custom made Lotus Wei elixirs
A few months ago, a friend guided me over to the flower essences of Lotus Wei. I was so enchanted with the energy throughout their website. I was in need of the healing power of nature bottled up, for me to drink in. Mmmm...aren't we all? After I made an order, I was contacted by one of the owners, Katie Hess. We connected in a gentle, knowing way and Lotus Wei eventually became a sponsor on my blog. We knew my readers would be drawn to the healing ways of their products the same way I was.
Since becoming a sponsor, Katie has taken such gentle care of our family. She knew we were all experiencing illness from the poor air quality in our home (that we are quickly remedying, more on that soon). She asked me to make a list of all of our ailments. I wasn't sure what she was going to do with that list, but then I received the most thoughtful care package from her. I was so teary and moved at the attention and intention she put into our family's well being. I know there is a unique and spiritual process when the elixirs, oils and mists are created, which involves a gemstone for more healing properties. I felt so deeply grateful that she had made each of us our own elixir. She wrapped up the package with beautiful notes for each of us and chocolate to nourish. It was one of the most amazing gifts I have ever received.
yummy care package from Katie (and some of the things i had already purchased)
Last week, both Katie Hess and Lisa Reinhardt (CEO of Wei of Chocolate) were in town and were able to stop by our home for a few hours. The serendipity of their coming was pretty amazing. It was the morning after a bit of a rough and emotional night...without a wink of sleep. Normally, I would pull back from anything social because when I am in a space where emotions are completely at the surface, I tend to need at least a few days of solitude to get centered again. Something told me not to pull back but to surrender and open my door, regardless if I wasn't in the best head space. The fact that Katie said she wanted to "shower us with flower power" helped. ; )
The minute I opened my door I felt this calm wash over me. Katie and Lisa gracefully slipped off their shoes and walked in my home. I felt like the energy between our exchanges was an Om chant. Just calm, whispery, gentle...as we sat Indian style or lotus position on the floor and shared a bit about ourselves. What moved me the most was Cedar's openness to them. Katie slowly pulled out of her magical bag bottles of elixirs, mists and oils...cards with flowers on them spread out, tiny cups for Cedar to play with...and Lisa handed us healing chocolates that melted on our tongue. Cedar was drawn to certain flower cards and Katie would mist him with that particular flower essence and he would throw his head back with his eyes closed and fully RECEIVE it. She rubbed oils on his skin and dropped elixirs on his tongue.
I told a friend the next day that I was awed by his 30 minutes or more of complete calm and sage wisdom with what was transpiring around him. He seemed like an old soul...like he just got it. He knew he was being drenched with essence that his body craved. Essence from earth and he is an earth child. Observing the sweet kindred connection between them melted my mama heart.
Later in the day I was to meet up with two visiting friends for my first girly date in long over a year. I wasn't sure when I woke up that morning if I was quite up for it...even though I ached to see them and have some much needed time away from home. I was THAT weary and self conscious about feeling raw. But, but...after a few hours of being in the presence of Katie and Lisa and my body soaking in the healing and my mind releasing the muck and opening up space for peace, I was so open and ready to love and be loved by my girlfriends. So that is PROOF, my friends. It works. My mood was enhanced ten fold and my friends who hung out with me that night can attest to it. I felt closer to the essence of me than I had in a very long time. They told me I smelled like a blossom. I sent them home for their drive back to LA with a chocolate they were drawn to. It was all just so magical and I have Katie and Lisa to thank for blessing me on a day that it was deeply needed.
And Cedar? After eating the Wei Relaxed piece of dark chocolate Lisa gave him right before his nap, I was concerned it might keep him up. It IS chocolate, right? I never give him chocolate. But Katie and Lisa reassured me that it is supposed to help him sleep. So, I surrendered and guess what? He had a three hour nap. Note to all mamas...feed your kids THIS chocolate!! ; )