FYI A Sprinkling of Yesterday’s Emails from you!

I thought I would share a few emails from yesterday’s emails as a way to share some of the frequent questions we receive and our thoughts.

QUESTION: So we received our order! Just a couple of questions. I ordered three different bottles for my senior dog. She is 45 pounds and 15 years old. I got the Senior Citizen, Anxiety, and Flow Free.  Just curious as to how many drops per serving? Also, is it OK to combine the three at the same time? Or should they be given different times throughout the day as opposed to at the same time.  For example, should I put one formula in her water, one formula in her food, and at a different time another one on a cookie? Or can all 3 go in her breakfast?

So any recommendations you have for how many drops how many times per day per formula it would be greatly appreciated!

ANSWER: You can definitely leave the Flower Essences in three bottles but it would make things easier for you and work just as well to combine them in one bottle and give them at the same time-

I would give them a couple times a day- Because Flower Essences are information not chemical, a little bit of Flower Essences is the same as a lot. This means you do not need to use too much- a few drops, especially in water, work really well.

The size of your dog is not a factor as your animal is reading the information of the Essences for the electrical wisdom and a larger dog does not need more of this wisdom than a smaller dog. All sized animals can learn from the same small amount of Flower Essences.

You could put a few drops of the Essences in her water dish in the morning. This way your dog gets the information of the Flower Essences every time she has a drink.  If the Flower Essences do not seem to be making a difference,  more frequent exposures to the information of the Flower Essences is helpful.  Animals generally do an excellent job learning from the Essences because Essences really speak their language- the language of energy- but sometimes more frequent reminders help an animal learn the information on offer from the Flower Essence better and more quickly.

QUESTION: Would Flee Free help humans rebuff ticks?  Any other recommendations?  The ticks (wood & deer ticks) appear to be very prevalent right now where I live in the Catskill mountains  of NY.

ANOTHER VERSION OF THIS QUESTION: ( and no wonder during this buggy, wet,  cold spring in the east!)  I am looking for an all natural product for flying, biting bugs.  We live in an area with some standing water and need some way to deter the pests.  Do you have any suggestions?

ANSWER: We have two remedies that may be a great help- One called Flee Free for people and animals which helps us create a strong electrical field that rebuffs all insects and other pests. Golden Armor is the other remedy that I would use too as this helps Flee Free and also helps us keep our electrical field clear of all dissonance like pests, viruses, man made dissonance etc- These two together really are powerful!

QUESTION: My cat is very aggressive towards my other cats.  He is a rescue cat, and I have only had him for 5 months. I am told he is about 2 years old.  Can you recommend what I can give him to calm him down.

ANSWER: We do a lot of work with rescue animals so I am hopeful that we can come up with group of Flower Essences for your new cat.

Most rescues have a lot of post traumatic stress that drives a lot of their behavior- I would suggest Abandonment & Abuse for your cat as this helps unwind the trauma so that your cat can get clear that he is safely in a new life where he doesn’t need to defend himself so aggressively. Rescue cats’ wiring is all tangled from trauma, so all the signals about safety and whether they are safe get confused. This remedy helps to untangle this confused wiring.

I would also suggest Outburst to help with the aggressive behavior.  It really helps animals to discharge their fears and anxieties in a much less aggressive way.

Anxiety is also an extremely helpful Essence for rescues- It is our most popular remedy for animals and people.

The last suggestion I have is Golden Armor.  This is a very helpful one for supporting your cat to feel safe and buffered from stimulation/ man made dissonance that may be affecting your cat. The animals are having a really hard time with all the man made technology like cell towers, and this dissonance leaves them feeling raw and edgy. For a rescue cat that is already edgy, this technology adds insult to injury.

QUESTION: Hi. Is there a way to order besides online with paypal? thanks!

ANSWER: Yes! There are ordering options!  You can email us your order with your mailing address and we can send it off to you with an invoice in the box, and you can send us a check or money order as payment when you receive your order. This was our only ordering system for 25 years. We only introduced the online option to add to people’s options, but most of our orders still are done using this honor system!

QUESTION: I have a dear friend who experiences a fair amount of anxiety from time to time.  She is a flight attendant and would like to consider Golden Armor and other remedies.  She is concerned about the contents as she is subject to random drug tests and things such as poppies are of concern.

ANSWER: To receive the benefit of the Flower Essences, your flight attendant friend can carry the Essences in a pocket or rub them on her skin. She does not need to take them internally.  There is no need to take them internally as they work just as well rubbed on the skin or spritz around one’s body.  In addition, our Flower Essences do not have any chemical ingredients but red shiso which is a mint and vinegar.  No plant materials are in the remedies as they are the energetic information of the Flower but not the actual Flower. This should prevent any problems with drug testing.

I think that Golden Armor would be so excellent for your friend- I bet a lot of the anxiety she feels isn’t even her anxiety- She is just picking up all the anxiety of the passengers which as we know is considerable on airplane flights. She can email us with any questions! I’d love to support her.

QUESTION: I have a five year old Tibetan terrier who has a nasal carcinoma and has undergone four sessions of radiation.  I have also taken her for chiro and acupuncture appointments and am currently giving her some Chinese herbs.  Is there anything from GHF that you might suggest for her?

ANSWER: I am so sorry about your dear tibetan terrier- These are such wonderful dogs- The Flower Essence Sago Palm is a miraculous one for animals’ mouth and nose tumors- This is all very anecdotal, but we have seen it work wonders in all kinds of animals with all kinds of tumors in this region of the body.

QUESTION: Hi there Green Hope Farm people, I have a question concerning essences I purchased about 15 years ago : are they still effective after all this time? They sat in a medicine cabinet, quite forgotten. They were not exposed to light, being in the cabinet. Please let me know what the status is with the older essences is. I am getting ready to order 4 new essences from your company and it would be nice to still be able to use the old ones, and not have to get those new as well. I only want to use them if they are still effective of course. 🙂

ANSWER: I am sorry to say that I do not think these Essences have any information in them anymore- What happens with older Essences is that their vibrational information/energy eventually dissipates much as when one puts a hot glass of water in a cool tub this would eventually cool the hot water. This usually takes a few years with Flower Essences- faster if the Essences have sat in a heavily trafficked place where people can pull on their energies and slower when stored so carefully as you did. However, after fifteen years I would be very surprised if there was any of the energetic information in the Essence anymore- So sorry about that!

PS If they were only a couple of years old, you could ask the Angels to recharge them, and they might be able to do this- You could try this, but I am getting a strong nudge that they are too old for this technique.

QUESTION: I am actually curious about how your remedies differ from Bach Rescue Remedies which I am more familiar with ?

ANSWER: I have a great deal of respect for Dr. Bach, but I believe that if he were still with us, he would have adapted his collection and also adapted his suggestions for how  people can use his Flower Essences. The Bach organization has chosen to codify his ideas into set rules as the final word on Flower Essences. Going with these rules is like using a model T Ford manual to answer our questions about a Lexus.

Our electrical systems have evolved since the 1930’s and so has our ability to read and assimilate the information from Flower Essences, yet the Bach folks want his rules from the 1930’s to be the way everyone works with Flower Essences.  Here is one blog I wrote about this in response to people’s concern about using more than three flower Essences at a time as Dr. Bach recommended.

One aspect of our Flower Essences that may be different than the factory made Bach remedies is that the Elementals are involved in the creation of our Flower Essences from the moment we make the Essence to the moment they go out the door to you. This makes an enormous and essential difference in the caliber of the Flower Essences. In truth, there are no Essences without the Elementals transfering the electrical vibration of the Flowers into the water and because Elementals are all about energy, their advice on all aspects of making Flower Essences is very wise.

For 30 years I have been working consciously with the Elementals to do the best possible job I can do to support them in bringing forward the highest vibration Flower Essences possible. I have done this through creating gardens per their guidance and following their guidance about such things as what stabilizer to use (we use a non-alcohol base) The Elementals are essential to Flower Essences, and I try my best to support them in every way.

I am passionate about the work of the Elementals- my two most recent blogs were about them- I believe they will be key to healing Earth-  And now I step off my soap box!

Goldenseal- The Elementals Explain

In many ways’ this  is a continuation of yesterday’s blog, so you may want to read that blog first. However, this is a message from the Elementals, not from me, Molly

“We, the Elementals made a promise in ancient times to stand by humankind in its evolutionary journey from mistaken ideas of individuated self identity to an identity of integrated Oneness and indivisibility with all Light.

Who are we, the Elementals?

We, the Elementals, are the builders of all form, the manifestors of creation.  Without us, all form would dissolve as a hologram with the light removed.  In each of your lives we help you manifest that which you desire.  As the light energy rises within you and what you want aligns more and more with Divine will, we can step forward into a more active partnership with you to make manifest your dreams.

If you are having throat issues right now, it is most likely the clearing of old ideas of what you thought you wanted.  We know it is unpleasant to clear these old stuck energies, so take Flower Essences like Flow Free and any from our Fifth chakra list and call us in to expedite the cleansing of this chakra so that, at long last, your will and divine will can be ONE and you can express the unique note of creation that you are.

This past week we had Molly make a new Essence from a very ancient medicinal plant known as Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis). The name reflects the significance of this Flower. Goldenseal is OUR energetic chalice representing in form the golden promise that we made to the human kingdom to help humankind in its evolution.

In working with Goldenseal Flower Essence, you work with a vibrational treasure we gift to you.  Goldenseal is not an offer to take care of your problems because in truth that would get you and your planet nowhere.  No, Goldenseal is our promise to partner with you in an evolved, co-creative way to make manifest a new consciousness within and without.  Goldenseal reveals and IGNITES the support you can receive from us, the Elemental kingdom.

Goldenseal’s energy clears, cleanses and releases the old at the same time it lifts you up and empowers you  in a deepening partnership with us, your co-creators of a New Earth. We have waited a very long time for you to be ready for this Flower Essence, and we are deeply glad it is time.

If your personal situation feels dire despite your best efforts to heal, if you are feeling despair about the situation on Earth, if you want to make manifest a New Earth and new consciousness of Oneness, Goldenseal will release you into an experience of the mighty forces of US at your side.”

I AM Co-creator of a New Earth.

The Elegance of Working with Elementals

I first turned over a shovel of earth in the Green Hope gardens in 1986. The Elementals were in the thick of it from the beginning, offering advice on garden layouts, plant choices, techniques for mulching, weeding, soil building and plant care.  In both the creation and the maintenance of the gardens, my Elemental partners have taught me unexpected ways to proceed.

Mavericks in every way, the Elementals  problem solve with brilliance and humor.  They have me use tools in odd ways.  They have me lay out complicated mandalas with confusing geometries through methods no math teacher would suggest- but the gardens always measure up and come together despite moments of a lot twine and a lot sticks and what appears to be Molly having one more (mis)adventure in a garden.

When I can’t figure out their directions, I ask them to make their advice even more obvious,  They all but fly planes overhead with directions on banners fluttering behind.  Elementals  manage to bring home a point so effectively, I wonder why I ever forget to ask them in favor of my own resources.

Take one of the new Flower Essences made this week.  The Elementals drew me to this Flower in the Arbor Garden when I was nearby repotting greenhouse plants.  Pointing out this radiant and unknown Flower, they asked me to make a Flower Essence from it.  I did not remember planting this Flower and was surprised to find it in the  Arbor Garden.  I put making this Flower Essence on my to do list with a snarky comment, “Hey, I AM BUSY here with all these pot bound beauties so it will just have to wait.”  But the Elementals told me, “You need to make this Essence NOW.” so I did. There is always a reason for their specific directions, even if not apparently obvious at the time.

And there was a reason for this direction.  That night, a wild thunderstorm took out all the remaining blossoms. WHEW! Had I  followed my timing versus the Elementals’ divine timing, I would have had to wait another year to make the Flower Essence.

Once the Flower Essence was made,  there was the mystery of this Flower’s latin and common name.  Instead of asking the Elementals for information right off the bat, I went through a stack of plant identification books starting with my much loved,  A Field Guide to Wild Flowers. After pouring through another dozen books,  I still had no idea of this Flower’s identity.

It was time to bring in the ringers and ask the Elementals.  They suggested I stop in my travels at a nearby plant nursery. Then they walked me right to the plant: GoldensealHydrastis canadensis. This was a typically splashy and sassy way for the Elementals to answer my question.

Why does my mind ever think it should be in charge? I don’t know.  It is really a silly old habit and one I try very hard to break.    Each day I get to spend in the gardens, I may begin with my own ideas in the back of my pea brain, but I DO toss them aside and ask the Elementals to let me know the divine priorities over what my mind thinks are the priorities.

The Elementals never pause a beat before assigning a  first job, then as I move around the gardens fulfilling this task, another one will present itself as the next priority and so on and so forth….  There is no cacophony of demands from different plants because they understand ONENESS as well as the Elementals. They get that divine priorities work for all of us. ( It is only my mind that forgets).

Last Saturday is a good example of the way I bounce around the gardens at the behest of spirit.  I began with planting potatoes ( yes, they had really long sprouts from too long in the root cellar, but I just planted them, sprouts and all and they seemed happy).

After planting a couple rows of potatoes,  the Elementals suggested I pause in my digging and go prune the Mock Orange.

This is a  large unwieldy shrub  in the Arbor Garden with the most amazingly fragrant blossoms much loved by swallowtail butterflies.  It had a bad winter so most of the north side of the shrub was dead.  After an hour with loppers,  I returned to the potatoes to plant another row of potatoes.  The next diversion was one of the smaller Rose beds. It got a thorough weeding. Then the  Asparagus bed was next before my triumphant return to finish the potatoes.

Right now, the main Rose garden has yet to get more than a couple of hours of my time, and there are a lot of weeds and volunteer Rose suckers that need to go.  My mind would like to make a big deal of this and demand that this garden gets moved up the queue, but it is fun to let go and go with where the Elementals send me because it never seems like it could work out ( after all its not MY IDEA of how things should get done so how COULD it work?) and yet, it always works perfectly.  By the solstice,  all the gardens will be shipshape and all the baby plants in the ground.

My work with the Elementals has a unity that extends to  you all as well as the gardens.  Here is another story from last week.  The  Elementals asked my to make a Flower Essence from a spring bulb called Snake’s Head Fritillary.

I mentioned to the staff that I had made this Fritillary into an Essence, and we went out into the gardens after morning meditation to examine its striking blossoms.

When we came back inside, I was on email and my first email came from a woman looking for a Flower Essence to help her create better boundaries between herself and her twenty year old daughter’s choices to involve herself in a deeply troubling relationship.

The Elementals suggested Snake’s Head Fritillary and the Angels piped in to describe it:

Snake’s Head FritillaryFritillaria meleagris
This is an ancient English Wildflower that rises a foot out of meadow grasses with its dramatic bell shaped blossom of finely articulate maroon and white checked blossoms.  As a Flower Essence, it helps us rise out of other people’s dramas with discernment and clarity about what is and isn’t our business and what is and isn’t our responsibility.  It helps us work clean and stay out of the fray in situations that have formerly bogged us down. It brings dramatic clarity about what is truly in Divine order for us to participate in and what is not.
I AM clear and impeccable boundaries in alignment with Divine will.
Here is another photo of Snake’s Head Fritillary, showing how it rises up from the ground,  just as the Angels describe.
Below is a look inside the Flower- the combination of maroon with a yellow center often indicates support to find deep wisdom in the midst of pain and suffering.
As I wander the gardens visiting old Flower friends, doing my appointed tasks and relishing each moment of greening, blossoming life,  it strikes me as a miracle that this little realm is always revealing new Flowers for new Flower Essences, timely and intent on serving us with exactly what we need exactly when we need it.
PS If you want to read more about what I mean when I talk about the Elementals, this document, Green Hope Farm Flower Essence vocabulary 101, on our resources page may be helpful!



In the Gardens this Morning

Beginning my walk with a stroll through the Arbor Garden, the garden is still in an early morning mist.

The garlic is looking sassy in one of the vegetable gardens.

I spent most of the weekend in the berry patch, pruning out dead Raspberry canes from the Raspberries and then all the Raspberry canes and other rogue plants from the Black Currants, Blueberries, Gooseberries and Red Currants.  You can see Sheba inspecting my work.

Sheba continuing our round with a walk up the hedgerow as the fog lifts.

The Plums look poised to burst into blossom today as our first sun in about a week shines today.

More piles on the other side of the berry patch. Can you see that tree I cut out? It was a box elder that had sprung up in the Gooseberries!

One of the early Primroses.

If ever there was a Flower that looked like it is dancing, it’s Pink Magnolia.  It’s I AM affirmation is “I AM comfort amidst times of change.”

There is something so fun about Grape Hyacinth.  They are always the first Flower children pick in the May gardens.

One of the little old ladies who taught me to garden when I was a young woman always called these THE VEES, and she was very intent on rooting every last one of them out of her garden because Violets like to take over.  I tried to rein them in for a number of years but now, I’ve thrown caution to the wind and have let them GO!

Have a wonderful day!