The Seasonal Use of Essences: Autumn

Posted by admin on Sep 25, 2010

2010 by Ellie Web of Harebell Remedies

Editors’ Note: See this author’s article about Winter/Spring essences here.

At this time of year I notice a difference in the essences I am sending out. People are making choices for themselves or for their clients which reflect the changing season. There is a huge amount of change going on, a gathering in of the experiences of the summer, much sifting and sorting and general processing. There is a sense of loss, a nostalgia and sometimes overwhelming melancholy that is reflected in the dying beauty of the natural world. Read the rest of this entry »


The Seeds of an Idea: Essences Made from Seeds

Posted by admin on Sep 18, 2010

©2010 by Simon France

Vibration Editor Deborah Bier notes, “The Universe will seed the same idea many times in many different places if it’s an idea that will be important to the collective. Whole Energy Essences has had 2 essences containing seeds for 15+ years. Some early seed essences were made in the 1990s, and in my article in Vibration in 2001 (http://www.essences.com/vibration/aug01/fruitessences.html), I predicted that seed essences would be increasingly called for. And now it appears that the seeds are sprouting — in several senses of the word. Here’s a report on this form of essences from Simon France’s July, 2010 newsletter, reprinted with his permission.

19276329.thbMany years ago one of my sons asked as we walked past a bush full of rosehips, if remedies could be made from the seeds as well as the flowers of plants. Back then the thought really was too big to contemplate – as many seed essences as flower remedies!

However, it was as if a seed had alighted and did not blow away for in the years that followed I reflected many times on what therapeutic uses seed essences could be put to. Now, nearly 20 years later, enough pieces in the jigsaw seem to have fallen into place to spur me into starting a collection of essences made from the seeds of plants. That seed has germinated.

In this season, I have been floating seeds on the water to make seed essences. They are just the same as the flower essences but made from seeds instead. This process of germination I can trace back to the earliest months of this year when I became aware that my son, the one who asked that question all those years ago, now 27, lacks direction in life. He floats and hasn’t found the place he wishes to land. Seed essences, I feel, are for this type of condition, to help us reach a fuller or richer potential, point us in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »


Elm: When You’ve Reached the Very Last Straw!

Posted by admin on Sep 11, 2010

©2004, 2010 by Connie Barrett

Our heroine is a superbly competent woman who can juggle the demands of home and w0rk with seeming ease.  One day, though, an onslaught of rush work hits her desk, her daughter suddenly remembers materials she needs for a school project due the next day, and her son develops a painful toothache. Our heroine begins to think that the sky is falling. “Overwhelmed” is the most succinct description of what happens to people whose ability to gracefully and efficiently handle a great deal of responsibility suddenly collapses.

22753179.thbThis Elm condition is usually temporary. It can occur during the holidays, when piles of unwrapped packages (or imaginary piles of unbought ones) compete for attention with children who need to rehearse for a pageant, a yet-to-be-planned holiday feast, and the imminent arrival of in-laws. Moving time can also be Elm time for most people.

The state of needing Elm is distinct from being in a chronically overwhelmed condition.  This Elm condition is usually temporary. It can occur during the holidays, when piles of unwrapped packages (or imaginary piles of unbought ones) compete for attention with children who need to rehearse for a pageant, a yet-to-be-planned holiday feast, and the imminent arrival of in-laws. Moving time can also be Elm time for most people.

The state of needing Elm is distinct from being in a chronically overwhelmed condition. People in that state don’t typically handle responsibility well. They may also identify having too much to do with  being needed and important (a number of flower essences can relate to that condition).

It’s  important to distinguish the Elm condition from that of someone who needs Centaury. Such people are often described as “willing slaves.” They are the employees who always work overtime because their bosses ask them or who give up their life plans in order to take care of a demanding (but often healthy) parent. They may habitually take on more than they can handle because they lack the ability to say no. They lack this ability because they believe their sacrifice will earn them love.

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Forgiveness: A Key to Inner Peace

Posted by admin on Sep 4, 2010

©2002, 2010 by Annabeth Meister

So often nowadays we hear people who have suffered a great wrong insisting that they must have CLOSURE before they can let go of what happened. The demand for closure has become a modern Must Have, as though it were an inalienable right like liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Yet, this vengeance-based demand has the potential to create nearly as much unhappiness as the original wrongful act.

If you believe that you must have closure, what happens when those who wronged you go unpunished? What if they are acquitted, or if they elude capture, or you don’t know who did it, or if the thing that was done is not even against the law? What if it were long ago and the person is dead or has disappeared from your life? What if you confront them, even repeatedly, and they simply won’t acknowledge that what they did was harmful? Are you then stuck for the rest of your life with an aching sense of unfulfillment or unfinished business due to this mental attachment to the idea of closure?

Even people who succeed in getting closure may not find satisfaction in it. Have you not seen interviews with people who witnessed the executions of those who killed their loved ones? Many of them say they feel empty afterwards, as though the person’s death was not enough. The closure that seemed so essential, then, may very well not bring inner peace.

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