October 13, 2017
Rather than just surviving, this flower helps you shift into the gear of thriving. It awakens the body, mind & heart’s ability to rediscover its natural balance and stimulates our inherent and energetic knowing sense of balancing all aspects of ourselves from the inside out.
Sacred Body harmonizes the subtle energetic bodies in such a way that it benefits the physical body as well. Infused with 9 special flower elixirs to stabilize the complex spectrum of your electromagnetic field, giving your beautiful, sacred body the support it needs.
When we were in Iceland, we trekked from the northernmost to the southernmost tip of the arctic island. We made our way to a hot springs that looked idyllic and deserted in all the photos. But when we arrived, we were overwhelmed and taken aback by all the unexpected tourists.
We walked up the river a distance, climbing over craggy rocks, and hopping over streams back up into the canyon where there were no people.
To our exhilarating surprise, we found a secret hot springs tucked around the corner where no one could see us.
Bubbling with about as much joy as the boiling water mixing with the babbling glacier river, we peeled off our clothes down to our swimsuits underneath and slowly stepped into the hot water.
We soaked our bodies in the hot pools of varying temperatures, blissed out watching the freezing river rush by at the rocks’ edge.
On the other side of the river were gigantic mountains awash in neon lime green and chartreuse mosses and lichen, reaching up into the rich blue sky horizon.
After soaking, I felt like exploring & looking for flowers, so I dried off and put on my shoes. The steep cliffside next to the hot springs was lush, and there were tons of friendly, long-legged spiders skittering alongside me on the rocks.
Halfway up the cliff, out of the blue, I was overcome with dizziness. I had to sit down, for fear of falling down the mountain. I wasn’t overheated by the hot springs, and thought this dizzy feeling quite odd. My hands reached out to touch the ground beneath me. I took a deep breath.
Off in the near distance I spied a flash of color underneath some huge green leaves. I cocked my head to the side and peered a little closer. There was a little purple flower hiding underneath the leaves. I moved closer and as I lifted up the leaf, this wild Self Heal flowertook my breath away. It looked so regal, so perfect, so crazy wild & exotic there—all by itself.
I had been secretly wanting to find this flower on this trip, but wasn’t sure where it grew. And now, here it was! Something about the minerals and varying temperatures of the hot bubbling boiling water meeting the icy glacier water and all the various reactions that it caused, like the swirls of air and mist (and other reasons I’m not botanically equipped enough to understand), this was the perfect hiding place for the Self Heal flower.
I’d been all over Iceland, exploring all sizes of waterfalls and hot springs, without seeing it before. And here in this place on the cliffside, it was as if this flower threw me off kilter, so I would be forced to get down on its level to discover it.
If you find yourself attracted to Self Heal, there is some part of you, either physically or of the heart that is longing to heal, by healing itself. Each of us has the capacity and resources to not only get to the root causes of physical imbalances and emotional patterning, but to gain the insights from them and shift from surviving—to thriving.
Self Heal dissolves any resistance to self-care, self-nourishment + self-healing.Sometimes we take on too much and getting sick is our body's way to slow down. Self Heal helps us understand the messages of our bodies, so that we don't push ourselves to the point of getting a sick, exhausted, burnt out or physically ill. It helps us notice more acutely the needs of the physical body, like eating when we're hungry, resting when we need a break, taking naps when we need sleep and stretching our muscles when we need it.
This flower elixir revitalizes us, recalibrates our energy and enhances our awareness of what's needed in the moment. On an emotional level, Self Heal gives us a sense of courage and heart. It enlivens us and sparks our desire to thrive. It magnifies our ability to recognize the conditions most conducive for operating at our fullest potential.
Self Heal, Prunella vulgaris is an herb found in Europe, Asia and North America. Rich in vitamins like A, C, K and flavonoids, it's edible and its leaves can be boiled in soups, tossed into salads and infused into teas + other beverages.
The true magic of this flower, however, is in its name: Self Heal. Also known as Heal-All and Heart of the Earth, in Chinese medicine it is considered to be the herb that alters the course of an illness. Historically among indigenous cultures, it was used as a poultice to disinfect and soothe the skin and heal wounds.
"I took Self Heal leading up to a lumpectomy. It helped me have a positive attitude about the surgery + recovery, set boundaries for myself returning to work, and overall heal from the struggles my body went through. I will get more to help with the next radiation phase of treatment." —Emily Munce
"Self Heal is AMAZING! I have had a cold that got sorted out in under 24 hours. But my mom's experience is even more amazing. She was born with a chronic heart illness and ever since she started taking Self Heal—it’s only been 1 month—she hasn’t suffered one bad day. I am humbled and amazed by this experience. I cannot thank you enough." —Zoya Holland | @yogapilatesbalance
"First of all, let me say, this elixir is delicious—the sweetness of the honey makes it feel smooth + gentle when ingesting it, which was the perfect antidote to the harsh resistance to self-care I was experiencing when I first started taking it! Before I began my journey with Self Heal, I had read that it gently and subtly encourages you to engage in self-care and this is absolutely true. In fact, the healing process that unfolded after I began taking it was so natural that I didn't even consciously realize it was happening until I was well into it! When I was able to connect all of the positive shifts that had been happening in my life back to when I started taking this elixir, I was filled with SUCH gratitude and joy for all the ways it had encouraged and empowered me to take an active role in my healing—on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I'm truly amazed at how effective this elixir has been and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is experiencing resistance to self-care/healing or feels lost on their healing journey and is searching for a way to begin." —Ashley
"Self Heal helped me manage a lot of my health issues that were related to going through perimenopause."—Arcadia Maximo
"Profound mindset shifts in how I view food + nourishment. I changed my eating habits for the better and have maintained this healthy habit!" —Carly Thompson
"I am a skeptic and Self Heal does exactly what it claims. I didn’t realize I had resistance to taking good care of myself. But now, when I'm tired, I rest. If I'm hungry, I eat. If I'm not hungry, I don't. I'm making healthier choices. I have never felt so nourished and rested." —Sara
"Self Heal elixir has helped me to take charge of my health." —M.G.
"There was a natural shift towards wanting things that were good for me, from food to self-care practices. Instead of feeling like I had to try to do these things, it felt effortless." —Sophie Bontrager
"I bought Self Heal to help with one specific condition, and now it’s making me aware of ALL the things I’ve been neglecting." —Maya Holloman
"I have serious health issues, and self-nourishment has been a big challenge for me. I bought this because as much as I do my best to practice self-care, it can feel very emotionally painful at times—especially when it comes to going to sleep and cooking for myself consistently. When I took this, the struggle got worse. I was confused, but I kept at it. When the bottle finished, I didn't noticed much improvement. But now a year later, I realized I have started making Kefir, fermented vegetables, and growing my own herbs. All the things I wanted to do to look after my body, but couldn't do before. So be patient. It does take time, and sometimes it feels worse before it gets better—but changes do follow. I also gave a bottle to my mom when she fell sick and she said it really helped her get better sleep. She has since sought out many other alternate treatments for herself, even though she doesn't even believe in those kind of things." —Lily
"After using Self Heal elixir for a few weeks, I've noticed myself drinking more tea + lemon water, eating less sugar, setting more boundaries, using more clear communication, and feeling more calm. I love it so much!" —Sarah Eddison
"I love the way this elixir tastes, which has really encouraged me to drink more water. I noticed a significant curb in sweets and snacking and I have began gravitating towards more nutrient dense foods. I also have been engaging in more gentle exercise, which was something I have wanted to commit to for a while. In combination with Quiet Mind, it is also helping me sleep really well! I would highly recommend this product and I plan on ordering it again." —Sara
MAGNIFIES: Vitality, energy, self-healing; deeper understanding of the conditions you thrive in; getting to the root cause of fatigue, exhaustion or illness; self-nourishment; sharper awareness of the body's moment-to-moment needs; conviction regarding the need to care for oneself
DISSOLVES: Lack of self-care; fatigue, weariness; momentum of imbalance; habitual pattern of overextending or suppressing needs when hungry, thirsty, tired, etc.
Along with being one of the flowers featured in the Sacred Body Collection, Self Heal is also available as a single elixir.
Because each flower has its own unique specialty, single flower elixirs can target very specific patterns. The effects of single flower elixirs are often more subtle, yet they go deeper, hitting the bullseye. While it may take longer to discern the shifts taking place, the effects can be profound.
Love + flower petals,