Editor's note: This is Part 1 of a report written by Julia Graves and Thupten Jinpa after they returned from a second trip to Haiti in 2010 where they organized a community health clinic. An extended group of practitioners accompanied them and offered homeopathic, herbal, flower essence, aromatherapy and related treatments to all those who came to the clinic. Flower essences played a central role in helping with the emotional trauma still prevalent among the people served.
Part 1 features some of the major flower essences that were used in the healing work. Part 2 gives a deeper insight into the healing work and the collective needs in Haiti. This report has been edited for presentation. Photographs are courtesy of Sandra Lory. Read the report about the first clinic here.
Read Part 2 here written by Julia Graves about the clinical work
Haiti's children have an immediate response to flower essences
This time, we were seeing the infants that were just conceived or in utero at the time of the earthquake. I noticed to my surprise that they seemed to react to the Fear-Less spray more than to Five-Flower Formula or Post-Trauma Stabilizer. I think this is due to the Red Clover, because in a sense, a baby receiving a collective trauma in utero is a form of mass hysteria, where the fear jumps from one person to the next. The Green Rose will also help get them “back to earth.”
Here is a dramatic illustration of the power of the flower essences: a baby of one month was brought to the clinic, diagnosed at the hospital with yellow fever. The infant was breathing rapidly and labouredly, was entirely apathetic and limp, eyes closed, and covered in a heat rash. I gave him a dose of Aconite 200 C which matched the fever symptoms, which made him open his eyes a tiny bit for one second for the first time, revealing them to be turned up. While he also made a few movements with his limbs, I was not exactly impressed by the change in life force. As I was waiting for my translator to explain to a rather unwilling female (maybe a relative?) who had brought him in, about giving a sponge bath to the baby, I decided it could never be wrong to treat intrauterine trauma, even at the brink of dying from yellow fever. I put a drop of Post-Trauma Stabilizer with Evening Primrose added on his lips— and his eyes popped open—actually trying to focus, and he started to wave his arms and legs. Then he swooned back into his fever delirium. I then sprayed him with the Fear-Less spray. To my complete surprise, his eyes now popped open entirely, and in the way a one month old infant can, he looked at us, and did not cease to wave his arms and legs for the rest of the consultation. When we saw him again in the afternoon, his fever had gone down considerably and he no longer appeared limp or dazed at all. While this is the most dramatic effect I saw with the Fear-Less spray, I noticed with most other infants who received the trauma in utero that they reacted most strongly in terms of opening their eyes, becoming lively, or smiling, when sprayed with the Fear-Less formula, rather than receiving other essence combinations. By contrast, most children under ten who said they were scared and had nightmares from the earthquake, preferred Post Trauma Stabilizer over Fear-Less. This was strikingly true at an orphanage where some children had landed after the earthquake, but many children were already there during the earthquake and were very scared.
We decanted the Benediction Oil into 1 oz plastic containers so we could provide it to as many people as possible for their use at home. The little three year old girl who was under the rubble for three days with whom we left Benediction Oil last time, came back to the clinic. Unfortunately, she was not brought in by a parent, and I could not ask to what degree her trauma was reduced, but her intensely pounding heart that seemed to want to explode through the chest wall was at least 80% better.
Jinpa related the following: “I was treating a girl who had chest pain. Her description was pain, but none of the herbs tested right on her pulse. This seemed to be a rare case where the pulse testing technique did not seem to be working. So while I went off to consult the other herbalists just to give her something to do, I asked her to rub some Benediction Oil onto her heart. When I returned, she looked straight into my eyes and said almost shocked: ‘The pain is entirely gone!’”
Using Five-Flower Formula to heal “bad blood”
View photos by practitioner Sandra Lory here.
Read more here written by Julia Graves about the clinical work with people and the situation in general still existing in Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake.
Read the first report: “Helping the People of Haiti: Using Flower Essences for Earthquake Relief Aid.”
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