The winds blow through the hills, gently bobbing the heads of flowers that cover the mountainside. Whispers of intuition sparkle through their dance, giving the air of fae magic and knowing. Will you answer their call and dance with the fae? The bluebell flower is a unique plant ally during this time, wild harvested from the mountains surrounding Salt Lake City. Called streamside bluebells, mountain bluebells or tall-fringed bluebells, Mertensia ciliata is a member of the borage family. The flowers, young stems and leaves are edible raw, while older leaves are most palatable when cooked. Bluebell offers her teaching through a subtle, sweet lens. Her delightful nectar supports a gentle opening of our intuition; she helps encourage our inner knowing and helps us communicate with our heart’s desire. Encouraging a gentle feminine presence, bluebell is powerful for connecting with grief, pain, or other buried emotions. Activating our own watery elements, she facilitates a space for subtle emotional processing, more alignment between our feelings and choices, and more trust in the flow that life follows. Bluebell flowers of many species have been associated with the fae because of their soft pastel color, glittering depths and resonance with fairy skirts. Where bluebell flowers nod, nature spirits are sure to dwell.
A treasure trove of inspiration and emotional awareness, this little flower’s message is large.