- Sticky Monkeyflower
- Mimulus aurantiacus
Positive qualities: Balanced integration of human warmth and sexual intimacy; ability to express deep feelings of love and connectedness in sexual relationships
Patterns of imbalance: Repressed sexual feelings, inappropriate sexual behavior divorced from human love; inability to experience human warmth in sexual experiences; deep fear of sexuality and intimacy
What are flower essences?
Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930's, although new remedies from other plant species are now available.
How do flower essences work?
To understand how flower essences work requires a recognition that the human being is more than a physical body, but also incorporates a body of life energy, a body of sensitivity and feelings, and a spiritual essence or Self. 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
Modern physics has known for nearly a century that matter and consciousness are intertwined. However, medical science still generally works with a nineteenth century model of the human being as a mechanism in a world of machines. We expect that in the coming century medical science will develop ways of studying the impact of consciousness on health, and we will learn more about the ways in which flower essences work. However, empirical research, which consists of the collection of case studies and practitioner reports, will remain the primary source of knowledge about how flower essences work.
How do I choose flower essences? How do I decide which mental or emotional issues are most in need of assistance?
The best way to get involved in choosing flower essences is to read some basic literature on the topic. The next step is to decide which mental and emotional issues are most important for your health and growth. Based on your choice, you then select the essence or essences which correspond with these issues.
You may also wish to talk with a friend or counselor, or to use an ssessment questionnaire or repertory to help you sort through the many possible choices for flower essences. If you are just getting started, choose your most basic and obvious priorities.
For more about choosing Flower Essences, see the Acrobat PDF file Choosing Flower Essences @ http://fesflowers.com/pdf/Choosing_Flower_Essences.pdf
What if I don't notice any changes at all? Is every flower remedy equally effective for me?
Flower essences work by a principle of resonance. They will be most effective and noticeable when they actually match the core mental or emotional challenges you face. If you are addressing only surface symptoms or fleeting feelings, you may not notice much impact from the flower essences.
How do you know that flower essences have the effects that are claimed for them?
Flower essence properties are first developed through a thorough study of the plants from which essences are made. This study includes the plant's structure and form, growth pattern, color, relationship to the environment, chemical properties, herbal uses, as well as energetic properties which are perceived in the plant. These qualities are then correlated with specific human emotional patterns. These preliminary indications are then tested in clinical settings by health practitioners. Through their reports our knowledge of the properties of the essences can be revised, expanded, or verified.
To use flower essences, choose an issue you are dealing with in your life – relationships, lifestyle, self image, stress level, career matters, or simply general well-being. Then select a few flower essences which most precisely describe your current situation, using the list of qualities linked below. It is best to work with no more than three to five essences at a time, so that you can focus clearly on the main issues.
Flower essences are taken a few drops four times a day, over a period of one month. During this time, become aware of changes in your responses toward the selected issue. Occasionally people experience immediate or dramatic changes when taking flower essences. Others may have difficulty perceiving any changes. The most typical pattern is to discover the gradual effect of the essences over a period of time.
Flower essences are not panaceas, but rather inner catalysts that stimulate our ability to respond, or take responsibility for our growth. Flower essences are most effective when used as part of a wholistic program of health enhancement. They support other therapies and health practices by stimulating greater awareness of our inner life, and building a vital bridge between the realms of body, soul, and spirit.
Can I use more than one essence at a time?
How will I know if they are working?
When can I expect to note such changes? How long do essences last?
Brandy*, Water, Infused Flower Essence (as specified by title and gathered wild), 40% Alcohol.
|Name||Flower Essence Services, Sticky Monkeyflower Dropper 0.25 oz|
|Brand||Flower Essence Services|
|Package Description||0.25 oz|