Why Flower Essences Matter & More about the Need for Energetic Sanctuary

As the vibration continues to rise, dramatic situations intensify, ever reminding us to ground in the sanctuary of our hearts. Because everything that is occurring is first an energetic circumstance that then plays out in the material world, Flower Essences are an extremely important tool for right now.

Here is a message I received from my “upstairs” guidance recently when asking for advice about how to explain to folks about the need to take energetic care of their Flower Essences:

“Humanity is going through many electrical shifts. Mechanical and chemical tools do not address electrical shifts. This is why Flower Essences matter. They are electrical tools not mechanical or chemical tools so they can efficiently and effectively solve electrical concerns. They need to be treated with reverence. They have waited in the wings for their time. This IS their time. They will do what is needed to bring necessary electrical changes into manifestation in everyone’s electrical systems. They need respect not so much because they can hurt but because they cannot hurt and because they can help when so much else cannot help.

People are casual about things they need most: air, food, water, divine light and love. They often come to Flower Essences with the same casual attitude just when they need them most. It is good you treat all Green Hope Farm Flower Essences with care and suggest others do so as well. People will look back at this time differently. They will see the gifts of Flowers and their Essences were in plain sight yet few saw this. It will be like one of those gothic stories in which the heroine misses the obvious- doesn’t see her circumstances clearly and doesn’t choose until almost too late to do what she needs to do. Keep focusing people on the wonderful, practical, effective, life preserving, life enhancing and life changing nature of Flower Essences. Keep reminding people to take care of their Flower Essences. What they do with this information is on their watch.

Just as Divinity exists in the midst of people and calls to them and many do no hear this call or open their hearts, many will not notice the gift of Flower Essences. This is not your concern. Your concern is taking Flower Essences seriously and offering them to those who have woken up to their gifts. Sometimes the answers are in plain sight and few see this. This is the case with Flower Essences.

The vibration has hit a level in which most people feel something is going on, but for those who do not quiet their minds and listen to their hearts, it is going to be hard not to just go on with the patterned response of doing more of the same solutions that did not work. For those who have somehow noticed something different and experienced something that has shown them there is another way to proceed, this noticing will be a saving grace and will lead them forward to tools like Flower Essences and an understanding of the energetics of a changing reality.

It is funny and quite wonderful that so often it is the animals in people’s lives that show them the gap in the curtain of a mechanical and chemical world view. The electrical sensitivity of the animals shows them an alternative way to proceed. It is quite heartening and all humanity should be grateful to the animals for this.”

So in response to the many questions about care for Flower Essences, I would like to say that because they are energetic and hold energetic information, our best bet about caring for our Essences is to energetically care for the space where we keep our Essences. The great thing about this solution is that it allows us to live in energetic sanctuary at the same time as our Essences. Additionally, we can use our Flower Essences to create this sanctuary by putting Essences in a spritzer bottle with water and energetically clearing the space we live in by spritzing this space with the Flower Essence in water solution. Here is more about spritzing.

I encourage you to energetically clear the space you live and work in each day for your own sake as well as the sake of your Flower Essences. Because there is so much going on energetically right now, many people are responding to this shift in vibration in dramatic ways that often times feel particularly aggressive. This means that creating sanctuary and routinely cleansing this sanctuary is more important than ever both for our Essences and for ourselves.

The Angels went so far as to create a Sanctuary Flower Essence combination remedy last year to address this concern. There are many Flower Essences that help clear a space including Comfrey, Violet Transmuting Flame Violet, and Flow Free and there are many that help maintain the energetic integrity of the space including Golden Armor, Teasel, Pennyroyal and Wing Span of the Senses. Check our the topics of Protection, Cleansing and Boundaries for more Flower Essence suggestions.

At the close of our long description of our Irish Flower Essences is a General Template for Land Clearing. Scroll to the end of this document and you will find this template. This technique works equally well for clearing an inside space as an outdoor area. In fact, any request you make to the Angels and Elementals to energetically clear any place will be honored. My template has certain specifics that I have found improve the efficacy of energetic cleaning. However, the Angels and Elementals would much rather clear your space however you ask for clearing than have you live in a pocket of heavy, stuck energy. Why do you need to ask for this clearing? The Angels and Elementals must respect your free will and energetic cleansing happens only through extremes of weather and geological change unless you get involved and ask for a more gentle cleansing.

Recently I have been working with a wonderful and earnest vet to help her keep her inventory of Flower Essences clear and vibrant. While she was keeping the Essences away from the computers in the office, she had not thought about other particulars of a vet’s office and why energetic clearing and protection was so necessary.

People come to a vet’s office with their ailing, beloved animal friends. The animals are going to soak up any good vibration in the office to help them feel better including the high energy information of the Flower Essences on the shelves. The people visiting a vet’s office are often releasing much emotional energy of an intense, confusing and dense nature. They too will tap into the Flower Essences on the shelves. Because absorbing our dense electrical energies is part of the animals’ service to humanity, they will absorb as much of their people’s heavy energy as they can. However, there will still be a lot of heavy vibrational energy left over. As you can see, there is a lot of energetic activity at a vet’s office!

If the people working in a vet’s office could see the energy left behind, they would do the energy clearing without fail each day. Without this clearing the space gets denser and denser with sorrows, fears and other dense energies to the point that of course our animals don’t want to go to the vets nor does it feel like a sparkling serene place for the animals or veterinary staff to be. Flower Essences can help with specific issues animals are feeling but will get drained off of their information quickly if the office remains full of heavy energies and they are the only candle in the dark there to assist the caring vets with the energetic work of the office.

There are many spaces where this kind of energetic issue is a serious concern. Dentists have the highest suicide rate of any group in the country. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of heavy, dense energy dentists work in as most of us leave a lot of emotional energy at the dentist’s office when our teeth (representing the very roots of our lives) are cleaned. Doctors’ offices are the same as are many other places. Any building where people congregate could benefit from being cleansed.

What to do about all this? We can all help by clearing these spaces before our own visits to the vet’s, dentist, doctor’s or other space where we know a lot is going on. When you routinely clear your own home in the morning, visualize clearing another space too. We can clean up the messes we have created! Excellent tools are in our hands and helpers more helpful and loving than we can understand are with us!

A Report from Hotel New Hampshire

This one is for all those folks out there who have survived another holiday season. Kudos to you my friends.

Here at Hotel New Hampshire the last two guests will check out today. No doubt it will be after they leave sixteen more dirty dishes in the sink, but nonetheless, it will be a bittersweet moment.

I love all the guests at Hotel New Hampshire. I love being innkeeper to the motley crew that fill the beds. I love their noise, their games, their intensity about Whist which spills over from the games themselves to many days of discussion about the probability of certain hands, their music, their rough and tumble. I love the whole scene. They can even make puzzling assembly into a contact sport.

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However….. this year I was humbled by the hoards in a completely unexpected arena of innkeeping: dining services. After thirty five years in the kitchens here at Hotel New Hampshire, it was a challenge to feed my guests.
Once upon a time there was one guest who had special dietary restrictions. This year every guest spoke to me in advance of necessary dietary requirements and the mindset behind their food regimes. Several spoke of gluten issues. One explained food combining with venn diagrams . Others outlined the finer points of their vegan diets. Some spoke of a corn/dairy/ white flour/ sugar issues. Some desired red meat if not combined with grains. Others wanted whole grains but only certain kinds of grain. Fish seemed to be okay for some but not others. One person said they would check out from Hotel New Hampshire if branade, a french dish combining salt cod with heavy cream and olive oil was not served. Others abhorred the thought of cream passing their lips and asked me to stock almond and hemp milk. Dairy in general was a hot topic. Embraced by some and shunned by others. Kale seemed good except for those who loathed it. Sausage was a no go unless made without pork, beef or poultry, except for those who wanted pork breakfast sausage each day. In light of these conflicting requests, I decided to prepare the masses for menu changes and plead for mercy as I scrambled to think of what to serve each beloved guest.

I texted my expected guests to talk about food items I thought met the requirements.

Big mistake. Big.

The texts that flooded in shattered any illusions I had that one or two foods were acceptable to all the arriving guests. After this barrage of information, I wasn’t even sure water worked for everyone.

Did I run for cover at this point and sensibly give people vouchers for MacDonald’s and tell them the kitchen was closed? No, instead I dove deeper into the quagmire of my own creation and texted them specific menu ideas.

This was a red cape to many bulls.

My soon to arrive guests took to the phones to respond to my sample menus. From near and far the traditionalists weighed in that possible items like roasted beet soup in acorn squash or grain loaf with mushroom tamari gravy were not going to cut it. Roast beef, yorkshire pudding topped off with English trifle LIKE ALWAYS was the cry from the hearts of the traditionalists.

I felt a bit of a pang then. I had been ready to serve sawdust grain loaf to please the masses, but here were beloved house guests pleading for heavy cream and butter as usual. I hadn’t expected to hear from them. I thought they would at least pretend to agree that sawdust grain loaf was better for our health. In fact, I had banked on it and had made the loaf already.

I ate said loaf by myself for six meals in a row. Yum. Yum.

After this menu hoopla, I decided there was no solution but to serve everything. Everything I could think of and more that is. Think groaning tables of side dishes with sticky notes giving ingredient lists.

For the last month, I have plunged into each meal determined to offer the usual Dickensian fare, the gluten free baked goods, the roasted root vegetables, the kale salads, the seaweed, the tempeh, the tofu. And yes, the rice. Each day I have made an enormous pot of rice. Rice was the one food we agreed on. I suspect Grace now thinks of Grandma’s house as the House of Rice. She runs into the kitchen each morning and asks for a big bowl before we begin our mornings together.

And what have our mornings been this last month? A picture is worth a thousand words. It takes a lot of trips to the grocery store to feed vegan, meat eating, paleolithic, food combining, white food free, sugar free, junk food loving, dairy free, butter and bacon loving beloveds all at the same time.

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The Angels at the Winter Solstice

I have been fortunate enough to work in partnership with the Angels and Elementals for almost thirty years. Our work together is tied to the seasons. Within this cycle there are four days in the calendar year that are particular opportunities to celebrate, give thanks and take our partnership forward with new plans. These four days are the Autumn Equinox, the Winter Solstice, the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. Right now I want to talk about the Winter Solstice with a quick look back at the Autumn Equinox.The Autumn Equinox begins the natural cycle of the seasons. It is a time to lay to rest what happened in the previous growing season, take stock and ask for support for the next year’s growing cycle. IMG_4894

The Autumn Equinox is almost always the day that the Angels and Elementals wrap our joint project to create a new Venus Garden Essence. The Venus Garden holds a very high vibration here at the farm and is regrown completely from the ground up each season.
This garden is one of the main places where the Angels and Elementals bring down the high vibration energies that will help us humans move forward spiritually and electrically in sync with our evolving planet. The Angels and Elementals lock these energies into the Flowers grown in this garden then transfer the vibration the Flowers create together into the year’s Venus Garden mix. This transfer into a readily available Flower Essence mix makes it possible for anyone to access this template for change. The work done in the Venus Garden is the most cutting edge work done at the farm. It is always an effort to make ready the vibrations you will most need to grow and evolve in the years ahead.IMG_0035

The Venus Garden Essences over the years have included Phoenix Rising, The Sunflower Spiral, Love Prevails, The Alignment Garden, Don’t Worry-Bee Happy, Loving What Is, Gratitude, The Eight Garden, Balance in a Blue Moon and this year’s Effort and Grace.

The Autumnal Equinox is a time to harvest what we have learned and acknowledge what still needs to be learned. It is also a time of letting go to the wisdom of our Angelic and Elemental partners about what is needed next. Over the years my requests for help have morphed from me presuming I know what I need to simply asking for help. After thirty years together, I realize the Angels and Elementals know better than me what I need to solve my own difficulties. In other words, I try not to ask for a shiny red Maserati because I am sure it will make me happy but instead ask for help to make the vibrational shifts that will make me happy whether I have a shiny red Maserati or not!

After releasing my hopes and concerns into the hands of the Angels and Elementals at the Autumn Equinox, I turn my attention to the Flower Essences made during the previous season to see who wants to step forward to be shared with all of you.

The new Essences always feel like a cohesive group, and because the Angels have the advantage of REALLY seeing things in overview, they always have ready Flower Essences to specifically help us navigate the vibrational times we find ourselves in. In case you haven’t checked out this year’s introductions, here they are.

Once these new Flower Essences are launched, there is a bit of a lull as I wait for the Winter Solstice. As you may recall from previous blogs, the Angels are the architects of form. They design and the Elementals implement and make manifest the design. Here at the farm, the Angels create a plan for all the Green Hope Farm gardens. These designs are ready for me to receive tonight, the Winter Solstice. They are not available for me to download before this moment, but after the Solstice they will be available at any point throughout the growing season. If I fail to get some detail when I first transcribe the plans, I can go back and get clarification later.

While tonight at the Solstice I can begin to transcribe the designs and specifics for all gardens at the farm next summer, I probably won’t get more than a little bit on paper. Instead, we’ll celebrate!

Because this night is all about the Angels part in creation, I usually drag everyone at the farm out into the snow to light candles in the dark and sing all the songs we know about Angels. Despite some eye rolling before they are out in the snow, everyone ends up loving this moment.

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I am particularly grateful to the Angels this year. So many have had a difficult year. It has been a bumpy ride for humanity, but always the Angels have been with us. And they will remain with us ever reminding us that we are not alone in the dark. Angels and so many other beloveds are helping us cross the thresholds to a new humanity. And not only are the Angels there with us, but they know humanity is going to make the necessary shifts. Their presence restores our hope. Love will prevail. Our better selves will prevail, and thank Divinity, the Angels will be with us every step of the way.
I hope you have a blessed Solstice and that you too feel the love of the Angels filling your life with their love and support!

Flower Essences for this Unusual Energetic Time

What energetic shifts we have navigated this fall! And the shifts keep rolling!

The Angels describe the energy as like a tornado hovering over our inner landscape uprooting everything that needs to go. Some days it feels like everything that needs to go is literally everything.

To put it mildly, this is one heck of a complex energetic shift we are making!

My understanding is that we have at least a few more weeks until this particular energy push eases and another kind of vibrational encouragement is felt. I thought it might be helpful to mention the Flower Essences that have been flying off the shelves to support our alignment with this planetary energy work.

Wing Span of the Senses and Golden Armor
Good boundaries are a must for all of us right now. We have a right to have our energy field respected. In addition to the support that Golden Armor gives us to maintain the sanctity of our energy system, Wing Span of the Senses supports us to find clarity about our interactions with others, especially if we are in caregiving/service/ teacher/healing fields. This Healer’s Toolbox gem has been the GO TO to for this work as it helps us maintain our energetic integrity even as we stay in the trenches supporting others with kindness and compassion.

Zucchini, Charles de Mills Rose, Vitality, Recovery and Austrian Copper Rose
This particular energy shift has been very exhausting for many. These Flower Essences have been particularly popular to help us feel refreshed and restored during these shifts.

Zucchini is one that we are paying attention to because so many of you all over Earth are sending for it. This is always a sign to us that an Essence is addressing the particulars of a planetary energy shift.

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Charles de Mills Rose is one of the Angels introductions for this fall. The New Essences are always tied in to energy shifts the Angels know we have to navigate.

This is what one of you said to us about the New Essences in a letter to us today, “I celebrate the timeliness and extraordinary gifts of the New Essences for 2014. They have been included in every custom blend I’ve made since the package arrived. I feel the flowers and their essences in this group are availing deep benefit to each individual who takes them which is also benefitting the collective.”

Vitality and Recovery are two tried and true Essences that are calling to many of you right now. Recovery has many Tree Flower Essences in it that help us feel strong down to the very fiber of our beings. Austrian Copper Rose is another one of the new Essences showing surprising versatility. It is deeply restorative.

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I haven’t connected with anyone during this time who isn’t navigating a lot of change and dealing with a lot of interpersonal drama in the wake of the everything these energy shifts are precipitating. All this rapid fire change can be very disorienting. Here are a few different groupings of Flower Essences that help us with this situation.

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Indian Pipe, Anxiety and Arbor Garden-
These three help us with the underlying “What the heck is going on?” feeling. While Anxiety remains our most popular Flower Essence remedy, Indian Pipe has been particularly popular as it anchors us to an experience of elemental peace and brings home the truth that peace is the reality beneath the surface tumult.

The Arbor Garden helps if the changes include the loss of beloveds. It helps us feel the oneness that connects us even to those who have died.

The animals also love these three Essences as they are feeling these changes intensely as well.

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Grounding and Rosa Gallica
So much rapid change can make us feel ungrounded and disoriented. Grounding not only helps us stay present in the now of our life just exactly where we are, but it also helps us feel strong enough to stay the course. Like Recovery, it has many Tree Essences in it. These always support us to stay rooted, even as we are blown about by the winds of change.

This fall the Angels brought forward Rosa Gallica from its long time quiet presence on our Additional Flower Essence list. This very ancient Rose helps us ground to the heart of the Earth. This is different than simply being grounded to Earth. Since Earth is a sentient being, when we ground to the Earth in general we loop into everything on the surface of the Earth. This is a mixed-bag needless to say! However, when we anchor to her heart we connect to the timeless, eternal, love reality of our planetary home. This helps us too live from a place of clarity about what is eternal and what is temporary.

Among the Flower Essence collections that people gravitate to in intense times is the Irish collection. This collection also taps us into our eternal identity beyond temporary circumstances and helps us navigate things falling apart with equanimity. Omey Island and Thyme from Omey are among two of the Irish ones that have been very much in demand. We have also noticed a lot of Common Knapweed going out the door.

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It is important for us to be kind to ourselves during this sort of upheaval. This energy shift is global, but it affects us in the particulars of change and oftentimes loss. Common Knapweed helps us be kind to ourselves and not fall into a mind trap of “I am doing something wrong.”

I also like the new Venus Garden Essence, Effort and Grace, for this, as it reminds us our effort is enough no matter what does or does not happen.

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With so much turmoil and change, there are many Essences for helping us deal with our grief. Grief & Loss is joined by a new Rose Dainty Bess which helps us when we are laden with griefs we wish to lay down.

I thought it was interesting that the Angels chose this time to introduce Golden Hedge-Hyssop. This is a Flower Essence that supports us when we feel shame about how much we are feeling. There is a lot going on. There is a lot to feel. Shame just gums the works. Golden Hedge Hyssop helps us see our feelings as guideposts on our path not liabilities.

In the comfort of Flowers and their Flower Essences, the Angels remind us that they are ever with us, helping us through this time. They know this is a lot to navigate, but they stand ready to help us in each and every moment. These many Flower Essences are one of the many ways they are caring for us as we awaken to a more expansive understanding of ourselves.

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!