December 28, 2017

Activate: Optimism
Message: Expect the best.

Who doesn’t love strawberries? Especially wild strawberries! It’s such a delicious and joyous explosion of flavor—sweet and fruity. Finding a patch of wild strawberries is like finding treasure!

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Why it's Special

In the 15th century, monks in Europe wrote in their manuscripts about the medicinal properties of wild strawberry plants as a treatment for depression. By the 16th century, mainstream culture in Europe began using them for their medicinal value.

During this time, strawberries were only available in the wild and the only way to obtain them was by foraging. The modern strawberry that we know today was cultivated in the late 18th century, when a new species occurred between two plants that were imported into France, one from North America and one from Chile.

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Fast-forward to today, when the top five strawberry growing countries in the world produce almost 5 1⁄2 million tons of strawberries annually. Strawberries, now a popular ingredient in desserts, are commonly added to smoothies, gelato, ice cream, milk, and yogurt. Herbalists have worked with strawberry leaves for centuries as an invaluable remedy to improve digestion, purify the blood, soothe the stomach, reduce aches and pains, support natural weight loss, diminish menstruation, and dissolve tension and stress.

Strawberry leaf tea is gentle, appropriate for both pregnant women and children. Strawberry plants also have one of the highest naturally occurring rates of vitamin C. Strawberry blossoms are white or pink, and the flowers are edible—but of course if you eat the flower, you won’t get the fruit!

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What it Reveals

If you’re attracted to the Strawberry blossom you may feel like you’re waiting for the other shoe to drop. You may notice your mind making up scenarios about the future and expecting the worst outcome. There may be an area of your life that fills you with dread, or has you spinning with negative possibilities.

You might catch yourself feeling like “Negative Nelly,” either complaining or anticipation unfavorable circumstances. You may feel in need of fresh energy and opportunities.

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What the Elixir Catalyzes

Imagine the feeling we get, in the forest or in a garden, when we see a strawberry patch full of ripe strawberries. It’s like a miracle! We feel so lucky. And when we reach down to pick and eat these ruby-red jewels it’s like a secret treasure that we were lucky enough to find.

That sense of good fortune is the feeling that Strawberry Blossom imparts. It dissolves the habit of expecting or preparing for the worst, and gives us a fresh outlook, a sense that anything is possible. It cuts through pessimism, worry, and negative thoughts. It helps us have a deeper understanding of ourselves and our infinite possibilities for personal growth.

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Drawn to the optimistic superpower Strawberry Blossom has to offer?
Experience the magic with its elixir.


In Essence

{Magnifies}: Optimism, sense of possibility; openness to growth and opportunities; fresh perspective

{Dissolves}: Blindness to possibilities and opportunities; pessimism, expecting the worst; dread, negativity, drudgery

Love + flower petals,

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