(Above picture is not my photograph)
This blog post is 'inspired' (ha, see what I did there), by the book launch of Flower Evolution: Blooming Into Your Potential With the Magic of Flowers by Katie Hess. Katie Hess is the owner of the company Lotus Wei. Her brand is based on flower essences in the form of elixirs, mists, anointing oils, serums, perfumes & more. Flower essences work as energetic vibrations through the body. They counteract the issues we are having and work on them in different ways based on the different essences.
I can't even begin to explain how enthralled I am about the new book, as I have been a long devotee of Lotus Wei. In this book, Katie will be delving into 48 different flowers, and how they can benefit and transform your life. Also included, is the amazing photography shot by Louie Schwartzberg. If you haven't seen any of his photographs, or cinematography, you have to! A lot of his work is on Netflix as of now, go and check it out, you will be AMAZED. I put his films on when I want to relax.
In reference to the 48 flowers, this post is part of a blog ring which will link to each bloggers take on an individual flower. Keep reading, and when you get to the end, make sure to click on and read everyone's experience.
In collaboration with the launch of the book, I have been testing out the Inspired Action elixir. I had been drawn to Red Bird of Paradise which is one of the flower essences in the Inspired Action elixir. When choosing an essence, Katie has you visually look at photos of flowers, and pick which ones you are most drawn to. For me, I couldn't take my eyes off of Red Bird of Paradise. I recently went to Arizona in May where I stayed with a friend. I remember standing inside her living room, staring out at this magnificent flower bush. I immediately went outside and marveled in its beauty. I couldn't step away, as it's energy and essence was one of the most remarkable things I had been called to.
This is the description of Red Bird of Paradise from Lotus Wei:
Message: Get it Done
The Red Bird of Paradise is a fiery gem. The flowers look like exploding orchids, bursting open into flames of orange, red, and yellow. The electric-red stamens reach out in long beautiful strands, and the leaves range from the deepest greens to blue. It flourishes in intense environments like the Sonoran desert, where the summertime temperatures can rise over 115 degrees! Instead of withering, it channels the hot sun and unfurls into a passionate display of floral fire. If you’re drawn to the Red Bird of Paradise, there may be something on your to-do list that you’ve been avoiding. Even though it may be high priority and important to you, you find yourself procrastinating. Red Bird of Paradise elixir motivates and inspires us to get things done. It fills us with passion and drive, and makes projects that we’ve previously put off effortless to finish. It dissolves struggle and resistance and helps us act with ease.
Here I am now, accepting the Red Bird of Paradise essence into my body, and I want to share my experience with you. I'm going to be honest when I say that I am THE biggest procrastinator of all time. All throughout school I would write my papers at 2 AM, having to be up for 5:30. If I had any type of deadline, I sometimes never reached it, and would even pass things in late. I have no excuse, I just like to rush things, what can I say? It makes sense as to why I was drawn to Red Bird of Paradise. I was actually pretty shocked as I read the description since it's pretty dead on!
How did I fair with the essence? The first day I received this essence, I immediately popped it under my tongue. About a couple hours later that day, I was putting away laundry that had been sitting in a basket for two weeks, no joke. For the next couple of weeks, I experienced the same phenomenon happening with everything that I was doing. I was finishing blog posts, I was cleaning, I was getting everything done that I needed to.
In the mornings I take 5 drops of this essence sublingually. Throughout the day I will add 5 more drops into my water, multiple times throughout the day. In taking this essence, I have also noticed that I am more focused. I have the power to focus on projects now that I would otherwise get distracted from. Besides procrastination and focus, this essence has also helped in reinventing my creativity in many ways. I didn't realize how much of a creative rut I had been in before I had been taking this elixir. I have so many projects up my sleeve at all times now, it's as if I don't have the time to procrastinate. I guess I didn't realize how strong of an effect I would have based on this essence. Not that I doubted Lotus Wei, or the power of flowers, but I have been pretty blown away. Once you open yourself up to new things, the possibilities are endless.
If this in anyway describes you, I highly recommend taking the Inspired Action elixir. Or if you are drawn to Red Bird of Paradise like I am, your body might be sending you signals, like mine did. I am beyond pleased with this elixir, and I will forever be an Inspired Action user.
Be sure to check out a sneak peek, giveaways, free downloads, and more: here
Also, check out Suzi's blog post to continue the blog ring: here
For more info, follow Lotus Wei on Instagram @lotuswei. & Follow Louie Schwartzberg @MovingArtbyLouieSchwartzberg
**This elixir was provided for review purpose. As always, I am transparent with my readers, notifying you when I have received something for free.
As always, thank you for reading. xoxo
Andie is a green beauty blogger who also has a Youtube channel, Andie The Green Queen. She focuses on vegan, cruelty free, and gluten free products, cosmetics, lifestyle and more.