by Ziporah Hildebrandt
An excerpt from the forthcoming book "Flower Essences of Fox
Mountain: a Guide to Self-Healing and Re-Connecting with Earth
and Spirit." The first sections of this book will be available on Kindle in 2013.
Forgiveness is an important part of the healing process.
Deep and powerful, forgiveness is divine. Sweeping through the
entire being, cleansing every cell and energy center in the body,
forgiveness comes through the soul from the divine source within.
After people experience this healing transformation, they
may say things like, "I understand now why he did that to me,"
and, "It's okay, I forgive and love her." This is not condoning
or denying hurtful behavior. Mere words are not forgiveness.
Hearing this from people who were before filled with bitterness
shows how complete the transformation of forgiveness truly is.
True forgiveness is not easy. First we must feel those
feelings we usually avoid--pain, fear, hatred, rage, shame,
betrayal, anguish, loss. Feelings most of us were taught were not
okay to express or even feel. When suppressed, emotions build in
intensity, often growing huge and terrifying within us. To
forgive and heal, these shadowy monsters must be met with love
True forgiveness is letting go. Like releasing the string of
a kite, anger, hate, blame, pain and being a victim sail away out
of sight in the heavenly blue. You probably still remember what
happened. But the trauma and "charge" is gone from the memory.
You know how you felt, but you realize you don't have to feel
that way now, because it's over, in the past. You've stopped
In a flood or a gentle whisper, you receive the
understanding that everything was a step on life's journey. No
one is off the karmic hook for what happened. But the pain of the
past is gone, replaced with love. Love for yourself now, love for
the self you were then, love for those who hurt you, because they
are each--like you--divine souls struggling on the path of life.
True forgiveness is forgiving yourself. It is often easier
to open our hearts to love others than it is to turn divine love
upon ourselves and all the imperfections we know so intimately.
Yet the soul is infinitely tender. In its awareness, our flaws
are cherished as varied aspects of our experiences on the path to
Many of us keep the soul--the most vulnerable, exquisitely
sensitive core of our beingness--deep inside defensive walls.
Cracking those walls takes courage and trust, for until we
experience the nourishing faith of the soul, how do we know for
sure divinity is in us?
Flower essences bring us closer to our souls. They connect
us to sources of knowing beyond the intellect. By working with
essences and self-awareness, we are guided towards divine love
and divine forgiveness. The Flower Essences of Fox Mountain are
made with great love, with divine faith and healing as their
inspiration. I have found them to be deep and powerful, yet
gentle in action, wise and full of soul.
Fox Mountain Essences for Forgiveness
by Ziporah Hildebrandt
Grieving Combination helps release past pain, opening the
heart to healing divine love. Grieving heals all kinds of loss.
Loss is replaced with love.
Healer Combination was formulated for abuse survivors who
feel responsible for what happened to them, that it was their
fault. Healer helps release guilt and shame, so you can love and
Angelica brings angelic love into the mind and heart. It
acts as a wise and loving guide towards forgiveness.
Campanula latifolia has a loving, healing energy. It helps
us be gentle with ourselves, strong and calm in the midst of
swirling painful memories.
Comfrey's abilities as "master healer" includes helping us
forgive ourselves and others, releasing emotional blocks and
areas of memory and pain held within. Comfrey can help heal
unconscious beliefs from the distant past.
Crested Iris opens us to the divine healing love of the
archetypal parents. In their safe embrace, we more easily let go,
love and forgive ourselves and our human parents.
Forget-Me-Not can heal those carrying pain from the past
connected to people who have died. It helps connect to those "on
the other side," where forgiveness flows, helping us experience
forgiveness with those who have passed over.
Honeysuckle--White helps those holding to an idealized past
to let go and open themselves to the truth about both past and
Horseradish catalyzes cutting ties to the past, and getting
on with life. Especially helpful for those who blame others for
their problems and pain. Helps victims forgive themselves and
move on. For people whose worst monster is within.
Hyssop aids self-forgiveness in those burdened with guilt,
responsibility, and regret for past actions or events.
Lobelia helps those critical of self and others to ease up,
let go of a sharp mentality, and embrace something larger, more
loving, less intellectual.
Lovage helps us forgive and love our bodies. It encourages
an open, loving feeling in and about the body. For those who
blame their body, feel betrayed by their body.
Money Plant--White heals and releases deep, wounding
unworthiness. By opening the heart to the soul's true worth,
forgiveness of self and others can flow, and love can heal.
Peony--Red and Gold brightens and strengthens self and
spirit, increasing a generous sense within. With so much love and
strength to give, why hold on to past pain?
Peony--Single White brings a clear, pure, loving energy to
release shameful memories and feelings, restoring the purity and
integrity of the body, heart and mind.
Purple Cone Flower embraces us in wholeness, strength and
safety. Especially helpful for integrating the powerful
transformative experience of divine forgiveness into a conscious
sense of self.
Queen of the Meadow makes us feel we're in the loving lap of
the Great Mother, being restored to wholeness, loved in every
part of our being, and healed from the past. As a child of the
divine, we are forgiven, loved, and wisely guided toward
forgiving others. We are one with Earth, our bodies, our hearts,
and all beings. Forgiveness and love radiate from this experience
of divine connection.
Roses are potent essences for opening the being to the soul,
divine love and forgiveness. Their profound spiritual vibration
heals on many levels. They are especially important to use during
the healing process of letting go. At this time, when so much is
being released, it is vital to connect with soul energies to fill
the space left within. Rose essences do this best.
Rose Campion opens the heart, so pain is released and
cleansing love and forgiveness flow through. Brings faith in
Self Heal brings awareness that we are each responsible for
our own healing. It helps and guides us in taking on that
responsibility. Forgiveness is a necessary step we choose for
Shasta Daisy can help those accustomed to a limited view to
see a larger perspective and understand new ways of evaluating
events, memories and emotions. Helps perceive emotional links
between past and present. Brings clarity of understanding.
Tree Peony brings unconditional love and forgiveness, very
helpful for releasing old or blocked emotions. It shows us we
have always been loved and forgiven by the divine--not just in
higher realms, but by the divine within each person.
Waterlily helps those anxious about change and facing pain
or monsters. It gently supports opening to love, forgiveness, and
new ways of being, to changing ways of thinking about the self,
the present and the past.
White Bleeding Heart is wonderfully healing for those
suffering from lack of love, opening heart and soul to unlimited
divine love. With so much love, it is easier to join the flow,
let go and love even those one has blamed for not loving.