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.
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
One very simple way to bring out our own unique spiritual gifts is through Color.
Our own being is very Colorful. Our aura is ever changing rainbows of light. Color can uplift our mood and give us energy. Today I have included photos of flowers that match our eight Chakras. We have recently added our Soul Star Chakra to our familiar seven. Chakras are our wheels of energy that form our electric body.
In several of my blogs I have mentioned or quoted the Hicks material, The Law of Attraction, and how Abraham teaches the importance of feeling good. Actually, the utmost importance of feeling good. “Think thoughts that make you feel good when you think them” is their powerful teaching.
Color, like music, art, dance and our creativity, can uplift us to a place where we can think thoughts that make us happy. One summer when I lived in Carmel, CA, it was completely overcast and foggy for several weeks. So much so that the local drugstore began selling pink lightbulbs that would uplift, and very bright lights.
Coloring with Crayola brand crayons never fails to uplift me. I love feeling my happy inner child as I just take the time to Color for the fun of it. When I was growing up and was bored or just feeling down, my mom would say, “Why don’t you Color?” Coloring uplifted me enough to get a good idea of what to do next in my day, and that still holds true for me.
A friend of mine, who is a therapist, would practice on me with her Color therapy. She would have me sit quietly with my eyes closed and then would drape me with various vibrantly Colored silk cloths. After each one she would ask me how I felt and what quality or Color it was. I was surprised that a brown cloth made me feel Peace and I thought it was sky blue. I felt the red was green and the sunshine yellow was purple. I really enjoyed the time we spent because it emphasized for me how much the Color of my clothes affected my mood. That was many years ago, and I still close my eyes and feel the Color of my clothes to see if they uplift me.
The simple use of Color to uplift or enhance your mood can make that slight difference to lead you to the next thought or inspiration to keep you spiraling upward to create your good. Color is one of the many reasons I go to gardens to feel inspired. White is every reflected Color. Black is every absorbed Color. Nature’s infinite variety of Color gives us chances to experience Color from sunrise to sunset, moonlight, starlight and the play of light on flowers and trees. The diamond light dancing reflections on the ocean or lakes and streams gives me joy.
The photos above and below are not exact representations of the Colors of our eight Chakras, but they are close enough to remind us we are part of nature and all that is. Looking at favorite Colors or eating foods that are your favorite Colors can enliven you. Color is a valuable Bridge of Love Light.
In addition to singing the Water song, which will bless all Waters and enliven them, we can remember to bless our Water as it rushes out of our tap, in our showers and while Watering our gardens. As we bless our Water, we are acknowledging the Oneness of Love, as Water is Love in the elemental realms. As we acknowledge the elementals, we contribute to the healing of Mother Nature and Grandmother Earth.
When acknowledging the life-giving element of Water and thanking it, we also begin to remember to thank all of the other elements: Earth, Air and Fire.
Stand on the Earth barefoot and feel the Life surging up and giving you wellness. Breathe in the refreshing sustenance of Air and thank it. Breathe deeply and feel the Prana giving you peace of mind. Take a Sun bath and feel the warmth of the sun, Fire, bringing you a clearing and remembrance of your Spiritual Nature and deep connection with your Creator.
Each element deserves our Love and care and acknowledgement. This simple act will contribute to Humanity’s awakening and the remembrance that we are all caretakers of Divine Mother Nature and Grandmother Earth.
Remembering to thank the Elementals can bring us to a remembrance of the gifts and power of the four Directions. The South reminds us of our childlike innocence and to play and create fun every day. The North reminds us that we always have direction, guidance, clarity and the stars above to refresh our dreams. The West feeds our creativity and gives us a sense of discovery and adventure, along with enlivening our creativity. The East helps us know we are growing Spiritually.
Each Element and Direction also have Devas, Nature Spirits and Angels working with them, just as you have your Guardian Angel working with you always and forever.
God has given us all for us to receive and take care of. As we do these simple acts we are aligned with our Good and expressing our true Divinity.
With Love and Appreciation for You. Love, Nina
Another Miracle of Water is its sound. The sounds of ocean waves, rushing Waterfalls, and the lapping of Water in a quiet bay all have the ability to calm or invigorate us. Fountains have a unique soothing sound. Hearing the sound of a stone plopping down in a river can transport us to our childhood fun of skipping rocks. Sitting next to a calm lake can take us into a serene meditation. The Sound of silence and deep quiet that comes from walking in new-fallen snow easily allows reflection and inner stillness.
We can reciprocate these miracles of sound that Water gives us by singing to it. As we sing to Water many wonderful things happen. As we sing to Water we open to, and allow for, the possibility of the oneness we share not only with Water but all of the elements, Mother Nature and our family, friends and the Universe of Love. Singing to Water is a way to bring more Joy to all concerned.
I had a friend who (back in the day when we all had answering machines) had in his outgoing message, “Please sing Your message.” I would always laugh and then I would sing my message even though I am not a good singer. That simple little act of singing uplifted me.
As the Law of Attraction would have it, just yesterday, I came across the video below. Singing to Water. Wonderful. For just moments a day we can all send the love and thanks to Water that it gives to us. A very real way to tell ourselves that we are part of the whole Universe of good. Understanding this higher and Cosmic consciousness can help us be more aware in our own consciousness of new ways to enhance our own wellness. Sound is a very potent way for us to feel good; music, drumming, singing, listening to our favorite songs, can uplift. Some of my favorites are whale songs and dolphin clicks and whistles. The didgeridoo makes me feel part of Mother Nature. Water is like that; it is cleared and uplifted by our love songs.
I invite you today to sing to Water as instructed in the video below. Thank you. I have transcribed the song for you:
Sing the Water Song
Sing to the Water four times, once in each direction. East, South, West, North. Phonetic Lyrics: Nee bee wah bow En die en Aah Key mis kquee Nee bee wah bow Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey Hey ya hey ya hey ya hey Hey ya hey ya hey ya ho.
Sananda has taught me that everything is created out of the Divine Qualities of Life, Truth and Love. When you are creating even the simplest thing, such as a cup of tea, or making an entire feast, ask yourself, “Does this contain Life for me?” “Is it True for me?” “Will it feel like Love?” When we ask ourselves these questions for our large or small projects, they will take on the frequencies of our High Self. Our Divine Presence will be imbued in the smallest or greatest of our co-creations with the Divine.
I love gardens so much. The first time I experienced a “secret garden” in Corona Del Mar, California, I was 14 years old. It was a magical place with a spectacular garden and tea room. The gift store had very special Scandinavian tea pots and housewares. Every single thing in the tea service was special. Melt-in-your-mouth pastries, tea that I had never tasted before, real cream and sparkling colored sugar. It was an experience that was very close to a tea ceremony or ritual. Magical.
Since that time, gardens have always healed, inspired and brought me peace. Tea parties continue to bring me joy and love. These simple activities contain Life, Truth and Love when created with Presence.
As we create, now, with the beautiful frequencies of our Earth Rising, we can make the simplest things sacraments and gifts to ourselves and every one around us. Everything takes on the radiance of the Divine when we take the time to notice and Be in our High Selves.
The photos for today’s blog still make me happy when I see them because that was a particularly joyful day for me. I was just out walking in Carmel, California, for the fun of it. The flowers contain the memories of that day and the radiance. If you close your eyes you can feel the celebration and joy of the fairies on the flowers telling them “grow, grow.”
I invite you to search for and discover your own secret garden just for the fun of it. Or, even better, co-create one with your own Divine qualities of Life, Truth and Love. You may be surprised by the fairies, tree spirits and gnomes dancing around you, inspiring you to write poems, or paint or… discover your own infinite creativity.
Remember, the overall theme of this blog is Spiritual Prosperity with a Foundation in Metaphysical Practice. As I mentioned before, I start my practice with Love, and Kudos tells me to jump. Jumping makes me laugh. Not taking myself to seriously is key. You might wonder what Dolphins have to do with this. As I promised last week, I would give you another attracting quality to your good, and a repelling one. An attracting quality that the dolphins demonstrate for us is delight asmotivation. Fun, play, and exhuberance are emanated from most dolphins. A repelling quality is greed. One aspect of greed is the feeling or thought of “not enough.” Remember we can only think one thought at a time so to let go of greed we can be in attracting thoughts, feelings, and qualities. Dolphins love to swim, play, make love and eat herring. They fish in group cooperation and each gets fed. They live in many attracting qualities: delight, joy, fun, and play. Continue reading Spiritual Prosperity -Delight as Motivation→