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 »

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 »

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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Mariposa Lily Heals a Traumatized Rescue Animal

Posted by admin on May 15, 2010

©2009 by Sheryl Karas

Many years ago when a friend introduced me to flower essences, I thought she had lost her mind. I was actively exploring alternative philosophies and systems of healing but this idea was just too much: collect flowers and let them float in water in the sun until the water absorbs the flowers’ “essence.”

catafraid-a2dThen dilute that flower water down even more to the point that a laboratory could only find a trace of the plant material left, shake it up, add brandy to preserve it and take 4 drops of the solution three times a day for a month to help resolve your problems. Right! That was a load of snake oil if I ever heard one. How could anyone be so gullible?

My friend explained that they were like homeopathic remedies in that they acted like a vaccine where a tiny amount of a substance inspires the body’s natural healing response to come to the fore. Better yet, they were far too dilute to be toxic and had no significant side effects. This was intriguing to me because I was already using herbal remedies for medicinal purposes. But then she started waxing poetic about the soul qualities of the plant working synergistically with the human spirit and that’s where she completely lost me.

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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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Dear Tabby: Things You’d Rather Your Cat Didn’t Know

Posted by admin on Apr 17, 2010

Vibration’s editors ruefully note: Along with blogs and websites all over, we’re celebrating National Humor Month.  As if it weren’t bad enough that Pansy Rose Pepperplant showed up, now she’s stirred up a formidable sometime staffer, Dear Tabby, a conceited, overbearing feline that haunts our offices at times and dispenses advice to her fellow felines.  You should hear the cat-er-wauling!

Dear Tabby,
I have been sitting here all day watching my person twist and turn herself into a tourniquet all in the name of yoga. Isn’t there an easier way to find inner peace? We used to cuddle together on the couch, but now, all she wants to do is practice, practice, practice! When she can’t seem to get the position just right, she tries it over and over and over. This repetitive tizzy is making me dizzy! Seems that she just can’t learn from her mistakes!

Not like us, eh? Of course, cats never make mistakes in the first place! Why doesn’t she just watch me? I can teach her to catch her tail! So, what are my options here, Tabby? I’m not a kitty without pity, but I’m at my wits end! What can I do to cat-ch her attention? Should I just continue to purr through my pain? Or is there an essence I can give my guardian that will help her find sanctuary while I keep my sanity!
Sigh-ned, Pitter Patty (Going Batty!)

Dear Pitter Pat,

Ahhhh… join me in a deep clea Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Bleeding Heart Flower Essence—Loving with an Open Heart

Posted by admin on Feb 20, 2010

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

Positive qualities: Ability to love others unconditionally; an open heart; emotional freedom
Patterns of imbalance: Entangled in relationships based on fear, possessiveness or neediness; emotional co-dependence Read the rest of this entry »

Children Love Flowers—and Flower Essences!

Posted by admin on Jan 2, 2010

©12-2009 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

In Vibration’s 11 years of publishing quarterly issues of our flower essence ezine, there were certain topics that came up over and over. One of them was children and how they respond to flower essences.babyflwrs-a2d

Many of our authors found that children seemed to instinctively love them and that they often responded more quickly and positively to essence work than adults do. They hadn’t built up as many layers of defenses and of encrusted negative behaviors as wounded adults had done.

We dedicated several special issues of Vibration to children and eventually collected them into one of our Virtual Booklets. Below are links to some articles on this topic that we especially liked: Read the rest of this entry »

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 »