March 26, 2021
If you feel drawn to the Starburst flower, there may be a part of you that feels impotent, or that you’re too small to make an impact. You may long to be more powerful or make a bigger difference in the world.
Alternatively, you may be wary or afraid of doing something ‘wrong’, or worry about what others think of you. You may desire reassurance or a sense that what you do and who you are -- has value. You may feel under-appreciated, dismissed or unaccounted for. You might feel that your opinion doesn’t matter or that what you do goes unnoticed, or is in vain.
The full-blown manifestation of this inner struggle is that your frustration may lead to venting or blowing off steam. You may feel like you need extra reassurance or attention. You may feel swayed to make others see things your way or feel attached to a specific outcome. This can lead to talking too much and requiring too much of others’ energy to feel validated in your position.
Starburst flower (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is the elixir for self-fulfillment, autonomy and assuredness. It awakens deep self-trust and self-reliance, so we don’t look for external sources of validation. We no longer worry about what others think or fear their reactions to our behavior or choices.
We blaze ahead, pioneering our own way without crumbling under the weight of others’ opinions. We no longer allow peer pressure to influence the truth that resides within ourselves. We can express ourselves freely in the world without experiencing the tension of others’ emotional reactions.
Any part of us that feels impotent and ineffective transitions to feeling potent and powerful! We have a sense of our own value regardless of what others think. We can embody a regal silence, without need for attention or validation from others, because we’re so fulfilled from the inside.
Starburst flower is a powerful reminder that the way we make a difference in the world -- is from the inside out. When we are self-fulfilled and autonomous, our sole presence in the world makes a difference. We are no longer attached to an external validation; therefore, we do not need to see proof of our benefit to humanity - our mere existence and intent to become more mature and wise IS the ultimate difference we can make. We can let go of the need to ‘make an impact’ knowing that in fact, we ARE making an impact by being self-sufficient, calm and self-assured.
Also known as Shooting Star, the Starburst flower is native to Southeast Asia, Puerto Rico and Hawaii. As an herbal remedy, Starburst flower is known as a remedy for indigestion and abdominal pain.
MAGNIFIES: Autonomy & self-fulfillment; Inwardly focused; Assuredness & confidence
DISSOLVES: Fear of doing it “wrong”; Feeling dismissed or unaccounted for; Sense of impotence or not making a difference
Love + flower petals,