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 broadcasting the significance of community is Queen Anne’s lace or wild carrot (Daucus carota of the Parsley Family). This plant is reportedly named after Queen Anne (Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland from 1702 to 1714) who decorated her hair with the lovely blossoms. The flowerheads of Queen Anne’s lace consist of constellations of flowers, promoting a banding together of kindred beings for a special purpose and a greater good. Examples could include cooperative neighborhoods that work together to form harmonious settlements, assemblages of people focused on ecological and sustainable crop-growing, cooperatives that provide education based in unity and compassion, and so forth—all for the shared and collective benefit of the Earth and her inhabitants.
The flowerheads of Queen Anne’s lace, once mature, curl upward to form cuplike, bird’s nest shapes, and indeed, communities that are established and operating harmoniously often graciously provide support to others, beyond even their original affiliation and purpose.
The perfect flowers of Queen Anne’s lace are comprised of many five-petaled, white florets gathered in the shape of an umbel, often with a single, purple floret in the center. For the individual, the special flowers of this biennial plant can noticeably strengthen our higher-self connection, primarily through visionary sensitivity that could include elevated understanding, receiving spiritual images and insights, and perceiving energies. The lacey architecture of Queen Anne’s lace entices us to see beyond the veil of illusion to higher truths. In that process of expansion, our eminent understanding can reveal that feeling joy and seeing divinity in everything and everyone is our birthright.
Mastery tips: Historically, one method of properly identifying Queen Anne’s lace (QAL) was to look for a single, purple floret in the center of the flowerhead. Not all QAL flowerheads though, have this feature, reminding us that honing and relying on our multisensory perception is an important skill in discernment. Also, to build spiritual sight, as we are appreciating the beauty of QAL blossoms, we can shift our focus to look beyond the lattice of florets to see what lies beyond, whether beloved insects hiding underneath, the plant’s stem, other blossoms, plants growing lower to the ground, and so on. As we practice looking through the veil physically, that can translate epi-physically: At another time, when you want to understand an issue with more clarity, imagine the Queen Anne’s lace blossom in your mind’s eye and look beyond it for the answers.”
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 online booksellers.