What are Essences?
Flower essences, or flower remedies, are infusions made from the flowering part of a plant.
The process of sun steeping, or boiling the flower in water, captures the energy imprint of the flower.
Whereas essential oils or herbal remedies contain physical substances extracted from plants, there is no physical part of the flower in a flower essence, only its healing vibration.
Every flower has a different healing quality.
The Alaskan Essences have taken this concept further and have created Gem Elixirs and Environmental Essences in addition to Flower Essences in their range.
I predominantly work with Alaskan and Bach Essences, though I do sometimes dip into others, such as Australian Bush Flower Essences, Wild Earth Animal and Wild Child Essences, Astrological Essences, Bailey Essences and Lightbringer Essences.
Dr Edward Bach developed his system of Flower Remedies in the early part of the 20th century. They are still the best known and most popular Flower Remedies in the world and are now made by many different companies. The Bach Flower Remedies are used to treat a person’s emotional state which, Dr Bach believed, was the cause of people’s physical symptoms.
There are 38 single flower remedies. ‘Rescue Remedy’ is well known for its ability to calm after a shock or prepare for stressful situations. It is a combination of several of the flower remedies.
I was fortunate enough to attend several training sessions run by the late founder of Alaskan Essences, Steve Johnson. He was able to bring each essence alive in his presentations through his superb photography and descriptions. I have loved the essences ever since.
Judith Poelerands, his wife, continues his work (he died in 2017). Judith is from the Netherlands. She formed her career around animals and animal welfare and is a talented animal communicator. She used essences for many years prior to meeting Steve and shares his passion for them.
Essences from The Last Frontier
Steve said his inspiration to prepare essences in Alaska began with an awareness of the vibrational purity of this land. Alaska is one of the very few places left on our planet where the environment is much as it was thousands of years ago. Less than 700,000 people live in an area one fifth the size of the continental United States, and over half of these are clustered in the three largest cities.
The plant and elemental kingdoms here are still intact, healthy, and exuberant because much of the state has never been impacted by human activity.
All of the life forms here have had to develop special adaptations to insure their chances for survival in an extreme climate characterized by constant movement and change. As we move into the second decade of this century and beyond, the skills and abilities that enable us to thrive in an environment of continual change and transformation are becoming increasingly relevant. These qualities are embodied by the Alaskan essences. Through the study and use of these essences, we can awaken and master them in ourselves.
A THREEFOLD SYSTEM OF HEALING
The Alaskan Essences, Inc. is the only essence company in the world that has designed a system of vibrational healing based on the co-creative relationship that exists between the plant, mineral, and elemental kingdoms.
This threefold system derives its effectiveness from the special qualities of healing energy that each kingdom has to offer, and from the synergy that is created when these essences are used together.
The three different types of essences in the Alaskan Essence system
The plant and elemental kingdoms in Alaska are still intact, healthy, and exuberant because much of the state has never been impacted by human activity.
All of the life forms there have had to develop special adaptations to ensure their chances for survival in an extreme climate characterized by constant movement and change. As we move into the second decade of this century and beyond, the skills and abilities that enable us to thrive in an environment of continual change and transformation are becoming increasingly relevant. These qualities are embodied by the Alaskan Essences. Through the study and use of these essences, we can awaken and master them in ourselves.
The plant kingdom occupies the central role in this co-creative relationship, bringing the gift of spiritual consciousness to the earth. Essences made from flowers awaken dormant qualities of consciousness within us and stimulate the release of blockages that prevent us from fully integrating this higher consciousness into our daily lives. They enable us to live our lives with increased awareness and understanding.
The mineral kingdom helps us fully anchor and embody changes in consciousness that are catalyzed by the use of flower essences. Just as the rocks and soil of this planet provide structure and stability for the growth of the plant kingdom, gem elixirs stabilize and restructure our energy systems so that our physical bodies can maintain their balance as the consciousness within us grows and expands.
The gift of the elemental kingdom is energy for change. The environment, through the elements of air, earth, fire, and water, supplies vital nourishment for all living things. Essences made from the environment provide the potent qualities of energy we need to create and sustain change at the core level of our beings.
A 30 minute consultation & essences* costs £80
Clinic consultations cost an extra £15`
A 15 minute consultation & essences* costs £45
*a bottle with up to 8 different essences in it posted to you
Do get in touch if you have any questions
How I Work With Essences
Essences are wonderfully powerful, yet gentle, ways to restore balance. They are great personal development helpers and can change our mood in an instant. Great for our pets as well.
If prescribing essences alone, I will tune in to whatever the issue to be dealt with is and will often dowse to find out which combination is appropriate. I find that to be a really efficient way to work and, if I check the qualities of the remedies selected, they tend to be spot on!
I use essences alongside my other therapies sometimes if something comes to mind.
There are other ranges of essences (in addition to Bach and Alaskan) that I use when dowsing if appropriate.
Where I get the essences from – I get the combinations made up for you by a specialist essence company to ensure the hygiene of the products (making them at home is harder).
Clearing the air, the atmosphere, space clearing/energy clearing can make a massive difference to how you feel and life can flow better too!
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Solstice sun is one of the Alaskan Environmental Essences, created by Steve Johnson one summer solstice in Alaska.