“Flower essences will not change us into anything but our true selves. Flower essences. . . vibrationally remind us of our own perfection. Hope is the underlying message of every flower that ever graced the earth.”
What are Flower Essences?
Flower essences are a beautiful, subtle and yet powerful transformative healing form of plant medicine. They shift old patterns, deep seated beliefs and help us transform our inner landscape. This creates a rainbow effect that expands into our outer world. It’s based on the idea that flowers have a healing vibrational energy which carry the vibrational essence or spirit of a plant (plant spirit or deva) within a system of DNA, similar to that of human beings.
They have been used worldwide for thousands of years and are recognised for their gift to alternative health and emotional healing. Many healers throughout history believed our physical illnesses are the result of emotional imbalances, which have long been used by Indigenous Australians, Europeans, South Americans, Ancient Egypt and many others.
All plants carry vibrational energy patterns and flowers are the pinnacle of this energy pattern. These bio-magnetic energies discharged by the flowers on energetic levels assist the body’s energy system, similar to nutritional elements found in plants that are useful for the health of the physical body. They connect with the life-force and consciousness of the subtle bodies, chakras and cellular structures of the physical body, influencing and energetically shifting mental and emotional states, which will also impact on the physical body. This allows the healing process to take place, as well as spiritual enhancements, as you connect more with your inner self.
The Doctrine of Signatures (DOS) also plays a major role in identifying the specific application of each flower. The DOS dates back to the time of Dioscorides and Galen, and states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body parts. Through DOS, the energetic qualities of flower essences present themselves through their colour, shape, habitat and growing patterns.
How are they made?
This life-force and vibrational signature of the plant is imprinted within a water-based matrix by sun-steeping the flowers in water for a period of time. The water is then collected, strained and potentised through dilution methods. Water will hold this encoded template and preserve the pattern for many years with the help of brandy/alcohol.
Water has an ability to absorb and be transformed by ether. This can also be seen by the work of renowned Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto, also shows how the influence of our thoughts, words and feelings on molecules of water can positively impact the earth and our personal heath.
How are Flower Essences used?
Flower essences can be used as single remedies, and also in combinations that work for a wide variety of issues, for mind, body and spirit. They are most often taken as drops under the tongue, in tea, added to a bath or applied to the skin.
Most blends will require a 21 day cycle to be effective, at which time things will have shifted and a new tea or essence could be required.
Flower essences are normally taken for one month for every year the issue / emotion has been present. If there have been years of neglect, it may take you longer to recognise the changes.