Author Archives: ruthelsesser

About ruthelsesser

I've been on the planet for over 7 decades and life is good. I am a retired educator. I've lived in Arizona since the mid-eighties and enjoy all the beauty that surrounds me on a daily basis.

Pine: moving from negative self blame to positive self respect

I can’t explain why flower essences work for me. Science as it currently exists would debunk flower essences as a total scam. But they do work for me. It’s possible that my belief in them makes them work, a placebo … Continue reading

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Honeysuckle: Moving from the Past to the Present

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Desiderata

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Agrimony: Moving to Genuine Inner Peace

 

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Holly: Generosity, Love, Forgiveness

I recently acquired a new book entitled The Healing Plants Bible by Helen Farmer-Knowles. It’s a reference book that introduces the reader to plants used in traditional Western herbalism as well as traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. I find its “History, mystery, and … Continue reading

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The Initiation/Fire Dancer Oracle Card: Pentstemon, Honeysuckle, Wild Oat, and Lavender Flower Essences

My friend Shari Silvey took me up on my offer to suggest flower essences that support her oracle cards. Here’s the flower essences I found and a poster I created for The Initiation/Fire Dancer card from her Power to Transform … Continue reading

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Pink Evening Primrose: Open Up, Shine

Today I decided to spend some time with the pink evening primrose flower essence. I planted this flower a few years ago in my Arizona garden because it is known as a drought tolerant plant. In the early spring and … Continue reading

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Assertiveness: Centaury Flower, Polar Bear, Tiger’s Eye

I’ve been away on vacation the last month or so which is why this blog has been resting as well. The wonderful thing about vacations is that when you go back to your normal life, you get to have a … Continue reading

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Rose: Queen of Flowers, Sacred Healer

When you see, smell, or think of roses what comes to mind? Love? Beauty? Roses have been symbolic of these qualities since ancient times. Here’s an example: Cleopatra had her living quarters filled with the petals of roses so that when … Continue reading

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Pronghorn Antelope: Action and Mental Agility

When I moved to Arizona in the mid 1980’s a frequent sight when traveling over the mountain to Prescott or traveling down to Phoenix was herds of pronghorn antelope. Now almost thirty years later the sightings are less frequent. The … Continue reading

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