‘I will bring you Roses, I will soothe and heal you As I, too, have been covered in thorns’
The Rose flower carries an undeniable medicine. Recognized and celebrated for millennia, it’s the symbol for love, the strongest medicine of all. It’s a symbol for the Mystery, as it is an open secret. Each different coloring a keeper of various nuances of life’s teachings. Its beauty is of divinity manifest in physical perfection. Who doesn’t feel a certain stirring in the heart at the sight of the Rose, no matter how subtle? The ever unfolding petals of the Rose remind us of the ever unfolding creation powers that keep revealing truth after truth. They ooze a scent of volatile particles that upon entering the limbic part of our brains, release a cascade of hormones and neurotransmitters that give us a sensation of love and peace. The Rose has thorns as a reminder of the duality of this world where beauty and pain are inherently an expression from each two sides of the same source.
For good reason, the Rose is symbol of mystery schools and the object of many poems, music and imagery.
The Rose signifies generosity as we tend to make offerings to deities or gifts to our friends with this flower. Do you know that feeling of joy and the moment of your remembrance of innocence when you are gifted with a Rose? I think so...
For cynics, the rose can stir a kitschy feel to it when truly there is a wounded relationship to all the Rose signifies. And exactly with the Rose, the medicine can be found.
The Rose is connected to the heart chakra , the gateway to our Spirit, home to our soul, center for personal and transpersonal love and compassion.
The medicine of the Rose is important especially in our current times where the unknown and fear can mislead us away from our wisdom.
🌹 Rose petal tea soothes, comforts and calms the nervous system, drops us into our hearts and evokes faith beyond any rationalized need. Alleviate of anxiety and fear. Rose tea to mend broken heartedness.
🌹 Rose essential oil: negative energies are repelled by the scent of the Rose. Anoint your pulses, heart, third eye, crown top and feet , even the back of your heart in between your shoulder blades. Take in the scent, feel the particles move through your aura. Connect with all the properties mentioned above.
You can take a bath with rose petals and/or essential oil for healing purposes or simple enjoyment.
🌹 Rose water applied in the same manner as the essential oil. Or simply spray it through your aura.
Great as calming and moisturizing facial mist.
Also, fantastic for cooking in many recipes: it’s especially useful in combination with saffron which works like an inner sun, lifting depression and boosting the immune system. There are many traditional recipes from Central Asia, but the ingredients can be applied to contemporary meals. How about a coconut, chia, Rose water, saffron, pistachio and honey dessert? (See recipe below)
🌹 Rose hips as tea, syrup, jam or tincture have been used since times immemorial to boost immunity with their effects on the thymus gland (heart chakra) to increase white blood cell count, they are full of Vit C , bioflavonoids, a great source for anti- oxidants, the seeds full of Omega 6 essential fatty acids etc. if you can source organic dried rose hips, this is a great time for their use. (See Rosehip Syrup recipe below)
🌹 Rose flower essence to heal a broken heart, invoke trust and discernment, wisdom, creativity from the higher source and to restore faith based on gnosis.
🌹 Rose flower, if you have access go and connect, experience it for yourself, establish a personal relationship.
I’d love to hear about your experiences with Rose medicine.
Rose Saffron Chia pudding
- 1 cup of Chia seeds
- fill to the brim with Coconut Cream or Milk
- 1 tsp. Raw Honey
- 1 tsp. Rose Water (culinary/organic)
- 1 tsp. Saffron (must be ground and infused in hot water for 4-8hours for the golden liquid Saffron. Per tsp. in 1/2 cup of water)
- 1/4 cup shelled Pistachios
Mix it all together, let sit in the fridge for 1 hour. Eat to your heart's content.
- 1/2 kg rosehip: You can use either the small Dog rose (Rosa canina) or the larger Japanese rose (Rosa rugosa), both have excellent flavour.
- 1.5L of water
- 250g dark brown soft sugar
-Bring to the boil 1 litres of water.
- Chop rosehips in food processor until mashed up, then add to boiling water.
- Bring water back to the boil, then remove from heat and allow to steep for 20 minutes.
- Pour rosehips and liquid into a scalded jelly bag and allow the juice to drip through. Gently squeeze the jelly bag to extract as much liquid as possible. Be careful not to rip the bag.
- Add rosehip pulp back to a saucepan containing 1/2 L of water and bring back to the boil. Then remove from heat and allow the contents to steep for another 20 minutes before straining through the jelly bag as in before.
-Add sugar to the strained rosehip liquid and dissolve, allow to simmer for five minutes, then pour into 1L mason jar. When cooled, put the lid on tightly, label with name and date.
Eat 2-4 tbsp. daily to boost your immune system.