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Algiz Runic Essence on this New Moon

Runic Essence

I enjoy making Runic Essences on New Moons and Full Moons (which will find their way to my upcoming website)
They do help attune energetically with a specific Rune (especially if, like me, you follow the Runic calendar) and its various applications both for healing and spiritual purposes. They can also be blended together if needed.

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Vibrational Medicine: Subtle yet Powerful

By vibrational medicine, I mean energy healing in its many forms, and more specifically what is called essences or elixirs. Nowadays you can find Bach Flower Remedies is most health food stores. What are they? They are considered a form of homeopathy in which the energetic imprint & healing qualities of a flower (in that case) are transferred to a liquid medium (usually a mix of water and alcohol, but I have seen vinegar or even glycerin as well).

Anybody can make flower essences. But you need to be a little bit intuitive or at least in tune with your inner self and/or Nature to come up with the healing properties of your own essences/elixirs. Most of the applications of these remedies are for emotional healing (let’s face it, most of us are emotional wrecks even if we manage to hide it or lie to ourselves) and/or spiritual healing but there are physical applications as well (I know of some Andean flower essences that have been scientifically tested in clinics and hospitals in South America for healing purposes, with official documentation).

If you wish to learn to make your own, here’s a useful link to get you started: http://info.achs.edu/blog/how-to-make-personal-flower-essences

Now I find working with flowers a bit too restrictive, considering that some flowers only bloom once a year and during a short period of time. I have successfully made essences with other plant parts like leaves and stems, I bet that roots would work as well (especially if you wish to work on the root cause of a problem). The advantage of these plant spirit essences is that it can allow you to work with plants that could be considered toxic or poisonous. Since the contact with the plant material is limited to a small quantity and a short period of time.

I once dealt with an unusual bout of depression which isn’t something I’m prone to but for some reason, it lingered but I wanted to find a natural way to get out of it while addressing the problem. So I did a shamanic journey during which I was shown or handed some mistletoe. Mistletoe is one of those herbs that can affect the heart and should only be prescribed by an experienced herbalist. Anyway, right after my journey, I went to do an online research regarding mistletoe essence and I found out that indeed it was used to treat depression: seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I ordered some and it worked pretty quickly.

During the past 5 years or so, I have been using a lot of flower and crystal essences (some of which were my own). They have helped me tremendously with deep healing work (mainly emotional, since I had to rebuild myself) and defining as well as refining my spiritual path, which is always evolving – as so are the essences I use. They work on a subtle level and some people are more sensitive to them than others in terms of efficiency and how fast it starts kicking in. I know for a fact that the more imbalanced and toxic one is, the less sensitive one is going to be to such medicine (initially it was not working for me at all).

Technically you can make vibrational remedies out of just about anything that has an energetic imprint/vibration. Considering that everything in the Universe is Energy, it is a logical choice to use Energy as medicine as well. I have made my own essences with stones & crystals (some of which can contain harmful metals or minerals and thus should be in indirect contact with water), as well as Runes and now I am making some out of fossils…I’ll tell you more about these soon.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
― Nikola Tesla

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Working on Some Incense Formulations

incense

…Based on European folk medicine & European shamanism…Because burning plant material is the original aromatherapy, and there’s much more to smudging and incense than cleansing space and meditation.

It can help relieve physical, emotional, and psychological ailments as well – especially combined with affirmations, visualizations, meditation, prayer, mantras, mudras and/or specific postures.

Your body is the temple that holds & protects your inner holy grail: your soul. Honoring the body is much more than honoring the self: it’s honoring your divinity and the blood of your ancestors running through your veins (their lives, their beliefs, their knowledge & wisdom, what they held dear).

Using herbal medicine is honoring the Land, its spirits & its gifts. It’s honoring ancient & forgotten knowledge, it’s connecting the Earthly and the Divine. Plants are consciousness, they have much more to offer than beauty to our eyes, fragrances to our noses, and flavors to our tastebuds…

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Coming Soon: Runic Essences

Since I like vibrational remedies so much (and believe me, they do work – the effects vary in time and intensity from one individual to another because we all have a different blueprint, different issues to work on, and different goals), I have decided to take my practice one step further in making my own Runic Essences. These essences won’t be for my own use exclusively, I’ll have them in my Etsy shop as well for whoever in interested in studying and/or working with the Runes.

What is the purpose of these Runic Essences?

  1. They will help with deepening one’s connection with one or more Runes.
  2. They can help bring more insight into one’s practice (divination or else).
  3. They will facilitate inner & transformational work (turning the inner lead (often by facing the shadow side) into gold)
  4. They can also facilitate self-healing (emotional and spiritual mainly, though we often experience the symptoms physically) on an energetic/vibrational level

I will be preparing these essences following the Runic Wheel of the Year, and since the Runic month of FEHU is coming to an end, my first essence will be URUZ. This is artisanal work, so please be aware that I prepare my essences in small batches. I also plan to have more specific Runic Essences: for protection, and such. Upon request, I can also create “personalized” essences, specifically for one’s needs and uses – in that case, just contact me privately.

I’ll keep you posted…

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Rhodochrosite and Sapphire Gemstone Essence to Deal with Karmic Issues

I’ve made flower essences before (though I don’t just use flowers, it find this to be too restrictive) but I hadn’t made crystal or gemstone essences until yesterday…Probably because I’m more of a herb lady. I won’t go through my path and personal evolution again but I have become quite enamored with vibrational remedies and esoteric herbalism. Plants can heal body, mind, heart, and soul but the way of preparing them will depend on the uses and expected results. I guess I’ve already done all the physical self-healing that I could and mostly through nutrition. But I’m digressing…

Yesterday was the Full Moon in Capricorn and in Fehu. Since I’m setting up on a new adventure, I figured that it was the right time to finally prepare this gemstone essence. I had everything already: stones, water, bottles, brandy. A few months ago I came to the realization that the major element (in this case a person) that was holding me back in life and preventing me from flying free and fulfill my purpose was stemming from karmic entanglement.

I’ve done a huge transformational work over the past few years in order to ditch my inner lead and turn it into gold. Two things have helped me a lot: vibrational remedies (plant and gemstone essences) as well as my beloved Runes, which have taught me a lot – reason why it is now time for me to share and teach what I know.

Now back to the gemstone essence: I picked rhodochrosite and sapphire (a Virgoan stone) because they could possibly do what Runes and plants can’t do for me in dealing with karmic issues specific to me. Since I don’t know the chemical composition of these 2 stones and whether or not they leach toxic compounds once in contact with water, I chose to go with indirect exposure by placing the stone in a glass container within the water container. The essence was exposed both to the Sun and the Moon and I could tell that it was quite potent just by holding the container.

What are Rhodochrosite’s benefits? According to Nicholas Pearson:

“Rhodochrosite brings freedom of spirit to its owner. Fine, gemmy pieces of rhodochrosite display an orangey, red-to-pink color that vitalizes the energy field enough to break free from restricting patterns. It brings joy, freedom, and mirth when used in crystal healing, and it helps to nourish and encourage the inner child…It eases the emotional side of the karmic pattern, thereby making it easier to let go and move on…”.

There’s more, of course, I only mentioned the part that interests me here.

As for Blue Sapphire, Elizabeth E. Botchis wrote a rather long chapter about it in her book “Awakening the Holographic Human”:

“Blue Sapphire resonates with the throat chakra. It assists the throat chakra to open up to the infinite void of space and the eternal rhythms of time. It supports the throat chakra to transcend boundaries and yet communicate and define space and time relative to the development of one’s individual consciousness.

Sapphire also resonates with the planetary frequencies of Saturn. It is a slow, steady, powerful planetary influence that carries the authority of ancient wisdom. The gem cultivates the virtues of compassion, selfless service, maturity, accountability, and loyalty. Blue Sapphire reinforces the Saturnian influence that guides one to see the unifying and potent truth in practical reality. It opens the channel of communication for the heart to find its voice and purpose through the throat.

Blue Sapphire attunes a person to his or her inner mystical nature and encourages perseverance to accomplish one’s goals. The gem activates the inner gifts of the soul and supports the manifestation and expression of the individual’s soul attributes. The gem assists in grounding one’s personal and cosmic talents in a practical manner that will yield a deep sense of satisfaction. Blue Sapphire cultivates a steady and constructive disposition that authenticates one’s commitment to dharma, or purpose…”

Needless to say that I highly recommend her book and I have high hopes about this homemade essence. Changes with vibrational remedies are often subtle but they occur daily so using this essence will probably have an impact on my work (intuitive and practical) in the weeks to come.


Sources:

“Crystals for Karmic Healing – Transform Your Future by Releasing Your Past” by Nicholas Pearson (Foreword by Judy Hall)

“Awakening the Holographic Human – Nature’s Path to Healing & Higher Consciousness” by Elizabeth E. Botchis, PhD