I made mention before of my plans to make an emotionally expansive “elixir” with dandelions, and at last I’ve done it! But first, some back story.
This elixir is actually for a friend. A while back I was doing a reiki with her in my living room, and received intuitive guidance to make an elixir of dandelion blossoms and carnelian in white wine, to facilitate emotional opening and energy flow. (This sort of thing happens pretty often these days–ever since I got my second reiki attunement just over a year ago.)
Of course this was before dandelion time, so we had to wait, but at last, on Friday, the weather was balmy and sweet, the sun was radiant, and the dandelions looked like this:
Time to harvest. So I selected an appropriate basket, and placed my polished carnelian stone in it, along with a tiny piece of azeztulite and a larger chunk of aragonite. I’m not sure why on these two–they just felt right.
It was so warm and delicious I was able to go barefoot (although I did have to tread carefully to avoid stepping on bees).
I knelt in the grass and harvested just enough blossoms for a pint jar–choosing the most exuberant blossoms.
Ever look at a dandelion really close up? It’s pretty incredible.
After choosing my blossoms, I took them inside and put them in my jar with the piece of carnelian and the piece of azeztulite. The aragonite will sit on the lid of the jar–again, going with what feels right (So very unscientific! Shame on me!). I put the jar out in the sun, just for a few hours, so my elixir could soak up more sun energy.
And now it sits out of the light indoors, and I will strain it at the full moon, rebottle it, and give it to my friend. I might mix it with honey, if that seems appropriate, but I’m not sure yet. Something like this is meant to be taken in small amounts over a long period of time, more like a flower essence or a homeopathic remedy. Because it’s in wine, and not a high proof alcohol, she’ll have to keep it refrigerated–I’m not sure how well it would keep otherwise.
Periodically over the next few days I will give my mixture reiki and shake it gently. By the end, if all is well, it will be a highly charged little potion.
I’m often astounded at how profoundly such things can work on the emotions and spirit–and, through them, on the physical body as well. It’s amazing what the earth can provide, what the universe can provide, when we are willing to listen and act on what we hear.
Y’all can call me crazy if you want to . . . I’m used to it.