Theme Definitions

Grief is a natural response to the loss of someone or something to which we’ve formed a bond. The grieving process varies between person to person and is necessary in healing after loss, but being unable to move forward in this process can cause further turmoil and interfere with our lives. Using flower essences during acute grief can ease the shock and provide the basic support we need to continue on. In the long term, flower essences can assist in the healthy expression of grief, sustain our commitment to healing, and encourage the experience of joy after sorrow.

See also: Loss, Transition, Heart, Heart Chakra, Death & Dying

It is through the process of losing our centre and then regaining it that we move toward wisdom. Knowing when we’ve become ungrounded allows us stabilize our centre faster; this means being self-aware, mindful of our limits, and knowing how to restore calm within ourselves. Flower essences can strengthen our inner clarity, keep us grounded when the world is chaotic around us, and help us to identify when we’re not living in balance. They can also help us reconnect to the earth when we’re feeling airy or flighty, reconnect to community, and stay grounded during healing work.

See also: Awareness, Nature, Cleansing & Purification

Guilt and shame are similar emotions, but have different root causes. Guilt manifests when we feel conflict over something we’ve done, whereas shame manifests as conflict with oneself. Both experiences can be painful and, if left unresolved, can lead to a distorted sense of our faults or limitations. Flower essences can help us addresses the deeper issues that cause us to feel guilt and shame.

See also: Judgement, Criticism, Compassion, Fear, Self-Esteem

Hatred is a fiery, destructive emotion and impulse arising from very negative thoughts, perceptions or experiences. Often stemming from anger and as a result of fear, hatred can manifest in our beings causing us to feel closed off, judgmental and unforgiving. Flower essences can help us release hate and understand where it comes from, and help us manage hateful situations and relationships. They can be used to help us address and understand self-hate and the tendency to assume that others hate us, or address our own hate directed at others  as we move back towards healing, love and compassion.

See also:  Aversion, Self-Esteem, Compassion, Love

Flower essences can help us strengthen our connection to and trust in the wisdom of our higher selves. They can help us connect to the crown chakra, and understand and truly feel that spiritual wisdom is both within and that we are part of a larger and ancient wisdom. They can be used to open our receptivity during meditation and dreams.

See also: Third Eye Chakra, Crown Chakra, Truth, Wisdom, Compassion

Restlessness and unwillingness to accept delays can cause agitation and hold us back. All individuals and processes have different paces; accepting this helps us remain open to and capable of working with whatever comes our way. Being willing to revise, or even let go of our expectations can be liberating, and help us gracefully adapt to change. Flower essences help us accept that all things have their own process, and allow us to let go of any desires we may be clinging to.

See also: Frustration, Stress, Overwhelm, Balance, Restlessness

The inner child is an archetype that represents our early childhood experiences and memories. It embodies our basic needs. Unresolved issues from our childhood can manifest in our adult life as codependency, emotional coldness, and imbalance between work and play. We might also find ourselves too vulnerable or needy as adults, or too cold and removed from our inner child. Flower essences can help us uncover the root of problems and heal early traumas.

See also: Expression, Joy, Mother, Father

Integration is the process of unifying all parts of self. Our past experiences and memories, preferences, wisdom, and abilities make us uniquely who we are, and acknowledging and bringing all the aspects of ourselves together empowers us to be whole. Unwillingness to acknowledge or integrate parts of ourselves can indicate unresolved conflict or hurt.

See also: Balance, Transformation