Day 1: Wild Rose
Oracle Card for the Day: Yemanya ~ Golden Opportunity
Meditation: 16 minutes // Lucid Dream (Ambient sound) // Sakya (Ending bell)
Arrangement: First they were unwrapped of their seal and therefore removed individually to the “altar” - where my lit candles and poinsettia live. From there I lined them up in a sort of ceremonious way. Knowing I didn’t want to pick one out of a line, I huddled them and moved them to the floor in groups. See image below for reference. From there I picked the one that interested me most based on its position. Others did the same via instagram.
The Pick: Intuitively. My idea (going forward) is to pick the remedies blindly/intuitively and without viewing the label put two drops into a glass of water, drink the remedy and just observe. Note how I felt before and then observe any physical, mental or emotional occurrences. To reach a state of observation, I will be meditating (another post about this soon) to cleanse the palette. In my experience thus far, the occurrences can be as slight as suddenly feeling like your toes are cold to a day dream of my happily cresting a wave on a surfboard with only one knee up and hearing something whisper let go of the ego and it being dissolved off behind me. Try them for yourself and just sit with them and observe.
Having seen the label and feeling like it is extremely relevant to kick off the blog and this adventure with, I chose Wild Rose and was immediately overwhelmed with a loving nostalgia for home (Alberta - Wild Rose Country). Although I couldn’t bring to mind exactly what this remedy treats (I hope to one day be one with all 38 remedies) I was excited to have picked it because of it’s connection to home.
Observations: Immediately upon taking it I felt the nervous surge of needing to pee - like I do before I public speaking sometimes even though I have just peed. I had peed before I sat down to meditate. Talked myself out of it. Surge of full-on nervous energy followed by an ever-growing calm. Incredibly at peace. Minor sensations on either side of the bridge of my nose and in the tears ducks. Almost drying like I am likely to cry. I tried closing my eyes to see what might come up or to surrender to that sense of calm and complete it’s serenity but I my spirit wanted to be awake and seeing. Acutely awake but in an otherwise comatose body. Most interesting.
Flower Remedy: Wild Rose
Latin Name: Rosa Canina
Grouping: Not in the Present
Issue: Difficulties living in the now
Chakra: Throat // Blue // 5th Chakra // Communication from within
Other Remedies in this Group: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard, Chestnut Bud
Specific to Wild Rose
Bach Classification: For everyday emotional states (2nd 19)
Preparation: Boiling method
Primary Remedy: Resignation and apathy. No point in even trying - gives up.
Secondary Remedy: Lack of desire for improvement.
Receptivity: Joy! A reawakened interest in the zest for life. Enthusiasm and commitment to purposeful action and the simple joy of being alive :D
Extra tidbits:  No energy or will to change current circumstances. Illness, boredom, failed relationships, etc. are all received with a shrug of the shoulders. Mentality of I’ll just have to get used it. Someone who has surrendered and accepted life with an underwhelming enthusiasm. Effort is doomed and is therefore a waste of time. The apathy of this state is communicated in a very non-dramatic way. Often they come across as vague, more general and almost easy-going. Life has very little to do with them and when asked they answer as though they are happy enough with the way things are. Sometimes they can default into a monotonous routine and have no interest in the many curiosities of life.
~ I will complete the notes for this remedy when I have pulled Wild Rose for a second time ~
Reference notes are from two sources: Ainsworths Bach Flower Course by Tony Pinkus  and Flower Remedies: A Complete Guide to Dr. Bach’s Natural Healing System by Stefan Ball