You have mastered the art of fasting and are officially well into week 3! You now have a system, quite a few recipes under your belt and your own personal veggie ministry – any fellow Kale Evangelists yet?
I wouldn’t be The Best Therapist in the World, if I didn’t offer weekly therapy.
This week it’s Flower Therapy.
This is a re-post from a book review I did for my blog. You can read the full review – with even cooler book photos at LavishlyNatural.com.
If you really enjoy it, check out my Flower Therapy Love Video.
Flower Therapy is a “how to” guide for adding real FLOWER POWER to your life! When focused on through meditation, appreciating their natural beauty, or given as a gift to brighten someone’s day, flower therapy can provide comfort and joy.
Defined as “a method of using different blossoms for specific needs and desires,” the authors provide several different ways to use flower treatments including:
• flower meditations
• working with angels and fairies
• cutting and caring for flowers
• giving flowers to others
• chakra balancing
• how to pick wildflowers
• even how to care for wilted flowers
Since I make mostly all of my natural hair and skin care products, I was particularly interested in the chapter on Flower Essences and Infusions. I use organic roses and hibiscus flowers in my homemade clay wash, rinses, and bath salts. These along with flower extracts, powders and essential oils, have helped me with hair growth and healing my skin–get back eczema:)
In addition to extra softening, conditioning, and fabulousness, I learned that red roses have:
• motivating energy
• promote healing
• attracts more love
• and boosts passion
• provide comfort
• self-confidence and
• being content with yourself
When my husband filled our kitchen with a bouquet of fresh orange lilies and yellow daisies, I couldn’t wait to open to the flower therapy chart to read the full list of each flower’s personality, energetic properties and message (after hugs and kisses of course:)
good for calmness
releasing excess baggage
and weight loss–who knew?
great for removing drama and stress
What’s also nice about this book is that each page is filled with vibrant colors. This was great for flowers I wasn’t familiar with and for opening to a random page and enjoying a nice bouquet of hydrangea. The flowers are beautiful and the authors explain that if you don’t have fresh flowers, a picture is just as effective!
My Favorite Part: The Directory
Below is the actual description of Bougainvillea from the book. All 88 flowers are presented this way which makes it very easy to flip through for a quick reference. About a month ago, I gave a friend a Bougainvillea plant as a housewarming gift. She’s always enjoyed the big bright color it gives our yard and it’s very easy to care for. I was pleasantly surprised and felt really good when I read about the protective nature of this plant…
Alternative Name: Paper flower
Botanical Name: Bougainvillea spp.
Energetic Property: Protection
Associated Archangel: Michael
Associated Chakra: Root
Contrary to what you might think, the flower of the Bougainvillea is actually the small, almost insignificant white blossoms. The colored leaves that look like petals are called bracts, and they aren’t’ flowers at all. This is talking botanically–energetically it’s another story. The leaves act as protective forces around the small flower.
Bougainvillea vines are excellent to plant along fences. They prevent lower energy from entering your property, and keep you and your family protected. Envisioning your home completely surrounded by Bougainvillea is a powerful means of shielding against lower energy.
Message from Bougainvillea:
“I’m here to protect you from all undesirable things–in the physical as well as the spiritual world. I’ll form a shield around you, your loved ones, and home. I act like a barrier to negativity of all kinds. When you’re feeling small and weak, I’ll give you strength. Here is the courage to stand up and be proud; you have nothing to fear. It’s time for you to step forward boldly. Your Divine light never fades; it continues to shine as brightly as it always has. I will protect you while you take down your walls. Together, lets expose your true Divine beauty” (p. 73).