Comfort and contentment with oneself and the sweet stillness of being
Violet essence opens a space of deep self-acceptance, contentment, and individual wellbeing. Calming, steadying, and maternal, this unassuming, yet sweetly robust flower helps you to feel comfortable and supportive of yourself as an individual. Letting go of negative attachments and patterns of relating (especially to oneself) Violet helps you to foster good connections that come from a deep recognition of self-importance. It is often helpful during breakups, major heart transitions, or in times of self-exploration. Can be indicated for those who tend towards shyness and introversion as well as those who would do well to spend more time in quiet reflection and reverence of their lives.
Violet helps you to appreciate stillness— mindful observation, moments of silence, and the importance of just being. It will expand your abilities as a listener— both to yourself as well as others— and open you to a powerful place of acceptance, allowing all people to be just who they are. Violet will help you to take the first steps towards ending relationships that no longer benefit you, as well as recognizing the important of self-nourishment from within partnership. Violet encourages a commitment to be warm and generous towards oneself, it can help separate the negative feelings of loneliness from the incredible gift of alone-ness. Like the dim of twilight, Violet essence suspend you in a comforting time of transition, a place of stillness and acceptance that will prepare you for the blessings of even greater happiness and change.
Essence of violet (Viola spp.), gluten-free artisan apple brandy, purified water
Take 4 drops up to 4x per day directly onto the tongue or in a glass of water. You can also massage the essence directly onto your skin (the wrists, heart center, and temples are lovely places to try).
Founded by herbalist, reiki master, writer, teacher, medicine maker, and seeker, Asia Suler, One Willow Apothecaries is a gathering place for learning, healing, and connection with the living world. Asia has created an online sanctuary to help us establish a deep relationship with the earth - beginning with nurturing the well of our own self-compassion. Through handcrafted earth medicine, in-person retreats, and online learning journeys, she offers portals into understanding our own unique medicine through a joyful engagement with the natural world.
Residing in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina, the ancestral lands of the Cherokee, and some of the most ancient coves on earth, Asia honors that the land, and all the spirits in the seen and unseen that nourish its life force, make so much of her work possible.
And she offers this work because at one point in time it saved her spirit. Her own journey began after early years of chronic pain and illness, including a condition called vulvodynia and Lyme disease. The experience - which pushed her into a deep search for healing, both within and without - led her to the altar of the green world and an understanding that truly everything is meaningful. Everyone is good. Everything is medicine. So am I. And so are you.