July Flowers - Delphinium, Waterlily, Honeysuckle



July Flowers 
Let’s talk flowers and nature Delphiniums, Waterlillies, and Honeysuckle are July flowers. We are continuing down our path learning about Floriography and Bach flower remedies, why? What does learning about flowers have to do with spirituality? Nature is where we come from, what we connect too for grounding and centering. Many of our ideas come from nature. Nature is nurturing and beautiful, it is the place to find our spirit and to express our spirit. This show is about appreciating nature and hopefully you will be inspired to grow a garden or keep nurturing your garden.

Delphinium - Larkspur  is a genus of about 300 species. The Delphinium derives from the ancient Greek word  which means dolphin - a name meant for Larkspur - the plant received this name because the flower or plant shape looks similar to a dolphins shape. 

The flowers are shades of white, pink, purple and blue

All members of the Delphinium species are toxic to humans and livestock. Use gloves while gardening. Do not eat this plant.

Delphinium attracts butterflies and bees :) 


Larkspur is found in rocky places high in the mountains of Washingtons and Oregon. It flowers in July and August. I saw it growing in Colorado when I lived there. 


Delphinium symbolizes cheerfulness and goodwill, as well as a protective plant. Delphiniums are used to communicate encouragement  and joy, as well as remembering loved ones who have passed. Delphiniums are also the official birth flower for July. 


July Bouquet -

Delphinium - Opportunity

Gladiola - Preparation

Foxglove - Determination

Cherry Blossom - Peace  




Water Lily 


Lotus

The Nymphaea water lilies perfectly symbolize innocence, purity, fertility, pleasure, celebration, hope, rebirth, wellness and peace. All ancient cultures around the world have associated the while lillies with gods, goddesses and spirituality.


red lilies are a representation of passion and love, white Lilies connote peace and purity, and purple Lilies represent power. However, the water lily they respect the most is the pink lily, as it represents knowledge. - Google


While doing research for Lucy Prophet III, I found a Place call Kew Garden,London, England.  Kew Garden there is The Water Lily house. The Waterlily house was completed in 1852. Of course it houses waterlillies from all over the world including a waterlily that was leaves big and stable enough for a child to sit on. These waterlilies are from Bolivia and discovered in 1801, they wee named Victoria Amazonia in honor of Queen Victoria.  The waterlilies leaf inspired Joseph Paxton, the architect for his design of the Crystal Palace dfor the Great Exhibition of 1851. 

https://www.kew.org/kew-gardens/whats-in-the-gardens/waterlily-house 


Bach Flower - Honeysuckle - Honey Suckle touches on the capacity for change an ability to establish links.In the negative honeysuckle state, the connection with the present is poor. 


Honeysuckle can assist us with letting go of the past and bringing us into the present. Giving us the ability to establish a good flexible foundation for ourselves. The ability to see change as a positive. 


This is the remedy to remove from the mind the regrets and sorrows of the past, to counteract all influences, all wishes, and desires of the past and to bring us to the present. - Dr. Bach


In the transformed Honeysuckle state one has a living connection to one’s past, learning from it, but not clinging to it unnecessarily. 

Historians, Archeologists, psychologists etc are In a healthy Honeysuckle state. 





Honeysuckle key symptoms - 


Constantly referring to the past in one’s mind and in conversation with others

Glorifies the past, expecting it to return.

Wistfully thinks back to the good old days 

Cannot get over the loss of a person one loved (parent, child, spouse)

Recollections of childhood are unussually poor. 

Cannot forget  a certain event in the past

homesickness

unfulfilled dreams

longs to begin again


Potential following transformation

Understands the past and is living in the present

learned from past experiences, no clinging

able to preserve what was beautiful in the past for the present

Able to bring the past to life as a writer, historian, archeologist etc


Supportive measure - Be Present


Positive Statements for Practice 

Life is happening now

Every day is new and exciting

I am identifying myself with present tasks. 



Have a wonderful week! Keep your heart open and aligned with the energy of LOVE!


Auriel Grace


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