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Healing With Herbs

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What’s your biggest emotional and/or mental roadblock? Stress? Anxiety? Perfectionism? Trauma? Shock?

Would you believe me if I told you you could fix this roadblock just by dropping a little liquid in your water each day? A little herbal secret I swear by are “Flower Essences” which address the mental and emotional aspects of your wellness. Flower essences are herbal infusions made from the flowering part of the plant. They are energetic imprints of our life force and they work to pull these qualities out from within us. Similar to how a song can make you feel a certain way through sound, flower essences can make you feel a certain way through liquid.

This may all sound a little new age-y but even for those of you who are just coming by my blog for some easy healthy recipes, I encourage you to give these miracle drops a try. I, too, was a bit skeptical that they could make a difference at all. But flower essences have changed my life, they have changed my clients lives and they have changed my family’s lives. These drops work.

There are starting to be a lot of flower essences available on the market as they are becoming more and more mainstream. I don’t believe all brands work, and I am personally not a fan of the popular Bach Remedies sold at Whole Foods. I only buy and recommend Flower Essences which can be bought at Capitol Drugs or at the Santa Monica Co-op if you are local to LA or online.

The body’s emotional cycle is about one month’s time, so I recommend using them for at least one month before you make any conclusion. If you are using 4 drops 4x a day, which is the recommended dosage, a one month’s supply is about one bottle. You won’t notice an instant reaction, don’t let this deter you. Unlike chemical drugs which suppress your system, flower essences bring clarity, peace and answers over specific issues over time. If this doesn’t sound major, it is!

Click here for a guide on how to pick the best flower essence for you. The evaluation at the bottom of the document is so helpful!

Here are some of my favorites:

1. Walnut
This essence is for you if: you have problems with social or familial influence and/or nervous tension that you feel may be stunting your ability to grow and succeed. This flower essence allows you to make major life changes or choices without feeling any influence or pressure from others.

This essence will: free you from other’s limiting influences, help you make healthy, strong transitions in life, and encourage your inner strength to make major changes to follow your path and destiny
2. White Chestnut
This essence is for you if: your mind is packed with unwanted thoughts, mental arguments, worry-bound repetitive thoughts and you have trouble focusing, thinking clearly or sleeping.

This essence will: provide you will a tranquil disposition, a spacious mental state that transcends personal or petty thoughts, help you calmly & rationally deal with any underlying issues that may be causing this problem and help you think straight.

3. Vervain
This essence is for you if: have problems with perfectionism, extreme mental energy to the point that you find it difficult to see other viewpoints, have problems relaxing, have problems “switching off.”

This essence will: Regain balance so your mind and body can find restoration, help you practice moderation, tolerance and balance, help you feel the desire to just enjoy life as opposed to being constantly active.

4. Rock Water
This essence is for you if: hold yourself to too rigid of standards, feel bound by rules or regulations to state in which you seek perfection to any extreme, are harsh with yourself when you feel you are falling short.
*It’s different than Vervain, in that Vervain types try to persuade those with their standards & Rock Water types would only cause persuasion by example. People in the Rock Water state don’t project their standards outwards, they are just hard on themselves.

This essence will: Help you treat yourself kinder, be less dismissive of life’s simple pleasures, feel more flexibility and spontaneity, accept the spirit instead of just the law.

5. Larch
This essence is for you if: lack confidence, don’t feel you do things as well as others, feel incompetent, assume failure, don’t bother to try, have trouble finding their individual voice and experience self-censorship.

This essence will: help you move ahead regardless of feelings of success or failure, feel more prepared to take risks and get involved, express yourself creatively, have more self confidence.

As you can see, these essences remedy specific problems and it’s very important to take the time to find the essence that is the right match for you. I’d love to hear from those of you who find success with these essences! Leave a comment below and let me know what you’re taking and how it has helped.

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