Flower Essences contain the healing properties of various indigenous flower species which shift and clear negative energy patterns such as anxiety, fear, over whelm, anger, resentment, loneliness, guilt, low self esteem, apathy, lethargy, resistance to change, impatience and, mental and emotional exhaustion. Flower essences are the essences of flowers captured in water. They contain a healing vibration that catalyzes change and enables transformation on emotional mental and spiritual levels.
The words ‘essence’ or ‘remedy’ are used interchangeably because they refer to the essence or healing vibration of the plant. This becomes the remedy or healing agent for the imbalance that is present.
Flower essences are used because they help us to feel better. They work to heal us primarily on emotional and mental levels and restore harmony.They work by enhancing the positive aspects of the qualities of mind, emotion and personality. By flooding a person with positive qualities the negative aspects or lack of positive are dissolved, and health is restored.Taking the flower essences puts back the positive aspects of a quality, shifting you from negative to positive or from left to right on a graph.
A useful analogy is that we all have a bright light shining from within us out onto the world. This light shines through different windows, each representing a particular quality. Sometimes the windows are misted up, covered with cobwebs, or the shutters are closed. Taking the appropriate remedy gradually opens the shutters, blows away the cobwebs and unmists the glass, allowing the light to shine out in full brightness again.
Dr. Richard Gerber refers to flower essences in his classic book, Vibrational Medicine, as an energetic form of healing comparable in importance to acupuncture and homeopathy. Note that flower essences (also known as flower remedies) are different from aromatherapy. Essences have no fragrance (except for the aroma of the brandy that is usually used as a preservative). Flower essences are energy medicines; they are not herbal or biochemical. Biochemistry is not the only means of healing! Flower essences are known particularly for their ability to assist with mental, emotional and spiritual healing and growth, although they can also be helpful for physical difficulties when those are rooted at the mental and emotional levels. Essences are gentle and safe for use with adults, children, animals and even plants. They can be used both for long-standing problems and for first aid.