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Dark Red Helleborine

Epipactis atrorubens

Keynote: Retrieving Information

Loss of connection with the deeper mystery of Life; lack of connection with your creative power, sexual energies and spiritual potency; latent skills and knowledge feel just out of reach; fear of connecting more profoundly with the Life-force within yourself and within all of Creation. 

Dark Red Helleborine Essence re-awakens within you an awareness of the mystical and sacred. The energy of this essence is feminine, potent and rich, and it invites you to connect with this same energy in you. It beckons you to enter and explore the deeper mysteries of life and uncover new and wondrous ways of looking at, being with, and comprehending it.

Dark Red Helleborine helps you gain insight into how you might best access hidden skills and knowledge needed in order to move forward. Where you feel unable to access a particular quality (love, abundance, forgiveness, confidence, competence) or struggle with an aspect of your life (relationships, finances, sexuality), or where you feel stuck and unable to gain release from a particular situation, it supports you in entering into these mysteries and seeing them anew. The essence helps you gain insight into things that have long perplexed and eluded you. It is as if it removes the blinkers: you find answers that you had previously been unaware of, right there before you, in the warp and weft of your life.

At a deeper level, Dark Red Helleborine helps you to come to knowledge that is normally reached through profound spiritual practice and experiences. It stirs deep waters within, resonating with your sexual kundalini energy, your capacity to engage with and co-create with Life, and your awareness of how the mystical and sacred directly pertain to you. It helps you gently embrace these energies and their potential as they bring you to a richer and more profound connection with Life.

Early Purple Orchid

Orchid mascula

Keynote: Integration

Feeling shocked, fragmented, shattered; where something has happened to make you disassociate or disconnect in some way; loss of energetic or personal integrity and integration; soul loss at any level

Early Purple Orchid Essence is the essence of integration. Its gifts are two-fold: it assists you in fully integrating new or challenging experiences, and it helps you to reside in the knowledge that you are, at core, always integrated and always whole. The result of both of these is that you feel integrated and, when you feel this, you naturally act with greater integrity.

Experiencing something powerful in life sends shockwaves through your being and indeed your life, regardless of whether you initially view the occurrence as positive or negative. You have to adjust to it and re-establish balance, taking into account this new aspect of your life. Early Purple Orchid Essence supports with this. It helps you to assimilate new learning, new experiences, new people and the effects of trauma, as well as aspects of your deep self that you are rediscovering through therapy or spiritual practice. You need to acclimatise to personal and far-reaching changes such as these in order to re-establish your new optimum experience of wholeness. Early Purple Orchid Essence invites you to move beyond resistance to that which is new, challenging or shocking and, instead, open to the possibility of evolving through such experiences, especially those that deeply touch your soul.

The essence comforts, strengthens and secures. It is one of the primary essences for soul healing and soul retrieval. It works within you shamanically, its energy frequency sending out a ‘call’ that speaks of your wholeness, setting up a resonance that attracts back lost soul parts to make good that wholeness. In addition, it helps you to integrate that which returns to you. When we are integrated, our entire energy field is strong. Through this essence, you remember the fundamental truth that wholeness begets wholeness.

As with many of the Wild Orchid essences in the range, Early Purple Orchid has a profound psycho-spiritual aspect to it. It enables you to embody and engage with your own wholeness and your evolution and, energetically speaking, it helps you to keep body and soul together.

Early Spider Orchid

Ophrys sphegode

Keynote: Transformation

Intimidated by seemingly inevitable change; feeling panicky and afraid; imagining negative outcomes; seeing only problems; feeling your life is out of control; resistance to what is unfolding; losing trust in spirit/life/yourself as change takes over.

Early Spider Orchid Essence supports you when you face a time of potent change: change that will, ultimately, enable you to come home to your Self at a much deeper level. Initially, you may not recognise the potential for this and may feel intimidated, fearful and resistant. You might view the changes as harmful and negative, and seek ways to block or avoid them.

Early Spider Orchid bids you let go of your resistance and step into an inner space of wisdom and trust. Gentle and supportive, it affords you a connection with your deep Self that is not thrown or ruffled by surface events. Rather than being unsettled by them, you begin to perceive changes in your life differently. It is never easy to let go when your connection with things, circumstances, people or places that have been part of your life for a long time come to a natural end. You feel anxiety and grief for the loss of that which is beloved, or even simply familiar. However, the key to riding the winds of change is to trust the progress of your life. It is true that when one door closes another is simultaneously opening, leading to new vistas and different horizons. 

This new course - and the twists and turns it takes – are a combination of your own choices (and the unforeseen effects of these) and the guidance of the invisible hand of Spirit. You are a spiritually evolving being. Open to the possibility that these current changes are leading you more deeply into yourself, to a more mature, authentic, wise and resourceful version of you that you cannot yet comprehend. Life events are converging in such a way that you are facing in a new direction. Though moving forward may feel like a leap into the unknown, and though you may feel like you want to cling to the edges and not let go, where you are heading is actually deeply known and deeply recognised: you are coming home to yourself more fully.

The time has come to move on in life and to journey further within. The outer changes may be beyond your control, but your inner evolution is not, as you move more deeply into Who You Really Are. Early Spider Orchid deeply, gently and truthfully helps you to feel your way through.

English Bearsfoot

Ophrys insectifera

Keynote: Heart Cleanser

Seeing the world darkly, suspiciously, without trust or hope; closed and negative; feeling depressed and dark in the heart; not liking yourself and how you are being; feeling your heart is not ‘light’; feeling torn or pressured, with the heart aching.

English Bearsfoot Essence cleanses the heart of the taint of negativity. Its radiant, healing energy is rejuvenating, uplifting and illuminating. It works gently to clear any blocks and darkness that are preventing the heart from flourishing fully and joyously. 

Sometimes in your life, you may be oppressed by a sense that a shadow has been cast over the joyous energy of your heart and you are not able to connect with life, love and those around you. Such darkness can go very deep, even being inherited or karmic; or it can be much more superficial and acute, perhaps the result of a difficult time that you are going through. There may be physical symptoms in the heart chakra area that accompany this state. The heart can feel weighed down and burdened; and you may feel compromised, divided or under pressure. 

This wild hellebore grows in the depth of winter when all is dark and the earth shows little sign of life. It can appear like a beacon with its clusters of light green flowers bowed above dark glossy leaves. As an essence, its gentle, fresh energy renews, resolves and lightens the heart, helping you to transcend and transmute the very roots of darkness. It helps you to clear and clarify your heart, regain harmony and balance, reconnect with the natural vitality of your heart and find your direction again. As such, English Bearsfoot is an essence of purity, hope and joy.

Fly Orchid

Ophrys insectifera

Keynote: Into the Dark

Dark thoughts and feelings; fear of the dark in yourself and others; facing your shadow side; obstructed by dark energies in yourself or your life; suicidal thoughts – feeling despair; being without light or hope.

Fly Orchid Essence helps you embrace and befriend the dark. Rather than seeing the shadow side of life as something to shut yourself off from and be afraid of, this essence teaches that your shadow side is like a nutrient-rich sea that helps you grow into your true genius in a way that nothing else can. When you face and work with that which you fear, this ultimately restores that area to you in full strength: something that you can rely on; that helps you move beyond previous limitations; that increases your confidence; and that helps you to meet life more fully.

Fly Orchid works to clear dark, obstructive ‘clots’ of consciousness that stop you from being aligned with your true stream of consciousness – that which comes pure, clean and vital from Spirit. It helps you transmute these areas of struggle and difficulty into gems of richness and depth. A person may be in a very dark place of depression and despair, and even be suicidal; yet, it is here that they are so close to transforming their inner darkness into something rich and life-sustaining - and Fly Orchid provides crucial support in bringing about this change. It is so often when we have fallen to our knees that we break through. 

In shamanic work, the dark of the earth is where the Shaman journeys in order to find rich answers and to communicate with deep areas of the unconscious. Fly Orchid assists this process and helps you to understand that there is nothing to fear in the shadows: the fear itself is the shadow; once looked at directly and embraced, it quickly transmutes, becoming an ally rather than an obstruction.

Fragrant Orchid

Gymnadenia conopsea

Keynote: Group Harmony

Discord and disunity in groups, communities and families; unable to comprehend the higher purpose of a relationship; feeling like the odd-one-out; strife, conflict, power-struggles; dissonance in a group; inability to ‘gel; fear of being overwhelmed and overpowered by group energy; avoiding groups.

Fragrant Orchid is a most graceful flower, elegant and unifying in its energy. As an essence it enables you to unify and harmonise with the higher group consciousness of those you are in community with (be it your family, friends, work colleagues, people you find yourself with at significant times) and to become aware of your deeper purpose in coming together. It does not cause you to surrender your individuality and awareness; rather, you become cognisant of the higher purpose of the groups you are in and become willing to set aside any egoistic needs that may stand in the way of the meeting of higher selves. 

All connections are sacred, be it a fleeting smile exchanged with a stranger, a formal business meeting, or long-term relationships with family and friends. You never meet simply another person: you meet your own Self staring back at you in the perfectly imperfect and wondrous form of another individual. In their living, breathing presence you find your own. Opening to the gifts this awareness brings, you may begin to understand what an exquisite boon and blessing is bestowed on you through all your daily encounters, for we are all meeting as Spirit in human form.

Fragrant Orchid Essence is particularly appropriate where you are struggling with a specific group and cannot find your place of harmony within it, or where a group or team is struggling to flow together and realise their potential. The essence supports you in gaining awareness regarding your higher purpose in being with these specific people at this time, rather than succumbing to feeling a victim of personalities. As you come into accord with your group, and accept that they have a spiritual presence for you in your life at this time, you naturally begin to move beyond thoughts of conflict. The resonance and balance that ensues reveals something both beautiful and meaningful: you see how much further we travel when we travel together.

Frog Orchid

Coeloglossum viride

Frog Orchid Essence offers a vibrant reminder that miracles happen and that you are worthy to receive their presence and beauty in your life. These are the true miracles of life - unlooked for, beneficent, ordinarily extraordinary, and a blessing to receive. They are not, then, the ‘miracles’ of some popular abundance books that instruct you to manifest your desires through forceful repetition of certain thoughts in order to get what you need: Frog Orchid is about something altogether freer, integrated and splendid.

The benevolent universe is always here for you when you need miracles and support. However, how you seek this support determines the outcome of the experience for you. Frog Orchid reminds you of the true nature of prayer: to send out your call for help and guidance, from the heart, with openness and trust in the wisdom of Spirit. It is not a selfish request based on acquisitive personal need, but a universal plea for the goodness of a given situation to reveal itself. From here, you simply look for, and receive, the beautiful energy response that then ensues, with gratitude and love. You let go of how you think miraculous help should turn up, and you open to recognising it in whatever form it comes, knowing that the wisdom of the Universe answers your prayers in its own beautiful way.

 

Engaging with this energy of flow and renewal, you too become a miraculous force in the Universe; learning not to stand in the way of miracles occurring, you find that you are your own and other people’s solution.

Keynote: Miracles Happen

Grasping for desired outcomes desperately and/or too narrowly; seeking to control - and therefore stifle - life’s full and unexpected expressiveness; feeling surrounded by lack and unable to trust and hope; seemingly far from the miraculous and bountiful.

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