Borage - Hope

Borage - Borretsch - Borago officinalis

annual herb, up to 60 cm high; many flowers on 2 - 4 cm long, hairy stems, deep blue to violet petals; cultivated in gardens or wild; on nutrient-rich soils.
Distribution: Europe, North America
Flowering time: June to October


Keywords: hope, courage to live, grief process
Brief description: brings courage and confidence in situations in which there is a tendency to depression, one feels powerless, sees no way out; brings relief from sorrow and pain in the heart
Chakra: Throat Chakra
Acupuncture Points: Lung 7, parasympathetic-point in the ear


The essence

Borage is a balm for the heart, its flower essence brings joy and courage back to the quailed heart, when circumstances keep you down.
The field it is working on is how to deal with grief and loss. Its healing vibration helps to deal with depression, sadness, discouragement, grief and despair. You do not feel strong enough to tackle other challenges in life, because what you went through before, or are going through right now, is enough to take all hope of recovery.


Borage can not make pain and tears go away when you have to cope with the death of a loved one or your own child, but it supports to be able to accept both, even when the environment requires courage and does everything just to you distract from the pain.

However when you neglect to really process the experience, suppress instead of integrate it, it matures and burdens you like an evil ghost in the unconscious. This flower teaches you to go through the tears and look confidently into the future.

Borage flower essence has a healing vibration that supports the acupuncture meridians of the lung, so it can be given in case of any energy shortage. It helps to take a deep breath.

©Dirk Albrodt

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