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Christchurch Flower Essences

Essences of Dimensional Alignment

SP22magnoliastarI had the inspiration to make the Christchurch Flower Essences, after going to a meditation seminar on Opening Your Channel upwards

I had the guidance to take photos of flowers, and then to make flower essences.

 

SP08cherryblossomSP12daffodilkingalfredSP13daffodilwhiteWhen I returned to Christchurch it was the first of September, the first day of spring, and I was overwhelmed with the lushness and beauty that was here. The Cherry Blossom trees were out on the Avenue, and the Daffodils were blooming in the Woodlands.

SP01anemoneSP03bluebellSP38violetSo I set to, and made the Flower Essences. I was fortunate that several friends gave me unlimited use of their gardens, and I found other flowers by asking around.

 
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Spring Essences

Flower Essences are used to help transform emotions, attitudes and patterns of behaviour which hinder the person's full development or potential.

The Spring Essences are used to help with emotional growth and transformation.

For each Flower Essence there is a negative mental state, and its corresponding positive aspect.

Opening and Unfolding

SP02azaleaSP01anemoneAs you look at the Spring Flowers, you will find a gradual progression of flowers used, from "beginning to open and unfold" with the Anemone, and "discovering and expressing one's wholeness" with the Azalea.

The flowers that follow represent in many ways the path that an individual pursues on the way to personal development

 

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Camellias are on the whole about fear of changing, and fear of making the necessary changes for further development.

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Clematis is for the ability to flourish in the present.

 

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Daffodils are for different aspects of bringing energy, joy and enthusiasm into one's life.

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Rhododendrons are to do with the issues of presenting oneself clearly to others in the three ages of man, or woman — in youth, maturity and old age.

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Summer Essences

Flower Essences are used to help transform emotions, attitudes and patterns of behaviour which hinder the person's full development or potential.

The Summer Essences are for spiritual growth and transformation.

For Each Flower Essence there is a negative mental state, followed by a transformative key, and the positive outcome.

Indications for Spiritual Growth

Whereas for the Spring Flowers, the indications have a negative condition treated, then a transformative key and a positive outcome, for the Summer Flowers, there is no negative condition to treat. The indications usually include a statement about the stage of spiritual growth that the Flower Essence represents, and then a more general statement about the result or outcome of this stage.

SU02bleedingheartBleeding Heart is "for releasing of emotional attachment and letting go of the past, so that one is no longer attached at an emotional level to people, events, experiences and outcomes." The more general statement for this essence is "assists one to stay neutral, remain open and loving, allow external events to flow, and maintain a centre of peace, harmony and inner joy."

You can also see from this indication that there is information about spiritual growth in general, even if you do not wish to take this particular Flower Essence. The issue may be more acute if someone is held back by emotional attachment or attachment to the past, but most people would like to learn to become more neutral and centred, with inner peace, harmony and joy.

The Bleeding Heart Flower Essence is also an example of how the indications for the Christchurch Flower Essences are more on a spiritual plane than was the case for some of the earlier Flower Essences. For example, an earlier version of the Bleeding Heart was for "releasing emotional attachments, letting love exist in freedom; for those who are overly-identified, clinging and possessive with those they love; helpful when experiencing the breakup of a relationship.".

The Christchurch Flower Essence does encompass all of these issues, but goes further, to also include learning from the situation, growing further because of it, and then using what you have learned to further your own spiritual growth.

Opening and Unfolding

SP01anemoneSP02azaleaWhereas the Spring Flowers begin with Anemone, for "beginning to open and unfold" and Azalea, for "discovering and expressing one's wholeness", the Summer Flowers also have a gradual progression of states of consciousness.

 

SU01arumlilyThe first Summer Flower is Arum Lily, "for an unfolding at one's self-worth, so that one can discover one's inner truth, and honour one's deepest feelings". It can be used to "enable one to stand by one's deepest truth and validate one's own beliefs and experiences, acting with dignity and power."

 

SU03busylizzieAmong the next few Summer Flowers are Busy Lizzie, "for when one has made a quantum leap in personal development, and is impatient to bring one's own personality, body, emotions and attitudes up to the same level".

 

SU04buttercupButtercup is "for knowing the true value of one's gifts, and accepting who one really is, so that one can appreciate, validate and support oneself. These can lead to the situation where one can work with situations as energy, and live in the higher flow, moving forwards easily and effortlessly while asserting one's power and self-worth with strength, humility and compassion."

 

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Rose Essences

There are nine Rose Essences in the Christchurch Flower Essences.

Overview

The highest and most uplifting essences come near the end of the Summer Flowers, with the Roses and related Flower Essences.

For these there is no longer any negative state to be addressed, nor is there a process to be followed. The Roses are just there for when one reaches a state of peace, love and forgiveness in everyday life, without there being any sense of imperfection, incompleteness or striving. The indications for the Rose Flower Essences are quotes from "A Course in Miracles"

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Winter Rose is for inner peace, and staying in one's own energy. "For inner peace, so that one can stay in one's own experience, and retain one's own identity and integrity without being affected by others. To help one remain in one's own energy flow, and maintain an inner sense of purpose, power, focus and peace."

The highest and most uplifting essences come near the end of the Summer Flowers, the Roses and related Flower Essences. For these there is no longer any negative state to be addressed, nor is there a process to be followed. The Roses are just there for when one reaches a state of peace, love and forgiveness in everyday life, without there being any sense of imperfection, incompleteness or striving. The indications for the Rose Flower Essences are quotes from "A Course in Miracles".

SU24paeonyroseThe Paeony Rose

The Paeony Rose has to do with knowing reality and letting go of the ego. "Therefore lay judgement down, not with regret but with a sigh of relief. Open your eyes and look upon a happy world of safety and of peace. Retain your gifts of clear awareness as you see the light of truth beyond appearances."

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For the Rock Rose: "perfect love casts out fear. If fear exists, then there is not perfect love. But, only perfect love exists. If there is fear, it produces a state that does not exist."

 

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And for the true Roses, Miracles no longer occur only in a blue moon. The Blue Moon Rose states: miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle... Miracles area kind of exchange. They bring more life to both the giver and the receiver."

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Peace Rose "will carry its message of love and safety to everyone who draws nigh. When a situation has been dedicated wholly to truth, peace is inevitable".

 

SU31rosepristinePristine Rose

The Pristine Rose has to do with forgiveness." Forgiveness recognises what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. It does not pardon sins and make them real. It recognises that there was no sin. And in that view are all your sins forgiven."

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Superstar Rose has to do with the deceiving of appearances and the changelessness of reality, and The World is for seeing yourself as truth in the real world. "How lovely does the world become in just that single instant when you see the truth about yourself reflected there. Now you are sinless and behold your sinlessness. Now you are holy and perceive it so."

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The last of the Summer Flowers is Wisteria, which has to do with the holy instant "All separation vanishes as holiness is shared. In the holy instant you recognise the idea of love in you, and all of your relationships are blessed. "There is no end to the peace and joy that is available, and this is love, for this alone is natural under the laws of God."

Blended Essences

Blended Essences are combinations of Christchurch Flowers that have been chosen to enhance specific qualities of physical, emotional and spiritual development.

The names of the Blended Flowers reflect the qualities that they are used for. They are labelled Awareness, Balance, Energy, Growth, Guidance, Harmony, Inspiration, Life Path, Openness, Relief, Transformation and Truth.

Each of the Blended Flowers contains five Christchurch Flower Essences, and these have been grouped into synergistic combinations, covering various aspects of each quality. They also relate to the stages through which a person can pass while working to attain that quality.

Essences are Interrelated

Although each Blended Essence is for a specific quality, they are all interrelated to some extent. For instance, Life Path Flowers is to help with discovering and following your true Life Path. The flowers in this Essence are to help with viewing life from a higher perspective, developing higher thoughts, approaching change, and living with a sense of purpose.

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These five essences all enhance each other and yet the main single Christchurch Flower Essence for discovering your life purpose is Wallflower. This is found in the Truth Flowers, and is the culmination of dealing with personal issues, and being true in the way you present yourself.

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Similarly, Awareness Flowers has aspects of energy and creativity, while Energy Essence is for energy flow. Inspiration Essence is for aspects of personal growth in daily life, and Growth Essence is related to growth through illness and life experiences.

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Balance Flowers is for cleansing and facing sensitive issues, in order to develop courage and integrity. This has parallels with Harmony Essence, which is for releasing fear, and developing inner peace and awareness.

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However, each Blended Essence has its own distinct attributes, and clearly reflects the quality it represents.

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Relief Essence

This Blended Essence has a calming and stabilising effect on the body, mind and emotions during crises. It will quickly address fear, panic, stress and shock, then help to consolidate the improvement, and later to resolve any outstanding issues.

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