Upwards and Onwards to a New Earth

In the weeks since launching the New Flower Essences for 2019, I have learned so much about these new beloveds from working with them more intensively and from email conversations with you..

In particular, the new Venus Garden combination from this season, Upwards & Onwards, has stepped forward to support us in  many unexpected (at least to me) circumstances.

One particular way I learn a new Flower Essence’s strength is when you ask for  Flower Essence suggestions for a certain situation or concern and then the Angels suggest this new Essence.

And so it has been that as  many of you ask for Essences for “unlearning”, “decluttering” “trusting my own voice” “solving the same old problems in a different way” “dealing with rage” “taking back my personal power” “letting go of shame”, “taking charge during a crisis” “finding the hope to go on” “dealing with the intensity on the planet” and more, the Angels keep suggesting Upwards and Onwards.  Yes, many other Flower Essences are suggested too, but so often the Angels include, in any group of suggestions, Upwards and Onwards.

As mentioned when we introduced Upwards and Onwards, the actual garden that birthed this Essence was pared down to the essentials. It had intense clarity and focus, somehow managing to be both simple and mesmerizing.  The garden got to the point when nothing else did. It  knew what it was and what it was there for.  It was everything we could hope to be in these murky and chaotic times.

All the Venus Garden Essences born from the Venus Garden support the spiritual evolution we are undergoing.  Each year’s specific garden mandala builds on all the gardens that have gone before and address the particulars of the evolving spiritual dynamic on Earth.  Many of the older Venus Gardens remain very relevant, and I reach from them often.  They have a timeless wisdom.  However, the newest Venus Garden, in this instance Upwards & Onwards,  is always the Angels and Elementals freshest offering of healing vibrations to serve our evolution at the particular juncture in time.

And what a juncture it is!

We are being called to dump the very foundation of our way of life  built from patterns of 5,000 years of ingrained patriarchy and move forward in a whole new way with a  freedom to make new choices  unencumbered by what was.

Speaking for myself, sometimes it is very hard to not feel  shame as I realize how I bought in to things that were just not true.  I’ll spare you another of my food rants and share instead an example that hopefully isn’t so polarizing  This would be my recent realization/ feeling of shame that anything I told myself about ancient Greece as the birthplace of democracy was just an uninformed story I bought into.  In Judy Chicago’s book about her exhibit, The Dinner Party, she notes that the women of ancient Greece were rarely allowed to leave their homes and were viewed as the property of the men who “owned” them. This, of course, is not such a different tale that the history told about the founding of America’s “democracy’ versus the truth.

1776 and only 144 years to wait until women get to vote! No wonder the cast of the musical is ALL MEN!

My younger office cohorts are incredulous at my stories of having to wear dresses to school, not being allowed to play sports and all the other things about a childhood in the 60’s that seemed normal at the time, but do I really see it all that clearly myself? Even now?

When I feel shame, the Angels encourage me to be gentle with myself, take my Essences ( Thank you Konigin von Danemark Rose) and embrace beginner mind in which it is not important to go over and over my  failures to see clearly during patriarchy, but to use my energy to embrace the letting go of the whole construct.

TIMBER!

I can see that there isn’t any point or even any extra energy available for this kind of beating ourselves or anyone else up for what we didn’t know or understand   We just need to move on and let it all go.

As the Angels keep reminding me,  the rising vibration will push all of us to shift our energetic bodies from first gear to fifth then on to a kind of cruise control where the Divinity within us will drive the show.  It is very hard work to go through the gears so fast and  requires all the energy we can bring to the change process.

Remorse, blame, judgment, shame have a limited use.  If they help us shift gears, so be it . Otherwise we need to dump them along with the patriarchal constructs that shamed us in the first place.

Things are moving very fast.  Structures we thought were here to stay are falling away.  It’s time to go deep and anchor in Divinity. It’s time to let everything go without picking through the remains. There just isn’t time or energy to waste on this. Plus the Angels are adamant that we cannot afford to look back and lower our vibration by dwelling on the mistakes made.  We need to look forward, prepared to abandon everything we thought we knew or thought we needed or thought was right and be open to understanding everything and to creating actions from a whole different place.

One of the lovely things about reading your emails is getting a glimpse of  bigger forces at work moving us all along and opening us up to experience life differently.

Birth is  painful, and we all need community that will contain us in the birth pains and validate the intense suffering we are going through.  We are grateful to be in the trenches with you as we all experiences these birth contractions.

We are also so grateful for the amazing glimpses you share of the New Earth we are birthing.  Each day brings stories of such love, such wonder, such closeness with Divinity, such synchronicity and beauty.

You lift up our hearts up and inspire us. You help us in our own efforts to move Upwards & Onwards. You help  us to let go of all that needs to go as best we can.You help us to be gentle with ourselves amidst this messy time of challenges. So thank you! And may this blog help lift you up too.

May we also be open to the  Divine Midwives at our side and and take to heart their messages of hope and encouragement: “You are getting there.  Keep going, The birth is coming soon. You are going to make it.  The New Earth is coming and it is worth it.”

 

Toolbox for a New Earth- New Flower Essences for 2019

Dear Friends! That time we’ve been waiting for is here!  The Great Leap to a New Earth! At long last, humanity awakens to its evolving role on this precious planet.

Yes, I know that before I throw confetti I have to remember that this moment requires radical shifts in the lives of everyone.  It’s not a done deal. But we can do it. We are doing it. And the Angels and Elementals of Green Hope Farm want to make it just that much easier for us to shift our vibrations and our choices upwards and onwards.  This new collection of Flower Essences is a toolbox for navigating the inner and outer shifts.

We come to this moment from different places with different experiences under our belts.  Yet the next step for all of us is the same: a felt experience that our individual decisions affect everyone and everything on the planet because we are all one and the follow-up to this which is a commitment to live true to this realization.

Fully integrating our Oneness into a new way to live and interact must happen swiftly if we are to take care of the Earth and all life upon it. This is where Flower Essences come in.

One of the gifts of Flower Essences is that they offer us templates for raising our vibrations.  Equally important, they help us hold these high vibrations while remaining grounded in our physical bodies. This is helpful because it is easy to get ungrounded as we integrate the incoming higher vibrations. Fortunately Flower Essences help us expand and ground simultaneously. They know how to be their Divinity in form, and they show us how to do this too. Flower Essences help us to blossom right where we have been planted, live our soul purpose and embody our unique expression of Oneness.

TRUTH

As planetary vibrations rise and us with them, inner truths wake us to new understandings of ourselves.  These inner truths are powerful. What we know from within us is unassailable to forces outside ourselves.  Branding, marketing, smear campaigns, double talk, fake news, social pressures, habits, traditions and cultural assumptions all fall away in the face of inner knowing.

These inner truths awaken us to a new way to live together and care for our planetary home. The truths of what we must do wash through us with conviction and determination but without fear. We know this is our Divine appointment.  This is why we are here.  We were always meant to get to this moment and choose to welcome the truth of our Oneness.  Once awakened, our choices become clear.  The grace of this is that living from our truths helps all Oneness. The hundredth monkey is no joke.

When I asked the Angels, “But what about the outer mess?” they noted that if we remain in our hearts where truth, peace and Divinity live, we can more easily find equilibrium and right action than if we go outside ourselves to falsely identify with the mess that is the end of patriarchy.

The Angels explain, “We do not mean to minimize your suffering at the hands of patriarchy. We know so many of you are deep in the trenches of intolerable situations of pain. We ask you to trust this disequilibrium is coming to an end. We ask you to open your hearts to the truth that love, an immense love, is with you as humanity finds its way, a new way.  The very stars are sending you support. We offer these new Flower Essences as another tool of support during this transition to a New Earth.

Furthermore, we wish to reassure you that patriarchal structures are crumbling because they need to fall away. Not only that, but nothing can stop patriarchal structures from their dissolution. Humanity is on a wonderful evolutionary curve upwards and onwards. These structures are already in the rear view mirror, even as they try to revive themselves and cause mayhem on their way out.

You need not buy into patriarchy’s view of its end. Join us to view the changes through the lens of Divinity.  Stay in the truth that these endings serve all Oneness and must come before wonderful new beginnings.”

Brief Description of the New Essences

with longer descriptions to follow

Bears’s Breeches– Stability in the void between the collapse of old structures and the birth of the new, support as we create new structures for a New Earth

Celery– An electrical router bringing the support of specific stars to help us birth the new

Cleome– Helps each of our chakras expand and welcome in the higher vibrations while also staying in harmony and balance with our whole electrical system

Corona del Inca– Southern hemisphere wisdom about neutralizing northern hemisphere illusions & negativity. A needed counterweight to the destructive mind ideas of the northern hemisphere

Elephant Trunk Loosestrife– Support to be a harmonious part of the planetary herd

Garbanzo Bean– Help to dissolve tribal enmity

Goldenseal– Deepening support from the Elementals at this critical junction for humanity and the Earth

Honey Locust– Support to move through grief without our physical bodies suffering ill health

Rose of Sharon– Help to anchor in our hearts

Snake’s Head Fritillary– Help to work energetically clean and rise above irrelevant dramas that drain us of energy better spent on the work of spiritual transformation

Tree Lilac– Shelter for the vulnerable who suffer at the hands of those who work for small self interest instead of big self Oneness, a gift of love for those who persevere in living from their truth

Upwards and Onwards– This year’s Venus Garden combination Flower Essence brings vibrational encouragement to dump our small self baggage so our life choices serve all Divinity & all life

Bear’s Breeches Acanthus mollis

New structures of a new consciousness are coming even as we may not yet see their shape or form.  Right now the way forward may seem obscured by the collapse of the old.

Bear’s Breeches blossoms in an elegant and sturdy column of Flowers.  Its form was the inspiration for the Corinthian columns of ancient Greece.  Now Bear’s Breeches helps us feel supported in the void between what was and what will be.  It helps us usher in the new paradigms for a New Earth. It adds stability to our efforts to try new ways of being and imagine a new world into being.  When we feel wobbly or uncertain in our new ideas or new way of living, Bear’s Breeches is there to back us up and encourage us onwards.

I AM a pillar of strength in the creation of a New Earth.

Celery Apium graveolens

Birthing in any form is an arduous business. Celery Essence helps us access specific light energy for any birth process. Celery is supportive at the birth of a child, but it is also supports us to birth a new consciousness and a new way to live.

As a Flower, Celery is composed of panicles of tiny sparkling blossoms resembling a canopy of stars in the night sky.  Celery connects each of us to the light of the specific stars that hold helpful energies for our specific evolutionary process. No two people will get the same gifts from Celery Essence.

Think of Celery as an electrical router relaying light energy to our systems from exactly the stars that will illuminate our energy systems best. One additional thing to know is that Celery works best at night.  It also loves when we take its Essence then go out into the starry night to visit with the stars in person.

I AM the illumination of the stars. I AM the birth of a reborn humanity.

Cleome Cleome hassleriana

Much light is pouring into Earth to uplift and help us evolve. Whether we consciously welcome these energies or not, these higher vibrations are something that we must integrate into our electrical systems in order to stay vibrating at the same rate of vibration as our evolving planet.

As these higher vibrations enter our electrical system, each chakra must adapt to and find a way to welcome in the higher energies while also staying coordinated with the whole electrical system.

Cleome Flower Essence helps individual chakras pull out and expand as necessary to welcome in the light in a very balanced and orderly manner.  I love how Cleome Flowers reflect its vibrational strengths. It blossoms steadily from the beginning of the growing season to the end always spiraling out with blossoms in a whirl of symmetrical beauty. Its seed pods also reflect this balanced, stabilized expansive energy as they resemble outriggers, the lateral support floats found on certain kinds of seagoing boats. In every way, Cleome Flower Essence helps coordinate our chakra system to expand, spin and flow with these higher energies in a beauty, order and harmony of electrical patterning and form.

I AM the radiant health of my evolving light system.

Corona del Inca Euphorbia pulcherrima

This Flower Essence was made in Vicuna, Chile from an ancient Corona del Inca tree.  For many years we offered Corona del Inca on our Additional Flower Essence list where it described itself this way, “In this play of creation, there are many opportunities to rebalance and restore.  The planetary news may appear grim, but with each event a door opens for rebirth and renewal. Let me help you sow a different crop. I hold a wisdom born from a different template than the values of the predominating northern hemisphere.  These present values hold the globe in an apparent vice grip of mistaken notions of purpose and truth. Yet, do not fear.  This is no stranglehold. In bringing my energies and wisdom to the northern hemisphere, seeds of rebalance are sown.  Work with my Essence. Keep a bottle of my Essence in your home.  You need not understand exactly what my seeds are or what they will sow.  You need only feel into my vibration to know that I offer a new way to move, a chance for rebalance, a view from, as you say, “down under.”

Recently Corona del Inca asked to come onto the main line up with these new Flower Essences. Here is what it had to say, “I help to stabilize your electrical systems and your physical bodies when the vibrational changes leave you exhausted or disoriented.  I stabilize your systems when you feel drained by those who do not want change to prevail.  I act to neutralize even repel this negative energy so that your electrical systems and physical bodies can remain serene and unaffected by these low vibrations much like a mosquito net protects from mosquitos.  I also have considerable gifts to help you access the life force energy to keep going through all the change processes you are undergoing.

As I come from the southern hemisphere, I am a counterweight to the excessive mental activity and disorganized vibrations of the northern hemisphere. Think of me as like an anchor, grounded and steady in your physical bodies. While I have pressing business with those in the northern hemisphere, I will help anyone from anywhere on Earth to re-collect themselves and find integration and physical stability when the necessary vibrational changes leave you feeling scattered and uneasy.”

I AM the sanctity of my body, inviolate and strong. 

Elephant Trunk Loosestrife Lysmachia clethroides

Introduced by the Angels earlier in the summer in an earlier blog, this Essence comes on officially into the New for 2019 Flower Essences group today!

Elephant Trunk Loosestrife was created for the elephants of the Global Elephant Sanctuary in Brazil to help newly rescued elephants at the sanctuary become part of the herd, feel a part of something bigger than their individual selves, have consideration for other’s needs and find their place- all issues that are key for the many elephants who have spent their lives alone in captivity and who, when rescued, need support to find a new, more expansive experience of self as well as identity in their community.

The elephant’s call to make this remedy was really a call for all of us. Issues of belonging, finding harmony in a herd, living with respect for each other and in acknowledgment of our shared Oneness are issues that humankind faces with great immediacy and import. We were led to this Flower Essence by the elephants and in gratitude we offer it to the rest of creation that we may use it to help us tune up our vibrations so we, at long last, sing a song of harmony as a planetary herd.

I AM a harmonious member of our planetary herd.

Garbanzo Bean Cicer arietinum

Garbanzo Bean says, “The paradigm of patriarchy is dismantling at lightning speed. In aid of this dissolution, I help dissolve tribal enmity. I would be an excellent Essence to spritz at any gathering of tribes even if they are not so much family tribes but tribes of differing opinion. It would also help to put drops of me on the earth, in water or anywhere enmity and conflict have prevailed.  I will help all to heal from any belief that enmity and conflict are the only way problems can be resolved.  I know this is not the case, and I will happily show the way to a higher truth and a release of this illusion.”

This is one of the most ethereal, pure Flowers I have ever encountered. When I first met it in the garden, Garbanzo Bean Flower announced, “I AM the end of tribal enmity” and then a wave of pure white light washed over me like a palpable blessing and healing balm. It stands ready to share this light with you.

I AM the end of tribal enmity.

Goldenseal Hydrastis canadensis

“We, the Elementals made a promise in ancient times to stand by humankind in its evolutionary journey from mistaken ideas of individuated self identity to an identity of integrated Oneness and indivisibility with all Light.  Who are we, the Elementals?

We, the Elementals, are the builders of all form, the manifestors of creation.  Without us, all form would dissolve as a hologram with the light removed.  In each of your lives we help you manifest that which you desire.  As the light energy rises within you and what you want aligns more and more with Divine will, we can step forward into a more active partnership with you to make manifest your dreams.

If you are having throat issues right now, it is most likely the clearing of old ideas of what you thought you wanted.  We know it is unpleasant to clear these old stuck energies, so take Flower Essences like Flow Free and those from the Green Hope Farm Fifth chakra list. Also call us in to expedite the cleansing of this chakra so that, at long last, your will and divine will can be ONE, and you can express the unique note of creation that you are.

We had Molly make Goldenseal Flower Essence, a very ancient medicinal plant. The name reflects the significance of this Flower. Goldenseal is OUR energetic chalice representing in form the golden promise that we made to the human kingdom to help humankind in its evolution.

In working with Goldenseal Flower Essence, you work with a vibrational treasure we gift to you.  Goldenseal is not an offer to take care of your problems because in truth that would get you and the planet nowhere.  No, Goldenseal is our promise to partner with you in an evolved, co-creative way to make manifest a new consciousness within and without.  Goldenseal reveals and IGNITES the support you can receive from us, the Elemental kingdom.

Goldenseal’s energy clears, cleanses and releases the old at the same time it lifts you up and empowers you in a deepening partnership with us, your co-creators of a New Earth. We have waited a very long time for you to be ready for this Flower Essence, and we are deeply glad it is time.

If your personal situation feels dire despite your best efforts to heal, if you are feeling despair about the situation on Earth, if you want to make manifest a New Earth and new consciousness of Oneness, Goldenseal will release you into an experience of the mighty forces of US at your side.
This Essence turns on the tap to more LIGHT in your life. By working with Goldenseal you open to RECEIVE more support from us, the Elementals and we open to GIVE you more support.

I AM co-creator of a New Earth

Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos

Introduced by the Angels earlier in the summer in an earlier blog, this Essence comes on officially into the New for 2019 Flower Essences group today!

Created first for a beloved elephant at the Global Sanctuary for Elephants in Brazil, this Flower Essence helps us when grief has taken our feet out from under us and our health has suffered in consequence. This tree Flower Essence helps us stabilize and find an elemental, clear and productive way to process our grief.  It helps us work through our grief in a way that does not compromise our health. This is a timeless Essence that will help lift the physical damage grief has done no matter when the damage was done.

No matter the grief I must bear, I AM steady on my feet and grounded in my eternal identity as a timeless being.

Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

The only place of complete calm where we can access the infinitely loving perspective and reality of our Divine self is our hearts.  This Flower helps us find this place.

 I AM the heart of God.

 

Snake’s Head Fritillary Fritillaria meleagris

This is an ancient English Wildflower that rises a foot above meadow grasses with its dramatic bell shaped blossoms of finely articulate maroon and white checks. As a Flower Essence it helps us rise out of other people’s dramas with discernment and clarity about what is and isn’t our business and what is and isn’t our responsibility. It helps us work clean and stay out of the fray in situations that have formerly bogged us down. It brings dramatic clarity about what is truly in Divine order for us to participate in and what is not. It is particularly adept at helping us either shift relationships to a different course or let them go with confidence in our decision.

This letting go is vitally important right now because we must save our energy for the vibrational work that matters which is raising our vibrations to keep pace with the planet. Many dramas fritter away our energies and lower our vibrations with distractions that do not matter.

I AM clear and impeccable boundaries in alignment with Divine will.

Tree Lilac Syringa reticulata

Tree Lilac explains, “I AM the Tree of Life. I shelter the vulnerable, the disempowered, mothers and children and those who have suffered and continue to suffer at the hands of those who work for small self interest instead of big self Oneness. I AM there for you with the sweet love of my abundant blossoms and the sheltering strength of my many limbs.

Please remember that the incoming light is there for all creation. All have been given an equal opportunity to use this light to evolve. This does not mean everyone has embraced the light. I will help you feel buffered from those who resist the light and lash out because of their own frustrations with the rise in vibration.  Patriarchal individuals and social groups often find people who live by their moral compass annoying or even dangerous to their sense of entitlement.  Nonetheless, Earth needs you to live by your moral compass right now, and the truth within you calls you to live this way as well.  I help you feel sheltered and strong enough to keep fearlessly doing what you need to do. I help you access an immense reservoir of love and determination for persevering in your truth.”

As I stand in my truth, I AM safe and sustained by the light of creation.

Upwards and Onwards

In the dream the Beloved said, “ Pack only the essentials.”

What, I wondered, are the essentials? Our love for Divinity. Our love for the Divine in everyone. Our integrity. Our generosity. Our kindness. Our selflessness. Our eternal identity as one with Divinity. In a word, LOVE.

Nothing of the small selfish self can go with us now.  None of the trappings of “me”.  It’s all one now. We are in this together as we have always been, but now we know it.

This year’s Venus Garden was pure and simple. Radiantly beautiful but not complicated.  Nothing extra. The heart of the garden was Mehera Marigolds for Love of Divinity. There were Bells of Ireland to help us anchor within us the highest vibration possible, Cosmos so we can live and speak from the heart and Sweet Alyssum so we can be our most evolved self in physical form. Sacred Tobacco and other Nicotianas were there to help us purify and let go of the things we thought were our real identity but which tied us to the illusions of small self and stopped us from knowing our true self in Oneness.

The expression is usually “onwards and upwards” so when the Angels told me the name of the garden and its Essence, it was an aha moment. Onwards and upwards is the old process of the small self deciding what it wants and going for it, intent to move itself forward even if this negatively impacts others.  Now it’s upwards and onwards. Topsy turvy. We have to go upward into higher vibrations and anchor in our hearts. From this place of Oneness we can make decisions that serve all Oneness and take everyone onwards.

This does not need to be complicated.  It’s a letting go of a lot that simply must go.  Every one of us has things we need to leave behind. Our petty animosities. Our need to be right. Our ideas that since this is the way we have always done things, we need to keep doing it that way. Our backbiting. Our illusions that we own anything or have dominion over anything or anyone. It all needs to go.

Onwards and Upwards helps us dump what needs to be dumped, leaving only the Love to pack up and carry on. Preparations are over.  We’re in this now. It’s time to let go and let Oneness prevail.

 

And We Knit the World Together

Each week at the farm has its own themes.  On any given day we see waves of orders for certain Flower Essences. Sometimes the waves are Flower Essences that always flood out of here, but sometimes it’s ones that sit more quietly on our shelves.  Since we are all interconnected in indivisible oneness, this shouldn’t exactly surprise all of us in the office, but somehow it always gives us a thrill.  We relish these waves so much and often ponder what they mean.

This past week the Essence flying off the shelves in record numbers was Vision.  I love this Flower Essence combination mix, and I love how we made it.  To create this Essence we dedicated an entire garden season to growing a 50′ diameter mandala of Red Shiso in the shape of an eye. When the Red Shiso bloomed, we made an Essence from its blossoms in the pupil of the eye.

Much as it might seem Vision Essence would be straightforward in its strengths, it has mysterious depths and offers its gifts in a vast number of ways.  When people ask for specifics, I often mention the Hollywood cinematographer who, until his retirement, always took Vision before and during his film shoots. However, Vision has been used in so many ways by so many, sometimes for eyesight issues and sometimes for more abstract reasons.

One purpose that crops up a lot is using Vision to support us in seeing the big picture or seeing each other as part of a seamless whole. Even though Vision is for eyesight, we were not asked to make a mandala of two eyes but one.

My six year old granddaughter, Grace, now refers to Greta Thunberg as “our Greta” because she and I have spent so much time tracking Greta’s progress sailing across the Atlantic to our shores.  She arrived in NYC a few days ago.  With legs still wobbly from the transition to land from the high seas, Greta was asked by reporters the usual divisive questions.  Greta considered all of the questions then always answered in a framework of working together and not dividing us from each other.  She appears to experience the world not as an “us versus them” situation but through the lens of oneness with all of us needed to solve the climate crisis collectively.  I am grateful for her ability to articulate her mission and live it outside the box of the world culture’s divisive way of looking at each other.

The Angels note that many souls born recently will not have the same veil of forgetfulness about who they are and why they are here that we adults often have. Instead of a many decades search for meaning or purpose, they will quite simply know their missions right from the get go.  The example of this that the Angels gave was, yes, Greta.

At this press conference on the docks,  someone asked her when she became focused on the climate crisis.  She said she was 7 or 8 when she started to think about the climate crisis and what she could do about it.  I am heartened to think there are other young souls out there who are awake to their missions and ready to act.  What a gift this clarity and energy will bring us all.

The Angels often use the analogy of each of us as like an appliance that only works when it is plugged into the electric current of the household.  They note how ridiculous we would find it if we tried to plug the vacuum cleaner into another vacuum cleaner to get it to run.  The analogy gently reminds me to go to source for my energy.

Today I heard a podcast in which Marianne Williamson used a similar analogy of each of us being lamps that only work when we we are plugged into the electricity/ Divine source/ natural intelligence behind all creation. I liked how she took this electricity analogy a step further than me with my vacuum cleaners. We are all different kinds of lamps illuminated by the same light source.

How fortunate I am to experience so many different  kind of lamps each day.  In a time in which people can get bogged down in divisive rhetoric and imaginary ideas of separateness, I feel lucky that my week involves connecting with so many people from so many places in a space that acknowledges our commonality and connection.  I get to send out love with the love of the Flowers and I get to receive so much love back.  It never ceases to amaze me that each day  I chat and write notes to interesting people in Okmulgee, OK, Fuquay Varina, NC, Springs, NM, and dozens of other interesting places where our lamps may be different heights and different colors and needed to illuminate different things, but what illuminates all of us is a common source of love and light.

I started this blog thinking I was going to begin with writing about the other wave of the week- that was all the grandmothers we connected with who are hard at work helping to raise their grandchildren.  These grandmothers shine on and keep lighting up their worlds, knitting them back together after suffering and loss. I salute all the grandmothers- so steadfast and steady in their love. I feel lucky to be in your numbers, doing my best to knit the world back together at your side and taking strength from the example you all set.

 

 

 

Storytelling and the Hero’s Journey

Jim has a brother  who has a lot of funny things happen to him.  Whenever he is around, the conversation veers towards a retelling of humorous moments in his life.  This brother has a self deprecating sense of humor, so he often tells these stories about himself with a lot of wit ( and with a very loud voice which seems to be part of being a Sheehan man).

There is the story of his college friends pushing him into the middle of the runners at the Boston Marathon. Much as he tried to get back to the sidelines, police kept moving him back into the mix of runners. When he faltered, fellow runners encouraged him on.  And so he ran the final miles of the marathon in loafers before being crossing the finish line to be draped in a blanket by race officials.  As he likes to say, “I’m the only one in the family to finish the Boston Marathon.”

Another much repeated tale took place back in the days when he and Jim worked the night shift at an ice cream factory. Co-workers    (sadly on this fateful night this did not include a sensible Jim) challenged his brother to put a five gallon bucket of fudge sauce on his head. After the bucket was in place, Jim’s brother realized a suction had formed, and he couldn’t get the bucket off.  Covered in fudge from his neck up and unable to breath, he contemplated his imminent death by fudge. Fortunately he decided to try and break the seal by forcing his fingers up the side of the bucket into the gooey mass of fudge. Soon he had a cavity in which to breath, and eventually his co-workers realized they needed to help him remove the deadly bucket of fudge.

Well, you get the picture.  We like to sit around and tell stories as a family, and there are some good ones we never tire of hearing.

Yesterday I heard someone say that the time period we are heading into will be a time of great stories.  Generations from now,  people will still be telling stories about us.  I liked this idea.  It felt true to me.

The stories are not going to be lame chit chat. They may not be as funny as the fudge bucket story either ( though who knows for sure).  However, they will be BIG stories of us awakening to our oneness.

Unity Consciousness.

I suspect it will be hard to go back to anything less after we experience this.  As babies we don’t forget those fingers are ours once we realize their connection to our bodies.  I doubt we’ll forget our oneness once we know it with every fiber of our beings.

And this time of realizing we are all one is going to be epic and make for epic stories.

This is our collective heroes journey unfolding. Every hero has a limitation or flaw when the story begins, and we have that.  We think we are separate.

Every hero gets a call to action and a job only that person can do.  The quest may feel like a bad idea and one that the hero would rather not do.  After all, Bilbo Baggins didn’t want to leave the ‘Shire, nor did Frodo want to be the ring bearer, but these were their quests and each of us has ours.

The call has gone out to humanity. Now we are deep into the the quest with all its challenges. There are adversaries that would like to keep us in the dark, passive and feeling powerless.  There are mentors there to help us. LOTS.  No doubt there will be moments of song and feast when we can celebrate a victory along the way before we have to begin again on our journey.

And no doubt we will make it. And when we do, we will know ourselves so very differently, and everything we know we will have earned. The journey will be our making.

I know I keep yammering on about Greta Thunberg, but she is an example of someone who knows she is the hero of the tale.  Not because she wanted that role, but because she heeded the call and accepted that much as she might have wanted to just be an ordinary teenager playing with her dog, she had to rise to the challenge.  She accepted that she is the only person who can do what she is doing.

And talk about epic! She is on her way across the Atlantic right now in a sailboat. She no longer flies because of the carbon footprint of flying.  And this boat she is on is no cruise ship.  This morning she described it as like “camping on a rollercoaster.”  Regardless of her fears, she is on the high seas coming towards us in America to see who has a role in her adventure.

What are each of our quests? Are our quests shifting with these times or are we in alignment with purpose?  In these late summer days, as I sit out under the lilacs, knitting for the babies in my life, I keep asking myself this.  I am trying to go deep, deep, deep into listening. What is my mission and what is not?  Are there course corrections I need to make?  Sometimes I make errors and get involved in missions that are not mine.  I am grateful for all the beings and my own oneness in Divinity that swings me back to my course.

Of one thing I am sure.  Flowers and sharing their gifts that help take us towards knowing our Divinity and oneness remains my mission.  As I move around the gardens making late summer Flower Essences, I am so grateful that there are so many people in this oneness rising to the call of the other quests taking us to unity consciousness. I salute all of you. I thank all of you.

Many years from now, I look forward to sitting around the campfire and hearing the tales of your heroic journeys that took us to a New Earth.  In the meantime. I am so glad for the mail and email.  Each day, I get to read about your heroic journeys in process. Yes, there are no campfires or ‘smores, but there is heart to heart sharing and that is bliss!

PS A shout out to Taylor Sheehan ( the daughter of Fudge Bucket Sheehan) Thank you for giving us yet another reason why we are grateful Jim’s brother survived the Fudge Bucket experience.  Thank you for spending your summer with the women of Green Hope Farm.  We deeply appreciate your humor ( especially about your dad), your zest for life (and all things computer) and your indomitable spirit. We will miss your wardrobe weather predictions.  Have a wonderful sophomore year in college!

Balancing our Chakras with Flower Essences

One way to think about our chakras is to consider that the three lower chakras are the energy centers for our masculine energy in the world. These chakras hold the energies to ground, manifest, create/ procreate  as well as relate to our tribe of origin and all of the others we meet in our lives.

The upper three chakras are about our feminine energies with a focus on knowing our truth, living in alignment with this intuition, experiencing our oneness with all life and moving towards union with Divinity.

This leaves the heart chakra smack dab in the middle. It is the  place where the masculine and feminine meet in an expression of our unique soul purpose and love.

Here at the heart we balance the masculine energies of the three lower chakras and the feminine energies of the three upper chakras by moving and connecting all these energies through the divine transformer of the heart chakra.

While the individual chakras spin like whirling galaxies within us, the movement of energies between the upper half and the lower half of our energy system can be represented by a figure eight with its unceasing movement of all things into and out of manifestation.

Our first Venus Garden was called the Eight Garden. This garden helped us bring Green Hope Farm  and our Flower Essences into manifestation.

The summer of the Eight Garden was the one year the Angels asked us to open the farm to visitors,  During that summer we began each day in silence, sitting at the crossover point of the figure eight in the Eight Garden.  Any visitors and all of us tending gardens crowded into the spot for a blissful experience.

At the time, the center of the eight just felt like a great place to meditate,  Later I felt gathering there had helped us release what needed to be released, manifest what we needed for that  busy summer . This time also taught us about balancing the energies of our masculine and feminine energies into a constantly evolving dynamic  of receiving loving from Divinity and sharing this love with everyone who visited.

During the summer it became clear that  our mission beyond that growing season was to share our love and the love of the Flowers in the framework of Flower Essences. Sitting at the heart of the Eight Garden had helped us bring our masculine and feminine energies into a balance of receiving guidance, love and light and sharing what we had learned through the gardens and the Flower Essences.

When you go to the Find a Flower Essence page, it offers Topics as a way to search for a Flower Essences.  Chakras are one of the choices under topics. Under Chakras,  we’ve listed each chakra on its own page.  On each Chakras page we have listed Flower Essences we feel are linked to helping to solve the specific challenges of that chakra.

For example, the first chakra page  starts with a rectangular tab that has a brief descriptions of chakras in general followed by a tablet about the first chakra, it gifts and spiritual challenges then we have tablets of Flower Essences linked to the first chakra.

The new Elephant Trunk Loosestrife is an Essence listed on the First chakra list as it helps us find harmony in our planetary herd.

As each of us must balance our masculine and feminine energy regardless of gender, thinking about which aspect of ourselves needs support is one way to search through the chakra listings. If we have a lot of intuitive understanding of our lives but are having a hard time bringing these ideas into form, looking at the first three chakras might be a way to begin. If we are busy in the world but not clear about what our divine work is, the upper chakras might be a place to begin.

The information on the specific tablet for each chakra is detailed even though quite short.  When I have an injury or am ill, I try to run it through the filter of which chakra is involved and what the concern of the chakra is.  Each chakra tablet lists in brief the color, issues, spiritual task, corresponding part of the physical body and some of the physical challenges that may crop up when we are working to unblock or increase the light moving through a specific chakra. Here is the fifth chakra tablet for example.

The section closes with one called Alignment. This group of Flower Essences here  help us line up all the chakra into a smoothly running integrated system.

Snapdragon is one on the Alignment page. Its tall straight stalks reflect how it helps us align our column of seven whirling chakras.

A great deal of high vibration energy is coming into the planet for us right now. I find it helpful to consider that when we have a physical symptom somewhere in our bodies, it may reflect a temporary energetic blockage in a chakra that is making it hard for this energy to move through this part of our systems. By using Flower Essences connected to this chakras, we can focus on physical healing as well as support ourselves about the spiritual issues co-exisiting with the physical challenge.

For example, if I had a sprained ankle, this might be my process- Hmmm….a sprained ankle- this is a first chakra issue so what is going on with my  roots or relationship with my tribe of origin or the community I now live in?  Am I feelings safe and grounded in my life or wondering about my right to be me in my community or move forward in my life in the way I need to move forward? Having zeroed in on these concerns, I would look at the possible Flower Essences listed as focused on the issues of the first chakra and choose the ones that called out to me either because of their descriptions, their appearance or because something is pulling me to that Flower Essence..

To complicate things a bit, I also think of the left side of the body as linked to our feminine lineage and the right side of the body as linked to our male lineage, so if it were a sprained ankle on my left side I would consider what issues of perhaps guilt, worry, doubt or judgment I might have taken on from my maternal line that I need to work to toss while I take my Flower Essences. This layered approach would help me more confidently move forward, feeling secure in my connection to life regardless of how others experience my choices.

Right now, in so many situations, thinking about the chakras  is a very helpful tool for unblocking energetic blockages within us that are temporarily impeding the full movement of all this lovely light and love flooding into the planet to bless each and every one of us.

You deserve to fill up to the brim with this lovely light, and Flower Essences can help us do this!

This light is for ALL OF US and that includes you!

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!