Providing a clear and concrete definition for flower essences can be tricky. They do not have any known active chemical component to explain how they help alter a person’s relationship to the world. Yet, this is what they do. Flower essences are said to be energetic or vibrational medicine. They work in the physical world, but do not originate from this world. They are part of the formless realm. Essences are elusive, subtle, expansive, surreal, delightful, and (most important) very supportive and healing.

Flower Essence Services defines them as energetic imprints of a plant’s life force that interact with a person’s subtle body. You can consider them energetic guides that offer suggestions to the non-physical part of you; they inspire you to view things from another perspective. When you change how you look at the world, new options and insights become available. And, only information relevant for you is received. Flower essences are safe for all beings – from babies to elders, from animals to even other plants. They do not interact with medications, as they communicate with a level outside of your physiology. Examples of their work can be found here.

I meditate with essences and have been gifted insights on their work. One essence gave me the analogy of a person being like a tapestry. This tapestry starts with a monochromatic, neutral or simple palette; over time it can get worn and torn from life situations. Essences collaborate with your spiritual team to repair and update this tapestry so it reflects your essence in present time. They work with whatever material you have to make all of it beautiful.  Existing fabric is smoothed and frayed sections are reinforced. They might tend to torn seams and go back to a place before the tear, to the last strong part that can support a new stitch. Essences weave new patterns into your soul tapestry. These are sewn into the fabric of your being and give your tapestry structural integrity; the end result enhances your soul.

This particular essence continued to tell me what essences do. She said, “They mend you like this. Think of it like a quilting project, a mosaic, where having a quilt in one color or patch of fabric is pretty, but it isn’t multi‐layered. All these experiences in life where you tear and mendings are needed….you become a patchwork quilt. There is complexity and beauty with the contrast of experiences. Some pieces seem to be better together. As a whole, you become a piece of art, just like this quilt, this mosaic. This patchwork quilt mosaic.”

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