Developing a more intimate relationship with the wild weeds in our own back gardens is to discover rich, forgiving and abundant friends. It is with the greatest pleasure that I made these particular remedies, I was surprised by their potency and their service to humankind. Some of these essences felt like a joyful shouting in my ear. It was hard for me to weed the vegetable gardens without some kind of general explanation to them about giving space to broccoli, or rows of carrots. I feel enriched by my relationship with these plants and in many ways feel their essence bringing me into life.
I encourage you to get to know them for yourself, to take a moment to taste the dandelion leaf or place the flower in water to drink or gather the chickweed and the cress for your salads. I give immense thanks for all those before me who have brought attention to these great little healers.
- Cleavers – This remedy clears the auric field and cleanses. It is a reminder that we don’t have to be self reliant in everything, creating interdependent partnerships.
- Chickweed – For times of transition and first stages of grief, able to assimilate and receive nourishment.
- Comfrey – Accessing ancient memory and bring this wisdom into contemporary times. Brings flexibility to the mind, helping us to shift to a new consciousness.
- Cress (Bitter Cress) Bright, sharp, awakens the mind, seeing a way through to right action.
- Dandelion – To stay fully connected and relaxed. Able to respond appropriately to your surroundings.
- Scotch Thistle – Joyousness and invincibility. A powerful protector with nature of the spiritual warrior. Let go all the non–essentials and just step forward.