July 26, 2021
If you’re attracted to the Monteverde Rein Orchid, you may have been feeling vulnerable, exposed or that you’re somehow alone out on a limb. You may be experiencing high stress or feel overly alert and hypervigilant. Your fight-or-flight response may be turned on, preventing deep rest. Having your RPM’s on high for too long can tax your heart or lead to physical weakness.
You may have even forgotten what it feels like to totally let down your guard and feel at home in your world. You may be experiencing tension or fear of something you can’t see -- only perceive. You may feel like you’re in a corner, with nowhere to go, that somehow life has placed you into a tight spot that you can’t escape.
The Monteverde Rein Orchid (Habenaria monorrhiza) helps us feel safe, comforted and feel a sense of being at home in our bodies and whatever environment we’re in. Whether it’s feeling exposed, being afraid of unseen forces or simply feeling vulnerable to some external situation, we can finally relax and let our guard down. We experience a fresh new spacious distance between ourselves and whatever we felt was antagonizing or draining us.
This tiny elephant-shaped terrestrial orchid dissolves the sense that someone or something is out to get us. There is a sense of being supported by our environment and we’re able to lean into the support of what’s around us, instead of feeling at the mercy of being attacked by something we don’t even understand.
We can let go of the tension around waiting for the other shoe to drop or sensing that someone is just waiting for us to make a mistake, so they can pounce on us. We can lay back and get a bird’s eye view of everything, making way for new insights. We go from feeling exposed and vulnerable to feeling relaxed and untouchable.
Miscellaneous: this flower essence can also be used in high-stress professions like police, military and security to maintain alertness while not letting the fight-or-flight response take over.
The Rein Orchid is a terrestrial orchid that grows from Guatemala to Peru. It grows on weedy hillsides, ditches and meadows and the flowers are fragrant at night. Our Rein Orchid essence was collected in the Monteverde Rainforest of Costa Rica. When I collected it, I had such a terror response while it was infusing that I could’ve sworn a wild jaguar was stalking me. Collecting flower essences is a trip. ; )
MAGNIFIES: Sense of safety; Birds-eye view; Ability to let down your guard
DISSOLVES: Fear of persecution or sense of danger; Hypervigilance to point of detriment; Feeling alone
Love + flower petals,