Paeonia lactiflora "Suminoichi" Searches deep into our innermost being to discover our true spiritual destiny. It then gives us the courage to put that knowledge into actual practice. This is a very powerful essence that searches deep into our innermost being. It can bring to light aspects of our path in life that might otherwise stay unidentified. We live in a time of great change in the world. It is a time of cleansing and renewal. The resulting chaos is causing many people to re-evaluate what they are doing and how they see the world. This waking-up can be a very unnerving experience. Seeing behind the facade of human attitudes, beliefs and opinions can be deeply disturbing. In addition, there are an increasing number of children being born with symptoms that are sometimes interpreted as Aspergers, Attention Deficit Disorder and Hyperactivity Syndrome, etc. In many ways these children often see this world as a frightening place, feeling disempowered and alone. Frequently they are very intelligent and frustrated by boredom. In school they can cause problems by their insights. After all, why should you take an interest in things that are either boringly obvious or untrue? Those who need the energies of this flower need to be able to harness their own energies so that they neither burn out, nor withdraw from the world. They have much to offer with their innate understandings and insights. They may well feel that they want to be the torchbearers, leading people forward into a new and better way of living. These people have the ability to see clearly how mankind has to change, to grow up and leave behind the addictions of greed for power, wealth, or sex. Yet if their latent powers of energy and wisdom cannot be released, they will not easily break out of feeling alienated and alone. This flower, then, is the essence for growing up as a spiritual being whilst living in a material universe. It brings out latent potential, yet at a pace that can be accommodated with relative ease. Discovering that you are not who you thought you were can only be assimilated at a gentle pace!