Evening Primrose—Healing a Mother’s Rejection

Posted by admin on Mar 6, 2010

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

Positive qualities: Awareness and healing of early, negative emotions absorbed from the parents; facilitates open emotional and committed relationships.
Patterns of imbalance: Feeling rejected (even from in the uterus), unwanted; avoidance of commitment in relationships, fear of parenthood, sexual and emotional repression Read the rest of this entry »


Balancing on a Sunbeam: Sunflower Essence and Self-Confidence

Posted by admin on Feb 6, 2010

©2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

One of the ways I came to know the essences in my collection in the early days was to meditate on one each night. I would put a dropperful of an essence into a glass of water, stir thoroughly, and sip it slowly while noting the thoughts or impressions that came into my mind. Read the rest of this entry »


Pussytoes Essence: Recover Surrender

Posted by admin on Jan 10, 2010

By Deborah Bier, PhD, maker of the Whole Energy Essences

I received an email recently from an essence customer who purchased a Whole Energy Essences Recovery Essence set and couldn’t find a description for Pussytoes in the book we  sent along with it (an earlier edition of The Encyclopedia of Vibrational Essences).  That was because Pussytoes was a late addition to complete this set, and I never got around to writing an entry!

But suddenly, I felt the urge to write it.  Looking through my research notes, I could see why: it is actually a “fleur du jour” — a term used by my Vibration co-editor, Donna Cunningham. This expression refers to any essence that keeps being indicated again and again across many people because it is a reflection of a larger cosmic, impersonal need of the moment. (See her article about this concept here: http://www.essences.com/vibration/june98/fleurjour.html) Read the rest of this entry »


The New Year 2010 Essence

Posted by admin on Dec 21, 2009

By Andrea Matheison, Raven Essences

Every year I make a new essence for the upcoming year, my intention being to connect with Nature and ‘capture’ the energetic impulse of the upcoming year. I’ve been making Annual Essences since 1998. Looking back over previous essences, I realize there were often prophetic elements that I could not have anticipated. These essences assist people to be conscious of what is emerging within the universe. Setting personal goals for the new year, while helping us to focus our intentions, can be short-sighted. The shifts into each new year invite us to be aware of what the universe is calling forth from within us. In a daily ritual of meditation with breath-work, using the essence allows for a deeply personal harmony between ourselves and the universal energies, the forces that intimately shape our personal and collective destiny. Read the rest of this entry »


Untying Knots About an Essence’s Use

Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2009

Editors’ Note: The below is correspondence between Vibration editor Deborah Bier and Acey from Sparkling Lotus (http://www.sparklinglotusink.com/). This type of back-and-forth is typical when essence makers, practitioners or users are trying to build on one other’s impressions and experiences with an essence in order to understand its action better. The correspondence came from a search Deborah did for information about Thyme, both parties never having met or corresponded before.  We are grateful that there are essence makers like Acey — who turned out to already be a Vibration fan — willing to so generously share their knowledge in this way. And thank goodness for the internet: what would we do without the contact and learning it facilitates!

ThymianAugust 5:
Hi, Acey — I was looking online for some maker’s description of Thyme essence, and found your resonated the most of those I found.  I’m thinking from the way you described it, that it maybe can be used as a “toner” essence — one that enhances the action of others.  Does that seem to fit from your experience? I only have a not-much-used research Thyme essence I made some years ago.  It was called for in a mixture I was making to help tend to tomato plants that have the late blight, and I was curious about its known action.

August  12:
Hi Deborah – So sorry for the delay in my response.  It’s that drop-in summer guest time of year!   I do very much think of Thyme as a toning agent and also a source of amplification pertaining to a group of essences to be used in combination.  This trait seems especially prominent when thyme serves as a bridge for other essences that feel/seem disparate in their vibrational and healing signatures.   Do you have experience with Lemon Verbena?  I have found that it has similar properties.

Koeh-271In any event, I have worked with thyme most usually on behalf of clients who are very hypersensitive at a vibrational level.  The remedy can be especially useful if they are suspicious of blends or synergies that contain more than three essences.  The thyme signature seems to help them “sort” the various inclusions in a way that leaves them feeling more knowledgeable and confident rather than anxious or preoccupied by the possibility of energetic bombardment.

August 12:
Acey, thanks for the reply.  Peach is also a toner, as are a few others. You might have caught Vibration’s article on the topic.

Good to have the info about the sensitive folks — they certainly do have suspicions for good reasons, though some take it to the level of never taking anything at all.  Yes, this mixture I made that called for it had two separate threads running through it, so sorting might have been called for! Thanks.


Rescue Remedy: A Faithful Friend in Crisis

Posted by admin on Nov 21, 2009

(author’s name withheld by request)

I use Rescue Remedy all the time — either the traditional Bach Remedy or the Healing Herbs version called Five Flower Remedy. I sometimes think that if I were limited to just one remedy, then Rescue would be the only one I’d ever need. I carry it in my bag wherever I go, because I never know when I or someone I meet up with will need it. I often have to take it while shopping, since big stores with their crowds, endless choices, and overload of stimuli leave me spaced out and exhausted.

I also rely on it for occasional insomnia, when some upsetting event during the day keeps me tossing and turning until the early morning hours. Its applications are endless, but I generally only need a few doses mixed into a huge water container that I sip over the course of a few hours. I can’t recall a time before now that I ever needed it for more than just one day. Read the rest of this entry »


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 »


The Weirdness of Essence Education

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2009

By Deborah Bier, PhD, co-editor of Vibration Magazine Blog, and maker of Whole Energy Essences

Editors’ Note: In this continuing look backwards at Vibration’s 11 years of publication, we comment upon three trends below. First, Vibration has a long history of calling out both the strengths and weaknesses of our field in a variety of editorials we published over the years, including some about essence education, from which the below is adapted.  Second, Vibration is the only place we know of that publishes such a broad number of viewpoints and voices about vibrational and flower essences without sanitizing them to meet any single manufacturers’ self-interest. Third, our articles are not dedicated to the products of any single essence maker; we find it important to feature a wide variety. Read the rest of this entry »


Living in the Past, the Future-Anything but Today!

Posted by admin on May 16, 2009

©Simon King, Registered Homeopath

Note: The following is drawn from Simon King’s vast collection of online information about Bach flower remedies, homeopathy and other alternative sources of help and is reprinted with his permission.

Bach classified a series of his remedies as belonging to the group of Not Sufficient Interest in Present Circumstances. The remedies of this group are Clematis, Honeysuckle, Wild Rose, Olive, White Chestnut, Mustard, and Chestnut Bud. These remedies are for those not fully engaged in the here and now and consequently not living to the fullest. Read the rest of this entry »


When Intuition Calls-What Pine Taught Me

Posted by admin on May 10, 2009

©2009 by Connie Barrett

Note: Connie is one of Vibration’s longest and most cherished contributors because of her clear and original observations of the flower remedies. This article is reprinted with permission from Rainbow Reflections: An Email Newsletter From Beyond the Rainbow, which you can subscribe to at http://www.rainbowcrystal.com/subscribe.html.  This article illustrates the time-tested principle that when you take a remedy, events follow that are related to the remedy’s healing issues.

One day, I was working in my office when the doorbell rang. A voice said to me, “Don’t answer it.”  I couldn’t figure out what this voice was talking about. After many years of living in New York City, I’ve found that one nice thing about country life is that you don’t have to assume a criminal is standing outside your door. Most likely the bell-ringer is a Girl Scout, someone trying to sell fifty pounds of meat for a ridiculously low price, or a neighbor looking for a runaway dog.  I ignored the voice, and that’s when all the trouble began. Read the rest of this entry »