Calla Lily - The Flowers

The Magic of Flowers: A Guide to Their Metaphysical Uses & Properties - Tess Whitehurst 2013

Calla Lily
The Flowers

The unified, pure white petal of the calla lily is like a pristine flow of divine energy or an otherworldly white flame. Exotic yet simple, delicate yet strong, the calla lily truly lives up to her designated meaning according to the language of the flowers, which is “magnificent beauty.”

Magical Uses

Divine Connection and Opening the Crown Chakra

Calla lily remembers the truth of our oneness with All That Is. She can help us remember to dwell in this truth and to break through the illusion of separation. To glean some of her wisdom, employ the essence, bring her into your yard, or spend a little quiet time with the flower.


No matter what the scale, calla lily can help with our magical objectives related to establishing peace. For example, if two or more of your children don’t get along, you might put a single drop of calla lily essence in their breakfast every morning until some semblance of peace prevails. Or you might try creating the following mist for bringing peace to your household and nurturing your prayers and spiritual petitions.


Place eight drops calla lily essence in a mister of rose water and shake. Hold it in both hands and visualize a sphere of very bright white light filling and completely surrounding the bottle. Think or say the word peace, and direct the energy of the word into the bottle. For peace in the home, mist the interior of the space daily until harmony is established. To send peaceful energy to the world, place a small globe or map of the world on your altar and mist it as you pray for and visualize peace.

Peaceful Transitions

Because of her magical ability to remind us of our fundamental innocence and our connection with the Divine, calla lily can be excellent with helping loved ones transition from this life into the next. Placed by the bedside, she can help ease the fear of death by releasing feelings of guilt, bringing peace to the heart, and fortifying the inner connection to the realm of the Divine. It can also be helpful to place a bouquet or two near a casket before burial or to place a bouquet on top of the casket for burial. In general, rituals designed to help ease the soul’s transition to the realm of light can benefit from the incorporation of calla lily.


Do you have what it takes to be a saint? Absolutely. Saints were people, too, with faults and imperfections, just like you and me. And, just like you and me, they were also one with the Divine. To embrace our own saintliness, all we need to do is recognize the truth of our oneness and the illusory nature of our separation, and to act out of that recognition.

If you’re craving connection with your inner saint, spend some time with calla lily, take the essence, or add it to your bath.


Calla lily helps us release fears and worries and slip into sleep peacefully. Try taking three drops calla lily essence under the tongue before bed or drinking the following sleep potion.


Place equal parts dried valerian root, dried chamomile, and dried lavender blossoms in a tea infuser. Boil water, pour a mug’s worth over the herbs, and steep for ten minutes. Strain, add three drops calla lily essence, sweeten to taste, and drink before bed.

Soothing Grief

Because of the divine connection and deep peace she provides, along with a generous helping of time, calla lily can give us the perspective and soothing energy we need to help heal our grief over the loss of a loved one or a broken heart. To help soothe your grief with calla lilies, employ them in your garden, in rituals, or as a flower essence. A calla lily bouquet is also an excellent choice as a gift to someone who is grieving.

True Innocence

Have you made mistakes? Sure, we all have. Do you feel fundamentally unworthy of the good things in life? At one time or another, we’ve all been there too. But the truth is, we’re all doing the very best we can at the moment. Not only that, but at our cores, we’re all as innocent as the day we were born. As such, just like babies, we’re completely forgivable, lovable, and worthy of every good thing life has to offer.

If you’re ready to relieve yourself of the burden of guilt (which truly isn’t doing anyone any good) or if you feel weighed down by deep-seated feelings of dirtiness or unworthiness, calla lily can help you return to your childlike purity and innocence. She also can help you remember that you are as deserving and as valuable as a newborn child.

Magical Correspondences


Element: Water

Gender: Female

Planet: Venus