How do I Choose My Flower Essences
This is the Fun part! You get to choose! Which flower essences speak to you? Which flower essences attract you? Which ones say, “Choose Me!”?
- Say the names
- Look at the flower photos
- Read the descriptions
- Then Choose the ones that feel good to You right now
There are many methods for choosing flower essences, all of them useful. Have fun! A playful attitude does wonders. Feeling comfortable is the most important part of choosing your essences.
You can say or read the flower essence name or the plant name. Any method that uses your intuition can be helpful. One of the most powerful methods is centered in the body. It’s called “Yum :) - Yuk :( ”. Say the name or look at the photo and notice what your body is feeling (ignoring your mind just for the moment). Your body will give you either a “Yum :) ” sensation or a “Yuk :( ” sensation, and that is your answer. Common “Yum :) ” sensations are feelings of comfort, safety and warmth. There is no neutral in this technique. If the sensation isn’t a strong and clear “Yum :) ”, it is a “Yuk :( ”.
You can also choose by looking at the flower photos. Simply go to our online store and find the flower photos for each essence. See which photos you are attracted to. You may enjoy certain plants in nature or find yourself growing favorites. The plants you are attracted to are often signposts pointing to the flower essences your body needs for balance. These can all be clues. As a side note, people are often drawn to live in a geographical location where those plants that are most healing for them grow.
Another way to choose is to read our descriptions. We have included a short one-liner followed by a longer, more complete description for your enjoyment. Some like to study the definitions of each essence and carefully discern which ones feel most helpful.
If you already own a set of essences you can run your hands over the bottles to find the ones that pop out. With practice, this can be fun and effective. Some people enjoy reading the descriptions afterward to gather more information. A variation to this technique is to use a form of muscle testing or dowsing, especially if you are already comfortable with a particular method.
You can also visit a flower essence therapist or other practitioner who uses essences to support their work. Sometimes it feels comfortable to get another point of view.
Santa Barbara Flower Essences is one in a community of wonderful flower essence companies. You may find that one or two different sets of essences draws you the most and from these you can create your base set, adding a few from other sources as desired.
And remember that playful attitude!