Looking back over this last twelve months one of the things that is particularly striking when you compare this time last year with now is the very considerable change of focus in the flow of energy that we live within. What appeared to work reasonably well twelve months ago very definitely does not work so well now. Initially this change of emphasis was subtle in effect, however more recently the change has begun to make itself more obvious and this is causing many people to experience an uncomfortable sense of disorientation. This is because the new energies that have been building and strengthening all year require us to live life from the consciousness of the heart rather than that of the logical mind. However this is generally not our default setting for engaging with life and we are discovering that it requires both focus and attention for us to change this deeply engrained habit. The sense of disorientation is the result of our tendency to swing from one state of consciousness to another.
The journey into the consciousness of the heart requires trust and a willingness to release those carefully erected defences that we designed to prevent ourselves from encountering further painful experiences. All of these old experiences belong to the illusion of the third dimension that is now dissolving all around us to reveal a new level of truth, a truth that can only be discerned through the consciousness of the heart. So it is with this in mind that we have decided to focus the November Essence Review on the Awakening the Heart combination from our Rose Collection Essences.
Awakening the Heart
Awakening the Heart is a combination of four Rose essences designed specifically to help release the shadows of past pain and sorrow from the heart chakra in a gentle yet powerful way, leaving you free to move more deeply into the conscious of the heart where you can reconnect with the vibrations of love and joy that are your innate birthright. Anchoring these vibrations into our everyday reality is a very important contribution to the creation of the new reality now taking shape and an essential anchor point for the Christ Consciousness to expand its influence on the earth plane. Awakening the Heart is a combination of the following four Rose Essences: Rosa Deep Secret, Rosa Blue Moon, Iceberg Rose & Sweetheart Rose.
The Awakening the Heart combination is one of the essences included in our Heart Connection Set a special set of ten essences focussed specifically on helping you to move deeper into the consciousness of the heart and to connect more fully with the nurturing, nourishing vibrations of unconditional love. Heart Connection Set
The Awakening the Heart combination is part of the Rose Collection Essence range and you can find it on the Flower Essence Shop here or you can call us on 01379 608059 ( ++44 1379 608059 ) to place an order or find out more.
The prevailing planetary influence for a large part of the month of November comes to us from the constellation of Scorpio. The watery energies of Scorpio bring forward a focussed opportunity for large-scale change and transformation. While this is extremely positive on the one hand it can also feel both intense and challenging on the other, particularly if we are inclined to resist the ‘opportunity’. Possibly this is because the nature of the challenge brought forward in Scorpio requires that we journey deep into the subterranean world of our subconscious in order to transform those issues of the little self, the personality, that inhibit the integration of the lower and higher selves into a unified whole. To the personality this can seem like a ‘death’ if our perception of ourselves is still anchored in these old issues. The eclipse of the sun in Scorpio at the beginning of November brought us all a particularly powerful opportunity to review some of these old issues and we can expect further illumination as we approach the full moon on November 17th.
The Battle in Scorpio
Under the influence of Scorpio we face the archetypal battle between the lower and higher self that is so vividly portrayed in the Labours of Hercules by the story of Hercules’s mission to destroy the nine headed hydra that lived in the darkest of dark swamps. In this story the hydra represents the unconscious aspects of personality within each of us that must come into the light of awareness in order to be transformed. The key to Hercules eventual success lay in his recognition that fighting with these old aspects of self simply give them more power. For each head that he severed two more grew back in its place, however when he finally surrendered in humility, owning what the hydra represented as a part of himself, he was able to carry the monster of his own creation into the light of day where it simply withered and died because it was no longer nourished. There is much for us to ponder on in this powerful story this month because not only does it represent a place in which many of us as individuals find ourselves right now, it is also a situation that we face as a human collective. The powerful forces of the collective hydra that we have all contributed to the creation of can be seen everywhere around us in our world right now. There is an urgent need for us to deal with this collective creation with courage and wisdom rather than continue to engage in battle with its many ‘heads’, thereby unwittingly giving them the power and energy they need to create more of the same.
Faced with this recognition it can be easy to feel that as individuals we are insignificant and powerless to make a contribution that could impact the situation in any positive way, however this is very far from being the truth. Each one of us that has the courage to stand firm in the light of our higher truth and to live our life from that perspective is making a much needed and vital contribution to the creation of greater balance in the world. So now is the time to use the energies of Scorpio to help you clear away the ‘monsters’ lurking in your personal dark swamp so that you can create a firmer foundation for your soul to radiate light, love and empowerment into the world. The collective force of many doing this is extremely powerful and is a vital contribution towards the creation of a framework of harmony and stability that will help to ease the process of change and transformation for those that are still in the process of awakening.
See also: Flower Essences and Gem & Crystal Essences: Suggestions for November 2013
The energies of Scorpio tend to have a particularly strong impact on our emotional ‘underworld’ so it will be particularly important this month that we to give ourselves enough time and space to recognise what is coming up so that we can own and release it. Although this is essentially a simple process it can be easy to get bogged down in it if we start to believe in the ‘reality’ of the emotions we are re experiencing in the process. You will know that you have got a bit stuck if you find that the issues appear to be outside of yourself rather than simply a part of your own inner process. In this situation some well-chosen essences will be invaluable to help you move on quickly and easily
So with this in mind we thought that we would focus this month’s Essence Suggestions on some combinations to help with some of the issues that make it particularly difficult for us to own our own ‘stuff’. Possibly one of the most important but often unrecognised issues in this respect relates to a lack of humility, a vibration of pride or superiority in the personality that needs to be brought into awareness and balance. Pride can be difficult to recognise from within because it is at root a defence pattern created by the personality to make it feel safe. However it is an issue that must at some time be faced by all of us because it is a false vibration that keeps us separate from our true self. It also makes it very difficult for us to be honest and truthful enough with ourselves to fully own our issues. We can also find ourselves needing to be right, easily undervaluing the contribution of others or experiencing difficulty knowing ourselves as a part of the whole when this is an unconscious issue. We can thoroughly recommend several bottles of Humility; transforming pride, superiority & separation for anyone who feels the need of support with this issue. Male Essence; strengthening masculine, Heart Chakra, Feeling Worthy transforming unworthiness and Self Acceptance restoring unconditionality would also provide further support for this issue if required.
The ability to detach emotionally is also very important if we are to be able to be objective about our issues, however strong low frequency emotions like blame, anger, fear or judgement will make this very difficult to achieve. So for support with any of these issues check out Self Responsibility; transforming resentment, Inner Peace transforming anger, Inner Calm; transforming fear or Inner Freedom transforming judgement to help.
Last but not least we will remind you of two of our favourite Pure Vibrations Sprays that might be particularly helpful this month. Harmony & Tranquillity; promoting balance to help to quickly calm turbulent emotions and quell unruly thoughts and Strength & Courage overcoming fear to help you stand firmly in the light of your own truth.
We have chosen to focus on the Inner Harmony – relaxation combination from the Divine Harmony Essences in this month’s Essence Review because it provides support for an issue that seems to have been particularly relevant for many people in recent weeks.
The energetic flow that we are now experiencing is of a much higher vibrational frequency than we have previously been accustomed to and carries within it the potential for a much greater degree of self awareness as well as an expansion of our abilities to manifest our creativity on a much grander scale. However to be able to use this potential to the full we must learn to be more masterful in how we operate in these new energies and currently we are all in various stages of discovery and adjustment as we experiment with how to do this.
One of the issues that many people have become aware of recently is an uncomfortable state of over activity in the lower mental body characterised by a magnification of old thoughts, tension in the physical body and a general inability to relax and connect with themselves on a deeper level.
In part this is caused by the ability of the new energies to very quickly magnify anything that we put our attention on, be that positive or negative. Since most of us are still somewhat engaged in the old habit of trying to ‘think’ our way through life using the lower mind as a reference point, it is now much easier for us to become caught up in an uncomfortable whirl of mental activity from which it seems difficult to escape. In reality this is not a new situation for most people, simply one that has become more obvious because it no longer works in the new energy flow.
To break this uncomfortable habit we must consistently remember to bring our focus into the present moment where we can access the consciousness of the heart. From this perspective a much greater awareness is available to us and the ability to manifest positive creative ideas from the higher mind becomes readily available. The state of inner harmony that accompanies this ability to live in the heart will very quickly take precedence over the previously experienced states of agitation and over activity if focussed on with intention and attention.
The Inner Harmony Combination
The Inner Harmony combination is a deep acting mix of flower, gem and crystal essences specifically designed to help with the transition from the consciousness of the lower mind to that of the heart, as described above. This essence helps to promote a state of relaxation in the mental body as well as greater calmness in the emotions, making it easier to slow down and disengage from the whirl of outer activity so that you can connect with yourself in a more meaningfully way.
The Inner Harmomy combination is part of the Divine Harmony Essences range and you can find it in the Flower Essence Shop here or you can call us on 01379 608059 ( ++44 1379 608059 ) to place an order or find out more.
The prevailing planetary influence for the month of October comes to us from the constellation of Libra represented astrologically by the sign of the scales. Libra represents the balance of opposites and its influence brings an emphasis to the qualities of harmony, balance, justice and fairness in all areas of life. Inevitably this will take the focus of attention to the issue of ‘relationship’ this month. Not just those external relationships that we have with our partners, family & friends but also the internal relationship that we have with ourselves and the all-important collective relationship that we have as a human family. We can already see many signs around the world that new choices are being made and that inter human relationships are changing as a consequence. Some of these changes might appear chaotic as they play out, so it is important to keep in mind that there is a new plan in place and we are all contributing to it through our individual choices and actions. As the airy qualities of Libran energy expand our awareness and stimulate our connection to the higher mind there will be a particularly fertile opportunity this month for new and innovative solutions to old, seemingly intractable problems to be found.
We also have some powerful planetary alignments this month that will have the effect of challenging us to engage further with the process of transformation at both an individual and global level. There is potential for unexpected events, surprises and even shocks to present themselves in our reality this month and although this might not feel entirely comfortable, it is a process that we are completely in alignment with at a soul level, so remember to draw on the Libran qualities of balance and harmony to help you negotiate whatever comes forward for you over the next few weeks.
The Art of Balance
We have all experienced those satisfying moments of balance, harmony and poise in our lives where everything seems to flow without effort. In the current energy flow the need for us to cultivate the ability to remain consistently balanced and stable no matter what might be going on around us is becoming increasingly important. From a place of balance we have a far greater capacity to discern the truth of a situation and therefore to make positive choices about how to respond. This not only impacts our personal lives but it will make a powerful contribution towards the creation of stability within the human family as the process of change accelerates over the coming months and years.
Balance is often associated with a sense of calmness in the emotions and certainly this is an important fundamental requirement in its creation, however it is really only a starting place. The art of balance is the ability to stand within your own centre in that unattached neutral place within the heart, where the clarity of your own truth is available to you. From this personal fulcrum point all perspectives and options come into view and the ability to see all aspects of a situation is readily available. There is a harmony and peace within this space that promotes an attitude of harmlessness and non-judgement, through the recognition of the underlying unity within the diversity of life.
So take advantage of the impulses of energy flowing to you from the constellation of Libra this month to weave those all-important vibrations of balance and harmony more fully into the fabric of your daily life.