Verbena ameliorates stiff, rigid conceptual thinking, and the inability to find tenderness with loved ones. Helps release hostility, judgment, hardened attitudes. Those who lead and teach by shaming, displaying rigid, overbearing behavior and high expectations, can release their inner ‘Taskmaster’ and find less abrasive methods of communication for more playful, sincere life and creativity.
Hyssop addresses guilt and shame-based issues and all their cousins: self sabotage, self-blame, fear of being judged, perfectionism and unworthiness. Hyssop works within the structures of thinking we’ve created to reverse the internal judgment and self-condemnation we fall into. Some degree of judgment is necessary, but it’s not to be held on to and continually … Read more
Periwinkle supports us in embodying the wisdom from our past experiences, and integrating it as we move forward. It is helpful for anyone experiencing shame about their past. This essence encourages us to weave all of our experiences into our foundation, creating more solid footing for dynamic growth and transformation.
Plumbago helps people pleasers who often operate under obligation. Those who need Plumbago easily accept shame, blame and guilt and deal with a level of unworthiness which can shut out blessings. For us to be able to succeed in life and forge ahead, we need to be able to move past our failures and disappointments. … Read more
Pansy can initiate the “peeling of the onion” process for someone — bringing to light parts of themselves in succession. It can help to “open up their minds” to new possibilities and is good for those who are resigned to a certain outcome. Promotes profound awareness of the truth of the matter, bypassing ego and … Read more
Camellia holds the energy of unity-consciousness. This energy of this flower essence helps the user to see unity through the illusion of separation. It instills a deep knowing that you are part of the fabric of the universe. You belong. This essence can heal feelings of shame and aid the user in the ability to … Read more
Boxwood helps you break free of the expectations of others. For those who feel that they have had certain behaviors trained into them, and especially if they have been overly compliant to fit into the “box,” this essence can help. If you experienced a strict upbringing, and with a very strong sense of what kinds … Read more
Basil helps to restore the sacred aspect of sexuality. It can be used wherever there has been objectification, degradation or abuse, whichever side of it you were on. Basil helps to shift the perspective from a purely physical act to the deepest expression of intimacy. Use Basil if there’s any shame or negative feelings surrounding … Read more