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.


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.

Austrian Copper Rose

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.


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.



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.


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.


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.