Flower Essences for Rocky and Uncertain Times
We have been inundated with requests for help from people who are afraid and overwhelmed in these uncertain times. It can be very difficult to separate yourself from the stream of negative energy in which so many people are currently participating, but you can take steps to create a sense of sacred space in your life.
Creating your own flower essence combinations and taking them regularly is a great way to start creating sacred space. Bach flower essences offer a great selection of core essences, and are easy to find in most health food stores. They can also be easily obtained online.
Great Flower Essences for Not-So-Great Times
Here are a list of the core Bach essences that apply to our current times. Scan through the list and see if any of the remedies “pop” for you, and seem appropriate for your current situation. Although some purists don’t mix essences, I have found that often a combination of 3-5 flower essences can be more powerful than a single essence. Rescue Remedy, which is available pre-mixed, is a great example of such a combination. If you don’t feel that you can mix your own essences, taking Rescue Remedy is a great fallback plan.
For those feeling so much fear and terror that they are paralyzed. This essence is particularly useful at this time. Rock Rose offers the gift of dauntless courage.
For vague worries with no specific cause. In these times, it’s quite possible that many people are tapping into the general tone of fear and uncertainty. If you feel a sense of impending doom, Aspen offers the gifts of connectedness and fearlessness.
For known and named fears. If you know what you are afraid of (such as dogs, spiders, public speaking, etc.) this remedy works well. Mimuls offers the gifts of fearlessness and confidence.
For those who don’t feel they can trust their own judgment or decision-making ability. If you need to make some hard decisions in your life but you don’t trust yourself, Cerato (like the word “certain”) can assist you. Cerato offers the gifts of certainty and strength.
For those standing at a crossroad, unable to make a decision as to which way to go. This essence helps you locate and get in touch with your inner gifts and talents. Wild Oat offers the gifts of feeling your own character and bringing out your innate talents.
For those suffering from the “Monday morning blues,” regardless of the day of the week. If you feel a general sense of malaise and insufficient mental/physical strength to deal with life, this essence can offer support. Hornbeam offer the gifts of certainty and an abundance of energy.
For those going through difficult life transitions or those feeling bound by old life conditions. If you need to break free and step onto a new life path, Walnut will help you ease the transition and protect you while you make your move. Walnut offers the gifts of stabilization, strong boundaries, and protection from outside influences during transition.
Mix Your Own Essences
You can easily mix your own essences to take on a daily basis. To do so, you will need to have the flower essences you want to use, a sterile 1 or 2 ounce dropper bottle, some spring water, and some alcohol (I like to use flavored brandies). Once you have these materials:
1. Put a small amount of alcohol at the bottom of the bottle
2. Add 4 drops of each flower essence you want to use to the bottle
3. Add more alcohol to the dropper bottle, until the bottle is 1/4 to 1/3 full
4. Top up the mix with spring water
5. Close the dropper bottle and pound the bottom of the bottle on your palm 50 times.
Now you are ready to use your flower essence. You can carry the bottle with you, and take 4 drops during the day (3-4 times per day or as needed). Another method is to add 4 drops to a bottle of spring water, shake, and sip the water all day. This method also works well with Rescue Remedy.
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