Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) ~ an essence for developing healthy boundaries and a growing sense of selfThis essence stands out as a signature essence for those of us who have difficulty expressing our true feelings or saying no to others. Communicating what we feel and rejecting what we do not want or like is healthy, instinctual behavior. Yet many of us regularly override this instinct because we fear being hurt, rejected, judged or disliked. We become “pleasers,” and we drive a wedge between our true feelings and our behavior. This type of pattern can cause internal stress, and if it's sustained over a period of time, it can weaken many aspects of our health.
Changing this type of behavior takes time and patience. It's often helpful to decide on a boundary-setting task to practice while taking the essence. You might think about asserting a new boundary with someone in your life or saying no to something that doesn't feel right but that you'd normally agree to do. The Motherwort essence will help quiet any fears that come up around boundary-setting and will help you do what's best for you.
Teenagers who are beginning to feel their own power can also benefit from Motherwort. Mood swings, sullenness and distancing behaviors may come to the surface when teens start to feel a growing internal sense of self which they don't yet know how to constructively express. In this case, the essence can soften the edges on the developing teenage personality.
Motherwort can also be helpful in work with pelvic issues - especially if there's a history of boundary intrusions or trauma. Boundary intrusions affect the second chakra by disrupting its ability to open and close at appropriate times. Motherwort helps to restore the healthy functioning of the second chakra so that it can take in positive energy and close to unwanted experiences.
Motherwort is also useful for:
If you have any questions about the Motherwort essence - or if you've used it and would like to share your experiences with it - please leave a comment! Jennifer or I will get back to you.
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