Cooktown Orchid
ORCHIDEAE Dendrobium Bigibbum

This essence was prepared with Amethyst and Snow Quartz crystals

Properties
Eases planetary and personal transitions
Softens brash attitudes and fixed ideas
Engenders gentle, loving masculine energies

The energies on the earth at this time are changing dramatically. As old energies are being released there are faster, higher vibrating ones coming in to replace the old. These changing energies are impacting on human beings, as well as on animals and other life forms. Many people are finding that these energies are tiring them; sometimes to exhaustion as their bodies, energies and activities speed up.

Although the Cooktown Orchid was prepared in March I was asked to place it in the moonlight of the August full moon before it could reach its full potential. The full moon energies activated a balance of the Divine Feminine energies of Isis (the Great Mother) and the Divine Masculine energies (the Sun) of Osiris. These energies represent a perfect balance of passion and creativity . The remedy was out during a Blood-moon Lunar Eclipse, which provided aspects of these very special energies.

Cooktown Orchid softens brash attitudes and fixed ideas and is especially applicable for our inner male aspects which may find it difficult to connect with the softer side of our nature. This essence engenders a gentle masculine energy that is clear, supportive, loving, strong and responsible. It works with the heart energies, allowing feelings of calm serenity to overstep the need for remaining emotionally courageous or protective.

The true language of the heart is unconditional Love, Compassion and Gratitude, and it is possible to express anger with compassion and love, and without the destructive force of unmediated emotion. With the heart of a "crusty", protective shell can be found pure beauty, softness and peace within a person, and the Cooktown Orchid essence will assist with the transformation to a softer, new way of masculinity.

Our Earth Mother's energy also provides support, nurturing and sustenance embraced in love, with this essence. She wants us to know that you are perfect as you are and that everything about you is beautiful and special.

The Cooktown Orchid is for calming and assisting in the renewal process. Such is that the cellular structure of the body is changing to become more crystaline in nature. It would be advisable, whilst taking this essence to rest the body and take time out occasionally to regain composure so as to ease the transformations taking place.

The doctrine of signatures of this flower is mainly seen in its soft texture. The petals are a vibrant violet colour with indigo at its heart centre. This heart centre has a particularly velvety soft texture and to me looks a little like a man's bearded mouth, which I imagine would speak soft words of encouragement and gentleness.

Affirmations
Inner calm enfolds me even when there is harshness around, allowing a gentle courage to arise
I flow through life with Unconditional Love, Compassion and Gratitude at all times.

Amethyst Heart
A stone of "spirituality and contentment" * Clears the aura and stabilises and transmutes any dysfunctional energy located within ones body * Facilitates transmutation of lower energies into higher frequencies of both the spiritual and ethereal levels * Can be used to protect against psychic attack * Balances energies of intellectual, emotional, and physical bodies and provides clear connection between the Earth plane and other worlds * Bestows stability, strength, invigoration and inner peace * Assists in the assimilation of new ideas

Snow Quartz
Otherwise known as Quartzite - is excellent for supporting one during the stages of "lesson learning", providing insight to the diminishment of limitations and to those responsibilities which are not necessary * Quartz is an emotional balancer * Stimulates brain functions and amplifies thought forms * Receives, activates, stores, transmits and amplifies energy