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 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.
Patterns of Imbalance: Feeling cut off, bereft of spiritual guidance and protection
When Imbalanced: Disconnection of Higher Self from body during shock or trauma; disassociation, unconsciousness, dysfunction or latent illness deriving from past trauma
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.
Childlike innocence and trust; feeling at home in the world, at ease with oneself, supported and loved; connected with the spiritual world.
Defensiveness, insecurity, mistrust of others; estrangement from the spiritual world; lack of support from the father in childhood.
When Imbalanced: Polarization of sexuality and spirituality, typically leading to clandestine behavior, bifurcated relationships or sexual addiction.
Patterns of imbalance: Enmeshed in a relationship or lifestyle that is abusive, addictive or violent; dark, brooding emotions, congested or toxic psychic forces.
Patterns of imbalance: Avoidance or repression of traumatic or shadow aspects of the personality, addictive or hypnotic behavior due to loss of consciousness.
When Imbalance: Inability to translate goals and ideals into concrete action or viable activities; procrastination.
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.
When Imbalance: Entangled in relationships based on fear, possessiveness or neediness; emotional co-dependence.
When Imbalance: Heavy-heartedness or grief, lack of confidence in facing difficult circumstances; depressive behavior.
When Imbalance: Feelings of low self-worth, inability to acknowledge or experience one’s inner light and uniqueness; self-deprecating.
When Imbalance: Argumentative, lack of receptivity in communication with others; verbal abuse.
When Imbalance: Listless or anemic; disassociated from or fearful of the instinctual aspects of the Self, poor digestion and assimilation.
When Imbalance: Predominance of passive yin forces, repressed vitality, sensuality or sexuality; difficulty with money and power issues.
When Imbalance: Attachment to illusion or grandeur, superficial spirituality or fantasy, external glamour or escapism through psychedelic drugs or other out-of-body activities.
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.
When Imbalance: Apathy, resignation, pronounced passivity; inability to catalyze will forces through the heart.
When Imbalance: Confusion or ambivalence about sexual identity or gender; wounding due to cultural gender bias.
When Imbalance: Distorted psychic experiences; inflated involvement in psychic or charismatic experiences; addiction to “trauma-drama” lifestyle.
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.
When Imbalance: Stagnation, inability to move forward toward change.
When Imbalance: Easily upset, moody and irritable, inability to release emotional tension, especially in the stomach or solar plexus.
When Imbalance: Psychic and physical toxicity, disturbed dreams and chaotic inner life, toxicity due to drugs, violence or post-traumatic stress.
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.
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.
When Imbalance: Fear of aging and mortality, over-attachment to temporal personality; healing crisis due to materialistic focus of the soul.
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.
When Imbalance: Inability to stay centered in the body; disorientation and stress, particularly in urban or crowded environments.
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.
When Imbalance: Unfocused, disorganized communication; overexcited speech, overwhelmed by too many ideas.
When Imbalance: Mixed or conflicting motives; dishonest or polite responses not based upon genuine feelings.
When Imbalance: Feeling oppressed by the invasive ugliness of technological urban culture; sensitivity to environmental disturbances especially when lacking beauty or harmony.
When Imbalance: Overwhelm due to excess stimulation, hypersensitivity to environment or to outer activity, sensory congestion.
When Imbalance: Awkward and painful awareness of the body; latent emotional trauma or abuse affecting the body, accident prone.
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.
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.
When Imbalance: Tension in sexual identity; conflicting sexual values or experiences; virgin/whore split in psyche.
When Imbalance: Shattered by severe trauma or abuse; physical or emotional disintegration of Self Identity; poor immune function; vacant presence.
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.
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.
When Imbalance: Immaturity, helplessness, neediness, childish dependency; unable to take responsibility.
When Imbalance: Withdrawal, isolation, self-protection; overly delicate or mystical, lacking the inner strength to participate in community and family.
When Imbalance: Dogmatism, rigid spiritual beliefs that are externally derived; authoritarian social or political viewpoints.