I had taken some photos of Black-eyed Susies and liked them so they became part of my website. I then receieved this information and found it a wonderful message to place alongside the work I do ~
Renewal, magic, completion.
This flower could be considered the keeper of the realm of childhood magic. It's the place where love never dies, where your secret friends live, where the best aspect of your early childhood imagination take shape. Black-eyed Susan feeds this early stage of imagination and can be one of the most significant re-balancers in any wounding.
Black-eyed Susan also works very well with grief. Its essence can move in and like an emollient, it soothes, lubricates, moisturizes the emotions and brings them back to a playful, elegant enlivened sense of what's possible. This is an especially significant essence for anyone working with any form of abuse, severe deprivation, trauma in the family, poverty, environmental crisis/trauma, and in general anything that makes the family go rigid, wooden, metallic, or overly abstract.
Black-eyed Susan also works with the adult from the sense of memory. It instills a strong sense of the renewal of memory---the capacity of memory to spring forward and provide hidden secrets. It's the treasure box that's been hidden away in the psyche that can come forward and remember things that once were magical and had been long forgotten in the tedium and day to day dreariness of life.
Ultimately, Black-eyed Susan in the later stages of evolution provides a sweetness of completion. The ability to continually keep finding that thread where life has meaning and this allows the soul and psyche to come to fruition with life's lessons and to have gratitude, ultimately for whatever may have transpired because that hidden realm of the child has been retained and brought to the surface.