The path of life is filled with a myriad of lessons and experiences that evolve our mind and transform our consciousness. With the Star of Bethlehem flower essence, experiences that have seeded stories of pain (whether consciously or subconsciously) that have resulted in dense patterns of ‘darkness’ (such as despair, grief, disconnect, self-hatred, self-mutilation, anger, etc…) are brought to the light.
The Soul can see from the audience’s perspective, the pain of the human story, and is given the chance to heal that condition. The flowers bloom firmly on their stalks, forming in 3 main stages: pods that appear contained, like a delicate egg with precious life energy inside, cupped as if slowly welcoming in healing life force (the Sun) or like a star, the fullest potential, uninhibited and completely open.
This flower offers stages for the human soul to digest painful experiences in a manner that is comprehensible to the human experience, healing both the heart and patching up any subtle energy wounds. This flower is both teacher and student, like a pendulum swinging back and forth until the moment of clarity births the wise elder.
“This plant prefers moist to wet habitats. It is most often seen along the banks of rivers and streams in disturbed situations.” Horticulture Society of New England
This sentence is insightful, as it reflects the plant’s ability to flourish in ‘disturbed situations’ (traumatic experiences) and along rivers and streams (water=emotion). When we calm our own inner storms, elemental water finds its place internally, and the external manifestation of water on earth may also find its place without huge waves and outbursts of destruction.
Star of Bethlehem is one of the 5 flowers in Bach’s Rescue Remedy, a flower essence that no one should be without. Nurses, Doctors, families, pet owners and even the everyday person should have a bottle handy for all emergency situations. It is grounding, calming, centering, balances breath, and helps to relieve pain..physically, emotionally & mentally. You can give it to animals, children, & plants too…so profound yet at the same time extremely gentle.
Under the last full moon glow, my husband and I meditated (and I chanted healing Vedic Mantras) with this plant in our garden in Asheville, NC. I am making the essence as I write this (the flowers basking in the sun) from our garden’s voluntary patch. Email me if you wish to purchase a stock bottle made from this beautifully potent ‘Mother’ essence. xoxo brooke