When we use words such as all over the place, overwhelmed, frazzled, spacey, or on edge to describe how we feel, it usually means we’re not grounded. In other words, our personal energy is not anchored in the earth in a healthy, safe, nourishing, and balanced way. Alyssum can help with this by bringing us down to earth, reminding us what’s really important (love and the present moment), and soothing our stress-abused nerves. In other words, she reminds us to send our roots into the nourishing sweetness of the now. For this purpose, you might create a charm such as the following:
Place four fresh alyssum blossoms and an iron pyrite on a piece of green cotton fabric. Tie closed with hemp twine and anoint with patchouli and a little jasmine, neroli, or rose essential oil. Pin inside your clothes to keep you grounded in the here and now. Re-anoint as necessary to keep the scent fresh.
(This is an excerpt from my brand new book, The Magic of Flowers.)