|Evening Primrose by Danielle Rose|
Flowers are more than just beautiful to look at. They are powerful medicine for both the body and spirit. This week we discussed several flowers and how they can benefit healing on many levels–from alleviating the winter blahs, to dissolving life-long trauma.
In Flowers of Fall–Harvesting strength for body, heart and soul Danielle Rose writes, “[Autumn
flowers] are bright and cheery, and these attributes are mirrored in their emotional and physical benefits, perhaps to strengthen us for the winter ahead.”
“I smiled a sad smile, but with hope in my eyes because of the flowers,” Charla said. “The small touches of color that bloom, un-manicured, uncultivated, un-watered and supposedly unloved, but blooming nonetheless despite their circumstances.
|photo by Charla Dury|
On the other end of the spectrum, easy-to-care-for bulbs such as amaryllis bring color, spirit and strength indoors all winter long.
Danielle shows the basic of caring for amaryllis in Amaryllis: Bring pride, beauty and success into your home all winter long.
“This stately flower symbolized success after a battle or struggle, and that the amaryllis’ height symbolized intense pride in Victorian England,” Danielle writes. “They were often given as gifts of recognition in the arts. It has also been said to symbolize inner beauty.
And perhaps the most powerful of all spirit medicines is the flower essence. Tara Ann introduces us to the power of flower essences in Flowers Healing Body & Mind, and Dr. Lisa Avila shares a case study of a woman with a life-long fear that was all but banished thanks to the help of star of Bethlehem in Spiritual trauma and Star of Bethlehem: A case study.
|Star of Bethlehem|
“Within a month, she reported feeling substantially better, and as this treatment progressed, her fears retreated to what she described as ‘very low level,'” Lisa said. ” Flower essence therapy is a very subtle yet powerful therapy that can deeply shift all levels of the human condition, regardless of the origin of the insult or injury.”
Have you ever felt the healing power of flowers in your life?
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