The term flower essence refers to
liquid tinctures made from flowers that are
prepared so that the life force and unique subtle energetic1
of a plant are captured in
water. Created using a simple,
low tech process3, flower essences are preparations of pure energy and contain none of the
physical substance of the plant. When introduced into ones'
energy field, they dissolve energetic blocks and imbalances that lead to unhappiness and dis-ease by
interacting with and balancing the complex network of energetic patterns that are the
manifestations of life.
This is possible because a sympathetic attunement exists between
humanity and individual flower essences4.
essences are most
often used to help process trauma and stress,
clear away unproductive life
patterns, and expand and elevate consciousness. They act as catalysts for inner change by
gently balancing, supporting and enhancing the "better angels of our nature".
This catalyzing and balancing process has a direct and positive impact
When flower essences are used to eliminate energetic impediments, consciousness is
raised and the individual is able to function from a point that is closer to the real Self, which brings a sense of inner harmony. As conscious awareness is elevated, the ability to
understand and incorporate higher ideals and healthier life patterns is enhanced, aiding the
restoration of happiness and health.
This shift may be gradual or immediate. For example, in acute
or emergency situations, the action of flower essences is often observed to be dramatic,
remarkable and swift, while the transformation of deep, long-standing
issues may be observed to emerge over a period of time.
essences fall within the general alternative healing category of vibrational healing techniques.
Other vibrational techniques include such disciplines as homeopathy and acupuncture. Since
flower essences are basically tinctures of the energy of pure consciousness, they operate in the
realm of consciousness. Because
they operate in the realm of consciousness,
flower essences enjoy what is known as
This means that when an essence is used that is inappropriate, nothing happens - there are no
adverse reactions5. In addition, flower essences have the added benefit of not interfering with any
other modalities or medications one may be using, and are not habit forming.
Flower essences are the most deep acting form of vibrational healing.
essences have no fragrance and flower essence healing should not be confused with aromatherapy.
While aromatherapy and flower essences often address the same issues (tension, stress, etc) they
operate at different levels: aromatherapy utilizes direct stimulation through the senses
whereas flower essences stimulate the non-physical consciousness by supplying subtle energetic
Are Essences Selected?
Flower essences are one of the easiest to use
alternative healing modalities around
today and many ways have been discovered for selecting the "right" essence(s).
Flower essences are often chosen by examining mental and emotional states because it is
through this realm that the first sign of inner imbalance manifests.
That is why the essence descriptions that appear on this website deal
with mental and emotional states, qualities of thought and inner needs and desires. To select, one can search
for indications and explanations that describe the troublesome state of mind or problem.
Various intuitive means can also be used such as dowsing (pendulums),
applied kinesiology (muscle testing), picking the essence of the flower that is most appealing or attractive to you,
or by intuitive "hits". In reality,
experienced flower essence practitioners often rely on a variety of methods including the ones listed here.
successful application of flower essences does not depend on buying
into any particular belief system or cosmology.
And, the user does not have to think they will
work in order to obtain the desired results, i.e., they do not work because of the placebo effect6.
This observation is supported by abundant experience with those who are incapable of acting
on the placebo effect such as babies and children, unconscious people, the mentally challenged,
animals and plants.
is the Correct Way to Use Essences?
Flower essences may be used in any way that introduces them into ones'
energy field. They are most often taken orally, a few
drops at a time, and are also used in compresses, baths, aerial and oral mists,
soap and topically applied creams and
oils. Doubtless, the future will
bring further innovations leading to new and exciting applications of these
the delivery system, we find that flower essences powerfully broadcast the message that anything
we experience, no matter how commonplace or trying it may seem, can nurture greater awareness. They remind us that we don't have to be "sick" to get better, and, that no
matter how far away inner
balance, expanded awareness and spiritual acceleration
seem, these qualities can
take root, grow and flourish in all of our activities.
Finally, while flower essences can enhance ones' life experience in many ways, they are not and should not be considered a substitute for medical treatment. In case of injury or illness one should seek
the appropriate professional assistance.