Day 2: Star of Bethlehem
Oracle Card for the Day: Bast ~ Independent
Meditation: 13 minutes // No sound // Sakya (Ending bell)
Notes: I attempted 20 minutes with the Secret Garden ambient sound but I felt very unsettled and at around 13min. remaining I felt invited to open the window and turn off the sound. To let out the stale and welcome refreshment. I reset the timer without sound and heard the real nature out my front window. I woke up this morning to an alarm and under slept. I had a hard time connecting with my inner self. I had fleeting moments of it and I can feel it most in my throat when I do. My thoughts always go to “you are safe” and inviting it to make the connection and intertwining with my head and my heart. Like in The Alchemist I asked it to never let me stop hearing it. Not the most relaxed and inwards meditation I’ve done but probably today I needed it most!
Arrangement: Below the altar which held two lit candles, Bast (the Oracle card), a glass of water for the remedies, and my IKEA poinsettia which is hanging on for dear life. Arranged like troops in rows. I was about the rejig them like pieces on a chess board and I reached to pick up my first my first pawn and a mini domino effect happened. I continued with this. Sense of play. Of Destruction. And all but one remained.
The Pick: The only one left standing. Like an outcast or the last man standing, the last bottle on the far right was the remedy I needed for today. Unknowingly I added two drops to my water and drank it.
Observations: Amplified sound of the neighbourhood birds. Tunnel listening. Muscle twitch in my left hamstring. Doubt in the remedies and myself inner wisdom for a split second. Face began to melt. Muscles relaxing. Dream like haze, especially in my vision. Boy was walking down the street out my window and even though I was looking that direction – possibly even staring right at him – the air and view looked like I was looking through gas fumes. Bewildering to watch and be so peaceful. In a blissful haze. Then I came back. And though I was “mindfully” in the present the affect of the flame from the candle in the fresh open window air was mesmerising. Both candles. Recreating in their way the fume haze looking glass, I looking through before. Simple. Captivating. Zoned in. Big reveal (remedy was unknown up till now) . . .
Flower Remedy: Star of Bethlehem
Latin Name: Ornithogalum umbellatum
Grouping: Despondency or Despair
Issue: Right to survive is challenged
Chakra: Root // Red // 1st Chakra // Foundation of life
Other Remedies in this Group: Larch, Pine, Elm, Sweet Chestnut, Willow, Oak, Crab Apple
Specific to Star of Bethlehem
Bach Classification: For everyday emotional states (2nd 19)
Preparation: Boiling method
Primary Remedy: Shock and terror from recent or past events.
Secondary Remedy: Possible negative mind and body symptoms due to repressed shock.
Receptivity: Frees the mind and allows you to move on.
~ I will complete the notes for this remedy when I have pulled Star of Bethlehem for a second 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