How to Thrive in Chaos

The Columbia River Gorge was formed by cataclysmic flooding and massive earth movements. The flower essences I co-created beginning in 2000 come from the wildflowers that live here and have learned how to thrive in extreme conditions. They are survivors! They know how to grow in ice, snow, rain, wind, sun, and all elemental conditions.

These essences can help you learn how to THRIVE with beauty and joy during extreme conditions too. Like right now!

Here are 44 wildflower essences (and waterfalls, rivers, sacred places) from Oregon and Washington that will infuse more joy and higher vibrations into your energy system. They will help you have more trust and faith in facing and moving through challenges.

Look for the flower or place that seems to call you. Open your heart to that flower and ask their spirit, deva, or fairies to infuse you with their calming and relaxing energy. They will! Just let it in. RECEIVE and Believe. Or, consider adding a few drops of a flower essence in your drinking water.

 

Angelica

Angelica genuflexa

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I am an Earth Angel”

Angelica grows to reach the Heavens. Its spirit can help open an inner sense of spiritual or angelic light and help you know that you are protected and connected to spiritual assistance always.

 

Ball-head Waterleaf

Hydrophyllum capitatum var. thompsonii  

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I open to the flow of life”

The ball-shaped flower-head blooms in all directions like an expanding mind. Ball-head Waterleaf stimulates the flow of energy in the crown of your head and activates the potential for new forms of inspiration.

 

Balsamroot

Balsamorhiza sagittata

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I grow into my full potential”

An elder plant, Balsamroot grows ten years before the flowers bloom and live 60-70 years. This radiant teacher plant shows you how to mature into your masculine (or inner-masculine) wisdom, patience, and deeply rooted leadership potential.

 

Barrett’s Penstemon

Penstemon barrettiae

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I know I can fly”

Are you standing on the edge of a cliff getting ready to take a leap of faith? Barrett’s Penstemon will help you trust that you will land safely. Go ahead and take the leap. This wildflower grows high in the basalt cliffs of The Gorge and nowhere else on earth.

 

Beacon Rock

Affirmation of Place: “I honor the sacred lands and walk with The Ancestors”

CalledChe Che op tin, navel of the world, Beacon Rock is a Native American gathering site. The spirits of the land welcome people to gather here, walk with them, and celebrate life. Walk with loving intention and you will feel a sense of belonging wherever you are.

 

Bleeding Heart

Dicentra formosa  

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I cleanse my heart with love”

You’ll find the delicate heart-shaped flowers in the moist woods where the fairies hang out. This wildflower wants to remind you create an open space for unconditional love in your heart. Breathe in love to fill it up often. That way it’s easier to cope with the loss of loved ones, relationships, and old attachments.

 

Buttercup

Ranunculus species 

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “It’s time to play!”

Buttercup petals are lustrous like sunshine. The fairies of Buttercup delight in expanding your ability to play and experience the sweet innocence and wonder of a precious, magical child. This wildflower expands your self-worth and capacity for fun.

 

California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica  

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I love myself; I value myself”

The vibrant, shiny orange flower spirits help you claim, own, and treasure your own inner-beauty, light, and gifts. There is no need to project your magnificence onto others. Appreciate yourself more and your self-value will grow. You are precious.

 

Camas

Camassia quamash

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I am open to everything, attached to nothing.”

In making a flower essence of Camas, I had a vision of a large Native American chief spreading his arms wide to form a rainbow and speaking the affirmation above. Camas blossoms mirror the quality of pure acceptance and appear like a serene sea of blue. The bulbs of the sacred Camas are gathered and eaten at Native American ceremonial feasts.

 

Catherine Creek Arch

Affirmation of Place: “I am a bridge to the cosmos”

This huge natural stone arch is also a bridge. Set against a basalt backdrop, this sacred site acts as a multidimensional portal connecting cosmic and earth consciousness. It opens a doorway to the Star Nations and transformative shamanic journeys. Respect the power of this place. It can help you remember your true origins.

 

Desert Sage

Artemisia tridentata

Affirmation of the Wildflower: “I hold sacred space”

Desert Sage or Sagebrush is gathered and dried in a sacred manner and used in medicine pouches and bundles, ceremony, and burned as smudge before ceremony to cleanse the energy of space, people, and to honor the holy ones. The plant’s powerful cleansing and protective medicine can be experienced when you crush the highly aromatic leaves and smell them. Create sacred space for yourself with the spirit of Desert Sage.

 

See more flowers here… or to purchase a flower essence.

Camilla has been co-creating flower essences for almost 20 years in the Columbia River Gorge, Sedona, Hawaii, and other sacred places.