Day 1: Today I began taking the Dog Rose of the Wild Forces. I chose this essence because it reflects a point in life for me at the moment where my emotions feel like they have lost control. I feel I have a weak base chakra due to the changes in my life and look forward to working here to strengthen myself and like a plant, be able to watch myself bloom one day.
Day 4: So far I haven’t felt much change. I am taking moments throughout the day however, to stop and take my essence and feel gratitude for the life and universe I have.
Day 5: Today was a big day. I had situations arise where I totally lost control of my emotions. My anger exploded at the people surrounding me. After this outburst, I felt surprised at myself and how much anger I had let build up inside me. It was a difficult day because my emotions seemed to be overtaking my rational thoughts and I was struggling to feel grounded at all, with doubts arising over the decisions I needed to make for my immediate future.
Day 6: After yesterday I feel drained. I have just taken my essence and hope that it begins working soon as my emotions are now affecting the function of my body. I woke this morning feeling quite defeated and it was difficult to start the day. However, the day improved, I continued to take my essence at intervals through the day and felt my energies being revived from the energy of people that I had surrounding myself. I finish the day still feeling unsure about the decisions I need to make.
Day 7: This morning I woke up feeling a lot more positive than I have in quite some time. Last night I began work on this assignment and found myself excited about the research and putting this all together. I was able to begin the day with positive thoughts about at least taking control of my study. That is an area of my life that I can prioritise and this gave me a wonderful feeling of grounding. What a lovely feeling of being secure!! I had a good talk with my mum down in Tasmania and she assured me that everything will be OK. I realised from my talk with her that change is such a part of life that it’s important for our health as humans to just go with it. I went to class and was able to concentrate on the interesting knowledge I was gaining that all helps me understand more thoroughly the person that I am growing into.
Day 14: Another week passed with me taking the Essence. It has been a huge two weeks for me and I have felt supported by the essence. I leaned on this essence to help me get through my own anxiety and at times unexplainable pain. Through learning about the essence, I was able to understand more about the needs I have in my life and gain more of an understanding about the situations that arise and the negative thoughts I have that impact my emotions. Overall, I feel the knowledge I gained helped me feel calm in areas of my life where I would normally feel turmoil.
Ellie Woodham, NSW