The Art of Choosing Essences

One of my clients asked me to confirm her choice of one of our Energy Medicine Formulas. As sometimes happens, I directed her to another formula to take first.


There is an art to choosing the Flower and Gem Essences that are best for you.


1. Identify the concern you   wish to address or a desire you want to achieve.

To   help you get started in your quest of personal growth and achieving goals, we   encourage you to explore the areas of your life you would like to improve or enhance. These areas can be emotional, such as overcoming fear, creating a sense of inner freedom or peace, developing confidence; or mentally improving   your memory or quieting “mental chatter”. It can be a deeper psychological desire to connect in a more meaningful way with others, yourself or nature.


To identify the specific issues or goals you’re seeking, ask yourself these basic questions:

           What part of my life is currently the most problematic?

           What do I desire most?

           What could I use the most support on?

           What do I want to achieve?


Based   on your answers, you’re already on your way toward addressing those needs and   finding solutions.


2. Read the flower and gem   essence definitions.

The   easiest way for novices or those beginning their journey to health and   well-being is to read the definitions. The information provided is intended   for the general public, which means it works most of the time for most   people.


The   truth is, you’re not “most people” - you are an individual. The better your   choice, the better the results.


If   you choose well and take it consistently as needed, you can achieve great   results. (read General Use Guidelines)   If your selection and usage is not optimal, it won’t work as well, and   occasionally not at all. 


3. Trust your instincts.

Another   way to choose them is intuitively. If you pick up a bottle and it feels good,   you’re on the right track. If you’re a highly intuitive person – and this is   a skill that can be learned (check out our Portland classes) – that’s where the art   begins.


Here are some further considerations:


Be clear about what you’re asking for – the clearer and more specific you are, the better your results.


Trust yourself. Each formula has a whole personality just like a   person. Every remedy has more healing qualities than the short definitions   that you’ll read.


Two people may be seeking a similar result, yet a different remedy may come up for each of them, because all of us are individuals.


4. Ask for professional guidance on selection.

A third option is having an expert select the appropriate essence for you. We think of the over the counter retail products as an easy and inexpensive way to go. Having a professional choose is more in-depth. Here are a few of the reasons why:


Having extensive knowledge about a subject, such as a Chiropractor, Naturopath, Massage Therapist, or in my case, a Life Coach, is invaluable for asking the right questions.


If you have more than one area of concern or development, knowing the best sequence to address them is important. For example, you may be angry but the underlying issue might be grief.


Having a neutral, non-judgmental person with the ability to   stand back and view your overall needs can often work better because they’re not entwined in the details of your life.


Accuracy comes with practice.


There are other considerations to take into account, such as medications you may already be taking (for example, I’ve found that Beta   Blockers can block the effects of a formula), or mixing remedies may change the results for better or worse.


An expert may have many more formulas to choose from and may have access to a remedy that’s even better for your specific needs than your initial over the counter choices.


We encourage you to try the power of healing essences as well as working to build your intuitive skills. If over time,   you're not getting the results you want, consider consulting an expert. We’re here to guide   you to making the right choices for improving your health and well-being.


We offer free 5 to 10 minute consultations to answer your general questions and help you choose the best energy medicine, therapeutic gemstones or flower essences that are right for you. To receive   your free consultation, simply call 503 228.2966 or send us an email now to schedule an  appointment. A consultation is a good opportunity to learn more about what these healing essences can offer you.