Day 4: Agrimony + Pine
Oracle Card for the Day: Pele ~ Divine Passion + Aine ~ Leap of Faith
Meditation: 14 minutes // No sound // Sakya (Ending bell)
Precursor: My first spiritual ritual in the evening before bed rather than in the morning. After a long day of hiking with Let’s Leave London (Hampton Court Palace).
Arrangement: I placed them all around the altar bits. Tonight I added the cedar burning incense house to the altar and in the spirit of building the sacred space I wanted dot the remedies around the symbols, like knights standing guard of their temple and treasures.
The Pick: Intuitively. The one placed on Pele and the one I was originally drawn to which was by it’s lonesome in the very front by the knee of the The Divine. With two remedies pulled I immediately thought of the intuitive and symbolic pulling process from the Ainsworths workshop. This is the process where the order of the remedies is of most importance as the 1st pick explains where I am now in this moment and the 2nd is what stress got me to this place. More about this process in another post (tbc). Without knowing which remedies I have selected, I took the 1st remedy and made my observations and then proceeded to take my 2nd.
Observations: 1st Remedy (the one placed on top of Pele an oracle with a Hawaiian oracle praying to a volcano and symbolic of Divine Passion) - At peace looking at the altar woman (sometimes referred to as The Divine Feminine or just The Divine). Willing her with my eyes to blink and suddenly open her stone eyes and stare back at me. Beautiful. Content to observe. Light and shadows. Fire element. Not too much in terms of sensation, changes or visions. Minor affects.
2nd Remedy (at the knee of the Divine) - Face sensations like I was building up for a cry. Swallow. Holding back emotions from spilling out. Nervous and shaky inner self about to break through. I want it come out. Provoking it too. I am desperate to connect. Habit keeps it in. Restful wave from my face down to my chest. Tired and heavy.
1st Flower Remedy: Agrimony
Latin Name: Agrimonia eupatoria or Agrimonia odorata
Grouping: Oversensitive to Influence
Issue: Discordance between what is being expressed versus what is being felt
Chakra: Heart // Green or Pink // 4th Chakra // Love for ourself and for others
Other Remedies in this Group: Centaury, Walnut, Holly
Specific to Agrimony
Bach Classification: For personality or type remedies (1st 19 - 12 Healers)
Preparation: Sun method
Primary Remedy: Hidden worry and inner anxiety behind a happy face.
Secondary Remedy: Insomnia, restlessness and exhaustion.
Receptivity: Genuine optimism and the ability to received the good and the bad in our lives.
~ Personal note: I strongly resonate with Agrimony right now ~
2nd Flower Remedy: Pine
Latin Name: Pinus sylvestris
Grouping: Despondency or Despair
Issue: Right to survive is challenged
Chakra: Root // Red // 1st Chakra // Foundation of life
Other Remedies in this Group: Larch, Elm, Sweet Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Willow, Oak, Crab Apple
Specific to Pine
Bach Classification: For everyday emotional states (2nd 19)
Preparation: Boiling method
Primary Remedy: Guilt and blame. Disinfectant.
Secondary Remedy: TBC
~ Notes will completed at a later 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