©2003 by Ivory Phoenix, E.E.U. (Experienced Essence User), reprinted from Vibration Flower Essence Blog
I seldom have a physical hangover, but then I don’t need to. My forte is the emotional hangover due to life-long practice at emotional binges — tossing and turning ’til all hours of the night, sobbing, raging, or manufacturing some future personal or global catastrophe. Water represents the emotions, and my astrology chart is extremely strong in the water element through my signs, houses, and planets.
If you’ve ever been through an emotional binge, you know that the emotional hangover after a night like that can derail the new day as totally as a physical hangover ever could. The washed-out, cotton-headed, self-despising remnant of an emotional binge can make it nearly impossible to focus on the tasks at hand.
Fortunately, when I am clear enough to remember it, there is a great hangover remedy for emotional binges — Violet Curls by Desert Alchemy® Flower Essences.
I’ve worked on myself and on my emotions with great dedication throughout my adult life — almost any healing method you can name, I have tried. It is just my nature to be more emotional than most folks and to feel things more keenly. After an emotional binge, it almost feels like my energy body is waterlogged with the weight of the emotions that have been stirred up.
The desert is an arid place, so it is not surprising that many people born under the water signs (Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces) get wonderful relief from their watery excesses through Desert Alchemy’s collection of essences based on cacti and other hardy desert plants.
Out of all of Desert Alchemy’s excellent collection, however, Violet Curls is the most dramatic where emotional excesses are concerned — like a form of Rescue Remedy for an emotional binge. Their literature says that this remedy:
“…relieves congestion in the emotional body, easing emotional tensions and re-balancing the emotional center to function in harmony with the physical and mental bodies; uplifts and lightens your mood, helping you to not take your emotions too seriously, but to experience them with calm detachment and clarity.” The Alchemy of the Desert by Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer, p. 294
My experience is that Violet Curls is nothing short of miraculous. When I find myself in that hung-over state, I mix a dropperful of the stock bottle into a huge glass of water and stir it thoroughly. I sip it slowly while surveying my wardrobe, taking a shower, and otherwise pulling myself together.
Before long, I am out of my funk, clear as a bell, as though the sun had suddenly come out on a very gray day. My energy body no longer feels waterlogged — the light shines through it.
It’s almost as though the emotional binge never happened, except that I retain the clarity I gained through experiencing and releasing my real feelings about whatever triggered my emotional upheaval. (Back in the days when I still had monthly periods, Violet Curls was also a great tonic for acute episodes of PMS.)
Another situation where Violet Curls’ power to clear out emotional congestion is a great balm is during a Healing Crisis — those periods of time when you are actively working on some long-standing issue or blockage through essences and other healing tools.
Often part of the process is to bring up buried emotions that contribute to holding onto the unwanted pattern, and when those emotions are strong ones and from long ago, looking at them is sometimes painful or tumultuous. Yet pushing them back down through alcohol, binge shopping, or other addictions only delays the desired change.
When the emotions are up and in your face to the point where your energy body feels soggy, a tonic of Violet Curls in a glass of water helps speed the release and clearing of those feelings. A long soak in a tub into which you’ve stirred a couple of dropperfuls of the essence stock is another quick yet deep-acting relief.
The Desert Alchemy literature doesn’t focus on the long-term effects of this remedy, just its usefulness in a healing process. Myself, I’ve never actually taken Violet Curls in an essence mixture except for a day or two during an intense healing period, so I don’t know what it would do if I took it for a month or so. Maybe I’d be so healed of my emotionality, I would just waft off the planet into eternal bliss.
Or maybe not — maybe it would just be business as usual, continuing to work on myself year in and year out. But as a long-term essence user, my experience with repeating the same essence on a periodic basis whenever the acute need arises is that over time you get smarter, the same as you would if you took a needed essence in a more systematic way. The length of time you take an essence is in some ways not as important as its appropriate selection — though taking it correctly for a sufficient amount of time is probably the right idea.
Readers, how about you? Do you ever have emotional hangovers, and what do you do for them? Tell us about it in the comment section by scrolling down a screen or two.
Chronic Emotional Hangovers and What You Can Do to Help Them:
- Cancerians, Memory and Emotion
- The Moon Signs and their Emotional Habits
More Posts about the Element Water:
- Get to Know the Water in your Chart–a Wetting Reception
- Ways to Use Water to Heal Yourself and Others
- Much, Much More about your Watery Signs, Planets, and Houses!
- Our Precious Water Supply and How We Can Preserve It
Articles about Essences on Skywriter:
- Flower Essences for Difficult Patterns of Water and Air Signs
- Flower Essences for Difficult Patterns of the Fire and Earth Signs
- http://chrisflisher.com/radio_000.htm. (Donna’s podcast on essences)
- In a Crisis? Rescue Remedy Can Help You through It
- Hope for Those in the Dark Night of the Soul
- Uranus in Aries & Flower Essences–8 Years of Significant Change Ahead
- Relocating under Fire? Help from Astrology and Essences
- Common Issues of Pluto and Saturn—and Flower Essences that Help
- Space Clearing, Flower Essences, and the Art of Sacred Space
- Saturn Remedies–Flower Essences for Overcoming Fear and Worry
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ivory Phoenix is the nom de plume of someone who for the past twenty years has been a devout user of vibrational healing tools like flower remedies, homeopathy, Reiki, and light work, and who, despite all that, has yet to reach perfection. Go figure.
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