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 Challenge to Vibration’s Readers

Posted by admin on Aug 26, 2009

By Deborah Bier, PhD, maker of Whole Energy Essences and co-editor of this blog

7675541.thbWe invite our readers to participate in a collaborative project where many of us make and test the same flower essence – Gladiolus in this case, pictured here – and share our impressions of the essence-making process, and use of your essence.

Gretchen Lawlor’s June, 1999 article in Vibration Magazine offered a simple, clear method for making flower essences, so we hope many of you will embark on the adventure of  making a Gladiolus essence this summer. In an earlier edition, I gave some perspective on how essence makers come up with meanings and uses for their remedies. (See “Discovering What an Essence Does“.)

One request: the color of your Glad may make a difference, so do let us know what color flower you used. For an interesting experiment, someone might want to make an essence from of several colors of glads together, or several different essences from flowers of different colors, noting the separate notes (if any) that the color of the flower contributes.

We do not recommend that you research other essence company’s offerings of Gladiolus essences before you make and test your essence because it will bias your results.  Remember, there aren’t any “right” and “wrong” answers here — your experience and understanding is valid in its own right.

Next month, we’ll publish the impressions I had of making such an essence.  If we receive others’ notes, we will write about those, too.

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 »

Looking More Deeply into the Shasta Daisy

Posted by admin on Aug 15, 2009

© 2009 Patricia Meyer

Editors’ Note: The below was originally written as the final assignment for The Five Healing Dimensions of Plants, an online course taught by Vibration editor, Dr. Deborah Bier. The class is appropriate for students of all levels, from beginners to professionals, as each student works to his or her own abilities.

I have always loved and appreciated daisies of all kinds. Their simple fresh faces are the typical ‘flowers’ that children draw when they depict flowers and happiness in their art!  Perhaps because the daisy looks like an earthly version of the SUN – which brings light – they usually have yellow centers, and the ray petals are just like rays of light!  Happy children will often create a light-filled drawing, a house [usually signifying security of the Self] with windows, a chimney with smoke [people are living there, and a nurturing parent is preparing food] and windows with colored curtains – access to the garden views.  Mom, Dad and siblings may also typically be part of this picture in the garden, and then there are the flowers – most often DAISIES, sprinkled liberally all over the garden, or in a neat straight line!! Read the rest of this entry »

Bad Emotional Habits and How to Break Them

Posted by admin on Aug 7, 2009

©2009 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

Editors’ note:  The following is adapted, with her permission, from Donna’s The Moon in Your Life, published by RedWheel/Weiser and now out of print.  Used copies can still be obtained through

Some folks aren’t happy unless they’re sad. Others need anger to keep them pumped up. For some people, dwelling on self‑pity or victimization become well‑worn grooves that occupy an emptiness they would not otherwise know how to fill. Here I’m talking about the feeling tone that typifies each of us. “Delores is always depressed. What a sad sack!” “Bob would rather bite your head off than say hello. He’s always in a foul mood.” Read the rest of this entry »

Indian Pipe Essence: Am I My Mother’s Keeper?

Posted by admin on Aug 1, 2009

©2009 by Diana Pepper, Tree Frog Farm Essences

Reprinted with permission from Tree Frog Farm E-newsletter, July 2009:  (

With all of the stories of violence and destruction that affect humans, animals and our beloved Mother Earth, how can we keep from closing down in despair? How can we instead keep our hearts and minds open with a calm focus on living and taking action for the benefit of All Beings? As I pondered this for many years, the name Earth Keeper kept coming to mind. When Indian Pipe Flower Essence was made in July of 2008, I knew it would be a key essence in the Earth Keeper blend I was developing. Now Earth Keeper is ready to be introduced. Read the rest of this entry »

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