As the first carnivorous plant flower in our collection, Venus Flytrap helps us get crystal clear on what it is that we want and create the right conditions for making it happen - our actions match our priorities. Then, just as the plant waits in stillness to attract a fly, we are able to rest in clarity so we may snap into action when the right opportunities arise. Inspiring laser focus + certainty, Venus Flytrap instills us with the ability to jump into electric action at just the right moment. Read more here!
By being intentional when taking our flower essences, we remind ourselves, our guides and the universe what it is we want to embody. Choose one of the phrases below that most resonates, or make up your own! Every time you take your elixir, close your eyes and set your intention:
To take it one step further, as you take your elixir and set your intention, visualize everyone else in this program, all around the world, resting in clarity + ready to jump into electric action. By connecting with others in our group, we exponentially multiply the benefit + ripple effect!
What in my life feels ‘muddied’ or unclear?
Is there anything I say I want that my actions do not support?
How can I fine-tune aligning my actions with my priorities?
What aspects of my life would benefit from stillness?
Where can I take more conscious action vs. escaping into busy-ness?
When do I hesitate? When do I ‘wait and see?’
What is my number one priority, right now?
Prefer to have a printed sheet with the writing prompts, exquisite practices + a calendar to track your month?
If your initial response is always to ‘do’, jump into action and stay busy, practice pausing before engaging. Ask yourself: “Does this action match my priorities? Will this bring me closer to what I want?”
Ask yourself - “What can I do today to bring me closer to my goals?"
Go outside and sit with Mother Nature (or look outside if it’s too dang cold!) Explore her ‘right timing.’ When does she rest, how does she create the proper conditions, when does she snap into action? What lessons can we take from her?
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So the way that I found the Venus Flytrap wasn't any major crazy traveling and exotic story. I just simply saw one at a local plant shop, and I was sort of entranced by it and brought it home. And just ... The whole idea of carnivorous plants is so fascinating, and was totally shocked when, a week or so later, it bloomed these tiny little white flowers. Incredibly beautiful white flowers. And it just seemed wild that it bloomed, and so I made a flower essence out of it. And we later found out that it's so rare that they bloom in cultivation. That most times they only bloom when in the wild. And when they do, it takes so much life force that they usually die afterwards, and so for them to bloom in cultivation is super rare.
But anyway, one of the lessons from the Venus Flytrap is this idea of waiting in stillness and then being able to take action in the moment that it's needed. And I think that ... Oh my goodness. So many times in life we are trying to plan for the future, meaning ... And I don't mean plan finances and retirement. I mean those are all great things, if we manage to do them. But I mean, "What do I do if XYZ happens?" Or "What will I do if this happens?" Or "How am I going to maneuver this situation?"
We very often find ourselves going into the future. Even today, random example. It's new moon, and it's less than two weeks ago that my sweetheart doggie passed. And we'd set up today for the day for her cremation, because one of my roommates came home from being out of town for a really long time, so she got to see her one last time before we cremated her. And it was like - oh my gosh - the whole process takes like two and a half to three hours. And I find myself asking myself, "Am I going to sit there and and wait the whole time, or am I going to want to leave?"
And it's just really funny, this habitual pattern of wanting to know something before it happens. When it seems that - in most cases, if not all - it's so much better and more natural to just wait until you're in that final moment and then just know what needs to be done in that moment. Or imagining scenarios, or meeting with an investor. What if he says this? Or meeting with someone that you're in a relationship with, and you're having a difficult conversation. What if they say that? Or all the what-ifs or what if I am in this situation? Or what if I have to choose between this thing and this thing, or what am I going to ...
I mean, I think that if you're listening to this, you can probably relate that we do this. We try to anticipate and orchestrate and sort of ... I don't know why we do that. Is that to smooth things out, or to feel prepared, or feel like we're in control, or feel like we have a good plan? I'm not sure why we do that. To feel prepared, I guess. To do the right thing. To not be caught in the situation of not knowing what to do in the moment. But in practicing more and more and more and more and more these days of arriving in that moment and just asking, "What is needed in this moment?" Or arriving to a difficult conversation and just having that conversation in the moment without thinking about anything beforehand.
And, in fact, coming "unprepared" is sometimes the best way to do things. Even in some talks that I give, or workshops, having a framework is really nice. But then allowing spaciousness, to be able to grab a thought as it comes. Or let's say something like a spontaneous story arises, and being able to share that, versus being so locked down tightly to a plan that we've pre-determined.
So Venus Flytrap elixir helps us do that. It helps us sort of sit in stillness. It helps us be aware and be ready, and be super in tune and feel our way through things. We don't have to know what's going to happen. We don't have to anticipate. We don't have to have a plan. We don't have to control anything. We don't have to be prepared. And, in fact, being unprepared is quite healthy. And Venus Flytrap helps us be really in tune with what's right for us in the moment.
And then when the moment comes, we know exactly how to act, what to say, what to do, when to just be quiet. It helps us conserve our energy. Imagine all that energy we're conserving by not pre-fixing everything, or pre-planning everything. It doesn't turn out the way we plan anyway when we plan, so allowing ourselves the freedom to be unprepared and to be fresh, and operate out of freshness. Spontaneity. Pure spontaneous response to whatever arises in the moment.
So something to reflect on this week is just simply to notice when you find your mind trying to orchestrate things that will be happening in the future. You can chuckle about it and just gently remind yourself that you don't have to have it figured out. And that you're taking an elixir of the Venus Flytrap that will help you know exactly what you need to do in the moment, spontaneously, as it's all unfolding.
And you can ask yourself, "When do I do that? In what situations?" Is it typically when it's a hard situation, or a difficult or uncomfortable situation? Or where we're worried about the outcome, or doing something incorrectly? Are we worrying about being perfect?
That's the question for this week: When do you notice yourself trying to orchestrate events before they even happen? And then the practice is allowing yourself to meet things as they arise in the moment.
One of the most important aspects about the Venus Flytrap Elixir is its ability to help us really hone in on what our priorities are. These could be ... things that really move the dial. And they could be things that are sort of more practical like getting your taxes paid or filed rather, or figuring out a money situation or your travel situation for the year or what your big goals are. And really orienting yourself toward making moves on things that are really important to you versus getting stuck in the little easy details. It's like a continual reminder to come back to your biggest priorities and those things that will move the dial the most for you and also create the kind of life that you want to live.
I know a lot of people have been reaching out to me actually saying that Venus Flytrap is their new favorite elixir ever, of all time. One person texted me saying that it reminded her of the Night-Blooming Cereus effects. I've definitely noticed in my own personal life and in business and in the company and work and pretty much everywhere. For me, personally, what's showing up that seems to be unusual or interesting or noteworthy is that I definitely am focusing in on those priorities that are aligned with my biggest goals and more able to speak the truth and to notice where I'm aligned and not aligned,or where a situation, an opportunity, person, place, thing - where anything is perfectly aligned or not as aligned. Then being able to look at ways. if it's not aligned, can I make it be aligned. If not, then just really quickly dump it and move on to the next thing.
There's definitely the quality of kind of feeling your way through things a little bit where it's like really sensing from the inside out, what's most important to you and what feels in alignment.There's no ... It's less of the sort of mental figure-it-out energy and more just sort of noticing those natural inclinations that you're taking. What actions are you taking now when you're working with the Venus Flytrap often?
Oh, and I should mention - I think we need to share the video - that each month now we're working with our acupuncturist here in house and she's testing the Flowerevolution elixir!
We will give you the results of what she's finding ... when she tested me on it - on my pulse - she noticed that it worked directly on the heart and the lungs and that it very, very quickly removed stagnation and stuckness. Just like having it close to the body or taking it internally, instantly cut through stuckness, stagnancy, and nourished the heart and the lungs.Every month we'll be testing the different effects of the elixirs through the TCM - or the Traditional Chinese Medicine system - as well and report back to you what we notice.
But for this week, I would say, the question to ask yourself is:What are my priorities? What are my biggest priorities?
If you get stuck, you can think about you know the main buckets of like money, travel, goals, work, creativity, impact, expression in life, relationships ... self care, health, wellness, personal goals ... and noticing when your actions align with your priorities.
That's really the biggest question: What are your priorities? What are your priorities? What are your biggest, baddest priorities?