Day 19: Vervain
Oracle Card for the Day: Kuan Yin ~ Compassion + Coventina ~ Purification
Mindful Moment: Holy fucking shit! I am stoked to put this in writing. I completely forgot that going into Bree’s second workshop I had pulled Kuan Yin (Compassion) who I had never pulled or seen before. Doubting the oracles and losing faith in my own intuition, I shared her with Nadia (my friend who attended the workshop with me) thinking possibly she needed Kuan Yin’s guidance going into the workshop. Clearly I thought there was no resonation >>> wrongo! At the end of the workshop, as I was feeling tired, inferior possibly numb, Bree decided to channel. Again during her channeling I felt like the messages were for others but I enjoyed listening just the same. After she was done channeling she shared an anecdote about the first time she saw her teacher channel who channeled Kuan Yin. No word of a lie, she said that exact name outloud and I asked her in front of everyone if she just said the oracle, I thought she said. She did! Ah say whaaaaaaaaat?!
I wonder how Coventina wants me to detox? What will this look like?!
Meditation: 11 minutes // Bree Melanson // Access Your Soul’s Perscpective (on Insight Timer)
Notes: [PM meditation] Seeing my current job life and finance circumstance from my soul’s perspective. I saw my mum with her unconditional love and my gratitude for her. I saw Drew and that strengthens my resilience by resisting my beliefs and optimism.
Arrangement: Remedies placed on top of the remaining oracles stack and then arranged into a triangle in reference to a previous Shaman Durek meditation I previously did (Wake Up Your Life):
Triangle = love + power + wisdom. I am here and now is the time to develop skills, awaken people’s consciousness. Power comes from Love. Balance them. Once they are in balance the powerful energy that is waiting for me, I will have access to.
The Pick: From the triangle and the one that called me.
Observations: Shallow quick breaths. Like when I do nasal breathing when I am running in the Heath.
Flower Remedy: Vervain
Latin Name: Verbena officinalis
Grouping: Over-concern for Others
Issue: Unable to act in your own best interest
Chakra: Third-eye // Violet // 6th Chakra // Intuition and foresight
Other Remedies in this Group: Chicory, Vine, Beech, Rock Water
Specific to Vervain
Bach Classification: For personality or type remedies (1st 19 - 12 Healers)
Preparation: Sun method
Primary Remedy: Forever fighting injustices. Fanaticism. Disinterested in the perspectives of others.
Secondary Remedy: Perfectionism, anxiety and insomnia. Stress-related physical manifestations in the body.
Receptivity: Accept and absorb the opinions of others. Tolerance and calmness.
 Vervain types tend to dominate in their righteous opinions without much wiggle room for the viewpoints of others. With Vervain, sufferers regain their ability to listen and apply the wisdom of others.  It is common for those in need of Vervain to stress about how things will get done without their direction or presence. A good way to spot those in need of this remedy is to think of those who relentlessly lobby for support of their newest cause or endeavour.
I think Vervain will be a remedy that finds me many times in this lifetime. As a curiously passionate soul I regularly come into new areas of study that I become fanatic about. The Bach Flower Remedies is one of them!!! Hence this blog. For obvious reasons I admire the Vervain traits and I am curious to explore what a balanced state feels like. I will keep you posted.
~ 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