It seems to be a time of preparation, change and transition. Many people i have heard from lately seem to be going through a tough patch. I think that we intuively feel there is more to this than things just getting worse. so we have every reason to feel hope that its only part of a positive change in the long run. Have you noticed yourself feeling this too? Of course it can often happen at the end of a year, or in preparing for Christmas, but this year it seems more intense somehow. Perhaps this renewed hope for revolutionary type change was outwardly represented to us by all the energy generated from Obama's campaign and subsequent election. Then it has only proceeded to increase. Spreading out into individuals and their own lives,not just about America but beyond any boundaries,into everyone as a whole. Re-igniting hope that we had within our own lives. Like a flower opening up -HOPE- has blossomed out and touched us all this year i think.
So here we are, all are hoping for better times to come next year, and in that hope we are all connected. Melissa did a beautiful post on Hope the other day, did you see it too? i think thats why its been on my mind to write abou it. Seeing her words in type, brought home to me that we are all in this together.Though we may particularly during testing times feel more alone than ever, infact we are all connected by the similarities of our transformations,feelings,hopes and aspirations. If we keep them alive we are doing so not just for ourselves but for the collective. I think we could all tap into this feeling on the day Obama was elected,it was as if everyone was feeling the same type of hope at the same time.There was a vibration of HOPE in the air!
When i need a renewal of hope or a little upliftment
At times when i feel in need of some support and need my Hopeful feelings increased! i turn to flower essences. Everything upon Earth has a vibration. You feel it when your around people sometimes, you know, when you become aware that there are some people who can bring you up, while there are others that can bring you down,even make you feel exhausted in a way.
Flowers do this too,and are completely positive.Each varies in the way they can help your energy come back into balance. Essences capture the flower's vibration and work like a tunning fork when you take them and then your own body picks up on the vibration and tunes in with it,like a song,it can then continue that harmony itself. By which time you can stop the essence and its positive effect holds.This is how Rose at Light heart (thats her products in the pic above) puts it on her beautiful website...
Flower essences are like bottled spiritual healing. They inspire us to love and understand ourselves and others, to value what is real, and to develop our full potential. Through the action of light and the intention and care of the essence maker, the energetic resonances of flowers, plants, trees, crystals and light, are instilled in spring water and then preserved with brandy.
Its wonderful way to be able to help yourself with stressful times and with no side effects is perfect for children or those recovering from illness. This list is from star essences and highlights what they can help with...
- Enhance and balance mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health.
- Assist in increasing intuition.
- Strengthen coping abilities.
- Assist in navigating life changes and transformation.
- Accelerate any healing process.
- Help you to feel more alive and in touch with your values, creativity, goals and your dreams!
Dr Edward Bach's flower essences were the first to be developed and documented. That was way back in the 1920's in England, though Native people around the world will have used similar tinctures within their own culture for centuries too. Now at the Bachshop you can fill in a short list of questions about how you feel, and your outlook on life, and the computer then generates a mix bottle of around 7 different flowers. They then make it up for you to take. This is a much more cost effective way of using them, as it saves having to buy them all individually. You also recieve the descriptions about each essence,their qualities, attributes, and what they are of help with.
indigo essences which are designed for children who are especially sensitive or have difficulties such as ADHD.
There are many more around the world. In the Uk you can buy a vast array from The flower Essence Repertoire in Scotland they can supply leaflets and pricing by phone (01 538 505 385)
best wishes for the weekend,love hope and happiness,Kathryn