Baby Blue Eyes can help strengthen intimacy by providing the ability to feel one’s own pain, and show uncertainty and vulnerability
Thee beautiful Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii ) is blooming now throughout the Sierra foothills, found in shady, vernal meadows at low to mid elevation. Nothing is more enchanting than to find these blossoms glistening in the dew in the early morning — waves of ephemeral sky-blue cups reflecting the clear blue sky. The relationship with the water element is a central theme in this aptly named Waterleaf (Hydrophylloideae) sub-family of plants, flourishing in the watery womb of the moist meadow, with delicate stems and leaves that grow close to the earth.
With its pronounced affinity for water, the Baby Blue Eyes flower essences addresses qualities of tender sensitivity, innocence and trust associated one’s early childhood relationship to the father, or other significant masculine figures that are in some way disturbed. Very often the father was absent, or there was a lack of support or genuine presence. The Baby Blue Eyes type attempts over time to cover this wound of vulnerability with a false “hardening,” such as emotional distancing, mistrust, cynicism or spiritual alienation. It is a flower that can be equally helpful for men or women, although it is especially needed for many men who struggle to become strong, by disowning their pain.