About Flower Essence Therapy

What is Flower Essence Therapy?

Flower essence therapy is a form of vibrational healing, which treats with pure energy to generate changes in the energetic field of the client. Healing with flower essences is an extension of the time-honored tradition of herbal medicine and has been used for over 60 years, successfully returning people and animals to balance and health. Flower essence therapy has proven particularly useful in assisting animals that have been abused, neglected or that have become stressed and anxious due to interface with human beings.

All life is infused with an innate intelligence, with a natural tendency toward harmony and balance. The integrated levels of energy exhibited by living beings include the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Vibrational therapy is a powerful tool for affecting cellular health and optimum well being on all these levels. Plants and minerals are considered to have positive qualities or virtues, which can be therapeutically transferred to any animal or human being in need of balancing or harmonising.

The understanding of matter as energy forms the basis of flower essence therapy. Our current model of this principle is known as Einsteinian or Quantum Physics. The rate of vibration of universal energy determines its expression within the world of matter. Matter, which vibrates at lower frequencies, is thought of as physical matter, while that which vibrates at higher frequencies is considered subtle matter.

A particular essence may work primarily on the physical, mental, emotional or spiritual level. It works not by attacking disease, but by restoring healthy resonating frequencies. In the words of Dr. Edward Bach, a flower essence pioneer, 'the action of the flower essences raises the vibration of the being... They cure by flooding the body with the beautiful vibrations of the highest nature - in whose presence there is the opportunity for disease to melt away like snow in sunshine.'

Simply put, a flower or other essence is the innate energy of a particular plant or other substance, captured and stored for future use. An essence is made by floating the blossoms of the chosen plant on the surface of a bowl of pure spring water, which is then charged in the sun for several hours. During this time the vibrational imprint of the plant is transferred to the water, water being a universal storage medium. (It has been scientifically demonstrated that water has memory, ie the capacity to store information.) Once complete, the flower essence is preserved, made potent or amplified, and stored for later therapeutic use. Essences may be ingested or applied topically.

Flower essences encourage a gentle, positive, noninvasive refocusing. For instance, an animal that has experienced abuse or neglect may be come withdrawn and depressed, leading to illness and negative behavior. Appropriate essences are offered to open the heart to love and trust, and to release past trauma. The animal is then often better able to respond to other healing modalities. According to Robert Goldstein, DVM, 'Flower essences ... complement holistic veterinary medicine perfectly, are inexpensive, completely harmless and without side effects. We have used flower essences routinely with the animals brought to our clinic, and have seen profound results.'