August 25, 2017
I collected this flower essence at the Naples Botanical Garden in Florida. Along with participating in some of the 10-year garden future strategy meetings, I collected seven new flower essences. With me was Taylor, our creative director of marketing, documenting the flowers going into our collection. When it came time for Clock Vine, she had an especially powerful aversion to this flower, but after taking its essence, experienced some radical shifts in her life. You can more about her experience here.
If you find yourself attracted to the Clock Vine flower, you may be ready to see or unleash a part of you that is very deep inside your heart. There may be something bubbling inside you that you've not previously wanted to see or face, because it might require some sort of discomfort.And yet, there is also a part of you that is so totally ready for a big change—a bolder expression of you, a more expansive manifestation of all you have to offer in this life, that requires you to fully look at what's been previously hidden.
You may also be sensing that you are standing at a crossroads, choosing between two very different paths to take. Or you may have the feeling that you are standing at a doorway, knowing full well that if you step through it, you will feel a grander acceptance of gifts and abundance.
Along with knowing this movement forward will create a fuller capacity of who you are + who you are to be in this life, you may be feeling fearful of what you would be required to change or leave behind. You may not even be able to see the full expression of you yet, because it is beyond your current imagination or patterning, but you can sense that is it there + you are being asked to step toward or into it.
The Clock Vine flower enhances our ability to be completely honest + self-accepting of whatever our experience is, and when the time is right, be open to showing others what it is we are experiencing on the deepest levels. It magnifies our ability to let things fall apart + disassemble, in order to reassemble them into a new order—one that's more aligned with our highest potential. It helps us tap bravery + courage to look fearlessly at our lives, and where there is misalignment, be able to do something about it.
We may not know what it is or fully understand it, but that which is bubbling up within us gains a direct channel through our heart. We are able to "take out our guts and put them on the table"—for ourselves to see + be with as well as have the bravery to allow our closest loved ones to also witness or gain a window into what's happening deep within us. We see more clearly whatever it is that we have not been confronting within ourselves.
Clock Vine flower gives us the power, strength, vulnerability, "real-ness," rawness + openness to make big, bold changes that will catapult us forward. It helps us have difficult conversations and see the big picture of what's next.
Native to southern India, the Indian Clock Vine (Thunbergia mysorensis) is considered to be one of the most beautiful flowering vines in the world. Growing in the tropical forests near Mysore, at elevations of almost 3,000 feet, it boasts bright yellow + maroon flowers with red petal tips. The vine grows up to 20 feet long and has sweet nectar that attracts hummingbirds + sunbirds. Because of its bright colors + fun shape, it is also known as brick & butter vine, lady’s slipper vine, dolls’ shoes + the Mysore trumpet vine. It makes an excellent addition to any tropical or warm-climate garden, pergola or greenhouse, blooming from spring through fall.
Magnifies: Revealing the deepest parts of yourself; direct channel from your heart; fearless, raw vulnerability
Dissolves: Fear of being exposed or vulnerable; pride, aloofness, pretenses; fear of others seeing something about you that is ugly or scary
Infused with a flower essences for vulnerability, freedom & heart alignment, Open Heart helps us dive deep into vulnerability, seeing the truth, slowing down enough to address what IS—and having the energy to maintain a child-like curiosity with even the most challenging aspects of our lives.
Love + flower petals,