Friday, 9 May 2014

How do Flower Essences Work?

I am one third of the way through my second book, which sounds wonderful, unless I admit that I've been stuck for the past month or two. Earlier this week I finally booked an appointment with my favourite flower healer. More than anything, I needed to get going again and I was hoping she could help. I've been taking a mix of flower essences since Tuesday. Yesterday I finally finished that chapter I'd been stuck on. Phew! 

So how do flower essences work? 

The way I understand it, each flower has a vibrational pattern which can be used to soften aspects of our personality. Especially quirks that sabotage your life. Say for example, it's in your nature to underestimate yourself. You could take the Bach Flower Essence LARCH and with time, your confidence would increase. It would make it easier to rise to new challenges. We can also rely on essences to help us through temporary problems. For example, ELM could help a person who is feeling overwhelmed by responsibility after a big life change. 

Bach Flowers are wonderful, I also really love the Australian Bush Flower Essences and the Alaskan Essences, especially their space clearing and protection sprays. I am a self-study amateur when it comes to flower healing. I'll go to Whole Foods and read through the descriptions, picking out the essences that fit my current mental and emotional state. Over time, I have accumulated maybe 15-20 essences which I take as and when I need them. One of the essences I chose also happens to relate to my star sign. 

You can also used a quartz pendulum to discover which essences you need. I do this at home with the ones I already have, lining up the bottles so that the labels face away from me. This way, I am not influenced by what I think I need. Then I glide the pendulum over the bottles and let is say YES or NO. When I did this last month, I got LARCH (underestimating myself, low confidence, thinking others are more capable) as well as ASPEN (inflexible mind, being too strict with yourself or others, narrow minded). 

That odd combination fit my mental state perfectly! How could I be imposing, if I was also underestimating myself? The mental flexibility helped me open up to different ways of doing things, which I needed. If you're the type to paint yourself into a corner with rigid thinking, then ASPEN is for you! I have a life long habit of underestimating myself, and then realising I could have done the job as well as anyone else. That is where Larch comes in handy. I took these essences for about two weeks and then stopped. Part of being able to choose your own essences is having the self-awareness and introspection to be honest when you're blocking your progress in some way. We all have our blind spots, and its also possible to meditate and ask your Higher Self for answers =) 

Sooo, I hope you consider flower healing! I have a sneaking suspicion that you might enjoy the same effect if you fill your home with the flowers you need. Sometimes I buy flowers by color to stimulate a particular chakra. Also helps! 



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Reiki hugs, Regina


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