Understanding the Healing Powers of Flower Essences
by NY Open Center
When one allows the essence of flowers to assist, one’s life can become more centered and healthier. Chances are, if you are particularly attracted to a certain flower, it’s because on a deep emotional level it is providing something that you need in your life. Here are some things to know about flower essences:
How are flower essences healing?
Flower essences offer a wonderful way to heal and grow because they offer change at a deep emotional level. The positive changes that can occur from using flower essences include feeling more confident and creative, experiencing more joy, being more forgiving, forging better relationships, having more clarity and focus, and even cultivating a deeper connection to Higher Self. Flower essences can help to connect on a spiritual level with nature and one’s guides. Flower essences work by the principle of resonance in the subtle body where imbalance starts.
How do flower essences differ from essential oils?
Flower essences are not to be confused with essential oils. Essential oils carry a powerful aroma, while flower essences do not. Essential oils and flower essences also differ in that essential oils require a large amount of the plant to create an oil, while flower essences only require as little as one flower to craft an essence. Essential oils are made through distillation and contain various volatile organic compounds. They are highly concentrated and should be used with care.
Are Flower Essences Safe?
Flower essences can be used by anyone including children and animals. Essences compliment every healing modality. Flower essences can bring buried emotions to the surface. This means, you may feel uncomfortable before you feel better. But, this does not mean the essences aren’t working. Those emotions are coming up to be released and you can allow yourself to heal at a deep level.
Making flower essences and bringing them into your life is a simple and incredible process. It is an opportunity to practice being in relationship with a plant and bringing intention to this process makes for an even stronger medicine. Anyone can start bringing flower essences into their everyday life.
Elizabeth Willoughby is a certified Bach Flower Essence therapist who has studied with Ian White of the Australian Bush Flower Essences and Steve Johnson of the Alaskan Flower Essence Project and others. She has also received certification in Green Medicine from herbalist Peeka Trenkle at the NY Open Center.