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Formosa Lily – bloom sequence photos

Formosa Lily flower essence

The Formosa Lily (Lilium formosanum) shows a remarkable signature in the way the flower blooms.  The buds form upright, then reflex downwards as they mature.  The buds then rise again to bloom outwards like trumpets.  Once the bloom has finished the seed pod develops pointing upwards again.

This cycle reminds me of a sun salutation.  Sitting with the plant, I am told the essence is for bringing cycles of healing to completion – in becoming fully aware of the issue to be healed, bringing it into the light of awareness, and allowing that light to penetrate and heal.