Pilriteiro – Crataegus monogyna
Qualities of the essence
Clear light. Lightness of heart. Uplifting. Levity. Clarity of emotional seeing.
Marriage of spirit. Celebration. Joy. Healthy balance in love relationships. Clear boundaries. Heartiness (strong of heart).
Seeing from the heart. Clearing away old cobwebs and emotional baggage that obscures the way ahead.
Heaviness of heart/chest. Knottedness in chest. Heart feeling weak. Lack of discernment and clarity in love relationships. Depression. Lacklustre. Numbness. Greyness. Fogginess, confusion, drifting, lack of focus.
The hawthorn is a small but distinctive understory tree, with its small toothed leaves, thorny branches, delicate white flowers, and small deep red fruits, also known as ‘haws’.
Here it flowers early in the spring, putting on a gorgeous display of frothy white blossom that radiates light, freshness and the promise of warmth.
It is a tree used often in traditional medicine for the heart, and medical science has found it to have benefits in treating cardiovascular disease and heart failure.
It is a tree rich in folklore and myth. It is associated with fairies, and with ancient spring rites and celebrations.
Read more about the Hawthorn and its many uses here.
Essence making notes
27 April 2018
This was the first essence I made. I had been in communication with the tree for some days before making the mother essence, opening up to receive its energetic transmission.
I made the essence from one small tree growing amidst a grove of eucalyptus. The tree had a very lively energy, growing with grace and lightness in a challenging spot. A light breeze and birdsong fill the air.
The branches curve down towards the ground. The delicate flowers are filled with joyful light.
I felt the ‘soul’ of the tree visit me with a big clear presence. The feeling came of instant clarity, that gently removes fog and allows one to drop into the heart, and see from the heart. A sense of gentle courage.
As the essence bowl sat nearby infusing in a sunny spot, I received the download from the tree-soul and I also perceived the power of ethno-botanic knowledge of the plant from the past ancient cultures of Europe. The enduring relationship between this tree and the human being. I connected with vague visions of ceremony and ritual, a deep respect for the tree, and how it facilitated connection with nature spirits.
I can honestly say I’m incredibly impressed as to the potency and remarkable effect this little medicine has had on me, allowing shifts to take place in me that before seemed unmovable; blocks and barriers I had built around my past that I would stubbornly allow nothing to take them away from me. What seemed like a task of surviving giant dramatic breakthroughs in order to let go of the pains I carried, always too heavy to bother dealing with, instead apparently came to dissolve on their own accord by what feels likes a force beyond my ego.
I am lighter, brighter, and filled with a courage and compassion to restore the broken bonds with my family. The essence played an unquestionably vital part of my preparation in returning to my motherlands after so many years…thank you thank you thank you!
The essence immediately connected into the peace deep inside of me. I felt the peace radiating from within me out and all around me and anyone around me. Felt Super Good.
Very quickly I felt Strength. Get on with it. Motivation. If at any time over the two weeks I felt a feeling of can’t really be bothered! I’d take 4 drops of Hawthorn and again really quickly I felt a boost and found myself back involved.
Cool energy. Heart and Throat chakra. Clear communications with people without Fear. Calm the overwhelm.
Supporting my process of changing the patterns. Taking a leap.
I love your essence of Hawthorn……
….. I can say I noticed subtle calming to my being, breath and heart.
When I use it I can look back and notice that my being and doing has been effortless