July 14, 2017


This Wild Delphinium elixir was collected from my favorite place in Sedona, Arizona up in the high desert piñon + juniper trees. It’s a quiet place where not many people go, and the silver and blue green of the trees create such a beautiful contrast against the red mountains and blue sky. I found this particular flower all by itself almost to the top of the mesa, which is a several hour hike.


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What it Reveals

If you find yourself attracted to the Wild Delphinium flower, you may have recently felt a desire to be alone, feeling overwhelmed by external energies and people around you, perceiving them as a drain and a disturbance. You may have difficulties setting boundaries, leading to leeching of your energy or opening yourself to be affected by others who seek the kind of energy you carry. This experience may cause you to withdraw or isolate, feeling like you can’t fully be yourself for fear of being taken advantage of or for fear of being too fierce with others.

Alternatively, you may experience a yearning to be more comfortable with being fully yourself, no matter who you’re with or what situation you’re in. By nature you may be introverted or occasionally experience a sense of inadequacy in certain situations.


What the Elixir Catalyzes
Activate: Expression
Message: Embody your full, exquisite self.

Wild Delphinium helps us experience our full, fierce selves, coming out of our shell to be seen in our most exquisite form. It enhances our ability to set firm boundaries, while at the same time enhancing our tolerance of others. It allows us to be gritty, not having to be “nice” all the time - we can be all facets of ourselves without pressuring ourselves to be a particular way.

It helps us express particular facets ourselves the may typically be challenging, like: magnetic, sexy, charming, fierce, elegant and strong. As we more fully embody ourselves, we’re more open and receptive to allowing others to be themselves - we have a greater capacity to meet and receive people exactly where they’re at. As we become more and more comfortable with all aspects of ourselves, as well as our abilities to maintain boundaries, we are more able to allow other people into our space without feeling like we’ll be consumed.


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When we’re able to fully embody and be ourselves, we are more likely to experience comfort, stability and strength in all of our energetic and emotional bodies, which liberates us from the experience of having to ‘get’ something or be a certain way. If we are fully embodying all of our exquisiteness, there is nothing to seek from external sources. If we are able to simultaneously clearly set boundaries, we can feel safe to express who we are, without being taken advantage of.

Additionally, the more we are able to embrace the qualities we have that are exquisite and in some ways, breathtaking + precious, the more we are able to appreciate those qualities in others and in the world.


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In this audio recording, I share about my first experience taking the Wild Delphinium elixir ~ what I felt, what it brought out:


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In Essence

{Magnifies}: Being your full fierce self; coming out of your shell; voicing your needs, setting boundaries; capacity to receive others where they’re at

{Dissolves}:Aloofness, iciness or elusiveness; hiding, isolation or shyness; feeling that others are a drain/disturbance; irritated or overwhelmed by destructive forces


Also commonly referred to as Larkspur, the Wild Delphinium (Delphinium carolinianum) flower gets its name from the Latin name for dolphins, referring to the dolphin-like shape of its nectary. Growing in June and July throughout the Northern Hemisphere, Wild Delphiniums are pollinated by butterflies and bumble bees. Though the flowers are toxic in their raw form to both humans and animals, when mixed with alum, produce a beautiful blue dye.

Love + flower petals, Katie Hess LOTUSWEI signature

4 Responses

Chloe Lou

September 05, 2019

Thank you so much for your insight! This last spring I kept thinking sporadically one afternoon the word “larkspur”, after thinking about it realized I didn’t know anything of the flower, hadn’t seen or read anything about it recently and it seemingly appeared as a transmission or message of its own volition. I have gotten this same phenomena once or twice before. I try to follow my guidance as much as possible when this happens. I was not completely sure why I had been lead to this flower essence based on the info I had been reading on fes description I have been taking it a couple months anyway. But! The way you describe it here makes perfect sense and resonates exactly what I have needed. I have been slowly becoming consciously aware of how sensitive my energy levels get drained by social circumstances and it has been challenging for me not to want to recede and isolate to preserve myself. Though I can totally see how it would be more about centered leadership for some, the qualities you illuminate help me to feel confident I am using the right medicine and affirm a deeper trust in my intuition! I am so curious how you come to know the plants so intimately, if you tune in so deeply that you can glean and share this much insight just on your experience or how you get to know the spiritual and healing qualities of the plant spirits? It is beautiful and inspiring to say the least! Excited to explore more of your content and offerings, so much love


June 25, 2018

I kept searching your site for the correct flower elixir for me. This was the last one I came across because it didn’t show in the alphabetical list. As soon as I saw the bottle I instinctively knew that’s it, that’s the one for me. When I read the description it was uncanny how well it described me. I can’t wait to receive it and begin taking it.

Maria Kouvaras

July 17, 2017

Dear Katie,
Thank you so much for your postings of flowers. Recently I discovered Wild Delphinium flower in Colorado and could not stop showing everyone this magnificent color and plant. I love flowers especially wild. I am very grateful that your life’s pursuit involves this journey!!!
I am so tempted to just run off and pursue the same journey……..alas though I know its only a secret wish, for now I will vicariously join you in this en devour.
Thank you for your postings!!!!


July 17, 2017

Awe Maria! Thank you for your words of kindness! May the flowers always find you when you need them most! xo

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