The flowers that cause vertigo, the beautiful narcotic flowers

Updated: Oct 29, 2021


The water nymph, a feminist.

Nypmphaea stands for gender fluidity & equality

Enter the somatic drift

It thrives in community

Yet is dictated by no individual authority

Catch the echo of its threat signals pass as hormones through the roots

Communication strengthens the lily neighbourhood

If kept wyld at heart, the lily is a co-species activist

This gender-neutral or gender-fluid entity self reproduces

Query queerish vitalism

She relies not on patriarchy, he relies not on matriarchy

One day she is female, one day he is male, all-ways whole & wholesome

Sexually agile & adaptive, sexually capable & confident

There is movement & tone to the intricacies of the sexual organs

Highly receptive

Moving across the water-terra, flowers capable of mobility

There is age-old movement in foot, en-root

Grounded & fluid, rooted & mobile

Thousand year old cells; cloning, passing on

So otherworldly, that it becomes profoundly earthly

Something hidden in plain view


What does the water nymph have to teach you?

+ Community & communication (interkinnection)

+ Gender fluidity (untamed, unashamed)

+ Sexual & sensual movement (awaken taste & pleasure)

+ Heart opening (process grief & allow bliss)

+ Adapt & move towards multiple options of change

+ Ethereal remembrance


You can work with the Blue Water Lily in a few ways; tincture, flower essence, or dry herb.

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