Picking hawthorne flowers, being showered in the petals, the sickly sweetness, as the flowers and leaves pluck off if feels like a wedding in an old cemetery. Its brought to my attention that love always moves it can be as much a part of death as it is life and like life it sometimes dies. sometimes in great loss of loved ones, break ups, or death. Sometimes in renewing and re negotiating our relationships with our communities every day. As quickly as the hawthorne flowers came, they will leave, sometimes hastened by a heavy storm or prolonged rain.
They heal grief, pain, and hurt. they hold space to feel loss, sadness, and bereavement. They give the heart permission to cry and as such can often release repressed sadness and grief. Sometimes life doesn’t quite allow us the space and time required to mourn a loss or feel or the feelings involved in a broken heart.
I tincture the flowers with 25% alcohol. you could use vodka instead. simply fill a jar with hawthorne flowers and cover with vodka. Shake every day for 2 weeks.
Dose: Take 5ml 2 x day or as required.