Animals are intimately
attuned to the music, or vibration, of nature....the flowers and trees
dancing rhythmically in the wind, the murmuring of the breeze, the
whistling of the wind through rocks and mountains, the harmony of sun
and moon, the movements of stars and planets, the rhythm of the days
months and seasons. In their essential state, animals, birds, and plants
communicate by means of the music of nature. So it is natural for
flowers and animals to work together.
Animals attune on a soul level to many herbs
and flowers because of their spiritual and healing properties. Animals
in the wild will seek out and eat these medicinal herbs and flowers, or
simply rest among them absorbing their energy. When my cat Shoji grieved
for me during a long absence, he could be found, each afternoon, in a
far corner of the yard napping beneath the low hanging branches of a
Bleeding Heart. The signature, or vibration, of a flower is often
evident in its name: Forget-me-not, Angel's Trumpet, Love-lies-bleeding,
Self-heal, Passion Flower, Heart's Ease.
With close observation, one can perceive an
overlapping quality in the Divine Creative Impulse that generates the
morphic fields or vibrational holograms of many plant and animal
species. This gives animals an instinctual understanding of various
plants, regardless of whether they have ever been in contact with the
particular plant before. This ability in domestic or caged animals may
diminish or disappear over time because the animal is no longer in
intimate contact with nature. It then becomes our obligation, as
guardians, to facilitate the use of herbs and flower essences with our
companion animals, and other animals that we as a species have confined
to artificial environments.
Because an animal's entire being is a
subtle energy receptor, it is easily disturbed by the tiniest
fluctuation of energy in its personal environment; this is particularly
true of cats. By the same token, an animal's subtle energy attunement
makes it very responsive to re-alignment through the use of flower
A wide range of common physical disorders in
animals as well as many mental and emotional disturbances brought on by
grief, loneliness, abandonment, trauma and negative thought forms, can
be eased and often eliminated with Flower Essence Therapy. In addition,
the tendency of companion animals to absorb the emotions of the humans
they live with can be greatly relieved by the use of flower essences.
Animals suffer acutely from situations that they are incapable of
understanding such as human relationship difficulties, job worries and
financial stress. The suffering of domestic animals is, to a great
extent, a result of contact with "civilization".
Essences are available to assist at every stage
of an animal's development: birth and bonding, spaying and neutering,
training, aging and the transition from this life. Flower essences are
an invaluable aid during times of uncertainty, such as traveling,
changing residences, adjusting to other animals or grieving the loss of
a companion, to name just a few.
Animals that come from abusive or neglectful backgrounds, as many
animals do, often require assistance to clear negative past patterning.
With the use of appropriate essences, the memory of deep despair can be
relieved and the animals life can move forward in joy.
Sensitively chosen essences can produce
profound and lasting changes in an animals behavior. These changes are
significant, because they cannot be attributed to the placebo effect so
often sited by skeptics to dismiss the effectiveness of flower essence
therapy, Animals have souls, emotions, feelings and karmic influences
that affect their health and well being, just as humans do. This can be
easily seen and influenced by using flower essences.
In my work I have chosen to use many of the
more esoteric spiritual essences, either singly or in combination with
traditional flower remedies. Animals are evolving toward enlightenment
just as we are, and spiritual essences encourage their soul growth in
the same way that beautiful music does. Just as a musical solo on the
violin, cello or flute may touch the soul on a deeper level than a whole
symphony, a single flower essence can at times touch the soul more
deeply than several together. For this reason, when addressing deep soul
issues, whether man's or animal's, I often treat with just one essence
at a time. Once these deep issues have been addressed, essences in
combination are quite effective and can provide an invaluable and
ongoing addition to an animals life process.