Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Dandelion Flower Essence

Illustration by Sheryl Karas © 2008

Lillyshaystyle is running a blog feature on dandelions this week and I said I'd participate although I bet when she sees this illustration she'll be a bit surprised--not exactly the sweet dandelion image she might have been expecting!

I'd like to share with you the emotional/spiritual healing uses of dandelion and the first thing that comes to mind is that, in the most extreme version of a "Dandelion" state of being, the person who needs Dandelion healing most is the one who might be inclined to work way too intensely to pull them up! Hard-working, over-striving, irritable and overly stressed, Dandelion people need to learn to let go like the puff ball the Dandelion flower becomes later in its life cycle.

The dandelion (from the French dent de lion or tooth of the lion) is a tough tenacious plant that is known for its ability to survive almost anything and for its ability to spread itself prolifically far and wide. The bright yellow flowers with radiating petals look like little suns, full of energy and power. They grow singly on an upright stem.

Like the plant, people who need dandelion tend to be full of energy and power. They have great enthusiasm for whatever they want to do and throw themselves full-on into a great many activities (spreading themselves far and wide). They have a great capacity to stand up for themselves and don't need to depend too much on other people.

Unfortunately, they are so overdriven and overscheduled that they have little or no quiet reflection time to deal with emotional and physical needs which then build up and create great tension. Herbal remedies made from dandelion work directly to relax and cleanse the liver which is where overdriven people tend to store their anger, frustration and grief. Dandelion flower essence works similarly on the emotional and spiritual level to help these individuals learn to relax and use their energy in an easy effortless way. It is especially recommended for those who have tight sore muscles as a result of mental and emotional tension.

I don't currently make a Dandelion formula myself
but I can recommend a great one! It's called Dandelion Dynamo and you can use it like a massage oil to rub on aching shoulders. It works amazingly well!


LillyShayStyle said...

I love this post! Thank you for being involved in my 'Dandelion Love' :)

LillyShayStyle said...

What a wonderful post! It's linked on mine :)