All About Flower Essences


What Are Flower Essences?

A Flower Essence is a living energetic medicine made from the biological imprint of the living plant's vibrations in water. Flower Essences are created and preserved in pure spring water and a preservative (brandy, vodka or vinegar), and taken orally under the tongue or applied to the body. When a person places a few drops of a flower's essence under the tongue, the energy of the flower, vibrating at its own special frequencies, floods one's aura. The flower's vibrations are now within the body/aura's vibrations and the flower's vibrations will harmonize the body/aura vibrations to its own special harmonies, with the help of the flower's signature vibrations.

Flower Essences are a fascinating and powerful way to work with plants for healing. They contain an absolute minimum of biological or chemical material, offering one the sacred energies of the flower's essences in vibrations imprinted within the water/preservative mixture. Flower Essences are water-based solutions which contain the essential energies of flowers. They are made by floating flowers in water and allowing the light of the sun, or the moon or the stars, to allow the water to absorb the particular energy signature of the flowers. The structure of water istores these vibrational signatures within itself.

Unhealthy emotional patterns can cause tensions of energy within the body, tightness in the muscles and these block the natural flow of energies in our bodies, and so parts of us cease to vibrate in harmony with the whole. In our healing of unhealthy patterns, we may relieve physical dis-ease we have collected. The Flower Essences fill our auras with the vibrations they contain and release energy blockages that keep us from vibrating at our natural frequency. The vibrations of the flower's sunlight are now stored and felt in the subtle, and not so subtle, awareness.

 History

It was the work of a sensitive and dedicated physician, Dr. Edward Bach, which first started to characterize the healing properties of these preparations. Dr. Bach was a medical doctor who had an interest in homeopathy. He worked for many years within this discipline and developed remedies called nosomes, which were homeopathic preparations of bacteria. He became discouraged at how little it seemed medicine was able to heal. His observations convinced him that if people could be at peace emotionally, they would be restoring their body to health and stay healthy. Recognizing that he had always felt most peaceful in the woods near his childhood home in Wales, he decided to take a break from practice and go there for a period of contemplation.

The story goes that Dr. Bach was looking for answers, and failing to find them, he was walking along a path one morning, ruminating on whether or not he should return to his practice at all, when his attention was drawn to the lovely flowers of Impatiens. Seeing the dew sparkling on the petals, he was drawn to lick it off, as he remembered doing as a child. Being the sensitive he was, he realized that the impatience he had been feeling a moment ago was gone. Whatever had been guiding him suggested he should see if this effect could be reproduced by doing the same thing the next day. The effect was repeated and the rest, as they say, is the history of Flower Essences.

I am sure people have worked with plants in this way for millennia: washing one's face with dew on Beltane morning, or being prompted to lick the dew off particularly beautiful flowers, just as Dr. Bach was inspired to do. However, Dr. Bach was unique in having discovered a way to bring the healing vibrations of the flowers to folks across the world. What Dr. Bach realized was that the water that had sat on the flowers had soaked in some sort of the energy of the flowers that could have had an effect on his emotions.

Just as the Impatiens flower helped dispel impatience and irritability, Dr. Bach discovered that Mimulus could calm everyday fears. As he worked with the flowers, characterizing the effect they could have on emotions, he discovered that if he could give the right flower essence to lessen the predominant emotion that was disturbing a person's peace, certain physical ailments they suffered could also be relieved. Dr. Bach taught that if we help people achieve emotional harmony, they will be healthy. He demonstrated that two people who experience debilitating fear may have different physical ailments, but a remedy that addresses this fear will heal the ailments of both. Similarly, two people with similar cases of eczema but different emotions disturbing their peace can both have their eczema healed by taking remedies appropriate to their emotional symptoms.

 

About Our Company

About The Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company

The Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company integrates the beautiful images and healing archetypes found in Isha Lerner's book/deck set, The Power of Flowers (published by US Games in 1999). It was Isha's intention to craft the healing words and images of her book into actual healing essences in order to make them available for individual use. Her expanded flower essence repertoire of blends and kits are available through Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company, offering a wide variety of flower remedies to meet the needs of those individuals committed to spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well-being. The Urban Essential line and Baby Blends line will soon be added, as well.

Over the past seven years, Isha and company has traveled far and wide to find the perfect flowers to make The Power of Flower essences. All considerations are observed when making the essences, including location, weather conditions and environmental purity. The pioneering work of Edward Bach has served as an inspiration throughout Isha's many years of study and research furthering our commitment to quality, excellence and integrity in the field of Flower Essence therapy. The Power of Flowers Healing Essence Company wishes to serve a wide audience interested in pursuing the study of vibrational healing and Flower Essence usage.

About Isha Lerner, Founder

Isha Lerner, founder of the Power of Flowers Healing Essences Company (now owned and operated by Inner Sight/ILE), has been researching Flower Essences and applying the healing methods of the remedies since 1979. She interweaves Flower Essence therapy into her practice as an international astrologer, writer, and Tarot teacher/consultant/scholar. Isha has authored four Tarot book/deck sets: The Inner Child Cards: A Fairy Tale Tarot; The Power of Flower Cards; The Triple Goddess Tarot; and The Tarot of the Four Elements. Inner Sight/ILE's products, articles and services may be accessed by visiting www.innersight.org.

Our Goals for the Future

We are a growing enterprise with a dream of purchasing a building and land to pursue our goal of offering an educational facility, library, conference room, apothecary and medical therapy room for those in need of Flower Essence therapy. In time, this dream will be realized. We will also continue to connect with important programs such as Hospice International, cancer-care wards, women's shelter programs and children's programs, in order to offer flower remedies to all in need as we build a bridge between various healing modalities world-wide.

May you always be blessed and bountiful.


How Are Essences Made?

It is not feasible to generate enough flower essences for a growing population by collecting dew from the plant; therefore, a more efficient alchemical process has been developed. The system involves placing flower petals or plant leaves and stems in a clear glass or crystal bowl of clear spring water which is then set in the sun for a certain prescribed period of time so that the healing properties of the flower can be transferred from the flower to the water. The soul consciousness of the person collecting the essence is an important part of the equation, as is the placement of moon, stars and planets, at the time the essence is made. Once the essence or pattern of the flower is transferred to the water, the water is carefully collected in sterilized Mother Stock bottles and preserved with an equal amount of preservative, and made available for use.

When the elixir is complete, the pattern, or energy medicine, of the flower has been released into the water. With the aid of Kirlean photography, beautiful shapes and designs can be seen in each individual water droplet, revealing the unique qualities of the particular flower essence. Nature has various ways of showing herself to us. Our greatest mysteries are imprinted in our own souls in the form of refined energetic etchings, which we then seek to replicate. Each flower essence resonates a tone, frequency, color and light body that mirrors aspects of human development and evolution. Nature and humanity work hand in hand in order to interweave divine love with the experience of incarnation and earth consciousness. It is nothing less than a beautiful art, a divine work of spiritual principles, for the essences balance, refine and engage each individual with a greater understanding of nature, the earth kingdom and the alchemical mysteries: As Above, So Below.

 

Helpful Notes and Ideas for Flower Essence Makers

Listed below are some of the items you will need to make an essence:

  • Clear glass bowl (not a cut crystal bowl as the pattern of the cut crystal will infuse into the essence)
  • Boston Round amber bottles (one quart-size bottle for the Mother Stock and two, 1 1/2 ounce dropper bottles for storage and remedy preparation)
  • Sterilized funnel
  • Beakers
  • Long surgery tweezers
  • Tongs
  • Clean cotton gloves
  • Clean flat plate
  • Brandy, vodka or vinegar to act as a preservative
  • Clear spring water
  • Notebook and journal
  • Mosquito net, if out in the woods or mountain slopes
  • Large hotpad mitts to put your bottle of Mother Stock in after it has been prepared to protect it from heat and breakage
  • A sturdy backpack to carry tools and items if hiking out in the woods or mountains
  • A wild flower handbook or guide
  • Crystal gemstone to place near the bowl for protection and clearing of energy
  • Bonsai cutting sheers
  • A sunny day with few or patchy clouds

It is best to begin preparation in the early morning. Gather all tools and needed items, attune to the area where you wish to make the essence, and try to get the essence going by 9:00 or 9:30 a.m. The essence will take 2 1/2 to 3 hours to make.

Identify the flowers you wish to gather in the most non-intrusive manner possible. The less contact you have with the natural space and the plant, itself, the better. Note where you will place the bowl of spring water and place it there, ready to receive the flowers before you pick the blossoms. I check my essence every now and then, however, I do not go very near as I am aware of the magic circle of fairy light that is weaving this elixir into a healing remedy. I don’t want to disturb this process.

One develops an enchanting relationship with nature when making essences. I have prepared many essences far into the wild woods and mountains where the purest and freshest wild flowers live, and have had some engaging encounters with animals and birds while doing so. Hummingbirds have hovered and sat on the edge of the essence bowl, eagles have flown in circle overhead and various owls have paid their respects. Try it yourself and see what happens!


How to Take Flower Essences

You can take 1/2 dropper of the essence under the tongue four times a day, or add 1/2 dropper full to your daily water bottle. You may choose to do both.

You can also bathe with flower essences by putting a dropper full of your essence into a bath. Or you can apply the essence topically on the soles of the feet, the inside of the wrist, the nape of the neck, and more carefully, the temples and the center of the forehead.

It is often suggested that the essences be taken first thing in the morning, and again when retiring at night. They must be stored in a cool, dry area in order to preserve their shelf life. They may grow mold or bacteria if left in the hot sun or exposed to excessive light. Do not keep them in a hot car or room in your home, especially if you are storing stock bottles for use as a practitioner.

Enjoy the splendor of your flower essences, and may you prosper and live well.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are flower essences?

The Flower Remedies - a simple and natural method discovered by Edward Bach of establishing equilibrium and harmony within the body by means of non-poisonous wild flowers. They are completely benign and result in no unpleasant reactions. They can be taken by person of all ages. There is no danger of an overdose or side effects, and they have proved to be very effective for animals and plant life.

Nature provides the air we breathe, the food we eat, the very essence of life itself- so who can deny that it must also provide the means to make us well! We must not forget that nearly all forms of medicine are derived originally from plant life - so there should be nothing odd or strange regarding the healing properties of wild flowers.

The Flower Essences bring into the body the higher vibrations of the sun now present in the flowers and so bathing our bodies with the essences of the flowers and their very high vibrations. The body thrills to their presence, the cells themselves bathing in the flower's solar vibrations.

How are they used as a healing modality?

In the words of Edward Bach:

"The action of these Remedies is to raise our vibrations and open up our channels for the reception of our Spiritual Self; to flood our natures with the particular virtue we need, and wash out from us the fault which is causing harm. They are able, like beautiful music or any glorious uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our souls, and by that very act bring us peace and relieve our sufferings. They cure, not by attacking disease, but by flooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher Nature, in the presence of whom disease melts away as snow in the sunshine.

What is the origin and history of flower essences?

Discovered by Edward Bach, the Bach Remedies - established in 1936 - act as a form of supportive therapy. Having proven themselves in this form for an unblemished fifty years or more, they are now in great demand throughout the world as a non-medicinal adjunct to various forms of treatments. They are, therefore, an integral part of the whole healing spectrum, not as an alternative or interfering vehicle, but as a very respected complement to many restorative treatments and therapies.

How can only 1/2 dropper of a remedy do so much?

It has often been said that the simplicity of this work baffles the professionals, and people attempt to look for something that is not there. Nature provides the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the very essence of life itself- so who can deny that it must also provide the means to make us well! We must not forget that nearly all forms of medicine are derived originally from plant life-so there should be nothing odd or strange regarding the healing properties of wild flowers.

Some say the remedies have a placebo effect. Is that true?

No. This notion can be disproven by the successful use of flower remedies on animals and little children. Often, too, an individual in an extremely irritable mood or vile temper has been helped successfully, and a person in this condition would certainly not be receptive to any form of auto-suggestion.

Are flower essences habit forming. Do they have side effects?

The answer is NO in both cases. They can be taken by people of all ages and there is no danger of an overdose or side effects. Even should the wrong choice be made, no harm would ensue.

What is the healing force behind flower essences?

In the words of Edward Bach:

"In true healing the nature and the name of the physical disease is of no consequence whatever. Disease of the body itself is nothing but the result of the disharmony between soul and mind. It is only a symptom of the cause, and as the same cause will manifest itself differently in nearly every individual, seek to remove this cause, and the after results, whatever they may be, will disappear automatically."

"There are seven beautiful stages in the healing of disease, these are - Peace. Hope. Joy. Faith. Certainty. Wisdom. Love."

"We should strive to be so gentle, so quiet, so patiently helpful that we move among our fellow men more as a breath of air or a ray of sunshine: ever ready to help them when they ask: but never forcing them to our own views."

A few good quotes:

"We think that most aware people are convinced that life is composed of a Oneness - a unity of Higher-self, mind and body, and in obtaining a balance or equilibrium embracing all three, then the body (created as the most perfect healing machine) would be allowed to do its job properly. It is when there is disharmony that the door opens to allow disease, weakness, depression and so on to enter."

"Bach Remedies work on the mental/spiritual level and will not interfere with the curing of the body by other measures - they in fact hasten recovery by tackling the psychogenic aspect of a person's illness, which relates to the real cause."

"It is not the disease that is of importance. It is the patient; the way in which he or she is affected which is our true guide to healing."

"Dr. Bach, like Paracelsus, knew that if our spiritual and mental aspects were in harmony, illness could not exist."

"Disease is the result of wrong thinking and wrong doing, and ceases when the act and thought are put in order."

"True, hate may be conquered by a greater hate, but it can only be cured by love … If you listen to the teachings of Krishna, Buddha, or Christ, you will find always the teaching of good overcoming evil. Christ taught us not to resist evil, to love our enemies, to bless those who prosecute us - there is no 'like curing like' in this. And so in true healing, and so in spiritual advancement, we must always seek good to drive out evil, love to conquer hate, and light to dispel darkness. Thus must we avoid all poisons, all harmful things, and use only the beneficent and beautiful."

"Health exists when there is perfect harmony between Soul and mind and body: and this harmony, and this harmony alone, must be attained before cure can be accomplished. In the future there will be no pride in being ill: on the contrary, people will be as ashamed of sickness as they should be of crime."

Quick Flower Glossary


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Angelica
(Angelica archangelica)

Healing Properties:Angelica helps establish a firm connection between the refined, subtle realm of angelic light surrounding us and the tangible material world which ground sand anchors us to earth. Once such a link is made, we are given the inner strength and stamina required for pursuing our life's destiny.

Angel's Trumpet
(Datura candida)

Healing Properties:Angel's Trumpet offers its trumpet-like call, heralding a time of transformation and rebirth. It is especially helpful for those in transition,those resisting letting go of material attachments, or those engaged in the literal dying process. This essence is so wonderful for those who are ready to release and free their souls unto the Divine.

Apple Blossom
(Malus communis)

Healing Properties:Apple blossom purifies the emotions, assists the body in ridding itself of poisons from the past, and restores hope to one's inner life. The essence goes to the core healing, and opens one to the inner star that resides within the heart. This essence has a way of purifying the aura so that one may bear the fruit of new dreams and aspirations.

Black Cohosh
(Cimicifuga racemosa)

Healing Properties:Black Cohosh envelopes and balances the emotional and mental realms, and helps one find the inner courage and strength to overcome addictive patterns and emotional dependencies which can undermine self-confidence and self-esteem. True liberation can follow. Referred to as a "woman's plant" for its estrogen-like qualities which soothe menstrual cramps and assist in childbirth.

Bleeding Heart
(Dicentra formosa)

Healing Properties:Bleeding Heart essence purifies and strengthens the heart chakra, as well as all emotions concerning love, bringing an open-hearted attitude and soothing the emotions so that one may re-invite the spirit of love into one's soul body. It offers unconditional love to the wounded healer in all of us and is especially healing for those who have a broken heart due to great loss.

Buttercup
(Raminculus bulbosus)

Healing Properties:Buttercup carries a blessing of quiet surrender, helping to restore and heal the inner child and helping us remember the creative gifts we carry into this world. The spirit of the sacred child arises within the human heart when this remedy is taken, helping us to see the truth of who we really are. This is aperfect essence for children, and any person who wishes to restore the inner treasures of self-esteem of self-love.

California Poppy
(Eschsholzia califormica)

Healing Properties:California Poppy carries within it the radiant heights of summer and the majesty of the sunlight. It helps to expand one's vision to include the auric fields of flowers, plants, trees, animals, human beings and other beings found in nature. Known as "The Cup of Gold," California Poppy essence creates a chalice within the heart so that one may receive the virtues of light,intuition and inner abundance.

Calla Lily
(Zantedeschia)

Healing Properties:Calla Lily purifies, rejuvenates and balances one's spiritual-sexual nature,gently reuniting masculine and feminine principles within the individual and thereby expanding one's notion of sexual identity. This is a wonderful remedy for those who wish to share a sexual/spiritual bond within a relationship context and is best taken, as a relationship healer, together with your partner.

Fig
(Ficus carica)

Healing Properties:Fig is capable of restoring and enhancing memory, and is excellent when doing past-life or early-childhood regression work. It also balances one's male and female elements at the cellular level, bringing the right and left hemispheres of the brain into a state of equilibrium and restoring deep wisdom to the body. In addition, it helps with the conception process for those finding it difficult to conceive.

Fuchsia
(Fuchsia hybrida)

Healing Properties:Fuchsia assists one in accepting long-repressed emotions, whether from this or other lifetimes, and embracing one's long-submerged and neglected grief,pain and suffering. Often, through this process, the Divine Child within is revealed.

Glacier Lily
(Erythronium montanum)

Healing Properties: This lovely wild lily grows near the spring water's edge as it ripples down the mountain and into the meadow. It shares its home with Indian Paintbrush and Shooting Star along the meadow green. Its sweet,shy appearance reminds us to lift our heads and unfurl the grace that lives within.The essence bestows strength among the humble souls who often feel unseen or unheard, invoking a willingness to share one's true natural gifts with others. It is especially wonderful to take with Shooting Star.

Hibiscus
(Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)

Healing Properties:Hibiscus energizes the first and second chakras, undoing blockages in the lower back and spine, and healing reproductive ailments, including infertility problems, frigidity or lack of feeling, as well as acting as a balm for long-held scars of sexual trauma. The essence assists in releasing pent up creative forces within the womb area and literally sets one free to dance again in life. The essence stimulates sexuality and passion.

Indian Paintbrush
(Castilleja miniata)

Healing Properties: Indian Paintbrush is for those who engage in highly creative work. For anyone with a tendency toward low energy and exhaustion,difficulty in rousing vital forces to sustain the intensity of creative work and inability to bring creative forces in to physical expression. Indian paintbrush helps in regaining lively, energetic creativity with exuberant artistic activity.

Iris
(Iridaceae)

Healing Properties:Iris unblocks old patterns of self-limitation and stagnation, inspiring us to the heights of beauty and grace, and restoring a path to art and creativity.Known as the "Paintbrush to the Soul," Iris is connected to the Rainbow Goddess Iris and is one of the best remedies to promote healing when one may feel dried up. Iris moistens the terrain of the soul force, enabling one to connect with the warmth and flow of creative energies.

Lavender
(Lavandula officinalis)

Healing Properties:The pure, clean aroma of Lavender washes one's energetic field, and soothes and heals a shattered soul force when mental and spiritual properties have become overly burdened. It also assists with negative "self-talk" and encourages one to rest peacefully, knowing you are never alone on your healing journey. Lavender essence also cools down an overly hot, or active,adrenal flow, so that one may sleep, or meditate with greater success.

Lotus
(Nelumbo nucifrea)

Healing Properties:Lotus stimulates the seventh (crown) chakra to open to Divine inspiration and Spiritual liberation. Your yearning for enlightenment is witnessed, honored and fulfilled. Lotus holds the key to spiritual liberation and freedom.

Manzanita
(Arctostaphyos manzanita)

Healing Properties:Manzanita brings harmony to body and soul, helping to uplift one's attitude concerning body image, assisting people suffering from eating disorders of any kind, and helping those sensitive, spiritually-attuned souls who find the body cumbersome. It is a fine remedy for those who are unhappy with their physical form due to age, weight or poor self-esteem. Manzanita will open the individual to the beauty and essence of their physical body, thus restoring the gift of incarnation.

Morning Glory
(Ipomoea purpurea)

Healing Properties:Morning Glory awakens the spirit, attuning the individual to his or her own shimmering brilliance and vitality. It can serve as a rejuvenating tonic,melting away patterns of lethargy or inertia and allowing one to feel embraced by the jubilant forces of nature. Morning Glory rises up in the early morning with an eager will to meet the rising sun in the great blue sky.

Mountain Pride
(Penstemen newberryl)

Healing Properties:Lending courage to the spiritual seeker, Mountain Pride assists in aligning one's motivations with purity and honesty, empowering the individual to speak from her heart and act with conviction and common sense in order to achieve her destiny. This essence assists those who wish to define and activate their purpose in life, and helps one envision new goals and aspirations.

Nootka Rose
(Rosaceae)

Healing Properties:Each color of the Rose gently and uniquely stimulates the heart chakra to open to Cosmic Love and Wisdom, sometimes understood and experienced only through suffering and pain. Deep roots reflect tenacity and endurance. This flower essence heals and stimulates the heart chakra, offering new found peace and love within. It is pure love in a bottle.

Orchid
(Bauhinia forticata)

Healing Properties:Orchid greatly enhances one's sensuality and divine pro-creative forces,seeking to refine the raw drive of sexual desire.

Oriental Poppy
(Paparer orientale)

Healing Properties:Oriental Poppy beckons us to journey into the mysteries of creative visualization and dream journaling, as used by ancient Shamans. Oriental Poppy is an excellent remedy for those wishing to enhance their clairvoyant and telepathic skills.

Pansy
(Viola Wittrockiana)

Healing Properties: The Pansy has been called "Herb Trinity" due to the fact that it has three colors in one flower. The shape of the pansy leads the Devonshire folk to call it "Heart-Pansy," as well as "Heart's-Ease," or "Heart Seed." Pansy is an immune builder as it draws out from within the individual the purest quality of heart and mind. As a flower essence, pansy helps us to face the world, thereby, strengthening our courage to share our beauty with the world.This flower essence clears negative thoughts and opens the heart chakra.

Passion Flower
(Passiflora incarnata)

Healing Properties:Passion Flower helps us understand the deepest possible meaning of our own personal suffering, after which it assists in the ascent to our truest calling of service on the planet. It seeks to purify the kundalini forces which coil upward around the spine, strengthening one's connection to selfless service and unconditional love, as well as drawing one closer to angelic messengers and galactic star patterns. Passion Flower essence draws one close to the force of forgiveness and sets one free from the feeling of condemnation or a feeling of having been "crucified' in this or a past life.Pansy is an important flower essence to protect against virus and immune disorders.

Phlox
(Pholx Diffusa)

Healing Properties: Phlox covers the earth with sweet adorning flowers that cling to the mossy ground like a welcoming carpet to the birds and the bees. As a flower essence, phlox brings peace and softens aggression. It is a sweet drink to the soul, embracing and cloaking one with calming influences.It is a wonderful essence to take when one's environment is challenged with tension or when one needs a gentle sleeping tonic.

Pomegranate
(Punica Granatum)

Healing Properties:A symbol of fertility, pomegranate restores self-nurturing and regenerates fertility on all levels, helping to identify long-buried emotional needs,especially in relation to the mother, childbearing and creative issues.

Purple Water Lily
(Nymphaea)

Healing Properties:Similar to the Lotus, the Purple Water Lily gently assists in the process of spiritual rebirth. Having a profound effect on the crown and brow chakras, it assists with opening channels of communication with one's higher self, aswell as with vast, unseen worlds by enabling the human body to absorb higher light frequencies.

Queen of the Night
(Cereus greggii)

Healing Properties:Queen of the Night assists in balancing one's yin qualities by opening channels to the womanly gifts and secrets buried in the deep places of their psyches. It is a valuable tool for women during the changing cycles of life,helping us to age gracefully and honor the subtle grace of the aged. (Not available as a stock practitioner flower essence. Must be purchased in stock strength from Desert Alchemy)

Sagebrush
(Artemisia caucasica)

Healing Properties:Sagebrush purifies the heart, mind and body, accelerating personal evolution.Sagebrush helps us to see through our well- worn patterns, addictions and attachments so negative thought forms and self-effacing habits can be eliminated. Combined with California Poppy, it is a wonderful essence forfreeing one's self from drug addiction, or any other form of addictive behavior.

Saguaro Cactus
(Cereus giganteus)

Healing Properties:Saguaro Cactus can help individuals align vertically to a higher order of personal authority and integrity. Father issues are eased and it is especially helpful for those who have lost a father at an early age or experienced paternal abandonment at or before birth. This essence is very good for those who are wishing to heal the "male" energies within.

Shooting Star
(Dodeatheon hendersonii)

Healing Properties:Shooting Star is most beneficial to those who feel alienated from various aspects of early childhood and suffer deeply for it. It re-patterns the soul force and reconnects them to their true, cosmic origins, allowing them to embrace earthly existence and offer their special gifts to the more earth-bound beings in their midst. Especially helpful for children with traumatic births, but a potent elixir for curing alienation on all levels.

Silversword
(Argyroxiphium macrocephalum)

Healing Properties:Silver Sword is a very rare and special essence with a high vibrational frequency which grows only in Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui, Hawaii.It releases encoded information stored in the miasmas (or cellular memory bank), completely opening one's energy centers and aligning one's body with the seven chakras above the crown. It cuts through the illusion of ordinary reality and lifts the curtain that separates us from our highest aspirations and healing. When the individual is ready to be fully seen and ready for their truest soul work, Silversword is the best flower to take as a remedy.

Sunflower
(Helianthus)

Healing Properties:Sunflower helps to balance the first chakra, assisting with healing the masculine and feminine archetypes so that one may come to rest safely in one's own power. The essence allows for the emergence of courage and self-confidence as one step into new roles of service and leadership.

Trillium
(Trillium Oratum)

Healing Properties: The essence of Trillium offers the virtues of balance between the material plane and the spiritual plane. It assists one in understanding the bounty of love, abundance and earthly pleasures by way of its three-petaled shape, which reflects the Trinity and the lore of the feminine. The bulb of this flower was once made into a powder and rubbed on the body as a "love medicine." When the heart is opened Trillium will align the individual's energy toward abundance and goodwill for all. Those who have a fear regarding money or monetary gain or loss will do well to take the Trillium essence.

Violet
(Viola Orbiculata)

Healing Properties:Violet is especially attuned to highly-evolved and fragile souls, assisting with self-liberation, self-expression and individuation, while retaining the refined and tender qualities of their feminine beauty. In a sense, violet flowers call out "Come and see me," thereby, balancing a force of receptive beauty with a new-found personal will. The Purple Violet bridges the virtues and qualities of the violet with the inner foundation of self-worth and courage.

Wall Flower
(Erysimum Asperum)

Healing Properties: On the mountain slopes, Wall Flower's bright yellow glow is seen in little splashes here and there. Often standing alone, one can see how the term "Wall Flower" became associated with those who stand in the background of a social event, not feeling as though they can join in. WallFlower assists those who feel alone, shy, lonely, or unable to meet the social protocol of a party, social event, dance, or any group activity. Its yellow hue connects to the solar plexus, or third chakra, and brightens one's inner hope and courage along with a new-found Self Will.

Zinnia
(Zinnia elegans)

Healing Properties:Zinnia enhances one's ability to rediscover the child-like qualities of playfulness, joy, delight, unconditional love and a spirit of lighthearted innocence and adventure. This is a very good essence for the elderly, or for any person who may be suffering from a lack of joy or energy due to age,illness, or depression.


More About Dr. Bach

Vibrational Healing and the Work of Dr. Edward Bach

Pioneering work in the fields of vibrational medicine has brought to our attention the properties of high frequency healing and progressive medicine. The word vibration has become synonymous with energy, for we have learned that our bodies are fields of vibrating energy. Contained within each person's energetic field are at least seven major energy centers known as Chakras. The relationship of these centers to physical and spiritual well-being has been studied by Eastern teachers and religious adepts since antiquity. Fortunately, due to a resurgence of interest in esoteric matters, we are once again able to benefit from this kind of study. As we re-educate ourselves in this way, it is imperative that we study the energetic fields and vibrational patterns of the natural world, for we deny the wisdom of Mother Nature at our own peril.

One of the great names in the field of vibrational healing is Dr. Edward Bach, the founding father of Bach Flowers Essences which he brought to the attention of the medical establishment in England in the 1930s. Dr. Bach was a sensitive and contemplated man who dedicated his life to humanity, tirelessly seeking ways to alleviate human suffering and bring comfort to the human spirit.

A medical doctor steeped in the integral field of homeopathy, Dr. Bach began to case study the healing effects of the flower's essence, which he had discovered while collecting dewdrops from plants at dawn. Theorizing that such drops contained energy patterns or signatures of the plants from which they were derived, he further supposed that when ingested by human beings, the essence of the various flowers would match vibrational patterns stored within the genetic miasma, or memory banks, of the human body.

These memory centers determine an individual's propensity for disease and emotional, mental and spiritual suffering, which eventually manifest as illness unless overcome through conscious living and an alignment or balancing of the entire system of the human body. Not all people are able to recover from an illness, although they may take the same medication as others who have the same illness. Dr. Bach was able to distinguish different character types, constitutions and karmic conditions that individualize each patient's "body blueprint" and circumstances. Consequently, he experimented with the application of flower essences as a way to heal his patients' internal fears, frustrations, anger, hopelessness, etc., that had created obstacles to full recovery.

How fortunate for us that Dr. Bach was such an astute observer of the plant kingdom, for his theories have proven correct. His 38 remedies have aided humanity for over sixty years, inspiring other, like minded individuals to engage in similar efforts creating new varieties of flowers essences for the greater good.

Such operational healing modalities are, in general, not new. Flower essences no doubt existed long before Dr. Bach's discovery, for example. In fact, it is conjectured by mystics and historians alike that they were widely in use in Atlantis, Lemuria and, of course, ancient Egypt. Similarly, sound and color vibrations are thought to have played a very significant and therapeutic role in Egypt. Also, China has embraced flowers for their healing properties for centuries and the art of gem healing was and continues to be a common practice throughout Asia.

The process by which a flower creates its own elixir is nothing less than alchemical, for the four elements are readily available and vital to the process. Earth sustains the seed and the root system; air offers oxygen and wind, helping to fertilize the plant; fire, in the form of sunlight, brings light and growth, offering the planet toward the heavens; and water feeds the plant, expanding its properties in order that it may produce the dew.

Words from Edward Bach

"There are great qualities in which all men and women are gradually perfecting themselves, possibly concentrating upon one or two at a time. They are those which have been manifested in the earthly lives of all the great masters who have, from time to time, come into the world to teach us, and help us to seethe easy and simple ways of overcoming all our difficulties. These are such as: LOVE, SYMPATHY, PEACE, STEADFASTNESS, GENTLENESS, STRENGTH, UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE, WISDOM,FORGIVENESS, COURAGE, and JOY.

And it is by perfecting these qualities in ourselves that each one of us is raising the whole world a step nearer to its final unthinkably glorious goal. We realize then that we are seeking no selfish gain or personal merit, but that every single human being, rich or poor, high or low, is of the same importance in the Divine Plan, and is given the same mighty privilege of being a savior of the world simply by knowing that he/she is a perfect child of the Creator.

As there are these qualities, these steps to perfection, so there are hindrances, or interferences which serve to strengthen us in our determination to stand firm. These are the real causes of disease, and are of such as: RESTRAINT, FEAR, RESTLESSNESS, INDECISION, INDIFFERENCE, WEAKNESS, DOUBT, OVER-ENTHUSIASM, IGNORANCE, IMPATIENCE, TERROR, and GRIEF.

Real health is happiness and happiness so easy of attainment because it is happiness in small things, doing the things that we really love to do, being with the people that we truly like. There is no strain, no effort, no striving for the unattainable. Health is there for us to accept any time we like."


All words written by Edward Bach, from The Original Writings of Edward Bach

Words from Edward Bach

"There are great qualities in which all men and women are gradually perfecting themselves, possibly concentrating upon one or two at a time. They are those which have been manifested in the earthly lives of all the great masters who have, from time to time, come into the world to teach us, and help us to seethe easy and simple ways of overcoming all our difficulties. These are such as: LOVE, SYMPATHY, PEACE, STEADFASTNESS, GENTLENESS, STRENGTH, UNDERSTANDING, TOLERANCE, WISDOM,FORGIVENESS, COURAGE, and JOY.

And it is by perfecting these qualities in ourselves that each one of us is raising the whole world a step nearer to its final unthinkably glorious goal. We realize then that we are seeking no selfish gain or personal merit, but that every single human being, rich or poor, high or low, is of the same importance in the Divine Plan, and is given the same mighty privilege of being a savior of the world simply by knowing that he/she is a perfect child of the Creator.

As there are these qualities, these steps to perfection, so there are hindrances, or interferences which serve to strengthen us in our determination to stand firm. These are the real causes of disease, and are of such as: RESTRAINT, FEAR, RESTLESSNESS, INDECISION, INDIFFERENCE, WEAKNESS, DOUBT, OVER-ENTHUSIASM, IGNORANCE, IMPATIENCE, TERROR, and GRIEF.

Real health is happiness and happiness so easy of attainment because it is happiness in small things, doing the things that we really love to do, being with the people that we truly like. There is no strain, no effort, no striving for the unattainable. Health is there for us to accept any time we like."


All words written by Edward Bach, from The Original Writings of Edward Bach

Nature and Flower Essences

The Elders have asked that the morning after every full moon at 10:00 AM that we gather and that we go outside and we look to the Sun, to the flowers, and to the heart of the earth...In doing so we bring more solar energy and flower wisdom to the earth, because the next age is the Age of Flowers. Flowers are our medicine for the next age. ~ Ven. Dhyana Ywahoo

There have been many pioneers in the field of alternative medicine through the ages who have listened with heart to receive nature’s teachings and healing powers. Pioneering work in these fields has brought to our attention the healing properties of high vibrational plant medicines known as homeopathy, aromatherapy, medicinal herbs, and flower essences. The word vibration has become synonymous with energy, for we have learned that our bodies are fields of vibrating energy. In this article we will explore the vibrational healing modalities known as Flower Essences and Flower Essence Therapies.

What are Flower Essences and how do they work?

A Flower Essence is a living energetic medicine made from the biological imprint of the living plant's vibrations in water. The Flower Essences are created and preserved in pure spring water and brandy, and taken orally under the tongue or applied to the body. When a person places a few drops of a flower's essence under the tongue, the energy of the flower, vibrating at its own special frequencies, floods one's aura. The flower's vibrations are now within the body/aura's vibrations and the flower's vibrations will harmonize the body/aura vibrations to its own special harmonies, with the help of the flower's signature vibrations.

Flower Essences are a fascinating and powerful way to work with plants for healing. Flower Essences contain an absolute minimum of biological or chemical material, offering one the sacred energies of the flower's essences in vibrations imprinted within the water/brandy mixture. Working with herbs themselves, as extracts of various kinds or as food sources, uses the biological and chemical components of the herbs as well as their vital energies. Aromatherapy uses a particular set of the chemicals present in plants and also engages their energies.

Flower Essences are water-based solutions containing the essential energies of flowers. Floating flowers in water and allowing the light of the sun, or the moon or the stars to absorb the particular signature of the flowers creates the foundation of a flower essence. The structure of water is such that it easily stores these vibrational signatures within itself.

Dr. Edward Bach

One of the great names in the field of vibrational healing is Edward Bach, the founding father of the Bach Flower Remedies. Edward Bach brought flower essence as a healing modality to the attention of the medical establishment in England in the 1930’s. A medical doctor steeped in the field of homeopathy, Dr. Bach began to case study the healing effects of the flower’s essence, which he had discovered while collecting dew drops from plants at dawn. Theorizing that such drops contained the energy pattern or signature of the plant from which is was derived, he further supposed that when ingested by human beings, the essence of the flower would match the vibrational patterns stored within the genetic storehouse of the human being. From these astute observations came the famous Bach Flower Remedies. Dr. Bach’s famous work has opened the door to the empirical study of flowers and their vibrational healing qualities. Knowledge of the flower essences today is rapidly growing as more and more medical and progressive practitioners turn to them as a healing modality with adults, children, animals, and even the plants themselves.

Flower Essences are not to be confused with Aromatherapy, a form of plant and flower therapy that uses the scent and aroma of the plant to stimulate brain communication with the body. Flower Essence therapy is an oral treatment that has a profound effect on correcting physical imbalances, impurities, and disease. The essences contain the energetic vibrations and so the healing energies of the flowers from which they are made. In the words of Dr. Bach, “they occur by flooding our bodies with beautiful vibrations of Higher Nature which melt dis-ease like snow in the sunshine.” Dr. Bach's theory is that we are born perfect, however, the stress of life allows for the build up of defenses and unhealthy patterns as a means to cope with life’s hardships. These behaviors and thought patterns pull the individual out of alignment with spirit. Distress at the level of spirit is translated into physical dis-ease. Bach saw dis-ease as a way that our spirit tells us how our attitudes or behaviors are getting in the way of our health. Unhealthy emotional patterns can cause tension within the body and tightness in the muscles, which, in time, block the natural flow of joy in our bodies causing an eventual breakdown of immunity and harmony. The Flower Essences fill our auras with the vibrations they contain and so help loosen energy blockages that keep us from vibrating at our natural frequency of health and well being.

Dr. Bach advocated an astute medical model that honored the individuation and healing powers of all people. He inspired humanity to seek emotional harmony and balance within body, mind, and soul as a means toward happiness, service and good health. He was disturbed to discover that when administering the exact same medicine to two different individuals with the same illness, each individual would respond differently; some would heal, others would remain ill, while some perish.

With an integral commitment to healing, he concluded throughout his years of study that humans, like plants and flowers, contain different vibrations, patterns, and energy fields that respond positively to an individualized healing plan from which to restore optimum health. His mission was to discover a potent, yet, equally harmless healing modality safely used by all. He concluded that the healer must individually address the varying characteristics, moods, fears, and beliefs of each patient in order to assist him or her back into a balanced and healed state. He dreamt of a day when one could venture into nature backyard as a means to seek a simple cure for the ailments that trouble the soul.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Flower Essence Application

There is virtually no physical or chemical plant material in the Flower Essences, so there is no risk of allergies or adverse effects. Brandy is used in the creation of the essences as a preservative. The essence can be added to hot tea to evaporate the Brandy before the remedy is taken for those who are alcohol intolerant.  For those sensitive to brandy, the essences can be prepared in another preservative such as glycerin or vinegar.

Flower Essence remedies have the advantage of being completely safe. They contain little, if any, organic material that could cause physical ill-effects. All of the energies involved are positive, and if an inappropriate remedy is chosen, there is never an adverse affect. Therefore, self-prescription can do no harm as long as serious conditions that need medical attention are not ignored. One can learn about the effects of the flower's essences by trying them without taking any risk. It is recommended, however, to respect the laws of nature and the balance of the body. Everything is moderation is applied to flower essence use as well.

Unlike homeopathic remedies, Flower Essences are not affected by aromatics such as coffee or mint: they can be taken with food or any other substance and be effective. Their benefits for the emotions are not based on any sort of physical effect on the nervous system so they are non-addictive.

Because of the dilution process in the creation of Flower Essences, one bowlful of flowers can make enough Flower Essence for several million individual doses. It is an extremely efficient way to use the biological material, and one way to avoid the danger of extinction that is threatening our delicate eco-system in the world today.

Flower Essences work on the emotions in harmony with Spirit, and their effects can take some time to manifest on a physical level. If one is open to change, their effect can be dramatic indeed, but if one resists the nudge of healing that the flowers offer, they may have little visible effect in the short run. Continued use, however, will eventually layer down the resistance of the individual, allowing the flowers to weave their healing powers within the soul.

My Own Experience with Flower Essences

I was introduced to the flower remedies while living at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland during the mid 1970’s. The community’s focus was to embrace the co-creative energies between nature and humanity, offering the opportunity to commune with nature as a bridge to exploring the soul of humanity. Having previously lived in Hawaii for three years, I was prepared to open even further the magical qualities of flowers and their healing forces. After many years of study and engagement with the world of flowers, flower essences, and flower essence preparation, I embarked upon the creation of my book/deck set entitled “The Power of Flowers” as a means to unite the world of flowers with the archetypal soul patterns of humanity.

In the Power of Flowers book, each flower is described according to six categories: Blessing, Plant Signature, Flower Essence Description, Archetype, Healing and Practical Application. I interweave the healing qualities of the flowers into my astrology practice and teachings. There is no greater honor than to offer the healing properties of flowers to the world. After many years of flower essence preparation and study, I have founded the Power of Flower Healing Essence Company, offering flower remedies created from wild flowers in the Northwest Mountains, Hawaii, and desert regions.

And may we ever have gratitude in hearts that the great Creator in all His glory has placed the herbs in the field for our healing.

- Dr. Edward Bach


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