Prickly Pear Cactus

Excerpt from Honoring The Wisdom in Nature Pocketbook Edition with 54 Plant Essence Card

“Stop and listen. Slowly quiet the mind and gently open your heart. Be free and present in your experience.”

Keywords: enfolding, quiet listening, heart opening, softness

Habitat: Prickly Pear Cactus, also known as Plains Prickly Pear or Western Prickly Pear, grows in warm desert like environments across the United States. It takes about three to four years before a prickly pear cactus will bloom.


Prickly Pear Cactus asks us to listen quietly. It softly and slowly helps you feel better about yourself.  Quietly inviting you into your center to feel what is right in your life: abundance and gratitude templates for feeling all the love and support you have in your life.

Supports meditation by holding in you in a space to slowly center.
Heart opening and head opening making heart knowledge more
important than head knowledge. See your surroundings. Be free and
present in the experience to see that most thoughts are not necessary.
See how you view stress and change how you interact with yourself,
quieting the mind slowly and gently opening your heart. Reconnect
with who you are and live from your center. Understand the cycle of
negative thoughts and how it feeds back on itself. Identify your pattern
at every point, transition, or link in the cycle that keeps you in the loop
and allow the pattern to unravel.


  • Fear of rejection, disapproval of self and others.
  • Over-intellectualizing and making self small to feel safe or to hide.
  • Depression, overwhelm, anxiety: for postpartum period, students, et cetera.


“Every moment I open my heart and mind to find balance, joy, and contemplation.”

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