Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is dynamically positioned between both the past and the future. It calls us to remember the past, sometimes conjuring up memories that had once been forgotten or reframing ones that had become haunting to the tired mind. But Rosemary also propels us into future activity by giving us the courage to power over obstacles and freely release our creative expression in the world.
This strong and camphoraceous scent is a standard for mental stimulation and awareness. The scent simultaneously pulls both the past and the future to meet in the present moment. The natural effect on the mind, combined with the power to inspire deeper breath makes Rosemary the perfect choice for a creating a mindful yet productive morning.
Use Rosemary to reflect on the past while also looking forward toward the future. Let the past inform the future, yet not define it. What lessons can be gained from the past day, week, or year? As you look forward to the horizon from your present place, what new paths can be discerned? Rosemary can help you make the commitment, stay the commitment, and see the commitment through to completion.