Plants as Healers, Plants as Guides: Life Lessons from a Pine

Posted by admin on Sep 20, 2009

©2009 by Pam Montgomery, maker of Sweetwater Sanctuary Essences

Editors’ note: The following is an excerpt from Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with Plant Consciousness, published by Inner Traditions in 2009. It is reprinted here with permission of the publisher. Although Plant Spirit Healing and the related Plant Spirit Medicine do not involve essences in tangible form, we consider them  forms  of vibrational healing, as they involve attunement to plants.

Most people who have any kind of a spiritual life have some form of guidance they rely on. Various religions have helping forces like saints in Catholicism, devas in Hinduism, or angels in Christianity. In the Native American tradition animal guides are present as helpers. A helping spirit guide is one who is available to you at all times to bring guidance and assistance of any nature. Plant spirits can serve as personal guides and helpers in this way. Plant spirit guides may come to you in a dream, or perhaps you are healed by a plant that then becomes your personal guide. You also may make a request for a personal plant spirit guide to come to you; pay attention to the plant that crosses your path either physically or otherwise. When you encounter the plant three times,  it is the one you are seeking. Read the rest of this entry »

Essences for Healers: the Art of Sacred Space

Posted by admin on Aug 29, 2009

©2009 by Elly Yule of Grassdancer Essences; All rights reserved

How’s your PEG (PEG = Personal Energy Grid). Are you sparkling like a night sky full of stars? Are you glowing like a firefly? Or is your wattage so low you look like a lightbulb about to go out?

For the past couple years, we have all been on an energetic rollercoaster and it hasn’t been easy. If you are a therapist or healer, there will have been many demands on your energies as you help your clients to deal with the current rollercoaster ride that life is. Goodness – all this and home life to balance too! Several lightworkers I know are definitely on low wattage, they have been trying to help so many people and have had little time to help themselves. Whoah – stop right there!

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A World Soul Perspective on Flower Essences

Posted by admin on Aug 22, 2009

By Andrea Mathieson, maker of Raven Essences.  This article started out as a comment to and refers to Vibration Magazine Editor Deborah Bier’s article The Weirdness of Essence Education.

Some thoughts about the essential ‘weirdness’ of flower essence education from my corner of the garden…

Two Branches of Flower Essence Education

From my perspective, there are two branches to flower essence education: the ongoing experiential research that flower essence producers and practitioners are undertaking; the articulation of those understandings to a larger public. Vibration Magazine has dedicated itself to both aspects of education by offering a forum for producers and practitioners to share their experiences in creating and working with essences, and information about a wide variety of essences and their application with the general public. Read the rest of this entry »

The World Wide Web as a Healing Tool–Evoking the Essence of Essences

Posted by admin on Jun 12, 2009

2009 by Donna Cunningham, MSW  (Part One of Two)

For the past 11 years, during the richly fertile earth sign Taurus, we at Vibration have paused to reflect on what our ezine has achieved over the past year, how far we have come since the last anniversary of our birth, and what new seeds we wish to plant in the years to come.

From the earliest issues, in 1998, your editors, who doubled as web designers and frequent contributors, explored the seemingly endless potentials of a web-based magazine.  Freed of the costs of color printing, paper, and postage, we worked for a visually-enhanced and pleasing format.

As the work unfolded and continued to develop, however, we slowly understood that, far from being a magazine devoted only to tracking the healing potentials of the essences, we were also beginning to tap into a vast, unsuspected resource–the healing power of the internet itself. Read the rest of this entry »