- Vibration the Aesthetic Refinement of You
"Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with these subtle bodies of the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us.
We can say that they work in a similar way to inspirational music or art, which carry meaning through the vehicle of sound or light, while the flower essences work through the medium of water." (FES Flowers)
Vibrational Healing with flower essences sounds great, doesn't it? Yea, sure, but you don't really get the point of it, as it relates to your actual day to day life. It's all a bit lofty and air-fairy because, well, it is.....IF you leave it at that.
If you want to know the subtle nuances of yourself, and states of consciousness, you've got choices. Flower Essences are one of those choices. They help you put your finger on the nameless, ineffable, uncertain states that so often leave you in a state of inaction-knowing what you don't know, what's not right, what isn't the right choice, but without a clue as to how to proceed instead. Or perhaps you are clear on the path, the goal, yet seek creative renewal, a means to see new options when they come your way.
This is where vibration comes in. What are you open to? If your life is a series of patterns and programs, constellations of rituals, routines and interactions, both material and psycho-emotional, then these constructs create a reality or set of realities, each with their own vibrational nuance.
This is a far deeper concept than a simplistic concept of 'good vibration/bad vibration', so often touted in new age writings. This dilution of 'attract what you want' to a simple formula, attributed to thinking either positive or negative thoughts, does a disservice to you and to the world. It is a mere continuation of old patterns that emphasize looking outside of oneself through choosing a material object to attract, and through following the 'right way' via simplistic judgements about what is 'good and bad' energy. The outer world is a relatively unsophisticated place from which to create a new structure. It limits you to external validation and a limited menu of options, based on what you can see within your current reality construct. This is deeper than simply 'negative vs. positive thoughts'.
In order to create or choose a new choice, one that is not just the same reality in new clothing, you need that possibility to actually exist in the form of a construct, in one form or another. Flower Essences give you that vibrational nudge, so that a new construct is possible, because your vibrational field, your mind, your emotions, your thought patterns, actually have a reference point of this new. Otherwise, you can't see what you can't see.
In more concrete terms, Flower Essences will contribute to subtle shifts in your thinking and decision making. As an example, a client working with me regarding migraine headaches, began using flower essences. A couple of weeks later, this client came with the announcement that there was a connection between her spouse and the headache, a previously unbroached subject; she noticed a connection between her husband's energy and her headaches. It was not negative energy per se, simply that she was taking on energy that was not her own, and that this correlated with her headaches. These are the kinds of subtle nuances to which you can become attuned, with flower essences.
Likewise, already sensitive folks receive energetic support from flower essences, helping to shift tendencies of organizing around patterns, emotions or reactions that you would like to change. They help break the gerbil wheel, or sometimes vice-like grip, that these patterns seem to have. When nothing else has worked, whether spiritual technique, talk therapy or personal development, flower essences can (and often do!) do the trick.
Flower essences are about alchemy, refinement, beauty, pleasure and enjoyment, at their deepest levels. The potency of a fully blooming flower, the pinnacle of 'what it can be', is experienced through an essence. This level of perfection, not as something that makes you a good person, but as a cultivation of your highest potential, mirrors for you a purity, a harmony, a beauty and is an example of success in action.
Those who are accustomed to working with layers of meaning, find this type of insight to be like breathing air-something that occurs naturally and one that makes life so much easier, rather than more challenging. The idea that tapping into subtlety and being 'too deep' will be overwhelming, may be based on a past experience where, indeed, it was. At the same time, the tendency to avoid complexity at all costs, is a loss that interferes with your goals, success and relationship fulfillment.
Flower Essences create a doorway and a support network, for you to work with deeper realms, even emotions just below the surface and common, daily anxieties, in a manner that is not only supported, but creative. Out of material or variables that were previously overwhelming, you find potent energy for creating and living your life, on your own terms. Within this potent energy, you experience vitality and tap into your body's innate wellspring of knowledge and healing potential.
If subtle consciousness is already your thing, then it's easy for you to ruminate on connections, interconnections and minute details of states of being. It is this way of seeing, symbolic, subtle and layered, that is the hallmark of great beauty and art. Art that inspires, aesthetic that enhances, ideas that create a change just by seeing or reading about them.....
It's a way of being that Lady of the Lotus believes needs to be cultivated in today's world. It's a way of seeing that elevates your life and work, creates something- whether photography, writing, painting, a company, an investment, food, anything with value to you-of a refined state. Refinement of ideas, inventions, decisions, relationships, communication, recipes....refinement is a state of improvement for its own sake, resulting in improvement or benefit on a larger scale.
Sure, success can come without refinement, depending upon one's definition of success. But there's usually an element of the contrived in this form of success, one that contains a different agenda than that which is being presented. Refinement presents itself with a purity of intention, of focus, of message. And this refinement can indeed be something dark, or evil or dangerous and detrimental, lest you think purity is all about moral goodness. I'm not talking about purity as morality, but as a true expression, with integrity. Integrity, integral, meaning "essential to." Integrity in a pure sense, is the implementation of a personal truth, a thing of beauty.
Refinement for its own sake is an act of commitment, in tune with your truest intentions and desires. This vibration of refinement, of purity, emits its own energy. If energy goes where attention flows, then your attention to this vibration will cultivate more of this same energy, and you can't help but notice it in your life in the form of new experiences, sights and opportunities. You know how you get your mind set on a certain kind of car, certain color, year, style, and suddenly, they're everywhere? Imagine what attunement to the vibration of purity/refinement/aesthetic could attract?
Refinement lends itself to satisfaction as an end result, the kind of satisfaction that shows up when you complete a task or project and it's gone as far as it can go. You're ready to leave it at that and move on. Or, your vision and attitude towards it changes, and you naturally move on, without feeling incomplete, because the form has changed. This is the kind of satisfaction, completion and refinement that flower essences support. This is attunement to and refinement of your soul, manifest as personal expression in the world. Your own masterpiece.