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Innocence, Abundance & True Love


Violet Blossoms Are to Eat. Violet Leaves Are to Drink

 

Spring is often thought of as a time to purify the body after the winter season and gain renewed energy for the lovely spring!


Violets are perfect for springtime because they help your body eliminate waste by stimulating the lymphatic glands to get rid of toxins in the body!


Medical Uses


Violet leaves and flowers have been used historically for the treatment of cancer and swollen glands.  The tea of the flowers, leaves, and sometimes the roots is used internally to help dissolve tumors and relieve congested tissue.  Herbalist Alma Hutchen says that violets’ dissolving properties “seem to have intricate inward skill, reaching places only the blood and lymphatic fluids penetrate.”  Herbalist Susan Weed uses violets internally as a tea and externally as a poultice to help heal fibrocystic breasts, breast cancer, and mastitis.  Violet has also been used in Native American and Chinese medicine for cancer and for shrinking tumors.  The action may be partly due to steroidal saponins found in the plant, which have a dissolving action that can increase the transfer of nutrients across cell membranes.

This delicate herb has a rich tradition in Europe as well, where it has been used for centuries as a pulmonary remedy for dry hacking cough. It is often recommended for bronchitis and whooping cough, along with the roots of marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) and licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra).


(Information by: Wildfiodsandmedicine.com, chestnutherbs.com)


 

V I O L E T R E C I P E S


//Violet Tea//


Dry violet leaves and flowers in baskets or paper bags.  Once completely dry, store in a jar or bag in a cool dark place. 

Use 1 tablespoon of dried leaf and flower per cup of hot water. 

Infuse for 10 minutes to several hours.

Drink 2-3 cups a day






//Violet Jelly Recipe//

Ingredients


3 heaping cups of fresh violet petals

4 C boiling water

1/4 C well-strained clear lemon juice

2 C raw sugar

1 box low sugar pectin

Directions:


Put clean violet flowers in a heatproof glass jar and pour boiling water over them. Cover and let steep at least two hours, overnight if fine. Strain the blue liquid into a stainless steel pot. Add the lemon juice and watch your blue infusion turn pinkish purple!!!

Mix the pectin with 1/2 cup of the sugar and add to the liquid, mixing very well. Bring to a hard boil that can not be stirred down. Add all the rest of the sugar at once and stir. Set timer once it comes back to a boil to 1 minute.

Do a jelly test.

*Use a cold spoon to see if it is set or using a spoon see if the jelly sheets off the spoon instead of dripping*. Get jars and lids prepared ahead of time and have canner hot. Fill jars, seal and process in water bath canner for 10 minutes.

Violet Infusion Recipe Add flowers and leaves to fill 1/3 – 1/2 of a pint size canning jar. Fill with boiling water, cover and steep 4 hours or overnight. Strain and drink. Add raw honey & lemon for taste and to change the color to a pinkish purple!


 

//Violet Hummus//


Prep Time: 15 min

Overall: 30 min


Ingredients:


1 head purple cauliflower, cut into florets (about 3 cups) 1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup lemon juice 2 Tbsp. tahini paste 1 tsp. minced garlic 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper


Directions


Place cauliflower florets in a steamer insert over boiling water. Cover and steam 6-8 minutes until tender. Rinse with cold water. Place cauliflower, beans, oil, lemon juice, tahini, garlic, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Process until smooth. Refrigerate leftovers. Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of herbs, and some ground pepper.


!! Enjoy !!



 


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I'm a huge lover of the Full Moon because I can feel the emotional awareness clearing when I put attention towards letting go. Libra’s full moon is a great time to let go of sorrow around love!


Time to free yourself from the past pains of your heart! Find the awareness and open up to SELF LOVE, this helps you find the balance of love, the giving and the ability to receive love. Open your hearts and let the balance in!






 


Ask yourself - “ What blocks me from receiving love from myself and others?

This is where honesty is very important! Dig deep to the truth and SET the blocks FREE!!!

Allow the full moon to assist you in feeling lighter and more connected to your heart.

Libra has a strong need for balance and harmony. Share all of you, the yin & yang, don't be afraid to be who you are!


 


R I T U A L


Choose a candle(s)

Pink, Green, Red


Write down on a piece of loose paper up to seven blocks (fears, doubts, old pains) etc.

Select what you are ready to give to the universe to heal, so it can uplift the heavy weight from your heart.

Then write what you will want to receive from the open spaces in your heart.

When finished writing, close your eyes and take up to 5 slow deep breaths into your heart . Visualize each breath in is “magnetic air” that attaches to any negative energy within your heart. With each breath out, set each one free to the sky. (You can do this also for all 7 releases you wrote). When you can feel the lightness in your chest, open your eyes and light the candle(s).


Let the candle burn out, anywhere from 3-8 days.



 



TRUTH, SURRENDER + TRUST

There is great freedom in release and letting go in this lunar cycle. March is always a sensual time, and its ideal for romance and relationships to enhance magic, re-light sparks or come to an end of a chapter.

You have the opportunity for great freedom this month, with loving yourself and others. Be opened to what shows up in your life. Everything in the right place and the right time! Reach for the stars but go inward to self. Do the work. Write the affirmations and journal for you!





Repeat : I AM LOVE, I EMBRACE THE UNKNOWN, I AM LIGHT, I AM A BEAUTIFUL DIVINE SOUL


 

Safety Precaution:

With allowing your candle to stay lite until its burnt out, please leave your candle in a safe area that is blocked from falling over or in a closed space. I recommend to keep the candle either in a sink with a flat surface, a shower and/or bathtub for over the period of 3-8 days. When candle is finished, clean out glass jar and recycle the glass.


As the New Moon in Pisces is coming up in less than a week, I wanted share with you guys what this lunar cycle in March is all about!

Chakra: Solar Plexus

Candle colors: Blue, Green, Yellow


With this New Moon, it’s a great opportunity to focus on desires aligned with expansion of emotional and spiritual growth. Ask yourself “if guilt and/or shame weren't in my way, how would I grow? What would I achieve?”


The answer is what this Pisces New Moon would be amazing at growing and shifting towards. The moon’s energy add's an extra universal “power punch” that supports your journey and desired growths!



 


 

Ritual


Use your imagination to create this vision!

Choose a candle color out of 3 (blue, green or yellow)


Write down 7 desires and/or dreams to project into your outer world. Hold your candle, close your eyes and open your heart.

Meditate what your world would look like with these added strengths, goals, wishes, desires. How would your life be uplifted? How would you shift? When you can feel the uplifting energy in your physical body (inspiration, excitement, joy, etc), light your candle and let it fully burn out anywhere from 3-8 days.



- - Namaste - -




Safety Precaution:

With allowing your candle to stay lite until its burnt out, please leave your candle in a safe area that is blocked from falling over or in a closed space. I recommend to keep the candle either in a sink with a flat surface, a shower and/or bathtub for over the period of 3-8 days. When candle is finished, clean out glass jar and recycle the glass!




Rituals

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