I completed the Certified Level One workshop for Australian Bush Flower Essences in May 2012 and a course on how to make natural face cream products using flower essences and essential oils in 2011. I am currently obtaining my Level Two certificate.
My mother first installed a love and respect for Australia Bush Flower Essences in the late 90s and they completely changed my life in 2000 when as a student in my final year of highschool I became sick and missed so much time at school I was told I would fail. I developed a mild case of depression and I was convinced that I was an utter failure in life and had no future.
My mother asked me to write down all of my feelings and the local practitioner made me up an bottle and within a week I had dropped out of school, joined a TAFE course and was no longer depressed. The main belief behind the Flower Essences is that all sickness stems from emotional imbalances within the body.
To begin with I will only be putting up essence combinations that I have personally used and can vouch for. As I grow in knowledge and experience I may add different types of essences that I have made myself.
The Australian Bush Flower Essence website says:
The Bush Essences are a system of healing that anyone can use for themselves or prescribe for others. Although Flower Remedies have been used by many cultures for thousands of years, the Australian Bush Flower Essences meet the great need for remedies that help people address the issues of the 21st century – sexuality, communication skills and spirituality to name but a few. The answer to this need (which has come from the Australian plants), has been developed and researched by Naturopath, Ian White, a fifth generation Australian herbalist.
Ian grew up in the Australian bush. As a young boy his grandmother, like her mother before her, specialised in using Australian plants and would often take him bush walking. From her deep understanding she would point out the many healing plants and flowers. He learned a profound respect for nature through her and went on to become a practitioner and a pioneer working with and researching the rare remedial qualities of Australian native plants.
Australia has the world’s oldest and highest number of flowering plants exhibiting tremendous beauty and strength. Also Australia is relatively unpolluted and metaphysically has a very wise, old energy.
At this time there is a tremendous new vitality in this country. This, combined with the inherent power of the land, is why the Australian Bush Flower Essences are unique. Practitioners and prescribers world wide are now incorporating the Australian Essences to form an integral part of their therapy.
The Bush Remedies not only help to give clarity to one’s life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one’s goals and dreams. They help to develop a higher level of intuition, self esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun. The more the Essences are used, the more one is likely to experience greater awareness and happiness in one’s life. Then everyone benefits….the individual, society and the planet.
The effect of these Essences is similar to that of meditation in that they enable the person to access the wisdom of their Higher Self. This releases negative beliefs held in the subconscious mind and allows the positive virtues of the Higher Self – love, joy, faith, courage etc. to flood their being. When this happens the negative beliefs and thoughts are dissolved, balance is restored and true healing occurs.