Flower Power

I’m writing this from a hotel in LA while attending a writer’s conference. My head is overstuffed with information, but in a good way. In between furiously taking notes while listening to several lectures and cramming in the writing of a book proposal, I decided it was a good thing for my sanity to forgo the usual message From Over There, and instead, host a special guest messenger who is still very much in her body.

Kathleen Aspenns is a flower essence healing practitioner with some helpful hints on how to use these powerful flower remedies to help keep you calm and irritation-free. And with all the busy-ness in the world, I think we can all use her advice. I know I can!

Enjoy!

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Guest Message:
Our culture values speed and instant results - everything must happen now.  From fast food, to fast internet connections to speed dating, we are always in a hurry.  But the things that matter most in our lives often take time and don’t happen instantly.  Our most valued relationships are built over decades, education and building careers can take years.  Clearly, the most important things in life can never be fast.

How do we reconcile the speed of everyday life and the understanding that “good things take time”?
The cultivation of patience can take many forms.  Meditation and the practice of mindfulness can give great assistance to those who need to take a break from the rat race and find perspective and patience.  There are also flower essences that can help calm impatience and soothe our aggravation at the seemingly slow pace of progress in our lives.

Impatiens (Bach Flower Essence) is the primary essence for patience.  Dr Bach himself was a very impatient person, the type to snap in irritation at the slow pace of others. He preferred working alone so he wouldn’t be slowed down.  He realized his inner agitation was a sign of disharmony within himself and discovered the flower essence made from impatiens eased his tension.  Taking Impatiens flower essence, he discovered his impatience reduced and he was able to relax and work without anxiety and frustration.  

Many times before new circumstances can emerge in our lives things must first fall away.  Sagebrush (Flower Essence Society) addresses the emptiness we feel when this happens, and helps us realize the things that are most essential to us are never material or external.  Taking this essence can ease our desire to instantly replace what we have lost, and learn to have patience with the ebb and flow of our lives.

Timeless Presence (Jane Bell Essences) is a combination essence that helps us slow down and look deeply into our self.  It helps you release external stimulus and drama, enabling you to discover what is really true for you.  I often recommend Timeless Presence when there is a lot of chaos and stress in a client’s life and they just don’t know which way is forward.  This essence helps clear away externals and helps you see what is blocking your progress.

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Featured Guest: Kathleen Aspenns
Kathleen began her journey with flower essences many years ago when she found them to be a safe and natural way to address behavior issues with her beloved parrots, an African Grey and a Meyer’s parrot.  After seeing how well flower essences worked with her own animals, Kathleen felt compelled to study further and enrolled in the practitioner training program of the Alaskan Flower Essence Project taught by Jane Bell.  After finishing the course and completing her case studies, she became a certified Flower Essence Practitioner.  In creating a personalized Flower Essence formula she chooses from hundreds of Flower Essences from systems such as the Alaskan Flower Essence Project, the Bach Flower Remedies, the North American Flower Essences from FES and Desert Alchemy. To learn more please visit kathleenaspenns.com.

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