FES_Header-revised-logo2.jpg

Gorse: A Remedy For Hopelessness

Feb 20, 2017

gorse_ss.jpg

 

Gorse (Ulex europaeus) is a remarkable plant. While it comes to its fullest bloom in early spring, it is capable of unfolding its radiant yellow blossoms even in the depths of winter’s gloom. This strong and resilient quality is reflected in its sun-bright color, and also its structure; featuring sharp, thorn-like spines growing amidst its branches right into the flowering region. A member of the legume/ Fabaceae family, Gorse has bi-lateral “pea shaped” blossoms, and tenacious roots. Like other legumes, Gorse helps catalyze nitrogen from the upper atmosphere – with a special ability to bring fertility and vitality to otherwise isolated and barren places where other vegetation cannot flourish.

These penetrating, fierce qualities of Gorse help us understand why it is a remedy for hopelessness. As Dr. Bach wrote: “Gorse is for those who have suffered much and whose courage, as it were, has failed. ... People who need Gorse are generally sallow and rather darkish in complexion, often with dark lines beneath the eyes. They look as though they needed more sunshine in their lives to drive away the clouds.”

Flower essence practitioner Ken Cohen reported a typical case to the Flower Essence Society, “A friend had a severe case of cancer. Within several days of taking Gorse essence, all feelings of hopelessness were eliminated.”

Gorse is certainly one of the very important flower essences for our times, when many are beset with seemingly overwhelming odds. This can include those who have received or are currently suffering a devastating medical diagnosis, or otherwise besieged with personal tragedy and loss. Gorse is closely related to its botanical cousin, Scotch Broom. However, Gorse is used for profound personal states of despair or feelings of self-defeat. By contrast, Scotch Broom is indicated for feelings of pessimism and depression regarding one larger matrix identity of community, nation, or a world-wide situation. Both flower essences can certainly also be used together.

The affirmation by Patricia Kaminski captures the healing dynamics of the Gorse flower essence:

I trust in a Higher Providence.
I remain hopeful despite tragedy or difficulty.
I have Faith in the right working of Destiny.
This tenacity gives roots to my Soul.

To discover more about Gorse flower essence see:
http://store.fesflowers.com/gorse.html




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

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

Tag Cloud

leadershiphumanityHornbeamYerba Santaself-healingtoddlerhuman habitationreceptiveearth elementmaturationresponsibilitymeditationheavy heartinner childSister Mercedes ReygadasLady's MantleLarchQuaking GrassEnglish ElmgenerosityintellectLosssensitiveessential oilsuprootinghealingGreen Rosefertilityfamily treeDelphiscatsVictor FrankelCalifornian Flowers for AnimalsreceptivityrelationshipmovingBlack-Eyed-SusanLily Plant FamilySageGreen Cross GentiantragedySelf-Heal CremeCarpinus betulashoulderdeathinner strengthwater elementinjurybelonggroup harmonyCassiopeMorning GlorylupineEpstein-Barr VirusTall Mountain LarkspurharmonyRudolf Steinerphenomena of unseen realmspeer pressurelethargyLiliaceaelightemotional responsibilityCalendulablack cohoshspiritual openingdogsEdward BachJulian BarnardFESagapemental claritybruisesbalancingEnduringadjusting to someone newpractitionerslove of mankindalchemyselflessnessPTSDinnocencepressuresolar plexusuprightnessElmHoly ChilddisconnectJapanvitalityphysicalityitchinghumilityindividuationapathetichuman communityanimal spiritualityalternative remediesdivorceenthusiasminspiringconfidenceCayenneChamomileadoptionselflessDr. Laura CutulloForget-Me-NotCalmFlourish FormulaBoundariesWhite Globe LilyhopeBlackberryfeartraumatic injurymoralityActiv-8encouragmentrotator cuffdepressionlife forceConnectCalifornia Wild RosecourageWisdomStress-LessshameFear of losing controlmodalitiesbroken heartheart forcenorth american flowersheartSpiritual perspectiveSynergyhidden aspects of consciousnessrestoreskinmother issuesGraceenergiesair elementbody clockstressMulleinwarmthancestrycommunityMariposa Lilyvulnerabilityspiritual guidanceFairy Lanternbirth traumaSensitivityHound's Tonguecoughself-preservationrevitalizationwakefulnessMind-FullAspenrashshockArnica AllayMagicArnicarecoveryhyper-vigilanceMustardMagenta Self-HealerSt John's WortProtectionthoughtsFireweedgroundingflower essencesholistic veterinarianlegendLotusnursesdreamsimaginationserviceLemonpossessiveattention to tasksupliftmentDespairFatherearth-embraceLarkspurfaithButtercupSt. John't WortFloraFusionsself-esteemearthquakesFlower Essence SocietyCherry Plumideasdewdropsshieldempowereddark night of the soulTansywillspiritual sensitivityearthtraumaoverwhelmowning painmoisturizerenergymuscle painGoldenrodalignmentBenediction Oilblue bonnetpsychic shielddisaster reliefkneeprofessional classHerb ShopVioletCalifornia ValerianpurposefulstagnationSpiritual connectionpainCalochortus albusnitrogenregenerateSt. John's Shieldempathyauthentic sourcenativerelationshipstensionYarrow Environmental SolutionanchoringHollyfailurerespiratoryOilTerrAnointscompassionexpectationGrounding GreencatalystBaby Blue EyesopenDune Primrosegriefself identityactiontrustanimal psychologywinter balmTerrAnointstimulatingOrlando nightclub shootingPopulus tremulaSunflowerYarrowcare-giversviolent conductKinder GardenmanifestationBorageFather relationshiptruthShynessworld eventsSweet PeaFear-LessDivine MothersluggishRed Cloveraccepting feelings of pain and uncertaintyMadonnaattacksresolutionsherbal oilinner lightmothering issuesEnvironmentdespondencyparamagneticincreasing amplitudeachesconsciencesleep disordersDr. Edward BachTranquilitycreativityaggressiveintentionvoices of our ancestorsSelf-Healnursehealing forcenerve-senseDelphiniumhomeinertiaprimordial femenineintegrationhonestyHawthornRootsselfishnesshardeningearthingprocrastinationactive engagementAll Soul'slazychallengeeczemashinglesSweet ChestnutanxietyLongwood, FLShooting StarCathryn SmithPost-Trauma StabilizerJoshua TreeMugwort Moon Magicincarnationenergizingpanic


Archive