Hawthorn for the Heart Essence

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Vibrational essence of a Hawthorn tree solarised in spring water on the day of Venus in Highgate Woods, England.

This essence assists in opening the heart while establishing firm boundaries, soothing and protecting those who feel vulnerable.

Affirmation: "I respect and honour my feelings. I open my heart to abundance and joy, while protecting and nourishing my boundaries".

Folklore: The Hawthorn tree is known as a gateway tree from the earthly realm to the world of Fae. While the hawthorn tree welcomes love, its thorns provide protection against predators, sheltering small birds and various wild animalsThis makes the hawthorn a tree of protection and refuge for the vulnerable. According to Roman Mythology, Hawthorn is represented by Cardea, the Goddess of the door hinge, protecting the home and family from evil. In legend, Cardea is interlinked with Carna, whose name originates from the latin word meaning flesh and meat, as in "carnal" or "carnivorous." She is known as the guardian of the heart and the body's vital organs. Here, hawthorn teaches us what it means to welcome and open our hearts, while also affirming our boundaries in order to protect our energetic spaces.

Read all about Hawthorn here.

The Ritual:

1. Pour 1-4 drops of flower essences under your tongue around 2 times a day. 

Take flower essences intentionally and intuitively. Feel free to explore different ways of incorporating flower essences into your life — you can pour a few droplets into your water, tea, baths, body oils, and creams.

2. Call in the energy of the plant with intention by inviting their essence to support you energetically. Read the product description for guidelines. Choose an essence that your body gravitates towards, what you need in that time for the plant to support you. You can also incorporate affirmations to instil intentions.

3. Reflect on how you feel before, during, and after taking the essence. Listen to your emotions, your dreams and whatever feelings arise from this practice. 

Journaling, meditating or using tarot/angel cards can be a useful tool for taking note on how essences are supporting you. Feel free to explore any medium that can help you open up and attune to your energetic field.

Ingredients: Hawthorn essence, spring water, brandy.