Since 2020, traumatic experiences have been nearly impossible to avoid.
From a global pandemic to social injustice to environmental catastrophes and economic crises- we've been forced to face these issues, and these events have triggered unresolved personal and ancestral traumas in many of us.
Unfortunately, traditional western medicine typically only treats the mental and physical manifestations of acute stress, disease, physical trauma, rarely acknowledging such needed emotional and energetic healing aspects.
I want to bring your attention to a not-so-well-known field of flower essence therapy.
Flower essences are subtle liquid extracts that address profound emotional wellbeing, soul development, and mind-body health. They can stimulate deep levels of awareness and life-altering changes. They are much more than a replacement for pharmaceutical drugs or other natural herbal medicines. Flower essences imply a different healing approach that includes the body, the soul, and the psyche - the totality of the human mind, including conscious AND unconscious.
Our ancestors were profoundly connected with nature and felt like a part of it. It may surprise you, but the history of flower essences can be traced back to more than 3000 years, with many cultures using them to treat emotional health and wellbeing.
The earliest written European records of flower essence usage date back to Abbess Hildegard von Bingen as early as the twelfth century and Paracelsus, the famous Swiss medical professor, alchemist, and herbalist in the sixteenth century. They collected the dew from flowers to treat his patients' emotional imbalances. Flower essences have also been widely used in Asia, India, South America, and Australia by the Aborigines for many centuries. Australian Aborigines would obtain the beneficial effects of a flower essence by eating the whole flower.
During the nineteenth century, attitudes towards health and healing changed as the body was predominately seen as a machine that needed fixing. The emotional and spiritual aspects of wellbeing were cast aside. And the healing properties of flower essences were primarily lost during the last few centuries, especially in the Western world.
Like homeopathic remedies, flower essences are vibrational remedies that are the primary treatment for traditional Chinese medicine known as 'Shen' or 'Spirit.' They provide a language that helps us understand our inner world and how we respond to life's situations.
They affect us not through direct bio-chemical interaction within the body's physiology but through the human energy fields, which influence mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. Each flower has a specific frequency and holds information within that helps us realize our true nature and help shift out of self-limiting, self-destructive patterns and behaviors, supporting our emotional attitudes and perceptions.
The skillful use of flower essences goes beyond the Western medicine symptom-remedy approach. On the contrary, it includes a potential for deep emotional healing, soul transformation, and revealing your real full potential through a comprehensive, holistic program developed specifically for each individual.
For the emotional healing, flower essences are capable of:
Stimulation of emotional self-awareness.
Creation of emotional stability - the ability to find one's emotional center and release stressful emotions.
Restoration of childhood memories.
Assistance with healing core dysfunctions or traumatic wounds stemming from childhood, family system, ethnic heritage, or community.
Bringing awareness of belief systems and attitudes that exist in the unconscious and are culturally transmitted.
Stimulation of the psychic capacities of the soul, instilling genuine love, sensitivity, and compassion.
Origin of modern Flower Essence Therapy
In 1928, Dr. Edward Bach discovered that the vibrational frequencies of various flowers mimicked the vibrational frequencies found in individuals experiencing fear, terror, worry, indecision, uncertainty, indifference, apathy, doubt, discouragement, over enthusiasm, pride or aloofness. He placed the flower petals into spring water, allowing the energy of the sun to transfer the reverse polarity of the vibrations into the water. By ingesting the water the flowers had been soaked in, the clients experienced a change in perception of the situations that they used to negatively react to. This change in perception resulted in positive emotional responses to situations which resulted in positive physical healing.
How Maitri Verde Flower Essences Work?
Maitri Verde flower essences are made from native flowers of Costa Rica, Northern and South California and are used to help clear any emotional and spiritual blocks you may have. Physical dis-ease or illness is a sign of our subtle bodies being out of balance. This imbalance first occurs on the emotional or spiritual level and if it is not addressed, it will show up in your physical body. Our flower essences are a vibrational medicine which work on an emotional level, harmonising negative feelings and belief patterns, held in the subconscious mind which promote healing and restore wellbeing by dissolving and releasing negative emotions and thoughts, and flooding our being with positive feelings such as love, joy, compassion and courage. When flower essences are ingested or absorbed through the skin, they are initially assimilated into the bloodstream. They then settle midway between the circulatory and nervous systems. From there they move directly to the meridians of our body, which are the vital mechanisms of interface between the subtle bodies and the physical body. Flower essences clean the aura and subtle bodies so that imbalances will stop bringing about ill health. This cleansing occurs simultaneously, but the results can take longer to show themselves. This process is similar to the way radio waves strike a quartz crystal in a radio so that the crystal resonates with the high frequencies, absorbing them and transforming them into audio frequencies which can be heard by the human ear. Flower Essences address and resolve the cause of a problem, rather than merely treating the symptoms. They are as effective when taken by children and animals as they are for adults.
Are Maitri Verde's Flower Essences Safe to Take?
Our flower essences are completely natural. They are perfectly safe, free from side effects and are self adjusting to the needs of the individual taking them. Occasionally the symptoms for which the person is taking the remedy can become more intense for a day or two. This is part of the healing process and in fact is called a ‘healing crisis.’ It is not a bad sign as it is indicative of the healing that will soon follow. In a ‘healing crisis’ it is recommended that an individual either stops the remedy for a day or two or alternatively takes the remedy more frequently – four or five times a day. French cognac is added to Maitri Verde flower essences as a preservative agent, although the alcohol content in a dose is almost infinitesimal. Can I Take Flower Essences When I Am Currently Using Other Medications?
Absolutely. The Maitri Verde flower essences can be taken whilst under treatment with natural and/or pharmaceutical medications with no negative effects whatsoever. There is no healing modality that is compromised by combining it with flower essences. What If I Selected And Took The Wrong Flower Essence?
The subtle energies of the essences will address current and presenting issues only so there is no danger of taking the wrong essence. The remedies are self adjusting and without side effects. If you did not need the benefit of the remedy then nothing would happen, it simply would not work. When Would I Expect to Notice Results?
We are all unique individuals, so it is difficult to predict how long it will take before you notice results. Normally however, it is recommended to take a remedy for four weeks when addressing emotional or physical imbalances. If at the end of this time the desired result has not been achieved then it is suggested that you repeat the remedy for a similar length of time. Maitri Verde's flower essences, can at times, be very subtle and gentle as they work towards creating emotional and spiritual harmony and the changes can occur so easily and effortlessly that we are not aware of the healing shifts until sometime later. Then at other times, the changes are profound and instantaneous.
Dr. Bach, father of the modern-day flower essence therapy, stated that it takes one month of taking a flower essence for each year of experiencing trauma, addiction, or a particular issue. You can do your calculations, and estimate how long you may need to take the essence if you work on the issue that stemmed from your childhood.