Tree Wētā, Pūtangatanga – Unfreeze



Use wētā remedy when you feel stuck in a relationship, and for loosening out of a co-dependent relationship. Bringing up shadows that lie hidden.


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


Tree Wētā

Hemideina thoracica

Essence: Tree wētā enables acute awareness of where there is disturbance in the natural balance of relationships; to perceive where our actions and understandings are influenced by another, and observe shifts and balances of power within relationships.

Use: Relationships over time form their own patterns. Often we can’t see these patterns because we become used to behaviours and how we respond and react to them. Use wētā remedy when you feel stuck in a relationship, and for loosening out of a co-dependent relationship. This remedy helps us to see how to be present with change, and how to see through patterns of fear and deception. Use for when we are seeking and looking beyond what we already have. It allows us to access the capacity within us for change.

Description: The tree wētā is the streetwise wētā, it lives in gardens and in the bush. Its life revolves around its shelter holes in hollow trees and hollow stems. It tends to hide during the day and night, feeding on succulent bark, foliage and occasionally other insects. Some possess tunnels, occupied by a single wētā, usually a male that welcomes females and occasionally juveniles but defends it against rival males.
The females probe the soil and lay their eggs usually in the autumn after the rain, when the soil is not hard and dry. The eggs hatch into baby wētā, who do a series of moults over the next 12–18 months. The juveniles look like tiny versions of the adults.
Tree wētā create sound by raising and lowering the hind legs so that a rasping structure on the inner surface of the femurs passes over a corresponding area of the sides of the abdomen. It is quite something in the evening to realize that the unusual clicking sound you are hearing is, in fact, a wētā.

Meaning: The wētā remedy enables fluidity where we have become frozen. It warms and moves what has been frozen through trauma, allowing a coming back into life. The feeling in taking this essence is a connection to an ancient source; to see things from this perspective allows us to understand the transient nature of life. It supports the ability to go deeper into issues without losing the overall vision. It helps in perceiving the role we take in relationships and realizing we have choice in being able to shift out of these roles. This remedy may bring up shadows that lie hidden, to face the truth, even if it’s ugly, to move and shift what has been held through hatred and fear. It can be very powerful, and I recommend that you take time to be aware of your reactions to others and nourish yourself, particularly if some deep emotional memories come up for you.