We have this saying in Finnish: "Best not to hide your candle under the basket." What it means is, that you've got to let your light shine on, illuminate the dark places.
It's an important saying in a deeply modest culture.
Being humble is an core virtue to Finns, much more the measure of a person, than making sure everyone knows your achievements. Sometimes here in the US it can be hard to discern what folks really think of themselves, as self-esteem is sometimes equated with self-promotion, bragging isn't considered embarrassing, and it's socially acceptable to praise and uplift oneself. It is not a good or bad thing, just a cultural difference I think about often.
To me, the second interpretation of this saying is equally as important, though: if you don't own your light, if you try to hide it, it may become a disruptive force & set your house on fire.
That you've got to own your power.
Somewhere in the happy medium of the two approaches stands Foxglove medicine: tall, visible, a first responder species, a candle in every field, a benevolent army of heart-opening, lesson learning, humility teaching, but brave & proud plant allies.
She doesn't hide her light, nor does she assume her own greatness. She simply has work to do in making way, soil, habitat for the species coming after the her.
I felt compelled to create an essence of her, to have her spirit and strength available to us in trying times.
There's still a few bottles of "Have Heart" in the shop, and more are heading out to their new homes, to help you shine your light far & wide.
#foxglove (which you should learn about before you use her medicine because she's deeply toxic if ingested in the wrong ways - so as always, RESPECT PLANTS - LEARN THEIR MEDICINE. Not from social media😉)