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Essence of the Week: Patchouli

Patchouli is a perennial plant from India that grows abundantly in the tropical regions of the world. Patchouli has a deep history in trade and American History. She was what people put onto their clothing when trading it in order to preserve the fabrics. Patchouli used to be known as a symbol of luxury and authenticity. She is also known for her influence in the 1960's on the hippy movement. She is a long-standing symbol of freedom, liberation, and enjoying the finer things in life.

Patchouli has been a freedom fighter both physically and emotionally. She is wonderful for digestion and fertility, helping with intestinal issues, impotence, and frigidity. Patchouli is anti-viral and anti-fungal, and she helps with infections in the body. She is a natural remedy for heavy metals, and she is strongly anti-microbial. Patchouli helps the skin to regenerate and works great on acne, scars, wrinkles, and wounds. She helps to reduce cellulite, and wards away insects. Patchouli is a great strengthener and supporter for the life force and helping to renew the weak areas in the body in order to provide more harmony and balance.

Energetically, this goddess is uplifting and supportive. She helps one to grieve and let go, snap out of depressive moods, and find peace within. Patchouli helps to clear away confusion, bringing clarity and purpose. She is a symbol of prosperity and abundance, helping one to care for their personal needs, welfare, and highest good, while working harmoniously with others. Bring Patchouli into your energy field when you need clarity on what to do and where to go in order to find healthy, happiness, and prosperity in order to gain more personal freedom.

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