My first attempt at essence making was from a group of Narcissus flowers (daffodils) from my yard.
One Spring day in 2010, as I was enjoying some time outside, these daffodils “talked” to me. Although I had been receiving messages from plants for years, my messages up until that point came from a knowingness of which herbal remedy was required to support a particular client. I had never received such a direct and clear message from a live plant before. I was told that it was time for me to create my first essence.
It was a beautiful sunny day, perfect for essence making. I gathered the supplies I needed, created the perfect setting, and did everything as I was supposed to, according to my flower essence instruction manual.
I was guided to go inside the house to wait while the essence alchemy happened. When I returned later to collect the finished essence, I was dismayed to see a whole army of ants crawling in my crystal essence bowl!
I didn’t want to waste my efforts, but I also knew that this essence could not be used as an oral remedy with ants crawling in it. So, like the amateur I was, I decided to dump the whole litre of mother tincture – the concentrated solution – into the bathtub with me (minus the ants).
Even though I had experienced some profound and amazing things since starting my flower essence course, I was still skeptical of the effectiveness of flower essences and didn’t think that I would notice anything from adding this “water” to my bath.
I in for a surprise!
Narcissus is known as “The Slayer of Internal Dragons” – it brings to the surface that which needs to be seen… and boy did it! I was vibrationally knocked on my butt!
As I sat in the bathtub, I saw every possible thing that needed attention in my life at that time flash before my eyes. Relationships that were needing to end; projects that were failing; habits that I needed to stop; and other unpleasant things all came to the surface to be seen. It was a very uncomfortable, though enlightening, experience.
That was a turning point in my life. Not only did I received powerful insights and guidance on how to create positive change in my life, I learned an important lesson about the power of flower essences. From that day on, I have never underestimated the power of flower essences again.
I have learned over the years that even the most subtle shifts in awareness from the use of flower essences can have profound changes on all aspects of our consciousness.
I refined my technique an created a new (ant-free!) narcissus essence which is now one the five powerful essences in my Archangel Uriel flower and gemstone essence remedy. Achangel Uriel is the Angel of Light, bright ideas, and clear thinking. He shines a light on our path forward… I am certain that he was laughing at me during my first foray into essence making and I know that he has been guiding me on my path ever since.