(This is a guest post by our own Danielle Seidenglanz, Certified Flower Essences Barista. Enjoy!)
Setting an Intention
Every holiday season, I set an intention to practice more gratitude and to avoid getting caught up in the busyness that comes with this time of year. I do this so that I can really savor the joy and beauty of the season. But even when my gratitude practice feels solid, I still struggle to stay present and not get overwhelmed by to-do lists, engagements, and the surrounding collective energy. Because stress is difficult to avoid at this hectic time of year, I turn to flower essences for support.
What Are Flower Essences?
Flower essences are liquid energetic remedies that work with our mental and emotional states. Because they are vibrational, they are a deep-acting yet safe and gentle way to help shift us into a calmer, more content state of mind.
Flower Essences to Manage Holiday Stress
Here are a few essences that you can keep on hand for support during the holidays.
If you have too many things on your plate and need support keeping organized, try Rabbitbrush, a great essence for focus and clarity.
If your to-do list is overwhelming and you’re exhausted by the thought of it, Elm offers confidence, endurance and peace of mind that all will be accomplished with perfect timing.
Lemon Balm helps quiet the mind and slows our racing thoughts so that we’re not feeling fearful, anxious, or overwhelmed. This is a great remedy to help with sleep.
One of my favorite essences for stress and anxiety any time of year is Red Cedar. This tree essence helps us feel safe and grounded, reminding us of the strength and wisdom that resides within all us.
Flower Essences that Protect Your Energy
Flower essences can help protect your energy during the holidays. Because we’re often interacting with many people, are in crowds, and therefore exposed to the tense energetics around us, we can inadvertently hold on to other people’s energies, which can be harmful. Protect yourself with an elixir such as Yarrow or a combination protection elixir like Emergency.
Enjoy the Magic, Not the Madness
Flower essences are a gift during any challenging time. These are just a few that can help us during the busy months ahead. If you’re ready to enjoy the magic rather than the madness of the holiday season, come by The Crystal Elixir Studio to enjoy our flower essence bar, where you can learn more and sample some essences. One of our certified elixir baristas can even create a custom elixir for you.