This article explores the subtle energetic nature of flower essences. For a more pragmatic introduction to flower essences be sure to read
All About Flower Essences

before continuing here.

Flower Essences are an important part of my
Holistic Healer’s Medicine Bag.
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Energetic Herbalism

When I first heard of Flower Essences, I thought someone was using a different name for Essential Oils that I hadn’t heard before.  I then thought that the use of this provocative name for Essential Oils meant that the person was part of some MLM and I was about to get a sales pitch to join their diamond sales team or something.

Oh buddy, was I wrong.  Flower Essences have changed my life in so many ways and on so many levels!

Did you know:

Flower essences, essential oils, and herbs are all different types of plant medicine.

Flower Essences are made from living plants and the vibrational signature or code of the plant is stored in water and a preservative of brandy or apple cider vinegar. Flower Essences are an energetic healing modality, meaning that there is no plant matter in formulas, making them safe for everyone with no side effects or contraindications.  They are able to be stored indefinitely, never losing the potency of the plant’s imprint.

In simplest terms, Flower Essences are energetic herbalism. In the way that ingesting a plant works on your physical body, the essence of the plant works on your energetic, emotional, and mental levels.

Vibrations and Signatures

Each plant has its own signature and its own purpose and medicine that it offers.  Simply because it doesn’t speak to you in the way that a fellow human does, doesn’t mean it’s not speaking.  The way an herb interacts with the body upon ingestion is a form of communication, so why wouldn’t the way an essence interacts with your intangible systems be a form of communication, as well?

Every living thing has its own particular flavor thanks to its essence, Spirit, Soul, whatever you choose to call it.  Everything on this planet is made of the same materials.  So, you and your dog, you and a rose, you and the carrot, have way more in common than you may realize.  That being said, from a purely energetic level, each of these things are here to support a Universal balance and offer guidance and healing to one another – flower and person and animal alike.  This is where Plant Spirit Medicine and Flower Essences come into play.

You are energy and everything that has ever happened to you in your life is also stored in your body.  When this energy is flowing smoothly, all of your systems, from the subtle and intangible to the physical, flow smoothly and with ease.  When this energy is stagnant or blocked, dis-ease on some level sets in, whether its physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual.

Healing with Flower Essences

While taking Flower Essences for symptoms such as occasional anxiety, for example, won’t hurt, working with an objective, passionate, and trained Flower Essence practitioner helps you get to the root of the anxiety so that you may rid yourself of it entirely.  Through gathering pertinent information about you, your struggles, your desires, etc. a custom essence blend is able to be channeled to support you bridging the gap between where you are and where you most desire to be.

Through a process that works very closely with the chakras (and if that’s too esoteric for you, the widely socially and scholastically accepted “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs” is basically a rip off of the ancient system) includes peeling layers away to leave you more grounded, empowered, and in your Truth.

Every single thing, alive or inanimate, is energy.  Each creation of physical matter is the result of an unfathomable number of atoms vibrating together at a certain frequency.  They happily buzz and hum along to create a carrot, a table, a human, a pillow, and literally everything else in this physical plane.  But what dictates whether or not these tiny particles come together to form the aforementioned?

Hormones + Fertility

More often than not I’ve seen challenges with hormones and fertility linked to unprocessed issues around sexuality, femininity, and/or sexual abuse.  Shame, guilt, unworthiness, and more are also tied up in these links, too.

While dietary, lifestyle, herbal and nutrient interventions can work wonders, they aren’t the panacea. True healing must begin within and on the subtle levels so they can then create the desired gross experience. 

Flower Essences are ideal for helping us to shift old, outdated, and undesirable imprints, habits, or beliefs that keep us feeling stuck, frustrated, or unwell. They’ve supported people trying to make lifestyle changes, during stressful crises, to overcome fears, to deepen their connection with their intuition or the Divine, and even when physical dis-ease has manifested, as often times this signals an imbalance or blockage in the energetic, emotional, or mental levels of our being.

Addressing the Core Wound

Flower Essences stabilize our systems on the “etheric” levels – or the emotional and energetic levels (everything is energy, after all) and once stabilized, we’re able to finally see and deal with those things that have been taking up space and dictating our lives.  All of these stories (or “wounds” as I call them) dictate our realities – we literally live from this place and all of our beliefs, actions, decisions, reactions, etc. stem from this wound.  After time, this takes its toll on our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.  In addition, whether we readily admit it or not, we’ve created our entire lives around these core wounds.

Living from the core wound affects our physiology. When you’re “tense” or “stressed” you may experience a tension headache, stiffness in the shoulders or knots because we carry ourselves differently in this state.

Your darkest shadows
are your deepest wells
of wisdom.

Transmuting your challenges into opportunities is what
Core Wound Alchemy
is all about.

The core wound creates a subconscious level of stress and we feel some level of threat when we’re attacking ourselves, thus creating a change in our physiology and body chemistry.  Stress is created through living out of the wound because we are unable to adapt to our environment, our bodies are playing catch up with their usual daily duties to compensate for all the extra stress hormones being pumped through our system.  When the physiology is affected, physical dysfunction manifests from the simple ache to overtime and with excess burden, bigger, more life altering/impacting dis-ease.  The ability to optimally digest foods and thus derive all the nutrients needed to propel proper biochemical function for everything from nail growth to hormone production and more.  The cycle is truly vicious.

Creating Sustainable and Holistic Health

Rather than us seeking “the fix” through pills, herbs, supplements, etc. we MUST bravely address the root cause of our internal landscape that contributed to the dysfunction in the first place.  THIS is where flower essences come into play.  AND, YES, seek the physical body support through said pills, herbs, supplements, etc., they’re just often not going to “fix” everything all the way, but will certainly enhance our efforts in the process.

Until the conditions within on the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels are addressed and shifted, the physical body will continually be in a state of trying to heal itself while playing catch up with its regular, daily duties creating a backlog wherein disease is even more susceptible to manifesting.  Flower Essences help us to get to the root, process it, clear it out, shift our vibration and energy, and create a more hospitable home for our spirit/soul/essence/whatever word you choose to embody.  When we’re ungrounded, fearful, running old patterns or beliefs, holding onto unprocessed emotions in our bodies, etc. our spirit doesn’t feel safe, so we’re half in, so to speak, and not fully animating our vessels making them less “vital” and more likely to breakdown.

The vibrations/energy of our imprints create the compulsion to act in such a way that creates dis-ease.  The essences/EMF of the plant come into stabilize our system and wounds so the toxicity can be removed through shifting old beliefs and emotional attachments.

Soul enters at the root and builds from there as we go through the various stages of life.  Initial difficulty/trauma gets lodged in body, becomes our core wound, becomes the lens through which we operate and a habitual pattern, stagnant energy ensues, chronic pattern becomes our body armor, manifests as self fulfilling prophecy all around us in our life.  Traumas at various ages and stages can end up depleting some systems, creating excess/overcompensatory energy in others, and yield general imbalance that will manifest on the physical level.

Update: Since this article was written I’ve started offering my own line of flower essences for sale through the Apothecary. If you’re looking for somewhere to get started, check it out!

Dear one,

Thank you so much for joining me in this exploration of the energetics of flower essences. This is a subject that is very near and dear to my heart and I’d love to see you continue to deepen your relationship with Nature and with your Self. Don’t let it stop here!


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I’m Devon Ray Battaglia, MS, NC and I am a mentor and catalyst for sensitive, intuitive, empathic women who want to create a life of authentic purpose and joy out of their challenges and traumas. Through empowering women to remember how to trust their bodies, align with Nature and seasonal flow, and leverage their subtle energies, they live their soul's sacred purpose and their sensitivity is honored as a superpower power and divine gift, rather than something to "fix."

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