In the world of plant therapies, there are several categories. Herbal teas, tinctures, essential oils, and even some pharmaceuticals are derived from plants. Therefore, it is safe to say, plants can have powerful healing abilities.
The popularity of essential oils has hit our population with a force during the last decade. Essential oils primarily work on the physical body. They have complex chemistries and obviously, are very aromatic. Flower Essences are equally powerful healing plant remedies; however, they work on a very different basis. Unlike essential oils, Flower essences are very safe to use for all ages and animals with no contraindications.
So what is a Flower Essence?
Flower Essence Defined
Everything in existence has a unique vibrational rate. We are not just made up of chemicals. Our physical body has an energetic extension, which we refer to as our subtle-energy body. Subtle-energy bodies play a major role in maintaining our health. This energy field is also referred to as the emotional energy body.
A Flower Essence is the energy of the flower’s vibrational characteristics imprinted upon the storage medium of water. The theory is that the vibrational characteristic of the flower transfers to our subtle energy body to create balance.
Dr. Edward Bach, a physician from England, found a correlation between mental and emotional characteristics and physical disease. He learned that fear and negative attitudes affected the physical well-being of his patients. As he explored this trend, he found that it was the imbalance in the subtle-energy field that transferred imbalance into the physical body. He also noticed in balancing the emotions of fear and anger via the subtle energy body, the physical also came into balance.
Dr. Bach found that the best way to alter dysfunctional patterns in the subtle bodies is to administer a therapeutic dose of frequency specific subtle energy in the form of vibrational medicine. When we refer to vibrational medicine, we are referring to frequency.
Physical matter such as our bodies have a slow vibration, and subtle matter vibrates at speeds exceeding the light velocity. Flower Essences are consider subtle matter, therefore have a very high vibration.
Why Flower Essences over other Frequency remedies?
According to Gurudas, the author of “Flower Essences”, there are three major forms of vibrational remedies.
Homeopathics remedies operate on the physical plane and bio-magnetic field. Some may affect the energy centers we call the chakras and some of the subtle bodies but not as effectively as Flower Essences.
Gem elixirs act similar to Flower Essences but not to the same degree because they do not have the same potency of life force.
Ian White the founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences, states the Flower Essences work in a similar way as meditation by not only resolving negative beliefs, but also encouraging positive qualities within us to come through to our conscious mind.
Examples of Flower Essences and Purpose
At the Natural Boutique, we have worked with Flower Essence Therapy for many years. Some of our most popular essences are in the Australian Bush line. Their vibration is very high due to the unique plant species found in Australia.
This line offers both combination essences blended for specific purposes and single essences for more specific needs.
The Emergency Essence is a must for everyone. It helps to balance panic attacks or distress offering the ability to cope and give comfort during emergency situations.
Many people are looking for a way to deal with being over committed with no time left for self. The Calm and Clear essence helps to balance the subtle body to encourage relaxation, healthy contemplation and time for self.
With many people now caring for aging family members the Alpine Mint Bush essence has helped to balance the mental and emotional exhaustion and the weight of responsibility of care giving. It is used by both professional care givers as well as non-professional.
Essences are simple to take. Ian White recommends 7 drops under the tongue upon rising in the morning and 7 drops at bedtime. They can also be used as needed as with the Emergency Essence.
Animals respond very well to Flower Essence therapy. My dog, Frankie, had high anxiety during thunder storms and fire works. For him, I would place 4 drops of the Green Hope Farms Anxiety essence on his ear flaps and within ten minutes, he calmed. This was not a placebo effect. Many animal behaviorists recommend the Green Hope Flower Animal Essences.
People are searching for gentle remedies and balance in a hectic world. Flower Essences help to balance the subtle energy body, removing emotional blocks and gently balancing the physical body one subtle layer at a time. They are safe with no side effects or contraindications.
As the owner of Green Hope Farms stated, “Think of Essences as road maps for whenever we feel lost in any way. They redirect us back towards a more direct route to our source.”