Making the Honeysuckle Essence: Honoring the Process

Star Riparetti

Part 10 of the series The Moment of Bloom ~ My Ecstatic Journey Making the Bach Flower Essences in a Golden Bowl

Interesting, sometimes it isn't the flower that I am waiting for, it is me.

I drove to Chaska Norte, my land, and there was the Honeysuckle in all its glory. I thought yes, today is the day, even though I wasn't feeling 100%.  It was only a little later that I realized that I had inadvertently left the Golden Bowl in town. Somehow I must have known it would not be a good day for me.

I feel like I am being guided every single step. When it is supposed to happen, heaven and nature come together and make it happen. I am becoming more and more aware of the energetic involvement that I have. I simply cannot make more than 2 essences in one day. Often only one. I think there was one time that I made 3, and that was a day when I had several wonderful helpers, which helped to attenuate some of the energy that was going through me.  I noticed I was quite exhausted later in the evening. Still, even making 2 takes a lot of energy. With the Bach essences in the Golden Bowl, I have so far only made one in a day. I knew that this project would take over a year, I just thought it would be because of the moment of bloom. Now I realize it is also because of my own energy in this co-creative endeavor, and I have even more respect for this venture that I am on. Even though it looks like the easiest thing in the world, and I feel happy and high and wonderful, making the essences, there is also a fatigue that comes with it, and I need to honor the process of resting in between. The flowers are teaching me many valuable lessons, and I am SO GRATEFUL (and especially grateful that the lessons are gentle)!

A few days later, when I was back to feeling on top of the world, the Honeysuckle was still there in bloom, beckoning/beacon-ing me. It was easy and I was in aromatic bliss. Yum.  One of the great benefits of making essences is that you get to drink some of the mother essence, and that treat always feels like a sacrament. The Honeysuckle was especially tasty!

NEXT: Making the OLIVE Essence

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