June 30, 2020
If you’re attracted to Sacred Datura (Datura wrightii), you may have recently felt overwhelmed, as if your sockets are blown. You may feel either irritable or fearful of aggression. Alternatively, you may feel foggy, worried or have a desire to be alone. You may have felt that you are in need of a cleanse, whether it’s toxic overload in the body, mental clutter or energetic debris.
A quintessential flower for the ‘dark night of the soul’, or even a collective dark night of the soul, Sacred Datura magnifies strength, wisdom, and creative solutions. It helps us put a different spin on things and gain a new perspective. It encourages deep breathing and helps the body efficiently cleanse itself through the breathing process. It shines light into dark places, and acts as a calming, clarifying light at the end of the tunnel.
It amplifies our body’s capacity to get rid of toxins, through the breath and the fluids of the body. This elixir is soothing, cleansing, clearing, calming and quieting -- like drinking moonlight. As it gently detoxifies the body, it magnifies mental clarity, euphoria and power. It offers us a cathartic resolve and a healthy desire to move on from what’s causing toxicity in our lives, whether it be substances, behaviors, habits or thought/emotional patterns. It enhances our subtle life-force/energy, alertness and attentiveness.
The quality of the Sacred Datura is cooling, watery, lunar and reflects a similar energy of night-time/dawn.
Miscellaneous support during this flower essence: sit in the sauna, drink lots of water, take detox baths.
Note: with this elixir, you may notice within the first few days that you have the urge to yawn, sigh, breathe deeply or cough. You may also notice strange/atypical dreams or sudden fatigue that requires a nap.
The Sacred Datura is sometimes also referred to as: moonflower, moon lily, angel’s trumpet, jimsonweed and thorn apple. A native of Arizona, it grows in sprawling bushes between 1000 and 7000 feet of elevation. It can be found along roadsides, in washes or areas where there is occasional disturbance by humans. Individual plants grow up to 2-3 feet high, sprawling 6-8 feet wide.
During the hot Arizona summer months, Sacred Datura plants may have dozens of flowers on it at any given time, that spiral open into full bloom at night. They are pollinated by sphinx or hawk moths, which can be mistaken for hummingbirds because their wings whir like hummers when they feed on the nectar of the newly opened blossoms. Each trumpet-shaped flower measures 6-8 inches in diameter, blooming from early evening and drooped shut by late morning the next day. The seed pods are round and spiny.
All parts of this night-blooming moonflower are poisonous and aside from the flower, every other part of the plant has a repellent smell and is extremely bitter to deter animals and humans from eating it. When handling the seeds, flowers or plant parts, hands must be washed with soap and water afterwards. [Never put Sacred Datura flowers in your bath.]
In the flower essence form, it is so heavily diluted through the process of making an essence, that there are no more plant parts in the elixir, only the life-force or energetic signature remain (similar to homeopathic remedies of arsenic or belladonna).
MAGNIFIES: Strength, wisdom, release, deep breathing, euphoria, mental clarity, life-force/chi energy; shines light into dark places; light at the end of the tunnel; new perspective, different spin/take on things; creative solutions
DISSOLVES: Dark night of the soul, overwhelm, aggression, sadness, stress, panic, frustration, worry, tension, addiction. Headaches or experiencing toxicity on a physical, emotional, mental or energetic level.
MISCELLANEOUS: Helpful in addiction.
Love + flower petals,