For over 30 years, I have traveled and researched herbals in many countries and cultures. My “classroom” includes jungles, rain forests, Native American reservations, clinics and hospitals, households and ancient texts. Every indigenous culture I studied made flower essences in a variety of ways to assist healing. My background spans generations of herbalists from Italy and they all made flower essences. I perceive essences as a part of herbal therapy and offer them as an adjunct to herbal and nutritional healing. They are used topically or internally to assist immune function, neurochemistry and endocrine balance. Simply said by my mother, “they make you feel good”.
My knowledge and interest in flower essences expanded when I gave birth to twins with immune deficiencies. They were not expected to live and did not respond well to conventional medicine. The pediatrician told me to “go home and do what I know to do”. I began to organically grow and make essences. They had dramatic healing after several weeks and the twins continued growing healthier. I developed many immune essences over several years.
By the time I had a third child, I had Crohn’s disease in the small intestine. Working on myself taught me how to heal the personality using essences, an evolving process. By age 2, my youngest son lost half his hearing, diagnosed as nerve damage. It made quite a stir in the medical community when Jason’s hearing returned 100%. Family members were hard to work with. However, I developed over 130 essences and learned how to use them in ways that helped other clients with cancer and challenging illnesses and emotional patterns.
In hospitals, the essences are used topically, utilizing the skin as the largest immune and detoxifying organ. The brain is a hologram, so any healing touch activates an electromagnetic and neurochemical response throughout the body. The effect is immediate.
Subtle body healing with essences initiates a message to the limbic brain in 1/100th of a second. The limbic brain utilizes the responses throughout the body. I blend essences to assist the autonomic nervous system reducing anxiety, pain, every day or unusual stressors, nausea from chemotherapy and side effects of many medications. The goal is always to increase quality of life, longevity and peace of mind. These essences are used in complementary hospital programs for bone marrow, stem cell transplant patients, chemically dependent recovery, weight management, maternity care, sickle cell anemia, chronic pain, palliative care, diabetic support and sleep therapy.
Ancient cultures used flower essences to alleviate toxicity, emotional imbalance and headaches. Essences were used topically to focus energy to an injured area. Healers balanced large nerve centers generating energy from the spine, called charkas. Disease can manifest from restrictions or injury to any part of the spinal energy. Flower essences enhance balance and focus healing energy, while herbals nurture related organs and their functions. The combination can bath the nerve centers in pure energy and light from electromagnetic resonance.
As healing occurs, the recipient begins to speak their truth and walk the path of self awareness and self mastery. The combination of herbals and flower essences assists individuals to reach their highest potentials in health, beauty and conscious growth. They take decisive action, experience less frustration, illness and develop latent talents. Skin and hair become radiant. The mind and heart rest in peaceful awareness.
The use of flower essences in plant medicine encourages us to develop our roots in herbalism and seek more knowledge for health. The reward is allowing the body to accomplish what it does naturally, heal itself.
Judy Griffin, PHD, is the author of Flowers That Healand numerous books and videos. She organically grows and creates over 130 Petite Fleur Essences for health and beauty: www.aromahealthtexas.com. She lectures internationally, is featured on TV in the Healing Power of Flowers, and has developed an herbal curriculum at the University of Texas in Arlington and Texas Christian University.