A Conversation with Marigold
I would say that Marigold has been the most influential plant ally for me in 2021. I introduced Marigold into my garden to keep my tomatoes and peppers company, deter pests and generally brighten up the space. The seeds I spread were slow to germinate and slow to flower. But when they did, just wow. They quickly outgrew everything else in the garden and the deep oranges, reds and yellows of the flowers were dazzling to behold. Marigold was the very last bloom in my garden too, lasting until the end of November. Please enjoy our conversation below:
Jessica: "I call on Archangel Michael to protect the exchange about to take place. Please bless this interaction with Marigold. Please allow us to serve the highest good while connecting deeply. Thank you!"
"Hello Marigold! Thank you for showing up so vibrantly in the garden! It has been an absolute joy watching you grow and I think you have definitely been the most prolific plant in the garden this year."
Marigold: "Why thank you honey. It has been comfortable there and I've enjoyed myself. Your garden feels different. I am typically planted as a companion plant to the tomatoes but, here I feel like I am shining."
Jessica: "You are! Hearing you makes me think of a true Southern Belle. Beautiful, slow southern drawl, charm! I don't love tomatoes for real and they needed a lot of my energy this year. It was so cool to plant your seeds and watch you take off at your own pace, then take over! You've brought me so much joy!"
M: "Well honey, that's good. I am beautiful and I love to be appreciated. I'm happy to play second fiddle to the tomato vines. Heaven knows they need me! I thrive in a support role. This supporting actress is the star of her own show honey."
J: "I feel like you have very strong medicine to share. Is there anything you'd like to teach me?"
M: "Why yes. I'm bringing the message of the fiery divine feminine. I am fully connected to that deep red and rich orange 1st and 2nd chakra energy of creation and primal existence. I do not question my worth or my place in the world. Yes, I am a good companion & support to my fellow plants. Does that take away my ability to shine? NO! Do I submit or live in their shadows? Hell NO! Honey, I take up space. I radiate all my beautiful glory and THROUGH doing so, offer more support than if I lived small and less vibrantly. Don't you see? Being supportive of your loved ones isn't a punishment and it shouldn't be something that dims your light. If it is, you aren't able to access the depths of support available within you. Show up! Show out! TAKE UP SPACE! When you really allow yourself to do this--that's when you truly help those around you."
J: "Wow! Thank you for that powerful message. Your confidence is incredible and empowering. I am in awe of you."
M: Well good Honey! Ha! I'm only half playing. You've been told all your life to listen to authority. To be the boss but to prioritize husband and kids and basically everyone else. You've received mixed messaging so it's no wonder you're mixed up. I'm not just talking to you by the way. Let me show you how beautiful the idea of strong feminine can be. Embody the paradox of shining in your support role. I'm not telling you. I'm showing you. See dear--true leadership. Don't take me as boastful but don't look for self deprecation coming from me either. I know my worth and you will know it too when you pay attention. I'm offering you this medicine."
J: "So powerful! How would you like me to work with you? In what preparation?"
M: "Definitely take a flower essence. I know you felt the Mars energy at first but do you now understand how this Venus energy is so full that it lets the Mars energy be noticed? Do a solar capture. Call in Venus to infuse the essence further."
J: "That is beautiful! I will absolutely do that. Is there any other way you'd like to come through?"
M: "Mmm--yes sugar. Infuse my petals in oil. Create a sensual body oil. Let me help women tap into their 1st & 2nd chakra energy. I will remind them of their inherent worth then show them what a blessing they are when they shine. How much more everyone benefits when they fully embody their glory. The true beauty they possess that has nothing to do with shape or looks and everything to do with complete connection to their inherent value."
J: "Wow, wow wow! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm so honored to receive the full force of your energy and your message. Thank you!"
Marigold ain't playin y'all!
This energy of Fiery Divine Feminine, of taking up space, embodying your glory. This energy has touched me in my core. Marigold has been helping me to see that when I martyr myself to all those around me, trying to be the perfect wife, mom, daughter, friend etc. all of those people feel the opposite of supported by me. To be honest, usually they seem annoyed and indifferent to my efforts. When I prioritize my alignment and my joy it feels like everyone around me is lit up. We hear this message all the time but I had to have Marigold quite literally show me in order to begin to understand with my being. We still have much work to do together and I look forward to every bit of it!
I invite you to work with Marigold! I have Marigold flower essences, body oil, hydrosols and bath teas containing Marigold in my shop. You can also visit the Meditation Library to access guided practices to use in your work with this amazing being!