This is a big subject. But let’s start somewhere shall we…
Plants are unbelievably beautiful beings. They give and provide us with so much as a race and they don’t expect anything back. My mother has worked with flower essences and plant medicines for a long time. Every since I was born she’d give me ‘rescue remedies’ to help me through different times in life. They would usually be a mix of a plants extract in or energy in water with some brandy. The brandy being used as a preservative. Then given a few drops for emotional or mental wellbeing.
The FES describe flower essences as – 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. Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with these subtle bodies of the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us.
In the last couple years I’ve felt much more connected to nature then ever before. Never ‘believing’ that they work, until recently. My consciousness wasn’t fully allowing me to fully understand and feel how they’d help me. But as my sensitivity and awareness rose, it all became so much clearer.
As our human evolution is at this point in time. There is so much that disconnects us from the purity and organic substances that the world is offering us. Most of our day to day lives is to make us completely ignorant and oblivious to these things that are right in front of us. This world, universe, dimension… is so ridiculously complex. Which I find insanely fascinating. But Nature is a huge aspect to our race being and living here. And all we seem to do is destroy it. We obviously couldn’t be alive without certain species of plants not being around.
Each individual grass strand and petal is alive. Just because it doesn’t have a human face or body doesn’t mean it doesn’t have feelings too. I believe that plants talk to us all the time. Now you can choose to believe that or not. But if you think it’s not possible, think again and maybe read up on ‘Plant Spirit Medicine’ or the healing that plants can do.
Our brains are sort of wired so that ‘we don’t know, till we know better’. This quote expands to multiple topics. But connecting it to nature, we won’t realise or know it’s possible until some sort of physical or non physical reaction happens, to make us aware of another expansion of possibilities to believe in. Some might understand this, some might not… but it’s pretty simple.
We have a dear family friend that has worked with plants for many many years, and who is very connected to them. This is her website: http://www.oftheessence.org/ She’s taught me so much, and has been an angel in my life. If you would like to know more about using plants for medicine, please contact her!
There are many stories on ‘plant spirit medicine’ which I highly recommend looking further into if you are interested. Here is a book that I’ve read, it’s by Eliot Cowan – A journey into the healing wisdom of plants.
I use plants daily for grounding. If I’ve been through a stressful situation, or I’m feeling quite out of my body. The best thing is to go to a park or green space, and to just go hug a tree or take off your shoes and socks and have them flat down on the ground. This helps you rebalance or ground you, obviously. Imagine your feet being planted into the ground, and roots shooting under the soul.
Maybe when you’re out next, if you see a plant that you feel attracted to, go towards it. You might be surprised to what you’ll find.
Love Iona x