Do you find yourself mindlessly rushing around to achieve satisfaction? Shoveling food in your mouth, scrolling on your phone, mindlessly completing tasks that don’t get you results, and USPS packages piling up on your porch. There is an intense pressure to “get something”. It could be as big as success in your work or as small as finding the perfect new mop that will make you actually want to clean your floors. It’s that pressure though that keeps you from actually enjoying your life as it is and standing in gratitude for all that you have.
Prickly Pear Essence focuses your presence on what is is true and purposeful in life. You are not your body. You do not die. You cannot feed your spirit with things of this world. All that you need is accessible to you, and any emptiness or shatteredness you feel can be exchanged for wholeness. Not through worldly means though. No thing, No food, No achievement can bring you what you seek. Prickly pear helps you to break patterns of trying to use means of the world to heal your spirit.
Often what is needed first to heal your spirit is an acceptance of your inherent worthiness. That despite any wrong doings, embarrassing acts, or pains you have caused others in the past that you are infinitely worthy of love. There is an act of self forgiveness that must occur before being fully open to receiving in your life, prickly pear facilitates this acceptance of your innate value.
The day this essence was made, I trekked through the summer woods and was plagued with thoughts of a snake. An usual thought for me. This particular patch of Prickly pear was growing out of a large round hay bale. So when I reached in for the flower to make the essence I almost didn’t see the black snake coiled around the cactus. Snake medicine thus became part of this essence. That of transformation, feminine power, and the revelation of truth from your own inner depths.
Qualities: Accepting your infinite worthiness, self forgiveness, ending patterns of using worldly means to unsuccessfully satisfy your spirit.