October 12, 2016
The wish-fulfilling botanical treasures in this blend awaken mind states that help us feel like like anything is possible. And in fact anything IS possible. It is usually just our tricky, sneaky minds that play tricks on us—with self-limiting patterns and false beliefs downloaded from family lineage, cultural messaging or past experiences that register "messages" in the cells that affect our view of reality and what's possible. Full Bloom is the antidote.
Being drawn to the Cereus flower indicates that you are ready to see those fears or limitations as illusory appearances and move past them—you are ready to do what it takes to accomplish your highest expression. You have the courage to sift through your fears and old patterns to free the part of yourself that wants to propel you forward in a big way.
Usually flowers that bloom at night are for helping us see a side of ourselves that we don’t usually look at. They illuminate different shadow aspects of ourselves that we don’t often see. This particular flower digs deep into fear patterns. It unearths self-limiting habits and conscious or subconscious fears that are running in the background, in the shadows, and oftentimes affecting our behavior.
Fear holds us back from being our greatest selves. This isn't about your fear of spiders or snakes or falling off a fifteen-story building; rather, it’s related to the fears that would prevent you from getting out of your comfort zone. Night-Blooming Cereus brings these fears into our awareness, so we can look at them and release them.
I often talk about this flower as being the catalyst for changing my whole life and business—which is true. I went from doing one-on-one consultations to making hundreds of products for the largest hotel chain in the world. I had always had huge aspirations, but the Night-Blooming Cereus helped me materialize them.
Not about baby steps, Cereus helps you take a big leap towards reaching for your full potential. It pushes you past any preconceived self-limitations, moving you into new territories, new expression of your gifts. When you fearlessly go out on a limb after your dreams, you can achieve what you may have thought was unattainable.
If you are attracted to the Banana Yucca flower, you may have experienced a recent urge to "break out" or have felt a desire to experiment with how you show up in the world and how your "work" manifests into physical form. You may have felt that you have a big vision, yet you’re not clear how it’s going to play out. You might see the big picture, but the details are fuzzy. Or perhaps you have a clear plan but are feeling open and flexible to wilder and more adventurous expressions of your creations.
Metaphorically, the shape of the flower reflects its superpower, as one of its main special qualities is to unleash hidden potential (the star) within each of us. We all have talents, yet oftentimes we are talented in areas that we may not even be aware of yet. Banana Yucca helps us unearth these hidden talents and have a stronger sense of purpose about our lives.
Along with helping us experience a deeper understanding of our abilities and capabilities, Banana Yucca dissolves any shyness or insecurity we have around our skills and abilities magnifying conviction, perseverance and sense of support. We are able to make great leaps and bounds in our progress—with Banana Yucca, we even surprise ourselves with what we’re capable of.
If you're attracted to Bamboo, you may be planning a big project or about to engage in something that challenges you. You may want to take what you're doing to the next level and need an extra shot of determination. You may have big ideas, yet have lingering reservations about going all out, or occasional doubts that you have what it takes.
As an essence, Bamboo is unparalleled for making the impossible possible. It offers unfaltering strength, persistence and tenacity, with a perfect balance of flexibility, gracefulness and the ability to accomplish something against all odds. Bamboo enhances focus, clarity and awareness of how our every day actions relate to our greater goals. It deepens an understanding of our actions as a part of the bigger picture as well as being unwavering in whatever it takes to accomplish our aims.
Bamboo elixir dissolves the thought pattern “I can’t do it" and eliminates fears and non-constructive enmeshment with others. Bamboo is all about rapid growth: no hesitations or doubts as it reaches for the sky—it simply goes for it, with perseverance, determination and power.
If you are attracted to the Papaya flower, you may be exerting a lot effort and overextending yourself. You may feel the desire to collaborate instead of compete, yet find it difficult to accept help. Being drawn to Papaya flower may indicate that you are reevaluating your relationship to masculine and feminine qualities within yourself.
Just as the enzyme in the fruit is known for its ability to tenderize and soften, the Papaya flower plays a special role in helping our planet recognize the power in being tender and soft. As we enter into a time of increasing female leadership, Papaya flower elixir prepares our collective consciousness for honoring the feminine just as much as the masculine. We are relearning to value and cherish both masculine and feminine aspects within ourselves, and how that plays out in our every day actions.
As a culture, we are learning to find a balance of masculine/feminine energies, focusing more on "being" just as much as "doing." Papaya flower teaches us how to flourish by attaining a healthy balance of both yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) qualities in ourselves and our culture. Both are necessary and vitally important. However, if we are to find a balance, it is time to enhance the yin qualities which have been historically devalued: receptivity, listening, nurturing, intuition, collaboration, compassion and tenderness.
In each of our blends, we also add one gemstone elixir! Each gemstone is carefully chosen to further enhance + magnify the effects of the flower alchemy. Dissolving fears of moving into the unknown + programmed belief systems, Azurite gemstone elixir activates clear understanding, deeper insights and new perspectives.
These are two flower elixirs that we feel are so important, we put them in every formula we make! We infuse blend with Pink Lotus (wisdom + insights) and Yarrow (re-energize after being on cell phone/computer). Pink Lotus is also a "catalyst flower essence," strengthening and boosting the synergistic effects of every blend.
Aroma-therapeutically, this is the blend that practically every person on the earth loves without hesitation, men and women alike. Full Bloom is a sensuous yet accessible blend of citrus and spices.
“The Full Bloom was really astounding in terms of seeing my mental patterns that were blocking me from doing certain things just melt away.” —Vivienne
“I have the Full Bloom Mist and elixir and I have just loved these products from the start. It’s been amazing. It inspires fearlessness and determination and unveils your hidden potential. That’s what it says on the bottle, but it does so much more. If you’re honestly ready to take that next step in your life, if you think, ‘You know what? I want it all. No more limits, no more rules. I just really want to go for it.’ then this product is for you. Use it, love it and enjoy the benefits of it!” —Zoya Holland
"I have been struggling with what to do next for awhile now. Full Bloom has helped me to narrow my focus. It helped me to weed out all the noise and figure out what it is I truly want. It has brought habits and patterns to my attention, and has helped me to see where I have stopped trying/hidden away. I am so grateful for this blend. Now that I can see where I'm getting in my own way, I can now make changes." —Stephanie
"This is one of the most powerful flower essence blends I've used. It contains the Night-Blooming Cereus flower, which can help illuminate shadow aspects of ourselves we might not usually see. I definitely went through a "healing crisis" while using this blend, which forced me to see unhealthy patterns and behaviors that were holding me back from being my full self and then allowed me to work through them. Thank you for this life-changing, transformative blend!" —Rita Kovtun
"This elixir is life changing. I specifically noticed that my energy shifted to a more positive + productive outlook. Things that seem to affect me negatively no longer created that little knot in my stomach and I was able to stay in a more fix-it view on life. Thank you for such a powerful antidote to life." —Laurie
"As soon as I started to take the elixir, I went through huge emotional gateways and tons of old belief patterns began to rise to the surface. I have been starting a consulting company for the past year while working part time in a retail gig. I reached out to my community and mentors for support and the response was that the retail job wasn't nourishing me and that the past was growing more and more clear to move towards 'all in' as a consultant. I put in my two weeks and it went incredibly smooth and just like that, the clients and support for what I was pursuing began to roll in. I felt I was able to ride the emotional waves with less fear, honestly, and trust in the process. I have also gone after more self-care (massage, facials, baths, early to bed, books) and my attitude and appearance feels more radiant and attractive. I also have had the opportunity to shadow other leaders in my field, in their business, and have gained so much more confidence about the work that I do. It all feels so energizing and I feel grateful for this elixir in my back pocket." —Sara
"I determined that I was very unhappy teaching middle school math at my school of nine years and that my vision board dream was to teach mindfulness and yoga. On Friday I got a phone call from a charter school in a high risk area. She asked me to come in for an interview. On the way to the interview I took the Night-Blooming Cereus elixir and sprayed the Full Bloom Mist several times because Katie had shared her story about this flower remedy and it seemed similar to what I wanted to experience. I interviewed on Monday and she said she wanted to hire me to teach mindfulness to the students (I am a certified yoga teacher). I accepted the job on Monday, resigned my former school on Tuesday, and started my new job on Wednesday. I can’t even believe how quickly this worked out. I even got a significant pay raise which I really needed. I kept thinking I would need a new car but have put it off for the past few years because of job insecurity. On Wednesday my car broke down and I actually had to get a new car. By Friday my brother helped me get a good deal on a new car that will be much safer for the new commute. Today I got an email and am also registered now for a mindful educators course. I can’t even believe everything that has happened in one week. Obviously a lot of hard work went into the process, but the synchronicity of the situation has been mind blowing. I wanted to thank you for your flower remedies because I do believe they served a part in the process." —Julie
Magnifies: Deeper appreciation for the preciousness of life; recognition of your own beauty. Openness, fearlessness + purification of limitations from the inside out
Dissolves: Old habits + patterns; illusions, negativity, fear + attachment
Love + flower petals,