Kayak back from a trip up to Vermont this weekend with Emma and her friends. Randy...well, he's hauling a couch back into the house after a cleaning and airing out. He can lift anything on his own! So, this couch is related to this post because it is vintage. My friend gifted this couch to us last winter.
Jack-in-the-pulpit or Indian Turnip
I found all of these handwork magazines from the 50's til the 80's at the flea market
Nice little sewing box
Vintage fabric find
I rescued this sweet marionette from a pile, all tangled and rumpled. I have fixed her up and restrung her.
Jack-in-the-pulpit flower essence I made earlier this season
So...when am I going to talk about flower essences again? Well, flower essences can be a part of every day life. They help sort through the struggles that we may face physically, mentally and spiritually. I think these days lots of folks are facing huge challenges. Flower essences are gifts from nature that allow us to come back to balance within ourselves. Shifts in our life do not have to be dramatic. It is the small shifts that then allow one to move through a challenge only to begin again in a new direction. I am finding that people are really resonating with looking at pictures of flower essences and then choosing an essence based on that process. It is a very intuitive way to use and connect with the essences. It is also in some ways a very deeply connected way of choosing essences as the flower image/energy is communicating directly to the client. It seems they are nearly alway right on target with their messages to people. When I was walking through the property today and came across Jack-in-the-pulpit it was breathtaking. The red berries very dramatically caught my eye. I stopped and sat with the flower/berries for quite awhile. Jack seems to be talking about a deeper communicating. Herbally Jack-in-the-pulpit is for throat issues. The throat is the 5th chakra...communication. The flower stands very tall, upright and then gracefully folds humbly underneath. This suggests a profile of someone tired and somewhat beaten down (the flower folding underneath). This might also suggest someone trying to protect themselves, trying to get by. So, Jack seems to maybe help open up the 5th chakra and begin communicating and standing up for oneself again or once and for all. This might be great for anyone that experienced oppression...either by society as a whole, in a relationship or perhaps just suppressing one's own nature. Another interesting side note is about finding flowers that might help us at just the right moment. My husband was diagnosed with a bad case of bronchitis today. Perhaps Jack-in-the-pulpit wil help with this as support. I am going to make an essence of the berry tomorrow.