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Red Clover: Doing New Things with Confidence

Posted by admin on Sep 12, 2009

©2009 by Sheryl Karas, Mama Love Products.com

The other day I asked my guidance for a flower essence that might help me with my tendency towards mood swings these days. You know, I’m like everybody else. I watch the news on television, look at what I think I might need to do to make it in today’s economy and think “oh, crap!”

I do alright as long as I keep focused on what I’m doing — I feel happy and engaged, in fact. But if I haven’t made enough sales or made enough appointments for our spiritual counseling and healing business at the end of the day… well, like I said, I’m like anyone else. Sometimes it’s hard to keep the fruit bats of doubt and fear at bay.

redcloverbfly-a2dSo I asked for help and the flower essence I was guided to was Red Clover. What a great choice! Red Clover was one of my very favorite flowers as a child. It’s also the state flower of Vermont. Very commonly found, it smells sweet and tastes wonderful. It makes a great medicinal tea and helps with a wide variety of health issues, including PMS-related mood swings.

As a flower essence, Red Clover is specific for helping people stay calm in the midst of mass hysteria and anxiety. It’s particularly applicable for times like the ones we’re living in, when the public’s emotions are stimulated by waves of negativity perpetuated by political game-playing, the news, actual crisis, and the infectious fear and confusion that gets passed from friend to friend, and within families. Red Clover helps cleanse the system so a person’s ability to hear their inner truth can come to the fore. I’ve been using it for several days now and my moodiness has improved.

BUT: I still have to muster up enough of a feeling of well-being to go out and do some things I’m not very confident about.  I add flower essences to mconfidentblkwm-a2dy Mama Love perfumes, and approaching new stores is what I need to do right now but… sigh! It’s never been one of my favorite activities even in great economic times. Sigh, again.

So my guidance suggested Corn, Larch and Zinnia. That’s for grounded self-confidence imbued with a sense of fun. Oh! Add Red Clover to that, substitute Larkspur (for cultivating an enthusiastic, in-charge attitude in the face of challenge) and Chaste Tree (for ease in handling change) for the Larch and that’s the list of essences I add to my Doing New Things with Confidence perfume!

Duh! Why didn’t I think of that? I’ll tell you why — I thought I needed something “stronger.” Ha-ha. But, truthfully, that formula is strong enough! It’s THE one I use most often in situations where I need to stay focused yet relaxed in situations where I feel less than confident or familiar. And that’s what a lot of us need right now: to have a positive go-to attitude in the face of change and unfamiliarity.

Note: See more of Sheryl’s articles in Vibration here: Flower Essences For Caregivers and here: Manifesting Life Purpose–The Dilemma Of Wild Oat.

ABOUT SHERYL KARAS: She has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and has explored a wide variety of healing techniques including Flower Essence Therapy, aromatherapy, herbal medicine and Master Level Reiki. She uses everything she knows in the creation of her healing perfume oils. You can buy some through her online shops at Mama Love Products.com, through Etsy, or the brick and mortar stores that carry her perfumes.

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Yes,it is fantastic for bringing calm and peace. I made an Essence at Avebury Stone Circle and the bottle was framed by 4 red clover flowers on the leyline. This was just after 911 and the message was all about bringing peace to the masses. It is a wonderful plant, and of course herbally it is fantastic for fertility.

September 12th, 2009 | 12:11 pm

Wonderful article, and the essences will be perfect for an upcoming vacation with challenging aspects. Thank you!

September 12th, 2009 | 8:34 pm