I have always loved flowers and plants. Many of my first memories involve plants, me talking to the trees and flowers, eating plants in the back yard (somehow I just knew which ones I could eat! I don’t recommend you trying this!). About 14 years ago I was first introduced to flower essences and the concept of plant spirit medicine (that each plant has a spirit and a healing capacity on the soul/spirit level). I was amazed at how simple and yet how powerful flower essences are- truly medicine for the soul.
You may be wondering what exactly flower essences are. Flower essences are very dilute, unscented and contain only the energetic imprint of the flower. Flower essences are sometimes confused with essential oils although they are actually very different- essential oils are concentrated oil made by distilling plant material, whereas flower essences are made by allowing flowers to sit in a bowl of spring water in the sun (or moon and stars) which then imprints the flower’s energy signature on the water. learn more about them here.
5 Reasons I love to use flower essences
1. Soul medicine
Flower essences work with the flow of nature, waking up what is lying dormant within us, releasing old patterns that hold us back from truly shining our beautiful light into the world and living our destiny. Flowers speak directly to our soul and heal old emotional patterns allowing our inherent positive qualities to flow freely. They carry profound messages that can be heard and felt. Sometimes you know a shift has occurred but you can’t explain it. There have been many times while working with essences that I heard exactly what I needed to hear, in that moment or I felt deep, much needed shifts in my body.
2. Subtle yet Profound
As I said above flower essences work with the flow of nature, they do not force anything, they gently illuminate what we need to see to support deep and profound healing.
Flower essences do not overwhelm or force something to happen, yet they do expand our awareness of what is happening within ourselves. Flower essences open up our consciousness beyond what it is currently able to perceive therefore each person may experience the effects differently. Taking essences can create a variety of experiences, ranging from the very subtle to more obvious.
Some potential affects you may notice:
3. safe to use with children, animals and very sensitive people
Flower essences are powerful yet extremely gentle and very safe to use with anyone including children and animals. I have seen amazing results with animals and young children. Some sensitive folks can’t tolerate much in the way of herbs or medications but they are able to easily tolerate flower essences. Even alcoholics, who often can’t tolerate many herbal medicines due to alcohol content, can take them (as they can be blended in something other than alcohol, such as glycerin or vinegar).
4. accessible (low cost) and environmentally friendly
Flower essences are relatively inexpensive (often about $15 for a supply that lasts 4-6 weeks) compared to many medications and supplements. They are very environmentally friendly as very little actual plant matter is used in creating essences since they are an energetic imprint of flowers.
5. I love flowers!
I will say it again and again I love flowers! They make me happy to be around, when I am feeling sad I spend time with flowers either in this physical world (hiking in wildflower meadows or visiting a local flower farm) or taking essences so I can connected to them energetically. I have found them to be profoundly supportive in my own healing journey therefore I love to support my patients with this profound medicine.
Want to know more?!
Want to know more about flower essences and ways they can support your transformational healing journey, come see me! Learn more about my offerings and scheduling an appointment at either my White Salmon, WA office or my Portland, OR office here.