Pet Loss Grief Support Animals in our Hearts  Animal Communication Teresa Wagner
  • The gift of flowers does not end with beauty and fragrance,
    but continues with their profound ability
    to facilitate healing of the heart and soul ~

Flower Essences for Animals and People

How to Use Flower Essences for Yourself

Selecting Essences: What Do I Really Want Help With?

When seeking selection of flower essences for yourself you may want to spend time journaling, meditating or connecting with your spiritual guides to help you become as crystal clear as possible about what is in need of flower essence support. Consider the following questions:

  • What is the story of my pain or issue?
  • What are the facts about the discomfort/disharmony I want to balance? What hurts? For how long? What do I notice? Are there any ways I act or respond that are counterproductive or destructive?
  • What are the full range of feelings I have or have had regarding this issue/concern? What's the point of pain behind the issue? What hurts the most? What feelings consistently return?
  • What is the origin of this pain?
    • What, if any, are my memories of similar pain even if in very different contexts?
    • What beliefs have I created from these experiences and how do they impact me today?
  • In reflecting upon all of the above, what is the deepest level root cause energy of my issue that I know?

Asking such questions of ourselves with great loving kindness, nonjudgment and compassion increases intimacy with our own soul's wisdom. It is such intimacy, such self awareness, which is the stimulant if not the prerequisite for deep healing. Taking flower essences—or any other substance, or partaking in any healing process— without such awareness does not create healing. It merely numbs the pain of symptoms. Sometimes, of course, conscious symptom relief can help us build stability needed for further self understanding and deeper healing. But a steady diet of any healing substances or processes to merely numb pain takes us further from living in contentment from the wisdom of our own soul. Attempts toward healing without self awareness are often futile. The process of selecting flower essences, especially if on-going, is an experience of self awareness which in itself begins our intention of healing before we even begin to take the flower drops.

When we first hear about flower essences, we may feel the impulse to rush out and try as many as possible as soon as possible. But then, they would become only another thing we grasp for in our consumer-driven society. If we want to use flower essences truly wisely, we need to stop and reflect upon important questions.

~Patricia Kaminski