The idea of healing with flower essences may be new to you. If so, I’m truly honored and grateful to be the one introducing you to this method from a holistic Christian perspective! As a natural and gentle method for emotional healing, I can’t say enough good things about flower essences!
healing with flower essences
Though healing with flower essences is gaining in popularity, it isn’t well understood by most individuals. We’ll start by reviewing the basics of flower essence healing. Then, we’ll take a closer look through a Jesus follower lens to see why Christians don’t have to abstain from flower essence healing.
what are flower essences?
Flower essences are the energetic imprint of a flower captured in water and then preserved, often in brandy or apple cider vinegar. The process for making flower essences involves placing the flowers in water and exposing it to sunshine. As the flower gently steeps, its energetic properties are released into the water. Because there are no oils or seeds or any other physical part of the flower extracted, this is considered an energetic or vibrational imprint.
Freedom Flowers founder, Seneca Schurbon describes flower essences as, “…a form of healing using frequencies to alter negative emotional patterns. Trauma, anxiety, depression, self-limiting beliefs and patterns of negative thinking can all be reversed by using Freedom Flowers. Flower essences do not directly impact the body, but by righting the emotional components that contribute to disease, many find relief emotionally and physically.”
How does Flower Essence Healing Work?
Flower essences are taken internally, usually by mixing with a beverage and sipped throughout the day. The vibrations held in the flower essences change the energy we hold in our body. Negative emotional patterns impact our long term emotional and spiritual health, as well as our biological responses. By releasing negative energy, flower essence healing gets to the root of an issue, rather than merely nipping at symptoms. Flower essences are excellent on their own or when combined with counseling and other healing methods.
The ability of this simple, natural method to offer deep emotional healing captivated me! So much so that I trained with Freedom Flowers as a Flower Essence Practioner. I love having this knowledge and being able to support my family and friends through emotionally trying situations, whether it be temporary stress or deciding to heal older, set-in issues.
a bit on energy and vibrations
I know this energy and vibrations talk can feel foreign and strange. It’s become quite normal conversation in my circle. Even still, finding the words isn’t always easy. I’m learning to accept that just like with our faith, we don’t always have the words to adequately express the mystery of holistic transformation or healing. Thankfully, our human limitations have zero impact on the efficacy.
We know that all things are made of matter and all matter is made up of atoms and molecules. These molecules, even in something as solid as the surface you’re sitting on, are moving or vibrating. When heat is applied, atoms and molecules move faster; their vibration changes.
Humans are no different. We contain pure energy. When we store up negative emotions, this energy is changed for the worse, and eventually leads to adverse biological changes. If not properly processed and healed, negative emotions lead to physical deterioration and illness. This is why emotional acceptance and being honest with God is so important for our long term physical and spiritual health!
The energy we exude individually, or as a group can be subtle or intensely palpable. We commonly express this with sayings like, “you could cut the tension with a knife” or referencing “the energy of the room” without much thought. We’ve all walked into a room and sensed a negative energy at some point in our lives. In these situations, we intuitively know to head for higher ground vibrationally. We left before we were pulled in and our own energy was changed.
One way we use flower essences in our family, is to prevent anxiety associated with ADHD and Tourette Syndrome. Definitely check that out if you’re interested in learning more about treating ADHD without medication!
Flower Essences and Holistic Christianity
Knowing firsthand the effectiveness of flower essences, I am able to count them as a good gift from God without mistaking them for God. The concept of vibrational healing via flower essences, quite literally, resonates with me at the highest level!
Unfortunately, the organized church tends to warn against intuitive things for fear it may compete with our faith in God. Individuals using alternative, intuitive methods can be falsely accused as being self-serving, idolizing people who give undue power to among other things, creation.
Creation is magnificent! It sparks awe and wonder for our Creator. When I marvel at a tree, I see God’s artistry, love and sovereign power. I know that everything has purpose. If I’m present enough to run my hands along the bark or breathe in a bit more oxygen, I do feel closer to God. It’s an excellent method of finding sacred in the everyday. I do not, however, feel any beckoning to worship the tree itself. I can’t imagine many Jesus followers do.
Christians know our spirits are to be protected. While maintaining this protective stance, we are also quite capable of diligent research. Rather than being fearful, we should see the unknown as a search and rescue mission for God’s good gifts wrongly blacklisted due to lack of understanding.
This due diligence within holistic Christianity is at the heart of Freedom Flowers’ approach. It is the main reason I chose to do my Flower Essence Practitioner training with them. The intersection of God and natural healing is beautifully displayed in their mini-course designed to educate you on flower essences and determine if they’re a fit for you, your family and even your pets!
Verses to Stoke Your Wonder and Awe
No matter what your take is on healing with flower essences, I want to leave you with verses that will encourage your spiritual growth. Here are a few that I find freeing as I contemplate the intricacy of mind, body, spirit healing!
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ~ John 1:1-5 (NIV)
For from him and through him and for him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen. ~ Romans 11:36 (NIV)
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. ~ James 1:17 (NIV)
god’s good gifts
If everything created comes from and through God and are purposed for good, everything around us deserves a second look!
What good gifts can you reclaim today? Maybe you’ve had questions on other disciplines or healing methods and wonder if they fit into your faith. Or maybe natural healing, rest within your calling or bold prayer have been tainted and need to come back under God’s love light. I’d love to hear about those “search and rescue missions”! Please share in the comments below.