For those who feel excluded and alone because of their appearance, behaviour, beliefs, etc. Christmas Rose provides a safe anchor from which we can accept ourselves unconditionally and find our inner strengths. This helps us reach out rather than pulling away from others. We feel warmth and compassion towards those who we feel reject or may reject us. Those hiding dark secrets may feel drawn to ‘come out’. In these circumstances the essence gives us courage and confidence and love we need to live in the light of acceptance rather than with the dark fears of exposure. Others may simply, in loving themselves more, find that they attract or are guided to like-minded friends. Thus Christmas Rose draws us out of the cold into the warmth of love.