Soul Nourishment Through Flowers
We work together to determine where to start and how to proceed based on your current Soul state. Often we add daily journeling, art, dream journals, yoga stretches, music, and other creative output opportunities for bringing more of the unconscious forward into consciousness.
Are Flower Essences the same as Essential Oils?
No. Flower Essences are made with the flowering blossoms of a plant, and can be prepared through a sun or moon infusion, using a crystal bowl and pure spring water, not unlike brewing tea leave under the energy of the sun. It is then further diluted, potentized, and then preserved with brandy, vinegar or glycerin.
How are aromatherapy oils different from Flower Essence drops?
In contrast with essential oils and herbal tinctures, flowers are not harvested or nor is the the plant disturbed when making a flower essence. Aromatherapy oils use the actual oil released by plants.
Flower Essences are not extractions or nor do they contain any part of the plant. Instead, they embody the distinct bioenergetics imprints of the flower. Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants, which interact with the subtle bodies of the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us. They work in a similar way to how inspirational music or art carry meaning to one’s soul, or vibrational energies, through the vehicle of sound or light. The flower essences work through the medium of water.
Are the Flower Essences organic?
I source wild-harvested and organic formulas as much as possible. There are now hundreds of essences from around the world. Many of them, such as FES, are bio-dynamic. Knowing the sources and how the essences are produced is important to me.
How are the messages of the flower essences determined?
My teacher, the Flower essence researcher and expert,
Richard Katz, tells us:
"These preparations embody the distinct imprint, or energetic pattern of each flower species. Because the flower represents the 'soul' identity of a plant, the more we know about the plant, the deeper will be our understanding of the qualities of the flower essences. Plant study is thus one of the major research activities of the Flower Essence Society. This work encompasses a broad range of factors, including the form, colour and growth patterns of the plant, its relationship to the environment and other life forms, its history and its medicinal uses."
The Flower Essence Society has collected and maintains case studies from practitioners around the world for their preparations for decades. The Flower Essence Service (FES), my primary supplier, does not release a new flower essence without ten years of case studies behind it.
How do the flower essences “work?”
Katz's partner, Patricia Kaminski, the author of the book, Flower Essence Repertory, says of flower essences: “The actions of these essences is to raise our vibrations and open up our channels for reception of our higher Spiritual Self.”
To understand how flower essences work requires a recognition that the human being is more than a physical body, but also incorporates a “body” of life energy, a “body” of sensitivity and feelings, and a spiritual essence or Self. The physical body is sheathed in progressive series of energy bodies that move from the density of the physical out.
How do flower essences “heal” our energy systems?
Flower essences bring us back to our true essence. They address the core beliefs we built our lives around, yet no longer serve us. They help us envision ourselves in love and compassion. They move us towards a more authentic, divine expression of our Self, taking us farther away from "should of, would have, could have" thoughts as well as the pain of victimhood.
The essential messages of the flowers help us humans to find our inner space. And with the garbage cleared away, there is finally room for freedom, self-esteem, a quiet mind, inner peace, and joy despite the chaos of life.
The connection to flower essences is simple. We know we are enough as we are. We know our patterns of imbalance and we know how to correct them. With those principles, we can know the truth of our nature. We can find comfort in our journey. We can love ourselves and others unconditionally and without judgement. This our true essence. Our Soul's Journey.
Why should I consider your method of life coaching and soul work?
Few of us have been taught how to get in touch with our emotional experiences. Nor skills to health-fully communicate the impact of those experiences. And especially there is little to no space for learning how to accept them, surrender to them and ultimately find the gratitude for them. Simply put, we need to learn to listen to the soul’s messages to gain Self awareness. We have become so accustomed to avoiding and suppressing our emotions and our needs that we find ourselves in denial to deeper issues that can be healed, cleared and room made for what makes us Joy-full.
What does the coaching from SoulNRG involve?
I provide a blend of intuitive forces working through a process of deep listening, deep self inquiry and ultimately, deep knowledge of your Soul's purpose through a journey with the voice of the flowers that are chosen uniquely for Your Journey to a joy-fully nourished Soul. Every flower essence has it own unique energetic imprint, imparted to us by their characteristics, requirements for productive living, their interaction with the environment they are indigenous to, and years of case studies practitioners around the world.
I support you in learning self-care techniques and awareness. We explore any facet that is causing disruption in your energy flow and your Life's Path, which may include ancestral patterns, relationships, fears, allergies, physical manifestations of pain and stress, experiential impacts in your personal, family and professional lives, stressors, reoccurring patterns of behavior, and more. In addition to using the flower essences, often we find that there are other paths to express your journey that are very helpful, such as, journaling, creative arts, talk therapy, EFT, crystal healing modalities, music, mantras, affirmations, movement therapy and other modalities that suit the unique Soul we are nourishing.
In addition to coaching sessions, a unique to each client Soul Nourishment Guide is available as well as personalized flower essence blends.
Will I see physical symptoms disappear with this “soul nourishment” coaching?
Flower essences are used mainly to promote awareness of emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. They do not diagnosis or prescribe treatments. They are not a substitution for any medical diagnosis and no changes should be made to any medical advisement or treatments. They are for your education entertainment and information only.
Flower essences work on the energetic body to restore balance and to bring awareness and insight, and to bring our patterns and imbalances to light. Many of these may cause physical symptoms alerting us to those deep, unresolved issues, but it is not the work of the flowers to heal physical ailments.
Is there an actual process associated with flower essence work?
There are four distinct Stages related to Flower Essence work, according to Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz, founders of the Flower Essence Society:
Stage 1: Release and Relaxation
Stage 2: Realization and Recognition
Stage 3: Reaction, Resistance, Reconciliation
Stage 4: Renewal and Reconstellation
I'm a huge fan of words that begin with "re-"... they have all played a major role in my journey to a nourished Soul. Many of us are in multiple stages simultaneously in our various roles and levels of body energies, conscious and subconscious. In Flower Essence work, we are recognizing and addressing these stages are we do our work together - there is often a flow in and out of them. It is important to understand that release and recognition of the patterns of imbalance behind some aspect of your Self can be both exhilarating and deflating, both extreme reactions, that, with the gentleness of the essences, can lead you to enduring renewal and reconstellation of your Life's Path to one full of Joy, the place your Soul is searching for!
Kaminski Patricia and Katz Richard. Flower Essence Repertory. Flower Essence Society. Nevada City, CA. 1996.