As an empath, I was hesitant to try this elixir because I didn't want to get too sensitive and wrapped up in other's emotions (boundaries is an issue). What I've found instead is that this elixir helped me find a new path toward compassion that doesn't require taking on others emotions. It is possible to open up without overindulging! A highly beneficial side effect for me in using this elixir was letting go of past resentments and negative emotions I've been harboring for some time (years) now. This was a gentle reminder that we are all human beings and recognizing our shared humanity can be wildly liberating.
I had only recently heard about “flower alchemy” and Lotus Wei from a skincare company I absolutely love. I purchased four elixirs and have been taking a dropper full of each in a larger water bottle everyday for nearly two weeks now. I felt the effects on day two. I wasn’t sure if it was the ritual of doing something that was just for myself that made me feel the change or the product... until day six. I’ve been going through an emotionally turbulent time and I feel this elixir has brought me calm and a sense of grace. I wouldn’t say it’s made me care less, but I’ve been conscious in my effort to let go of worry I would normally feel over situations I cannot control. I’m not projecting negativity onto situations out of fear— in other words, I’m willfully and actively trying to break learned emotional patterns and Fierce Compassion (and Inner Knowing, Expansive Presence and Inspired Action) have enabled me to be still and breathe through things. This is definitely a process. I think someone taking these elixirs needs to be ready to accept the lessons that come with them to see them *work*. I think the four I chose were a great introduction to Lotus Wei, but I will order the single flower elixirs next time to really hone in on areas of myself that I’d like to focus attention on. So far, so good!
I started taking Fierce Compassion after finishing a bottle of Joy Juice and taking the flower quiz. I always think that I need something like Inspired Action or Radiant Energy to help me buckle down at work and power through my unidentified unpleasant emotions. A few days into taking Fierce Compassion I realized what I was feeling was anxiety related to fear. I work at a small school for kids with special needs. Many of them are coming from unstable housing situations, coming in with multiple mental and emotional disorders, and from public school where they were ignored or bullied. I hadn't realized I was feeling anxious and fearful around the kids that I so dearly loved because I was experiencing compassion fatigue. While taking Fierce Compassion I noticed I stopped shying away from strong feelings of empathy, love, and sadness. I feel calmer at work and I feel more connected to my authentic self.
After a few days of taking Fierce Compassion, I broke down crying over something I thought I had worked through months earlier. I didn't realize I had been holding onto this old pain. I have also become quite gentle with myself.
I just finished this elixir and found it to be very supportive. I found while taking it a sense of nurturing and love as I was navigating a difficult time and issues. It softened my experience of these issues and it helped me to feel very loved and supported. Additionally, my response as a mom to my three kids as life gets stressful is always an excellent indication of my inner landscape. I found with the support of this elixir, I had a greater capacity to be gentle and loving and compassionate as my little ones had some rough days. And of course, to also radiate love and relish the deep and loving connections on the good days.