Caribbean to Australia: My ReConnection To The Australian Bush Flower Essences

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My childhood house was on top of a hill surrounded by sugar cane fields, seemingly reaching the ocean far off in the distance in the west. The night sky was dark with bright stars whose constellations my mother called out for me. Beyond the rainbow of hibiscus bushes hedging our property, I could see all the way to Basse-Terre, the other wing of this butterfly island, with its towering mountain chain covered in a dense lush tropical forest. Right next to our home, under a magnificent flamboyant tree, I had a “secret garden”. It was tiny and nestled in between the huge protruding roots of the tall tree that shaded us from the intense Caribbean sun. There I grew lemon grass, mint and succulents. I made tea from the herbs and I had a particular fondness for aloe vera, the all-healing plant. I already knew that the power to heal lays in ones' connection with the Earth, Heart-to-Heart.

In the late 90’s, when I lived in Miami Beach, FL, a friend introduced me to flower essences.Upon traveling to Australia in 1999 to meet Thalia and Kenzo, my newborn niece and nephew, I discovered the Australian Bush Flower Essences. This was a major turning point in my life. The spirit of this plant medicine spoke to me: I had found a natural tool that directly offers access to the healing vibration of the earth's Heart! This powerful earth remedy bridged my heart to the heart of the Aboriginese people and, by osmosis, I soaked in their 5,000 years of wisdom using the native plants to balance emotions. I knew without a doubt that I had been one of them before and that I was now home, remembering my plant allies, with great joy.

After the birth of my son in Brooklyn, NY, I moved to Berkeley, CA in 2003, and became an Advanced Certified Bush Flower Essences Practitioner. The knowledge came (back) to me very naturally, I was at ease speaking the language of the flowers and easily intuitively traced people's emotional unbalances in need of integration to their root source. I launched my practice by becoming my first patient, passionately working at healing lifetimes of issues of my body, mind and soul. I have since worked with countless people and witnessed healing take place in most magical ways, when the layers of illusions are burned through, and one’s radiance is revealed.

The Australian Bush Flower Essences are the most radical vibrational catalyst for transformation I have experienced. I use them daily and share them widely. They can address the deeply personal needs of every individual, wether their issues are physical, mental, emotional, relational or spiritual. This plant medicine facilitates a shift in consciousness, often rapid and profound, opening a path for a miracle to take place, in alignment with the Highest Good for All.

I am showcasing my favorite remedies on my website, beginning with the Creative Essence.

Talismans, Wearable Reminders of Your Inner Power

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I have been creating power jewelry since I was a teenager. I would collect shells on the beaches of the island I grew up on, string them together and feel, when I wore my new necklace, that I carried with me the energy of the ocean.

I collected books about sacred objects and amulets long before I begun studying Energy, and as far as I can remember I have always had a special bracelet or necklace, at every period of my life, which I’d wear until it fell apart. Even today, I never leave my home without putting on the “right” piece that fits the frequency I am aligned with in the moment, and that helps me stay connected to the power that dwells within me, reminding me that my Heart is my Source, the well where I fill up with the all wisdom I need. 

A talisman, by definition is an object that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck. Any object can become a talisman, if created with a sacred energy and imbued with the intention that the wearer/owner will benefit from associating with the object.

Each power piece that I create, I infuse with the energy of The Highest Good For All. This frequency is high, pure and absolutely benevolent. What is Good for All is Good for One, and by making this my focus I access the realm of Unity Consciousness and transmit that vibration through the talisman.

Once the person who is meant to wear it acquires a talisman I created, they can choose to have me set in it a particular personal intention. This will bring the gift of the talisman from the general to the specific, and it now becomes a tool of great precision in creating the Reality of one’s Sovereign Heart, their Heart Royality. 

When you put on a talisman that has been consecrated with an energy emanating from your own Heart, it serves as a powerful reminder to live in integrity with your Soul. Every time you touch it, you remember, course-correct and realign with your Heart Royality. With time, you become less influenceable by the opinions, moods, or wants of others, and much more deeply attuned to your own desires, dreams and guidance.

I create new collections of talismans whenever I feel guided to do so, usually once every season. I also put together power pieces for commissions, which can be jewelry or works of art. Focused Energy will take over anything it is pointed towards. It is therefore very important that the energy of the jewelry you wear be clear, clean and high vibrational.

Become conscious of the frequency of your Heart, wear objects aligned with that vibration and experience life as a manifestation of your inner Truth, your Heart Royality!

We Came, We Laughed, We Hand-Printed Gorgeous Textiles!

A group of women ready to express themselves creatively gathered on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Studio One Eleven, in the heart of the Santa Barbara, Ca Funk Zone.

Here's a 2mn slideshow of the workshop. Enjoy!

I had been prepping up for this workshop for several weeks and the morning of, the elevated energy was palpable as each student walked in... and also quite audible as Krishna Das was belting out his devotion to the God of Love :) I led everyone through a short inner journey of connecting with their personal heart essence, as we united into the One Heart of our focused intention to make Beauty and have fun together.

And that is just what we did! The atmosphere was joyous and a real sense of community prevailed as the ladies exchanged inspiration and the found objects we were using to hand print on fabrics. Some created scarves, others wall hangings, skirts and curtains. All dove straight into the creative process, guided by their heart and flowing with the curiosity of discovering what would appear on the fabric. We had decided to let go of any attachment to outcome and to allow ourselves to receive the guidance of our muse, from moment to moment.

The result was simply beautiful! Each student created 2-3 pieces, each different, and all very harmonious to the eye. The patterns were diverse and revealed the unique expression of each personality. At the beginning of the workshop, I had briefly spoken about Sacred Geometry, pointing to the poster that I had drawn of the basic shapes of nature, and some of the ladies drew inspiration from it, creating spirals, and Vesica Piscis.

I am delighted at both the finished pieces and the wonderful time we had together. I am receiving  very positive and happy feedback about the event, and so the next one is already in the works. Stay tuned and sign up for email updates to be informed first!

I Named My Heart Magick Bijoux After 18 Caribbean Islands

I just finished naming the 18 Heart Magick Bijoux that will be debuting in my new online boutique next week.

Each one is an original, one-of-kind, named after an island from the Lesser Antilles that I have visited.

This process has been very meaningful to my heart, and grounding too. I remembered how deeply I love the Caribbean, each island a world onto itself, with all these nations connected as one in spite of their different cultures and languages. 

I can feel how this influenced me as a little girl growing up in Guadeloupe, knowing that I had neighbors in islands I could see from my own home who didn't speak French but whom I still considered as relatives. We swam in the same turquoise sea and our ancestors had a shared recent history of oppression by Western Europeans. We also had in common a search for our true identity, grounded in our common heritage and rising into wildly creative individual expression.

From a purely artistic point of view, looking at the covers of a couple of books I flipped through to feel the Caribbean vibe before naming the pieces, I was powerfully reminded of how deeply I love the colors green and blue, in all their hues, together. Island and Ocean, forever present in my psyche, painting my inner landscape and coloring my creative choices.

The very first jewelry I created decades ago was when I lived in Guadeloupe, in the French West Indies, and it brings me great joy to pay homage to that magickal place on earth.