Frequently Asked Questions
What are flower essences?
Flower essences are a type of vibrational medicine that works directly on our bodies electrical system to correct imbalances and negative emotional states. When we get sick, or negatively emotional, our body's frequency is lowered from what it should be. Flowers have very high frequencies and water has memory. The flower's frequency is recorded into the water and since our bodies are 70% water, it has a ripple effect on us. They are extremely safe and can be used on any living thing. There is no such thing as an overdose or contraindications. Their effects are subtle; unlike a drug where you feel the "suppression," flower essences simply put you back to right. The issues that were plaguing you before will as Dr Bach put it, "melt like snow in the sun."
What's the difference between flower essences and essential oils?
Flower essences are created through the energy of a flower to aid in healing, they have no scent and are usually taken internally. Essential oils are extracted from the aromatic parts of a plant and are used externally. You'll see them in lots of aromatherapy products.
How do I use flower essences?
Look through the descriptions of the essences and see which ones would help you. An easy way to get started is to get a pre-made combo for specific conditions such as stress or depression. I can also help you find what you need. When you get your bottle, the standard dosage is 4 drops 4 times per day either in water or directly under the tongue. What I do instead of getting my 16 drops a day is put the 4 drops in a jug of water and haul that around with me all day. Those 4 drops are enough to charge the water, so with every sip I get a dose. It's important to be introducing it into your electrical field periodically throughout the day. Don't use distilled or demineralized water because they lack impregnability.
How long do I have to take them?
Depends. Kids and pets respond very quickly, they don't have all the hangups we do. Deep rooted problems take longer than fleeting funky moods. When you're feeling better, see if you can stop. Sometimes the problem is gone for good, sometimes you need to stay on them awhile longer. If you are familiar with homeopathy and the idea of the "constitutional remedy" flower essences are like that. We all have our essence that we keep coming back to. It doesn't mean you have to take that one every day of your life, but when life gets hard, you fall back into that old pattern. I would recommend you take a combo for 2 weeks, maybe a month (this is very general, see how you feel) and then reevaluate. With some essences in the combo you'll feel like that issue is so far behind you, you don't need it anymore, others you are not done with yet and maybe there is something new you realized you need. Like peeling an onion.
How will I know it's working/What changes should I expect?
New realizations, pertinent dreams, changes in the way you look at things, peacefulness, positive outlook, release of accumulated tension. They do not affect us like conventional medicine, it's much more subtle. They do not makeover our personality, they don't change us into anything but our most positive self. You can't use them to manipulate someone's behavior, even if you are very sneeky :)
What happens if I use the wrong essence?
Nothing. Unlike homeopathic medicines there are no "provings" or bad reactions. It simply won't work. If you are having trouble we have a custom combo for purchase that includes a brief email consultation in the cost. We'll help you find what you need.
Isn't it just a placebo effect working?
That could be part of it, but that doesn't explain why my dog, and so many other animals I work with have had such a response, in fact, those who don't understand what's being given them have the most dramatic results. There have been studies done to see if individuals given their correct essence would give a scientifically measurable response to them. I can't go into all the details here, but within 3 mins of taking the essence, substantial changes were observed over the placebo.
Are they safe?
Yes, babies, pets, elderly, people on all kinds of medications, anybody can take these. The only issue for some might be the little bit of alcohol preservative and it's really small. You could add the essences to hot tea and let it evaporate off, dot it on your pulse points, or I suppose I could be convinced to make you an alcohol free version which you would have to refrigerate and use up quickly.
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