Mental inflexibility; attached to seeing things a certain way; emotional and physical tension and constriction, especially around the heart; lacking perspective on how to deal with a situation or conflict; unable to see the lessons or issues at the heart of a problem.
This essence is for when we find ourselves in a situation where we have lost all perspective and have no idea of how to proceed. It is particularly useful when we experience fear that is so strong that our perceptions close down and we don’t know what to do or which way to go. And the more we identify with our unpleasant predicament, the stronger these feelings get.
Foxglove relieves the energetic tension around the heart that accompanies this kind of experience. As this tension is released, our breathing opens up and our energy flow is restored. At the same time, the essence expands our perspective so that we can see through our fear and transform the underlying thoughts, feelings, and belief systems that are responsible for it.
This essence empowers us to live our lives without fear. It encourages us to take emotional risks in our relationships and helps us strengthen our hearts so they can open in response to a conflict or challenge instead of contracting or closing down. But the strongest message from Foxglove is that while fear is real, love is bigger—and the quickest way to move through any kind of fear is to open our hearts to love.
Affirmations I open my heart to Love.
I transform fear with penetrating insight and compassionate understanding.