Cleavers – self-reliance, asking for help


essence in 50% brandy and water

cleansing, clearing, it enables us to receive the support appropriate for us at any given moment, reaching out to new sources of inspiration

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Lasavia Healing Essences are the gift of vitality of plants, minerals and insects delivered to you with the utmost care. Our resolve is to deliver to you Elemental Healing through the introduction of an essence into your being.  Put a few drops in water, drink and take a moment to be inspired by the qualities of the essence that you have chosen.



Gallium aparine

Essence: Cleansing and clearing, it enables us to receive the support appropriate for us at any given moment. It opens the ability to reach out to new sources of inspiration.

Use: Helps in uncovering purpose and therefore enables movement in projects that have become stuck. Cleavers are excellent at clearing negative or heavy energies in projects, business, homes and land. Use for dependency and relationships where a person experiences a feeling of being trapped and for despair.

Description: The stems and leaves of cleavers have very fine-hooked bristles, which attach to passing objects, like Velcro. It also fastens itself to adjacent plants or shrubs and grows upwards. Its leaves are narrow, lance-shaped and are rough along the margins and surface. They grow around and along the square and occasionally red-tinged, branching stem. The flowers are white, tiny, and star-like, about 3mm in diameter. It is self-fertilizing and pollinated by beetles and flies. The seeds are round and covered with hooked bristles. As children, we used to call them biddy-bids, and our clothes would often be covered in them. They readily cling to whatever they touch, ensuring dispersal of the seeds.

Meaning: Cleavers seek the light, seek renewal, and seem to cut through all weighty matters. Its lightly anchored root system enables it to let go and move to a new place to grow again. The point between the stem and the leaf is the point of integration. This integration is an acceptance of everything in that moment, exactly how it is. It aids us in identifying and letting go of our old patterns and behaviours, as well as aiding us in reaching out to others when needed. It is helpful in putting in place interdependent partnerships, a reminder that we don’t have to be self-reliant in everything.