I’ve never taken flower essences before and would like to try one. I am not ready to call upon professional support yet. First, I want to see if they work for me. Is there an essence that’s good for beginners?
Shortly after my professional training with the Flower Essence Society (FES), while celebrating that I’d had the good fortune of finding my passion, a dear friend stunned me with his comment, “I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in flower essences.” My mouth dropped open and my chest sank with the weight of this news. How could someone so dear to me not believe in one of the most important relationships in my life . . . my relationship with the flower essences?
I took the risk of mentioning Rock Water essence to my friend. The only essence that does not involve a flower, it’s a “receptivity” essence, assisting the recipient in opening to experience the plant realm. It’s indicated for those who don’t believe in flower essences or who have a difficult time feeling their effects. When my words seemed to travel in one ear and out the other, I let go of any hope of changing his mind.
A week later, as we stood together in front of the flower essence displays at the co-op, I was focused on a client I was buying flower essences for when I was startled by my friend’s sudden gasp. When I turned to inquire, he was clearly stunned, and stood staring wide-eyed at the bottle he was holding in his right hand. “What happened?” I inquired. Awestruck, he replied, “I reached up and randomly picked a bottle from the display to look at how they label the ingredients, and then noticed the name of the essence in my hand.” He tilted the bottle upright, and turned the label toward me to read. He’d chosen Rock Water or, perhaps, it chose him! Wisely, he decided then and there to purchase the Rock Water essence and give it a try.
Now, I congratulate you on following the prompt from Flora for your own new beginning . . . your very first experience with flower essences! Give Rock Water an opportunity to introduce itself to you, and welcome a deepening awareness of the feeling aspect of your life, a softening in the places you may be feeling rigid, and a willingness to open to the living support of the flower essences in your life. I trust you will be pleasantly surprised!