After my last post I realized that some of you might not know what I’m talking about when I say “flower essence.”

No, flower essences are not the little smelly bottles (those are essential oils).

Flower essences are the energy of the flower captured in water.  They have little scent or taste.

Have you ever seen the book Messages from Water by Masaru Emoto?

In this lovely book, Emoto shows us photos of frozen water crystals.  No two are alike, just like snowflakes.

The crystalline structure of the water molecule changes as the water is influenced by its surroundings.  Water, in the presence of a flower, takes on a beautiful structure.

When we take a flower essence, we are allowing the flower-influenced water crystals speak to the many water crystals within our own body.  This conversation creates a resonance that allows us to shift our emotional state.

Sounds hokey, huh?  I thought so too when I first encountered flower essences.  I was living in New York City at the time spending way too much time in dank subway tunnels.

One day, waiting for the Uptown 6 on a crowded platform, my breath go tight in my throat and the ground started slanting at wonky angles.  Breath, breath, breath.  My first panic attack.

A friend suggested a flower essence formula called Rescue Remedy.  I had no idea what was in that little bottle and I didn’t care; it said “rescue” on the label and I needed rescuing!  Rescue Remedy got me through many a New York subway rush hour.

Which flower essences do you use…. and why?