Monday, July 25, 2011

Flower Essences: The Healing Intelligence of Plants

Flowering whau (Entelea arborescens)
Today's entry comes courtesy of botanist, homeopath and all-around good witch Astrea Morgane. From this Friday, 29 July, she'll be offering consultations at Healium.

Are you looking for a magic potion? First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand are more magical than any medicine I have encountered so far. They are totally natural and are made by combining sunlight, water and the healing power of our own native plants (plus some good French brandy as a preservative) to form potent essences.

I know they are magical as I have seen how they can make a huge difference to how we feel, what we are doing, how we respond to things and even how others react to us. Although First Light Flower Essences do not make any claims of curing physical issues, they can profoundly improve our mental, emotional and spiritual well-being, as well as our relationships.

In the 1930s Edward Bach pioneered flower essence therapy, following many ancient civilizations that recognized the powerful energetic medicine created by water, sunlight and plants. Flower essences are a vibrational medicine where sunlight transfers the particular vibration of the flower to water by by resonance transfer. The essences are dispensed as liquids - pure spring water and brandy (I use Petone water and cider vinegar) - and are taken as drops under the tongue. When we take a flower essence, its vibration or healing energy is transferred to us.

We may think we choose the plant essences we need, but the plants are really choosing us! A great way to start is to have a constitutional blend made based on your birth date. This gives eight essences in a 25-ml bottle that covers all aspects of Nature's Healing Matrix: flowers (personality), ferns (aura), trees (chakras), seeds (DNA), and plants (soul path and current year). Blends can be prescribed and dispensed after a consultation according to what is going on for you and the outcome you would like. Alternatively, you can choose your own blend from the flower essence cards, or even take combination approach of your keynote flower essence, issues and outcomes, and select some from the cards.

Although anyone can make a medicine, the healing power is determined by the consciousness of the person who made it as well as the person who prescribed and dispensed it. These essences have been made in cooperation with the plants, and when we work with First Light Flower Essences we are working with plant intelligence. As a botanist and 21st Century Medicine Woman, this really appeals to me. Time to bring in some magic to uplift body and soul. Awesome!

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