The 9/11 Pear Tree and Pear Essence

Posted by admin on Sep 24, 2011

By Deborah Bier, PhD, Publisher, Co-Editor, Vibration Magazine

Sometimes I read something in the news, in a book, magazine, see it in a play or a movie and am simply struck dumb by how an understanding of flower essences deepens my appreciation and understanding of what I’ve just seen. Here is a perfect example.  On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I read the following snippet of a story:

798px-Pear_flowers“In the smouldering ruins of the towers 10 years ago, the workers found a pear tree, burnt to a stump, broken, almost dead. Last week, having been slowly and stubbornly nursed back to life over a decade, it was replanted in the footprint of the World Trade Centre. A sign of what might be the great unwritten motto of this greatest of cities: Though the mountains may fall and be washed to the sea, some trees can never be felled”. (From the ashes, a pear tree tells us of survival” by Joseph O’Connor)

Of course, I thought about the flower essence made from Pear and the connections were so obvious!   I would have missed the deeper magic of this event if I had had no familiarity with this essence. Below is essence maker Lila Devi’s description (follow the link below for more about this essence).

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Silverweed and Other Essences for Perfectionism

Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2011

By Marion Leigh, Founder, Findhorn Flower Essences

Recently I was doing some personal research on Silverweed (Potentilla anserina) flower essence.  I spent about a week on this project, taking the essence, tuning in and writing down what happened to me.

25735484.thbI experienced the negatives of Silverweed profoundly. In particular I notice I became overly absorbed in details. This manifested as getting consumed in the minutiae of what I was writing, so perfectionistic was I about my choice of words that I would check dictionaries, study the etymology, then the myriad thesauruses available on-line for possible alternatives, sometimes musing over a word for days.  Now, I know I’m a bit of a stickler for perfection, but this was getting ridiculous. Everyone around me noticed I was obsessing – FFE staff encouraging me to ‘move on’ and stop taking Silverweed, as I was clearly doing a ‘proving’ of the essence. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Days of White Pansy and Trust

Posted by admin on Aug 6, 2011

©2011 by Ronni Ann Hall

I’ve been instructed to use the White Pansy essence I’ve made for dealing with issues of trust. Since I arrogantly expect my clients to use the essences I recommend, I concluded I needed to listen to my own guidance and take the suggestion.

whitepansy2-a2dWhat’s the deal with trust? Why is it so hard to trust that things will work out and the Divine will take care of things when we are faced with tough circumstances that, logically, would make no sense for us to trust in the good?

Day one of taking White Pansy flower essence. I felt my bitter thoughts rise to the surface. I had reason not to trust. I had a long list created in the past few years. Spirit tells me that I often take on others’ faults that are not my own. This makes no sense to me or why this message is relevant to trusting.

Day two. I was journaling like a crazy-flowing pen nut. Insights rose alongside the nasty bitter thoughts. I wasn’t feeling Miss Spiritual at that moment. Not Miss Positive or the teacher I came here to be. It was ugly — I was releasing. Read the rest of this entry »

More Summer Videos: Spirit-in-Nature (Masters’) Essences

Posted by admin on Jul 2, 2011

Here is another instructive set of essence videos by essence maker and educator, Lila Devi, a frequent contributor to Vibration Magazine.  She presents a series of 20 videos, one for each of the essences in the Spirit-in-Nature (formerly Masters’ Essences) line, plus one on flower essences in general. (We would embed one of these videos here in this blog post, but WordPress is giving us fits and just won’t cooperate today.) Read the rest of this entry »

Hawthorn Essence: Shapeshift Your Life!

Posted by admin on May 28, 2011

©2011 by Diana Pepper, reprinted with permission from
Tree Frog Farm Essences E-newsletter, May, 2011

Making Hawthorn Tree Essence was one of my most challenging and exciting essence making experiences. The process took about two months with vigilance, surrender, patience, intensity, focused clear intention and curiosity.

hawthornpink-wikiSince we don’t have a mature hawthorn growing on our property, first I had to find the location. The year before, I found a thicket of Hawthorn on San Juan Island about two hours away from here. I considered this, but decided to look for some on Lummi Island.

I found two on a nature preserve but they were old, shaded out and not very healthy. I found some others growing along a dirt road, but wasn’t sure if the owners of the property would agree to let me work there.

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Poppies and the Accidental Artist

Posted by admin on Apr 9, 2011

©2011 by Antonia Gentile of ourlifeisnow

I’ve always had a romanticized connection with poppies. They seemed to appear frequently throughout my life, so I accepted them as a sort of totem, and collected images whenever I had the opportunity.

poppies1saIn a recent spring and summer, a very interesting set of serendipitous events unraveled like a cinematic opera with poppies and their essence as a flower starring in primary and supporting roles. Events that, in hindsight, I understood to have been intricately connected to my inner work and personal journey to better understand my soul’s path.

Winter had given way to early spring in all its natural glory. I decided to flee the city and accepted an invitation to spend a weekend at my family’s vacation home in the Catskills Mountains of upstate New York. A perfect way, I thought, to say farewell to a winter of discontent and enjoy the arrival of the new and long awaited season.

I quickly shed the layers of my city persona and walked about the grounds, taking in the view and exchanging the sounds of sirens with the busy buzzing of nature in spring. As I made my way to the back of the home, I was astounded at the sight of some very large wild orange poppies, lined up perfectly in multiple rows against the white shingled rear, facing south. It must have been their big premiere! I sat quietly and meditated before them, breathing deeply and taking in their beauty. Read the rest of this entry »

Finding your Space/Place with Corn Essence

Posted by admin on Feb 5, 2011

©2009 by Sheryl Karas

sherylcornBefore Paul and I moved out to the “wide open spaces” here in Arizona, I was guided to take Corn Flower Essence ALL the time. Over and over, practically any time I asked for help with my emotional state, Corn was one of the essences I was guided to use.

It made me feel similarly to the Wild Oat I’m working with now — much more grounded and, energetically, I could feel the energy in my body clearing up and down that central core connecting each of us to heaven and earth that I talked about in this blog. But usually I could feel the energy moving down into the earth.

Corn is supposed to be for people who need to feel aligned with the planet but find it challenging to do so under the stresses and constrictions of modern life.

I don’t tend to think of myself in this way–I have always wanted the conveniences and perceived benefits of modern life. But I have also felt abhorrent of many of the choices people make to have it as well.

Let me explain this further. As a child I studied my fellow classmates intently trying to figure out how to fit in to the social system I found in school. I NEVER felt like I could accept those conventions. I didn’t want to fit into the society of “outcasts” I was pushed into. I wanted to know how to be one of the “popular” kids but what I saw never ceased to amaze and confuse me.

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Dill: An Antidote to Sensory and Mental Overload

Posted by admin on Jul 10, 2010

©2007 by Dr. Terry Willard, Director, Wild Rose College of Natural Healing

Dill Flower Essence: Anthenum graveolens

Positive qualities: Experiencing and absorbing the fullness of life, especially with heightened sensory aspects (taste, touch, hearing sight, smell)
Patterns of imbalance: Overwhelm due to over-stimulation, hypersensitivity to environment or to outer activity, sensory congestion34744856.thb

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Donna is easily overwhelmed. She constantly feels bombarded by stimulus. Sometimes she can’t even distinguish between tastes and smells or sights and feelings.  Donna’s mind races from all of the sensory input, especially when she is at work. She gets so overwhelmed that sometimes she starts to cry. Most evenings Donna has to sit in a darkened, quiet room just to be able to calm herself down.

Donna needs to find a way to slow down in this fast paced life. How can she calm her mind so she can relax? Even her dreams are hectic.

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Heart and Mind Opener: Basil

Posted by admin on Jul 3, 2010

By Maggie Smith, maker of Flower Essence Energy

  • Open’s the heart and mind
  • Restores harmony
  • Helps with courage in times of  difficulty
  • Strengthens us when we are  fearful or sad

817391_basilIn India basil is considered a sacred plant.  It is known as the flower of  Krishna, as he always wore garlands of basil around his neck.  In his teachings he used basil to help with detachment, to strengthen faith, devotion, compassion and clarity.   Wherever it is planted is considered a place of peace, piety and virtue.   It was also traditional  to lay a basil leaf  on the chest of the dead to open the gates of heaven for them. In Egypt basil is scattered over the grave of the departed and used to embalm the mummies. The Greeks carry basil on journeys for safety, and use it as a symbol of mourning. In the Italian countryside it was worn by courting peasants as an emblem of love and fidelity. In England departing guests were given a small pot of miniature basil to aid them on their journey.

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Self-Heal—Finding the Ability to Heal Yourself from Within

Posted by admin on May 8, 2010

©2007 by Dr. Terry Willard, Director, Wild Rose College of Natural Healing

Self Heal, also known as ‘Heal-All’ or ‘Heart of the Earth’ by past herbalists, sums up its essence in its various names. As one of the most universal flower essence remedies, Self Heal flower essence is an excellent way to begin most healing programs. It helps the Self get involved in the healing process.

selfheal-wikiMany people feel overwhelmed when facing their own health issues. It is difficult for them to connect with their inner resources and stimulate the healing process. Modern society has encouraged this behavior; most people hand responsibility for their health completely over to the doctors and often a set of high tech machines.

All healing comes from within and Self Heal flower essence helps us find the source of that power. It is a great flower essence when a person has lost hope in their own healing abilities. It is equally useful for the hypochondriac that uses illness as a way to receive attention from others.

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