FESS FLOWERS

Patricia and Richard are authors of numerous articles and books about flower essences, including the best-selling Flower Essence Repertory, now in its fifth edition and translated into six different languages around the world. Richard and Patricia have traveled extensively, giving seminars throughout the world on flower essence therapy. They also manage Flower Essence Services, which produces flower essences and herbal products at Terra Flora, their 27-acre USDA Certified Organic and Biodynamic gardens and wildlife sanctuary in the northern Sierra foothills of Nevada City, California. 

Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera flower remedy is needed when the individual has over extended their energy and the immune system is low. These individuals may have lots of energy but often times overdo it, resulting in exhaustion. Aloe Vera flower essence harmonizes body and soul by balancing the stress of life. The 'flowing' qualities of renewal and rejuvenation may then be restored. When the energy is restored, a fiery enthusiasm returns to revitalize creativity within the soul.

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Alpine Lily
Alpine Lily

Alpine Lily flower essence promotes acceptance of one's femininity. It helps individuals become more deeply grounded. It enriches the experience of the spirit while being housed in a female body.

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Alpine Aster
Alpine Aster

Helps us connect with our inner haven, the place of our hidden Self where we have complete privacy and space to dream, grow, renew ourselves; enables us to contact our inner dreaming / spiritual blueprint.

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Angels Trumpet
Angels Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet flower essence is used especially for the soul’s capacity to experience death, or any profound transformation, in a way which is conscious and free. A key word in understanding Angel’s Trumpet is surrender – for situations when it is no longer appropriate to fight death, or for ego surrender, when the soul can experience these processes as joyous transition rather than as fearsome ordeals. Facilitates profound soul opening.

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Angelica
Angelica

Positive Qualities: Feeling protection and guidance from spiritual beings, especially at threshold experiences such as birth and death Patterns of Imbalance: Feeling cut off, bereft of spiritual guidance and protection

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Arnica
Arnica

When Balanced: Conscious embodiment, despite emergency or stress; recovery from deep-seated strain, post-trauma, or scarring When Imbalanced: Disconnection of Higher Self from body during shock or trauma; disassociation, unconsciousness, dysfunction or latent illness deriving from past trauma

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Almond
Almond

When Balance: Calmness of the mind; synchronicity of body/mind/spirit; sense of well-being and order; to avoid "burning the candle at both ends"; balance; moderation; wholesome sexuality; for being a sensitive partner in an intimate relationship. When Imbalance: Over-indulgence in food or other substances/activities; immoderation, causing minor to serious damage to body, mind, or nerves; sexual excess in thought or action; making wrong choices from the power of past habits.

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Baby Blue Eyes
Baby Blue Eyes

When Balanced: Childlike innocence and trust; feeling at home in the world, at ease with oneself, supported and loved; connected with the spiritual world. When Imbalanced: Defensiveness, insecurity, mistrust of others; estrangement from the spiritual world; lack of support from the father in childhood.

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Basil
Basil

When Balanced: Integration of sexuality and spirituality into a sacred wholeness When Imbalanced: Polarization of sexuality and spirituality, typically leading to clandestine behavior, bifurcated relationships or sexual addiction.

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Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh

Positive qualities: Courage to confront rather than retreat from abusive or threatening relationships or situations; clear and contained psychic forces Patterns of imbalance: Enmeshed in a relationship or lifestyle that is abusive, addictive or violent; dark, brooding emotions, congested or toxic psychic forces.

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Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan

Positive qualities: Awake consciousness capable of acknowledging all aspects of the Self; penetrating insight and self-aware behavior Patterns of imbalance: Avoidance or repression of traumatic or shadow aspects of the personality, addictive or hypnotic behavior due to loss of consciousness.

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Blackberry
Blackberry

When Balance: Competent manifestation in the world; clearly directed forces of will, intentional and decisive action When Imbalance: Inability to translate goals and ideals into concrete action or viable activities; procrastination.

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Blazing Star
Blazing Star

When Balance: Radiant and inwardly vital will forces; masculine soul forces developed from an inner foundation of nurturing life forces; alchemical union of feminine water and masculine fire soul elements When Imbalance: Predominance of water element in the body and emotions causing paralysis of the will; inability to catalyze soul fire; bifurcation of soul toward either a strong but rigid will or flowing but weak feeling state.

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Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart

When Balance: Ability to love others unconditionally, with an open heart; emotional freedom When Imbalance: Entangled in relationships based on fear, possessiveness or neediness; emotional co-dependence.

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Borage
Borage

When Balance: Ebullient heart forces, buoyant courage and optimism When Imbalance: Heavy-heartedness or grief, lack of confidence in facing difficult circumstances; depressive behavior.

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Buttercup
Buttercup

When Balance: Radiant inner light, unattached to outer recognition or fame; self-assured When Imbalance: Feelings of low self-worth, inability to acknowledge or experience one’s inner light and uniqueness; self-deprecating.

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Calendula
Calendula

When Balance: Healing warmth and receptivity, especially in the use of the spoken word and in dialogue with others When Imbalance: Argumentative, lack of receptivity in communication with others; verbal abuse.

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California Pitcher Plant
California Pitcher Plant

When Balance: Earthy vitality, healthy bodily instincts When Imbalance: Listless or anemic; disassociated from or fearful of the instinctual aspects of the Self, poor digestion and assimilation.

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California Peony
California Peony

When Balance: Celebration of life; healthy instinct for pleasure; cultivation of magnetic and charismatic soul forces through integration with the vital forces in the lower chakras When Imbalance: Predominance of passive yin forces, repressed vitality, sensuality or sexuality; difficulty with money and power issues.

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California Poppy
California Poppy

When Balance: Radiant heart-centered spirituality; strong interior alignment for values and choices When Imbalance: Attachment to illusion or grandeur, superficial spirituality or fantasy, external glamour or escapism through psychedelic drugs or other out-of-body activities.

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California Valerian
California Valerian

When Balance: Tranquility and inner equilibrium; inner confidence for the future due to the soul’s understanding of prior experiences; peaceful acceptance of life experiences When Imbalance: Shallow breathing due to anxiety about the future; nervous agitation or insomnia; worry and unease when facing future live events that are viewed as challenging; addiction to sleeping pills or tranquilizers.

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California Wild Rose
California Wild Rose

When Balance: Love for the Earth and for human life, enthusiasm for doing and serving When Imbalance: Apathy, resignation, pronounced passivity; inability to catalyze will forces through the heart.

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Calla Lily
Calla Lily

When Balance: Clarity about sexual identity, sexual self-acceptance; individualized integration of masculine and feminine qualities When Imbalance: Confusion or ambivalence about sexual identity or gender; wounding due to cultural gender bias.

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Canyon Dudleya
Canyon Dudleya

When Balance: Balanced psychic and physical energies; grounded presence in everyday life; positive charisma When Imbalance: Distorted psychic experiences; inflated involvement in psychic or charismatic experiences; addiction to “trauma-drama” lifestyle.

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Cassiope
Cassiope

When Balance: Soul warmth that rays into the body; appreciation for all creation; the joy of physical existence; warmth as the source of well-being When Imbalance: Lack of appreciation for the spirituality inherent in the created world and the physical body; aloof or removed from the life pulse in Nature or the human body; tendency to use the cold forces of intellect or technology at the expense of the body’s warmth.

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Cayenne
Cayenne

When Balance: Fiery and energetic, inwardly mobile, capable of change and transformation When Imbalance: Stagnation, inability to move forward toward change.

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Chamomile
Chamomile

When Balance: Serene, sun-like disposition, emotional balance When Imbalance: Easily upset, moody and irritable, inability to release emotional tension, especially in the stomach or solar plexus.

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Chaparral
Chaparral

When Imbalance: Balanced psychic awareness, deep penetration and understanding of the transpersonal aspects of oneself When Imbalance: Psychic and physical toxicity, disturbed dreams and chaotic inner life, toxicity due to drugs, violence or post-traumatic stress.

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Cherry
Cherry

When Balance: Youthful joy and exuberance, feelings of innocence and openness; celebrating the threshold of adolescence; healing and integration of painful experiences in adolescence When Imbalance: Toxic blood or related skin conditions such as acne; loss of innocence, hope or youthful outlook on life; traumatic life experiences in adolescence that continue to plague the body/soul identity.

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Chocolate Lily
Chocolate Lily

When Balance: Embodiment and acceptance of basic metabolic functions, especially the reproductive and elimination systems of the body When Imbalance: lack of awareness of metabolic functions, aversion for eliminative functions of the body; revulsion for menstruation, lactation; difficulty with elimination, poor intestinal function or blockages.

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Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum

When Balance: Able to distinguish higher spiritual identity from temporal personality; transpersonal and transcendent soul expression When Imbalance: Fear of aging and mortality, over-attachment to temporal personality; healing crisis due to materialistic focus of the soul.

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Columbine
Columbine

When Balance: Radiant expression of one’s unique creativity and inspiration; distinctive individuality as a source of luminosity and radiance for others; inspired acting and speaking in the world When Imbalance: Hesitation to express one’s creativity and individuality; inability to take social or creative risks; mid-life crisis calling for re-constellation of soul forces and life expression.

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Corn
Corn

When Balance: Alignment with the Earth, especially through the body and feet; grounded presence When Imbalance: Inability to stay centered in the body; disorientation and stress, particularly in urban or crowded environments.

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Corn Lily
Corn Lily

When Balance: Developing a positive picture of the aging process in women; dignity and self-containment; acceptance and celebration of the wisdom and dignity of maturity; celebration of fullness in body and life When Imbalance: Feeling old and “dried up;” despair at the passing of youth and motherhood, difficult hormonal transition in body and soul; false attempt to return to youthful form or identity.

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Cosmos
Cosmos

When Balance: Integration of ideas and speech; coherent thinking; mercurial expression When Imbalance: Unfocused, disorganized communication; overexcited speech, overwhelmed by too many ideas.

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Dandelion
Dandelion
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Deerbrush
Deerbrush

When Balance: Gentle purity and clarity of purpose; motives and actions that are allied with one’s true feelings When Imbalance: Mixed or conflicting motives; dishonest or polite responses not based upon genuine feelings.

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Desert lily
Desert lily

When Balance: Ability to radiate beauty, artistry and grace within a mechanized urban environment; rejuvenation of self and others through feminine soul forces of beauty and grace; feminine water element of the soul as balm for fire imbalance in modern technology When Imbalance: Feeling oppressed by the invasive ugliness of technological urban culture; sensitivity to environmental disturbances especially when lacking beauty or harmony.

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Dill
Dill

When Balance: Ability to experience and absorb a wide variety of sensory experiences, heightened awareness of taste, touch, hearing, sight, smell, etc. When Imbalance: Overwhelm due to excess stimulation, hypersensitivity to environment or to outer activity, sensory congestion.

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Dogwood
Dogwood

When Balance: Grace-filled movement, physical and etheric harmony in the body When Imbalance: Awkward and painful awareness of the body; latent emotional trauma or abuse affecting the body, accident prone.

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Downy Avens
Downy Avens

When Balance: Intelligence that is integrated in head and heart; enduring wisdom derived from incremental development of soul forces; patient and progressive cultivation of thinking forces with over-all soul identity When Imbalance: Precocious development of intellectual capacities with lagging emotional development; easily bored or distracted due to lack of heart attention and imagination; tendency to hyperactivity or Attention Deficit Disorder.

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Dune Primrose
Dune Primrose

When Balance: Connection with a nurturing maternal presence in the spiritual world; soul memory of the spiritual radiance of being born; awareness and gratitude for those beings who have guided the soul’s incarnation into earth When Imbalance: Alienation from the mother soul of the world, feeling abandoned by the spiritual world; birth trauma, pregnancy during difficult social circumstances such as poverty, violence.

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Easter Lily
Easter Lily

When Balance: Soul purity which embraces all aspects of life and body, especially sexual identity When Imbalance: Tension in sexual identity; conflicting sexual values or experiences; virgin/whore split in psyche.

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Echinacea
Echinacea

When Balance: Core integrity and immunity, maintaining a strong sense of Self, especially when challenged by stress or disease When Imbalance: Shattered by severe trauma or abuse; physical or emotional disintegration of Self Identity; poor immune function; vacant presence.

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Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose

When Balance: Awareness and healing of painful early emotions absorbed from parents; ability to open emotionally and form deep, committed relationships When Imbalance: Profound feeling of rejection stemming from in utero or early childhood experience; avoidance of commitment in relationships, fear of parenthood; sexual and emotional coldness or repression.

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Explorer’s Gentian
Explorer’s Gentian

When Balance: Renewed strength for meeting one’s life purpose and spiritual destiny; transforming crisis and loss into new opportunities When Imbalance: World-weariness at mid-life; loss of connection with one’s spiritual destiny and life purpose; profound health crisis or loss that depletes soul forces.

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Fairy Lantern
Fairy Lantern

When Balance: Healthy maturation; acceptance of adult responsibilities, positive integration of “child” identity When Imbalance: Immaturity, helplessness, neediness, childish dependency; unable to take responsibility.

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Fawn Lily
Fawn Lily

When Balance: Involvement in the social fabric of the world; ability to share one’s spiritual gifts with others When Imbalance: Withdrawal, isolation, self-protection; overly delicate or mystical, lacking the inner strength to participate in community and family.

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Fiesta Flower
Fiesta Flower

When Balance: Vulnerability, openness and receptivity in spiritual seeking; flexible yet strong soul structure for core spiritual beliefs When Imbalance: Dogmatism, rigid spiritual beliefs that are externally derived; authoritarian social or political viewpoints.

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Filaree
Filaree

When Balance: Star-like vision, a cosmic overview which holds the events of ordinary life in perspective When Imbalance: Obsessive worry and compulsion about minor events; unable to gain a wider perspective in daily life; hyper-focus on small details.

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