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Flower Essences

Photo by Nina Wilkins

I’m writing again today about one of my favorite bridges of love light, Flowers.

I love flowers.

Our dear beauties didn’t appear on Mother Earth until 114 million years ago. Given the Geologic time scale of several Billion years, that is fairly recent. Eckhart Tolle in his book, A New Earth, mentions that flowers are the key to enlightenment.

Gardens have always helped me, over my lifetime, to hear my spiritual guidance, find peace and get a clear direction for solving my problems.

I’m grateful to Green Hope Farm Flower Essences. A friend recommended them to me a few weeks ago. I’m so happy to receive Molly Sheehan’s understanding of how flower essences help us, our pets and our plants. Ultimately they help the “whole,” as we are all connected. If you would like to explore their benefits, their website contains a wealth of information on how they work and which ones to choose for YOU.

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Flowers have worked through many life problems in the last 114 million years, and they contain their patterns of wisdom in their essence.

For the Cosmic moment we are currently in, on our dear Mother Gaia, Green Hope Farm, has created several essences from their Venus Garden for 2019. The one I’m choosing is “Upwards and Onwards.”

My mom used the expression “Onwards and Upwards” often when I was growing up. I always thought that uplifting. Now we are in the Golden Age of Aquarius, so Upwards, first in our consciousness, and then Onwards in our actions, is more appropriate and powerful.

This is one part of how Molly describes this essence: “The heart of the garden was Mehera Marigolds for Love of Divinity. There were Bells of Ireland to help us anchor within us the highest vibration possible, Cosmos so we can live and speak from the heart and Sweet Alyssum so we can be our most evolved self in physical form. Sacred Tobacco and other Nicotianas were there to help us purify and let go of the things we thought were our real identity but which tied us to the illusions of small self and stopped us from knowing our true self in Oneness.”

She writes more about this essence, and many others from that garden on her website. Wonderful.

The photos of the flowers today are from my neighborhood. My friend used to always put nasturtiums from her garden on top of her salads. They taste a little bit like watercress and are so pretty.

Flowers are always helping us whether in our gardens, in our homes, in essential oils and aroma therapy, as food or in especially created essences. As in the top line from this blog,
The Earth will be healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and our Child within who is innocent, as flowers bring us enlightenment.

Photo by Nina Wilkins

Flower essences, summary and easy procedure (video) to create your own

As we have learned “Quite simply put flowers heal,”  Dr. Edward Bach.

(Please note:  This article is not intended as Medical Advice, please consult with your health care professional for your specific concern.  This information IS concerned with helping you to experience more well-being, less stress, more consciousness, and more well-ness.)

This article (with some expansion to it) has been taken from the book, “The How and Why of Flower Essences,” by Nina Lee Wilkins copyright 2011.

The single video above shows in a very simple way how to make your own flower essences.  Why bother?

“Every flower bears a starry imprint.”  Paracelsus

Many subtle things happen for you while making and using flower essences.  Flowers represent the Divine Mystery of LOVE.  You may have heard the expression: God laughs in flowers.  Also one of my favorites that has been seen posted in many a garden public and private:

The Lord God planted a garden

In the first white days of the world,

And He set there an angel warden

In a garment of light unfurled.

The kiss of the sun for pardon,

The song of the birds for mirth,

One is nearer God’s heart in a garden

Than anywhere else on earth.

–Dorothy Frances Gurney in “Magic Gardens” by Corinne Heline, New Age Press 1944

A metaphysical principle states that all thought is creative.  Take that one step further with the principle that we can only think one thought at a time.  Next, God’s thoughts are real and eternal and are love.  Flowers bring us in tune with this reality as they are from the light.  As you stand still and look to the top or sides of a flower, softly focusing your attention, you may observe this light or aura.

When we work with flower essences we are working with God’s thoughts in spirit, manifested in form here in the physical.  Another way of saying this is that flowers are a manifestation of the light or angelic kingdoms.  We can think of flowers as angels manifest.

Another metaphysical principal we are working with is that God is all Good.  God has created every living thing as a unique manifestation, whether it is a snowflake, bird, or human.  Each is unique in some way.  Flowers are like that.  Each has its own vibrational signature even within its own species.  Roses have unique qualities such as peace and harmony within the same type of plant.  Because of these principles and unique mysterious qualities of the Divine we can tap into the subtle vibrations of a plant and bring that quality to our own being and consciousness.  As we do this we are lifted above the thought-form that caused our distress.

Because we can only think one thought at a time, and because we are connected with all that is, nature, God, and the universe we can utilize the vibration and light of the flower to join with our light and beingness and raise our frequencies.  In doing so we may harmonize our emotional body, which releases any energy that is not of a high vibration such as fear (stress), anxiety etc. which we know, over time, does not bring our birthright of Health.

Rock Rose

Flower essences work on our subtle bodies.  In knowing and believing that we have subtle bodies a whole new world is opened up to us.  We can hold our thought on the beauty, fragrance, shape, and essence of a flower and in that way prepare for what it has to give us. We can also use prepared flower essences that carry the signature vibration, or essence of the flower, shrub, or tree.   Flowers, like people, live for appreciation.  As you stand and appreciate a flower you may see its petals turn toward you.   As you are in the state of appreciation you are in the same vibraton as love and you are in tune with the Divine Mystery.  As you “tune in” to the flower you may begin the process of your own Divine inspiration.  This in and of itself is very uplifting.  We already know that as we uplift ourselves we begin attacting more of the same qualities.  Start observing which flower you are attracted to.  That flower has a gift for you.

Another aspect of flower essences is the fact that we are literally sending a telegraphic message to the Angelic kingdom that says, “help! I’m asking for one or several of your light qualities to help me balance my emotions, thoughts, attitudes to harmony, love, and joy.  Thank you.  Would you share your essence with me for that purpose?”  Angels and flowers prefer to be asked for specific help.  They do not interfere with you or your Divine Free Will but “live” to help humanity at their request.

Yellow Rose

I hope you will consider these thoughts and try them out.  One of the things I love about working with flowers is how fun it is to discover the many mysteries of their world.  I always feel more joy and delight after working with them.  Being in nature of itself is uplifting, and discovering the infinite ways God’s love is given to us makes it even more worthwhile.  So, have fun experimenting with making your own flower essences or just plant a garden and sit quietly in it often.  Much love to you, Nina

 

*Originally published April 13, 2011

The Amazing Healing Properties of Flowers

The amazing healing properties of flowers
Photo by Nina Wilkins: Carmelite Monastery, Carmel, CA

As in the title of this blog, many years ago Sananda told me the earth would be healed by Grandmothers, Flowers and Children, including your child within, who is innocent. Working with him over the years I learned the importance of innocence, our true Divine Nature, the inclusiveness of his teachings and the power of flowers. It’s very easy to understand the healing power of Grandmothers with their wisdom and love for their grandchildren. Today we will speak of the healing power of Flowers.

As shared in a previous article here, Dr. Edward Bach, M.D., was a pioneer in discovering flowers’ essences could help his patients. He stated, “quite simply, flowers heal.” Today, his five-flower remedy, Rescue Remedy, is widely available and used all over the world.

You can easily learn how to make your own flower essences. They are fun to make and easy to use. The video linked here teaches you the basics.

Sananda also taught me that Flowers are some of the strongest beings on earth. Such a paradox seeing how fragile and beautiful they are with almost intoxicating fragrances. He has also taught me that Nova Earth is filled with paradoxes as we move into understanding wholeness and inclusiveness; a shift from duality. He often tells me, “Look toward what you want to create; focus there.”

I would like to help create heaven on Earth, and in my world that means a return to Eden: GARDENS.

Flowers and herbs are the most helpful remedies I have found in the physical world, as they are bridges to heaven or the spiritual world. In an herbal class I took, the instructor had been taught by a shaman who had learned the essences of the herbs with his eyes covered with a cloth. He felt they were holy and that he needed to feel and be spiritually guided as to their purpose.

Flowers can uplift your spirits and just make you feel good, which is a big leap towards wellness. A bouquet by your bedside, or aromatherapy with an essential oil or a flower essence are all helpful to your whole self. Other comforting ways to “feel good,” which we have learned from Abraham and the Hicks’ teachings as being the most important way for us to attract our good, might be walking through a garden.

There are so many ways to enjoy Flowers. They can be dried, preserved with sugar and egg whites and eaten or used to brighten your salad or garnish your favorite dish. I highly recommend watching Chef’s Table “Jeong Kwan,” from season three. Netflix says of the episode: “In South Korea, Buddhist nun, Jeong Kwan, approaches cooking as a spiritual practice. Her meals, including her Lotus Flower tea, have left some of the world’s best chefs in awe.” Watching her make the Lotus Flower tea is a treat and such a great example of enjoying all the sublime attributes of flowers.

When you make your flower essence, make sure you have identified the flower correctly. Some of the most beautiful flowers are poisonous. Also make sure they are organic. Don’t collect or forage from roadsides. I learned this the hard way when I had my sister and her husband for dinner. I was excited to make them one of my favorite rice dishes that contained a large amount of dill weed. I saw large bunches along the roadside and was so excited to collect them. When it was time to serve the rice it had a dark green color and smelled of licorice. It turned out I had collected anise, which looks very much like dill! So, off we went to Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour for dinner.

The amazing healing properties of flowers
Photo by Nina Wilkins: Carmelite Monastery, Carmel, CA

Why flower essences? Part III

 

Part III

     To continue:  “Quite simply put, flowers heal” Dr. Edward Bach

     Just beginning to think about flowers as healers has an impact on your consciousness.  Whenever we can take a step back from our worries, aches, pains, fears, or sorrows and know help is at hand in the simplest of forms we have moved slightly out of a negative mind generated space to one a little more positive.  I’ve found that when I just sit in a beautiful nature spot or garden and just “be” for as little as 15 minutes a change will come over me.  Stress and worry will dissipate naturally as the breeze blows old thought -forms away.  If you will just sit and let your thoughts flow by, as when you meditate, and then sit a little longer, maybe 20 minutes it is very likely that you will feel an uplift or sense of peace.  If your mind keeps chattering about all of the things you need to do, just say, “alright, it will all get done better in harmony” just relax for a minute.  Very likely then you will smell a sweet fragrance you hadn’t noticed:  a flower’s perfume that with your mind and thoughts racing you hadn’t noticed or smelled.  Then, maybe an insect, bird or butterfly will land near you.  This is my favorite part of noticing the subtle shift in my own energy, when it is calm and gentle and harmless enough to attract these little beings.  This is the framework or space in which you can receive the subtle energies of flowers.  As we are in this gentle space of communion with nature  we relax, let go of stress and breathe.  Since well-being and love is our core energy we allow our higher-self to give us inspiration on what course to take.  Our intuition is enhanced and inspiring thoughts begin to stream in.  Yes, all of this from breathing deeply,  andrelaxing into a garden or nature. Continue reading Why flower essences? Part III