Mondays With Merlin: Green Hope Farm Feline Love
Greetings dear ones, on a frosty New York Monday with a long overdue love letter to a very special place called Green Hope Farm.
We discovered the magical place last year which crafts the finest healing flower essences we’ve experienced at an idyllic farm in New Hampshire. It’s our secret sauce for all kinds of healing. It may be too woo woo for some of you and if so, keep an open mind.
The essences have eased physical and emotional healing for all of us over the past year, the same way our garden and the first violets of spring always bring joy for a winter weary soul.
Last winter as I edged closer to the great beyond, Layla sought out the comfort of essences called Transition and Grief & Loss. Animals feel loss and grieve their companions whether with two or four legs. They also are aware of the shifting energies of a companion in deep decline. Layla figured why not ease any anticipatory grief and so we did. It was the gentlest grieving ever and we are grateful for our flower healers.
Flower essences are very diluted essence of a flower or other botanical This is how they are made It’s subtle but powerful vibrational medicine. I doesn’t get more simple. A few drops directly into the mouth or into glass of water. We have essences in our water bowls and Layla sips water throughout the day with several essences.They can be used directly on the skin or fur, in a bath or spritzed in the air. It’s an ancient art and Green Hope Farm is old-fashioned with an old hippie vibe.
The first time Layla found their website she couldn’t find the checkout cart because there wasn’t one. Orders were placed and shipped with an invoice requesting payment by check. No payment in advance? No credit cards? It felt like returning to another era. A simpler time of trust, of doing business on a handshake. Green Hope Farm and their gorgeous website does take credit card payments in advance now but their personal attention and handwritten notes continue.
The first time Layla opened up an order, she cried from the beauty and love of bursting from the box. If only all commerce could be less Amazon and more soulful.
Our most recent order was largely for our new feline family member, Clyde. He arrived over a week ago. You can read about it here. He adjusted quickly and seamlessly but it turns out he is more ill than we’d expected. He appears much younger than an old boy turning 17 in January and we knew he has stage 2 kidney disease but we didn’t know he also has pancreatitis. It become a double whammy for Layla to learn new protocols, diet, supplements and then Clyde stopped eating, but drank more water than I ever did with end stage kidney disease.
It’s not going to be an easy road ahead but Clyde is a real magic cat who clearly will be teaching lessons the humans need to learn. He’s also, dare I say, as loving, smart and amazing as me?
Thank Bast for a swift delivery and almost instantly Clyde seemed less agitated and within a day he was eating again. Mind you it’s shades of the old 24/7 coddling routine I received. What can I say, my folks are committed or maybe they should be committed. Seriously, we are all grateful for the improvement. What’s worrisome is Clyde’s rear leg weakness. It’s common with his condition and extra potassium is needed. And so another adventure has begun…
While Layla opened the parcel from Green Hope Farms on the bed, Clyde appeared out of no where very curious about these little boxes and bottles.
It’s as if he knew this is healing stuff. Here’s a quick clip of Clyde grooving with the essences and postcards that were included. He’s one mellow fellow. Funny too.
None of us know what lies ahead but we like having hope and some Green Hope Farms on hand to ease the way.
The website has a such a diverse offering of flower essences for humans and Animal Wellness it’s impossible to list them all. My suggestion is to put on your intuitive hat and poke around to a section that resonates, read the description, look at the photo of the flower and ask yourself: does my body, mind or spirit need this. If you’re not sure, help is available from the lovely Green Hope Farm staff.
Flower Essences are beautiful road maps for your healing journey. They are not chemical and can be used with any other treatment safely. I’d love to know if you have used flower essences of any brand and what you experienced.
Have a magical week of peace, love and purrs,