What are flower essences
Flower essences have been used for thousands of years to assist in healing. From the Australian Aboriginals to Ancient Egypt, Europe in the middle ages and the re-emergence of them in the UK over 60 years ago with the assistance of Dr Edward Bach.
Flower essences are known as a vibrational medicine and use the consciousness or energy of the flower to address emotional and mental patterns in order to attain a greater self-awareness, provide support during transitions and shift energy blockages which may manifest as pain or illness.
Australia has the most flowering and oldest plants on the planet and when using these flowers you are also accessing the ancient wisdom of this land.
There are 69 essences in the Australian Bush Flower series, with each flower having its own unique energy and qualities.
How do they work?
With the school of thought that we are all energy, vibrating beings; different aspects of ourselves will vibrate at a particular frequency depending on our perceptions, mental, emotional, physical or spiritual way of being. If we become rigid in our thinking or way of being, so too does our energy which, in turn, affects us on a physical, mental emotional and spiritual aspect.
As we open ourselves to the expansion of energy or positive way of being, so too does our previously mentioned ‘bodies’.
When we introduce a different vibration, especially one that has a higher vibration than, for example, a rigid thought, this higher vibration starts to shift the rigidness which assists this area into lifting its vibration to that of the higher vibration.
When using flower essences we are accessing the vibration of that of the flower’s with all of its higher qualities and characteristics and we too will start to shift our own energy or vibration to that of the flower’s.
Flower’s contain the highest vibration of any plant or tree. It is the highest possible manifestation that the plant can produce and holds qualities and characteristics of the plant or tree. Also plants hold ancient wisdom of the earth and nature and have been in existence for thousands of years bringing this knowledge into the vibration.
The Australian Bush Flowers are one of the oldest and ancient of flowers that exist in the world.
What are their uses
There are many uses of the Bush Flower essences from such things as stress and trauma to sexuality, fertility and birth. They work on all levels of being :- the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects.
For example you may take Paw Paw to address digestive problems (physical) though on another level it will also assist with digesting information and alleviating stress (mental and emotional) and may help with accessing your Higher Self or intuition (spiritual).
They address emotional and mental patterns in order to attain a greater self-awareness, provide support during transitions and shift energy blockages which may manifest as pain or illness. Therefore they are powerful catalysts for helping people heal themselves.
How safe are they?
Essences can be used by everyone and during any circumstance.
Whether you are pregnant, on medication, seriously ill or needing some emotional support regarding a personal transition, bush flower essences are completely safe. Children and animals respond extremely well to flower essences as they are still so sensitive to subtle energies. Even your plants may benefit!
There are no contraindications with any medications, drugs or medical procedures and essences have been known to support the energies of people going through radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
How do you use essences?
Essences can be administered in a few different ways; the most common way is internally as a remedy. You can put the drops directly in the mouth, in a glass of water, juice, even a cup of tea.
If you or your child doesn’t like the taste you can pop some drops on your wrists or the crown of your head. Kids especially will tell you where they want you to place the drops. Follow their lead as they will know their body the best and how best it will respond to the essences.
Though other ways are just as effective, such as room sprays, distant healing, Bush Flower cards laid on the body during an Energetic Healing session and dowsing the vibration.
The essences can also be applied topically as in the form of creams and drops of an essence can be placed on specific chakras or meridian points.
Essences are held within a 30% brandy and 60% water solution. The brandy is used in order to stabilise the vibration or essence of the flower. At the most you will only be administering (if you are taking them internally) 7 drops with each dose.
If the symptoms or your transition is acute, I usually recommend taking a dose every half an hour until you are feeling more balanced and calm.
As essences are a vibration medicine there is no danger of overdosing or having any high intake of alcohol.
Remedies are usually made as a remedy in 25ml or 50ml dropper bottles.
25ml (depending on how much you take) generally lasts for about 2 weeks and the 50ml bottle 4 weeks.
Note From Renée
I have been working with and using flower essences for over 13 years and am always amazed by the profound shifts that can occur, either on a subtle level or a very direct and active level.
I can personally prescribe essences to assist you with your present circumstance and can recommend ways of using essences during emotional transitions or to start to break down negative mental patterns.
I use a range of ways to select each Bush Flower to be used in a mix and will use knowledge, muscle testing, intuition, cards and/or dowsing and, with respect to the energy of the flowers, are always prepared in a sacred space.