A topic that has not been explored much yet in essence healing circles is how to address boundaries that are too strong. A person with too-strong boundaries may say no, for example, before you have even asked the question—sometimes with their body language, or sometimes with a clever assertive phrase just as you begin to express your request. Excessive boundaries can be a roadblock in family and intimate relationships, because the very assertive person often comes across as selfish, unwilling to contribute, unable to really hear, or inflexible; however, in reality excessive boundaries are usually rooted in something else besides selfishness or laziness. They may be rooted in a fear of losing control, or in the fear of utter exhaustion in an individual who is already feeling depleted.
While it is easiest to notice rigidity or excessive boundaries in others, we may sometimes spot these qualities in ourselves as well. For example, striving for a more yielding and more flexible disposition may be helpful for a person who finds themselves stuck in daily or weekend routines that lack adventure, surprise, risks, and opportunities for new experiences and learning. A person would benefit from prairie smoke essence if they hate when plans get changed on them, or find themselves averse to trying new things, paralyzed or afraid to enter a new relationship, or even too afraid to go out on a first date.
Personality lacks flexibility, rigidity of mind, keeping other people at a distance, saying no a lot, difficulty being spontaneous or adventurous.
Prairie smoke is an essence for softening excessive personal boundaries. It finds and brings forth softness, a yielding quality, and a feeling of acceptance of however small or fragile we may feel we are.
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.
Store away from sun exposure, excessive heat or cold, electronics, and strong scents.
Water, gluten-free brandy (from grapes; a preservative), infusion of wild-grown prairie smoke (Geum triflorum). Alcohol 22% by volume.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult your health care practitioner before using if pregnant or nursing.