Goldenrod (Solidago officinalis)
This essence brings the courage to be one’s self with others. It imbues self confidence and self trust. It provides strength to remain true to one’s own individuality and promotes self esteem. It supports one’s being, and encourages acting from a place of higher wisdom where other’s opinions are not taken in as a personal affront. It helps one stand within his/her inner light like a rod, thus the name goldenrod is appropriate.
For those who are easily influenced by others. They are affected by peer pressure and social expectations. They may feel irritated inside, but are unable to act on the irritation. Instead they compromise their beliefs to win approval and acceptance. They are disempowered and drained by caring too much about others approval, especially family members.