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can you clarify that bolded bit? meaning that if i'd been going to someone and talking about it, i would have "seen" what it had done for me, and that it was pointing me somewhere else.....? (meaning, that it did in fact do both those things, and i just didnt really see it, which i "get")..... now, when you say "in reading what you said"-- meaning just now? about my experience with chamomile making you think of centaury? 

sorry, no.  I meant back then.  Back when I brought up centaury for you it was because of what you were saying, how you were describing things and what your responses to questions were.  I was between cerato and centaury, but the more you talked the more centaury was emerging. 

 

And it's not that you weren't seeing things, or that the flowers were pointing you in different directions-I fully trust your experience.  It's more that an objective viewpoint (from someone not living your life!) could say, well, since those flowers seemed indicated and didn't do much that points to a certain way of being-responding to a flower initially and then fizzling has certain personality characteristics as opposed to someone who tries them and reacts badly or doesn't have any response at all.  All information is useful if you know what to do with it!  That's all.

 

dh asked for two of the JB books thru inter-libes. very excited. really, i just want to go live with him in wales. but then, i want to live in wales anyway...... it's my favorite place on earth. sigh. 

mine is scotland...but I hear ya!

 

thanks for the reply re: fred flower. lol. i think i get that. sort of. lol. since fred addresses several "key" issues for her, it would be worth trying even if her "causes" are not the ones listed, because it might help direct her to the right one/unveil some key element. 

 

is the FES site the best to order a large bottle of HH (centaury, obviously) from? or is there somewhere else... i seem to recall someone having issues with shipping from FES........??

they're just slow to ship-but lovely to deal with!  There are a few other places that carry them, but I tend to just go through them when I can.  Love them as a company!

 


Hope that helps clarify a bit, and please don't hesitate to keep talking if it doesn't!  I'm not always as eloquent as I could be. winky.gif

 

post #922 of 1068

got it. :-) well, i've said before i doubt i would have taken centaury unprompted.... so, again-- thank you! 

 

what you say about taking a flower and responding in different ways indicating certain characteristics intrigues me. care to elaborate? (feel free to say "no", lol... it just seems like that might be something helpful to know, when helping others find things....) <she says, with an angelic smile....>

 

post #923 of 1068

so... pretend i am not me. 

 

if, theoretically, someone wanted a FE for.... helping to strengthen themselves around other people... someone who had a hard time around other people's energies, especially really negative energies..... 

 

what FE would you suggest?

 

 

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Oooh I want to try at this though I doubt I'll get to the right FE... but this person has some empathic abilities? So are they looking to strengthen their own aura, and confidence?  What about letting things pass, ie. the energy to roll off of them instead of absorbing... (that's what I'm trying right now to do)

 

Maybe elm or oak? 

 

Day 2 with my new FEs and I swear to the goddess - I am calm... like really calm, almost like prozac, if I had ever taken it, calm) in the face of whatever pops up - family illnesses, breakdowns, work- i.e. not stressed about missing 1 day or feeling guilty or torn in 2 directions and I can focus on a to do list.  I am usually not a calm person on the inside - but now I feel like if that's how the wind is blowing... ok we'll go with that.  

 

I'm curious to see how this weekend goes, as that's when my family stress comes out because I try to cram in too much to do with not enough time and I end up either angry, bitter or grumpy we didn't get to it all before the weekend ended.

 

Seriously I should I have tried these a long time ago!!! 

 

 

 

 

post #925 of 1068

Hello lovely ladies of the thread!

 

I have been actively lurking for a few weeks now and finished all 47 pgs! whew! I wrote a message last week but then MDC shut down momentarily and froze up so I lost it. took me a while to get the strength to re-write!haha anyway, so I wanted to first thank all of you mamas for at times over-whelming amount of information and inspiriation on this thread... THANK YOU ALL!! I am a new MDC memeber as well as a new member to the tribe of motherhood. My sonny is 6 mos. I haven't really connected with any mamas on MDC yet and was feelin like this is the thread for me and hopefully I can connect here. Also I don't really have many friends who have children (I'm 22!) so these connections here would really mean a lot! I just started a correspondence herbalism class with Rosemary Gladstar and am absolutely ENCHANTED with FEs. I was introduced to FEs like many through RR, when my son was first born, but was intimidated by the single flowers- had no idea how to go about picking one. This very well could have been reflecting my general mindset bein a new mom and all. Now that I feel more confident in my mothering style, and my and my son's rythms I feel more confident with verything. Much of this confidence has been boosted by the flowers!

 

I started with my first single FE 3 wks ago while browsing sans-babe at my local co-op. I sat on the floor reading the repertories in my own world for a while and when I came upon Snapdragon I flashed on a dream I had the night b4 that I didn't remeber til then. My dream was of a bouquet of snapdragons in my back pocket! My intuition is rarely this strong so I heeded its wisdom and decided to bring that one home. Just b4 I entered the co-op I was feeling a bit angry at a friend who was inconsiderate and wanting to lash out, but instead opted to breath and "kill her with kindness" so to speak. When I read the short description of Snapdragon it alluded to helping with the shadow side- hostility. very fitting... Since then I have become obcessed and have picked up;

-Walnut- my son's teething, and to stay in tune with my inner guidance

-Star tulip- again staying in tune w inner self, as well as others and higher realms, dreaming, meditation

-Impatiens-new mommy patience ally

-Wild oat- sonny chose this one at the herb store and I figured it would be good for both of us to be open and find our path to our purpose ( he choses this one all the time! so amazing!)

-Stcky monkeyflower- for easing back into sex/intimacy post baby- been struggling a lot w/ this issue

-Sweet pea- for a sense of community- I have a lot of trouble feeling part of a group/feeling as though I am worthy etc...

and

-iris- for creativity- I feel that I used to be so creative, but with lil babes I seldom have time/ energy/capacity to be creative...that has been changing though since the FE's!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I am solely experimenting with FE's for the spiritual side of them. I have been consciously trekking my spiritual path for 4 yrs now, why I chose to be a mother was mostly for the spiritual challenge and growth. Now that I am finding more time for myself nowadays (baby finally figured out naps!!!yay!!!) I feel that I can head down my spiritual path again and also find my way to growing some roots for my family. I am completely immersed in the healing arts all day and hope to make that my lifes work through herbs, flower essences, dance/yoga, and my music. I am also interested in making my own vibrational medicine (FE's and gem elixirs) wondering if any of you ladies have done this!? I would be so grateful to join this wonderously intelligent group of you mamas and hope i can add something to the discussion!

 

                                           many green blessingstreehugger.gif, and much love!

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Welcome!  Can't wait to hear your experiences!

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another book recommendation.  not specifically FEs or homeopathy but more generally naturopathic:

 

NATUROPATHIC MEDICINE
Treating the whole person. 
by Roger Newman Turner

 

It's got a great figure abotu the relationship of vital force, emotions, structure and function/physiology.  Kinda coincidental that I managed to get my hands on it when I did.  A few days before, my mentor had done the very same drawing - though his version.

 

It's a lovely small book and really worthwhile reading for the first few chapters.  When it got into "your visit with a naturopath", my eyes glazed over and I went into skipping mode.  So, I do need to go back to finish reading.  But the first few chapters are great.

 

What makes Roger Newman Turner really worthwhile reading is that his father was also a classic naturopath (http://www.newmanturner.com/index.html and http://www.naturomed.co.uk/index.php?page=main).

 

On a somewhat related note, has anyone seen "The King's Speech" yet?  It's assigned viewing for me.  

post #928 of 1068

hunting for FE descriptions of blue cohosh and vitex (chaste tree).  i'm finding mostly herbal tincture descriptions.  does anyone know of emotional uses for them?  *cough* PB? *cough*

 

 

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I checked with DH, he does not have Chaste Berry Tree, but does have Black Cohosh, the description is:

 

 

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This elixir is to be utilized for overcoming old thought forms and old psychological scars, including those from past lives. It helps to regenerate relationships and to release tensions locked in the subconscious.

 

I checked Gurdas' book "The Spiritual Properties of Herbs" and also does not list Chaste Berry Tree, but he has a long description of Blue/Black Cohosh, so I think they would be pretty much the same. Would you like me to type up the description of Cohosh for you?

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hmmm, vitex.  haven't used it as a FE.  I've used others to support the pituitary but never this one.  wouldn't that be an interesting little experiment? 

 

I'm going with Mizram on the cohosh-I've the same book so my info would be the same as hers.  It's not one I tend to use a lot. 

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I checked with DH, he does not have Chaste Berry Tree, but does have Black Cohosh, the description is:

 

 

 

I checked Gurdas' book "The Spiritual Properties of Herbs" and also does not list Chaste Berry Tree, but he has a long description of Blue/Black Cohosh, so I think they would be pretty much the same. Would you like me to type up the description of Cohosh for you?

 

I found his description :)

 

If you've got something for blue that differs from black and if it isn't too too long, that would be lovely.  Otherwise, I'll use what I've found (I did find a little piece on blue cohosh at http://greenhopeessences.com).

 

 


 

 

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I found his description :)

 

If you've got something for blue that differs from black and if it isn't too too long, that would be lovely.  Otherwise, I'll use what I've found (I did find a little piece on blue cohosh at http://greenhopeessences.com).

 

 


 

 


I couldn't find Blue Cohosh, but I confess I didn't search hard. Unless they got their info from Gurudas, I doubt it would be the same, so here is the section on Cohosh from "Spiritual Properties of Herbs"*

 

 

 

 

 

Cohosh (Black or Blue)

 

Cohosh is found in wooded regions in much of the United States. It has traditionally been used as an antispasmodic, diuretic and sedative.

 

The easing of cyclical patterns, especially ones that are difficult for an individual to handle, occurs with cohosh. People may find themselves periodically moving into states on psychological levels, but spiritually this happens too. People sometimes go through periods of rejection and acceptance, bringing closer a spiritual oneness and them rejecting it for a time. At the same time, there is an easing on the emotional level of things that block an individual from a deep understanding of these cycles. Emotionally, you usually find reasons not to do things, like keep a diary of the cycles you are following, or come to know these habits more easily. These emotional reasons, whatever they are, are eased.

 

This herb may also be good for those who learn in spurts. When they are learning, they are learning only from one area, and then they wish to withdraw from it and put their attention on something else. Cohosh allows an easier focus to develop. It does not force the focus; it simply allows it to develop more readily.

 

The ability to comprehend patterns is enhanced. One better understands the way in which growth is made in spurts, and how this growth is taken deep within to be acknowledged more easily. One develops greater sympathy for individuals who are also struggling on such levels. The energies associated with this are released so the emotional body is cleansed, while the mental body is strengthened. This balance on a psychic level leads to greater intuition, especially when the law of cycles is affected. On subtler levels, the plant has the effect of acting like a diverging lens to ease the energies of a pattern, to spread them out so they may be seen more easily.

 

The plant has existed since Lemurian times, and it s a benefit for many. The purpose of it originally was strictly for cleansing the blood and for certain emotional states. This was even necessary at times in Lemuria, because the blood was able to take on certain attributes of  feelings, even to the physical level. This did no harm, but ultimately blockages developed, and an individual did not always understand things well. Gradually, the ability to cleanse the blood was transferred to other, more powerful herbs, such as red clover and chaparral. Moreover, the cyclical nature of the emotional body wand of feelings was better understood, so that the blood was not so affected. This is what was left by the Lemurians. The karmic lesson of the plant is to work with this understanding, so that people appreciate their cycyles.

 

The timing and energy patterns flowing among all the charkas is brought more clearly into focus. Suppose an individual brings energy first into the heart, and then they notice a few days later that these energies affect the throat so that is sore or perhaps digestion is affected. Most individuals will not fully understand this process; they will not even see a linkage between these points. They are not expressing the love they have felt. They are not activating their will in the world with this love, and they are not absorbing new teachings that are being shared with them. Cohosh may ease this problem and make the energy pattern more sensible, understandable, and therefore knowable in the physical body. Individuals may be more aware of the energy they take into the heart that moves into these other charkas, and the pattern becomes known to the individual more clearly.

 

All the meridians and nadis transfer energy more easily, the emotional body is calmed and given an inner strength, and the petrochemical miasm is eased. The fourth ray is brought more clearly into focus. The understanding of the law of cycles as it applies to astrological bodies is brought into greater clarity. An understanding of the seasons is of some importance. Thus, those who come to know the planets better on a seasonal level, the way they move through the various cycles, will find some assistance with cohosh. Farmers often use this herb, especially those who plant out of season such as with a greenhouse. The test point is the third eye.

 

* MODS: my DH is the publisher of this book and owns the copyright, so I have permission to post in full. wink1.gif

 

 

As an aside, the star M3 is also indicated for the Law of Cycles.

 

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* MODS: my DH is the publisher of this book and owns the copyright, so I have permission to post in full. wink1.gif

 

 

As an aside, the star M3 is also indicated for the Law of Cycles.

 

interesting.  now I have to go back and look...third eye is pineal or pituitary?  I always mix them up.

 

and NO WAY!  Does that mean he's who we petition to get it back in print?  I love this book and am so sad it's so very hard to find!
 

 

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interesting.  now I have to go back and look...third eye is pineal or pituitary?  I always mix them up.

 

and NO WAY!  Does that mean he's who we petition to get it back in print?  I love this book and am so sad it's so very hard to find!
 

 



Pineal.

 

YES WAY! He owns Cassandra Press. Gurudas left it to him in his will. Gurudas died under very strange circumstances in January 2001. DH also inherited his vast collection of books. We have some very obscure homeopathy volumes.

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much much thanks :)

 

those gurudas books are on my wish list but...  well, i have to prioritize my purchases.

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YES WAY! He owns Cassandra Press. Gurudas left it to him in his will. Gurudas died under very strange circumstances in January 2001. DH also inherited his vast collection of books. We have some very obscure homeopathy volumes.


I know.....I always shiver and salivate a bit when I think about what you must have.  sooooo lucky.

 

post #937 of 1068

Good morning:)

 

Subbing:)

 

I am so happy to find this thread.  I am very interested in this subject and can't wait to learn.  I haven't read everything here yet, I hope to catch up this weekend.  Sorry if this has already been asked and answered, but is there a book that you would recommend?  I am going to the book store this weekend and would love to pick something up/

 

Thanks:)

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redveg, squeee! i am so happy to "see" you here!!! <i still havent read the whole thread, blush....>

 

i have just got my hot little hands on julian bernard's form and function... that's the nerdy side of things, as i have been told. very excited to go sit at the cafe and be a flower nerd. 

 

 this one was the only one my local libes had... i found it really helpful, but i'd already been reading a ton online. 

 

i havent had any luck finding them in the book store, though i admit, i havent looked at the big ones-- B&N/borders. there's a borders closing sale here, maybe i should check that out..... 

post #939 of 1068

aweyn, I finally am getting my stuff together and looking to make some changes.  You are always talking so positively about FE's that I just have to check it out.  I have a few of the basic ones that I picked up from the local Co-Op and find it very interesting.  With my love of herbs and nature, FE's seems like it will be a great addition in my life.  I am excited and looking forward to learning:)  Glad to see a friendly face here:)  I am going to do some checking online before I hit the book store.  It's a 45 min drive on the highway for me to get to the closest Borders.  Small town living can be a pain sometimes.

post #940 of 1068

i know you'll love them! you perked up to them almost the first time i mentioned them in the WWL thread! i do think there's something to people who love plants being helped by FEs.... maybe even more so than by other things. i "knew" i was on to something once i realized that FLOWERS could be healing. made my desire to spend all my days in my garden with my flowers make sense, kwim? and, i hear you on the drive. had that in OR. it has its benefits, too, though. ;-) 

 

there are loads of friendly faces here. it's an amazing thread. flowersforyou.gif

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