Many people have asked me why I named my practice Falcon Rose.
I’m an aromatherapist, so the Rose part is easy to guess.
Rose is one of the most beloved flowers and essential oils we have. It works on so many levels, especially the emotions. It's an opener of the heart and a healer of wounds. For example, cuts on the skin can be healed by using rose petals and rose oil.
So why did I choose the imagery of a falcon?
Near where I live in the south of the Netherlands, there’s a bird sanctuary that has falcons. I first started to notice them about four years ago while on my daily walks. One day I felt as though one of them was asking me to follow. So I did, and she lead me to her nesting and hunting territory. Delighted, I would sit and study her and her mate for hours.
Falcons are amazing birds! They are the very definition of determination and strength. Once they have decided on a target they will hunt it relentlessly for as long as it takes until they reach their goal. Nothing can stop them!
The more I studied the falcons, the more I noticed other birds of prey on my travels such as local hawks, red kites on a trip to France, and owls. I became captivated by birds of prey and eventually sought out lessons where I got to work with a bald eagle.
Studying birds of prey taught me so much about myself and who I want to be as a person. When things get hard for these birds, they don't quit. Us humans could learn a thing or two from them when it comes to perseverance. We to need to find our strength, tend to our nests, feel the sun on our backs, and keep flying another day.
During my own walk through life, I’ve discovered you need both the determination of a falcon and an open heart like a rose to be fully present and engaged. One without the other is only half of what makes us whole and balanced individuals.
The name "Falcon Rose", came to me as the energy of a powerful female healer who works closely with the forces of nature. She is nature, magic, healing and creative determination in one. When you work with Falcon Rose, this is the energy that will meet you and help you find these qualities in yourself.
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