Day 9: Honeysuckle
Oracle Card for the Day: Cordelia ~ Go Outside
Meditation: 12 minutes // No sound // Shürong (Ending bell)
Notes: Went into a restful space. Kept picturing a tumeric golden beam of light laser beaming directly into the hollow of my chest and permeating through till it reached my centre. Here flattened and shot outward like in a sci-fi movie when a spell is broken or something is lifted or light is dispersed and epically dissolved in all directions. I could not tell if this was my brain blocking myself from fully connecting but giving me a repetitive visual or if it was symbolic of something shifting. I hope it is the latter. To test this I would return my thoughts back to that space and just feel. It felt different and possibly more scary and anxiety inducing > I am welcoming this feeling and inviting it come out. When I feel it I try to stay with it as long as I can, in the hopes that I am building and creating a safe space for the connection.
Precursor: (<<< Ps. I hate this word but until another synonym comes it will stay). I went to Re:Mind studio today where I did an intuitive movement class and although I enjoyed it my brain switched to business brain. I could teach that class, but with the remedies. The 45min. was a framework-ed journey using the elements to connect with self. I had that download that I practice this (in a slightly different capacity) everyday to prepare myself for the remedies and I need to share it with others. Create the experience.
Arrangement: Surrounding Cordelia. Part of me feels like I failed her today since movement has been minimal but I did walk Victoria to Hampstead. I felt the rain on my face and for this I am always grateful. The rain makes us feel. Whether we like it or not! Surround the oracle with the remedies in a sun-like formation. Let them radiate.
The Pick: Intuitively. I struggled not to look at the label so I ended up picking through the lense of my phone as it hovered above the remedies for this photo (see below). This put the distance between me with my seeing eyes, and allowed the remedies to be label-less and me to be unbiased. I looked at the label immediately upon picking it as it was a race against the sunlight in terms of photography.
I could not open it and was therefore forced to pick another among the now heaped chaos. Ironic since Rock Water is about being unwavering and the bottle with the pipette is just that!
Observations: Incredibly heavy and still within the body. Focused on the flame, then watched as birds flew about in the sky, then observed a single bird gliding until it was out of sight. So still. Tired. Drained. Possibly exhausted. At peace. Content with being grounded. Craving a nap.
Flower Remedy: Honeysuckle
Latin Name: Lonicera caprifolium
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, Wild Rose, Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard, Chestnut Bud
Specific to Honeysuckle
Bach Classification: For everyday emotional states (2nd 19)
Preparation: Boiling method
Primary Remedy: Thoughts are stuck in the past and struggling to forward
Secondary Remedy: Nostalgia, the romanticising of home, and unforgiveness
Receptivity: Live in the now with wisdom and forgiveness gifted by the past
Extra Tidbits: I am most intrigued by the note in Stefan Ball’s book saying it remedies vagueness. I will sit with this one and hope to further understand it through experience. I tend to think of myself as a sometime vague communicator when I tasked with recounting the events of my life that seem inconsequential to the listener. Hmmmmm.
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