Posted by admin on Sep 3, 2011
By Marion Leigh, Founder, Findhorn Flower Essences
Thinking about how many types of specific fears people can experience, it isn’t hard to understand why there is such a prevalence of them in the world today. These are the ‘known’ fears, and it matters not that one knows one has a particular fear about a thing or situation. In fact, the knowing itself causes distress to the sufferer!
The following essences could be considered for the emotional causes and effects of specific fears:
Daisy’s keynote is ‘protection’ and this essence is helpful when negative emotions (such as fear) threaten our sense of safety. A remedy to help us to stay calm and centered.
Bell Heather assists in maintaining stability when there is fear that we may be thrown off balance, and so lose control. This remedy aims to promote confidence in one’s ability to stand firmly grounded when we feel shaken to our roots.
Thistle is the emblematic flower of Scotland and symbolises courage in the face of adversity. This is a potent essence when one is immobilised by fear and the flight or fight response is triggered with feelings of fright and powerlessness.
Scottish Primrose has a keynote of ‘peace’ and can cultivate inner peace of mind, heart and soul. This is an all round remedy for anxiety and agitation and is helpful for ‘out of body’ experiences resulting from shock.
First Aid is a combination of the above four flower essences, so this combination is an excellent first aid (no pun intended) that can be followed by specific individual flowers once the initial shock or trauma has abated. Take every ten to fifteen minutes and then reduce with improvement.
With it’s keynote of ‘vision’, Birch flower essence can help in opening the mind, to look at situations with fresh eyes. Helpful when one is stuck in negative thought patterns, misconceptions and false conclusions that prevent us from seeing what is real and what is imagined.
When someone is ‘beating themselves up’ or having self tormenting thoughts, Iona Pennywort brings our fears into the light of day so they can be faced. This is the remedy to acknowledge and then integrate all aspects of the self and to confront fears honestly, to master our darkest fears.
Similarly, Lady’s Mantle helps us to reclaim our power through awareness by reflecting focused light into the unconscious or subconscious mind. This essence should be considered in contrast to Iona Pennywort when there is the lack of awareness or will to address the fear or anxiety.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marion Leigh is a long-time resident of Findhorn and founder of Findhorn Flower Essences. She developed the essences using flowers indigenous to the region, a continuation of the principles and practice of co-creation with nature; that tradition of attuning to the over-lighting nature intelligences or devas, for which the Findhorn Community became renowned around the world. Marion is a registered homeopath and teacher of Esoteric Healing within the International Network of Esoteric Healing (INEH). Findhorn Flower Essences is situated in the heart of Findhorn and in the heart of the Foundation’s Cullerne Gardens. Many of the flowers used in preparing the essences are growing here.