August 26, 2020
If you’re attracted to the Purple Wishbone flower (Torenia Formosana), there is something that you avoid because it’s scary, which creates a level of obscuration or blurriness that you’re not even aware of. Or there’s something about yourself that you don’t want others to see -- that you feel shy about or worried that others might judge. There are latent subconscious fears of danger, darkness or destruction that want to be released.
Purple Wishbone illuminates and dissolves deep, dark, subconscious fears of danger, darkness and destruction. It helps us feel at peace and removes the electric charge from subconscious fears so that we’re not held back by them.
It dredges whatever is hidden in our deepest belly and brings it up out of our throat. We can decide to share what’s inside, or we can decide not to share it; in any case, we’re able to speak our truth more freely. We’re no longer afraid to say the wrong thing. We feel safe and unafraid of exposing our deepest, darkest secrets.
We can relax and let our guard down; we no longer feel pressure. We can slow down and feel more interconnected with everything around us, no longer fearing judgment or that others have specific expectations of us.
Ironically, sometimes the biggest judge comes from within. Wishbone liberates the 'scary' material to the surface and takes the charge out of it, so that the parts of ourselves that engage in self-judgment and self-criticism can also calm down.
When we’re stricken by fear, we cannot perceive the world around us clearly. The more unafraid we are to face our fears, the more open we are to the world and others’ needs. Anger and frustration dissolve. We begin to see the underbelly of the environment around us from a more neutral angle. We have a greater capacity to listen, perceive and take in more -- and we’re aware of a broader perspective.
Purple Wishbone dissolves a subtle level of confusion, obscuration and static that we didn’t even know was there. It heightens our capacity for being crystal clear and sharply perceptive of the world around us.
Butterflies of all colors led me farther and farther up a hot springs-laden riverside to find this wild purple flower growing in a quiet, protected bend off the river in Yilan, Taiwan. Upon first glance, the flower looked like a mouth and when I approached it, I felt wary. It’s one of those flowers that can be unnerving to look deep into.
MAGNIFIES: Fearlessness to look at what’s scary or ugly; Sharper perception/senses and broader perspective; Sense of safety and interconnectedness; Ability to be more open and present with others
DISSOLVES: Fear of “darkness” either within oneself or others; Fear of danger, lack of safety, inability to speak up; Fear of destruction/being destroyed or destroying; Subconscious fears that create obscuration that blocks our sensory perception
MISCELLANEOUS: You may feel like coughing the first time you take it.
Love + flower petals,