California Poppy: How to Value Yourself

California Poppy for Self Value

Eschscholzia californica  

excerpted from Sacred Spirit of The Gorge: Columbia River Gorge Flower Essences & Essences of Place by Camilla Blossom Bishop

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

Element: Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Ethers

Appreciation • Balance • Beauty • Children • Clairvoyance • Creativity • Emotional Cleansing • Fairy-Nature Realms • Grounding • Hormone Balance • Illness • Individuality • Integration • Intuition • Meridian Cleanser • Projection • Psychic Development • Receptivity • Relationship • Rites of Passage • Self-image • Self-worth • Shadow • Chakras 3 (sacral), 4 (heart), 5 (throat), 6 (3rd eye)

Balanced: owning and treasuring our inner-beauty and preciousness

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.

The most striking thing about California Poppy is its bright orange color and beautiful sheen that graces its delicate petals. Its color is very attractive to the eyes, and the Soul, and it brightens up any dull feelings with its magical presence. Children love this flower. It likes to dazzle in the rays of the sun and fill up its shiny cup with sunlight. Its petals close up for the night.

California Poppy as a flower essence has many uses. It can be taken when we want to feel more appreciated and valued. When something appreciates, like a house, it builds value. This essence helps us truly appreciate and treasure ourselves, and feel self-love. The flower mirrors awareness of the beauty that surrounds us and therefore is within us and our own heart. Instead of focusing on or projecting onto the great beauty we see in others, we can claim our own inner-beauty as a reflection.

The essence can help us open to source energy and awaken our psychic gifts in a balanced way. This includes our relationship and connection with the fairy and spiritual realms. California Poppy can help us integrate and re-align during times of spiritual expansion or physic opening. Gurudas in Flower Essences and Vibrational Medicine, says California Poppy was created “to augment the body’s evolution by cleansing the meridians.” And, “A need for psychic and spiritual balance is a major indicator for prescribing this essence. Universal essence for “expediting emotional cleansing.” It also opens artist’s creativity.

After a meditation with the flower Deva, fairies circled over me in beautiful colors of joy. I felt their petals’ shimmering light sparkling through my energy field…

“California Poppy reminds people to view themselves and be seen in the light of God”

“My heart is bursting with a presence of me!”

“Nourishes your being with light”

“Beauty grows from the heart”

I have used California Poppy flower essence to cleanse ley lines on the Earth—Earth meridians—by placing drops of the flower essence on the land and in waterways with love and gratitude. During a land clearing ceremony, I placed several drops of California Poppy and Glacier Lily flower essences into the river. To our amazement, a flock of geese flying above us immediately turned around and flew back over our heads to come closer and land in the river nearby. My client’s reply: “I’ve never seen that before.” I responded, “Neither have I.”

  • This flower helped Chris V. move out of the feeling of not being appreciated enough in her relationship. She felt better as she moved into stronger gratitude and acceptance of herself and the positive gifts her boyfriend offered.
  • Cynthia needed California Poppy. She was having trouble seeing her own self and her patterns during interaction with her birth family. The essence helped her clear her own projections onto her siblings, and gave clarity about her siblings’ projections onto her, so she could bring her focus back to valuing and loving herself, first.
  • Monica offers her students the essence of California Poppy to take and to rub in their palms before she teaches Qi Gong classes.

Meet California Poppy along most roadsides of The Gorge in May.

excerpted from Sacred Spirit of The Gorge: Columbia River Gorge Flower Essences & Essences of Place by Camilla Blossom Bishop

California Poppy Flower Essence ETSY SHOP


Camilla Blossom Bishop

Camilla Blossom Bishop

Hi, I am Camilla. I am a medicine woman, land alchemist, flower essence alchemist, spiritual way shower, mentor, and messenger for the wisdom of the Grandmothers, Divine Mother, and sacred feminine creative source energy of Mother Earth. I open and catalyze relationships with sacred spirits of Gaia including nature's Elementals, Fairy, Sidhe, Dragons, Mermaids, Gnomes, Ancestors, lands and waters. I offer online Land Alchemy courses, mentorship, and a Patreon Portal to empower your energetic and spiritual connection, care, and honoring of Mother Earth.

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