Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale


Positive qualities: Dynamic, effortless physical energy and expression of life force; inner ease in work and play.
Patterns of imbalance: Overly tense, especially in the musculature of the body, over-striving and hard-driving.


“Dan has always planned ahead and then gone on to achieve the things he planned. He has a great zest for life and is always active and busy. Not long ago Dan began to notice that his muscles never seemed to relax. It wasn’t long after that that he was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (FM). Dan had never considered that emotional tension could become locked in his muscles. And he was having a hard time believing that mental attitudes could become frozen into his muscles and be the cause of muscular tension. He was a doer, a producer, not a person that spends time emoting his feelings. In fact the vary idea of it seemed completely out of his realm of thinking.

In time Dan began to understand that his inner life was colliding with his outer physical life and causing muscular tension. With this new understanding he was able to begin to relax.

To be at ease, we need to balance our inner spiritual life with our outer physical, active life.”


Dandelion flower essence is needed when we are not aware that deeper emotional and mental attitudes of life can cause stiffness, especially in the muscular structure. It will help us release these emotional energies frozen into the muscle. The Dandelion person often has a hardness and abstinent attitude towards life. They have a difficult time getting in touch with and ultimately releasing the stagnant energy stored in the body.

On the other hand the Dandelion person has a great zest for life, being the doer. It is a great essence for the over-achiever or compulsive person, bringing relaxation to their constant on-the-go activities. They might over plan and over do their life beyond what is physically suitable. Dandelion aids in teaching us how to listen more closely to the emotional messages our body needs. As soon as the emotions are released, the spirit flows more effortlessly through the body and the tension disappears. Dandelion is especially good at releasing hatred and resentment, and creating a feeling of being centered.

Dandelion flower essence helps us feel the importance of family, aiding in releasing family issues. It heals a feeling of abandonment or lack of love from parents. It teaches us to persevere through adversity and helps us to complete projects.

Chakra: Solar plexus, Sacral

Affirmations:
I choose clear flowing communication and awareness over tensions in my life.
Gentle strength and endurance will overcome the turmoil and stresses in my life.

Symptoms Which Indicate
Aches/Pains, Addiction, Awareness, Back/Neck Pain/Discomfort, Cancer, Career/Work, Communication, Cramping, Death, Depression/Grief, Detoxification/Purification, Dreams/Sleep, Excessive Living, Fever, Hardness, Heart, Improving Energy, Masculine, Massage, Macho, Mid-Life Crisis, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy/atrophy/disorders, Perfectionist, Relaxation, Release, Repression, Stress/Tension, Study Problems, Timing Issues