I have shared Flower Essences with four generations of family and with many of you dear ones and the beloved animals in your lives. Every experience reminds me how practical and down to earth these tools are and how wise are their gifts.
One way they help is to clear the way for light and healing to be revealed. They are like the chef who cleans and preps the kitchen to be able to effectively and efficiently cook a brilliant meal or like the snow plow person who plows the roads of snow so we can safely travel to where we need to go.
Flower Essences never add to our burdens or make things more complicated. Instead they help us let go of what we don’t need so we can get on with our lives less encumbered and more clear. They work to remove the logs in our path and the tangles interfering with our way forward. They help us remove the blinders obscuring who we are and what matters and what doesn’t.
Here are two recent examples of what I mean. One night this week two of my grandchildren came by for a short visit with their mom, Lizzie. Right as four year old Henry was coming into our house, a very heavy object drop on his big toe. As he entered the kitchen, he was crying in his mother’s arms. Even a quick glance at his toe showed the nail was already black with blood seeping out of the edges of the nail bed. It was a doozy.
Settling him and his mom on the couch, I spritzed then with some Emergency Care that I keep ever handy. This remedy always calms the waters. Henry’s mom was trying to decide if the toe was also broken. The Emergency Care supported the situation to settle so that it was easier for her to know what was going on. The Emergency Care helped Henry release his understandable tangle of feelings and move towards a calm that allowed us to better understand what was going on for him.
After spritzing with the Emergency Care I went out to the office to make Henry a bespoke mix. Among other Essences, his mix had Anxiety in it. After a spritz with this, Henry took possession of the bottle and settled more deeply in the crook of his mother’s arms. Soon Henry and his mom were quietly talking about how he was feeling. Henry had found his center again, and Lizzie was able to assess the situation and establish that the toe was not broken. The Flower Essences didn’t suppress his feelings but helped him release what he needed to release. He continued to feel what he needed to feel, but he could also bring himself to a discussion with his mom about the situation.
At the kitchen table, ten year old Grace was trying to do her math homework with the support of math teacher Grandpa. She was restless and distracted, and no wonder with the chaos of the bloody toe. She asked me to make her a custom mix too, and I went out to the office and made her one. Practically born with a Flower Essence in each hand, Grace uses Flower Essences with great proficiency and confidence. Usually she makes her own mixes, but I was happy to do this while she and Grandpa were at work. When I returned with the mix, she spritzed it on herself and Grandpa. In a matter of moments, they were focused and intent on her math word problems.
One of the things I love about Flower Essences is that they don’t add something more to situations. Instead they help us release all that we don’t need so we find the invaluable that is already within us. They helped Henry find his inner strength to handle a painful experience. They helped Grace find her inner determination and ability to do the dread word problems.
Finding what we need already within us is the point to me of everything. We already are one with divinity. We don’t need to add anything or become something. We already are everything. Flower Essences help us strip away everything obscuring this realization. One Flower at a time they take us to a moment of awakening to who we really are.