==== ====Our flowers are better and fresher. Dont believe us? See for yourself. We always have deals othercannot afford to offer. We deliver anywhere in US and outside. Visit: www.212floral.comhttp://www.212floral.com/==== ====What are Bach Flower Essences?Pioneered by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s, a flower essence is a liquid preparation imprintedwith the etheric pattern of a particular flower. Like a homeopathic remedy, the liquid - usuallyspring water with a little brandy added for preservation - contains little or no detectable chemicalsubstance of the flower from which it was made. Instead, the liquid maintains the vibrationalpattern of the flower. Well, what does this mean, exactly?To understand flower essences (also called flower remedies), you can imagine that all things aremade up of vibrating energies - modern physics and eastern mystics both confirm this - that thereare no finite particles, but instead repeating, dynamic energy patterns. Material objects are madeup of huge amounts of energy really, as Einstein had shown with E=mc2, where the amount ofenergy (E) is equal to the mass (m) of an object times the speed of light (c - a very big number)squared. Now picture a beautiful red rose - bright, colorful, vibrant - the Rose has a particularenergetic pattern, one that is repeated in every other red Rose (though not exactly, but veryclose). There are energy frequencies that are particular to the red Rose that are different from allother flowers. The vibrations that make up a Rose are faster than many other flowers (Rose isconsidered a very high-vibration flower), and these vibrations are woven together in a particularway. Now imagine any other flower - a Geranium for example - its vibrational patterns are differentfrom the red Rose - slightly slower perhaps, and woven together in a different way. It is thesevibrational patterns of each flower that give them their particular characteristics - color, shape,smell, texture, and the like.Now, somewhat like a sound from one source can make a material across the room vibrate withsound energy (as your eardrum may vibrate from the plucking of a guitar), flowers can causewater to vibrate with a different sort of energy. Its not so much a sound, or even light (though thisis closer), but etheric energy - the very essence of the flower has a vibration that is imprintedupon the water in which it is placed. The water, being made up of vibrational energy itself, retainssome of the vibration of the flower that was soaked in it. This etheric imprint is stored in the water,and can actually be transferred from the water at a later time to other objects (or beings) alsomade of vibrational energy.So, what does all this mean to us?! Well, Dr. Edward Bach held the notion that the source illnessor disease was emotional in nature. And when one ponders what emotions really are, one canconclude that each emotion is a particular energetic state of being. All emotions seem to have aparticular energy - love, despair, anger, fear, appreciation - one can consider each of these adifferent energetic pattern. Dr. Bach considered negative energetic states, negative emotions, tobe the source of disease in the body, a theory supported by much of the worlds healers. Dr. Bach
also thought that these energetic states can be transformed, and that one of the transformationalmethods he discovered was the use of the vibrational patters of flowers - it was then that FlowerEssence Therapy was born.Through years of research and study, Dr. Bach developed a system of therapy using thevibrational patterns of flowers, imprinted into spring water, to transform the emotional vibrationalpatters of human beings. He showed through numerous case studies that flower essences,properly selected and applied, can be effective in treating the negative energies which underliemost disease states. Further, one need not have an illness or disease to realize the benefits offlower essences - flowers can be used to assist in transformation of any negative emotional state,be it temporary and transitive, or a more ingrained long-term pattern. (Flower essences do nottransform positive states into negative ones, as flowers are not thought to contain negativeenergies themselves).Dr. Bachs 12-7-19 Categorization MethodDr. Bach categorized the original 38 flower essences he discovered into 3 categories to assist intheir application. The categories are the 12 Healers which reflect and transform our essentialnature, the 7 Helpers to assist with chronic conditions, and the Second 19 that relate to moreimmediate traumas or difficulties. Here we will consider the Twelve Healers and describe theproperties of each essence. The Seven Helpers and the Second Nineteen will be considered inParts II and III of this article.The Twelve Healers were designated by Dr. Bach as the flower essences that help the individualtransform the source of discord at the very core of their being. These twelve essences are meantto address the twelve archetypal groups of humanity; the twelve primary personalities as Dr. Bachsaw them. Some have gone so far as to relate these to the twelve signs of the Zodiac (areasonable relationship it seems), though it is unclear as to whether this relationship was drawn byDr. Bach himself.These twelve essences are an excellent starting point for any journey into flower essence healing,as it is often times our root disharmony or karmic imbalance that is the source of much or perhapsall dis-ease in our lives.The Twelve Healers:Impatiens - As the name of the flower implies, this essence addresses a tendency towardimpatience; these individuals have difficulty with the flow of time. Their minds are often far aheadof the present moment, and with this they will deny themselves full immersion in the beauty aroundthem. The individual needing Impatiens may be truly lonely, always being ahead of those subtlehuman exchanges which bring the richness to our collective human experience. Many findImpatiens to be a relatively fast acting flower essence, feeling more at ease within minutes ofessence use.Gentian - Those in need of Gentian flower essence are too easily discouraged when setbacksoccur. They may live with an omnipresent feeling that things are not going well, and may doubt thepossibility of their own healing. Gentian can bring about a more positive outlook - perhaps with thefeeling that one is good enough. When things do not go exactly as planned, instead of being
overwhelmed and disheartened, one can see the lessons in the circumstance, perhapsrebounding with more wisdom and strength than before.Mimulus - This essence is the core remedy for known fears in everyday life. Those needing thisessence can be hypersensitive to common events which will elicit an out-of-proportion fearresponse. The fear may be found in the physical body centered in the solar plexus, which maychurn with anxiety. Mimulus flower essence helps bring courage to these individuals, bringing thestrength of the higher Self to the personality so that they may find joy and exuberance in theirlives.Clematis - The Clematis flower essence type is a dreamy one; there is insufficient interest in theimmediate moment of daily life. The individual may have a strong inner life - the abilities to dream,visualize and imagine are well developed, but the manifestation into the physical world is notstrong. Clematis can help bring a warmth to the bodily incarnation, such that the individual canchannel their great gifts into the here and now.Agrimony - The Agimony flower essence type tends to hide more deeply rooted pain or ailmentsbehind a cheerful façade, both inwardly and outwardly. They may make light of their ownsuffering, or try to ignore it all together, when really there are patterns and feelings which need tobe addressed for personal growth and healing. These individuals may have been raised in strictenvironments, which may not have allowed the expression of such troubles. Agrimony floweressence can help them find inner peace, by allowing the connection to true inner conditions,acceptance of these conditions, and subsequent transformation.Chicory - Filled with self-pity, and the nobody appreciates me attitude, the Chicory flower essencetype squanders their light by demanding it from others. A guise of seemingly loving behavior canbe used to manipulate others into feeding somewhat selfish needs. The Chicory essence isconsidered important for clearing loving energy pathways so they may be directed outward andgiven freely. May be particularly helpful with children who have a pattern of negative behavior fordemanding attention.Vervain - The lesson of Vervain flower essence is one of balance. The individual in need ofVervain may be extreme, over-bearing, and very strong - perhaps inflexible - in their ways. Thoughtheir energies are high, the single-minded efforts of the Vervain type can result in stress, whengiven situations where flexibility is required. This is where the mind-body connection can be lost;the mind can be so strongly committed to a particular action, it may no longer consider the long-term effects to the physical being. Vervain flower essence brings grounding and earthly balance,allowing these strong-willed individuals the flexibility necessary to manifest their great intentionsand efforts.Centaury - The flower essence for those who cannot say no. The Chicory essence type finds theirreason for being in the service and acceptance of others. The result is no true value of self, andthe spreading thin of personal energies. There is the recurrent theme of personal boundariesbeing overstepped, because the will to create and enforce those boundaries is weak. Chicoryflower essence strengthens the value of ones self, supporting the notion that ones life in and ofitself is of importance. The idea that one must truly be honoring and respectful to ones self first,before others can be served, is reinforced - It is then that personal healing can finally be initiatedas a powerful force.
Scleranthus - The personality in need of Scleranthus flower essence is marked by indecision,confusion and hesitation, often wavering between two choices. This inability to decide the bestcourse of actions for ones self can be physically and emotionally draining - this mental energy isused repeatedly examining a situation rather than manifesting the best choice. The world can be adifficult place for such individuals, as there are limitless possibilities in which to get lost, neverreally making headway. Scleranthus will help these individuals define themselves and their world,summoning the strength to form an inner resolve. This allows a great release of energy to behappy and manifest ones chosen work.Water Violet - This important flower essence is about the opening of the heart. Those in need ofthis essence may be functioning quite effectively in society and within their familial relationships,however, the deepest parts of these bonds are avoided. Whether due to childhood experiences,karma brought to this life from the past, or other situations, the individual has constructed a barrierpreventing full integration with the human family. The true warmth of love and companionshipshould be utilized to further ones growth - Water Violet flower essence supports thistransformation.Rock Rose - This is the flower essence for great fear. Unlike Mimulus, which is indicated more fora fear which manifests as being timid, Rock Rose addresses terror. It is often indicated intraumatic events (as a component of Rescue Remedy) or for specific instances where a reactionof overwhelming fear is inhibiting further growth or healing. If one has been diagnosed with a lifethreatening illness, for example, and one is overcome with the fear of death, this fear will inhibitany healing process that may take place. Rock Rose brings courage to those most in need.Cerato - Cerato flower essence types do not trust their own hearts, minds or instincts; instead theyseek the advice of others, and rely on this advice to direct their lives. This almost certainly createsan imbalance, for it is only by honestly listening to our own inner voice that we may walk the pathto true physical and emotional wellness. While seeking advice is certainly important in most oflifes circumstances, the Cerato type uses this advice as a crutch. Cerato flower essence willencourage one to listen to ones own inner wisdom and facilitate spiritual growth in this respect.This concludes the summary of the Twelve Healers - the flower essences Dr. Edward Bachconsidered key to transforming root personality imbalances. As a physician, Dr. Bach believed thatone or more of these imbalances was to be found associated with the illness of each patient, andthat if these imbalances were addressed, the conditions necessary for healing may successfullyarise. Of course one does not necessarily need to be outwardly manifesting a state of dis-ease tofind benefit in these flower essences; through bringing balance to any person, they may furthertheir personal development and heighten their lifes experience.In the next part of this article, we will look at the Seven Helpers - Flower essences Dr. Bachconsidered useful in chronic states of illness.Misty Rae Cech is a naturopath and yoga teacher residing in Boulder, Colorado. She is owner ofthe Ananda Apothecary, a dispensery of Essential Oils[http://www.http://www.anandaapothecary.com/essential-oils.html] and Bach Flower Essences
[http://www.http://www.anandaapothecary.com/bach-flower-essence-remedy.html]. Misty utilizesflower essence therapy with her clients, finding the essences a gentle yet effective way to givemomentum to the healing process.Article Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Misty_Cech==== ====Our flowers are better and fresher. Dont believe us? See for yourself. We always have deals othercannot afford to offer. We deliver anywhere in US and outside. Visit: www.212floral.comhttp://www.212floral.com/==== ====