flower essence helps us encounter our deepest feelings, becoming more
genuine and authentic in our emotional lives.
Flower essences catalyze healing and change. They bring in
soul forces that inspire, heal and guide us. They align and balance the
chakras and subtle bodies, giving us greater physical, mental and
emotional stability. We feel more centered, grounded, calm, alert,
empowered and connected.
Happiness is being in the moment and enjoying it. When old
stuff drags you out of the now, how can you be happy? Flower essences
sort out the tangled web of the past, releasing shame, guilt, trauma,
grief, anger, greed, fear. This liberates energy for joy, love,
creativity, confidence, and the joy of being here now. Because life
really can feel like an amazing gift.
mind, joyful mind, is the message from the deva of the Asiatic
Dayflower. This is one of many excellent flower essences enhancing
awareness and clarity.
Spiritual growth is readily enhanced by flower essences. Our
relationships with ourselves, spirit and others becomes more harmonious,
joyous, and fulfilling. Practices such as yoga, martial arts and
meditation deepen. Clarity and insight arrive as naturally as the sun
rises. Focus is easier as we slow down, quiet the mental chatter,
lighten the load of the past, the ego, the "shoulds." Each breath is
Japanese Iris flower essences have an affinity for the
fundamental principles of the path to spiritual freedom. Iris Kali Ma
reminds us of the illusion of self and the emptiness of form.
Every flower is a teacher; my attunement to your horoscope
and particular situation can bring you the next step in your becoming,
gently, lovingly. Mind and body are one, connected to earth, fire,
water, air and spirit. Flower essences balance mind and body, inner and
outer perceptions. They encourage awareness and openness to our souls
and hearts, the Earth, spirit and wisdom. They increase discernment
towards the world by nourishing our radiant inner core.
White California Poppy shifts the attraction of the
world's glamour inward to the life of the soul.
Shop, eat out, upload, download, keep up, cash in--so much to
consume! If materialism and information glut get you down, take a break
with flower essences. Bloodroot for experiencing your own spiritual
purity, Wild Ginger for contentment with what you have, Lenten Rose to
feel the deep, slow stillness of the eternal OM.
Calendula is a classic flower essence for balancing
sharp speech with heart warmth. This "Porcupine" variety has the added
benefit of increasing our awareness of speaking lovingly to ourselves.
Positive relationships are vital to health and happiness.
Clear communications are key to healthy relating. Saying what we mean,
meaning what we say, and listening respectfully are honored values.
Collective well-being is nourished and facilitated by healthy
Some people seem to be born communicators. Words bubble
effortlessly forth, full of insight, information, feelings or thoughts.
Others struggle to put experience into words, or to speak at all. Flower
essences can undo blocks, support expression, and help coordinate mind
and body. They assist with opening and balancing speech, thought, and
expression of every kind.
confident in being yourself even when you're in a crowd with Goldenrod.
We say life is a rat race, a dog-eat-dog world. Aspects of
our society are compared to the food chain. For those of us who are very
sensitive, its no wonder we feel unsafe or uncomfortable at times in
groups and around strangers. Yet humans are social creatures, and most
of us can't and don't want to isolate ourselves.
Flower essences can help to find a balance between comfort
and contact. By enhancing awareness of what we feel and insight into
why, they guide us towards fulfilling and safe social connections. They
help us trust ourselves to know who is worthy of our trust.
helps to take in and integrate floods of new information. It helps
coordinate learning as well as other nervous system functions.
Teacher or student, we are always learning. Involvement in
your education can be a joyous gift, so if it feels like a tedious
chore, check out some flower essences. There's Peppermint for alertness
and memory, Cosmos for putting ideas into words, Bush Fuschia for brain
issues, and many more. There are also flower essences for overcoming
procrastination, finding your subject, cleaning your desk, stimulating
the imagination...whatever you need!
Only you can discover why you are here and what will fulfill
you. Awakening to conscious realization and commitment to your life work
may be a given, or a long struggle. Dramatic or subtle, there can be
years of frustration and search for "the right thing" to find that it's
been there all along. Ultimately the path is an inner attitude, a
letting go of pushing, an opening to trust.
Japanese Iris Bodhisattva Vow helps us let go of
inessentials to experience selfless purity of intent.
Sooner or later, we must choose to let go of the known and
secure to discover a deeper meaning and richness to life. Flower
essences and astrology are invaluable aids along the journey. The cosmic
map of the birth chart contains indicators of life purpose and lessons,
talents and directions. Flower essences can screen outer interference
so the heart and intuition can be clearly heard.
We each deserve to have our needs addressed, our voices
heard, our experiences validated. Empowerment is feeling we have rights,
and the power of choice to exercise the right to speak up, take action.
We may need empowerment as women or as men. We may need to speak out
about our feelings, our experiences around sexuality, health, education,
relationships or other aspects of our lives. We may be single, married,
disabled, poor, rich, old, young, a racial, sexual or religious
We are all traveling life's path. Everyone who speaks out
doesn't get their needs met. But empowerment is not just about getting
results, which may not depend on the actions of a single individual.
Rather, true empowerment is an inner sense. It draws on the primal
energy of the Earth, the spiritual powers of truth and justice, and the
wisdom of heart and spirit. Even if you don't reach the exact goals you
set out to achieve, empowerment will change everything about your
experience of life.
helps regain the relaxed and playful feeling of a child, comfortably at
home in our bodies.
Unbend a little! Laugh a lot! Flower essences like Zinnia and
Sweet Pea encourage letting go to have some fun. Laughing feels good
and is good for us. Play is creative. It takes risks, It can connect us
to other people, animals, our inner child. It's invigorating, helps us
grow, and keeps us young.
Connecting to Nature
Striped Maple has a lovely green pulsing energy, like
the rippling river of nature's spring song.
A wellspring of primal energy lies within each of us. Flower
essences help us to connect with it. We can heal and love and create
with it. Connecting with the Earth, we feel the power of our wholeness
and oneness with all life. Most of us occasionally need to soak up
nature's quiet, recharging before a return to a busy human life.
Energetically, we are both Earth and spirit. These energies
meet in our bodies and mingle. When these energies work together
harmoniously we feel balanced and centered, rooted to both Earth and
heaven. The two energies balance and help us deal with our lives by
"grounding" tension and stress. Just as electrical systems have a ground
wire, so we can release excess or inharmonious energies into Earth or
Many flower essences activate release or grounding. Others,
especially green flowers, link us with Earth's energy through our heart
chakras. Flower essences, like nature itself, open our awareness to all
that is outside of our ordinary consciousness.
essences bring heart warmth and soul dimensions to relationships and
sexuality. Try Clary Sage with a rose flower essence for special
The soul's creative spirit sings through the mind and the
body. When mind is focused in the present, aware of both body and soul,
the subtle bodies and chakras align and harmonize. When the soul sings
through sexuality, the body is exalted, the heart opens, the chakras and
subtle bodies expand. Sexuality is a powerful healing energy, as divine
energies move into every cell, uniting spiritual and physical, bathing
the entire being in love and light. The sacred lotus that roots in the
sacral chakra sends its shoots up the center of the body, activating
each chakra until it blossoms in a shower of light at the crown.
Like other aspects of modern life, sexuality is often
imbalanced. Too much, too little, too many expectations or frustrations,
temptations or distractions. Astrology can shed light on chronically
unfulfilling circumstances. Whatever your style and goals, flower
essences can help you balance your instincts and longings with your
whole being and enjoy happily and responsibly.
long at desk or computer can cool the body and dry the mind. Restore
the flow of vital juices with Nasturtium essence. Get up and dance!
Do you love what you spend the most time doing? If you do,
are you doing it too much, skimping on your family, friends, hobbies,
playtime, spirituality? Flower essences can help balance every aspect of
life, preventing burnout, health problems, and unhappy personal
If you don't love what you do, do you know why you're still
doing it? Flower essences and astrology can help you understand what you
want and need out of your work, and help you get it.
Artists and others engaged in creative endeavors can use
flower essences to reliably tap into ideas and imagination, shake off
internal critics, and feel confident and clear. Blocks respond well to
flower essence therapy. Astrology can point out meaningful processes at
work and timing for change.
Sleep and Dreams
Use Dreamcatcher Orchid essence to take a dream
journey to the spirit realm for healing answers and solutions.
A good sleep is one of life's great joys, restorative to
body, mind, and soul. If sleep doesn't come easily for you, I can help.
Personalized flower essence combinations can harmonize subtle systems,
release tension, unblock old stresses so you and your subconscious can
One of the first things many people notice about taking
flower essences is the increased vividness of dreams. We spend about a
third of our lives asleep, and a good part of that time dreaming. The
yang of day's consciousness gives way to the yin of night consciousness,
when the soul and spirit reveal mysterious truths through our
Caring for Others
What an amazing flower essence this is! Red Hollyhock
puts you back in touch with the faith that things work out, doors will
open, there is hope! Plus, it bestows the energy you need to keep moving
Many of us take care of others: Our children, partners,
parents, friends, neighbors, animals. Sharing is essential to community,
and we hope that we will be cared for when we need it. When someone is
dependent on you and you have no one to turn to, it's easy to feel
overwhelmed, cut off, alone. There are some wonderful flower essences
that help us regenerate the inner care and generosity that makes loving
energy flow, so we feel part of life and spirit, feel appreciated,
important and useful.
Menopause, or viropause for men, is when the wisdom self,
that has been developing subtly for a long time, comes into physical
manifestation. Just as a gardener prepares the soil for planting,
menopause is the time when our physical beings prepare for the coming of
the wisdom self.
are spiritual beings in physical forms. Lily flower essences help
reconcile these polarities as we are challenged by our changing bodies
to deal with aspects of ourselves we've kept separate or out of sight.
Our hormones work to find a new balance as part of this
deeper shift in focus from emotional-physical creativity to spiritual-
mental creativity. Weeding is necessary to make room for the new plant.
The hormonal surges many women experience are energetic
expressions of our shifting towards this new phase of life. It is a time
for asking ourselves deep questions about our goals and identity: Are
we who we wanted, imagined, hoped we would be? What more do we wish?
Relationships often shift during this phase of life, with children
grown, retirement nearing, parents ageing or passing away.
Flower essences and astrology can be an important support
during these sometimes radical changes, balancing energies, opening
awareness to possibility, connecting us with our inner sources of
guidance, strength, and wisdom.
During mid-life crisis and whenever ageing seems
fearful, negative, take Chrysanthemum essence to enjoy the timeless
peace of accepting change as part of the fullness of life's
As we grow older we become more aware of the span of human
life. What came before becomes important in different ways as we examine
who we are, where we've been, and where we're going from a changing
perspective. Flower essences and soul astrology are valuable for sorting
out what is truly important.
We may have questions about our lives, about our values and
choices. We may have assumptions or expectations about what it means to
age, to grow old, to die. I believe every stage of life is worthy of
joy, love, and meaning. For people who have always found purpose and
validity outside themselves, retirement or health problems can spark
Purple Loosestrife helps us let go of worry and
stress, especially about decisions and timing. We can flow with time,
life, and opportunities.
Flower essences connect us to the richness in our lives
regardless of our circumstances. They open us to dimensions of inner and
For those nearing the end of life, flower essences bring
peace and trust that there is a meaningful continuation beyond the
body's life. Fears of death or judgement, reluctance to let go, holding
onto those who have needed us can cause suffering at a time when
embracing completion is so important, and a tremendous opening to spirit
Flower essences help both those who are leaving, and those
who are left behind let go of what needs to be released, say what needs
to be said to allow emotions, acceptance, forgiveness, peace. They help
guide the soul safely through death's transition. And they help us realize we may choose an awareness of our continuing connections with those on the Other Side.
flower essence is soothing and relaxing. Children and seniors often
have sensitive nerves and are more easily overstimulated. Lavender
relaxes over-excited dogs, too.
Add 5 - 10 drops of flower essences to your bathwater and
relax and absorb the healing energies. Or use essences like Tomato and
Egglplant with seaweed, salts or herbs to assist with detoxification
after overwork, illness, trauma or chemical exposure. Bathe in Yarrow,
Angelica, or Borage before challenging events.
For an especially powerful bath, make your own mother
essence and add 4 oz to a full bath. Bathe on the new moon to release
the old, on the full moon for inspiration, guidance, and bringing in the
See my article "Make Your Own Flower Essence."
Flower essences augment and strengthen the soul's energy so it
is easier for us to express our joy and glory, and move more easily through
our challenges. Flower essences help our souls choose paths
of transformation and evolution. They harmonize the energies of
soul and body to work together on our chosen learning, growth, and experiences.
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