Updated: Feb 1
For cultivating hope and lifting despair A potion of spring medicine that helps us to cultivate hope when we need a path out of grief or despair, crafted on the spring equinox to call in balance as we again learn to walk forward in our lives.
This potion, for hope, was by far the most difficult potion that I have ever created. To do the magic and create the formulas I need to truly understand what it is to feel hope and there is no way to learn about hope without first feeling hopelessness, despair, a complete lack of hope, and that is one of the most difficult conditions that most of us can find ourselves in and our way out of. The plants are ones with ancient magical uses, ones that generate heat, that break through ice, and concrete, medicines of clarity and insight, ones that bring a touch of sweetness and light back from the winter darkness and the cold darkness that can inhabit our spirits.
Snowdrop blossoms (Galanthus nivalis) give a mind clearing boost, as they warm their way through the snow, this beautiful medicine helps us clear away the frozen parts of our selves. Snowdrop, sometimes referred to as moly, is the plant allegedly used by Odysseus to clear his mind from enchantment in that ancient Greek narrative. White Wild Rose (Rosa spp) brings heart opening, clearing and love strengthening vibrations which help us to find our boundaries that helps us feel the growth of new hope. It is a white rose that the Fool holds in the Rider-Waite tarot deck as they begin their sacred journey. Sweetgrass (Hierochloe odorata) calls in healing and positivity as she cleanses us and reminds up of connection to others. Primarily used by Indigenous communities as a smudge, a dash of this sacred medicine, grown in my garden, brings wellness and light to the potion. Swamp Lantern root (Lysichiton americanus) blooms in the mud, bringing beauty to what might otherwise hold us down and warmth to the darkness as this medicine builds heat to melt through the frozen. Dandelion blossoms (Taraxacum officinale) bring a tenacious determination to bloom no matter how hard things are or how alone we feel combined with a deep cleansing energy.
Cherry blossoms (Prunus spp) bring magic of renewal and a reminder of the impermanence of things as they heal our hearts.
Maple (Acer spp) syrup brings a touch of sweetness and magic of the maple tree to bring gentleness, clear sadness and remind us of the possibility of abundance.
Infused with flourite and clear quartz crystal gemstones for vibrations to bring clarity and calming of mind, heart and spirit. Eagle spirit is called through song and incantation during spring equinox ritual for their clear sight and high soaring to lifting our hopes and prayers.
Contains: grain alcohol, vodka, spring water, snowdrop blossoms, white wild rose petals, swamp lantern root, dandelion blossoms, sweetgrass, cherry blossoms, maple syrup 1 oz