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A TOTEM Book Club-inspired holiday mega-sale on Etsy
Our November TOTEM Book Club Pick has been a revelation. In the first few chapters, I have been confronted with a whole new world of woo: plants are not just intelligent— they're f*cking telepathic.
This “magic” is collectively referred to as floromancy: the belief that flowers radiate vibrations, react to a sympathetic or hostile environment and are affected by negative stimuli.
What’s more: plants may just be tapped into the cosmic universal field as described by shamans, Buddhists and more, potentially revealing the collective order — and design— within existence itself. While initially stunned to read this and dig into the experiments outlined in the text, I’ve slowly started to realize that these are some of the attributes I too have encountered when working in the garden or formulating our TOTEM Flower Essences. I just didn’t have the words to anchor these flashes of insight. Well, didn’t have the words— until now.
And, before anyone starts feeling bad for all of the flower murder I’ve been committing in the production of flower essences, rest assured: they’re happy to be consumed by other life forms. I know. Whew. The experiments outlined in this month’s TOTEM Book Club pick measurably differentiate the plant’s reactions between being consumed or used for medicine and being destroyed for “no reason”.
So, yah. This month’s Book Club selection has generated more than a few holy shit moments for me, and they’ve all further reinforced the strange “rules” I’ve adhered to as I plant, grow, harvest and make our flower essences. I mean, if plants are intelligent (not to mention psychic), then it would only make sense that they would prefer to form an analogue, one-on-one relationship with their gardener over time. To take this a step further, it could safely be assumed that they prefer the way I hand harvest flowers and trimmings, talking to them and thanking them, and always leaving blooms and leaves for the pollinators, toads and other life forms our organic garden supports.
The alternative is connectionless mass-farming, with industrialized flower essence-making that leverages machines like vapor distillers in large warehouses with what amounts to strangers, as far as the plants are concerned. Perhaps they, in their telepathic omniscience, opt to hit the “eject” button as they see the harvesting machines line up, choosing to move their soul (and their intelligence) elsewhere before the mechanistic trauma sets in. It’s in this way that I hope— and now just might believe— that our TOTEM Flower Essence process houses the magical soul of the flower in tincture bottles, going from container to human energy field as a part of intentional energetic care.
I mean, if plants don’t mind being eaten or subsumed by other, biological processes, why wouldn’t they allow themselves to be elevated to the status of a “plant medicine” via a dropper bottle?
Needless to say, it’s been a spiritual and emotional rollercoaster reading our November TOTEM Book Club pick, bringing more and more of my awareness to just how magical the world of flora really is.
To this end, I’ve launched a huge sale of TOTEM Flower Essences on our Etsy Shop through the end of the year. If you head over to our online store, you can purchase unlimited TOTEM Flower Essences for 75% off through the end of the year— or until we run out of existing stock.
I hope that this sale makes it easier for lovely people like yourselves to gift these little magical potions around the holidays, or perhaps secure more for yourself to navigate the headwinds of travel, time with family, and even seasonal depression (after all, flower essences are filled with the thrum of captured and converted solar energy from the peak of the Texas summer!).
On a personal note, I’m also hoping to move some serious chi in these last few months of the year, releasing my little handmade babies out into the world to clear the decks for new projects with new flowers that do new kinds of magic. Besides, every time we create space— physically and otherwise— we enable spirit to gift us with really big and really magical stuff.
So, check it out. There’s no big rush (unless you notice the inventory on one of your favorites is running a bit low), and the sale will be here through the rest of 2023.
In the meantime, I’m going to go talk to my trees and herbs and flowers today. I have even taken the step of smashing our Halloween Jack-o-Laterns and scattered their seeds to provide distracting food for the squirrels and birds— and hope they leave my little telepathic green babies alone until they go dormant for the winter.
Sh*t’s legit getting weird around here. Or, is it just that I’m starting to notice?
Until next time…