Flower and Vibrational Remedies - what can they do for you?
Flower & Vibrational Remedies
What can they do for you?
Although plants and herbs have been used for millennia as medicines for physical ailments, it is well known that they also have properties which can heal emotional and mental disturbances and dis-ease. And plants are not the only vital energies that can be utilised; minerals and crystals also be the basis of remedies, as can intentional thought. These remedies involve a very subtle form of energy healing, and come from the very essence or vibration of the plant or other base –there are no active ingredients as found in herbal products or in allopathic medicine, it contains no chemical ingredient that can be ‘proved’ by science – it is the very life force contained in the substance.
These vibrational essences are usually contained in a liquid, almost always water, with an alcoholic preservative like brandy added. Essences are not the same as the essential oils that are used in aromatherapy – they have neither perfume nor flavour. They contain only the energetic properties of their original mother substance.
In current times, the English physician Dr. Edward Bach has been the best-known essence maker of the modern world. Born in 1886 in Birmingham, he completed his university studies in 1912 and became a consultant pathologist, bacteriologist and homeopath. After a health crisis in 1917, when doctors gave him three months to live, he threw himself into his work researching and testing his flower remedies on himself and others. As the months went by, he found himself growing stronger which instilled in him the belief that mental states have a direct and powerful effect on physical health. After studying homeopathy in depth, he abandoned his lucrative Harley Street practice and devoted himself to his ‘new’ system of medicine – the Bach Flower Remedies. Over the next five years he developed the series of 38 remedies and, a year later, he died after concluding this life’s work.
Dr Bach devised a system of seven major emotional groups into which people could be classified. These are:
Insufficient interest in present circumstances
Over-care for the welfare of others
Over-sensitivity to influences and ideas
Despondency or despair
38 negative states of mind are categorised into these groups and a plant-based remedy was created to treat each of these emotional states.
It is now believed that Dr Bach probably resurrected the old formulas used as far back as Paracelsus’ times (15th century). We know that Aboriginals have used them for centuries. Flowers in honey have also been found in the ancient tombs of Egypt.
Since Dr Bach however, many others all over the world have produced vibrational remedies with delightful results, and dealing with issues that become more relevant in the modern age. They have been produced not only from plant flowers, but trees, roots, minerals, animals, place and healing energies - the sky appears to be the limit. Even the much maligned Japanese Knotweed has been used to make a remedy for helping promote group awareness and experience! We now know from Dr Masaru Emoto’s ground breaking work that water can hold and preserve the intent or message imprinted into it. This is the vibration contained in these remedies or essences.
Thankfully, there is now a myriad energy healing systems being used all over the world. These include Reiki, Chios, Quantum-Touch, my own Crystalistix Energy Healing and a host of others too many to mention. They all work on the premise that physical ill health is the outer manifestation of inner subtle life-energy imbalance, and utilise life force balancing skills to redress this disruption. When life energy is flowing smoothly and suffusing the whole body with its nourishment, the physical symptoms that trouble us usually melt away and are healed, as there is now no need for them to alert us to issues that must be addressed.* All dis-ease corresponds to an underlying emotional / mental negativity that has been allowed to penetrate the physical body through the "hole" in our protective energy system. A skilled energy healer can use many methods of detecting where such imbalance lies, and will enlist the help of many tools, including vibrational essences.
For the sceptics amongst you – I recommend you try it!
* 'Healing' does not necessarily mean 'cure'. Healing is the process which has the intent of returning you to whole-ness, which is your natural state of being. Healing takes place at a very deep level and may happen somewhere - in mind, body or spirit - often far away from where the physical symptom manifests. At the end of the day, we all heal ourselves - it comes from within, not without. A healer’s job is to enable you to promote your own self healing, as far as nature will allow. There are some conditions that subconsciously are not ready to be healed - for whatever reason. Occasionally the fear of being whole after a long period of illness can be daunting, and one must be ready to take that step and adjust thinking & emotions accordingly. Those who need to be healed but are not ready, because changing appears to them to be a more difficult task than not changing (for various reasons), are often not prescribed vibrational remedies until they realise that change is inevitable. The same applies to those for whom a (usually chronic) problem has turned into a 'dear friend' and who so rely on it to attract attention or caring response from others that, although they may air their tribulation often, they are not really interested in finding a solution.
Most people who are receptive to the idea of vibrational essences really want to improve their lives, and will benefit greatly from them.
Be brave - wellness is always a better option than dis-ease!
About the Author: Helen Thompson is a therapist & facilitator based in Coventry in the UK.
Tel: 02476 270367