Ocotillo Flower Essence
For the Seeker
"I have a deeply personal connection to this desert soul, the long + thorny + outstretched arms of the Ocotillo from my childhood home provided me with a strong sense of protection. The shadows would dance in my window at night. Ocotillos are graceful, they are strong yet delicate considering the juxtaposition of their soft leaf formations and red flowering tips to their dramatic spine like fingers.
Like most desert plants, they are resilient and can withstand such intensity within their surroundings. When these beauties are in bloom, they steal the show. Nothing compares, not even the grand Saguaro.
The essence of this fiery flower is what I have created for you all so that you too can share in the strength, protection, sacral and root balancing medicine that it so graciously provides. This essence grounds us in time and space, it wakes us up to our own inner wisdom, inner connectedness, our sensuality. The bright red flowers radiance invites us to slow down and travel deeper into our experience. Ocotillo brings us peace and mental clarity so that we may pursue our relationship with both the higher channels of our consciousness while we balance the power of the fire element within our body/mind. Together we embark on a new journey of the soul and together we rise.
Elemental healing: Fire + Air + Ether
BUT FIRST...WHAT IS A FLOWER ESSENCE?
Flower Essences embody the wisdom and energy teachings of the flower in which they are created. When you work with the energy medicine of the flower, you are choosing to spend time in the healing energy of the plant. Using a flower essence is the act of drinking or anointing oneself in the beauty, the presence, and the unique landscape in which it and its medicine comes from.
Flower Essences are the most gentle form of herbal medicine but can be the most profound when it comes to healing and repairing our mind + body + spirit connection, when working through challenging + difficult times, when honoring a grief cycle, when remembering pleasure, and when working through trauma to name a few of the many examples.
How amazing do you feel when the spring and summer flowers begin to bloom and the land is bursting with life? Do you feel receptive, hopeful, at peace even? Flower essences represent this healing energy, and they are helpful little tools for bringing balance to our emotions no matter how up and down they might be.
Our Flower Essences are created by infusing newly opened flowers into water through a special meditation + ceremonial practice. This ritualistic process in combination with my energy work background extracts the flower’s vibrations and vitality. The final steps allows these potent little remedies become a gentle ~ yet profound preparation to help support your nervous system.
Using flower essences allow us to come into communion with the very core of who we really are, giving us the opportunity to act, love, and flow from our vital force. They support us by removing the obstacles, negative patterns, and the roadblocks to moving though trauma. In essence, they are balancing to our overall emotional growth and wellbeing.
Think of the way music or art can feel and be experienced in both the physical and the energy body. We often feel moved by the frequencies, by the vibrations. Flower Essences have their own vibrations + frequencies that can alter those within us, allowing us to open up > unfurl > transform > access > unpack > fully blossom.
Flower essences permeate our energy field with their healing vibration, bringing balance to our emotional patterns and how we respond to them. As emotional beings, without fail, we will feel and integrate into the world around us and can always appreciate a little support.
They help us course correct, resolve, and overcome outdated patterns, creating more space for deeper, more conscious connections to ourselves, to others, and to spirit.
Working with Flower Essences grants us the time and space to sit and rest in our quiet. Every drop is special, sacred, a pause. Their healing potential is both immense + overflowing and their ability to hold us is a feeling beyond words.
Flower Essences are wonderful tools to help us connect to our true nature, to our joy...they help us remember that approaching our own needs comes first - otherwise we will be giving and showing up from an empty place.
HOW DO I USE A FLOWER ESSENCE?
The wonderful thing about flower essences is that there are so many ways that we can bring their medicine into our lives. We can use them like we would an herbal tincture, taking a few drops and up to a dropper full directly under the tongue or in your favorite hydrating drink. Perhaps it’s topically that you prefer, you can absolutely use any flower essence directly on the physical body. Some people like to gently dab a few drops on pulse points, the heart, the nape of the neck, acupuncture points or marma points, or any place where your intuition directs you. The essence can even be added to your daily moisturizing body oil or face oil. We love to use them in the bath, in our hair, or try adding a few drops to a mister bottle filled with water and using it in a room or on yourself."
Enjoy the ritual.
Handcrafted in Tucson, Arizona by Bhava Wellness.