Flower Essences for Postpartum

Postpartum

From the Flower Essence Society:

Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. The first 38 flower remedies were formulated by a British physician, Dr. Edward Bach, in the 1930’s, although new remedies from other plant species are now available.

How do flower essences work?

To understand how flower essences work requires a recognition that the human being is more than a physical body, but also incorporates a “body” of life energy, a “body” of sensitivity and feelings, and a spiritual essence or Self. Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with these subtle bodies of the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us. We can say that they work in a similar way to inspirational music or art, which carry meaning through the vehicle of sound or light, while the flower essences work through the medium of water.

Modern physics has known for nearly a century that matter and consciousness are intertwined. However, medical science still generally works with a nineteenth century model of the human being as a mechanism in a world of machines. We expect that in the coming century medical science will develop ways of studying the impact of consciousness on health, and we will learn more about the ways in which flower essences work. However, empirical research, which consists of the collection of case studies and practitioner reports, will remain the primary source of knowledge about how flower essences work.

How are flower essences used?

Flower essences can be used in a number of ways. The most common way is to take them orally, four drops, four times a day. Our experience shows that it is not necessary to take them internally. They can also be used by adding five to seven drops in a plant sprayer bottle and misting a room or our bodies. You can also add a few drops to the bath, spray clothes before ironing them, or spray your pillow before sleeping. What is important to remember is that they are a vibrational essence, and surrounding yourself with them, inside or outside, is the best way to experience their effects.

The following are some of the categories of emotions that tend to arise during the postpartum time period and can be helpful to have on hand to work through this emotional time.

Look through the categories and read about the essences that are in each category to find the one’s that best fit you are your particular situation.

If you’d like to have support in this area, consider getting a Mother Embracing session.

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From the Alaskan Essence Society:

Align­ment

Ances­tral Healing

Anx­iety

Change

Child­birth

Chil­dren

Com­pas­sion

Com­ple­tion

Con­fi­dence

Energy

Exhaus­tion

Inte­gra­tion

Iso­la­tion

Joy

Mother

New­born

Nur­turing

Over­sen­si­tive

Over­whelmed

Rebirthing

Recovery

Reju­ve­na­tion

Rela­tion­ships

Safety

Self-Appreciation

  • of one’s beauty, regard­less of how it dif­fers from others—Columbine
  • of one’s unique con­tri­bu­tion to the evo­lu­tion of humanity—Lace Flower
  • of our cre­ative abil­i­ties—Wild Iris

Sensuality/Sexuality

Shock

Sup­port

Trans­for­ma­tion

Trauma

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