Tuesday, July 08, 2014

VOW Skincare and Shamanic Herbal Products

Trillium of Forest Park

This is one of the many trillium plants I see in my wanderings through Forest Park.  The population is thriving here.  Its scary to think that these are one of the plants on United Plant Saver's at risk list.

Great Blue Heron

This is a great blue heron in downtown Portland, the Pearl.  At home in this small urban pond.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Indian Pipe flower essence in Ajoite gem elixir by VOW

This is the happy community of Indian Pipe that shared its magic in VOW Indian Pipe Flower Essence!

Indian Pipe Essence: Wild Crafted in Ajoite gem elixirs

Indian Pipe is something of an elusive rarity so when you find a giant patch in full bloom, it is something special.  Indian Pipe is a telling sign of a healthy forest ecosystem.  It thrives in older growth shade were the humus is rich and the trees are plenty.  Natural ecosystems are made up of individuals who through their relationships find a place of balance in community to survive.  That is the magic of this essence, finding the nature of self in relationship to the community of others.  In periods of argument and conflict, Indian Pipe helps one find resolution by understanding all the component parts of conflict and where one may be contributing to the imbalance.  Spiritually, it allows us to understand the lesson behind the conflict and allows us to open to the fullness of love available.  We are a community, Indian Pipe has found a way to thrive by opening itself up to the community, in turn it allows our hearts to open to the universal love that is always available to enter our hearts and cleanse our emotional body.

Ajoite is also an emotional healer.  It is a stone of transformation allowing the release of emotional stagnation and heaviness including: anger, resentment, grief, and depression.  Ajoite connects with the heart and throat chakras and brings the vibrational state to a place of peace, harmony, resolution, and unity.

To better understand Indian Pipe, this link will prove quite helpful: http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/oct2002.html