Ready to learn more about yourself ? This questionnaire is designed to help you assess the essences that will be the most helpful to you. While an evaluation of this type is somewhat general by nature, it can be an extremely useful essence selection tool. You may find that several essences are indicated equally as strongly. If so, take them singly and serially, in order of need, taking each essence for 3 days to 2 weeks.

Answer the following questions quickly; your “first hunch” will generally be the most accurate. Place a checkmark by those statements to which you respond with yes; leave blank those statements you feel do not apply to you or are not a particular area of concern at this time. An Answer Key will be found at the end of the questionnaire.

You may wish to date and save your responses and re-test yourself at monthly intervals. You can use the questionnaire for family, friends, and clients—and we welcome your feedback on its usefulness!

  Would you like greater calmness and strength to overcome the difficulties in your life?

  Are you working on improving your ability to communicate clearly and to “speak your truth?”

  Are you wanting to enhance your creative skills and talents?

  Do feel in need of a clearer, more spiritual focus in your life?

  Would you like to be able to endure, or to rise above, every test?

  Would you like to live in a higher state of consciousness?

  Would you like to have a more light-hearted, less heavy attitude toward life?

  Would you like to be more solution-oriented?

  Are you able to be as even-minded, or even-tempered, as you would like to be?

  Are you wanting to live with more trust in others?

  Does a simple, stress-free way of life appeal to you?

  Are you playful by nature and able to enjoy a good game or joke?

  Does your sense of fulfillment include the needs of others?

  Is your attitude toward other people nurturing?

  Do you find that “the more you give the more you get” from giving?

  Would you like to always feel “awake and ready?”

  Are you basically energetic in your thoughts, words, or body language?

  Are you presently in a time of transition, i.e., a new job, home, school, or relationship?

  When others oppose you in things you know to be right, is it difficult for you to stand up for your beliefs?

  Are you trying to overcome old habit patterns or addictions?

  Do you see yourself as a strong and courageous person?

  Are you inclined to be lacking in self-esteem?

  Does others’ criticism of you make you anxious or uncertain?

  Do you have the financial abundance that you desire?

  Are self-honesty and self-forgetfulness qualities you are striving to perfect?

  Do you have neither a superiority nor an inferiority complex?

  Are you able to project your energy outward, away from yourself, instead of drawing people’s energy inward toward yourself?

  Would you like to develop a more flexible attitude toward life?

  Are you able to relax, no matter how heavy your responsibilities are?

  Do have a good sense of humor?

  Do you want the power to rebound vigorously from every setback in your life?

  Would you like to live more centered in yourself?

  Are you working on moderation in your work, recreation, and life habits?

  Are you often able to feel peace of mind?

  Are you stable and upflappable in times of crisis or emergency?

  Are your thoughts basically harmonious?

  Are you able to concentrate wholly on anything you do?

  Do you have a strong sense of direction and life purpose?

  Does learning inspire you and absorb your energy completely?

  Would you like to feel more harmonious in life’s swirl of outer activity?

  Would you like to be “calmly active and actively calm?”

  Are you filled with mental clarity?

  Are you desirous of penetrating the fog of difficulties in your life with greater mental energy?

  Do you want to become solution-conscious rather than problem-conscious?

  Do feelings of helplessness tempt you, sometimes, toward melancholia?

  Would you like to free yourself from every thought that is foreign to your higher nature?

  Do you feel refreshed and vitalized, or are these qualities you wouldlike to feel?

  Are your eyes open, so to speak, to your highest potential?

  Do you view even strangers with tender kindness?

  Are you aware of a higher power, in whatever form you hold dear, that loves all creatures equally?

  Are you accepting and without judgment of others?

  Are you a person who easily and naturally draws respect from others?

  Do other people give strong consideration to your ideas and views?

  Are you able to live quietly centered within yourself, without being pompous?

  Are you kind to others?

  Is it easy for you to forgive others when slighted?

  Are you the kind of person who says to others, “I know how you feel,” and you truly do?

  Would you say that the deeper feelings of your heart are awakened?

  Do you love others spontaneously, no matter what their feelings for you?

  Are you able to love on a broader, humanitarian level that encompasses ennobling qualities as well?

These essences will be beneficial for you at this time:
  • Almond for self-control, balance and moderation.
  • Apple for healthy and magnetic attitudes.
  • Avocado for good memory, greater awareness.
  • Banana for humility and non-reactiveness.
  • Blackberry for purity of thought, positive outlook.
  • Cherry for cheerfulness, lightheartedness.
  • Coconut for solution orientation, perseverance.
  • Corn for energy, vitality, willingness.
  • Date for sweetness, hospitability.
  • Fig for flexibility, self-acceptance.
  • Grape for relationships, devotion.
  • Lettuce for calmness, creativity, communication.
  • Orange for enthusiasm, overcoming melancholy.
  • Peach for concern for the wellfare of others.
  • Pear for emergencies, peace and balance.
  • Pineapple for self-assurance, career, abundance.
  • Raspberry for kindness, forgiveness, compassion.
  • Spinach for simplicity, guilessness.
  • Strawberry for dignity, a quiet sense of self-worth.
  • Tomato for mental strength and courage.

When more than one essence is listed, you can choose among them according to your intuition or take them all, one at a time.