Also known as Dancing Ladies, this orchid is known as Lluvia de Oro in central Costa Rica: Rain of Gold. The essence of this orchid inspires boundless generosity, kindness and open-heartedness. It helps us open our hearts to the possibilities and surrender to the surprises of the present moment. It boosts our courage to extend ourselves and form new bonds of love.
Need some help picking out gifts for your loved ones this holiday season? The girls on the team put together personalized lists of their idea of the perfect LOTUSWEI present. We hope that this'll help you to choose what to gift a loved one or yourself this year!
Flower essences typically work on the mental, energetic & spiritual bodies -- but there are several flower essences that have physical benefits too! Here are several rituals & practices you can do with flower essences to experience relief from physical tension & muscle pain!
*FLOWER NERD ALERT* — I discovered something that can help us all move through challenges with more ease. Over the years, I’ve created several flower essence blends in a particular order & with specific dilutions of mother essence. Each blend has different characteristics, from foundational & acute to more ethereal & nuanced. I realized recently — that the different levels of blends offer a key, or unlock, to broader sets of patterns when taken in a particular way.
Infused with a bouquet of the most powerful flowers for bold acceptance and expressive freedom, this powerhouse blend helps us accept ourselves wholly, express and embody our full exquisite and beautiful self and to set firm boundaries with no pressure to be or act in a certain way. It allows us to express facets of ourselves that are challenging: magnetic, sexy or fierce. Reinforce the feeling that what makes you different, makes you beautiful, sensual and whole.
Radiance Orchid teaches us how to release tension and resistance around loss. It dissolves fear of getting hurt, missing out on something or separation/abandonment. When we let go of denial or fighting reality, we experience total acceptance of the way things are -- without grasping or clinging. We experience deep relief and a wildness to truly be ourselves, supported by a visceral sense of our own spiritual nature. We can tune into the ‘holy’ all around and within ourselves: our spiritual power.
In celebration of the launch of our new blend Open Heart, here are two of our favorite 3-ingredient beverage recipes to crack your heart wide open: Cherry Amaretto Kombucha Float & Hot Cherry Almond Coffee.
The great thing is that flower essences work together synergistically to target your current state of being from all directions! If, however, you want to hone in on a particular pattern or feeling you are experiencing and want to target the results from a flower elixir, you may decide it to be best to take one at a time. In this way, it can be a lot easier to track your results specific to that elixir.
Pink Melastoma expands our aura into greater warmth, compassion and gentleness. It helps us acknowledge and accept all parts of ourselves, even our shame, anger and self-perceived limitations. It helps us welcome our own true inner nature, as well as the sticky, rocky, edgy aspects of our character. Embracing the challenging, irritable parts of ourselves with love speeds up resolution.
Flower essences for open-heartedness. Awaken your raw, vulnerable, beautiful self. Engage with life. The timing is perfect. Push past boundaries & forge your own path. Nurture ideas. Embrace curiosity & wonder. Fearlessly dive into intimacy in all your relationships.
Purple Wishbone digs deep into what’s stored in our underbellies, pulls it up and liberates it from our mouths, dissolving fear of judgment. We are better equipped to face our fears of being exposed to aspects of ourselves or the underbelly of the world that contains deep, dark secrets. It softens our fears of danger, darkness and destruction, and removes the electrical charge from what we perceive as ‘scary’.
Moonstone is known for heightening our awareness of intuition and sixth sense perception. As if drinking an elixir of the moon, it balances yin/yang energies within us. Known for clarity of mind + focus, it can be particularly helpful for meditation practices and gaining insights about emotional patterns. It helps us connect with Mother Earth and experience patience during times of uncertainty.
The Taiwanese Azalea helps us see from a higher perspective: the moment we think we have it all figured out, something else arises. It dissolves the sense that there is only one way, or that what we want is unattainable, or too much to ask for. It helps us let go of holding back, so we can offer ourselves more generously to the world.
Discover our different flower essence modalities & how to use them here. Traditionally, flower elixirs are taken internally (like a tincture) -- and we've pioneered new applications infused with aromatherapy: aura mists, anointing oils, balancing serums & bath salts.
Star Flower allows us to not only recognize our special qualities but also to share them with the world. It helps us be fully comfortable with the best aspects of ourselves and to embody our inherent magic, beauty and radiance.
Sacred Datura is a desert moonflower that falls into the ‘poison cures poison’ category. Though toxic to the body in plant form, as a flower essence it actually helps us release toxins - mental, emotional, physical. It helps us cleanse energetic debris through the breath and boosts our lifeforce. We’re better able to sit with sadness, frustration, fear or overwhelm, until we reach the light at the end of the tunnel. Like bathing in moonlight, we transmute our ‘dark night of the soul’ into strength and wisdom.
Oak Creek is one of the most popular attractions in Sedona. Luckily, with so many places to dip your toes along the creek, you can often find a secret spot to enjoy by yourself. As we were river tracing & searching for flowers, we came across the totally rare Stream Orchid growing in abundance along the creek!
Digestive troubles can be the result of emotional issues, such as worrying, or physical causes, like food allergens or chronic conditions.Incorporate these flower essences into your daily regimen to get some relief!
To better understand which LOTUSWEI flower essences to use when and why, there are three different collections to consider: 1) Stabilization, 2) Exploration & 3) Liberation. Each collection has a range of intentionality of what it’s highlighting for us. Alternatively, if you want to give a loved one flower essences, this can help you figure out where to start.
Bonsai Plum Blossom enhances our ability to take risks. It inspires within us a gentle, motherly love that allows us to make mistakes, to fail and to be imperfect on the first try. It dissolves the desire for perfectionism, and eases tensions around fear of failure, judgement and criticism. Instead, we can explore with curiosity, and feel more free in our bodies. We can take continual risks outside of our comfort zone, because comfort resides within us.
Depending on which study you look at, between 5% and 20% of women experience painful periods that interfere with their daily life. Many turn to over-the-counter medications to relieve pain, but there are a number of flower essences and natural remedies that can help regulate your period. We've compiled this list so you can heal the root issues of your period problems for good!
Despite overwhelm or chronic fatigue from daily modern life, Running Iris dissolves our tendency to view our experiences as laborious or a drag on our energy. Rather than avoidance, isolation or feeling like ‘it’s all about me and how I feel', we’re able to authentically engage with others in a more meaningful and intimate way.Running Iris magnifies our ability to focus, and be aware, flexible and tolerant.
Magenta epidendrum teaches us to open our hearts and experience more ease, so everything can fall into place. Instead of shutting down and worrying that things won’t turn out, we can stay open to what is, dissolving resistance and fear of the unknown. We’re able to go right to the heart of matters and experience more meaningful connections with everyone + everything around us. There is no confusion - we are clear, direct + heart-centered, because we are at ease and open to what is.
If you are at a position in your life where you are really wanting to break down any hardness or resistance to receiving more / expressing more / or *being* more of yourself in this life … and ready to dive in and start breaking down & dismantling any framework or messaging in your cellular makeup around scarcity or lack - this threesome is the way to do it!
In the modern world, we’re often in a state of depletion and distraction. We cannot thrive because we’re constantly trying to meet our basic needs + find balance. Cacao helps us realize what we require in order to feel 100% nourished and taken care of, so we can feel replete and whole -- that our every need is met. When our needs -- even seemingly simple needs like eating, drinking, sleeping, resting, taking breaks, and getting fresh air -- are consistently met, instead of sacrificed, we can truly flourish and be prolific.
Mary Beth Kilinski is a clinical psychologist based in Rhode Island. In this guest post, she shares with us her TOP 5 flower essences - the ones she can't live without - both professionally and personally.
The Crown Flower emerged wildly by itself (without being planted) underneath our sign that says: Self-Arising Nature Center, blooming auspiciously in March, 2020. Its essence expunges our wildest fears so our wildest dreams can happen, purifying what prevents us from greater expression in the world. We can face our fears with equanimity and even a curiosity. We are neutral, poised and can experience freedom from dualistic extremes: right/wrong, black/white, good/bad. It dissolves worry and angst and helps us experience our own true self-arising nature.
Flower essences for expansion; fearless independence; freedom of expression; unapologetic beauty; prosperity; open and receptive presence; comfort with fear of the unknown; allowing things to fall into place; fuller realization of who we are as divine beings; ability to receive support and nourishment; forward thinking; experience more ease being in the spotlight; ability to take greater risks.
Unlock your power to speak with Crystal Clear, a one-of-a-kind lip balm infused with flower, creature and gem essences to help you express your truth, address priorities head on and speak freely about what’s inside of you.
Whether you are directly impacted by the Coronavirus with a family member who is ill, whether you are in a fear spinout -- or totally neutral about the whole thing, here are 14 flower essence recommendations to support you through this time.
One of the ways we know that the effects of flower essences are not a placebo effect is that animals show marked differences in their behavior while under their influence. Flower elixirs can be used for any emotional discomfort in pets — past trauma, separation anxiety, sibling jealousy, hyperactivity, sadness, or listlessness — offering effective support for shifting their emotional states.
Burning plants as an offering + purification ritual has been in practice for millennia, across every culture. The burning of special plants releases the vibrational energy of their qualities, and the smoke is used as offering, carrying prayers and aspirations into the universe.
As part of our magic travels around the world, we organize a Flower Flash Mob in every city we visit.We give out flowers to perfect strangers - for no reason. We share fleeting connections - a beautiful practice of love without attachment. We put a wheel of love in motion.
We asked people to think of someone they love, look into the camera, and deliver a message as if they were looking into their loved one's eyes. Here are 30 expressions of love for you ~ and the entire world. May you know you are deeply, deeply loved.
Our work is based on 17 years of empirical research - meaning, research that comes from you. Your feedback, experiences and stories. And we would love to feature you! Video testimonials are the most powerful. We're currently working on compiling footage for a video to feature on our home page of our biggest fans sharing why they love flower essences and how they use them.
Redwood essence gives us a sense of home + belonging—the kind that engenders warmth, patience, generosity, and feeling looked out for. It helps us keep our feet on the ground, dissolving sensations of being lost or unsupported. It heals old father wounds + infuses us with a sense of our own divine masculine. Redwood can even help our physical stability, helping us stand tall and firmly planted.
There's one particular California Glory tree in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens that I am always drawn to, and every time I see it, it provokes a different reaction. The first time it was wonder, the second was hysterical laughter, and during the last visit it provoked insightful conversation. As a flower essence, California Glory magnifies our innate sense of open heartedness to embrace life with full enjoyment and wild abandon.
Happy Chinese Lunar New Year! Much like Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese astrology has been around for thousands of years and incorporates the five elements. It also ties in with the practice of Feng Shui, the way that energies, time, and elements (and more) affect your space, your life, your wellness, fortune and relationships. Read more for a quick snapshot of your sign, your forecast + a flower elixir to boost your good fortune!
Ichi-San here. I live with someone you may know; in fact I sleep in the same bed with her. As a public service announcement for all my other fellow dog and cat sisters and brothers out there, I want to make sure you know that you can share your flower essences with us! Here's a list of flower essences you can use with the dogs + cats in your family!
When collecting the Desert Milkweed flower in the Arizona desert, I was overcome by waves of anxiety and fear. Silly, as this plant is not endangered nor was I somewhere I shouldn’t be! This experience helped me to see the imbalance the essence helps us to dissolve: the subconscious patterning of fear of persecution or getting into trouble while trying to do good.
Happy New Year! How have you spent the first few days of 2020? I pushed back from everything I usually do — torest, reflect, recharge. I spent a lot of time with family, did a lot of personal reflection & created some plans for 2020. (I might’ve also enjoyed a fair bit of Nordic noir, a rare guilty pleasure.)
At the end of every year I reflect on the MOST important things I learned that year. Bird’s eye view macros. Big lessons that stay with me forever -- and forever impact how I operate, perceive, lead, and live life. Here’s my list for 2019, in hopes that it inspires you to unearth your greatest treasures from 2019.
Holiday times, like life, are full of complexity. As beautiful humans, we can have a whole range of experiences — simultaneously! If things feel a bit crazy or overwhelming, here’s a very quick & easy breathing practice to create a tiny moment of spaciousness for you — no matter where you’re at or when.
When I reflect back on this year, I realize that I tried a TON of new wellness/self-care practices -- many that I will continue in the new year! Any time I remember to practice them, I feel clear, energetic and nourished. I want you to feel the same!
It's sort of like flower essence speed-dating, or flower essence workouts. There’s something magical - and especially conducive to liberating insights and compassion - when you’re sitting in a circle of people who all are committed to their own awakening, devoted to speeding up their personal growth.
When Meadow Cabbage is in bloom, it’s a sign of spring—it's the first thing black bears eat as they wake up from hibernation. As a flower essence, Meadow Cabbage nourishes + feeds our inner vision, helping us gain traction with what we’re building in our lives.