What are flower essences?
Flower essences have been such a big piece in my healing journey that I began formulating them for myself and my clients, and now my line of flower essences are available at my company Floral Song.
If you’re new to flower essences, they are not essential oils. There’s some confusion about this, because flower essences are newer to our awareness in the U.S., although they are widely used in Europe.
Flower essences are floral infusions, where the energetic imprint of certain flowers is captured in water. They similar to homeopathy, in that the active ingredient is energy, rather than a chemical compound that is extracted from a plant.
Flower essences are kind of like an acupuncture needle in a bottle. They shift and release trapped and repressed emotions, and support the release of trauma, in the body. Ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine has known for thousands of years that emotions are energy. Trauma is also energy.
These energies can get stuck in the body, and disrupt the optimal vibration of the body. This can lead to not only emotional imbalances, but also limiting beliefs and can even manifest as physical health problems.
Our bodies, like all of physical reality, are 99% empty space, and only feel solid due to the vibration of atoms. This is why forms of energy medicine, like flower essences, are so powerful, because we are energetic beings.
Why Use Flower Essences?
The reason I’m so passionate about flower essences right now is because the greatest illness of the 21st century is not a pandemic, but a mindset of disconnection. Disconnection from our intuition, from our bodies’ healing wisdom, from other people, disconnection from nature, and from God.
The more disconnected we get, the sicker we become in mind, body, and soul. It creates more hate and divisiveness in our communities, reduces listening and empathy, and prevents our spiritual growth and our ability to offer our gifts to the world.
Right now, a lot of people are trying to solve the world’s problems at a political level or a scientific level. There is a place for that, but the underlying problems are spiritual, and emotional.
One important way we create global healing is we address those issues on an individual level. Flower essences are a powerful way to do that.
How Are Flower Essences Made?
Something important — and cool — to know about flower essences is that they are made through communication with nature. This is why they are a tool for reconnecting to nature’s wisdom.
I’m a plant intuitive which means I hear and feel the energetic healing properties plants have to offer.
When this first started happening to me, I was intrigued and a little weirded-out. What I didn’t know at the time was that in all ancient cultures, the shamans and tribal healers made their plant medicines by listening to the plants.
I mean that literally — they said the plants would sing to them the healing they had to offer. I’ve written another article sharing some examples — and even examples readers sent me of their own plant communication experiences.
Many of the plant remedies our ancestors made, through this communication, are still in use today and are proven effective by science. This includes things like willow bark, used in aspirin, or opioids, from poppies, used for pain killers.
“The Medicine Chooses The Patient”
I’ve been told that flower essences are quackery or pseudoscience. It’s fine if you believe that I don’t feel any need to convince you otherwise.
That’s because when it comes to flower essences and many other soul-level, energy medicine therapies, the medicine* chooses the patient. (*I am not making medical claims, I’m not a doctor, statements have not been approved by the FDA, blah blah blah. Full disclaimer.)
If flower essences are going to serve your journey, then you’re going to feel interested and curious and even connected to them.
When a practitioner first recommended a flower essence to me, I went to my health food co-op to buy it. As soon as I picked up the bottle, my heart started to jump and dance around inside me, and felt obscenely happy — definitely the medicine choosing the patient.
I’ve watched customers and clients have similar reactions. I even worked with a website freelancer, for Floral Song, who emailed me and said, “Do these really work? I’m so curious. tell me more about them.” That kind of curiosity and interest is a sign the flower essences want to work with you.
3 Flower Essences To Support Mental Health
Pure Bliss is a flower essence for anxious thoughts. This is the top seller at Floral Song, and it shifts emotional patterns related to a hyper mind and feeling locked in a race against time.
This flower essence brings you into the present moment with a sense of joy. It helps you trust the timing of your life so you can be in the flow, welcoming in abundance and ease.
Compass is a flower essence I use with my clients who are struggling to find direction in their life. Maybe they’re in a major life transition with a relationship, and they feel paralyzed about what step to take next, or they’re at a crossroads with their job situation and they just don’t know what to do.
This is a powerful tool to heighten your intuition and get clarity about the next right step.
Gentle Grace is a flower essence I use with clients who are held back by the belief, “I am not enough.”
This essence is a powerful way to support self-compassion and self-esteem. It also supports you in establishing new, healthy habits. Your subconscious thinks, “I am worthy and enough to be healthier. I am enough to up-level my life.”
How to Take Floral Song Flower Essences
Take four drops, four times a day directly in your mouth. Or, you can put all 16 drops for the day into your water bottle, and sip that throughout the day.
Take only one Floral Song essence at a time — they are strong, and it can release a lot of emotions if you take multiple at the same time.
You may experience the following:
- Brief fatigue a few days after using the essence. This indicates powerful energetic shifts taking place.
- Tears or heightened emotions. Flower essences facilitate the processing of trapped or repressed emotions.
- Memories surfacing that relate to the targeted change. By surfacing unconscious memories, flower essences help you break toxic patterns instead of repeating them.
- Wondering if it’s working “too well.” Flower essences align us to the most loving and powerful expression of our souls — they cannot create imbalance or swing the pendulum too far in any direction. If you’re wondering this, it means your growing in an area where you’ve feared growth, so congratulations!
After you finish one bottle (which lasts about a month) you can move on to a next essence.
You’ll start to feel happier and calmer typically within a week, for some energy-sensitive people they notice a change within one to three days. After a month, you’ll notice a profound shift in the thoughts/behaviors targeted by the essence.
Energy Sensitivity is Your Strength
A big piece in my healing journey was realizing that my energetic sensitivity is not my weakness, but my strength. It’s how I can help other people on their healing journey.
Many of you are also highly sensitive people — you’re empaths and energy sensitive. That’s not your weakness, that’s your gift.
Flower essences are a beautiful way to support you in that gift. The wonderful thing about being energy sensitive is that gentle tools, like flower essences, go a long way for you. They support tremendous but easy healing, so you can do your healing work in the world.
Have you used flower essences on your healing journey?