January 12, 2012
Common in the Southwestern desert in the U.S., the Banana Yucca is a seemingly quiet and humble plant, with its sage green pointers reaching out for the sun. It blends into the landscape and isn't particularly captivating—until it blooms.
Gorgeous stalks rise up toward the sky, showering down a mass of creamy white flowers that look like bells. If you gaze up into the flower from below, you’ll see a beautiful star hidden away in the center of the flower.
If you are attracted to the Banana Yucca flower, you may have experienced a recent urge to "break out" or have felt a desire to experiment with how you show up in the world and how your "work" manifests into physical form.
You may have felt that you have a big vision, yet you’re not clear how it’s going to play out. You might see the big picture, but the details are fuzzy. Or perhaps you have a clear plan but are feeling open and flexible to wilder and more adventurous expressions of your creations.
Now is a good time to connect with other people—especially with women, who have natural networking abilities—to generate more expansive reach for your ideas and leverage communities. If in any way you have felt solitary or that you have to "do it all yourself," now is the time to reflect on the women or groups of women that you could partner with to expand the potential of what you do.
Alternatively, if you're not working with women, you may want to develop more of the following qualities within yourself: collaboration, empowerment, networking, leadership and intuition.
Metaphorically, the shape of the flower reflects its superpower, as one of its main special qualities is to unleash hidden potential (the star) within each of us. We all have talents, yet oftentimes we are talented in areas that we may not even be aware of yet. Banana Yucca helps us unearth these hidden talents and have a stronger sense of purpose about our lives.
Along with helping us experience a deeper understanding of our abilities and capabilities, Banana Yucca dissolves any shyness or insecurity we have around our skills and abilities magnifying conviction, perseverance and sense of support. We are able to make great leaps and bounds in our progress—with Banana Yucca we even surprise ourselves with what we’re capable of.
A theme common of many of the newly emerging flower elixirs of today is Banana Yucca’s quality of teaching us how to use more of our feminine energies to create our world. Culturally, we have relied more on our masculine energies to do, make, create and make the impossible possible through determination and action.
Banana Yucca, however, shows us how to make the impossible possible through collaboration, cooperation, self-empowerment, communication, networking and tapping into our intuition to make decisions.
Banana Yucca (Yucca baccata) flowers bloom during spring and early summer in the southwest of the U.S. and northern Mexico. The plant only grows to about four feet tall and the fruits are banana shaped and sweet tasting.
If the Agave is a masculine desert plant, Banana Yucca is the feminine counterpart. A much softer, gentler version of the Agave, Yucca has historically been used as food, medicine and even soap and shampoo, as the juice from roots is soporific. The stringy fibers of the Yucca leaves were traditionally used for making rope, sandals, baskets and cloth.
"When I took this elixir, I was surprised at how my insecurities fell away while approaching creative projects. This in itself was liberating, allowing more fresh and out-of-the-box ideas to emerge." —Celeste
"Like so many of us, I decided that my current career path was no longer in alignment with what I wanted for my life. I needed to find something that felt more like ME! When you’ve been working in the same industry for over ten years, it’s easy to feel stuck and at times you ask yourself questions like, 'What am I truly capable of? What other things can I do that maybe I haven’t considered?' Banana Yucca has truly given me a spark inside that makes me feel excited to dream up all of my future possibilities with a positive mindset and some added reassurance during this big leap!" —Vanessa
"I wasn't sure how this elixir was showing up in my life. After about 2 weeks in, then I saw it. For me, this led me steadfast into fine-tuning how I want to show up in the world. I had been stuck in my career having very small successes. Not sure how to get out of the rut but also not knowing or having clarity of how I want to show up, what kind of artist I want to be. What am I passionate about. This reminded me of my love for activism and politics. Given what's been going on in the world it may seem easy to get this revelation but prior to taking this, I was just as lost. Knowing I wanted to help but it was so overwhelming and I had no plan or direction. Now I do. I'm excited to get up every day. I'm excited about my career again because I've discovered a greater purpose and I just feel every more fulfilled. The energy is subtle but I see how it works and I have no doubt it was the essence that led and guided me to my new found passion. To sum it up, I would say this elixir help me to identify what I was really passionate about and showed my how I can best use talents I didn't even realize were talents to have a more fulfilling career." —Sami
"Hidden gifts have surfaced for me especially public speaking, something I thought I would be never able to do. I have so much clarity around my course offerings and the types of clients I wish to work with." —Dina Visram
"While I can't put my finger on any specific reveals of talent that came out of taking it, this elixir definitely gave me a boost in feeling capable of taking on and navigating the early days of me starting my own business!" —Margaret
Magnifies: Conviction, perseverance, and support along the path; awakening hidden talents and unearthing hidden power; unexpected leaps and bounds in progress; strength in purpose; working with women to accomplish great things
Dissolves: Shyness about purpose in life; insecurity about capabilities; feeling alone or having to do it all yourself; confusion or lack of clarity around purpose or vision
Infused with the flower essences that wake up the power of fearlessness, openness, perseverance, Full Bloom helps you skyrocket to the next level of your growth and take a BIG leap toward your full potential.
Love + flower petals,