Photo above: The beautiful White Magnolia that was to become a key component of my “Super Essences”.
For the first few years of my love-affair with flower essences, I focussed on learning all I could about them. I did workshops, I read numerous books, I signed up for a distance-learning course.
And… I worked with essences. Almost every day, I worked with them, for myself, and for others. It has been said, that, in order to be a high-level master of anything, one needs to have completed 10,000 hours of work with that skill. I was setting out in pursuit of that 10,000 hours!
From 1992 to 1996, this work was with other people’s essences (for details, read the info in the links in my previous post).
However, in 1996, I was ready to make my own essences. For about two years, this was a slowly evolving process, but from 1998 everything exploded, especially from August 1998, when I went full-time with the essences.
By 1999, I had a very comprehensive set of my own flower essences, and wow, were they powerful! I believe that, at the time, these “New Millennium Essences” were the most powerful set of flower essences yet produced on planet earth. (For details of the actual essences, etc, see the links in my previous post.)
Not only were my “New Millennium Essences” powerful, they were also different. It’s hard to put into words, but….
These essences had managed to capture the “spirit of the age”, the energy of the dawning of the new millennium. Just as Doctor Edward Bach’s essences had captured the spirit of his times (the 1920’s and 30’s) in a unique and powerful way, so too did my New Millennium Essences capture the energy of humanity at this time of tremendous upheaval and change, at the dawning of the new millennium.
Just as Dr Bach went out into the countryside, “back to basics”, in order to find the help that he was seeking, so too had I gone “back to basics”, to find the help that I needed. Like Dr Bach, I had wandered the countryside in order to find the plants that would help me in my quest: and also, like Dr Bach, I had delved deep into my own psyche, and into the depths of my soul, in my quest for healing.
There was, however, an “extra dimension”, to my deep explorations of my psyche. This was in the form of the profound transformation that I had experienced from all that obsessive “weekend workshoping” and intensive “personal and spiritual development” work (see my previous posts).
Because the manifestation of a flower essence is a “work of consciousness”, and the end-result is totally dependant on the level of consciousness of the person facilitating the work, my efforts at self-improvement had lifted my consciousness up to such a degree that my “consciousness work” (the facilitation of the essences) took on a clarity and a pristine powerfulness that would have been impossible had I not done all of that “inner work”.
This is definitely not something that can be created through an act of will with the intellectual mind. It has nothing to do with the intellect. Also, it cannot be faked: to get to this state, one has to “go through the fire”, to go deep into the depths of one’s inner psyche, to face one’s “inner demons”, much like the inner-work done by that great pioneer, Carl Jung. The challenge is enormous, the rewards are sublime.
Anyway…. that’s my theory, you decide for yourself.
The point is, by 1999, I had created something that was very unique in the field of natural healing.
So, for a while, I rested. From April to November, 1999, I retreated to a small beach-side cottage, and spent the winter doing more intensive self-healing work, using my new essences. I also went for many long beach-walks, enjoying being out in Nature, and spending much time in contemplation, and in resting, in preparation for the next phase of the journey.
For most of the year 2000, I led a quiet life. I made a few more new essences, I sat in the sun, I took life easy, and I wrote a lot: I wrote the first version of my Flower Essences Practitioner’s Manual, you can read this at this webpage….
For all of the year 2000, I had been contemplating an issue that was bugging me. My essence collection had been growing, and there were now too many of them! It was becoming increasingly difficult to sort them out into reasonable-size sets to offer for sale. And, there were overlaps…. some of the essences were for very similar “issues” that were also covered by other essences.
In October 2000, the answer came to me. Super-Essences! Combine individual essences into small “blended entities”, each blended entity being a combination of from two to five individual essences. Create some totally new form of “energy technology” to hold the blends together, and thus be able to offer people a complete comprehensive set of essences in a relatively small number of bottles.
If you are interested in the specific details of the “Super Essences”, you can read about them here….
And, for details of the specific Super-Essences that we currently offer for sale, see this webpage….
By the end of the year 2000, I felt complete. Like my life’s work was complete, and I could now rest from the creative work and focus on the marketing of my precious creations.
And, for all of 2001, this is what I did. Once again, I withdrew to a remote beach-cottage, spent lots of time in self-healing and contemplation, with long beach-walks every day. And, I taught myself basic web development and created my website, every page loving hand-crafted in HTML by myself. http://www.nmessences.com
By early 2001, the website was done, complete with its innovative Free On-Line Energy Healing facility. The major portion of my life’s work was complete, so I thought. All that was now needed was a marketing effort, and then I could scale back my efforts and relax for the rest of my life.
Well, the universe had other plans for me!
Which I will cover in my next posting.