Some time ago I started a series of songs that for me express the energy of a particular Australian Bush Flower Essence (you can read here about my song of choice for the first featured flower, Waratah).
There are many ways to learn all about the healing qualities of a flower, and I believe one of those ways is through music. Songs can move you to glean your own private message by way of their unique combination of music and lyrics, and given their often poetic nature, can potentially ‘speak’ to the inner, wiser part of yourself – a connection very necessary for real healing.
So why do I believe ‘Crucify’ by Tori Amos is a good audio representation of the Southern Cross flower essence?
For me, this song embodies the emotions and perspective of someone who is used to carrying the ‘victim card’ but is growing tired of it (and we can all experience these feelings at some time in our life). It speaks of how you can end up feeling when you develop a perspective that things in life happen to you, or that you have no voice, or you can’t do anything to change things.
Yes, ‘bad’ things do happen sometimes. And yes, sometimes it seems like they only happen to us (and definitely not for us). But the reality is that this perspective only exists when we look at things from our small / egoic / limited / human perspective. In order to gain the upper hand in this battle with our mind, we need to consider that everything that happens may be necessary; is almost certainly interlinked with everything that ever happened or will happen; and is definitely only understandable from a Higher perspective. And in fact, we often won’t ever be privy to this Higher perspective while in this form here on Earth; even though we do need to learn to trust our Higher Self who does indeed possess this perspective and can guide us with complete wisdom and surety as a result.
This is why I love flower essences so much; often the only way forward is to dissolve the way you are seeing and therefore thinking about the world. In turn, this can help you create different resulting emotions. Southern Cross is just that flower to help you become aware of the power you do possess, even when you don’t feel like you do.
I encourage you to listen to this song as many times as you feel you want or need to – you might even want to bookmark and revisit this post when you feel drawn. You could also try listening with your eyes open and watching the video, then listen again with your eyes closed to compare its effects on you.
1. Listen without expectation.
2. Set a personal intention to be open to receiving your own personal message from the flower.
3. If you have a bottle of Southern Cross, you could even take a dose of it while listening to expand its impact within you.
You might also want to check out the lyrics here.
Yours in flowering health,
© 2015 Clare Chapman T/As Baliena Flower Therapies, All Rights Reserved
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