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Detox Your Body and Balance Your Psyche with Chaparral

Herbal Remedies | Posted by Kim
Sep 07 2014

Chaparral

You’ve been one tough cookie lately, haven’t you?

You’ve been making quick decisions, taking fast action and rolling with the punches. You’re resilient, but there’s been little time to process what you’ve been through.

Now you can’t get certain pictures out of your mind and you’re losing sleep, and that’s keeping you from visiting that one most restorative and powerful place for healing of all, dreamland.

Let Chaparral be your sand man!

When our psyche has absorbed far more impressions than our conscious mind can assimilate, dreams act as important filters that help our conscious mind access disturbing or chaotic experiences in an orderly and safe fashion. Chaparral penetrates deep into one’s transpersonal aspects to replace psychic and physical toxicity, mental chaos, drug addiction, and disturbed dreams with psychic awareness and balance.

Chaparral’s plant personality is one of tenacity, high resilience and dazzling might. It flourishes in the nutrient-deficient soil of the American southwest deserts, retains its characteristic bronze-to-mustard-green hue despite oppressive heat, and can live just fine, thank you very much, off just a few tablespoons of water per year. When it comes to overcoming hurdles and solving difficult equations, of survival or emotions, Chaparral is a genius.

Chaparral, also known as Creosote, is one of nature’s most powerful anti-oxidants. Its chemical makeup acts as an effective blood, liver, lymph and urinary tract cleanser. Native Americans have used Chaparral for centuries as an anti-cancer remedy. Studies have shown that chaparral may also inhibit or dissolve tumors. Its dried and cut leaves can be used as a tea. Just take a whiff of it and you’ll appreciate that something that smells this strong–peppery, menthol, earthy–would have some potent medicinal gifts to offer.

Chaparral flower essence is an important psychic and physical cleanser, which is indicated when the soul has been assailed by too much of the brutality modern civilization has thrown its way–chaotic, violent, and degrading images and experiences, both in real life or in the media. It has many applications, but its star quality is in working through the dreamscape to cleanse the psyche.

Chaparral flower essences are good for people who have witnessed actual violence or too many disturbing images in the media. As a liver cleanser, it is also a very beneficial herb for detoxifying, whether from prescription medicines or other drugs. While psychotropic drugs expand psychic boundaries, they also distort the true landscape of the awakened conscious, leaving it littered with emotional debris that the subconscious mind picks up. It is also helpful for people who feel brittle and rigid, both in their bones and in their thinking.

Chaparral’s Secret Lore

Chaparral corresponds to the First Chakra (Root) and Fourth Chakra (Heart). Meditating on the Chaparral plant, people have reported a sense of magical abilities to dissolves blocks of fear, especially around insects and reptiles, like bees and snakes. It is said Chaparral allows one to go through their process, face their fears, and be successful because Chaparral provides what you need exactly when you need it. One woman who had a deep terror of bees went on a plant walk and took a big gulp of Chaparral flower essence. When bees started buzzing around her she found that she could just notice them with a simple curiosity and enjoy the feeling of being swayed by the wind as she stood watching them.

A good affirmation while meditating on Chaparral is, “I am ever strong, enduring, and wise, knowing always how to solve the problem at hand.”

Warnings: Those who suffer compromised liver function or have blood disorders should consult a physician regarding use or dosage of Chaparral.

Sagebrush Flower Essence a Great Help for Coping With Stress

Energy Medicine, Herbal Remedies, Mental Health, Radical Raves | Posted by Kim
Nov 14 2012

Integrating Loss and Devastation With Sagebrush Flower Essence

Sagebrush’s Plant Essence Can be A Helper for Coping with Stress When Your Soul Is Laid Bare.

Hurricane Sandy’s rude arrival and destructive forces were a reminder that sometimes loss and devastation are going to be part of our lives. Like a manic maid with an evil broom, Sandy brought sweeping changes to many people’s lives, stripping them of all they cherished. In our culture, we often talk about change and loss being opportunities for renewal and transformation–a chance for our souls to cleanse old attachments and negative habits. But it is necessary first to have time for recovery from the initial shock. The problem with natural disasters and sudden loss is, they don’t care what stage of preparedness you are in when it happens. Coping with stress when external forces challenge your inner resources can be overwhelming.

Sandy and other natural disasters are a perfect metaphor for Sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata). Sagebrush’s signature, its ‘personality,’ is one of rising anew after devastating or sweeping losses. According to flower essence philosophy Sagebrush is useful to people who have been stripped of their most dearly held possessions and relationships.

Sagebrush is a bittersweet plant used to growing in areas of extreme or harsh conditions like the Russian Steppes or the southwest desert. One of its most common uses is as a smudge stick to remove or neutralize negative energies from a person or room.

A flower essence tincture is the best way to benefit from Sagebrush. It is an excellent complement to somatic therapies that work to help release trauma from the body such as the fiber arts, and other types of mind-body therapies for processing, integrating and transcending the effects of loss and grief.

All loss, no matter how present, stirs up old hurts and pushes us to see our negative patterns. Sagebrush gives us the fortitude to confront them and put our focus on changing things to serve the present, not the past. Sagebrush can help a person overcome repetitive, intrusive, or painful memories and negative patterns, even those stemming from childhood.

Sagebrush’s Secret Lore

Artemisia tridentata belongs to the Sunflower family and shares some of their sun loving family traits and characteristics of strong, sturdy stems and branches. Members of this family know how to deal with themes of spiritual reintegration, soul purpose, and spiritual self development. Sagebrush knows how to thrive through and win over deep loss, cut through vicious cycles and unwinnable situations. If you are stuck in an unhappy relationship, suffering unrelenting grief or obsessing about past events, for example, Sagebrush’s resilient and persevering energies can give you a great boost over that wall of seemingly impossible-to-heal or recover from emotions. Sagebrush will literally help you ‘get over it.’ Because one of Sagebrush’s properties is to act as a decongestant, its personality is noted for removing blocks. It is a favorite plant for those needing a catalyst to move through especially stubborn problems.


Sagebrush lends the strength and courage to hang out in that empty space–between old life and new–that disasters create, and to await patiently for something new to appear.