Holding Space plant elixir blend
Archeus plant essences & elixirs are made with plants growing organically in our garden and surrounding area. We handpick the plant material for these essences and make them using a traditional quartz-infused sun method.
Positive attribute: finding moments of stillness after a bereavement and knowing nature is helping your heart
Negative indication: feeling in pieces, inability to cope with real life, broken-hearted
In moments of grief or loss we need to find a quiet space to gather ourselves. This Elixir Blend can’t take the cause of your grief away but it can help hold you in sacred space. It conjures stillness. Oak is a remedy for those who try to remain strong for others yet, even at their own cost. Violet is a traditional herb for women, for mothering and is a symbolic plant of a child’s death. Motherwort helps you become lion-hearted. Kowhai is a beautiful essence for transitions; for endings and beginnings. Hawthorn is a traditional heart remedy. In times of grief we can feel as if our heart is literally breaking and we can struggle to find stillness, a pause between breaths. The thought that Nature can offer us care and protection can provide comfort at a difficult time.
This Elixir Blend [formally known as Intense Grief] contains the following plant essences: Oak (Quercus alba), Violet (Viola odorata), Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca), Kowhai (Sophora microphylla), Hawthorn no.3 ‘The Hurting’ (Crateagus monogyna), Aqua, Grape alcohol.
Place 2-3 drops on the tongue or add to a glass of water. Repeat 3-4 times daily or as required.
Another beautiful way to use this elixir is to put a drop on your finger and anoint pulse points and chakras - especially lovely prior to meditation, massage, yoga or a walk in nature.
To remove the small amount of alcohol that is used to preserve the essence, simply add the drops to very hot water and the alcohol will evaporate.
As we care for people, how deeply are we observing them? Digging beneath the diagnosis to observe the nature of the person and the patterns that presents? My father taught me tough lessons on this in the place where dementia and pain get blurred.