I remember feeling the strong desire to connect with Flower Essences. I wanted to learn as much as I could and right now in that moment. Living in Humpty Doo, I didn't like my chances but scoured the yellow pages anyway, lo and behold came across a local lady who did small workshops but was renovating and wasn't offering anything until her house was in order, I practically begged and we did a one on one workshop, that was the start of my real love affair with Flower Essences. I bought the Australian Bush Flower Essence Stock Kit and enrolled in the correspondence course and started dishing the Essences out to friends and family actually any one who would listen and was interested. During the correspondence course I had an assessment that required me to choose a flower that Ian White (founder of the Australian Bush Flowers) hadn't covered and make it into an essence, tuning in to write a report on what the flower will be used for as a Vibrational Medicine. I chose Red Kurrajong and one of the healing properties this flower helps with is to cope through 'The Empty Nest' stage of life when children have grown up and have left home, this can be a hard transition for some parents.
Ten years later and Flower Essences are still a big part of my life for myself, my family, friends and my clients. Flower essences can help us through emotional upheavals of all sorts, bringing about clarity and balance. The flowers can be chosen just by sharing what is happening in your life, by looking at photos of the flowers and choosing the ones that seem to jump out at you or by choosing from the cards randomly, they are made up into a dosage bottle and taken, 7 drops under the tongue morning and night for at least 2 weeks is the general dosage.
It's also very important to remember that we can connect with any flower that we come across and are attracted too. By taking a moment to breathe the essence of the flower in, taking the time to bask in it's features and qualities. Energetically connecting to the flower and it's spirit is a meditation that can take you on a healing journey without even physically taking the drops themselves.
Keeping that in mind look out for those beautiful flowers on your next walk or ride and stop and take that moment, you don't want to miss it!
Photos by Kathleen O'Keeffe ©