Day 22: Cherry Plum
Oracle Card for the Day: Sarasvati ~ The Arts // White Tara ~ Sensitivity
Meditation: Not documented but it happened.
Mindful Moment: Go for jobs that put me into alignment and on the path of a nature intuitive healer. This life, this moment is not about working harder but rather with purpose.
Arrangement: I blindly/intuitively assigned a remedy to each oracle pulled for today.
The Pick: I have resistance to Sarasvati (The Arts) because I associate her with graphic design and therefore want nothing to do with her - usually. Whatever resists persists so I embraced the exploration of her remedy. White Tara was assigned with Rock Water (remedy not taken).
Observations: The feeling of holding back tears and needing to swallow. Choking back tears. Even runny teary nose. Face sensations. Tiredness.
Flower Remedy: Cherry Plum
Latin Name: Prunus cerasifera
Issue: Inability to act as you wish
Chakra: Sacral // Orange // 2nd Chakra // Expressive energies
Other Remedies in this Group: Rock Rose, Mimulus, Aspen, Red Chestnut
Specific to Cherry Plum
Bach Classification: For everyday emotional states (2nd 19)
Preparation: Boiling method
Primary Remedy: Fear of going crazy or truly expressing oneself.
Secondary Remedy: Covered up fear or anxiety. Loss of rationalisation.
Receptivity: Replaces anxiety with inner peace. Quiet rationality. Refreshed control of thoughts and emotions.
Side note: Cherry plum is almost always pulled in association with my previous career which was all about visual perfection. Whenever I document a session with this remedy, the photographs are my least favourite and impossible to edit. I swear!
The Arts was all about my need to control. To strategise, to solve a problem, to stick to the brief. This was my skillset. Where I excelled. In hindsight my approach felt very masculine in its energy. If Sarasvati is to teach me anything, it is to be in the feminine. The Arts is about expression, releasing tears, dropping the facade, and need to protect myself. Lean in. Feel into that. I want to ask the why and how this will look as a career but instead I am just going to feel. To explore. To be in that space. (Mental note: think of Hanne and her love to just create with her hands – painting mountain, the Qi women, and her tiles).
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