Using Flower Essences for Releasing the Past
“A very effective and gentle therapy”
How many “old movies” are you still re-running?
When I set out on my journey of personal healing some years ago, I had no idea
that what I was actually doing was the taking of a giant step on what is
essentially a spiritual quest. All I wanted to do was to find a way to ease
the intense emotional pain that I was experiencing. I wanted to "sort
myself out", to "find out what's wrong with me", to
"find the answers to this endless suffering", and I thought that
what was required lay entirely in the realm of the emotions and the mind.
Well, as my journey unfolded, I slowly discovered that I was actually on a
quest, the "journey of journeys" that each and every one of us
is destined to come to eventually. And, I discovered that all true healing
is above all a spiritual process.
From very early on in my quest for my personal healing, I was drawn to the use
of energy medicines, in my case homeopathy and flower essences. I would
like to share with you some of the discoveries I have made regarding the use of
these therapies on my spiritual journey..............
A basic core function of all "therapy", especially in the early
stages of one's healing journey, is in assistance in releasing the past. By
holding on to old energies, old programming, and old patterns, we deny
ourselves from fully experiencing the present moment: from being fully present
in the here and now. Most of us spend most of our time locked into the past:
re-running old movies of what happened many years ago; stuck in our own
personal time-warps, unable to break free of old patterns.
Each of us has our own personal unique library of old movies that we constantly
play to our audience of one. We re-live these old stories over and over,
re-experiencing the emotional and mental energies again and again. Every time
we re-experience an old energy from the past there is an opportunity to let it
go, to release it for ever: this is the process of true healing.
But, for most of us, most of the time, the process of letting go of these
old energies is painfully slow. In order to fully release something, we have
to be willing to fully re-experience it. But, often, we resist fully
re-experiencing it because of our fear of the pain that we associate with the
experience. So, we remain stuck in our personal time-warp of old emotional
and mental patterns.
This is where an "energy medicine therapy" like flower essences,
gem essences, crystals, aura soma, colour therapy or homeopathy can help.
The energies provided to us by the energy medicine help us to more easily
re-experience the old emotional energy and release it.
My earliest experience of the use of energy medicine to help me release my
"stuff" from the past was in mixtures of flower essences. I was
prescribed a mixture of essences, one bottle at a time, which I would take
four times a day for three weeks. The essence mixture was diagnosed
intuitively (with a pendulum), and the energies of the essences matched
whatever of my unhealed energies were closest to the surface at the time.
Working this way, it is not necessary to consciously know what the actual
This "single bottle at a time" form of therapy is the traditional
way that most energy medicine therapists work, and it works well, having
helped millions of people all over the world. However, it is not the only
It is possible to process one's stuff much faster by treating individually each
of the unresolved issues that one is facing. Let's look at an example.
Let's say that I have four major issues that are presently causing me much pain
and frustration. Let's define these as follows:
Although I earn a reasonable salary, I always seem to be short of money.
None of my past romantic type relationships were what I would call
satisfactory, and I am currently on my own and feeling stuck, unable to
manifest a loving relationship with a compatible woman.
(3) My life's work and purpose.
Although I enjoy my current job, I know that it is not my
vocation. I have a vague awareness that there is something really important
that is my true life's calling, that this true calling will be very
satisfying, and that I will be very good at whatever it is. But, I feel
stuck, in that I cannot seem to make any progress towards discovering what
this true calling is.
(4) My self-confidence and self-esteem.
I am aware that I always somehow manage to "shoot myself in my
foot". I snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
My sense of self-worth
is very fragile: it only takes a small set-back and I run for cover.
Rather than having one single mixture of my energy medicine to cover all of the
above, I can have a separate mixture (ie. a separate bottle) for each issue.
If my chosen therapy is flower essences, I would have four bottles of
essence mixtures, one labeled "Abundance", one labeled
"Relationships", one labeled "Life's Purpose", and one
labeled "Self Issues".
I would be working deeply on all of the four issues simultaneously.
Let's say that I am to take each of the essence mixtures five times per day for
fourteen days. At five times during the day, at times spread evenly
throughout the day, I would pause for a few moments. I would mentally focus
for a moment on "abundance", my first issue. While holding my
mental focus on abundance, I would take a dose from the "Abundance"
bottle. I would wait for the energy of the abundance mixture to be absorbed
(approx. 15 to 20 seconds), then I would shift my mental focus to the next
issue, relationships, and take a dose from the "Relationships"
bottle. And so on, for the other two issues, or as many as I am working on
at the moment.
Using this technique, I have personally, at times when I have been processing
many issues, had up to two dozen bottles of flower essences to take, five or
six times a day! I do not recommend this many for anyone!
Using the latest generation of
essences that is now available, I have found that one or two bottles at a time
is sufficient, and that the essences in these one or two bottles (of the latest generation
of essences) cover all the issues.
For the more complex issues, an ongoing series of treatments, with a series
of mixtures for each issue, will be needed. Our unresolved issues actually
have layers of energy, and we have to peel off one layer at a time, like
peeling an onion. Some issues may take years, eg. it took me several years to
totally resolve all of my issues with relationships. Many times during that
particular journey it felt like I would
finish, never be totally free of all that pain; that any hope of final
resolution was a cruel illusion! Well, I can now say that the journey is
endless, and the rewards of being brave enough to undertake the journey and
face and exorcise one's demons are immeasurable.
The above was originally published in the March 2000
issue of the New Zealand
magazine “Inspiration Input”
under the title “Spiritual Therapy
using Energy Medicines”.
For examples of flower essences that will help with the “issues”
mentioned above, refer to our
Practitioner's Set of essences.
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