Day 17: White Chestnut
Oracle Card for the Day: Mary Magdalene ~ Unconditional Love
Meditation: Feel Into Yourself // Shaman Durek’s podcast Ancient Wisdom Today // approx. 35 minutes
Notes: Every Wednesday Shaman Durek puts out a new meditation and they are my favourite guided meditations yet!!! They are basically choose your own adventures woven seamlessly into narrative visualisations composed of heart and imagination. As a creative and someone who lives life through moving pictures, his mediations sing to my soul! I COMPLETELY LOVE THIS ONE!!! <3
Mindful Moment: (SPOILER ALERT - if you are planning to do the meditation) I chose the gold star because I kept seeing it as morning sunlight, and since moving into my sacred space (the flat of my dreams) I am reminded daily of the gift of each morning and generosity of the sun. Monkey brain thought maybe I should choose pink in order to further own my femininity and I questioned if my initial resistance to it was because of gender stereotypes. I dropped the thoughts and just observed the light >>> it was yellow. The meaning of the yellow star energy:
It is a time for your to embrace more learning and to share what you’ve learned with others by teaching and sharing with the tribe. The time of knowledge and education is now simplified to the understanding of what is most necessary for our evolution. This energy and all the energies that are inside of you now, breathe. Inhale and exhale . . .
Arrangement: Remedies placed on the table that Hanne made using her tiles. I placed them on the yellow stripes to further cultivate the power of the star.
The Pick: The one the sun shone most brightly upon.
Flower Remedy: White Chestnut
Latin Name: Aesculus hippocastanum
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, Wild Rose, Olive, Mustard, Chestnut Bud
Specific to White Chestnut
Bach Classification: For personality or type remedies (1st 19 - 12 Healers)
Preparation: Sun method
Primary Remedy: Thinking in a loop. Insistent worries. Insomnia.
Secondary Remedy: Insomnia, teeth grinding, and regular headaches.
Receptivity: Peaceful mind. Effortless and effective solutions to worrying problems. These solutions create the space to liberate the relentless worries.
 Sufferers are victims of their own minds because the cyclical thoughts do not allow them to exist in the present. I just started reading The Power of Now as guided by my intuition but I insistently keep thinking about what I should do and how I can better my current employment situation. I literally went to my favourite coffee shop to read today (on my day off) and could not settle or absorb any of the information I was reading because my brain kept thinking about all the things I could be doing instead of just being. This was post walk, run and swim in Hampstead Heath (my favourite way to treat myself :D)
~ My own anecdotal notes appear in italics ~
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