As yet another “holiday” approaches, we find ourselves celebrating our independence and freedom. Many of us are ghastly aware that these “freedoms” come at an extreme cost to our fellow humans and certainly to our planet. This 4th of July I am going to do what a lot of people are doing. I’ll gather with friends around a bonfire, play guitar, eat too much, and enjoy the privileges so few of us have.
Along with these time honored American traditions, I will also give offerings and thanks to the land that colonists violently took from those that had called this majestic place home. Our “freedom” is muddled with genocide, slavery, rape, clear cutting, mining, and built on hope, dreams, liberty, and freedom. We can no longer choose to remember the illusion of independence, but accept the reality of the actual cost of our being “Americans.”
I don’t say this to make you feel guilty. I say this to make you aware that in accepting the truth, you can change the future; only when you know where you came from can you be guided where you want to be.
The flowers in this blend were chosen to represent the red, white, and blue of the American flag.
Red signifies hardiness & valor
White signifies purity and innocence
Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice
Red- Roses: helps open your heart to love and compassion for all beings
White- Shasta Daisy: assists you to experience the purity and sweetness of life
Blue- Vervain: provides strength in advocating for justice for all
Either make a delicious sun tea out of 1-2 tbsp of each flower or add 1-2 drops of each essential oil (or absolute) in 1 ounce of carrier oil and anoint yourself daily.
Thank you for spreading peace and love throughout the world.
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