Restoring Balance to the Chakras with Flower Remedies
Although known about for thousands of years within the ancient world, it is only in
recent ‘modern scientific' times, as we moved from Newtonian to Eisteinian views of
reality, that the idea of a higher energy system playing a part in the total functioning
of a human being has once more gained credence. Although invisible to the eye, this
energy field that surrounds and interpenetrates our physical body, can actually be
detected through such techniques as kirlian photography. Of course, many can sense
the aura, light body or subtle anatomy with their hands or inner eye. The aura extends
some two feet away from the physical body and for ease of understanding is divided
into different layers. The closest to the physical is called the ethric and extends only
an inch or so beyond the physical body. Beyond this are the emotional, mental and
spiritual layers of the aura.
The charkas have been referred to as the organs of our subtle anatomy. They are
spinning vortexes of energy within our aura that circulate and distribute the energy
throughout the whole system. Within our aura each chakra holds a pattern similar to
that of water as it empties through a sink's plughole. The seven major chakras, the
largest and most important of these dynamic high-energy centres have been
documented in many ancient medical texts from different cultures. When these
centres are spinning freely, holding healthy shapes without any blockages, our
physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health is good. When dysfunctional
energetic patterns begin to occur in one or more of these charkas it will be felt as
some form of mental or emotional unease (for example, anxiety, depression,
frustration, lack of clarity, stress, etc.). If such unhealthy patterns become chronic or
ingrained within the charkas there may well be a physical response - our unhealthy
mental and emotional states can descend through the auric layers manifesting within
the physical body.
Flower Remedies - tools that maintain and return charkas to health
Flower remedies, or essences, are perfectly suited to maintain and restore health to
charkas. All flower remedies, when ingested, held, or even thought about, make an
initial therapeutic impact within the aura, and certain flower remedies particularly
work well on the chakra system. The following lists links each major chakra with a
flower essence and gives key concepts for the chakras:
faith and belief, the meaning of life, spiritual orientation, enlightenment, acceptance,
completion, alignment with higher forces.
Stimulated by Daffodil flower essence
Knowledge, reasoning, development of the intellect, wisdom, learning, insight,
Stimulated by Nasturtium flower essence
Communication, the expression of will power, personal expression, truth, creativity.
Stimulated by Celandine flower essence
Key Concepts: love, the ability to give and receive love, unconditional love,
compassion, open-heartedness, loving oneself, heart's desire.
Stimulated by Passion Flower essence
Key Concepts: personal empowerment, making choices, self-esteem and
Assertion, confidence, intuition, being responsible for one's own life.
Stimulated by Sage flower essence
Key Concepts: sexuality, creativity, power and control in relationships, money, seat of
Stimulated by Red Dead Nettle flower essence
Key Concepts: the ability to be here on planet Earth, being properly grounded,
realistic and able to concentrate, orientation, patience, aggression, safety and survival,
Stimulated by Comfrey flower essence
There are many ways in which a chakra can display dysfunctional patterns. If the
chakra is over-used the chakra can distend, becoming bloated or open too wide. An
example of this is when too much study or mental work is undertaken and the brow
chakra is over-stimulated and opens too wide. Headaches and faulty vision can
follow. Sometimes a chakra becomes sluggish, spinning too slowly so that the energy
is not distributed correctly. This is a common problem within the root chakra of those
who are either lazy or insufficiently motivated. Another common malfunction is
when a chakra becomes twisted and its ‘roots' (the narrowest section of the vortex) is
unable to allow the energy to flow. If this occurred in the heart chakra, for example, it
may well indicate that the individual has cut themself off from love because they have
been emotionally hurt. One more example of a blocked chakra is where certain parts
of the chakra simply have stopped functioning. In the throat chakra this would
indicate a lessened ability to communicate freely and possibly a constant frog in the
throat or a recurring sore throat.
Working with Chakra Flower Essences
The best place to start working on balancing the charkas is with yourself. I'm sure
that when you read through the key concepts associated with the charkas some word
or phrase jumped out, rang a bell, hit home. The chances are it is with this associated
chakra that there is a blockage of some sort. If more than one chakra is highlighted
either choose to work with the most pressing or a maximum of three. Trust your
intuition or gut feelings on these matters.
We have found over some fifteen years of working with these essences that when the
corresponding Chakra Flower Essence is taken for a malfunctioning chakra it has an
immediate therapeutic effect, opening the chakra so that the energy/life force can once
more freely flow. However, as the effects of the essence wears off the chakra once
more reverts back to its dysfunctional energetic pattern. It is necessary to take the
essences on a regular basis, 4 times daily, in order to re-educate the chakra to hold and
maintain a healthy energetic pattern.
It is unimportant as to the nature of the blockage, a twisted root or sluggish energy,
because flower remedies are self-adjusting, meaning that they work differently for
each individual depending on the nature of their complaint. Some charkas respond
readily and quickly to the flower remedies, especially if the blockages have been
present for only a short time. Other charkas will need to be re-educated over months,
particularly if they contain deeply embedded dysfunctions.
As one chakra is cleared or realigned it may become apparent that another chakra
requires attention. This is very common. The issues of one chakra often dominate
our lives and as they clear or move on we become aware of what were less pressing
issues associated with a different chakra. In this type of case both charkas have been
out of alignment but one more so than the other. The clearing of the deeper issues
allows us to see lesser issues - a clear indication of self-improvement!
There are of course other tools apart from the Chakra Flower Essences for restoring
balance to the charkas such as the visulisation of the chakra colour or chanting
specific sounds associated with the chakra or the use of semi-precious stones that
resonate with the chakra energy. Different tools and techniques are co-supportive and
you can mix and match what feels appropriate for you. And of course there are many
other flowers which link to the charkas but here at Aquarius we have been using these
particular ones for over fifteen and seen highly beneficial results.