Archive for the ‘Flower Essences’ Category

Restoritive Celery

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

This year I decided to try something new in my garden by planting the bottom of an organic celery stub to see if it would grow.  If you would like to join in the fun in your own garden, simply eat your celery stalks and then instead of composting or throwing the rest out, slice off the bottom, stick in the ground and water.  You will be pleasantly surprised at the results!  Within a few days new growth will appear and walla! You will be on your way to growing a constant source of this nutritious, fibrous vegetable.

A source of natural sodium, organic celery is also a powerhouse in providing vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and an excellent source of potassium, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and amino acids.

 

Noted Benefits of Celery

  •  Helps to reduce high blood pressure
  • Clears uric acid from painful joints
  • Good for your kidneys.
  • Anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties
  • Works as a diuretic
  • Relaxes your nerves
  • Helps relieve constipation
  • Balances your body’s PH
  • Adds fiber to your diet

As a flower essence, Celery can restore balance to your immune system when it’s stressed, or overworked from a long-term viral or bacterial infection.

 If you’re planning on adding Celery to your diet, please go organic because it’s been noted that celery’s thin outside wall is a magnet for pesticides.

Totem: Snapdragon

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

After all that freezing weather we had in February, it’s hard to believe that my two-year old potted Snapdragons were still thriving with new growth. These hardy plants are thought to have originated in Spain and Italy, and now in America they are the favorite in many gardens and plant stands.  Mediterranean people traditionally cultivated them for seed oil that was utilized similar to the olive. The Snapdragon’s many colors were also a good source for dyeing material.

It is said that Snapdragons have a magical ability to speak when you squeeze their blossom. Done correctly, its dragon-like mouth appears  revealing deep secrets of the future, and  protection from deceit and curses.

When used as a flower essence, this remedy release verbal aggression, and repressed sex drive. It’s great for animals that show hostility, biting. snapping, or eating disorders.

 

 About the Author…
Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up see her website.

Bell Pepper Flower Essence

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
This summer I knew my peppers were in trouble when the bees were  ignoring them.  As I surveyed my garden I realized there was simply too much competition from the cucumbers, tomatoes and the huge yellow, squash flowers, for the peppers to be noticed.  If I was going to eat my seasonal vegetable I was going to have to think outside of the box!

I thought to myself “now what are the bees doing to fertilize those flowers?”  Eureka!   Finger pollination to the rescue!  I’m glad I lovingly hand fertilized each flower because this action produced  a bountiful crop of peppers that I am still eating.

When used as a flower essence, Bell Pepper can help to alleviate stress from our lives, while re-balancing our body/soul connection.  It’s also a good choice when you need to relax or develop inner peace.

Sweet Pea and it’s Traditional Meaning

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

This year I’ve taken advantage of all the warm weather we are having and started working on preparing my garden site early.  This way when Mercury Retrograde comes around I’ll be finishing my project instead of beginning it.  A friend came over last week and helped me dig out the invading carpet of weeds and roots that made my garden space home for over a year.  A couple weeks under black plastic and my dirt patch will be ready for the spring planting of sweet peas.

Sweet pea has traditionally been used to find friendship, protect children and have good luck. Because of its wandering vines and fine tendrils, as a flower essence it is now taken to help wandering souls to ground, balance and harmonize with society, along with discovering their beautiful, unique talents and how to share them with others. With a delicate, feminine scent and flowers, Sweet Pea is associated with the Moon, innocence and chastity.

A great addition to anyone’s garden, Sweet Pea’s crunchy texture, and delicate flavor is good for stir fries, salads, and simply eaten off the vine.

 

About the Author…
 Barbara-Lynn Freed has over twenty years experience in Shamanism and teaches a 3 year Shamanic apprenticeship called Resurrecting the Old Ways:  Walking the Land & Honoring the Spirits in Right Relationship.  To find out more about this program and how to sign-up visit her website.