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The Power of Your Voice


Every time I sit down to write, I wonder what I am going to say... just before it comes spilling out of me. “I have nothing to say”, “no one wants to hear what I have to say” & “no one is listening/reading anyway” were some of the familiar stories I heard myself telling myself this week, and while that may or may not be true, silencing our expression only serves to stifle our ability to create the life we desire. I am sure these stories are not unique to me. 
A huge part of our focus at BiolumenEssence & Hidden Gem on Main is on wellness – the integration & balance of Mind, Body & Spirit.  As the world continues to be swirly and destabilizing for many, we are seeing the rise of anxiety, sleeplessness, loneliness & grief. 

Our voice is powerful, and we haven’t seen a time in recent history that is so blatantly trying to stifle our voice, suppress our speech, burn our books, and instill fear in us for speaking our truth as we are seeing & experiencing today.  The throat chakra governs the nervous system, so it is no wonder we are seeing these issues on the rise. Deep breaths of fresh air are essential for maintaining a healthy throat chakra & nervous system. When was the last time you really allowed yourself to breathe deeply & freely?
Our words have power. They create and weave webs of connection. Words create intimacy through vulnerability, foster trust & help build relationships. Words can be weapons as well, so choose them wisely. 


Our voice (aka our throat chakra) is the gateway – the portal – through which a lot of trapped energy, intention & emotion can be released into the world. Our words are the birthplace of conscious manifestation & creation.  Holding back what we want to say but are too afraid to speak for fear of being judged, rejected, or offending someone, only serves to trap energy that wants to move. Many dis-eases are created from trapped emotions. (Emotion = energy in motion). 
My hope is that this encourages you to speak what is on your mind & heart…free up some of that trapped energy & stop trying to squash what is naturally arising. If you need some support in this area, there are lots of things that can help open & balance your throat chakra. 

  • Working with flower essences is a great way to help move stuck & stagnant energies  
  • Visit the blending bar and create a custom aromatherapy blend to address the specifics of your situation & help support you on your healing journey
  • Check out Authenticity in the chakra line of essences & aromatic synergies 
  • Schedule an energy healing session to balance & clear your chakras. It’ll help to release what needs to be cleared & make space for what you are calling in & creating in your life.
  • Experiment working with crystals & gems that support communication: Amazonite, Aquamarine, Blue Calcite, Celestite, Kyanite & Lapis lazuli. 
  • Building community & connecting with others...check out all of our upcoming events at Hidden Gem on Main & Divinely Rooted 

 In support of radical self-expression & authenticity,


Reflections on 2020


It has been hard to find words to encapsulate the essence & energy of life on earth this past year...

2020 has certainly been challenging for many of us. At the same time it was undoubtedly a year of growth and expansion, as it shook many of us to our core, and had us asking lots of questions.

Whether your growth has shown up as a result of taking on homeschooling, adjusting to working from home, managing a lack of social connecting, caring for sick loved ones, amplifying your wellness practice to keep your immune system in peak condition, shifting or getting more vocal about your political perspective (and losing some friends over it), surrendering to state lock downs & having to close your business, or being silenced/censored & shut down by social media  (it happened to me, thanks Facebook!)…2020 has brought us a world that only “conspiracy theorists” dreamed could happen in the US, and, well…here we are. It has been fascinating to witness it all unfold.

We are all doing the best we can to navigate what is before us.  I’m seeing more and more people turn to energetic medicine to support them in these crazy times, and the benefits and results have been profound. Getting back to our roots, getting connected with nature and her medicine, reminds us of who we are, and puts us in resonance with the natural world around us. It is easy to get caught up in the external happenings of life these days. It is easy to take things personally, to get offended, or to let our fear run the show. But ultimately, that is NOT the highest expression of Who We Are. 

As lightworkers, we are here to foster the evolution of consciousness through compassion & presence, and to shine our light in the dark cavernous places of our society to illuminate what is toxic and out of balance.  Not running from or hating on others who think differently, but embracing the reflection we see in those that trigger us. Not denying the existence of things that make us uncomfortable, but taking a hard look at them & noticing what arises if we allow ourselves to feel into the possibility of that which we don’t want to be true, very well might be, and allowing yourself to feel the pain & confusion when this reality sinks into your heart~space.

Flower essences are amazing tools to work with, when trying to address the unseen, dark, nebulous & hard to reach places within ourselves. They are Nature’s Liquid Lightworkers helping us to navigate our ascension process. They are masters at helping us to shift the energetic, spiritual and emotional “stuff” we carry that we may not have words for. The work starts within us, and trickles out into the world. Flower Essences are the perfect ally for this journey, offering their support, wisdom and subtle magic to sometimes tough situations.

One of my favorite essences to be using these days, is LightStar.  LightStar assists in activating your core of light, and spins out any discordant energies that aren’t in your highest alignment. In a way, it’s like an energetic colonic for your energy body. It creates space within you to let your own light shine.

So, instead of repeatedly declaring that 2020 was a “shit~show” let us instead be grateful for all the awareness and growth it has brought us, even if it was painful, uncomfortable and maddening. I don’t know who said it (and if you know, please tell me!), but this has stuck with me since I heard it about 20 years ago: “Obstacles are the polishing stones on the facets of our brilliance”.

I think we are going to come out quite shiny on the other side of 2020.

Wishing you joy, health & happiness this holiday season,


Alchemy for Ascension


I created BiolumenEssence after several years of making flower essences. Upon connecting with the essences, and asking each of them what they were for and why someone would choose to use them, I received some surprising answers. Clearly these essences came into being at a time when we are struggling – straddling a world that is simultaneously on the brink of the Golden Age as much as it is teetering on the edge of immense darkness, control, disaster & fear. Flower essences are alchemical in their creation - bringing in different elements & energies ~ earth, air, water & fire (sunshine). They offer us Alchemy for Ascension.


ˈalkəmē/   noun ~  a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination


əˈsen(t)SH(ə)n/   noun ~ the act of rising to an important position or a higher level.


Alchemy for AscensionWorking with flower essences initiates a type of internal alchemy ~ one of transformation, growth and luminosity, that enhances and illuminates our path & process of ascension. 


There are some of us here on this planet anchoring in higher energies, some of us are clearing out & transmuting obsolete patterns from ourselves & humanity at large, while some of us weave energetic grids for foundations of what is yet to come. I believe that a lot of this work happens subconsciously…it is not always easy to remember Who We Are, and embody that 24-7 in a world that doesn’t exactly embrace this power & magic as desirable qualities...or even possible, for that matter.


Some of us are embodying the Warrior, others, the Goddess. And some of us are struggling with just being in a body, loving ourselves, creating strong boundaries, tapping into our creativity and becoming aware of our patterns and beliefs that have kept us stuck for years. We long to feel luminous, expansive and connected. I have found flower essences to be a supportive ally while navigating my journey ~ helping to create internal movement, peace, joy and connection. 


There is magic all around us, and I believe whole heartedly in a fantastical~magical universe.  We are powerful beings and we can wield that power in subtle ways, to influence the situations around us and within us.  I lovingly refer to the tapping-in-to this energy as doing “WooWoo”...you will hear me say it often.

It is time for us to Remember Who We Are & re-engage with our own innate magic. I invite you to join me…

In joy & wonder,


The Wild Benevolence of Nature

The Wild Benevolence of Nature

 The Wild Benevolence is that Over~Lighting Intelligence that guides all things...that  gives birth on a moment to moment basis, that is synonymous with endless, relentless creation, and never bows down and allows itself  to be squashed, defeated or controlled.... This Force~this Spirit~ is Wise...it is an omniscient teacher, an Elder; eager to share the Wisdom it has gained from being witness to and closely encapsulated & shaped by every event ever to cross the face of this Earth. It is clear that it is time for us to put our ears & hearts close to the Earth and start listening.