FES_Header-revised-logo2.jpg

Bleeding Hearts: Mending Broken Hearts

Apr 27, 2017

 

Our beautiful native Bleeding Heart (Dicentra formosa) is blooming now at Terra Flora. Ever enchanting, we behold her soft fern-like luscious leaves, adorned with arching pink hearts gently bowing earthward. The elemental signature of this flower is so impressive. Bleeding Heart prefers moist cool conditions (an abundant blessing here in Northern California this spring!), and filtered sunlight or moderately shady conditions.

Thus we can understand the curative, “cooling” power of Bleeding Heart flower essence for so many inflamed conditions of the emotional heart. This gentle flower teaches us how to contain heart forces that grasp outward for connections that are no longer viable or functional. The essential healing gesture is not one of closing down the heart forces, but rather consolidating them so that the true identity of the Core Self is honored. In this movement of the heart, we can also note a gentle surrender, a bowing and a release, like the flowers that bend earthward.

The great playwright, Shakespeare, has Mark Antony speak to Cupid: “Come, then; for with a wound I must be cured.” These wise words characterize the Bleeding Heart condition. For it is typical on the soul journey that the wounding to the heart – the death of a loved one or pet, the longing for affection and recognition seemingly denied; or outright abandonment or rejection from another – is the very pathway by which the heart learns the balancing point between embrace and containment. Just as the healthy physical heart lives in the pulsation of systole and diastole; so also the emotional heart must learn expansion and contraction in its relationship with others.

Dr. Laura Cutullo, a veterinarian practicing in Milan, Italy reports that Bleeding Heart is a major remedy in her practice. “Heartbreak for our pet companions is very great, and yet we often feel ashamed – that such feelings shouldn’t be so significant. Bleeding Heart flower essence helps us to acknowledge our grief in a healthy way. and by so doing, help the heart to mend. It can be used for the client who has lost a pet and as well for the pet who has lost its human companion.”

Bleeding Heart is also a key component of Sacred Heart, a blend of several flower essences that bolster social connection and heart consciousness.. Dr. Julia Tsuei, who worked in conjunction with the Red Cross to support both victims and relief workers following the massive Sichuan earthquake in China, characterized Sacred Heart formula in the following way: “So often the heart forces have closed down completely during such times of great loss and upheaval. A numbness sets in which makes life feel mechanical and without meaning. The heart has to take a risk again to feel love, yet knowing that loss is there too.”

To find out more about Bleeding Heart flower essence and Sacred heart formula see:
http://store.fesflowers.com/bleeding-heart-1-oz.html
http://store.fesflowers.com/sacred-heart-1-oz-dosage-spray-…



Category:

Patricia Kaminski

For Patricia's Bio click here.


Please add a comment

You must be logged in to leave a reply. Login »

Please add a comment

You must be logged in to leave a reply. Login »

Category List


Tag List

humanity (1)
Tall Mountain Larkspur (1)
Oil (1)
lazy (1)
Boundaries (1)
Herb Shop (1)
Borage (2)
depression (7)
responsibility (3)
incarnation (1)
fear (2)
Cassiope (2)
human habitation (1)
relationship (1)
Cathryn Smith (1)
Carpinus betula (1)
Fear of losing control (1)
energies (2)
anchoring (2)
leadership (3)
courage (6)
trust (1)
honesty (2)
enthusiasm (1)
Fear-Less (1)
Calendula (1)
shield (1)
conscience (1)
pain (6)
sensitive (1)
community (2)
empowered (1)
self-healing (1)
manifestation (1)
nerve-sense (1)
Blackberry (1)
inner strength (1)
peer pressure (1)
expectation (1)
Red Clover (1)
selflessness (1)
generosity (1)
catalyst (1)
open (1)
Wisdom (1)
fertility (2)
Populus tremula (1)
Sunflower (1)
active engagement (1)
vitality (1)
hardening (1)
Orlando nightclub shooting (1)
group harmony (1)
creativity (2)
Spiritual perspective (1)
imagination (1)
St. John't Wort (1)
warmth (4)
Larch (1)
English Elm (1)
water element (2)
Hawthorn (1)
divorce (1)
Kinder Garden (1)
Longwood, FL (1)
action (2)
humility (1)
paramagnetic (1)
overwhelm (3)
moisturizer (1)
lethargy (1)
Elm (2)
traumatic injury (2)
dreams (2)
encouragment (1)
accepting feelings of pain and uncertainty (1)
TerrAnoints (1)
meditation (3)
Mustard (1)
adjusting to someone new (1)
Lily Plant Family (1)
Spiritual connection (1)
energy (1)
Lady's Mantle (2)
wakefulness (1)
selfishness (1)
hope (1)
anxiety (2)
adoption (1)
Violet (2)
ancestry (1)
rotator cuff (1)
earth (2)
mother issues (1)
Tranquility (1)
Enduring (1)
Goldenrod (1)
Green Rose (1)
Sweet Pea (1)
thoughts (1)
Baby Blue Eyes (1)
phenomena of unseen realms (1)
Arnica Allay (1)
California Wild Rose (1)
skin (2)
grief (6)
Calochortus albus (1)
Liliaceae (1)
Yarrow (1)
Epstein-Barr Virus (1)
mothering issues (1)
Madonna (1)
Buttercup (2)
authentic source (1)
Hornbeam (1)
trauma (4)
integration (1)
balancing (1)
herbal oil (1)
winter balm (1)
knee (1)
Tansy (1)
healing (3)
Shyness (1)
inertia (2)
Environment (1)
violent conduct (1)
holistic veterinarian (1)
earth element (1)
native (1)
Delphis (1)
cats (1)
physicality (1)
nitrogen (2)
Connect (1)
Chamomile (2)
Divine Mother (1)
Benediction Oil (2)
practitioners (1)
air element (2)
Mariposa Lily (1)
Mind-Full (2)
voices of our ancestors (1)
Holly (2)
belong (1)
sluggish (1)
sleep disorders (1)
bruises (1)
receptive (1)
spiritual guidance (1)
toddler (1)
apathetic (1)
inspiring (1)
Magic (1)
stagnation (1)
life force (1)
death (2)
will (3)
disaster relief (1)
heart force (1)
shock (1)
home (1)
Mullein (2)
panic (1)
Despair (3)
White Globe Lily (1)
Fireweed (1)
Sage (1)
St John's Wort (1)
failure (1)
self identity (1)
Japan (1)
Sweet Chestnut (1)
lupine (1)
Mugwort Moon Magic (1)
disconnect (1)
pressure (1)
Hound's Tongue (1)
Dune Primrose (1)
shingles (1)
intention (2)
agape (1)
Cherry Plum (2)
flower essences (11)
attention to tasks (1)
blue bonnet (1)
human community (1)
shame (2)
TerrAnoint (3)
hyper-vigilance (1)
Joshua Tree (1)
resolutions (1)
attacks (1)
tension (2)
maturation (1)
Post-Trauma Stabilizer (2)
Quaking Grass (2)
grounding (2)
alignment (1)
Black-Eyed-Susan (1)
body clock (1)
uprooting (1)
Arnica (3)
earthquakes (1)
stress (3)
professional class (1)
tragedy (1)
possessive (1)
muscle pain (1)
Grace (1)
St. John's Shield (2)
black cohosh (2)
earth-embrace (1)
solar plexus (1)
Green Cross Gentian (1)
self-preservation (1)
nurses (1)
respiratory (1)
stimulating (1)
Julian Barnard (1)
confidence (3)
Stress-Less (2)
selfless (1)
FloraFusions (1)
aggressive (1)
Self-Heal (2)
spiritual sensitivity (2)
dewdrops (1)
hidden aspects of consciousness (1)
regenerate (1)
shoulder (1)
north american flowers (1)
itching (1)
injury (3)
Morning Glory (1)
Sister Mercedes Reygadas (1)
California Valerian (1)
procrastination (2)
owning pain (1)
receptivity (2)
upliftment (1)
essential oils (1)
psychic shield (1)
birth trauma (1)
restore (1)
broken heart (1)
Delphinium (1)
Roots (2)
Aspen (1)
dark night of the soul (1)
nurse (1)
aches (1)
innocence (1)
legend (1)
purposeful (1)
Yerba Santa (1)
truth (1)
morality (1)
animal psychology (1)
Rudolf Steiner (1)
Cayenne (1)
service (1)
Synergy (1)
Loss (4)
spiritual opening (1)
faith (2)
uprightness (1)
moving (1)
empathy (1)
self-esteem (2)
eczema (1)
heart (4)
Forget-Me-Not (2)
Lemon (1)
dogs (1)
inner child (1)
revitalization (1)
world events (1)
primordial femenine (1)
compassion (3)
Father relationship (1)
Victor Frankel (1)
inner light (1)
light (6)
Holy Child (1)
earthing (1)
heavy heart (1)
Lotus (1)
Californian Flowers for Animals (1)
Grounding Green (1)
family tree (1)
Dr. Edward Bach (1)
Sensitivity (3)
Flourish Formula (1)
modalities (1)
recovery (1)
Dr. Laura Cutullo (1)
despondency (1)
emotional responsibility (1)
Larkspur (1)
intellect (1)
Fairy Lantern (1)
Calm (1)
mental clarity (1)
love of mankind (1)
vulnerability (2)
harmony (1)
cough (1)
Father (1)
animal spirituality (1)
Self-Heal Creme (4)
rash (1)
Activ-8 (2)
FES (2)
Shooting Star (2)
Yarrow Environmental Solution (1)
healing force (1)
relationships (4)
Magenta Self-Healer (1)
energizing (1)
alchemy (1)
challenge (1)
All Soul's (1)
individuation (1)
ideas (1)
Protection (3)
alternative remedies (1)
Flower Essence Society (1)
increasing amplitude (1)
PTSD (1)
Edward Bach (1)
care-givers (1)

Tag Cloud

injuryowning painYerba Santafamily treeSpiritual connectionhuman communityCalendulaHawthorngroup harmonyselflessintegrationGrounding GreenhumanityEdward Bachviolent conductArnicaworld eventsmoralitythoughtschallengecreativityCathryn Smithearth-embraceSweet PeaHerb ShopVioletessential oilsphenomena of unseen realmsmuscle painimaginationLemoncommunitywarmthLossSister Mercedes ReygadasfearshockpressureWisdomgriefauthentic sourcerestorehonestydreamsAll Soul'sSpiritual perspectiveprimordial femenineearthquakesGreen Cross GentianpossessiveVictor FrankelTerrAnointadoptionserviceArnica AllayrelationshipscoughbelongpanicSt John's WortresolutionsMagenta Self-HealerEpstein-Barr VirusFESfailurebirth traumaheart forcePopulus tremulainner strengthself-preservationHornbeamaccepting feelings of pain and uncertaintySynergyinspiringActiv-8conscienceaggressiveJapanhealingMagicherbal oiltoddlerself identityharmonynerve-sensetraumatic injuryShynessattention to tasksMadonnasolar plexusancestryfertilityreceptivitydivorceFather relationshiprashhopeflower essencesCassiopeparamagneticForget-Me-NotPost-Trauma Stabilizerself-healingstressanimal psychologyFairy LanternElmDelphisSt. John't Wortair elementMulleinblack cohoshdeathenthusiasmCalifornian Flowers for Animalswinter balmheavy heartdespondencyTranquilitycatalystmothering issuesphysicalityshoulderLiliaceaeMind-FullProtectionanimal spiritualityEnglish Elmstagnationdisaster reliefshinglesreceptiveCalmFireweedMustardintentionEnduringmeditationDr. Laura CutulloheartcourageWhite Globe LilyFear-LesstragedyBlackberryBenediction Oilactive engagementhumilityButtercupshieldFlourish FormulaDr. Edward BachGraceSunflowerCalifornia Wild RosemodalitiesHollyenergiesalternative remediesDune Primrosepurposefulvoices of our ancestorsvulnerabilityenergizingprofessional classJoshua TreeapathetictraumaLongwood, FLitchingselflessnessdark night of the soulshamenursehuman habitationadjusting to someone newSageinner childanxietyDespairLily Plant FamilySweet ChestnutOilStress-Lesslupinemental clarityoverwhelmnursesincreasing amplitudeSelf-Healnorth american flowerssluggishmaturationhealing forceearthingindividuationcare-giversTerrAnointsLarkspurexpectationFear of losing controlbody clockDelphiniumSt. John's Shieldintellectinner lightTansyrecoverysleep disordersempathyHoly ChildleadershipChamomileBorageholistic veterinarianhidden aspects of consciousnesstensionpeer pressurerevitalizationpractitionersbruisesstimulatingvitalitywillkneeFlower Essence Societyemotional responsibilityBlack-Eyed-SusanHound's Tonguebalancingrotator cuffTall Mountain LarkspurLotuslightideaspsychic shieldempoweredblue bonnetprocrastinationmovingspiritual openingYarrowMariposa LilyachesregeneratealignmentalchemyincarnationKinder GardenlegendattacksmoisturizerAspeninertiaactionCalifornia ValerianLarchMorning Glorylife forceFloraFusionsBoundariesConnectnativepainYarrow Environmental SolutionCayennerelationshipuprightnessinnocenceBaby Blue EyesmanifestationPTSDenergyCarpinus betulaRudolf SteinerSelf-Heal CremeearthEnvironmentconfidenceuprootingtruthencouragmentnitrogenShooting Stardewdropsearth elementlove of mankindwakefulnesslazydepressionbroken hearttrustupliftmentOrlando nightclub shootingagapedogsspiritual guidanceDivine Motherhyper-vigilanceCalochortus albuswater elementfaithLady's MantleMugwort Moon Magicgroundingcatshardeningself-esteemRootsrespiratoryGreen Rosespiritual sensitivitysensitiveanchoringmother issuesdisconnectQuaking GrassGoldenrodselfishnesscompassiongenerosityeczemaskinopenresponsibilityhomeSensitivityCherry PlumJulian BarnardlethargyRed CloverFather


Archive