“It’s not working!”
This is a phrase I hear often from clients and course participants – especially when they are new to taking flower essences. I understand! Often a flower or tree or nature being speaks to our hearts so deeply, we just KNOW they are going to help us. However, HOW they help us is the part I am wishing to explore with you today.
If you have found yourself feeling disappointed, as if the essence(s) chosen by you or with your practitioner are not “working”, you are not alone. I have said this myself! It’s normal. We’re humans.
What many people don’t know though is WHY this might be happening. When you understand the WHY and the HOW, you will feel a whole lot better.
As someone who has taken essences for over 30 years myself, and as creator and facilitator of the Essentially Flowers Diploma and Transformational Journey in Flower Essences for almost a decade now, I am very used to hearing the misunderstanding and misconceptions of how essences work. So, let’s clear this up and talk about 3 reasons your flower essences may not be working.
We are so used to expecting a “quick fix” solution (yes even with natural remedies!) , but the thing is, this is not how nature works. When you take an essence, you set in motion change in your life and within yourself. The nature kingdom is a wonderful teacher of change; she changes effortlessly from season to season. In each season she is just as beautiful but very different. As humans we are often uncomfortable with change. We want to feel better but we don’t want to change. Trust me I’ve been there personally many times, but essences and nature have guided me safely through.
Two Change takes time.
Flower essences work with our emotions and belief systems from the inside out. Taking an essence with intent is like planting a seed. Essences are known as a gentle modality as they work from deep inside you. As your inner beliefs and feelings begin to let go and free themselves, your external situation will begin to reflect the inner transformation. Sometimes that might look like feeling “better”, or getting a new job or having more energy AND sometimes it might mean relationships, old securities and inner patterns falling apart. No matter who we are, this is uncomfortable. It is at this point you might be tempted to say “it’s not working” but if you stop and allow the seed that you planted to grow, you will find that you are always looked after and that what comes next will be for the betterment of your soul.z
Three – There are many, many different ranges of essences.
Many of us begin with the Bach range. I LOVE the Bach range – I use them frequently myself and teach about them in our Diploma and Transformational Journey in Flower Essences.
However, learning about other ranges from around the world was a huge game changer for me and now I use essences from multiple ranges. In general, flowers in the UK tend to be small and subtle in their use, whereas flowers in Australia can be HUGE and much more flamboyant in their message. They will be “felt” in very different ways to their more subtle sisters. There is ALWAYS a resonant match with nature for how you feel. You just need to know how to find it.
We are all different. I may feel very comfortable with a certain range, and you may prefer the energies of another. And at different times of your life you may respond differently to certain ranges. So if you have mostly used only one range and it did not resonate with what happened, it could simply be it was not the most aligned range for you. Knowing which range is best for you is not easy in the beginning stages of your essence journey. Learning to work with multiple ranges is just one aspect of what we teach in our Diploma and Transformational Journey in Flower Essences.
A helpful rule of thumb is to do your best to “meet” the flower, or tree, or nature being and allow her colour and shape to speak to your heart.
PS If you’re looking for a traditional results driven business coach that’s certainly not me and it wouldn’t bring either of us joy. If on the other hand you have big dreams, love nature and the sacred, know your work is important and needed now….and would love to be guided by a healer who has built her business that is of service and makes money, I’d be happy to have a chat.