As human beings we have the choice of developing our spiritually, to improve our personalities and become better people. By embracing the shadow side of our personality (ego) and practicing self love, self forgiveness and self compassion, we are able to learn to live from the heart (instead of the mind) and feel complete. We no longer need to look outside of ourselves to fill the empty gap created by the ego mind.

Flower (and other vibrational) essences are fantastic tools to aid in the processes of personal development and spiritual growth.

The following are some examples of situations where essences can help:

  • Quieting the busy mind, thus creating awareness of, and control over, the ego mind.
  • Reframing the fears of the ego mind, allowing positive change and growth.
  • Helping develop awareness of the movement of energy within the body, (which the ego mind then describes as particular emotions). With awareness, one can learn to observe these energy movements, which leads to the ability to move from ‘associating as the emotion’ to ‘feeling, observing and processing the emotion’.
  • Teaching how to live from the peace of the heart, instead of the chaos and confusion of the mind.
  • Helping us to find flow and ease in our lives, thus reframing any feelings of lack around time and achievement.

What are flower essences?

Flower essences are the positive energy of flowers, held in water and preserved with high quality alcohol (brandy, vodka, gin). They come in dinky little bottles with a pipette, and are taken as drops under the tongue or in a drink. They are non-addictive, with no known contraindications and safe to take by everyone. There are many types of essences other than flowers: gems, star, moon, environmental, channelled, angel, mushroom, to name but a few. All work by gently guiding the body to recognise positive energy, which enables the release of negative emotions stored (by the body) because they weren’t fully processed when they originally occurred. This in turn helps to create new positive ways of feeling, thinking and acting.

How do essences catalyse personal development?

According to Skills You Need ‘…personal development is a lifelong process. It is a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realise and maximise their potential’. No matter how one undertakes personal development (coaching, books or courses) there is a risk that resistance may hamper progress, even create an insurmountable brick wall.

A personally tailored combination of essences will melt resistance by creating awareness of the stories behind it and enabling the creation of positive new stories. With the removal of resistance, personal development is far easier and more successful. Essences can then be used to help support emotional development to reach goals and maximise potential.

How do essences catalyse spiritual growth?

Spiritual growth is described by Life Coach Expert as ‘…. reaching out to and connecting with your inner soul and is a method of becoming more harmonious with life around us, develops our own feelings of inner power and strength and leads us to live happier lives and to take more responsibility for our own actions‘.

When we don’t fully process an emotion, it is stored by the body. We are often made aware of these storage places through aches & pains created by the blockages of negative energy. Essences provide the opposite (positive) energy, allowing the release of that which is stuck, thus creating harmony within the energy of the body. Within the release of old emotions, are opportunities to reflect, understand and grow. Cultivating harmony within, enables the creation of harmony without, through balanced relations with others.

Essences can be matched to individual emotional imbalances, such as impatience, anger, fear, despair, which helps the individual to create a better personality. This enables the ego self to relax it’s hold over the mind (because negative behaviours have reduced, even ceased), calming thinking and providing the space to drop into the peace of the heart. From this place life is altered. Acceptance becomes the norm. Every experience and conversation is an opportunity for learning about self and the nature of being human. We become soul led, no longer ego driven.

Learning to understand who we are from the context of self (instead of feedback from others), our emotions (how to observe and process them effectively) and why the experiences of childhood create the blocks and emotional problems of adulthood (and how to release them) is a lifelong journey. Once embarked upon, this journey becomes a beautiful raison d’etre for being alive. It enables us to become kind, loving, compassionate and empathetic, to change the world around us through shining our personal light, without ego.


Flower (and other) essences can be used on their own to assist personal or spiritual growth, or as a support to other forms of development in these areas. As a flower essence practitioner, I can create a special blend of essences tailored to your needs.


Book a free 15 minute chat here if you would like to find out how flower essences can help you.