Flower Essences are herbal infusions usually made from the flowering part of a plant and sometimes the woody parts if from a tree. They uniquely address and enhance the positive aspects and qualities of mind, emotion and personality.
The human being is more than a physical body, we are a ‘body’ of life energy, a ‘body’ of sensitivity and feelings and a spiritual essence or Self. Flower Essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with these subtle bodies of the human being and evoke specific qualities within us.
I work with the Bach Flower Essences which can be described as this. We all have many qualities of emotion and personality, these being qualities such as love, faith, optimism in adversity, tolerance, being gentle with yourself, decisiveness and so on.
Such qualities can be fully present, totally lacking, or part present. When we are healthy and all is in balance, each quality can shine to its full potential. Sometimes the quality doesn’t shine out but goes into a negative state, each state has its opposite or the state that occurs when the quality is absent - nature always fills a vacuum.
Taking flower essences puts back the positive aspects of a quality, shifting us from the negative back into the positive state.
Taking the right remedy or combination of remedies can help to clear negative states to bring us back to our clear positive conscious self. Changes can happen quickly sometimes and if there are long standing blockages or states, this can take a while longer. The process is the same in each case – the difference is in the duration and frequency of treatment.
I also work with Australian Bush Essences. The Australian Bush Essences meet the great need for remedies that help people address the issues of the 21st Century.
The answer to this need has come from Australian naturopath Ian White. Australia has the world’s oldest and highest number of flowering plants, it is relatively unpolluted and metaphysically has a very wise, old energy.
The Bush Remedies help bring clarity to one’s life along with courage, strength and the commitment to follow ones goals and dreams. We are better able to access the wisdom our higher self, releasing negative beliefs in our subconscious mind, bringing positive aspects of our higher self – love, joy, faith etc.