By Lance Schuttler
When we look at a medicinal plant, we see the different parts used in various ways. Sometimes the roots are medicinal, or sometimes the leaves and stems have healing properties. However, when we look at the flower of any given plant, it is clear that it is often the most vibrant, attractive and spectacular part of the plant. It is the quintessential expression of that plant’s life force.
Wouldn’t it make sense then, that this part of the plant offers us the most medicinal/healing properties? How can we best utilise these properties?
To make a flower essence, flower petals are gently plucked (with leaves preferably) and placed in a glass or crystal bowl that is filled with the cleanest water possible. With the help of the Sun’s rays, the bioelectrical field of the flower (and yes, bioelectrical fields have been shown to exist around every living thing in nature via Kirlian photography) is imprinted into the crystalline structure of the water molecule. Remember, it is also an established fact that water has memory and can be imprinted through various methods.
So what occurs is the imprinting of the quintessential vibrational field of the flower into the water. The highest vibrational output of the plant is encoded into the water molecules. One could also think of it as the consciousness or literally, light codes of information from the plant being infused into the medium of water.
What Are The Effects?
Because the essences of flowers operate more on a vibrational/electrical level rather than a biochemical (like the use of herbs or foods), the effects are felt in a more subtle way. However, subtle doesn’t mean it isn’t powerful or effective. What a person experiences is more of a shift in awareness, a shift in understanding or a shift in consciousness around a certain situation. It can help us understand and transform the underlying emotional issue.
For example, if someone is dealing with an issue from some sort of trauma from a situation that occurred at some point in his or her life, flower essences can help bring greater understanding to the trauma event as well as bring the emotional ability to transform, release and forgive or accept what happened.
Flower essences are essentially nutrients for the soul. They help us on an emotional level. We begin to see things in a new light and can begin to deal with things in a new way. This leads to taking different actions with regard to processing and resolving any issues we might be working through.
They let us work through things in a truly holistic and therapeutic manner. They also work by helping us with physical diseases or issues … every physical health issue has an emotional issue below the surface that has created the physical issue. So as we heal ourselves emotionally, we can begin to heal ourselves on a physical level.
“As within, so without.”
Dr. Edward Bach stated, “The action of the flower essences raises the vibration of the being … they cure by flooding the body with the beautiful vibrations of the highest nature- in whose presence there is the opportunity for disease to melt away like snow in sunshine.”
Healing The World
Since flower essences help us process and heal the underlying emotional issues, a person is better able to make different choices and take different actions to bring about even more healing.
I believe that as more and more people heal themselves with flower essences and make better choices and take different actions, they directly bring about more healing with their friends, their family and their community. As more and more people work together in a holistic way, our relationships with each other, with the ecosystem and the planet itself experiences greater harmony, and thus, greater health and happiness.
All plants we see have different cosmic information that has been used to create their flower and so every flower has a different and specific healing potential. For example, the Iris flower essence helps a person unleash their unique inner creativity and self-expression. It is also known as the “paintbrush of the soul.”
The Silversword flower essence is an incredibly unique essence as this plant is only found on the Haleakala Crater on the island of Maui, Hawaii. One could intuit that because a meteorite hit there, it brought with it this special plant. The benefits of Silversword flower essences can be to help put a person on his or her path toward their purpose. It can be used when a person is ready for their truest soul work.
I personally find flower essences work even better when combined with cell salts. Because the cell salts are mineral compounds and are electrically conductive, they help the flower essences penetrate very quickly and efficiently into our bodies.
A flower essence that contains both cell salts and flower essences is called Happy Heart. It has many rose flower essences in it as well as the Silversword flower essence. I believe why so many people are unhappy in their heart is because they feel they aren’t doing their truest soul work.
The Happy Heart has dramatically helped me in several ways. There are however, many other essences out there and many places to find them. Pets and kids also benefit tremendously from flower essences as the nervous system in pets and kids are usually even more sensitive than adults. This allows for the essences to be utilised even more effectively.
I believe the more people that use flower essences, the greater healing we as individuals will experience. I see this healing extending to our relationships with our friends, our families, our social systems, our ecosystem and all beings that live on this planet with us.
For some, the beneficial effects of flower essences are felt almost right away. For others it can be days or weeks later. The key is continued use. They work in a cumulative way. The more consistent, the better.