- Flower Essences
Our hearts go out to all of you who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. All of us have been affected. What we have to offer to those who have sustained losses and had your lives turned upside down are our love, prayers, and Flower Essences.
Steve Johnson from Alaskan Essences requested that a relief kit be assembled while he is teaching a free workshop in Japan called “Using the Alaskan Essences for PTSD and How to Clear and Heal Damaged Environments.” Early last week Marnie from Alaskan Essences and I began collaborating on the selection of essences and descriptions simplified and written for a set called “Calm After the Storm.” Both Hawaiian and Alaskan Essences are included, and being donated to practitioners in the affected areas who are willing and able to make free dosage bottles and distribute them widely to those in need. It has been gratifying to connect with numerous practitioners in and around New York who are mobilized to bring support from the gentle side of Nature.
We wanted to share about the essences in the set to facilitate their use during this time of recovery and renewal.
To make a dosage bottle:
Put two drops of each of the essences
you want to use into a 1oz bottle
filled with 75% water and 25% brandy
For those wanting more complete descriptions, here are the latest versions:
Animal Care™ Rescue Formula: Shock, Trauma, Separation – Soothing, Comforting
This formula soothes and comforts both wild and domestic animals that have been stressed, displaced, separated from family members or other animal companions, moved to a shelter or have withstood trauma of any kind.
Banyan Tree: Tired, Transition, Frazzled- Grounding, Soothing, relaxing
Grounds you during times of expansion, transition, and change. Soothing when your life is “up in the air” or when feeling tired, wired, or overwhelmed. Calming in the midst of chaos and when you are faced with unknowns.
Coconut Palm: Change, Challenge, Chaos – Strength, Resilience, Acceptance
Increases your ability to meet change with acceptance, flexibility, and strength. Expands your natural capacity for resourcefulness, resilience, innovation and wonder. Staying strong by being flexible.
Ladies’ Tresses: – Shock, Trauma, Disconnect – Re connect, Release
Trauma can leave us feeling disoriented and unable to function. This essence gently guides us back into our bodies so we can release trauma and re connect to our selves and our lives.
Lighten Up™ Energy Formula: Depressed, Discouraged, Lethargic – Energizing, Uplifting, Positive
For all those without power, and for the dark time of the year, this formula is uplifting, energizing, inspiring and nourishing. Helps you have a more light filled perspective when things are difficult and helps lighten up feelings of discouragement or despair.
Rainbow Shower Tree: Afraid Vulnerable, Separate- Nurturing, Safety, Trust
Nurtures you with feelings of safety so you can accept your vulnerability and trust the unfolding of life. Encourages group harmony between families and communities.
River Beauty – Emotional Devastation, Grief, Sadness, Loss – Recovery, Healing, Transformation
An essence of emotional recovery, reorientation and regeneration; helps us start over after emotionally devastating experiences; empowers us to use adverse circumstances as incentive for cleansing and growth.
Soapberry: Fear, Tension, Stress – Balance, Peace, Courage
Helps release the fear of Nature when you have been through a “natural disaster” and feel vulnerable.
Soul Support™ Emergency Formula: Shock, Stress, Trauma – Strength, Stability, Restoration
Help for staying strong, centered and stable during emergencies. Coming to term with the reality of loss on material and emotional levels. Supports emotional recovery and rejuvenation, and healing on all levels. Gives us the strength to get through devastating times.
Tidal Forces: Change, Grief, Letting Go – Acceptance, Faith, Openness
Support for grieving and ultimately accepting what has happened to life as you have known it. Trusting that all loss is gain, and your life will come back into balance.
Timelessness: Impatience, Tension, Transition- Patience, Relaxation, Presence
Finding patience with the recovery process and releasing tension around the time it takes to rebuild lives. Helpful during transition, when the old has gone, and the new has not yet arrived. Helps you remember what is most important to you.
Veil of Light™: Overwhelmed, Afraid, Over Stimulated – Safety, Protection, Calm
An Inner Refuge Formula enveloping you in a cocoon of safety and protection. Helps you relax in the midst of stimulation when your nerves are frayed and you feel vulnerable and overwhelmed.
We hope these essences provide comfort, boost resiliency, release trauma and support you, your friends, families, pets and communities in the recovery process. If you are a practitioner dispensing these essences, please post a comment below.
With love, Jane and the staff at Alaskan Essences.
I have known Jane for many years... I know of no one else who has the sensitivity, experience, and wisdom to blend the energetics of the essences, the aesthetics of the essential oils and the biointelligence of the plants in such a stunning way.John Steele
Founder of Lifetree Aromatix and world-renowned aromatic consultant, fragrance designer and author