Selfless service, tolerance for the individuality of others.
Patterns of imbalance:
Domineering, tyrannical forcing one’s will on others.
The Vine flower essence personality possesses a strong will, with considerable power and force for leadership and organizational tasks. However, when these will forces are not aligned with the true Higher Self, they become selfish instead of selfless. The Vine soul type tends to impose its will on others, rather than leading them to their own power and self-awareness. The compulsive need to be in control creates a personality that is authoritative, domineering, tyrannical, and at its extreme, sadistic. The spiritual lesson for such an individual is contained in the words of Christ, “I am the Vine and ye are the branches.”
When the Vine soul type shifts identification from the lower willful self to the Higher Self, he or she learns that the essence of true leadership is not the ability to demand obedience from others, but rather inner obedience and devotion to a higher spiritual authority.
The Vine flower essence helps such a soul to acquire true humility by realizing that spiritual service is the essence of authentic leadership. When such a soul shifts its archetypal consciousness from that of a king who rules to that of a shepherd who serves, the will force becomes spiritualized and truly able to do good for others and for the Earth, thus is the lesson of Vine flower essence.
Taken from the Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz.