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Find Calm & Joy this Festive Season
Whether you are in the Northern or Southern hemisphere the end of December marks holiday time. Many people at this time also celebrate Christmas, whilst it also heralds the New Year. The Australian Bush Flower Essences can be of great benefit and have a lot of applications during this festive time and especially in the lead up to it.
Calm & Clear Essence is wonderful to assist an individual relax and unwind as they begin their holidays. The end of the year can also get very frantic with a lot of last-minute shopping and preparation for Christmas or Hanukah. Calm & Clear Essence can prevent you ending up as frazzled as a burnt roast turkey! Some people collapse in a heap physically or get the flu when they start their holidays. They hold themselves together trying to get through to the end of the year and/or their holidays. Working with Calm & Clear Essence beforehand, for either two to four weeks, depending on how frazzled they are, can help with their well-being and with having a relaxing, rejuvenating and enjoyable holiday period.
Some people spray their partners with Calm & Clear Space Mist when they come home from work – so that they leave behind all their business worries and overwhelm of the workplace. They claim that this allows their partner to become a nice human being who can enjoy and relate to everyone in their home.
It always amazes me how people can start to feel better in themselves with more energy and vitality once the New Year comes along. It is common to feel tired and weary during the last few weeks of the year and I sometimes prescribe Dynamis Essence for those feeling flat, as it is a very beneficial pick-me-up.
I also frequently recommend Little Flannel Flower Essence at this time of the year, because it brings out the playful side of an adult, helping them to relax and enjoy their holidays.
Travel Essence is certainly essential if you are travelling to any holiday destination by plane. It allows you to arrive refreshed and raring to go even after a long flight. Flights between Australia and Europe or the US usually entail close to 24 hours of flying and it usually takes several days to recover and adjust to the new time zone. The best way to take Travel Essence is 7 drops every hour whilst you are awake on the plane.
If you would love to go on an overseas or interstate holiday but cannot afford it, then start dosing up on Abund Essence and make those plans for the following year!
Christmas Bell (in Abund Essence) is used for helping to manifest. Christmas is a time of giving and some people would love to have a little bit more money at this time of year. It is often a time of extravagance and celebrations and Christmas Bell can help if your finances are stretched. Scrooge is an iconic Christmas figure who was very mean and stingy. Bluebell, also in the Abund Essence, is the essence for opening the heart, for sharing and generosity.
Certain days of the year are charged with spiritual energies and some people also place their own greater significance on specific days, especially religious days. In December, there is a full moon, the summer solstice and Christmas Day as well as the New Year celebrations. On days or occasions like this, you can align yourself to the stronger energies through both attunement and meditation. By spraying the Space Clearing Mist around the area where you meditate, you will enhance and raise the vibration which will enable you to go deeper in your meditative or religious practice.
Christmas is a time to reflect on the teachings of Christ and one of his basics tenets was to love your brother. Two thousand years later we know that the understanding behind this is that there is no separation between us - by loving your brother you are simply loving yourself. Sydney Rose, one of the deepest acting of the Bush Essences, helps us to know at a heart level, not just an intellectual level, that we are all one, that there is no separation.
Christmas for many people means catching up with family and some members they may only see at this time of year. Unfortunately, these are not always harmonious events and a lot of unresolved family issues can arise at this time including a lot of old resentment. Dagger Hakea is very well indicated as an essence to deal with such family scenarios and it is interesting to note that Dagger Hakea, with its sweet cinnamon scent, is in peak bloom in the bush around the Christmas period.
At the other end of the scale, many people who do not have loved ones or friends and family around to share this day, can be acutely aware of their own isolation and loneliness. Tall Yellow Top can be thought of here. Sadly, it is a time when there is also a spike in the number of suicides as a consequence of these emotions. Waratah Essence is unsurpassed for addressing a “Dark Night of the Soul.”
For some, the loss of a loved one during the year can also be felt very strongly at this time. The profoundly deep acting Sturt Desert Pea can be a real blessing in easing such sorrows.
In the Southern hemisphere, as we move into warmer weather, one has to be more careful with uncomfortable, emotional feelings associated with heat and sun exposure. I always recommend having a bottle of Solaris Essence on hand and taking a dose before heading down to the beach or when outside for prolonged periods of time when it is hot. You can use it every 10-15 minutes if there is a great deal of discomfort.
The warmer weather and longer hours of sunlight in summer stimulates people to be more active than normal. A dose of Flannel Flower can really accentuate this and it will encourage people to enjoy expressing themselves physically by swimming, bush walking, tennis etc.
Wishing you a wonderful and stress-free time as we move towards the end of the year and the festive season.