Lavender to Support the Challenges of Change & Intense Times
These photos I took of lavender in the International Peace Garden were some of my favorite and partnered well with the essence of peace and sense of calm experienced and symbolized by this place we visited and received clarity of direction in our journey. And with the intensities and transitions many are experiencing, I felt to share about lavender again as one way to support self-nurturing and help you to relax into the flow of life more with ease and embrace through the intensity of energies, over-stimulus of things in the environment, or the challenges of change.
There are many ways you can use lavender, but no matter how you are called to you’ll find it’s nostalgia to bring to mind long summer days, nature’s magick, childhood memories, nurturing baths, tender moments, and of course our enchanting Faery friends.
However you bring some lavender into your experience, your life will increase in enchantment, you will find another way of connecting to nature that will heighten your sense of honor, gratitude, and partnership with Earth, and you will experience a greater sense of centered peace and calm.
If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety in life right now, try taking a lavender-infused bath, have a lavender massage, use an oil burner to fill your space with lavender breath, enjoy some deep breaths of lavender steam inhalation from essential oil placed in a bowl of hot water so you can breathe the vapor, soak your feet in lavender oil infused warm water, enjoy lavender body care and natural household products, tuck an aromatic sachet of it under your pillow, by your meditative altar, or in your dresser drawer, make a lavender compress, place some lavender in a beautiful vase on its own or added to a floral arrangement to enchant your space and remind you of nature’s miracle, or simply enjoy some lavender tea and infuse your foods with lavender essence.
I love baking with lavender and find that it takes you on an “Eden experience.”
Lavender’s natural uses include relief of anxiety, nervous tension, and stress, as well as good for aches, pains, muscle and joint stiffness. If you’ve ever gone to get a massage you’ll note how lavender is most always used in your session.
In general, lavender is a powerful plant remedy with both physical and uplifting emotional benefits that include being a good sleep aid (helps with insomnia), aiding fatigue, good for insect bites and stings, mild burns and cuts, nausea and motion sickness, skin problems, sunburn, dandruff, cold sores, earaches, headaches and migraines, menstrual cramps, infections, etc.