Our flower and gem essences are made by experienced herbalist Ava Zhan in the meadows and forests of Washington. Ava's process is guided by study from books, as well as by the study of untempered, wild nature itself. The most important factor when making powerful medicines from plants and stones is the ability to hear their voices. They tell the attuned, respectful wanderer whether they want an essence made of them and what it is good for. Then, of course, we focus on careful preservation, storage, and dilution for consistent and long-lasting potency. Our clients are individuals, the animals in their care, and holistic health practitioners who seek specific essences for their clients’ needs.
We read so much from the body language of the healer, from her or his energy, voice, and level of attentiveness to us, the client. It usually happens during the first in-person encounter, but is is harder to do this unconscious screening test when seeking a long-distance healer. It may require patience, and trial and error.
What I look for in my healer, the person I will trust with my most private thoughts and concerns, is a deep level of compassion, true caring for me, and a drive to take the clients' health to new levels over time. Read more.
The iris has long been associated with creativity, and while we also have a purple wild iris essence that is a classic used by artists and visionaries to help them go deeper when they create, the yellow iris has a dreamy, softening, and relaxing aspect in addition to the creativity connection. Purple iris feels more energizing and focusing and more yang, while yellow iris is more yin and brings about more childlike play in one's work and art.