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The Roots of Anxiety

In Billbergia, Conscious Living, Homework, Puya, Vriesea on February 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Today I had to make a decision on a rather benign and non-life threatening business issue. As I approached the point of commitment, I noticed that I was extremely anxious about what I was about to do.

As my practice is to ‘notice and not judge’ what I do, I decided to get to the bottom of the anxiety. Now when I say this, I wasn’t looking for a clear answer or a “memory of the time I…” which set up the current axiety. What I was looking for was a simple comfort with what I was about to undertake. After all, anxiety didn’t fit the situation… but it did fit my perception of the situation.

I was nervous.

My usual practice whenever something is stressful or emotional is to ‘sit with it’. By this I mean I sit with my ill feelings and allow them to float up into my awareness. If I don’t have time right then and there, I sit down at a later date and review the ill feelings when I can. Usually before bed.

My point is that I always review my inner stress the day that it happens. And it doesn’t take long to do so and bring closer either. Read the rest of this entry »

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Discovering The Sacred Heart

In Conscious Living on February 24, 2010 at 11:59 am

Do you dream of those days where you wake up inspired? Energetic. And clear. You know the days where you make up and your on a mission. Today was one such day.

This morning I woke up with the name of my brand new, soon-to-be released essence firmly in  my mind. The words “The Sacred Heart” became clear in my mind as the perfect moniker for the 5th essence in The Skyflowers “Silver Series”.

As I arose for the day, I felt more-than-clear. Now, some 3 hours later, the clarity has changed. I don’t mean that my perception of the world has dulled, I mean that the clarity I had early this morning has now taken on a luminosity. Wandering around the garden just now has been wonderful; with each color of a rich intensity. *Luminous. Read the rest of this entry »

Puya Mirabilis

In Flower Remedies, News, Puya on June 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm

IMG_2652Puya Mirabilis – Unraveling, Falling Apart. 

+ Shedding. Dissolving the central core. Watching your issues to fall away as you let go of content from your mind. Allowing your soul to shed illusions from your outer life.

– Core unraveling. Spiraling. Falling apart and watching your life follow suit. Unable to hold it together anymore. Uncoiling the tightly wound thoughts and rigid mindsets that bind you to a lesser life.

Why Change Anything?

In Essence Trials on April 8, 2009 at 1:14 pm

april-20072As I hefted the 20kg pot into position for repotting, the words “Why change anything?” entered my mind. Here I was about to uproot a perfectly good – but juvenile in my eyes – Puya mirabilis specimen and replace it with another more mature version. Read the rest of this entry »

More Notes of Puya Mirablis

In Essence Trials on February 26, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Puya mirabilis, as pictured left, like all plants shows the type of condition it is good for. In terms of “the doctrine of signatures’ – the reading of nature’s form – we often look at the branches, roots or leaves for clues as to the curative properties.
However, if we look beyond the obvious and look at some of the less glamourous aspects of growth cycles, we can see some interesting clues.
In this case, the way a plant displays it’s older, worn out leaves provides some great clues as to the progression of the mental and emotional condition.
If you look at the basal leaves of Puya mirabilis, you will see signatures of feeling brittle, jagged, frayed and falling apart. Likewise with the flower of Alignment, Canistrum triangularis, it is the older leaves and the ‘sheathes’ that these form which provide the most telling of clues. In that case, the ‘chakra’ flowers appear to connect to the layers of the human aura – which is in fact what that plant deals with, shock and trauma to the energy body.
In the case of Puya mirabilis, when we put the new growth ( on top, conscious ) with the old growth ( on bottom, subconscious ), we see a condition that points to a conflict between the conscious and subconscious mind. In this case that is exactly the condition that Puya mirabilis deals with – rapid growth in consciousness that causes instability, panic feelings or feelings that you are losing control ( over yourself, that mirrors as losing control over your life. )
The reason for these feelings of chaos is due to the difference, the ‘rift’ between the subconscious and conscious mind. In other words, the old material and ‘map of reality’ no longer works or is valid… and a new one has not been drawn up yet. The flower eases transitions and reduces ‘downtime’, helping you to remain grounded, in tact and whole as you do so. Great clues indeed!

Downtime

In Terminology on February 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm

‘Downtime’ is a term used in the Skyflowers world to describe the period that sometimes occurs after an emotional shift or transition has taken place. It refers to the ‘flattened’ feelings that arise after one has begun releasing the old patterns of consciousness, emotions or trauma. Read the rest of this entry »

Incubation of the Soul

In Essence Trials on February 24, 2009 at 9:20 pm

It’s one of those strange things about the essence making process. To this day – after making essences for just over 11 years now – I still have no ‘set formula’ or process that I follow when making a new essence remedy. One thing is for sure, it’s not a decision that prompts the making of a remedy.

So how does anything get done?

In the case of the meter tall beauty, Puya mirabilis, the process began about 2 years ago. ( Right at the point I said “No more essence making!” ) You would think that 2 years is a long time to make an essence, but like a good wine, it takes that long usually… or longer to produce.

Now before you think that I’m slaving away over study notes and laborius trials-in-error ( that was no mistake, I meant “in” not “and” ) the process is ‘back to front’ to the modern mentality of how we come to ‘know’ things. Read the rest of this entry »

Puya mirabilis

In Essence Trials, Flower Remedies on February 22, 2009 at 2:09 am

Puya ( pooy-yah ) mirabilis is one of the Earth-dwelling Bromeliads that belongs to ‘the ancestral’ sub-family – the Pitcairnoidiae. Like all other Bromeliads from this sub-class, Puya mirabilis must have an Earth-bound root connection in order to survive.
Looking very ‘grass like’ in appearance, this puya species has large buttercup yellow flowers which are borne on a flower spike that is 1m in length. As of yesterday, the plant in my garden has come into bloom.
The key words for this essence are ‘falling apart’ or ‘unraveling at the seams’. This useful essence – which is nearing the end of essence trials and will soon be released – ‘holds you together’ when you feel as though your world is falling apart.