Like on most days, one of you asked us some wonderful questions yesterday. The questions came from a woman using the Essences in her healing practice. She wanted to know how to work with people who resist Flower Essences. She mentioned clients who want to take the Essences but are aware of their own resistance to the life changing support the Essences offer. She noted one clientâ€˜s comment that she felt more comfortable with the discomfort of being stuck than letting the Flower Essences help transform her situation. The practitioner asked us for Flower Essence suggestions for this situation and also our thoughts on this topic.
I ended up writing two blogs related to these questions. I will post one today and one that is sort of related today or tomorrow. Before I begin, it feels so important to advocate that we be really, really kind to ourselves as we see our resistance. Sometimes it is just really, really hard to relish being supported in the decision to jump off a cliff into the unknown (first blog on the topic) or to be thrown off that cliff by life when we resist jumping of our own accord (second blog on topic).
Flower Essences support us even when we resist them, but our resistance can slow their support down or take their support underground.
It is difficult to quantify how much is actually happening when we take Flower Essences in a place of resistance. We may not know exactly what kind of crises the Flower Essences prevented us from experiencing or how they helped us even as we resisted their support. So much of the change may be out of view or marked only by a dawning realization that long standing problems have ceased to be problems, even as we did not completely want the Essences support on this issue.
One out of view change I experienced in my own early years working with Flower Essences was a shift from more than a half dozen bouts of bronchitis a year to only the occasional bout every few years. In retrospect, I think the Flower Essences helped me face some unresolved childhood grief that I had been reluctant to confront, but they did this in such a delicate way that I felt no pain during the process. The grief was gently released from its storage place in my respiratory system, and while I had no awareness of this release as I worked with the Flower Essences, I saw this radical improvement in my life situation after the fact. And of course now get to live in a more healed energy system.
One truth that grows faith
In startling contrast to the subterranean experience of many adults working with Flower Essences stands the experience of children and animals. To say children and animals have much less resistance to incorporating the healing information of Flower Essences is a very large understatement. Often, just one or two exposures to a Flower Essence gives a child or an animal the information to shift a pattern, heal an issue, or make an enormous turn around. Their rapid response suggests one possible reason why some world religions encourage us to become like children in order to grow spiritually. Children and animals help us remember how to surrender to the flow of life. And, if our resistance to Flower Essences has to do with a problem believing that something so simple could really offer support, the example of children and animals can make us a believer.
Kidsâ€™ ability to make the most of Flower Essences is perhaps why our Flower Essence combination mix Inner Child might be a good one for helping with inner resistance. Inner Child helps us hear the voice of our young selves who live on within us and remain steadfastly open to growth and change and the possibility that a bunch of Flowers really can make our life better.
Tossing the bindings
So much of our resistance is learned resistance. So much of the mind cargo we carry isnâ€™t even our ideas. Itâ€™s stuff that is dumped on us by well meaning but mistaken adults. Later, we step in and dump more stuff on ourselves out of habit and training.
Our combination Flower Essence mix All Ego Contracts Null and Void helps us release ourselves from ideas that discourage us from going with the flow of spiritual growth or feeling itâ€™s safe to let go and trust ourselves, the Flowers, or life itself. This combination mix brings together a number of Flower Essences that offer a blueprint for releasing the trash of collective unwisdom that we pick up from others. The Ego referenced in the name of the Essence mix is often the voices of our parents or other adults from our childhood that live on within us, tying us in knots of donâ€™ts, noâ€™s, and other judgments that donâ€™t always serve our divinity.
Viva the Flow
Flow Free is one of my most favorite Essences for any situation of blockage, resistance, or lack of flow. This is one of our most dynamic sources of information for change, even we keep it listed in our Animal Wellness collection as a combination earmarked for urinary issues and other issues of flow.
The origins of Flow Free is a bit comical. The husband of one of the staff was having prostrate issues so we set about to make Flower Essences from what we politely referred to as P plants. Our understanding of the doctrine of signature led us to believe that P plants would help that part of the body.
On a trip to Bermuda with Lynn in search of P plants, we had a particularly funny experience when we noticed a long fuzzy Flower in the garden of a posh hotel owned by a childhood friend of Lynnâ€™s.
We got the nod from the Angels that the Flower in question was high enough in vibration to make into a Flower Essence. Then, like the well oiled Flower Essence making machine we had become, we whipped out our jars and other Flower Essence making equipment and set to work.
Meanwhile, an ever so ever so British group had begun to notice our activity and was surreptitiously watching our machinations. Eyes boggled as we lowered this very long fuzzy Flower into a glass jar of water with a pair of tweezers. All Lynnâ€™s training in good manners and NOT MAKING A SCENE clashed with her generous spirit about making Essences for an ailing friend. Thankfully for us and for Flow Free, her generous spirit won out over her Bermudian good manners and we continued on with our business of mystifying this crowd of observers.
Eventually, many Flowers later, we had assembled an amazing group of P plant Flower Essences and other wonders for the urinary tract . We then assembled Flow Free. It was only as we began to use this mix that we discovered it was such a powerful ally for all spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical issues of flow.
Another suggestion for all of us confronting our resistance to change would be to try and take care of the frightened part of ourselves without shaming or judgment. Flower Essences like Old Blush China Rose, Golden Armor, Broccoli, or Pink Tecoma can help us feel safe enough to accept the inevitability of change and even work with this dynamic.
Finally, I would encourage most everyone to consider working with The Sacred Feminine Flower Essence combination remedy right now. Not only are we all going through our individual rebirth processes BUT humanity is birthing a new paradigm for life on this blue green orb as well……. That TEAM EARTH thing I was writing about yesterday. This Essence combination is there to midwife us through our individual births that will bring about a collective rebirth for all humanity. I cannot recommend this Essence too highly.
And now, if it seems I havenâ€™t answered any of the questions raised, you can pretend that you think I will answer them in the second blog on this topic!!!!!