Essences for the four Elements–Part One (Fire and Earth signs)

Posted by admin on Oct 23, 2010

©2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

An astrology session provides insights into the difficulties an individual is facing, but insight alone is seldom enough to bring about a major change.  That was why, after 10 years as an astrologer and therapist, I was drawn to seek out healing tools.

My favorite among them were the flower essences. They are an excellent addition to an astrology practice, because once the birth chart and transits have pinpointed the challenges a person is struggling with, essences can provide a catalyst for a breakthrough. In this article and the next, I’ll provide examples of how they can work with difficult patterns associated with the four elements.

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Using Water’s Healing Power—Why We Must Look After our Planet’s Water Supply

Posted by admin on Oct 15, 2010

10-15-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW

Today is Blog Action Day, an event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about one important issue with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action. This year, Vibration is joining with over 5500 blogs in 143 countries that have pledged to publish posts on the subject of clean water.

riverwater-a2dSince Vibrational remedies like flower essences, gem elixirs, and environmental essences all have water as their starting point, we felt it was crucial to take part in this international effort to raise our collective awareness of just how vital—and how fragile—the watery parts of our ecosystem are.

We’re presenting a roundup of articles about special remedies and special applications that draw on water’s unique healing powers.  Many of them come from our special theme issue devoted to exploring the many applications of the techniques developed by Dr. Emoto (author of The Healing Power of Water and The Hidden Messages in Water ) and Dr. Wayne Dyer (author of The Power of Intention.)  The issue was Nov 2005 Essences and Intentionfloweressencemagazine.com.

Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Emoto’s groundbreaking research into the structure of water and how it can be altered by positive and negative thoughts. He has written many books, including the New York Times bestseller, The Hidden Messages in Water, and his books have been published in twenty-four languages. His biography on Amazon.com states:

‘Masaru Emoto is an internationally renowned Japanese researcher who has gained worldwide acclaim. Emoto is a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University’s department of humanities and sciences with a focus on International Relations, and he receive certification as a Doctor of Alternative Medicine from the Open International University.

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Sustainability Through Flower Essences

Posted by admin on Oct 9, 2010

©2010 Darla Graves Palmer

There are ever so many reasons why I’m drawn to flower essences, and one of them, I’ve realized recently, is because of how they fully support and embrace sustainability. In this time of ecological need, even a single flower can provide us with enough essence for thousands of doses.

7802225.thbWhen I was in school studying Ayurveda, the use of herbs is a major part of advanced therapeutics. And I like herbs! I use herbs and spices. I recommend them, too, in moderation, but usually along the lines of ‘food’ or nourishment — for taste, to enhance digestion, stimulate Agni, reduce Ama. For therapeutics, however, I generally prefer the energy remedies like flower essences, or their partners gem essences (or even homeopathic remedies or cell salts).

How many plants are grown in order to produce a tincture, dried herb or powder that provides very limited dosing and lasts X number of months or years? And yet, with the energy remedies, they can maintain their potency for many decades. That’s a tremendous difference when it comes to how we care for Mother Earth, and how we graciously accept her generosity. So, while herbs in their more gross state (dry, powder, tincture) are natural and necessary (and certainly have their place of use therefore I support their continued organic and ecologically-conscious cultivation), I do feel that our global future lies in the resonance and subtle energy of all life — including the move of vibrational remedies to the forefront of therapeutics and healing.

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The African Tree Essences of Platbos Forest

Posted by admin on Oct 2, 2010

©2010 by Melissa Krige of African Tree Essences.

Platbos is a magical forest at the foot of Africa. Ancient and mysterious, it has special significance for all the world’s people. Many thousands of years ago, after a devastating ice age laid waste much of the Earth, our collective ancestors recovered and regrouped in this region.  This is the story of my personal experience of a remarkable forest and the healing potential its trees have safeguarded for us, its children at this critical juncture of the Earth’s unfolding.

Africa’s Southernmost Forest

platbosmapGnarled and wizened by the elements, the trees of Platbos comprise a strange and eccentric community, their tree tops draped in wispy old-man’s-beard, their trunks thick and squat and baobab-like. In winter, epiphytic ferns and mosses spring to life. In summer, the earth is parched and sandy and the trees must quench their thirst on the early morning mists that bathe them.

The forest’s existence, on so an unlikely fire- and wind-swept landscape, is a botanical mystery. The ancient roots of Platbos Forest date back millions of years to when much of southern Africa was clad in forest finery. Platbos withstood the gradual heating up of the Earth over the millennia. Most of the primal forests perished and the hardy, fire-dependant fynbos that characterizes the Cape Floral Kingdom, took their place. A survivor of these changes, Platbos is a remnant forest, a living memory from a time long past. Read the rest of this entry »