July 29, 2023
When I first started working with the Saguaro flower elixir, I had a mini healing crisis.
It wasn’t unbearable … but certainly notable.
I came home in the evening and felt so … irritable with everything, and uncomfortable with myself.
I had a list of negative gripes that were on my mind. I went outside to sit by myself for a time out.
I listed out all the nagging thoughts into a list on my phone, just to get the swirling thought monkeys off my back.
Then I made a list of what I’m grateful for, to get a different energy going.
I put my phone down and just sat with whatever the sensation was.
What should I be doing?
How should I be of service?
I felt a sense of frustration, like I should be doing something, but I wasn’t sure what. I could jump on my computer and work, but I had been working all day. No, that wasn’t it.
I said to myself:
This is restlessness.
I am restless.
Restlessness is awareness.
I could feel my body take a deep breath and relax into a little more relief.
Sometimes just naming it helps.
I was surprised and slightly disappointed in myself for the waterfall of negative thoughts I was having.
Sometimes we just have to be patient and wait it out.
The next morning I was so incredibly tired (I’ve been getting up at 4am) that I took a nap in the morning. My head fell hard onto the pillow and I was OUT.
Since then I’m in much better spirits and feeling the upside of the Saguaro magic:
During the first week of taking a flower elixir that is energetically upleveling you in some way, you might dump some negative thoughts & excess energy. You might simultaneously want – and not want – interaction with others. And you might need to take a few extra naps. But after that, you’re golden!
If you're curious to know more about this healing crisis phenomenon, you can read about it here.
Love & flower petals,