Flower essences represent one of the most dynamic healing resources available on the planet. Flower essences are infusions of flowers in water that are potentized and then stabilized in a solution of brandy and water. The water used should be purified or distilled in some way for best results. The essence itself has no floral scent or perfume and should not be confused with Essential Oils. Flower essence is very diluted, and the preparations are different as well. Also do not confuse herbal tinctures with the Flower Essences, they too are very different.
Flower essences are mainly used to promote awareness of emotional, mental, and spiritual imbalances. In addition to that they also may stimulate physical healing. They work on vibrational levels effecting subtle, deep change on the soul and psyche. They carry life-force energy from the flower devas to our body's energy/ Qi channels, acting as catalysts to rebalance us spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, and physically. The essences hone in on where we need realignment and balance, and encourage the self-healing that is needed. Flower essences can be used alone or in conjunction with other types of remedies and medications.
The length of time one should use flower essences is people by people basis, and once started, the dosage bottles are meant to be finished. It will take at least that long (approx. 4-6 weeks) for them to effect the desired vibrational shift. Some formulas can be taken indefinitely or at intervals (i.e. Immune Boost, Insomnia, Crisis/Trauma, Anxiety/Panic Attack, Jet Lag/Travel). Using your intuition to self-adjust your dosage is strongly encouraged. Also keeping a dream journal is recommended, the dreams you experience will help give you insight and become very vivid while using flower essences.
When making the flower essences, they do not “harvest” the plants. In most cases only a few wild flowers are gathered to prepare the infusions. The chosen flowers are placed in a glass bowl with water and put in the rays of the sun. It is stabilized by the brandy and subsequently diluted so that only minute traces of chemical compounds from the original flowers remain, making them completely safe for use. One could not overdose on flower essence. When making flower essences, listen to the plants and they will help you.
For the most part, flower essences are gentle and forgiving, and it is impossible to overdose on them because they are self-adjusting. Also, they are non-toxic and non-invasive. Nature is said to hold everything we humans need for our healing. With thousands of essences now available, there is an essence or essence combination that can benefit everyone.
I am having the pleasure of experiencing the flower essence of Bleeding Heart, Yarrow, Angelica, Baby blue eye, and Rock water. I have been ingesting this blend for a couple of months and have had amazing dreams filled with sorrow and grief, growth with the help of animals and endless travels. The dreams seem real, as real as this waking life. I feel as though my spirit inside me is creating a stronger connection with my body and mind. A bond of the body, mind and spirit that had been broken for to long. I give thanks to the flowers everyday along with my body because with their help, I am healing myself! No pills, drugs, or prescriptions! Just me, the flowers, some essential oils and a journal. Looking back I see how I have grown and enjoy the experiences I have had. But also learning to open up to the endless possibilities of what might be in the future.. And it all started with 5 different flowers.
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