Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ashoka Flowers

The last weekend was spent at my brother's very nice organic farm at Umergaon. This is the picture of Ashoka flowers. Right now, it is in full bloom. It is called as Saraca Indica. A very popular ayurvedic medicine is prepared from this tree, called as Ashokarista.
We use the Ashoka flower remedy for persons, who are experiencing very deep seated sadness. For dark depression, grief, aversion to do anything in life- this flower remedy may help. Ashoka in sanskrit means without grief.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Flame Of the Forest

Come March and Spring begins. So starts the flowering time for the Flame of the Forest! As it appears like a flame in the forest by its colour! It is originally an Indian Tree. Also known as Parrot tree because the petals look like a beak of a parrot. In sanskrit is called as Palaash. Or in Gujarati, we call it Kesudo! This is the special flower for orange colour for the festival of Colour Holi. Flowers have three petals and it is believed that Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh reside in this tree. Brahmans believe it is a sacred tree, call it as 'Brahma Vriksh' ,and do use this tree in Ceremony and prayers.
As a flower Essence: It is an enhancer for public speakers, who need to improve the timing of their elocution along with better co-ordination between thought and speech.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

International visitors to Healin' Temple

Healin' Temple is attracting many visitors from around the world. Here is the picture showing Barbara ( Yamuna ) Smith from Australia. We met her in 1992 in Australia at the International Flower Essences Conference. She remembered us after all these years and made it a point to connect again with us while she visited India. On the right is Thrity Engineer from UK. We spent a day sharing all the healing experiences with our patients.