young women speak
about their use of flower essences:
My experience of taking flower essences
has been one of awakening. At first I didn't believe, or understand,
how something like this could effect me. Now I feel like I have
such a respect for the powers and strengths of each essence.
I was awakened to both the flowers and places inside of myself.
Using essences has enlightened me to a receptivity I didn't know
I was capable of. The flowers bring with them a sweetness and
lightness which tends to shift my energy field.
In a blend, each flower brings an individual strength. Every blend brought
a new kind of opening that manifested in vivid dreams, strong emotions,
physical changes, new levels of embodiment, and willingness in relationship.
Each blend has been balanced in a way that discovers my inner balance.
If one flower pushes me to painful remembering, another one opens me
to love and receiving.
Working with Shannon and sharing in the essences has been an honor for
me. It has supported and empowered my process in endless and sacred ways.
Ever since I have started taking flower essences,
I have loved them. They have aided in discovering parts of myself
that I thought I had lost, parts of myself that I didn’t
know I had. And they have given me a greater connection to the
plant world, grounding me to my life experience. They have let
me explore myself and assisted in the exploration without their
own agenda. They listened to me and I still pray to them for guidance
even when I am not on them.
A pattern I noticed with myself during each round of essences was that
a point of falling apart came when I was so immersed with emotions, memories,
and thoughts that I forgot I was taking essences. That point was the
center of the chaos, the center of the pain and turmoil preventing me
from the life I want. At that point, a few days later, I was reminded
of the essences and to be gentle. So then I took one step at a time in
surrender and rediscovered my true self. This is also when I began to
identify each essence within the blend and the different impacts it was
having on me. Times were still difficult and painful, but I had a stronger
sense of myself and a sense of release. It is like the essences compound
together until the pressure cannot be sustained any longer and it bursts.
The aftermath of that is the rebuilding and rediscovering of my true
self. It is very powerful.
There are a few essences that I feel especially strong about:
Corn Lily – I felt full of life, empowered, grounded,
and centered. There was a mothering feeling as well. I felt as if my
life was radiating from the center of my body. I felt spiritually connected
with the plant and myself.
Sunflower – I felt strong, masculine and
feminine, and as though my voice came from my belly, not my chest.
I felt confident with myself and didn’t really entertain
the notion of abandonment.
Aspen – Something about Aspen felt freeing
and light. It felt like letting go of old beliefs, letting go
of old energies and entities stuck in my field. I think psychologically
I associated this essence with how I felt around Aspens – at
peace and free. Full of love and grace.
California Wild Rose – This essence embodies
love and embrace. It is a strong and feminine essence. Just thinking
about it brings a feeling of safety and laughter among women.