Qualities: Mental Strength, Endurance
Message of Self-Mastery: Knowing there is no failure, only another chance to succeed; courage; belief in oneself; invincibility; psychic protection; stability; remaining unaffected by the diverse energies of crowds and traveling; hope.
Pattern of Disharmony: Fear; weakness; nightmares; withdrawal; defensiveness; addictions; shyness; minor hesitation to severe terror; defeatist attitude; instability; for the stress of city life.
With strength and courage, I face all my trials!
|Courageous||Believing in oneself|
|Psychically protected||Renewed while traveling|
|Nightmare-prone||Fearful of failure|
|Frail||Fearful of known causes|
|Anxious||Fearful of unknown causes|
Perhaps you have heard the Chinese quote: “Fear knocked at the door; faith opened it, and there was no one there.” This is a Tomato maxim indeed! We might call Tomato “bottled ammunition.” The positive Tomato condition can be summarized in one word-empowerment. Where tests drag on for some duration, Tomato helps us to develop steadfastness. Tomato speaks of hope, victory and the ensuing sense of celebration.
Tomato aligns us with the understanding that “quick is the succession of human events; the cares of today are seldom the cares of tomorrow, and when we lie down at night, we may safely say to most of our troubles, ‘Ye have done your worst, and we shall meet no more.” Thus wrote English poet Cowper, beautifully paraphrasing Tomato’s essence.
Tomato also vibrationally addresses future fears based upon past trauma, such as accidents, illness or surgery-all of which are invasive experiences to the human body and aura. “I took Tomato first to help with my courage in dealing with a near-crippling motorcycle accident,” recounted Todd. “It gave me added mental strength. I took it as the shock was wearing off and fear was trying to set in. But the fear never got a chance to develop.”
For many people, travel can generate fear. Addressing states ranging from a sense of vulnerability and disorientation in foreign environments to the raw terror of air flights, Tomato Essence makes a welcome traveling companion. Even if we are only trekking to the nearest town for a day of errands, Tomato affords psychic protection and shields us from foreign or negative energies. “My new executive job required that I travel frequently,” Virginia shared. “I am terrified of planes. In fact, you couldn’t pay me to fly without a Valium and two plane-sized bottles of scotch! Tomato has replaced the sedative and the scotch. I take it the day of the flight, and then I’m fine.”
Tomato helps us battle anything from mildly annoying bad habits to major addictions. Webster defines addiction from the Latin root, addicere, as in “to give oneself up habitually to.” Addictions may include substance abuse, smoking, overeating, wrong eating, harmful relationships and even the seemingly insignificant difficulty in getting out of bed in the morning.
Through the repetition of wrong habits, we empower them. These wrong actions wear a groove in the brain, as it were, making them more difficult to overcome. “I know Tomato has helped me immensely,” wrote a woman from Sacramento. “I ran out of it a few days ago, and can really tell the difference. It’s enabled me to end a very abusive relationship with my boyfriend, despite his repeated attempts at reconciliation.”
Could we safely assume that addictions are rooted in a basic, though misguided, desire for happiness? In some obscure way, the pursuit of addictive substances and actions is an attempt to achieve freedom from misery. Tomato empowers us with the positive vibrational experience of happiness from within, replacing a compulsive need that can eventually become physiological if continued.
Perhaps our battles are not always so grandiose. Maybe we’re only trying to lose a few pounds. Still, the discouragement of failure-especially when repeated-creates a snowball effect that weakens our hope of succeeding in the future. When we hear ourselves saying, “Oh, I shouldn’t,” or “I’ll start tomorrow”-somewhat similar to negative Corn’s procrastination-we are verbalizing the negative Tomato state. What we are really saying is, “I secretly don’t believe I have the strength to deal with this right now.” Tomato helps us remember that “our strength grows out of our weakness,” as the naturalist Emerson wrote over a century ago.
The negative Tomato state expresses itself as fears of both known and unknown causes: fear of weakness, of planes and cars, and the residual fear that follows accidents. It also addresses issues of repeated failure, of a lingering sense of inadequacy, and of faltering and uncertainty. Tomato also helps you to stand up for your own beliefs.
“I took Tomato for letting go of my firstborn when she left for college,” wrote Alena. “This was the first time that I was really clear that the essences do not negate your emotions, but rather help you to deal with them, and then let them go. This was my strength. I wasn’t taking Tomato to prevent me from crying; I took it so that I would be centered in my tears and then be able to let go of my daughter with joy.”
When fear plays through the subconscious mind during sleep, we experience the negative Tomato state of nightmares. These ”night demons” play over and over like a “broken record syndrome,” unable to be released from the subconscious mind. Tomato replaces these night fears with a sense of inner knowing that they have “done their worst” and can then vanish as night into the day.
Read books-especially autobiographies-about heroes, heroines and saints who have overcome monumental challenges in their lives through acts of strength and courage.
Make a list of your “failures” in one column. In the other, write the lessons you have learned and the qualities you have developed through those failures.
Write down your fears. Mentally play out the “worst-case scenario” with each one and say, “That wasn’t so bad. I can handle it.”
Any time you have a nightmare, try to remember it in detail and then offer it into a mental fire, much like the following visualization.
Sit up straight, away from the back of your chair. Drop your shoulders back to expand your chest, your chin parallel to the ground. Place your hands comfortably at the juncture of the upper legs and torso. With eyelids closed, relax your eyes and let your gaze, like a lazy trail of smoke, drift upward. Allow your breathing to be deep and regular.
Imagine in your mind a crackling fire, blazing in its varied stages- first, the match catching the crumpled paper, followed by the burning of dry twigs and, as the fire spreads, the thin kindling. Then visualize the smaller logs igniting, pockets of sap making snapping sounds as a slight draft spreads the flames to larger wood stumps at the base of the fire.
Into this fire, mentally cast all fears. One by one, name them, tossing them into the flames. Feel that every cell in your body is purified of the poison of fear, and awakened as never before to the bright light of courage. Every crackle of the log is a new burst of that courage. Each shooting blaze is an affirmation of the fiery warrior within you, now and forever at your command.
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