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The 9/11 Pear Tree and Pear Essence

Posted by admin on Sep 24, 2011

By Deborah Bier, PhD, Publisher, Co-Editor, Vibration Magazine

Sometimes I read something in the news, in a book, magazine, see it in a play or a movie and am simply struck dumb by how an understanding of flower essences deepens my appreciation and understanding of what I’ve just seen. Here is a perfect example.  On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I read the following snippet of a story:

798px-Pear_flowers“In the smouldering ruins of the towers 10 years ago, the workers found a pear tree, burnt to a stump, broken, almost dead. Last week, having been slowly and stubbornly nursed back to life over a decade, it was replanted in the footprint of the World Trade Centre. A sign of what might be the great unwritten motto of this greatest of cities: Though the mountains may fall and be washed to the sea, some trees can never be felled”. (From the ashes, a pear tree tells us of survival” by Joseph O’Connor)

Of course, I thought about the flower essence made from Pear and the connections were so obvious!   I would have missed the deeper magic of this event if I had had no familiarity with this essence. Below is essence maker Lila Devi’s description (follow the link below for more about this essence).

Pear Flower Essence from Spirit-in-Nature (formerly Masters’ Essences): “The Peacemaker”

Quality: Peacefulness, Emergency Essence
Message of Self-Mastery: Peace of mind; returns a sense of rhythm and proportion; for being fully in the present moment; ability to handle crisis; for stability during major changes.
Pattern of Disharmony: Feeling thrown off balance during accidents, illness, surgery or childbirth; physical and/or emotional crisis; auric disturbances, minor to monumental; for shock, or thought or fear of it; extreme grief; for any troubling experience.

Have you had an experience like this, where you understood something more deeply or differently because you connected it to a vibrational or flower essence that revealed nuances not otherwise available? If so, please tell us about it in comments on this blog below .


What a beautiful story. And thanks for including the link to the article by Joseph O’Connor. For those not familiar with him, he’s a writer whose books are well worth reading.

September 24th, 2011 | 8:56 pm

I love this story, Deborah, and I can respond with a story of my own. As a flower essence producer, I try to get the proper names of the plants I’m creating essences from. But once I really missed the mark. An old pear tree was in the garden of my home when I purchased it, but I didn’t recognize it as a pear. I thought it was a quince tree. I made the essence, identifying it as quince, and only years later did someone properly identify the tree as pear. Just a month ago, the tree needed to be cut down. It was rotting, and worse, providing a home for carpenter ants. I was poignantly aware of this ‘necessary death’ and said my goodbyes to the tree before it was cut. And the synchronicity of the definition of the essence also stood out to me. I will share my definition for Pear Tree (though it is still labelled as Quince in my Raven Essence system.) It’s all about trusting men… “Quince helps us trust the natural sweetness and strength of masculine energy often hidden behind cultural masks. Fortifying quiet inner strength, Quince (Pear) encourages us to re-approach men after negative experiences have left a residue of fear and mistrust. It helps us appreciate true masculine qualities in others and to integrate them within ourselves. For super-women locked in overdrive, young boys without fathers, and men seeking to open their hearts, Pear supports the emergence of balanced masculine energy.” Sharing this now, I also see a story relevant to the resurrection of the World Trade pear tree… our need to move beyond the fear and mistrust of the masculine, cultural masks… the need for all of us, men and women, to open our hearts to a new, vital, harmonious and balanced masculine energy – within ourselves and each other. Thank you Deborah for noticing this! Yes, the flower essence definitions, through many ‘translators’ or flower essence producers, allows us to listen to and decode Nature’s wisdom and messages in these many quiet miracles.

September 24th, 2011 | 9:02 pm

Andrea, I love your story! I ponder a closer connection between yours and Spirit-in-Nature’s description. When we have an emergency, are we already so compromised with our connection to the feminine, that an essence that reconnects us to this energy present in all things what Pear might be facilitating? — Deborah

September 24th, 2011 | 9:46 pm

I believe that the Pear is from the ROSE Family – which explains a lot about it being about survival! Have you seen the PEAR Essence that Bram Zaalberg of Bloesemremedies, Holland has brought out in his Flower Essences of the New Times? It totally fits what is being shared here!! Bravo everyone – this excites me enormously!!!

September 24th, 2011 | 10:01 pm

Another comment: Here is Bram Zaalberg’s description of PEER -from his Bloesemremedies new “Essences for the New Times” range.

PEAR – Pyrus communis hybride
The Pear essence is made in a totally new way, without picking the flowers. When the pear blossoms were about to open, a glass bowl with water was put at the branch of the pear tree. The flower buds of the pear touched the water and stayed in the glass bowl during a period of seven days and seven nights. The flowers opened inside the bowl and stayed in it until the flowering of the tree was over the top and the Angel of the pear tree was totally manifested into the tree. We know the pear as food, as juicy fruit, that promotes conduction and circulation. The pear blossom essence gives balance and takes care that you stay close to yourself, supported by a strong base. It strengthens your inner power and security, especially because it is also a member of the rose family. The pear has a broad and stable basis, which you can clearly see in the form and therefore it also strengthens the inner security. It gives you trust in your inner world and therefore you can release the things in the outside world, you put too much trust in. The pear also gives you the insight that the way you think about persons and situations, doesn’t always have to be true. It lets you see better, because you trust yourself, how the persons and the whole situation really are.

September 24th, 2011 | 10:20 pm

The Pear is indeed of the rose family.



September 26th, 2011 | 1:09 pm