RESTORING THE BLOOM
FLOWER ESSENCES ADDRESS ANIMALS' EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
A Mt. Shasta Woman creates flower essences and prescribes them for animals after communicating with them psychically.
By John Crowe
Staff Reporter Redding Record Searchlight 4-3-98
Flower Power is not a catch-phrase of the '60s for Sharon Callahan. It's what her business, Anaflora, is all about. The Mt. Shasta resident prescribes flower essences for animals.
And just what are flower essences?
The question is best answered by first saying what they are not, which is perfumes. They are not a distillation of floral scents.
Rather, the liquids, which are usually shipped out in one ounce eyedropper bottles, are, in the words of one of Callahan's brochures "potent non-aromatic vibrational liquids that are taken internally to create profound healing and change."
Callahan said her clients have sought out her flower essences to help their cats overcome their avoidance of litter boxes, to soothe a skittishness and hyperactivity in dogs and cats, even to get a painfully thin elephant back on her diet and out of a deep depression.
The names given the essence formulas make it clear what condition they are intended to treat: Return to Joy (for the animal that has suffered abuse of any kind), BeGone (for pets bedeviled by fleas), Calm Kitty (calms and soothes everyday nervousness), Senior (eases arthritis pain, helps strengthen kidney and bladder function), Harmony, (to aid the introduction of a second animal or a new baby into the home) and many others.
Because Callahan believes there is a spiritual connection among all living things, she says many of her essences are good for people, too.