SYNCHRONICITY, my favorite. Synchronicity makes me smile. My friend Janette took the photos included. She told me that she and my sister, Charmaine, had been talking about Sunflowers last week, the day before my blog. I picked up their thoughts telepathically or in the ethers I Suppose, or from my high self who likes to surprise me with the knowing of the interconnectedness of us all.
Also, a few days after my last blog, Janette sent me these photos and mentioned that a lady in Hermosa Beach plants Sunflower seeds all over the town. They do well as they are wild flowers. Janette said that when she was a child, her mother helped her plant a hedge of Sunflowers and that they always make her happy.
Last week I included a quote from “Green Hope Farm Flower Essences” Venus Garden, Sunflower Spiral. Today the quote is from the Essence of the individual Sunflower, Helianthus:
“Sunflower knows that each of us is a manifestation of Divinity in physical form. It helps us to be a chalice of light.”
Flower Essences are amazing to say the least. If you would like to discover them, call Green Hope Farm Flower Essences. The people there are happy to talk with you and answer your questions.
When I was about six years old, my Sunday School teacher taught us that a ray of sunlight is never separated from the Sun. She said we are like that with our Creator, Father, Mother, God. She said we can never be separated from God’s Love. Sunflowers, Including their leaves and stem, follow the sun from dawn until dusk. They gently keep turning their faces toward the Sun. If you sit very quietly next to one you may observe this. (Or you can view with time lapse photography.)
Sunflowers remind me of that idea. They spark my inner child to remember to create Goodness. That is why I included the video below. John Denver loved Nature so much. In an interview, he said Nature always inspired him because he felt Nature listened to him and gave him his songs.
I feel the same way. “Sunshine On My Shoulder,” a cloud, a tree, a flower, or a sunset can inspire me to know I’m part of the Divine, Grandmother Earth, Mother Nature, and all that is.
My friend Deborah and I had just this week been talking about the idea that spiritual growth is a sacred spiral and this Sunflower Essence helps us with that.
“Sunflower, the one to have when you need to live like a super hero; a personal reminder of our divinity. Also, Sunflower Spiral (the way they were planted in the Venus Garden) Helps us feel grounded in our Divine light. Helps us to know who is there to support us and know whom we are there to support.
“Renews and encourages us when the going gets tough.”
The SYNERGY comes in when we eat them.
Sunflower seeds are filled with nutrition, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Birds love them, and the sunflower seeds in commercial bird feeds fall to the ground and often result in a surprise flower.
The chart below shows the nutrients that we often don’t find in our usual diet.
These little seeds are often forgotten on my grocery list, though now they will be at the top of it.
Gardens have been my “go to” for peace, inspiration, hope and clarity for many decades.
The flowers, herbs, trees, shrubs and breezes have never failed me.
Sitting on a bench in a park, garden or forest I feel the presence of the Divine.
It doesn’t take long until I remember the part of our Lord’s Prayer that says “give us this day, our daily bread.” I remember the power of Now and feel and know that whatever I need for this day is at hand. Whatever I need to do this day, my intuition will guide me to do or be.
As soon as I feel that peace, I get up and start my day.
Today I’m sharing a tiny glass flower and vase that my sister, Charmaine, gave me.
Whenever I’m not able to get to a garden, I go into my imagination or tune into the flowers in my room.
Another way I love flowers is through flower essences, books, herbs, and essential oils.
One of my favorite books is Magic Gardens, by Corinne Heline (copyright 1944). In it, she says:
“In Flowerland the whispers of heaven may become audible to the children of men; for the celestial hosts, too, have a way of ‘saying it with flowers.'”
She goes to quote this poem:
A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot! Rose plot, Fringed pool, Ferned grot– The veriest school Of peace; and yet the fool Contends that God is not– Not God! in gardens! when the eve is cool? Nay, but I have a sign; ‘Tis very sure God walks in mine. – Thomas Edward Brown
This book describes some of the essences of flowers that Dr. Bach discovered as healing remedies.
I have used many of their essences over the years. They capture the consciousness of the flowers and put it in bottles preserved with shiso, a type of vinegar, rather than alcohol.
Very magical. They have made essences from flowers all over the world.
Since the practitioners tune into the consciousness of the flower, you may also receive benefits by reading the descriptions on their website. I particularly love the “Venus Garden” and the “Irish collection.”
One thing flowers thrive on is Appreciation. Try standing next to a flower you love and tell it how beautiful it is. Maybe say you love its color, shape and fragrance, or just send it love and thanks from your heart. You wIll have made its day. The joy will spill right over into your day.
I first began writing my blog in 2010 as backup material and handouts for classes I was teaching. Since glorious Spring has arrived I wanted to republish one of my favorites. This one was first published April 13, 2011.
You may want to try making your own flower essences.
I love Green Hope Farm Essences. They have a wide variety. I have enjoyed their Irish Collection very much. As you browse their website, the write-ups for each flower are so in-depth and spiritual that just reading about each flower starts your appreciation ofwhat they have to share with you.
“Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise: The first flower ever to appear on the planet opens up to receive the rays of the sun.”
“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature.”
Sananda has told me many times that beauty contains truth. Also that when we are vibrating at our Love Nature, we can appreciate beauty and crave to have beauty in our lives.
Flowers have learned a lot in 114 million years of how to live and thrive on Earth.
They have an infinite amount of wisdom to share with us.
As we have learned “Quite simply put flowers heal,” Dr. Edward Bach.
(Please note: This article is not intended as Medical Advice, please consult with your health care professional for your specific concern. This information IS concerned with helping you to experience more well-being, less stress, more consciousness, and more well-ness.)
This article (with some expansion to it) has been taken from the book, “The How and Why of Flower Essences,” by Nina Lee Wilkins copyright 2011.
The single video above shows in a very simple way how to make your own flower essences. Why bother?
“Every flower bears a starry imprint.” Paracelsus
Many subtle things happen for you while making and using flower essences. Flowers represent the Divine Mystery of LOVE. You may have heard the expression: God laughs in flowers. Also one of my favorites that has been seen posted in many a garden public and private:
The Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world,
And He set there an angel warden
In a garment of light unfurled.
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
–Dorothy Frances Gurney in “Magic Gardens” by Corinne Heline, New Age Press 1944
A metaphysical principle states that all thought is creative. Take that one step further with the principle that we can only think one thought at a time. Next, God’s thoughts are real and eternal and are love. Flowers bring us in tune with this reality as they are from the light. As you stand still and look to the top or sides of a flower, softly focusing your attention, you may observe this light or aura.
When we work with flower essences we are working with God’s thoughts in spirit, manifested in form here in the physical. Another way of saying this is that flowers are a manifestation of the light or angelic kingdoms. We can think of flowers as angels manifest.
Another metaphysical principal we are working with is that God is all Good. God has created every living thing as a unique manifestation, whether it is a snowflake, bird, or human. Each is unique in some way. Flowers are like that. Each has its own vibrational signature even within its own species. Roses have unique qualities such as peace and harmony within the same type of plant. Because of these principles and unique mysterious qualities of the Divine we can tap into the subtle vibrations of a plant and bring that quality to our own being and consciousness. As we do this we are lifted above the thought-form that caused our distress.
Because we can only think one thought at a time, and because we are connected with all that is, nature, God, and the universe we can utilize the vibration and light of the flower to join with our light and beingness and raise our frequencies. In doing so we may harmonize our emotional body, which releases any energy that is not of a high vibration such as fear (stress), anxiety etc. which we know, over time, does not bring our birthright of Health.
Flower essences work on our subtle bodies. In knowing and believing that we have subtle bodies a whole new world is opened up to us. We can hold our thought on the beauty, fragrance, shape, and essence of a flower and in that way prepare for what it has to give us. We can also use prepared flower essences that carry the signature vibration, or essence of the flower, shrub, or tree. Flowers, like people, live for appreciation. As you stand and appreciate a flower you may see its petals turn toward you. As you are in the state of appreciation you are in the same vibraton as love and you are in tune with the Divine Mystery. As you “tune in” to the flower you may begin the process of your own Divine inspiration. This in and of itself is very uplifting. We already know that as we uplift ourselves we begin attacting more of the same qualities. Start observing which flower you are attracted to. That flower has a gift for you.
Another aspect of flower essences is the fact that we are literally sending a telegraphic message to the Angelic kingdom that says, “help! I’m asking for one or several of your light qualities to help me balance my emotions, thoughts, attitudes to harmony, love, and joy. Thank you. Would you share your essence with me for that purpose?” Angels and flowers prefer to be asked for specific help. They do not interfere with you or your Divine Free Will but “live” to help humanity at their request.
I hope you will consider these thoughts and try them out. One of the things I love about working with flowers is how fun it is to discover the many mysteries of their world. I always feel more joy and delight after working with them. Being in nature of itself is uplifting, and discovering the infinite ways God’s love is given to us makes it even more worthwhile. So, have fun experimenting with making your own flower essences or just plant a garden and sit quietly in it often. Much love to you, Nina
Flowers never fail to uplift me. Their colors, shapes, fragrance, beauty, intricate geometries and patterns, and feeling tones are miraculous.
Flowers first appeared on Earth 114 million years ago (from A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle).
That was a huge shift in consciousness for the plant kingdom.
Humanity is undergoing that same blossoming of consciousness as we speak.
The shift contains many qualities for all of humanity such as Unity, Oneness with all life, Creativity, Prosperity for all, care for Mother Nature, and Love, Love and More Love– to name a few. A giant leap in consciousness is here for all of us Now.
Flowers are wonderful Spirit guides. They have learned a lot in 114 million years.
Their wisdom is shared in many ways. In our gardens through their presence, which is one of their most amazing ways; by being themselves.
Another way is through their essence: their spiritual pattern of learning that they share.
I have used flower essences for years. Each time I do, I’m amazed at their magical qualities of transformation.
They have collections from many parts of the world. Just visiting their website is uplifting in itself. As you read the descriptions of each flower it is plain to see that each individual flower brings a unique conscious and spiritual connection to Grandmother Earth.
If you haven’t used flower essences before, the people at Green Hope Farm are more than happy to help you chose ones that will serve you. They also have essences for pets and children.
The photographs of flowers I chose for today are for their beauty, colors and amazing shapes. I took the photos yesterday at our local nursery, just for the fun of it.
Flowers have helped me the most over the years by teaching me Presence. Sitting quietly in a garden, allowing my own spiritual presence to emerge, has helped my well being, peace, joy and creativity. Seeing fairies and nature spirits has been an added bonus to know myself as a Divine creation– just like flowers.
Each early spring (this photo was taken March 4, 2017) Trader Joe’s in Monterey, California carries small bunches of unopened Daffodils. Walking into the store there is a huge tub of these bright yellow flowers for only $1.25 a dozen. Who could resist such a delight?
I treated myself to four bunches knowing I would give my friend Janette two of them. I was so excited to surprise her. When I knocked on her door, she had two bunches to give to me. We laughed, and the next morning called each other almost at the same moment to exclaim how magical, that they had opened up fully during the night. Beautiful.
I came across this poem yesterday. It reminded me of my own joy from daffodils, as the above photo was taken in 2017. Here, in South Eastern Idaho, we are still in winter- white cold.
After reading several of the hundreds of comments on the YouTube video below, I was very surprised that I had never known about, or read, this poem before. Life always contains many mysteries and joys to discover.
Enjoy. And, if you are in California, you may still be able to find bunches of daffodils, though the season is short.
Daffodils: William Wordsworth (1770-1850). English Romantic Poet.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills.
When all at once I saw a crowd
A host of Golden Daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretched in never-ending line,
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance,
The waves beside them danced;
But they out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company;
I gazed and gazed but little thought what wealth the show to me had brought
For oft, when on my couch I lie in vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye which is the bliss of solitude
Flowers, Gardens and Flower Essences have always been some of my favorite bridges of love light. Whether I’m in very intense circumstances or just a slight melancholy mood they have never failed to uplift me. I have written extensively about their inspirational and uplifting properties in this blog. Today I will expand upon those.
I first was aware of the Scarlet Pimpernel when I was nine years old. I was helping my Mom weed our garden and she was pulling out heaps of Scarlet Pimpernels. At the time, I didn’t know their name, and neither did she. I said, “Mom, these are so pretty. They don’t look like weeds.” “No, they are weeds.”
I was looking closely at them with their delicate color and sweet shape. I couldn’t really believe they were weeds, and felt a little sad seeing them piled up and then tossed in the garbage can. The other sad part was we just left plain dirt in that spot and didn’t plant more flowers. It was about 50 years later that I discovered their name and very real significance in my life.
These little flowers, which are called the wayside flowers or “weather glass” in the United Kingdom, would become my guide and teacher over many years. They are called the “Weather Glass” because when they are open, a sunny day; closed, rain or fog. Their presence has had such a positive and helpful effect on my personal, spiritual life that I have decided to write a book about them.
I will be excerpting portions of this book over the next few months: Sananda’s Flower,The Scarlet Pimpernel. Seeing the great in the small and the small in the great. Copyright 2021, by Nina Lee Wilkins.
Today I hope you will receive an uplift as I have from the Photographs of these Flowers. The “Scarlets,” as I like to call them, are in the photo above.
Over the years, I have used and discovered many flower essence companies. Bach Flower Essences, the leader, and several others. I have looked for a company that has made “Scarlet Pimpernel” essences and just found one a few months ago; Green Hope Farm. I ordered the Scarlet Pimpernel from Ireland, delightful, and one from Italy. I love them both; such a discovery and surprise after all these years. I have made my own, also, which always gives me joy.
Green Hope Farm is a treasure if you are new at using flower essences or have tried many other companies. Either way, these are the highest frequencies I have discovered so far.
I receive benefits just by reading their descriptions on their website.
Whether looking at photos of flowers with their amazing ethereal colors, using flower essences or using essential oils as aroma therapy or skin conditioner, or sitting next to them in your garden, flowers are my favorite bridges of love light. Don’t forget, flowers live for appreciation. As you tell them how much you appreciate them you may even even see them nod or turn their head towards you. Sananda has told me often that they are helping heal Grandmother Earth and Mother Nature, including us.
The photos for today are of wild roses growing by the creek in our neighborhood. With their pink hue and sun-yellow centers they bring vitality and uplift to you. Their fragrance is subtle and sweet. Since many grow along the path, the sweet breeze carries you along your walk and with the negative ions in the air from the rushing creek nearby your thoughts and feelings are lifted and energized.
Such a wonderful way to start the day.
A very fun thing I have done in my life is make friends of plants, trees, flowers and of course the obvious– our beloved pets; dogs, cats, horses, and a very dear hamster.
If you would like to make friends with a flower it is easy and rewarding as flowers love to share their essence with you. Since they have lived on our Grandmother Earth for 114 million years, each has a unique set of patterns, wisdom and frequencies to share.
Step one is to stand or sit next to the flower you choose. Step two is to appreciate your new friend. Tell her what pleases you– fragrance, color shape or feeling. Flowers love appreciation. Step three is to just be with her. Be still and breathe in her essence. Just be in a relaxed state of allowing and ask what she would like to share with you. You may receive words to a song, a feeling, a thought or information that will help you. Step four is to thank her and ask if there is anything you can do to make her more comfortable. Step five is to enjoy the feeling of having made a new friend.
Flow is the first part of the word flower, and they all have a very special way to return us to Love, our natural flow. Receiving help simply by making a connection with a flower will open the many doors for you to incredible Divine Mysteries in Mother Nature. Trees, Herbs, Butterflies, Hawks, Owls, Deer, Clouds, Streams, Dragonflies, Lady Bugs… to name a few, are all very unique, even among their own species. A world of wonder awaits you to open to a conscious connection with these beings, as we are all already connected in spirit to all that is.
A few years ago I attended a spiritual retreat in nature. We gathered around a tree to thank it for its service of bringing us clean air and shade and asked it how we could help it. Several participants ventured eloquent metaphysical, and fairly complex, ideas of how we could help this lovely being when one of the ladies shouted, “This tree just wants a drink of water!” We all laughed. We just needed to open and allow the wisdom of the tree to come to us.
I have always been uplifted by gardens, forests, oceans and trees. Abraham, through Esther and Jerry Hicks, teaches us the most important thing for us to attract the life we love is to feel good. Mother Nature has never failed to help me feel a little better, then better, until I’m lifted to a place where my creativity starts to flow. That is one of my favorite and best feelings.
I’m writing again today about one of my favorite bridges of love light, Flowers.
I love flowers.
Our dear beauties didn’t appear on Mother Earth until 114 million years ago. Given the Geologic time scale of several Billion years, that is fairly recent. Eckhart Tolle in his book, A New Earth, mentions that flowers are the key to enlightenment.
Gardens have always helped me, over my lifetime, to hear my spiritual guidance, find peace and get a clear direction for solving my problems.
I’m grateful to Green Hope Farm Flower Essences. A friend recommended them to me a few weeks ago. I’m so happy to receive Molly Sheehan’s understanding of how flower essences help us, our pets and our plants. Ultimately they help the “whole,” as we are all connected. If you would like to explore their benefits, their website contains a wealth of information on how they work and which ones to choose for YOU.
Flowers have worked through many life problems in the last 114 million years, and they contain their patterns of wisdom in their essence.
For the Cosmic moment we are currently in, on our dear Mother Gaia, Green Hope Farm, has created several essences from their Venus Garden for 2019. The one I’m choosing is “Upwards and Onwards.”
My mom used the expression “Onwards and Upwards” often when I was growing up. I always thought that uplifting. Now we are in the Golden Age of Aquarius, so Upwards, first in our consciousness, and then Onwards in our actions, is more appropriate and powerful.
This is one part of how Molly describes this essence: “The heart of the garden was Mehera Marigolds for Love of Divinity. There were Bells of Ireland to help us anchor within us the highest vibration possible, Cosmos so we can live and speak from the heart and Sweet Alyssum so we can be our most evolved self in physical form. Sacred Tobacco and other Nicotianas were there to help us purify and let go of the things we thought were our real identity but which tied us to the illusions of small self and stopped us from knowing our true self in Oneness.”
She writes more about this essence, and many others from that garden on her website. Wonderful.
The photos of the flowers today are from my neighborhood. My friend used to always put nasturtiums from her garden on top of her salads. They taste a little bit like watercress and are so pretty.
Flowers are always helping us whether in our gardens, in our homes, in essential oils and aroma therapy, as food or in especially created essences. As in the top line from this blog,
The Earth will be healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and our Child within who is innocent, as flowers bring us enlightenment.
“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” —John Muir
I love to find things in nature that demonstrate transformation from one form to another. An egg, to a caterpillar, to a chrysalis, then butterfly are familiar ones. Another favorite is tadpoles to frogs. A caterpillar walking on the ground and then flying is very dramatic. The little swimming tadpole is then jumping and swimming. The frog has a life on land and in the water with quite a loud voice. I love the infinite variety of forms in nature.
A flower that shows that transformation is the Santa Barbara Daisy in the photo above.
These little flowers start out as the tiny pinkish-purple flowers and as they grow turn white.
You can see these flowers growing profusely along the California coast. Whenever I would take a walk in Carmel and see them, somehow my spirits would be lifted. Even though small, they radiate joy.
A few years ago, when I was teaching classes about making flower essences, I chose this little flower though time constraints left that one undone.
I love synchronicity and flower essences. Recently these combined when a dear friend of mine recommended Green Hope Farm Flower Essences to me. I chose Sea Mayweed, from Ireland, to order not realizing it was the Santa Barbara Daisy. One thing I love about this company is that Molly Sheehan gives extensive written descriptions of what the flower and its elemental can give to you. For Sea Mayweed she writes: “I help you center in your own power and Destiny. I am the balanced and full use of my third chakra’s strengths.” This is very close to what I had written about the Santa Barbara Daisy’s essence several years ago.
I just received my order from Green Hope Farm yesterday, and this new discovery has made me so happy. Everything in Divine right timing, as this company has been around for more than 30 years. I have used many other companies’ essences over the years and they have always helped me. This company is a treasure, and I will continue to learn from them. They are based in New Hampshire, though they sell flower essences from all over the world.
This company has made many essences to help us through our own transformations in these times. I feel they are very effective, though I have yet to try the new ones: “A Tool Box For a New Earth. Green Hope Farm Flower Essences from the 2019 growing season.” There are 12 essences in this collection. I’m going to try Bears Breeches, “Stability in the void between the collapse of old structures and the birth of the new, support as we create new structures for a New Earth.” I hope you will check them out.
Many years ago, Sananda told me that flowers are some of the strongest and wisest beings on Earth and a definite bridge of love light. You might want to discover and make your own. (Instructional video in a previous blog.)