About Flower Essences
To understand vibrational or energy medicine requires understanding that we are more than just a physical body, that we also incorporate a "body" of life energy, a life force, a body of sensitivity and feelings and spiritual essence. Through quantum physics and vibrational medicine scientist and doctors are learning how our energy body informs and affects our physical body. A wonderful video on the cutting edge science of energy medicine called "The Living Matrix" provides a great overview of this field of work.
Our conditioned patterns (beliefs, thoughts, stories, behaviors) have been encoded in our cells and energy body from our family, our ancestors, our culture and our experiences from before birth and throughout our lives. Research states that up to 90% of these patterns are deeply hidden in our subconscious and cellular memory.
Our spiritual practices, such as meditation, can help bring many of these patterns to the surface. We may notice that when we sit down to meditate waves of sadness or anger or some other emotion comes over us. If we are unfamiliar with this "clearing out" it can be disconcerting. Flower Essences can assist us in working with our conditioned mental, emotional and behavioral patterns in a way that is compassionate and loving. They can help us mindfully clear patterns on deeper levels so that we can truly experience transformation in all areas of our lives.
The healing power of flowers has been lovingly used for centuries, across the world and throughout civilization. A flower remedy (essence) is an energetic (vibrational) infusion, made by floating the flower(s) in a crystal bowl of spring water under sunlight. This imparts the vibrational imprint of the flower into the water. The remedy is then bottled without any plant material.
Flower essences are the energetic imprints of the life force of the plants, which interact with our subtle bodies effecting gentle, yet powerful, transformation. Flower essences work through the medium of water and energy and unlike chemical drugs which suppress symptoms, flower essences are catalysts for emotional change and work by stimulating our awareness. By using flower essences and working through emotional states it is possible to peel away layers of emotions helping you to feel more alive and in touch with your goals, values and creativity.
Flower essences can be used topically or internally and do not have adverse reactions with other medications or side effects. And since they work through resonance with your energetic body if you use an essence that you don’t need, there will be no effect.
Recent studies have shown that flower remedies are effective at reducing emotional and environmental stress on the body (EMF's from computer use and other electronics). Flower essences work through the human energy fields, which in turn influence mental, emotional and physical well-being. Over time layers of chronic behaviors and patterns that could take years, or even a lifetime, to overcome transform themselves.
flower essence therapy utilizing flower essence acupuncture
Traditional acupuncture, using stainless-steel needles, stimulates acupuncture points on the body along the meridian system (energetic pathways). Each acupuncture point is “encoded with a specific resonance that sends a message to your body, mind and spirit via the energy pathway when the point is stimulated. In Flower Acupuncture we are replacing the needles with a Flower Essence which becomes the catalyst that stimulates the movement of life force energy through the body”. Deborah Craydon, Floral Acupuncture
Using Flower Essences externally is a way to ground psychological insights into the body, enabling your body to work with your emotional, mental and spiritual processes in an uplifting and supportive way.
During Contemplative Psychotherapy and Spiritual Mentoring Sessions you have the opportunity to receive a Flower Essence evaluation as part of the session. Along with collecting information about your goals and any challenges you are facing, you will help guide the selection of the appropriate essence and learn how to effectively use it at home.
It is important to note that Flower Essence Acupuncture does not replace your regular traditional acupuncture treatments but is an adjunct to it.
Utilizing Flower Essences With Other Health Modalities
“Flower essences are renowned for their universality of application. They are used by thousands of people in diverse circumstances, and as a supplement to many forms of health care. Because the flower essences work at very fundamental levels, yet in such a non-invasive way, they can be used concurrently with other health therapies.What is more, use of the essences can actually enhance other practices by addressing psycho-spiritual issues which may be underlying various health problems. Physicians, nurses, chiropractors, acupuncturists, herbalists, massage practitioners, physical therapists, nutritionists, psychologists, pastoral counselors, social workers, and other professionals find the essences to be an invaluable adjunct to their practices.
Flower essence therapy is not an exclusive answer to all of humanity’s ills. It does not substitute for our daily practices of meditation and prayer, physical exercise, healthful diet, social responsibility, and moral development. However, used with sensitivity and understanding, the essences are an important catalyst toward a more health-filled, balanced lifestyle. By stimulating greater awareness of our inner life, the essences build a much needed bridge between the realms of body and soul.” - Patricia Kaminski, Flower Essence Society
Disclaimer: Flower Essence Therapy is not intended to diagnosis or treat acute or chronic mental or physical illness. You are responsible for your health and it is your responsibility to seek appropriate medical treatment based on your needs. Do not stop medication without consulting your health care provider. If you are experiencing life-threatening physical symptoms, hallucinations or suicidal thoughts call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.