- Flower Essences
In the last blog I mentioned bugs, and probably some of you went “ewwwww.” For most of us that is our conditioned response to bugs. One of the biggest lessons I have learned from communicating with Nature is that everything that is alive has a right to live, comes from the same creator, has intelligence and will cooperate if met with awareness and respect.
Awareness and respect are key. A colleague of mine is researching alternative methods of treating infections that don’t resort to the typical combative approach. He once said “You can’t make peace with a country you are bombing.” Brilliant. In our modern day health care system we talk about winning the battle with cancer, fighting a cold, etc. I am very optimistic and intrigued about cultivating a non-combative approach to health care.
Over the years I have worked effectively with ant infestations, head lice, mold, fleas, bed bugs — all things we would consider undesirable. My approach is always the same. Rather than trying to get rid of something, I approach with respect, initiating a dialogue and then listening. Once communication is established, there is often an opportunity to change the relationship of the host to the “pest,” and I see attitudes and outcomes change for the better as a result.
This has led me to investigate attitudes and processes that work with all of the forms of life that I encounter rather than against them.
This is something to consider next time we say “ewwwww” to anything. I have witnessed mold stop growing, deer stay out of gardens, and even mosquitos not bite me in Alaska — all in response to a willingness to work with the cooperative forces of Nature and life.
May you be blessed to discover the love, support, intelligence, and cooperation of the natural world.
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