Jan 09, 2018
By Mark D'Aquila | Comments Off on New And Improved White Sage Spray
For the past 5 years I’ve had a close relationship with the White Sage plant. Each time I use the White Sage flower essence with clients I am impressed by its ability to clear negativity. In the past few months I’ve deepened my relationship with this plant and started distilling the oil and hydrosol using a copper alembic distiller.
The process of essential oil distillation is fun and intense. Roughly 45 minutes into the distillation process I could feel a distinct energy shift. At first it felt a bolt of electricity pulsing and expanding through my field. Then I could feel the space become lighter and clearer. Upon completion of the distillation the room filled with a brightness and I felt amazing. It was truly a lovely experience.
White Sage Hydrosol
The White Sage hydrosol has a milky white appearance. Its scent is sweet, herbaceous, and slightly medicinal. Before adding it to the White Sage Spray I worked with it on its own and was very very pleased. The white sage hydrosol has an uplifting and expansive energy. I found it to be superb at removing dense energy. The hydrosol is the water component of the essential oil steam distillation process
I am beyond happy to be making the White Sage Spray with 3 alchemical components: the White Sage hydrosol, essential oil, and White Sage flower essence concentrate. The hydrosol adds a bouncy roundedness and sweet pleasant aroma to the White Sage Spray. The White Sage flower essence concentrate helps to ground this spray and the essential oil brings balance to its cleansing properties.
White sage has been an ally to the indigenous peoples of Southern California and Baja California for centuries. The plant is exuberant and thrives in the harsh conditions of drought and the intense sun of the region. I love the way the sun release the plants dry heady aroma in all seasons. Those familiar with smuding would enjoy this spray. This spray is concentrated so a little goes a long way.
Aug 31, 2017
By Mark D'Aquila | Comments Off on Mount Shasta Flower Essences
The marvel of Mt. Shasta can be seen and even felt from miles away. It is like a silent sentinel standing tall and radiating peace. In 2011 I participated in a vision quest at Mt Shasta and had a deeply powerful experience. Upon arriving I was struck by the many and varied flowers in bloom. I had the idea of co-creating flower essences, but shelved the idea for another time as I was there for other purposes. I should have known better . . .
Once the vision quest was complete, I left the mountain for a few days and felt myself being called back loudly. I returned, pitched a tent and was swiftly called to numerous flowers. I thought maybe I would make 1 or 2 essences. But . . . I wound up with a collection of 16 remedies. These Mt. Shasta flower essences quickly became powerful medicines in my personal practice.
These are some of my favorite flower essences. They represent a number of plant families including lilies, orchids, and asteraceaes. The Mt. Shasta flower essences carry a simple, clear and potent vibration. From the outset it was clear that these essences would be needed by many. And, now they have found a fine home offices of chiropractors, accunpuncturists, body works and other flower essence therapists.
I cherish these essences and the message of healing they carry. Mt. Shasta holds a special place in my heart. Thankfully I was able to heed the calling and fulfill the mission to co-create the Mt. Shasta Kit.
There are many essences that stand out from this kit that have helped my clients heal. One particular is the flower essence of Monkshood. I have watched time and time again as this remedy helped people unwind early childhood trauma. It is very useful for those who fear what they know. I have watched it restore my clients’ faith and trust in their inner resources time and time again. It has profound effects on deep recesses of the psyche.
To learn more about each essence in the Mt. Shasta Kit please visit this link .
Apr 04, 2017
By Mark D'Aquila | Comments Off on Self Love – Columbine Flower Essence
Columbine flower essence helps you express your inner beauty. This elegant woodland plant has a 5 pointed red and yellow flower that resembles a rocket. It favors sunny hillsides and grows across the United States. The columbine flower essence is a remedy for self love, self appreciation and self esteem.
The Role of Columbine Flower Essence
We live in a society steeped in the trappings of outer beauty that feeds us messages that tell us we are inadequate and something about us is unacceptable. These messages can erode ones self esteem and lead one to disregard their inner beauty and uniqueness. Columbine flower essence counteracts these messages and enhances self appreciation. It helps us to acknowledge and express our inner truths, enhances our self esteem, and helps us express our unique talents. Columbine flower essence is excellent for those who’ve conformed and betrayed their artistic self to please others.
Because it helps with deeper self acceptance columbine flower essence is useful during many life stages. Teenagers, those charged with leadership roles and those at certain mid life stages of re-evaluation would benefit greatly from this essence. Columbine flower essence helps us integrate the beauty and truth we possess. Columbine can help us find that singularity of self that is lost when we seek validation from others.
Healing the Wounds of Trauma
Use this flower essence to helps mend wounds that have caused feelings of unworthiness and low self esteem. The impact of this is felt more deeply in those with a sensitive/artistic nature. The trauma which columbine helps with is good for those who feel shy, self conscious and unable to value themselves. would feel self-love, self-appreciation.
Columbine flower essence combines well with Money Plant, Explorer’s Gentian, Confederate Violet, Bigelowe’s Monkeyflower, and Western Mimulus to name a few. This is a key essence in the Trauma Kit. To purchase Columbine please visit this link to the Trauma kit page.
Sep 27, 2016
By Mark D'Aquila | Comments Off on Flower Essences for Focus
Focus can be a tricky thing in this information saturated world ww live in. I have always had a Mercurial mind which makes focus even more challenging. I have also found flower essences to be a great aid for when I need to focus. The word focus is defined as the center of interest or activity, an act of concentrating interest or activity on something. Are there times when you need help with focus? If so you will deeply enjoy this formula.
The flower essences for focus formula will help you concentrate, complete tasks, stay centered and not get overwhelmed . This formula is perfect for students, writers, actors or anyone needing help with focus. Children and adults with attention disorders would enjoy this formula. Use this formula to help with study, focus, and comprehension.
The Flower Essences for Focus Formula
Clematis: This essence keeps the mind focused preventing it from drifting away. It acts like an anchor to keep us present with the task at hand.
Lemon: This essence impacts the mind in a fresh and positive way. It strengthens our left brain the logical and analytical side. A strong left brain helps us grasp mathematical concepts and computer skills with more ease. It also helps the mind stay open and flexible.
Margarite: This flower essence helps us to synthesize information and give us a cohesive understanding of large concepts. It helps to bring information into a focus for deeper understanding and integration.
Rabbitbrush: This flower essence helps us to hold a center of focus while maintaining awareness of the periphery. It helps us to manage diverse aspects of project or topic and not be overwhelmed. Rabbitbrush is the flower for multi task support.
Speedwell: This flower essence brings a clarity to the mind and supports better interface with the upper chakras. This allows higher inspiration to be infused into learning and studying.
Purchase the Flower Essences for Focus Formula
This formula comes in a 15ml stock bottle. It is suitable for dilution to the dosage level.