follow their dreams with passion and confidence. The garden from which this Flower Essence was made was a joint project of the Angels and young people at the farm. Dozens of hummingbirds zoomed through this garden all summer not only giving the garden its name but adding their own exuberant wisdom to the Flower Essence created.

Maple- Maple helps children experience the sweetness of life. It helps them fully inhabit their physical bodies in a balanced and happy way. It helps them feel confident, beloved, strong and sure-footed.

Sweet Pea- This much loved Flower Essence supports restful sleep and sweet dreams.

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For the Animals
From our beginnings in the 1980′s, the Angels made it abundantly clear to us that animals were to be a significant focus of our work at Green Hope Farm. Early on they created a collection of Flower Essence combinations to support the animals. Here are six of the most beloved of these remedies. Please check out the rest of our Animal Wellness collection for remedies addressing other issues.

Animal Emergency Care- This combination Flower Essence was especially formulated to calm and support the electrical systems of animals during acute healing crises, emergencies, stressful situations as well as long-term illnesses.

Anxiety- This combination Flower Essence helps ease and release anxiety and anxiety based behaviors. It is our most popular remedy for animals and people!

Digestive Woes – This combination remedy is for all issues of gastrointestinal health.

Flow Free- For any issue of flow in the nervous system, urinary tract, digestive tract, lymphatic system or circulatory system or any situation of blockage be it emotional, mental or physical. This is one we hear miraculous stories about on a near daily basis!

Golden Armor- Protection from the discordant sound vibrations and electro magnetic dissonance of the modern world, noises that greatly bother the animals. The Angels ask us to give this remedy to the animals in our lives every day. It also helps animals rebuff pests, viruses, bacterial infections or anything or anyone that seeks to disturb.

Healthy Coat- This combination Flower Essence addresses all issues of the fur or skin including hot spots, rashes, skin sensitivities, allergic reactions, wound healing or coat issues. It also supports the healing process for all raw, inflamed or reactive tissue internally as well as externally.

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Abundance
This set helps us to be in the flow of this abundant glorious world releasing what we do not need to welcome in what we do. There are no better groups to work with than Angels and Nature Spirits when it comes to manifestation. These are their Flower Essence choices to support for this work

The Eight Garden- The Angels created this garden and its corresponding combination Flower Essence to help us let go of what we no longer need and manifest what is needed. This enormously transformative Flower Essence mix helps us bring in the spiritual gifts that will help us most on our journey to remember our oneness with God.

Gratitude- Another combination remedy from a garden designed by the Angels, this one offers the alchemy of gratitude, an emotion that lifts us out of any mind ideas of “less than” into an experience of life as an immeasurable blessing.

Rain of Gold- Our most beloved Flower Essence for abundance work.

Rosa Gallica- An ancient Rose whose time has come to help us click into the current electrical grid of the planet which in turn opens us to the immeasurable treasure of being here now.

Tree Peony- This Flower Essence helps us to feel in the swim of a generous universe. It is a Flower Essence that brings wonder, enjoyment and revelry.

Sea Campion – Made on the west coast of Ireland, this Flower Essence helps us to receive and accept bounty even in unlikely circumstances.

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The other request from a Green Hope Farm friend named Sherry Noah was for a combination remedy for folks working with the Akashic Records. I was a bit foggy about what this was. I knew that I accessed it when doing past life readings, but I was not exactly sure where it was or how to describe it. I suspected my own mental image of a library filled with Angels leafing through dusty tomes was not really accurate!

The Angels jumped right in to create this mix. They were clear what Flower Essences were to be included in the mix and had a name all picked out for it- The Book of Life.

They also had me share the creation of this mix with Taryn Crimi at Angelic Guides, and she shared both a helpful blog she had done on the Akashic Records (http://www.angelic-guides.com/2013/08/31/the-akashic-records/ ) AND helped with the definition.

Things really are a lot easier when I leave everything to the Angels! They definitely know helpful people!

THE BOOK OF LIFE
Within each of us exists a record of the history of our soul, the experiences we have had and the lessons we have learned along the way. When we are able to remember a past life, we are actually accessing this information from the Akashic Records. The Akashic Records is essentially a record of all that ever was, all that ever is, and all that will ever be. It contains information about every being within existence. In order to serve our spiritual growth, the Essence which we have affectionately named “The book of life” helps us to better access this information from the Akashic Records on a conscious level. In a sense this Essence helps us to swing open the gate of remembrance so that we may receive the most useful information available to us. With the help of this Essence we are able to consciously integrate this information into our being so that we may benefit from the information accessed in the present moment and resolve painful, knotted and complex soul dilemmas by seeing how these same challenges have played out in different situations for us in other life times.

It is important to note that only the most useful information which we have the ability to successfully use and integrate will be accessed at this time. The emphasis of the mix is on supporting us to resolve current challenges by shedding light on our patterns of learning as revealed through the Akashic Records. The combination Flower Essence helps us to ground ourselves firmly in the now moment as well as help us to filter in information from both our past and our future. The release of the most useful information from the Akashic Records is done in alignment with our own divinity. This Flower Essence mix works with our Divinity to clarify received information, help us to better understand the significance of the information received and make the most of it in our thoughts, words and deeds here and now.

All Ego Contracts Null & Void, California Poppy, Carry Less, Cedar, Corn, Date Palm, Datura Sunlight, Grounding, Inishbofin, Jamaica Dogwood, The Kindness of Untangling, Lime, The Sacred Feminine, The Sacred Masculine, Shrimp Plant, Silver-rod, Spiddal, To Hear the Angels Sing, Vetch, Yellow Water Lily

This mix also is now available- and flying out the door!

As a community of Flowers, Angels, Nature Spirits, Dogs, Cats and even some People, Green Hope Farm can be a funny place……and I love telling you all about it!