AUSTRALIAN BUSH FLOWER ESSENCES
The Bush Essences are a system of healing that anyone can use for themselves or prescribe for others. Although Flower Remedies have been used by many cultures for thousands of years, the Australian Bush Flower Essences meet the great need for remedies that help people address the issues of the 21st century - sexuality, communication skills and spirituality to name but a few. The answer to this need (which has come from the Australian plants), has been developed and researched by Naturopath, Ian White, a fifth generation Australian herbalist.
Ian grew up in the Australian bush. As a young boy his grandmother, like her mother before her, specialised in using Australian plants and would often take him bush walking. From her deep understanding she would point out the many healing plants and flowers. He learned a profound respect for nature through her and went on to become a practitioner and a pioneer working with and researching the rare remedial qualities of Australian native plants.
At this time there is a tremendous new vitality in this country. This, combined with the inherent power of the land, is why the Australian Bush Flower Essences are unique. Practitioners and prescribers world wide are now incorporating the Australian Essences to form an integral part of their therapy.
Positive: revitalization, joy, renewal Negative: mental and emotional exhaustion, lack of joy, weight of responsibility
Positive: attaining spiritual truth/protection, access to gifts from past lifetimes, repairs whole energy field Negative: spiritual confusion. Interference with true spiritual connection, spiritual gullibility, looking for answers outside of self, spiritually "possessed" The Essence is for reaching one's own spiritual truth by cutting through any confusion or misinformation, helping one discern the level of truth in "channeled messages."
Represents the air element and allows one to hear, see and feel communication from the other side and be open to that guidance and communication. The work of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and other workers in this field all note how common and important it is for the one passing over to be aware that help and guidance are around, especially the presence of loved ones who have already died. It will ease the transition of the passing over from the physical plane to the spiritual world.
Negative: Loss of drive and enthusiasm. Positive: Enjoyment of and interest in life. This Essence addresses temporary loss of drive and enthusiasm due to burn out, disappointment, or frustration. It is for people who are normally very dynamic. It will pick them up out of the 'bog' they are in and get them back on solid ground and going again.
Negative: Resistance to change, rigidity, annoyance. Positive: Acceptance and open mindedness, embracing new concepts or ideas. It can even help when there is a person who is annoying you or whom you dislike. For example, a family of a different nationality may become neighbors and even though you may not be racist, you may have difficulty in accepting their different manners and customs. This remedy is also good for older people who are very set in their ways.
Negative: Sexual revulsion, loathing or disgust of an aspect of oneself. Positive: Sexual pleasure, enjoyment; acceptance of one's physical body. For feelings of shame, self-disgust and self-loathing. For those people who feel revolted and dirty about sex and feel unclean afterwards. It can also be for feelings of revulsion about other physical aspects such as acne, eczema, a large nose, etc.
Negative: Rushing, always on the go, impatience, always striving. Positive: Slowing down, ability to turn inward and be still, inner peace. This Essence enables to slow down, to reach that still center within and find calmness and inner guidance.
Negative: Cut off from feelings, fear of lack or greed. Positive: Opens the heart, joy, sharing. Emotion is there, but is held within. They are subconsciously afraid to express it for they fear their feelings of love, joy, etc., are finite or not renewable. They operate from a subconscious fear that there is just not enough and that if they let go of what they have, they will not survive. This fear can often be marked by a controlling, rrigid and forthright manner.
Positive: releases past negative actions within families—abuse, prejudice. Releases negative thought patterns, releases deep held emotion. Negative: taking on negative family thought patterns, repetition of past negative experiences. Boab clears negative emotional and mental family patterns that are passed on from generation to generation.
Negative: Obsessive thoughts, pining for recently ended relationships. Positive: Serenity, clarity of mind and thought. This is the Essence for resolving obsessions - thoughts, events, things or ideas which are stuck. It leads to clarity and focus. It combines wonderfully with Bottlebrush for dealing with an ended relationship, when there is pining for the other person. It also enhances focus for creative visualization.
Negative: For going through and being overwhelmed by major life changes. Positive: Bonding between mother and child, serenity, letting go. This Essence helps people move through major life changes and the over whelm that often goes with those changes, especially retirement, menopause, adolescence or death, etc. It 'brushes' out the past and allows the person to move on. An excellent remedy for pregnant women and new mothers who feel inadequate.
Negative: Inability to balance the logical and rational with the intuitive and creative, switched off, ignoring gut feelings. Positive: Allows one to integrate information, develops intuition. This Essence assists with problem solving and improves one's access to intuition - it helps a person to trust their own 'gut' feelings. It allows for balance between the logical/rational and the intuitive/creative, i.e., the integration between the male and female aspects.
Negative: Taking for granted, unaware of others, self-centeredness. Positive: Renews interest in others, improves communication, passion. For renewing passion and interest in relationships. It helps draw together those who are moving away from one another, busy in their own world (career, life, etc.). It is as if this Essence helps to turn the individual's head to reconnect to see what their partner is doing and feeling and to discover what is needed to bring them back together.
Negative: Fear of death, materialism, atheism, excessiveness. Positive: Spiritual insights, understanding beyond the material/physical. . It is an Essence to open people up to their spirituality and to access the doorway to their higher perceptions. It allows the trinity to flow into a person and is an excellent remedy to give someone who has just started meditation or 'conscious' spiritual growth. In the negative mode there will be materialism and/or atheism.
Negative: When experiencing a sense of lack, poor stewardship of one's possessions Positive: To help manifest one's desired outcome. Christmas is the time of year associated with the joy of giving and receiving, not only of love, but also from the realm of the material, too. This remedy assists one with mastery of the physical plane and with stewardship of one's possessions. It also helps one to manifest their desired outcomes and is extremely beneficial for anyone experiencing a sense of lack.
Negative: Worrying, out of balance, feeling "not quite right." Positive: Balances and centers the individual. An excellent Essence for people not sure of what it is they are feeling. It is great for worry and distress. It is for those who always have something to worry about without having specific fears. Five in numerology relates to the emotional center and the integration of emotions.
Negative: Resentment, bitterness towards close family, friends, lovers. Positive: Forgiveness, open expression of feelings. For people who feel resentment and bitterness and hold grudges against those with whom they have been very close, e.g., family members and old lovers. This resentment is often not openly displayed.
Positive: emotional balance, calmness, sanity in times of turmoil. Negative: fear of loss of control, physical pain with no apparent cause. It is taken when a person has a fear of losing control, when the emotions they are feeling within themselves or immediately around them are just so intense there is a sense of losing total control. On a higher level, it helps to teach the necessity of gaining control over the emotions so that emotional intensity will not distort one's natural energies.
Negative: Fearful, shy, insecure, apprehensive of others, niggling fears. Positive: Confidence, courage, belief in self. The striking feature of Dog Rose is that the flowers hang down and appear to have dropped and rounded shoulders, like a defeated person. Dog Rose is the Essence for treating fears, niggling little fears, not terror. Overcoming fear allows an increase in the flow of the vital force, quality of life, courage and self-esteem. It is also for shy, insecure, timid, nervous people.
Negative: Low self-esteem, dislike of self, held-in personality. Positive: Love and acceptance of self, celebration of own beauty. Five Corners corresponds with the anatomical position of arms and legs spread with the fifth point being the head. This Essence allows the life force to flow through to these five centers. When this happens a person feels good and strong in themselves. They feel their own love and beauty. The Essence resolves low self-esteem, lack of confidence.
Negative: Dislike of being touched, lack of sensitivity—especially in males. Positive: Gentleness, sensitivity in touching, joy, trust, sensuality. This Essence is for people who are uncomfortable with physical contact and touching. They often have difficulty in maintaining their personal boundaries. It helps one trust and express, especially verbally, their inner feelings. It brings enjoyment to physical expression for both males and females.
Negative: Heart closed due to prejudices that have been taught, not personally experienced. Positive: Humility, appreciation of beauty in others, releases and heals mental prejudice. Opens the heart. This Essence has the potential to allow us to fully experience and be open on both a mental and heart level to new perceptual shifts and all the changes occurring at this time.
Negative: Distress, damage to aura, drained by others/situations. Positive: Removes effects of past or present distress, psychic protection. For treating damage to the aura where there has been shock, grief, or distress, e.g., from abuse or assault. This remedy maintains psychic protection, especially for those working in psychic areas.
Positive: attunement, ability to guard information, release of terrors & phobias. Negative: nightmares, needing acceptance, phobias. . It is for people who are teaching spiritual matters and understandings, helping them to impart that knowledge. It helps us to know when to share about our spiritual experiences, ideas before they are manifested and incomplete projects and when to remain silent to let the energy build. It can release nightmares, terror and phobias stemming from past lives.
The Green Essence is made from the stems and leaves of traditional fresh green herbs using the method we use to make flower essences. It is used to clean the system of yeast, mold and parasites. Green is also for people with allergies to mold and who have fungal infections, like toenail fungus.
Negative: Terror, panic. Positive: Faith and courage. This is an Essence to deal with extreme terror, especially terror experienced in life-threatening situations or psychic attack. It deals with panic and nightmares. The Essence will restore faith and trust. Interestingly enough every time I picked this flower to make the Essence I came across a spider. There is a theory that spiders are an archetypal image for primordial fear.
Positive: humility, awareness and appreciation of others. Negative: pride, dominating personality, status seekers. The Essence is for reaching up to the energy of arrogance and transforming it to achieve great heights. It gives strength to those who are ahead of their peers and helps them to stay at the top. Gymea Lily is also very beneficial for people whose personalities are very intense or extrovert, or those who are dominating, demanding, and very charismatic, who usually get their way.
Negative: Fanaticism - self-improvement/ discipline/knowledge. Positive: Acceptance of self and own innate knowledge. For people who are strict and regimented or even fanatical with themselves or for those who use their knowledge to gain an upper hand. They constantly devour information and philosophies purely to make themselves better people but often without truly integrating it. In the positive mode these people will be accepting of themselves and their own innate knowledge and experiences.
Negative: Sense of rejection, being left out, and fear of responsibility. Positive: Self-approval, self-reliance, confidence, inner strength. For those who suffer from a great sense of rejection, or who feel 'left out'. This rejection is deeply felt and is very agonizing for the person. The Essence is also for self-rejection, or for a person feeling apprehensive about a new experience, e.g., parenthood, or where there is a fear of responsibility. It will help a person take that first step.
Negative: Unable to learn from past experience, controlling personality. Positive: Able to learn from past experiences, remember the past. For those who live very much in their heads. They are dominated by their intellect and there is often a separation between their heart and head. It connects the heart and the head. It especially benefits those people who control through stubbornness. It also enables the retrieval of long-forgotten skills and information.
Negative: Scattered, changeable, dithering, aimless, rushing. Positive: Decisiveness, clear mindedness, quick thinking. An Essence for people who dither, never completing things because they are constantly changing them. There is a fine distinction between Sundew and Jacaranda. Sundew deals with dreamers (the 'space cadet'), whilst Jacaranda is for those who dither, are 'all over the place' and are always changing their mind.
Negative: Socially immature, clumsy, gauche, insensitive to others needs. Positive: Relaxed, sensitivity, savories faire, enjoyment of people. This Essence is for people who are 'green' and socially inept. They do not know how to properly interact with other people. They can be very insensitive because they are so focused on themselves that they miss the cues and needs of other people around them. They can be very self-centered.
Negative: Easily discouraged, resignation, apathy. Positive: Persistence, willingness to "give it a go," application. . It is for people who have a tendency to give up very easily, who are easily discouraged. It can also give people an overview of a plan or situation and then allow them to work it through sequentially and be able to bring it to fruition.
Used to assist in helping the individual's spirit to let go of the body after death. It brings home to the spirit the understanding of the need to leave the planet and go through to the Light. Specifically for those suffering from a terminal illness as it helps them to come to terms with their illness.
Negative: Denial of the "child" in the personality, seriousness. Positive: Playfulness, joy, ability to have fun. It deals with the child aspect in us all. It addresses the expression of playfulness, being carefree and spontaneous joy. It is for people who regard life as a very somber and serious experience. It is also for children who tend to grow up much too quickly, who take on the troubles of the world and get old before their time. It helps children get in contact with their spirit guides.
Negative: Personally drained. Tired, exhausted, burnt-out, low immunity. Positive: Renews enthusiasm. Strong affinity to the adrenal glands, bringing about energy, strength, vitality. This Essence brings about renewed enthusiasm, endurance, and inner strength.
Positive: calmness, ability to move on, readiness for initiation. Negative: spiritual trial & tribulation, despair, overwhelm, perturbation, confusion. Is for the spiritual trials that one goes through just prior to initiation, when one feels they are being tested, often to their limits. At this time there is usually a great deal of confusion, and there can even be a sense of being in a void. It helps one cope with the dross being burnt off before emerging at a new spiritual level.
Negative: Neediness, disempowerment; addictive personality. Positive: Strengthening one's will; self-empowerment. Help one find their inner strength, which then enables them to reach out. It addresses the negative conditions of disempowerment; of being overly needy; of feeling not strong enough; of feeling unable to do things alone; of always needing the strength and support of others; of feeling choked or stifled in situations or relationships and feeling unable to leave.
Negative: Hatred, anger, jealousy, holding of grudges, suspicious. Positive: Unconditional love, forgiveness, happiness. This Essence helps one deal with feelings of hatred, anger, jealousy and the major blocks to expressing love. It is for people who tend to be suspicious of others. Mountain Devil helps to develop unconditional love and acceptance. It helps one express anger in a healthy way and so develop sound boundaries. This may open the way to forgiveness.
Negative: Distress/trauma associated with exposure to fire, heat, and sun. Positive: Reduces the negative effects of fire and the sun's rays. This Essence reduces the negative effects of fire and the sun's rays. It is for those with a fear of fire or flames (often from a past life). If this fear is unconscious it will often manifest in a lack of vitality, as if they wish to fade away.
Negative: Low in energy, sluggishness, and disheartened, weary, low thyroid activity. Positive: Ability to cope with whatever life brings. Energy, enthusiasm, enjoyment of and interest in life.
Negative: Overwhelm, burdened by decision. Positive: Focus and clarity. For the assimilation and integration of new ideas and information, especially where there is a tendency to feel overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of that information. . This Essence should be used when one is unable to solve a problem. It will activate the Higher Self, where we have the answer to all our problems. It will ease the burden of problems as it activates the intuitive processes to provide solutions.
Negative: Mood swings, lack of commitment, fear of getting old. Positive: Balance, responsibility for own health. It can also be used for people who get enthusiastic and then, for no apparent reason, lose that enthusiasm. It is for those who do not 'follow through' on their goals and convictions. Once the challenge goes they become bored and lose interest. It will help develop stability, consistency, drive, and commitment.
Negative: Excessive generosity, inability to accept acknowledgment. Positive: Ability to accept praise, acknowledgment, and love. This Essence allows people to accept acknowledgment for their achievements and to 'let in' love. They are often good listeners and generous, giving people. It allows shy people to speak of their plans and success.
Negative Condition: Unhappy, Taking for granted, Unmindful, Feeling and seeing life to be dull, flat and lack lustre, Easily annoyed, Unthankful. Positive Outcome: Gratefulness, Being appreciative, Open hearted, Joie de vivre, Lightness of being, Heart intelligence. This flower is all about heart energy. It allows one to be in a state of gratitude for all aspects of their life and for what they are experiencing around them.
Positive: overcoming obstacles, opening up, forgiveness. Negative: deep hurt, guarded/isolated, feeling blocked.
Negative: Feeling stuck, affected by criticism, reliant on others. Positive: Strength to leave unpleasant situations, boldness. This Essence is for people who feel stuck. It acts as a catalyst for those who know what they want to achieve but do not know how to go about it. It is for people who are too reliant on others. It promotes independence and boldness. This Essence is extremely effective though the changes may not be as anticipated.
Negative: Rebelliousness, selfish, problems with authority. Positive: Helps father/child bonding, sensitivity, respect. It helps men to be aware to allocate quality family time. Making this Essence required not only sunlight but also moonlight, thereby adding the feminine principle so as to allow bonding. It is also for unresolved father issues, which can manifest as a recurrent, lifelong rebellious attitude to authority figures - police, headmasters, bosses, etc.
Negative: Vagueness, indecisiveness, daydreaming. Positive: Grounded, focused, and living in the present. Red Lily is the same flower as the Sacred Lotus in the Buddhist tradition. It is for spirituality and connection to God in a grounded and centered way. It is for feeling scattered, not whole, vague and split.
Positive: feeling nurtured, equanimity, calmness. Negative: turmoil, emotional upheaval, sadness. This Essence addresses the great emotional intensity, difficulty, and hardship that people can go through when a relationship is ending, close to ending or going through a very "rocky" period. It can also be taken for the enormous initial pain and sadness of the loss of a loved one.