Christchurch Flower Essences
Christchurch Flower Essences have been made in the tradition of Flower Essences that started with Dr Edward Bach, and has since extended to include Flower Essences from all around the world.
Flower Essences are natural remedies made from the flowers of bulbs, trees and garden plants by a special technique. They are liquid, potentised plant preparation which carry an imprint of specific flowers.
The Christchurch Flower Essences have been designed to capture the healing properties of the flowers and gardens of Christchurch, New Zealand, also called "The Garden City", and "The City that Shines". They are not just for use in Christchurch, and when I was producing them I was very much aware of their future use throughout New Zealand, and around the world.
The Christchurch Flower Essences project was done using my intuition, and the guidance I received at each stage led to the next development of the project. I am grateful for having been used in this way to prepare the Essences, and look forward to helping with their distribution, as their healing properties are spread more widely.
For the Christchurch Flower Essences, the indications came in a number of manners. The Doctrine of Signatures was used, or the symbolism of the flower and indeed the plant itself and its name. Other ideas came in the form of ideas and dreams, or through meditation and channeling.
There are many coherences with other Flower Essence sets, although in many cases there are also subtle differences between the Christchurch Flower Essence and the Flower Essence from other sources. In some cases the use of the Christchurch Flower Essences are more refined than the earlier Flower Essence sets, and I think that this represents mankind's continued growth of consciousness since the 1920s, when the Bach Flowers first became available.
The Flower Essences are designed to help transform emotions, attitudes and patterns of behaviour that hinder the person's full development or potential. They do not directly treat disease or illness but help to stabilize emotional and psychological stress. The Essences are not a substitute for other medications or treatment. If you have a health problem please also see your doctor, homeopath, psychologies or health professional.
For the Christchurch Flower Essences the Spring Flowers are used for emotional growth and transformation, and the Summer Flowers are for spiritual growth and transformation. The Blended Flowers are combinations to enhance specific qualities of physical, mental and spiritual development.
Dr Wendy Rose Isbell
Christchurch New Zealand, 1995
Isbell W Christchurch Flower Essences Handbook. Light house Publishing© , Christchurch, New Zealand, 1995 (out of print)
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