Quality: Mental Vitality
Message of Self-Mastery: Energy; taking initiative in projects; enthusiasm; living fully in the moment; saying “Yes” to life’s challenges; exuberant willingness; for new beginnings.
Pattern of Disharmony: Sluggishness; procrastination; unwillingness; blocked energy; unresponsiveness; dragging one’s feet; resistance; lethargy; “Manana” state of mind; “passing the buck” attitude.
With boundless energy I rise to greet the world!
|Will-powered||Pioneering in spirit|
|Lackluster||“Auto pilot” state|
|“Monday morning blahs”||Low energy|
|Stuck in a mental rut||Lethargic|
The positive Corn state exemplifies living fully in the moment. Instead of putting things off, we find we have the present in which to do them. Rather than living on auto pilot, we get ourselves in gear. The positive Corn state applies to getting jobs done and more importantly, to an inner attitude of willingness and a commitment of energy to make needed psycho-emotional changes. One woman phoned to relate that, after taking one dosage of Corn in the evening, she didn’t recognize her own reflection in the bathroom mirror the next morning!
“It’s cloudy today. I think I’ll stay home.” “It’s raining again-that really bums me out.” What do both these statements have in common? Superficially, the weather. On a deeper level, both reflect a dependence on outer circumstances to make our lives work. If something so simple as weather contrary to our wishes can ruin our plans for the day, what would happen if true tragedy struck, such as a hurricane or an earthquake? Let’s look at two reactions to what we might call “tragedies,” one exemplifying the positive Corn state and the other, the negative Corn condition.
News coverage of the Los Angeles earthquake in January of 1994 poignantly documented its quake victims-the rich who had lost their mansions, their land and everything but their lives. Close-up photos caught the anger, the disbelief and the need to blame someone or something, all written into their faces. A pervasive “why me?” attitude prevailed, along with a need for the positive Corn state. In contrast to these quake victims, some friends of mine lost their home, that they had built themselves, in a forest fire years ago. At the time, their son was only weeks old. “Well,” said my friend surveying the damage, “at least we won’t have to deal with that leaky roof any more!”
What is the difference between these two reactions to similar circumstances? Clearly, it’s the nature of their energy. In one case, we see an attitude that life is “out to get us.” In the other, the positive Corn state, we see the decision to put out the best possible energy to deal with circumstances as they are, reflecting a willingness to meet overwhelming odds with a spirit of inner joy.
The positive Corn state addresses both the quantity and the quality of energy. In other words, Corn may not inspire us to train for a marathon, but it will enhance the quality of the energy with which we face even small tasks. A good definition of Corn would be life-affirming. With this attitude, long put-off projects are welcomed, housework and routine chores become pleasant and even Monday mornings are not so bad after all. The positive Corn state encourages us to do old things in new ways.
Corn is also strengthening when new projects are undertaken, such as starting a new job or considering one; a new school year, a move or going off to college, for both parent and child; or getting promoted at work.
Negative Corn traits depict a lack of energy, expressed through lethargy, sluggishness and-our worst enemy-unwillingness. This last quality is so detrimental to any flow of energy that we might well personify it as “the Unwillingness Monster.” Surely we have all stood face to face with this beast at one time or another! Inarticulate and slovenly, he boasts a one-word vocabulary-“No.” In an instant, he can sap our energy.
The word vitality stems from the Latin root, vita, meaning life. Life is synonymous with energy. The more vitality we have, the more enthusiasm we have for life.
Consider this scenario: It’s Friday night and you’re beat from an especially trying work week. Nothing looks more inviting than a mindless night of television, garnished with a microwave dinner and a soft drink. That’s all you have energy for anyway, and besides-you’ve earned it. Then the phone rings. It’s a friend you haven’t seen in years, inviting you to a concert featuring your favorite music group. Gosh, you hadn’t even heard that they were in town! Poof. The lethargy’s gone and you’re ready in minutes for a night out.
Ruling out physiological causes, what better proof is there that low energy is a state of mind? And do couch potatoes really enjoy being that way? “After only one drop of Corn,” wrote a mother of two young children, “I cleaned Katie’s room and said, ‘Let’s make this a place of joy.’ I was literally dancing while doing my housework. I do clean, but not with this good of an energy. It really changed me.”
The negative Corn state also manifests as procrastination. “Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow?” as the saying goes. How easy it is to find a thousand reasons to rationalize our lack of energy! Consider the classic example of the smoker trying to quit. “Why, giving up smoking’s the easiest thing in the world,” Mark Twain once said. “I’ve done it hundreds of times.”
Go to new places for old routines-dining, shopping, entertainment.
Exercise regularly, join a health club, if necessary, for group support.
Build a brisk walk into your routine at the same time each day.
Take up a new hobby.
Try a new sport, either as a spectator, a player, or both.
Eliminate coffee, black tea and excessive sugar consumption from your diet.
The snows of a long winter are melting late into springtime in the higher mountainous elevations. Icicles metamorphose into well-fed streams, racing over aged rocks and occasional felled trees. This day paints itself in bold greens that shout and whisper of the initiation into a new season.
Summer bursts forth from the womb of a well-nourished spring, the earth now warmed by a hotter sun. The dance of new life, choreographed by a knowing Mother Nature, has begun. All living things grasp the present tense of action verbs. “Race,” urges the river. “Fly!” cries the lark. “Flutter,” whispers the butterfly. And the nouns, not wanting to be left by the wayside, shout from the very clouds. “Energy,” says the breeze.
“Vitality,” sings the mountain stream. “Freedom!” cries the wind.
All the elements of nature commune in harmony. And in this moment, eternity awakens.
Testimonials for the Flower Essences
My husband, myself and my 2 children have been using the flower essences for the last 4 months and I feel they have really addressed and dealt with problems that we knew and many we didn’t know of. The essences are very powerful and deeply spiritual in nature. My family started with orange and strawberry flower essence and within a week of taking them we are felt uplifted and with a deeper and higher energy and free from a many issues. Since then we have taken many different ones as had been indicated by the test and each time the essence prescribed has been exactly what was needed to fix the problem at that point in time. For us the essences have opened a new, deep, and very powerful door allowing us to improve ourselves and evolve. I deeply recommend everyone should take them. ~ S.P., New Delhi
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I was going through a ‘big’ situation of change of work, from working in a comfortable job as a Head of Finance in a large multinational company, to deciding to start my entrepreneurship in the area that really attracted me of people development as a trainer and life coach. I was badly ‘caught’ in the test, as it felt like a very confusing change to me. My mind was mostly puzzled, unclear and I really didn’t know if I was even thinking right! The only thing I was sure of then, was that I needed to somehow put all my energies in trying to do what felt right, even if it was very difficult. It was the tomato flower essence that provided that extra Mental Strength and ability to Endure with a deep sense of patience and calmness. With endurance came also the ability to Focus and I found my-self changing almost immediately and started to view ‘difficulties’ on the way, as ‘opportunities’! ~ Dipti Bhatia, Gurgaon
I am a homeopathic practitioner since 18 years. I have gone through the book The Essential Flower Essence Handbook. After my in-depth studies, I prescribed more than 100 essences to my patients, especially on their mood and nature. I used Avocado Essence for memory and concentration in school children and observed their results are improving from their next test only. I used Cherry Essence for cheerfulness and Pineapple for confidence. In the next follow up patients reported that they feel improvement as soon as they took the first drop. Many patients have started reading The Essential Flower Essences Handbook and want to know more about the essences for their use and help others also. ~ Dr. Ketan Shah, MD (Homeopath), Ahmedabad
I have two sons, both are very active children. My elder son is diagnosed with ADHD (mild). I get overworked due to many personal reasons and i tend to loose my peace and sense of balance. I have been working very hard with my elder one, but now seems to loose my patience. One day on some refernce i contacted Dipti ji and she adviced Tomato and Spinach essences for me. This worked very well, specially Spinach essence. I am trying Avocado essence for my child now. ~ R.S.
Jena came from North East and joined me as assistant sales executive in my office. First week went off well. The second week I found her disturbed and most distracted. Turned out she had lost her mother some time back and she was missing her that day. And all in all she was demotivated to concentrate on work. Corn Essence was handy. One dose under the tongue and 20 minutes later Jena was sitting in front of me asking me how to deal with a certain difficult customer! ~ Kamini, Bangalore