April 26, 2022
If you’re drawn to the Japanese Camellia, you may either feel apathetic, indifferent and disconnected, or the opposite: fixated on worries or fears about the worst possible outcome. From time to time, you may feel a looming sense of dread or reluctance to hear certain words or messages from others. You may be worrying about the future or have a tendency to blame or be hard on yourself when life becomes uncomfortable.
Japanese Camellia (Camellia japonica) inspires a peaceful acceptance of the way things are. It induces contentment, like the full belly feeling after a beautiful meal. We feel warm and fuzzy, almost as if we’re surrounded by family or a sense of family and camaraderie. Japanese Camellia offers a deeper acceptance of all things the way they are.
It magnifies a deep softness and appreciation of beauty. We are filled with peaceful laughter and we experience empathy with the people around us. Our ability to deeply listen with all senses and feel the essence of what’s behind people’s words is enhanced. We may feel like being quiet so that we can tune in and listen even more to what others are saying vs. having our own reaction or interjecting our own words. There is a peaceful, patient energy that flows through us that acts clearly without hesitation.
Even if people around us are harsh or come at us with fierce words or energy, we can soften and stay open and peaceful. Our sense of inner peace is not as affected by others emotions; we can maintain our soft patience. Instead of jumping to conclusions and then being hard on ourselves, we can simply quietly observe what’s happening around us and find it easier to maintain a sense of soft inner peace.
Known as the Tsubaki in Japan, Camellias are a symbol of love and devotion. Camellias are famous in Japan, Korea and China, and are a sign of good fortune during the Lunar New Year. This elixir was made of the Japanese Camellia variety ‘Pink Perfection’, a particularly visually stunning flower because of all its symmetrical petals.
MAGNIFIES: Love; Compassion; Appreciation
DISSOLVES: Worry; Callousness; Indifference
Love + flower petals,