Day 18: Holly
Oracle Card for the Day: Guinevere ~ True Love (Jumper) + Mawu ~ Mother Earth (For yesterday’s workshop) + Kuan Yin ~ Compassion
Mindful Moment: I started the day with knowing I wanted to pull two Oracle cards. One for guidance with the receiving of everything that experienced yesterday’s workshop and one to guide me into today’s workshop. I signed up for Bree’s Breathing into Alignment Workshop: Open the Gateway to Your Soul Through Breathwork after Rachel told me she was really inspired by the work of Bree and that I' should come. Also Rachel was going to be there so 100% I was in ;) I went into last night having no idea what to expect and what I physically felt blew my mind. You can read more about the workshop here. I started to write more about the workshop but I my head started to itch and this is always a sign for me that whatever it is, it isn’t right. So I’m just going to leave it at this.
Going into today I am stoked for another one of Bree’s workshops. Initially when I went to book the Friday one, I secretly wanted to the Saturday one instead but I trusted Rachel’s choice and so Friday it was. Leading up the event I kept forgetting whether the event was on Friday or Saturday and there was a part of me that really felt fomo about not going to the Intuition and Soul Connection Workshop: Reawaken your Innate Intuition + Create a Deep Connection with Your Soul. Classic example of intuition speaking loudly and me ignoring it. Needless to say I booked Saturday’s class right after the Friday workshop finished and I could not be more jazzed. You can read more about it here.
So back to the Oracles. Guinevere was a jumper so that’s exciting and after she jumped I still felt inclined to pull two others. From yesterday’s workshop my relentless inkling that I am in this life to bring others back to nature so that they can just be and receive, was affirmed. Although I was initially discouraged with pulling Mawu (Mother Earth), I now clearly understand why she has been called upon to guide me through the transitions and inner workings of yesterday. Thank you.
I have not pulled Kuan Yin (Compassion) before; not for myself nor for others so I am intrigued. I hope to channel Kuan Yin’s guidance and divine power for the session today. I will keep you posted.
Meditation: 12 minutes // No sound // Kangse (Ending bell)
Notes: I want to learn more about breathwork. I saw myself taking Rachel into the Heath and fully experiencing nasal running, cold pond swimming and then walking and chatting. I want to learn more about the ways you can alter breath in different mindful movements (ie. running, dancing, swimming, cold water immersion, strength training, etc.) to enhance the experience or recalibration between the head and the heart.
Arrangement: An infinite figure 8 to cultivate power in a network of shapes/symbols, oracles and the power of the flowers. The ancient wisdom that will will always be.
The Pick: The one left behind, yet still loved and empowered, from the infinite figure 8.
Observations: Weight on my chest pushing down. Block in my throat >>> swallow; like what I imagine acid reflux to feel like. Tension. Constraint in and between my upper chest and throat. Held there. Trapped.
Flower Remedy: Holly
Latin Name: Ilex aquifolium
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: Agrimony, Centuary, Walnut
Specific to Holly
Bach Classification: For everyday emotional states (2nd 19)
Preparation: Boiling method
Primary Remedy: Ranting and raving. Hatred, envy, jealousy, suspicion, aggression.
Secondary Remedy: Bad tempers and suspicion of other people’s motives/judgement.
Receptivity: Genuine delight in the successes of others. Restored faith in others. Harmony
 Because Holly remedies the very powerful and destructive states, it is considered the most important flower remedy. As an observer of a Holly sufferer, it is easy to sympathise with the victim of the other end of a Holly rant, however it is the rager who needs the most sympathy. These feelings come from an absence of love, leaving the person to feel cheated and alone. If un-dealt with, these negative emotions are stored in the body and eventually manifest themselves in the form of sickness.
Something I read it wrong but it highly resonates with me is that Holly is firey (which was actually written as fiery). This is combustible, strong, and aggressive. Think of someone who starts on a tangent and goes into a full blown rant. This is someone in need of Holly.
~ 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