Flower essences are liquid vibration remedies that capture the healing energies of ‘nature’. Similar to homoeopathy in preparation, flower essences are unique in how they help with emotional, mental and behavioural issues.
Flower essences act as a catalyst for change, creating rapid and powerful shifts in mental outlook, feelings and life circumstances. Like a tuning fork, they resonate and cancel out the vibration of negative emotions and restore your cells with positive healing vibrations.
There are Bach flower remedies, Australian Bush Flower essences and Bailey flower essences amongst others. They are equally useful to children and adults in order to help regain inner balance at the mental and emotional level during times of stress and anxiety. They can be taken safely alongside other naturopathic remedies as they are non-toxic, act gently and without side effects.
The Mind-Body Connection
It is now very well researched and scientifically known that there is a mind-body connection at play and that our physical, intellectual and emotional health depends very much on our state of mind – our thoughts – our beliefs. Research suggests that approximately 95% of all dis-ease is caused by underlying “toxicity” in our physical body that stems from the mind. Thoughts and feelings of anger, rage, guilt, fear etc lead to a cascade of hormones and biochemicals that are released into our whole body – affecting our immune and nervous systems – contributing to poor health. This science is called ‘Psychoneuroimmunology’.
When you are in balance, you feel greater joy, clarity and peace. Your consciousness is transformed and elevated. You become more open to life, more able to receive. Acting without restrictions, you automatically attract more abundance, happiness, helpful people, healthy relationships, and opportunities. Your thoughts, behaviour and wellbeing improve dramatically because you are no longer hindered by negative feelings and beliefs that have been hiding in your subconscious mind.
Bach Flower Remedies
The culmination of a life’s work for Dr Edward Bach, this system of 38 plant and flower based essences can help balance the emotional demands of everyday life. As with all flower essences, these have the potential to balance everyday emotions we all feel from time to time and combinations can be tailored to everybody’s individual needs.
“Bach remedies are beneficent in action, and cause no aggravation nor reaction for their effect is to uplift”
Dr Edward Bach, 1930
Australian Bush Flower Essences
The Australian Bush Flower Essences by Ian White work in a similar way as the Bach remedies but come from different flowers essences commonly found in Australia. Many naturopaths find these more suitable to ‘modern day’ problems and find them very powerful.
Bailey Flower Essences
Bailey essences are primarily concerned with personal growth and liberation. This does not mean that the essences cannot help physical illnesses – far from it. Yet their main emphasis is that of helping to integrate mind, body and spirit. These flower essences help us to open our eyes and see things as they really are; to let go of fears and to discover the real power that lies at the heart of each one of us; to discover more about ourselves than perhaps we ever dreamt possible.
They are not drugs so they do not force change, but they will help us to change if we are ready for change to take place. They are therefore gentle but persuasive in their action.
How do you use Flower Essences?
All it takes is just a few drops of such flower essence in a glass of drinking water. They begin to act within minutes. Within 3 days the difference can be profound.
Flower essence formulas are taken on a daily basis. They can be taken both internally and topically.