Quality: Peacefulness, Emergency Essence
Message of Self-Mastery: Peace of mind; returns a sense of rhythm and proportion; for being fully in the present moment; ability to handle crisis; for stability during major changes.
Pattern of Disharmony: Feeling thrown off balance during accidents, illness, surgery or childbirth; physical and/or emotional crisis; auric disturbances, minor to monumental; for shock, or thought or fear of it; extreme grief; for any troubling experience.
Smilingly I greet life’s difficulties, seeing all of them as gay flowers in a meadow that nod with encouragement and opportunity.
|Living in the present||Harmonious|
|Traumatized||Experiencing auric disturbances|
|Unresolved in conflict||Experiencing extreme grief|
|Unbalanced in emergencies||Vulnerable|
|Tense||Feeling “out of sorts”|
|Unresolved in relationships||Quarrelsome|
Webster’s dictionary defines peace as “freedom from war or civil strife, an agreement to end war.” Indeed, the positive Pear state is exactly that-the resolution of war, or conflict, within ourselves. Peace, like calmness, is often mistaken for a state of low energy, sinking at times to the level of boredom. Nothing happening, nothing to do-hmm, must be peace. But true peace is quite the opposite. It’s that state of victory in which battles are fought and won; when great challenges are accepted and not shunned; where we come face to face with the enemy in conflict and say, “Leave: now.” These battles may take the physical form of accidents, surgeries or major illnesses. Such events, when viewed from a superconscious level, need not be interpreted as negative experiences; rather, they are opportunities for growth. Pear is our Emergency Essence. (Take it more often during crisis and apply it directly to the skin if desired.)
Or, the challenge may be that of childbirth in which Pear’s positive qualities are invaluable. Some years ago, a woman who had chosen to deliver at home suffered a hypoglycemic attack during transition. Her husband administered Pear every five minutes, and within half an hour she had stopped shaking and was able to continue with the birth. Pear is especially helpful for the first-time mother who is taken by surprise to learn that the word “labor” is a gross understatement of the experience. Here, she reasons that childbirth falls into the category of an ill-timed dental appointment from which she can, by choice, simply walk away and reschedule at her convenience. (I remember asking my brother, an osteopath, if his wife was going to deliver their first-born by natural childbirth. “Are you kidding?” he looked at me, astonished. “To Patty, that means with no make-up.”) At that point when a woman wants to turn back, deciding that she’s “had enough, thank you,” Pear acts as a “vibrational midwife,” offering peace and comfort. In other words, Pear can help the mother, and those who assist her, to experience the wondrous, transcendent nature of birth.
The positive Pear state also expresses willingness and openness to face the unknown. As Ashley wrote, “I had tried skiing years ago and was terrified. I tried once more recently, and my boyfriend said he’d never seen anyone do so well the first time.”
Pear is strengthening to the aura. A bad case of nerves, depression, fear or trauma all weaken this protective layer of energy around the body, leaving us vulnerable to further aftershocks from emotional earthquakes. “Today in particular,” wrote Frances, “I was very nervous before meeting some customers to write an offer to buy a condominium. I felt insecure and thought that they might think I was too young or didn’t know enough of real estate. So I took Pear because I was starting to lose control. I was almost shaking. Toward the middle of the transaction, I was starting to feel very confident about my knowledge and how I was presenting myself to them. It all worked out fine, and I closed a very large sale.”
“I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome which is why I had to retire from a wonderful editorial career,” Syd shared. “For the last seven years, Christmas has been a profoundly depressing time for me. I felt total despair as I watched my body getting worse and worse. I was a prisoner-oppressed and unable to pull myself out of despondency. On Pear, I experienced an immediate change of attitude: peace and hope. There are no physical changes-just a one-hundred-eighty-degree turn around emotionally. Every day on Pear is a revelation, and I just had a very happy Christmas!”
And what exactly are the circumstances that rob us of our peace? Conflict, for one; resistance, for another. When in conflict, we are in the negative Pear state meaning, simply, the absence of peace. Interpersonal relationships-those flawless mirrors of our strengths and weaknesses alike-offer the perfect setting for Pear. “I felt the consciousness of peace come into my body with the first drop of Pear,” Melissa commented. “My husband got upset with me, but I was able to stay calm.”
When avoidance of conflict masquerades as peace, we find repression instead, one of the great destroyers of true peace of mind. When family conflicts remain buried for months or even decades, Pear can be a much needed catalyst in building healthy relationships.
Let’s talk now about resistance. Purely in terms of energy flows, when we resist the tests that life gives us, pain can be the end result. Fighting against inevitable tests only creates blocks. Just giving in, on the other hand, errs in the opposite direction of passivity, which implies a lack of energy and thus no magnetism to draw the answers we need. Dylan Thomas’ famous poem, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night,” comes to mind. Written for his dying father, Thomas implores him to “rage, rage, against the dying of the light.” It’s fine to exit this world in a blaze of light, alive and joyful to the last. But to rage against what is trying to happen is the resistance of which we are speaking, the kind that only inhibits and disrupts the natural flow of events. It’s Pear, the peacemaker to the rescue.
Take a first aid and/or CPR course; learn to handle crisis situations. Visit friends and relatives in hospitals and nursing homes.
Watch an occasional film that depicts a strong element of conflict. Learn to view life as a passing dream.
Go for long walks in the country or at the oceanside. Consciously tune in to the natural rhythms of the trees, the wind and the waves.
Although you have just arrived at the lakeshore, it seems that you have been here a long, long time. Perhaps each of the seasons has brushed against your sleeve as you sat here. You know there have not been any waves, or your feet would be soaked to the bone by now.
Remember how, as a child, you used to skip flat stones on the water’s surface, counting how many times they danced before sinking? Pick up the nearest pebble, worn smooth by the relentless washing of the water. With a deft flick of your wrist, send it on its way. Good. Got the feel of it?
Now send several more stones across the lake’s smooth surface. Imagine each of them to be a particular conflict or a point of unrest in your life. As they sink one by one to their watery grave, allow a sense of resolution and inner peace to steal into your being. All is resolved. All is harmoniously balanced.
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