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Friday Inspiration - 15 August 2008
By Melissa Bult

 
Flower Power
 
For some reason I knew that these last couple of weeks would be interesting for me energetically.  First of all last Friday was 8/8/8 day which brought with it some very testing and intense energy!  I basically had a headache all of last week and nothing would shake it off.  It finally went away in the late evening of Friday 8/8/8.  And this week marks the one year anniversary of a very big emotional upheaval and changing point in my life – the parting of ways with someone who was definitely one of my soul mates and who taught me many lessons!   So all in all I wasn’t going to be at all surprised if many emotions came to the surface and issues came forward to be ‘cleared.’ 
 
As the Universe always does it presented me with the perfect accompaniment to this time.  I got an email from a friend re-introducing me to someone I went to naturopathic college with and told me what she was up to.  To cut a long story short she sent me my constitutional remedy of First Light Flower Essences of NZ and I said I would write about my experience with them. 
 
I have trained as a Bach Flower practitioner and have taken flower essences before but I had not thought about using them on myself for a long time.  I was reminded when taking them this last week just how powerful they are and so I want to tell you a little bit about them today.   Let’s start with some background. 
 
To the best of my knowledge flower essences started with Dr. Edward Bach in England around the 1930’s.  He had studied orthodox medicine but had a keen interest in homeopathy.  Through intuition he discovered that plants had a connection energetically to different emotions or emotional patterns so he started to experiment and create remedies.  And he created the Bach Flower Essences.  The Bach Flower Essences® are all natural, very dilute solutions made from spring water, an alcohol preservative, and the parts of specific flowers. They are used to help balance the emotions and bring about a state of equilibrium in living organisms, and have been successfully used with people, animals, and even plants.
 
They are based on Vibrational medicine and I found this on the official Bach Flowers website:
“ Vibrational medicine is based upon modern scientific insights into the energetic nature of the atoms and molecules making up our bodies, combined with ancient mystical observations of the body's unique life-energy systems that are critical but less well understood aspects of human functioning.
 
Bach believed that his flower remedies would not only neutralize negative emotional — and mental — energy patterns but also infuse positive vibrations associated with specific virtues into an individual such as the virtues of love, peace, steadfastness, gentleness, strength, understanding, tolerance, wisdom, forgiveness, courage or joy .” - By Don Hanson, CPDT, BFRP, CDBC
 
From Bach Flower Essences® came many other types of vibrational medicine from other countries.  This includes our very own First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand.  It is said that the plants of your own country are much more powerful because they are closer to your vibration.  Hence, the flower essences taken from our native plants are going to have the best impact for us (however, I also thoroughly recommend the original Bach Flower Essences).   
 
After taking my constitutional remedy I was instantly able to release emotion which was obviously blocked up and since then I have very naturally been processing and shifting old beliefs and blocks that have prevented me from creating at a higher level.  My dreams also became more intense and a perfect place to let go of the past and heal.  I am absolutely thrilled with what the essences have done for me and a constitutional remedy is charted from your birth date and the time you were born so it takes into account the soul path and lessons as well as current emotional patterns. 
 
Flower essences are completely safe, easy to use and cheap!  Something so simple can have such a profound impact on us and yet they are extremely gentle.  If you end up with the wrong remedy for you there is no harm done and the right remedies hit the emotions right on the head and shift that energy quickly and effectively.  Probably the most well know essence would be Bach’s Rescue Remedy which is combination of essences for shock and upsets. 
 
I highly recommend trying them out, whether you have some negative emotional patterns (such as impatience, depression, excess mind chatter, etc.) you want to shift or you just generally want to have your constitutional remedy done, flower essences have a lot to offer.
 
If you are interested in learning more then you can look at www.bachflower.comor our very own www.nzfloweressences.co.nz.  If you are interested in having your constitutional remedy done or find out more about workshops then contact Lynda at lyndae@ihug.co.nz
 
Some further background on NZ Flower Essences –
 
First Light Flower Essences were officially welcomed at a special ceremony in July of 1999, the date considered by Maori to be the dawning of the new age. 
 
They are created in full cooperation with spirit and nature by Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber and Anthony Wyber, who continue to commit themselves to the ongoing evolution of the essences and their teachings.
 
First Light Flower Essences offer a unique and dynamic level of healing, and are able to provide healing to all levels of experiences and conditions.  There are currently 6 families within the range: Flowers, Ferns, Trees, Seeds, Plants, and Healers.  They each provide a particular specialized area of healing: Flowers help us with personality issues; Ferns treat trauma through the aura; Trees balance and strengthen the chakras; Seeds restore integrity to DNA; Plants step us through life’s journey and Healers assist those in the helping professions and are tools for Shamanic Healing.
Have a beautiful weekend.  Lots of love, light and blessings to you all.
Melissa x
 
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