Flower essences activate our life force, the true source of well-being. They act as catalysts by gently stimulating the positive qualities that are already present within us, as natural expressions of our higher selves. This occurs through the principle of magnetism and the power of vibration.
Through the vibratory rate of the blossoms from which they are prepared, flower essences interact with our willingness and commitment to change ourselves. Willingness and commitment stimulate energy, the active ingredient in flower essence therapy.
Similar to homeopathy, flower essences do not directly treat the physical body or its symptoms. From a spiritual level, they address mental and emotional imbalances that, if left unresolved, eventually settle in the soil of the physical body, sprouting as physical symptoms.
Often people ask, “If these qualities are in food, can’t we get them by eating the foods?” The answer, of course, is yes, but how many cherries can you eat at a time, for example? And what do we do when they are not in season? If the cherry fruit contains a vibration of cheerfulness, think how much more concentrated is that quality in the cherry blossoms themselves. Botanists concur that flowers, being the reproductive system of the plant, contain ninety percent of its life force.
Aren’t flower essences the same as aromatherapy and/or homeopathy?
No! People tend to easily confuse them, though, because they are all forms of vibrational therapy, in which a minute amount of a potentized substance produces powerful, dramatic, and oftentimes immediate, results. The similarity, however, ends there. Flower essences are not scented, nor do they possess any specific taste other than the preservative in which they are preserved.
Unlike homeopathy, which works with “the law of similars” (give a minute amount of the poison to heal the poison), flower essences deal with opposites: administer, through an essence, a small amount of the positive, desirable quality from nature to heal the corresponding negative psychological state, i.e., moodiness, restlessness, or despair.