While none of these endeavors is a finite point in time, Alchemy is measurable and observable. Herbs and the plant world are staunch allies in this process, primarily because they are made of the same components as the human body. Herbs and plants embody consciousness; they are living organisms. Their awareness can be speculated by humans, placing a limited definition upon them. However, they offer intimate relationship with states of vibrancy along a spectrum of experiences. Essentially, your consciousness and physical make-up interact with the herb or plant's consciousness and chemical constituents (whether flower essence, essential oil, herb infusion or other form). This interaction cultivates and activates new understanding, at subtle levels. Nature is a consort and a partner in creation. Harness the power of this ally through your conscious awareness & your endeavors will benefit!
As such, while one may take an herb 'for the liver, for hormones or for emotional balance', these herbs will interact with one's mind, emotions, senses and energetic body, as well. Giving attention and being receptive to this interaction, will yield subtle insights and reality shifts, beyond the physical focal point. Along the way, a healing of duality between mind and body, and moving beyond linear diagnostic models, occurs. This change begins within the body-mind-spirit, and extends to one's life, inclusive of choices, decisions, relationships. This change supports living in one's body, not only the head.
Living in the body is being in the present. The present moment is not an intellectual concept or moral dictate (ie, 'the right thing for spiritual advancement'). It is a reality that can be chosen for its ability to transform consciousness and create expanded knowledge and wisdom. Through flower essences, essential oils, herbs and body oils, one interacts with the consciousness inherent in these substances. Through receptivity to this interaction, new insights and awareness arise. In other words, a liver cleanse, hormonal re-balance (as examples), flower essence therapy for emotional emphasis, may indeed help someone increase finances, find new relationships or create desired life changes.
Age old medical systems such as Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda, have developed an intricate map of the human being, not just physically but spiritually and for purposes of alchemy. For example, In Chinese Medical theory, the liver, energetically (not physically), is related to the will, decision making and anger, whether expressed or repressed. Considered relative to the 'fire' element, in Ayurveda, the liver, essential to processing the body's toxins and vetting poisons from entering deeper body systems and functions, is also a perfect ally for creating desired life changes, rather than just an adversary that we have to 'cleanse or detox'. The will, and the energy of anger, can certainly move mountains, when applied productively.
This is the difference between either objectifying ourselves or partnering with ourselves, including our organs and body functions. Of course, nothing operates in isolation; this is an example to outline the psyche and energetic roles that our body's functions play. The mind-body connection is well documented historically, in healing approaches, as well as spiritual pursuits. Through flower essences, essential oils, herbs and body oils, one interacts with the consciousness inherent in these substances. Through receptivity to this interaction, new insights and awareness arise. We like to say that 'Alchemy creates change, and conscious change creates success'. Being in tune with yourself, will allow you a greater ability to choose your change, rather than letting it choose you. This is more efficient and fun!
Alchemy is an interplay involving all facets of the human being: Energetic, Mind (including the subconscious, also connected with the astral plane), Emotions, Senses, and Physical body. Remember: Alchemy creates change; conscious change creates success. Change is a constant, so why not choose it consciously? Lady of the Lotus Botanicals have been created to work with these layers, both subtle and more obvious. When insight and conscious awareness of changes in interplay among these forces occurs, spiritual transformation takes places. Out of this transformation, new reality is created.
Bringing things closer to home, our products at Lady of the Lotus Botanicals act as catalysts for your health, and also your life, including relationships, goals and dreams. You never know precisely what variable will act as a synchronous catalyst, or trigger a thought, release a memory, inspire a passion....But in so doing, your life changes. Certainly, small shifts such as looking in the mirror and liking the way your skin looks and feels, or improved sleep so that you awaken in a refreshed and optimistic state, are often the catalyst to huge life changes for the better.
Our botanical products support your alchemy through self-care. Alchemy through self-care is a significant contribution to better decision making, seeing more options or choices available to you, and greater optimism about your life, all of which impact your physical health. Whether you notice subtle shifts over time, or enjoy pronounced changes within a few days, the result will be Alchemy for both you and your life.
So here's to Alchemy, for your good health, self-care and longevity!
Cheers from Lady of the Lotus