February 26, 2022
If you find yourself attracted to the Aloe Vera flower, you may find that life suddenly has a new intensity to it – similar to when you stay in the hot sun too long and your skin starts to burn. You may see more accidents happening around you. You might hear gunshots at night in your urban neighborhood. You may hear of people suffering in new, odd and unexpected ways. You may hear family and friends grumbling or getting riled up more often.
You may feel unusually stimulated by what’s happening around you or within you. You may be swept up by the intensity or you may be just observing it arise around you. You may find you need more quiet time alone. You may crave breaks to just sit and do nothing other than relax and breathe.
There’s a chance you’re storing tension in your jaw and feel overly sensitive to noise, light or the environment around you. You may find yourself wanting things to be a different way and repressing it.
The Aloe Vera flower (Aloe vera var. chinensis) helps us stay cool, calm and collected in times of distress. Rather than get sucked into wild unpredictability and anger, it helps us ride the waves of intensity with a sense of neutrality and being an observer rather than getting pulled into drama.
As a method to arrive at cool-calm-collected, Aloe Vera draws any stuck or latent irritation up to the surface so we can release it. Tension or annoyance we thought had disappeared long ago comes out to be fully cleared from our system.
As a result, when something irritates us in our daily lives, we find it easier to express what’s behind the irritation, rather than repress it. Aloe Vera helps us express ourselves in a more controlled fashion, like letting the fizz out of a carbonated drink slowly. It facilitates a healthy expression of energy so as to avoid repression. It dissolves our hard exterior and moves the energy. Aloe relaxes jaw tension – it eases the habit of gritting or grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw.
Aloe inspires gratitude, serenity and being happy with the way things are. In times of stress or strain, we’re more resilient.
With over 500 different species of Aloe Vera, the flowers come in a variety of colors including white, yellow, orange and red. A succulent consisting of 99.5% water, there are some fun facts about Aloe. Cleopatra was a huge fan; she rubbed it all over her body to soften her skin. In Japan you can find Aloe in yogurt and beverages as an ingredient for beauty. In ancient times, the Greeks thought Aloe cured baldness & insomnia (we don’t know!).
Aloe makes both gel and latex, which are both medicinal. Studies show that Aloe can penetrate three layers of the epidermis of the skin. Aloe speeds wound healing, boosts circulation and strengthens the immune system. It soothes the digestive system and provides healthy probiotics for the gut. Aloe vera gel is cooling and soothes sunburn, insect bites and kitchen burns.
MAGNIFIES: Resilience; Calm & serenity; Gratitude & contentment
DISSOLVES: Jaw tension & grinding teeth; Irritation & anger; Overstimulation & discomfort
Love + flower petals,