Patricia A TaranPatricia A Taran, LMP, LMP, CAs, CHT

Flower Essences

Flower Essences

Flower Essences

Flower essences are subtle liquid extracts, generally taken in oral form, which are used to address profound issues of emotional well-Being, soul development and mind-body health. Thanks to Dr Edward Bach in the 1930’s, who developed precise applications for specific emotions and attitudes, flower essences have gained world wide professional recognition for their significant contribution to Holistic Health and Wellness programs.

Flower essences are generally prepared from a sun/moon infusion of either wildflowers or pristine garden blossoms in a bowl of water, which is further diluted and potentialized, and preserved with brandy. The memory of water holds the vibration of each flower or item placed in the water much like homeopathic remedies that are diluted down. My teacher, Minnie Hein of Lima Peru, made essences from ancient temples, trees and rocks as well. Sitting in the jungle for a day or two, until the essence was ready, was not an unusual practice for this highly dedicated innovator of Bio-Synergetix.

These essences work through various human energy fields, which in turn influence mental, emotional and physical well-Being. The action of flower essences can be compared to the effects we experience from hearing a particular moving piece of music, or seeing an inspirational work of art. The light or sound waves which reach our senses may evoke profound feelings in our soul, which indirectly affect our breathing, pulse rate, and other physical states. It may awaken an experience in our soul similar to that which arose within the soul of the creator of the musical or art form. This phenomenon is know as RESONANCE. We have all felt this many times in our life and it is such a deeply beautiful experience.

Working with flower essences requires a stretch in our thinking beyond the materialistic assumptions that “more is better.” Vibrational remedies illustrate the principle that “small is beautiful.”

Most of the information you have just read comes from the book Flower Essence Repertory by Patricia Kaminsky and Richard Katz, creators of the FES Flower Essences. I highly recommend this wonderful book if you would like to learn more.