Message of Self-Mastery: Concern for the welfare of others; empathy; maturity; nurturance; consideration; compassion; sensitivity to the needs of others; giving from wholeness instead of neediness.
Pattern of Disharmony: Selfishness; self-involvement; thoughtlessness; “looking out for Number One”; constrictiveness; exploitive nature; inability to relate to other’s realities; a tendency to smother; those who sap the energy of their listener; inability to receive love.
With friendship and compassion, I embrace my fellowman. In Spirit, I am one with all!
|Genuinely interested in others||Helpful|
|Secure in self||Unconditionally loving|
|Understanding||Does tasks well|
|Caring||Pure of motives|
|Talking about self||“Me first” attitude|
|Martyr state of mind||Manipulative|
|Advice-giving, unsolicited||Feeling inadequate|
|Unable to see the bigger picture||Meddlesome|
|Disinterested in others||“Strings attached” attitude|
Expansive love and thinking of other’s needs before one’s own are the hallmarks of Peach. Here we see the mother who feeds her children before sitting down to eat her own meal. Her nourishment is derived from nurturing others. In the positive Peach state, we discover a love that is given freely without condition and with no strings attached.
Some years ago, a young man we’ll call Jon who had recently started a jewelry business, came for a consultation. He explained that he’d been struggling financially and was basically frustrated by the numerous difficulties involved in being self-employed and beginning a business. It seemed that he needed to get more in touch with his true motives for the work that he had chosen, and so I suggested Peach. A week later, Jon called to say that his business had picked up, along with his interest in genuinely serving his customers.
Peach is excellent for teachers of students of all ages, for caregivers of the young and for mothers. It is also of benefit to people starting out in business, for individuals who are self-employed and for those in managerial or leadership roles. People in sales professions who are good at their jobs have an abundance of Peach traits. They understand that their success is dependent upon befriending their clients, holding their best interests in mind and helping to meet their needs.
The negative Peach state expresses itself in an unmagnetic and unpleasant manner. It embodies the qualities of giving with selfish or ulterior motives that pollutes an otherwise pure energy. An individual manifesting negative Peach traits is more concerned with “what’s in it for me” than in offering quality work and truly helping others. Self-involvement, egocentrism and a basically selfish nature are all symptomatic of the negative Peach state. These unflattering qualities repel others and tend to create a sense of loneliness through the inability to cultivate enduring and endearing friendships.
Depression is the fruit of negative Peach’s “poor me” attitude. Focusing on the unfulfillment of one’s own needs to the exclusion of the larger picture is a guaranteed source of unhappiness. “I was sad that I had no new shoes,” the story goes, “until I saw someone without legs.”
Do volunteer work, especially helping those less fortunate than yourself.
Work with children. If you have friends who are single mothers, offer to spend time with their children.
Donate money to worthy causes and tithe on a monthly basis.
Have pets and learn to sensitively care for their needs.
Give gifts to family and friends, not only on birthdays and holidays. Give for the sake of giving in ways that stretch you.
Springtime is only a day—no, a breath—away from blossoming into summer. You are standing in the middle of a sparsely populated forest with patchwork sunlight scattering across the underbrush.
Begin to watch your breath. Become each breath. As you inhale, you find yourself growing in height. As you exhale, your feet become transmuted into roots, drawing in nourishment from the rain-drenched earth. Your hands are now many branches, housing both bird and squirrel. Imagine your body as a tree—sturdy and well-formed.
The earth, the sun and the rain have all treated you well. How can you thank them in return? Simply by being the most loving, caring tree you can be. Any deer seeking shelter from the wind will find it by nestling at the base of your trunk. Any bird needing rest will discover it in your leafy arms. Why, the very sun itself reserves a resting place in your highest branches when, at dusk, it wearies.
Inhale this attitude of selfless love and loving concern for others. And now, repeat the following affirmation.
Testimonials for the Flower Essences
My husband, myself and my 2 children have been using the flower essences for the last 4 months and I feel they have really addressed and dealt with problems that we knew and many we didn’t know of. The essences are very powerful and deeply spiritual in nature. My family started with orange and strawberry flower essence and within a week of taking them we are felt uplifted and with a deeper and higher energy and free from a many issues. Since then we have taken many different ones as had been indicated by the test and each time the essence prescribed has been exactly what was needed to fix the problem at that point in time. For us the essences have opened a new, deep, and very powerful door allowing us to improve ourselves and evolve. I deeply recommend everyone should take them. ~ S.P., New Delhi
Lettuce: This one flower remedy handles many many issues of persons with autism such as – restlessness, repetitive behaviours, hyperactivity, disturbed or delayed sleep, aggression to name a few. Seen definitive results in the kids. They are much more calmer with the remedy, having good sleep at night and communicating their needs. Its one WOW remedy for persons with autism. ~ Deepak Verma, Transformation (Organization for children with special needs), New Delhi
I was going through a ‘big’ situation of change of work, from working in a comfortable job as a Head of Finance in a large multinational company, to deciding to start my entrepreneurship in the area that really attracted me of people development as a trainer and life coach. I was badly ‘caught’ in the test, as it felt like a very confusing change to me. My mind was mostly puzzled, unclear and I really didn’t know if I was even thinking right! The only thing I was sure of then, was that I needed to somehow put all my energies in trying to do what felt right, even if it was very difficult. It was the tomato flower essence that provided that extra Mental Strength and ability to Endure with a deep sense of patience and calmness. With endurance came also the ability to Focus and I found my-self changing almost immediately and started to view ‘difficulties’ on the way, as ‘opportunities’! ~ Dipti Bhatia, Gurgaon
I am a homeopathic practitioner since 18 years. I have gone through the book The Essential Flower Essence Handbook. After my in-depth studies, I prescribed more than 100 essences to my patients, especially on their mood and nature. I used Avocado Essence for memory and concentration in school children and observed their results are improving from their next test only. I used Cherry Essence for cheerfulness and Pineapple for confidence. In the next follow up patients reported that they feel improvement as soon as they took the first drop. Many patients have started reading The Essential Flower Essences Handbook and want to know more about the essences for their use and help others also. ~ Dr. Ketan Shah, MD (Homeopath), Ahmedabad
I have two sons, both are very active children. My elder son is diagnosed with ADHD (mild). I get overworked due to many personal reasons and i tend to loose my peace and sense of balance. I have been working very hard with my elder one, but now seems to loose my patience. One day on some refernce i contacted Dipti ji and she adviced Tomato and Spinach essences for me. This worked very well, specially Spinach essence. I am trying Avocado essence for my child now. ~ R.S.
Jena came from North East and joined me as assistant sales executive in my office. First week went off well. The second week I found her disturbed and most distracted. Turned out she had lost her mother some time back and she was missing her that day. And all in all she was demotivated to concentrate on work. Corn Essence was handy. One dose under the tongue and 20 minutes later Jena was sitting in front of me asking me how to deal with a certain difficult customer! ~ Kamini, Bangalore