"I know my ... plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them." ~ Barbara McClintock
I completely understand Barbara McClintock sentiment. I derive great joy, intimately getting to know each and every plant (both wild and cultivated) that I am surrounded by. I made this particular flower essence from a blackberry bramble that-acts sentinel at the edge of my garden-where the cultivated meets the wild.
Anyone who has been exposed to this particular blackberry species know how formidable it is. As a gardener she is a headache because she can easily take over any environment. As a home to all the little "critters" that live here: quail, cotton tails, dozens of bird species, and little furry things. She provides a safe haven, snacks, and is paradise.
She yields amazing fruit for pies and preserves, I even made a finger licking good BBQ sauce out of her last year.
On an energetic level she in no less amazing and deals with an unfortunate aspect of life. Gossip and what I call 'helpful meddling', the individual who swears what ever horrible - fill in the blank activity/action/words - that is to your detriment and indeed causing harm, is "for your own good." She offers strong protection from this energy. This may occur behind your back causing one to feel a general sense of unease, the information may filter down to you from another. Or even someone doing great harm to your face, smiling all the while. The key energy to understand here is that even though you are on the receiving end of this malice, you did nothing to generate it. Unfortunately sometimes people are just mean for no good reason.
This can be very confusing. She helps you see the truth in the situation, untangle the knot of energy and right yourself.
Key Actions: Protects one from gossip, malicious meddling, interference from another with the intent to do harm. Helps one see the situation clearly and understand how to unravel and right this unfair energy.