Excerpt from The Sacred Healing Alchemy of Flowers: Book 1 of the Sacred Nourishment Series: Working with Nature to Restore our Divine Blueprint and Optimize our Well-being [Copyright. All Rights Reserved]
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Another flower in the Mint Family that can offer great blessings is hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis). Hyssop shares a resonance that can enhance our stamina and help us release unhelpful thoughts and deeply-rooted feelings associated with guilt and regret. Often, we hold on to the destructive energies associated with feelings of regret and fail to realize their value in our development: when we truly feel regretful, the value of the uncomfortable sensation is that it can help ensure we do not repeat a similar mistake. Once we recognize the lesson, we can release any lingering, unsupportive aspects. This release is vital to our development. Hyssop can also help us eclipse confusing thoughts, bringing clarity to our communication, both external as well as internal. With the help of hyssop, as we flow more in tune with divine accord, life expresses through us more naturally, and regenerative and empowering forces are more readily available. A sense of renewed internal strength and peace can follow.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. – Psalm 51:7
Releasing regret can enrich our connections with others. When we hold on to patterns of regret, including those that are deeply rooted and perhaps beyond our everyday awareness, or feelings of shame that result from our belief that others are judging us, it can create internal disharmony as well as a gap between us and others. Hyssop can help restore harmony within and without and reestablish satisfying interactions and relationships. Hyssop can further help recalibrate our verbal resonance so we heal through the words we speak. These are just some of the gifts imparted by this magnificent plant.
Mastery tips: Just as we are responsible for our own feelings, others are responsible for theirs. Although we may understand the value of feelings of regret and are able to forgive ourselves, that does not necessarily mean others will immediately feel the same. Honoring the sovereignty we all have over our own feelings and individual journeys remains important. Further, the benefits of hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) as an herbal tea are worth noting: researchers have found multiple anti-viral compounds that also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and the phytonutrient-rich blossoms are edible. The species name officinalis traditionally signified plants that were used medicinally.
For more information, including the healing properties of over 70 different flowers, please see The Sacred Healing Alchemy of Flowers: Book 1 in the Sacred Nourishment Series: Working with Nature to Restore our Divine Blueprint and Optimize our Well-being, available at most major booksellers.