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Time and Flower Essences

Posted by admin on Dec 6, 2009

By Andrea Mathieson, maker of Raven Essences

Editors’ Note: So many of our readers are wonderfully wise. This is one of many excellent comments received about “Rescue Remedy: A Faithful Friend in Crisis”. Read the original article and all the comments related to it here: http://www.floweressencemagazine.com/blog/?p=940

Your story touched on a very important and alchemical potentiality relative to flower essences, one that literally takes us into the realm of quantum physics. Lynn McTaggart, author of The Field and The Intention Experiment: Using your thoughts to change your life and the world, talks about a phenomenon called retro-intention where intentions in the future actually influence our present experience.

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She outlines a fascinating experiment undertaken by an Israeli doctor who wanted to debunk new age medicine. He selected a number of patients with blood sepsis, a very debilitating condition, and had half of the group stay on their normal medication while the other half also had prayer offered to them. Lynn says the doctor may have been dismayed when the results indicated that those who had received the prayer were better in every way. They had shorter time in hospital and fewer side-effects, etc. To those of us working with alternative medicine, this is an affirmation of what we already know, nothing radical or new. However, and this is where it gets really interesting, the prayer was sent to the patients in 2000, while the patients he was affecting had been in hospital years earlier, between 1992 to 1994!

This brings me back to flower essences. What if they really do, in their typically alchemical fashion, work with a completely different reality of time, one that includes not just past elements but future possibilities? How does this affect the way we might work creatively with the essences? Clearly, we would need to open our minds and imaginations to a whole new level of possibility.

Occasionally I’ve made ‘preparatory’ essence combinations for people to assist them to open to the future. For instance, if someone is making a major change in their life, instead of contracting with fear or trepidation — as is our habitual tendency in the face of the unknown — the personal combination would assist them to soften and expand into the expansive possibilities coming toward them from the future. In many case studies, I’ve observed people being more fully present to the opportunities that did present themselves, with greater receptivity to be able to recognize and take advantage of the possibilities. When we are contracted and fearful, we tend to replicate the known frequencies, and then complain that nothing different is happening… but in reality, as Lynn McTaggart is suggesting, the future IS impacting our present reality.

19183041.thbThis sheer expansiveness of this ‘hovering reality’ resonates with me in the multi-dimensional experiences I’ve had making and using flower essences. In that sense, I feel those of us who work in this vibrational world of receiving Nature’s blessings through the flowers are well positioned to comprehend healing in completely new ways, far beyond the ’cause and effect’ models that are still part of a more traditional construct.

Thank you for sharing your story so openly. I’m sure others can relate to the effectiveness of creatively working with essences during times of considerable stress. And I completely agree that essences are ALWAYS working on issues in a non-local, non-linear, out-of-time fashion. The missing link is our ability to focus our intention into the wider field of these possibilities and to stay grounded and present as the shifts occur.

This sheer expansiveness of this ‘hovering reality’ resonates with me in the multi-dimensional experiences I’ve had making and using flower essences. In that sense, I feel those of us who work in this vibrational world of receiving Nature’s blessings through the flowers are well positioned to comprehend healing in completely new ways, far beyond the ’cause and effect’ models that are still part of a more traditional construct. Thank you for sharing your story so openly. I’m sure others can relate to the effectiveness of creatively working with essences during times of considerable stress. And I completely agree that essences are ALWAYS working on issues in a non-local, non-linear, out-of-time fashion. The missing link is our ability to focus our intention on these possibilities and to stay grounded and present as the shifts occur.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrea Mathieson is the producer of the Raven Essences. Created in her garden in Maple, Ontario, Andrea has produced nearly 300 of these essences. Taking people through a co-creative process, she makes specialty blends for practitioners. Her books, A Love Affair with Nature and Gaia’s Invitation — Poems from the Sacred Earth, are used as divinatory tools to connect people to the wisdom and beauty of Nature. Andrea would welcome your questions and feedback about this area of research. She can be contacted at the Raven Essences Website, or by email at info@ravenessences.com.

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Anne Ryan:

I would love to work with this concept. I am very intrigued.

December 6th, 2009 | 7:34 am