Hawthorn (Crateagus sp) was called in for her gooey grandmother energy. She, too will tell you what you need to hear but she will do so while you are sitting in her warm soft lap eating a warm fresh baked cinnamon roll. She takes the edge off...she is the honey that sweetens the hatchet...she is the spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down. Grandma makes it all better. She is like a balm for your broken heart, filling the cracks and patching the shards with love.
Wild Rose (Rosa acicularis) is an important ally for all matters of the heart. She is the great heart opener, she is the "one ring that rules them all!" Rose is an amplifier and a cozy-maker...she not only makes the other herbs more powerful but she marries them into a happy union. Rose acts like a great big hug around the whole remedy. The wild rose petals used in this elixir grow abundantly in the meadow across from my home. She is gathered mindfully.
St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) was invited because she is uplifting and enlightening...she is pure, radiant Solstice sunshine. When you are processing the deep grief and sadness and hurts often held in the heart, it is important to have a lightness of the mind in order to ease the task. The St. John's Wort used grows wild all over my property and in the meadow across the street. She is gathered mindfully over a period of weeks around the Solstice.
Self Heal (Prunella vulgaris) is a lovely agent of self healing. She is here to remind us of our body's ability to heal itself. She is gathered mindfully from my medicine wheel garden and from the lawns of many friends.