Excerpt from Honoring The Wisdom in Nature Pocketbook Edition with 54 Plant Essence Card
“See life pulsating through your body. Breathe in to welcome it. Laugh and release. Life is easier when you embrace it.”
Keywords: centering, playful, full of life, exuberance, enlivening to the senses
Habitat: Blue Leaf Honeysuckle, also known as Blue Violet Honeysuckle or Blue Velvet Honeysuckle, is a large shrub with small, fuzzy, blue-gray leaves. It blooms in late spring and red berries follow later in the season. It is native to central Asia and is a great xeriscape bush planted in many gardens at high altitude (up to 9,000 feet).
Be gentle with yourself. See the ebb and flow of life. Discover the moments you can smile rather than scowl. Experience the pleasure in a deep breath. The alive tingling sensation owing through your body. Remove the overlay of daily worries dampening the feelings, and the sensations in your body. Laugh and follow the ripple of release gliding through the tissues of your body. Feel how much lighter you are in your body. Stretch and feel how your muscles respond. Keep your mind present and calm. Feel the soothing centering holding you in the present. Take care of yourself and see the changes in your life. The smallest change can make the biggest difference.
Blue Leaf Honeysuckle awakens the senses. It encourages fluid circulation in the body (lymphatic, blood, and cerebrospinal fluid). It speaks of a way of being. Small, positive changes cascading into global change within yourself and how you interact with the world. It asks you to promise yourself playful times in the day. Life can abound in playfulness, creativity, and light.
Affirmation: “Life is easier when you embrace it.”
Illustration: Faith Christensen ©2018