For many people who are just becoming interested in flower or gem essences, the first essence or blend is one for protection. It may be that they have come to recognize, consciously or subconsciously, that energetic influences exist that can affect our well-being negatively. The unwanted influences can be unpleasant or outright hostile personalities we run into at work, verbally aggressive drivers, the energy of a bustling downtown, or the difficult-to-describe yet threatening or unpleasant atmosphere of a place we have no choice but to go to or go through, such as, for some of us, the airport.
There is also a special need, rarely talked about openly, for protection from people who may wish us harm, whose energy is strong yet we don't want it in our aura or our memory. The task of flower essences is to encourage those people to forget about us and turn their attention somewhere else.
As we have already heard from other essence makers, people who are seeking essences for protection generally want them to be as strong as possible. That has also been our experience, and for this reason Ava chose essences for this Aura Shield blend that don't just passively shield us like an umbrella, but are feisty enough to fight back negative energies so they will go away and not attempt to return.
For protection from evil, emotionality from others, drama, accidents, aggression from others, bad luck, and disease energy from others who are sick.
Yarrow is the quintessential essence for preventing others' energy from affecting us too strongly, and in our experience it is particularly helpful for getting through emotionally charged situations, such as necessary confrontations or negotiations, without losing one's temper or ground. It makes it easier to focus on the tasks or the meeting at hand, without taking on others' emotions in the process.
Weeping willow gives a sense of a protective umbrella above us, so that it becomes easier to focus our attention inward and go about our mission rather than focusing on what is outside.
Celestite facilitates a connection to the angelic realm so that we feel taken care of and watched over by the angels.
Shake the bottle before each use. Take 3 drops at a time onto the tongue or mixed with water 3–4 times a day, between meals and not with herbs or coffee. If using a mist, spray above your head or around a space of your choice two times a day, or more often if desired.
Store away from sun exposure and excessive heat, but not in the fridge or freezer, and away from strongly scented substances.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown white yarrow (Achillea millefolium), wild-grown weeping willow (Salix × sepulcralis), wild-grown bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare), obsidian arrow, tiger's eye, and celestite. Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or breastfeeding, ask a health professional before use.