Article by Christopher Stewart
In her series of books the author Elaine Aron details the experiences and challenges of the approximately 15-20% of the population who are highly sensitive persons or HSP’s. We have all seen portraits of these people in films and books. They are usually portrayed as shrinking from the world, being weak, or overly shy and retiring.
According to Aron and others the trait of being an HSP is normal. Your nervous system is just more sensitive to subtleties. Your brain processes this information more quickly and reflects upon it at a deeper level.
As an HSP, you may be overstimulated easier than other people. You may feel more stressed out, overwhelmed and have problems with crowded public areas and social events.
In an increasingly more complex and interdependent world the abilities of an HSP are needed more and more.
The more we are in touch with ourselves, the more we feel our inner desire to know and be who we truly are. We want freedom to live as we are supposed to live, to fulfill our soul’s potential. When we don’t we suffer, however that suffering is a hunger for our true selves to live, to be free; it is a message that we want to return to our true nature.
For an HSP to embrace their essential qualities, to open to all of their abilities requires support, skill building and practice.
To empower and support the emotional body of HSP’s I have used flower essences with great success in my medical intuitive practice.
Flower essences are the vibrational imprint, or etheric pattern of particular flowers or plants prepared in liquid form. You can imagine, as science tells us, that everything – plants, animals, the Earth, stars – is made up at its very basic level of vibrations of energy. Then you can also imagine that every flower species has a particular vibration different in some way than any other. The energy of a dark red rose is different than that of a bright white lily in color, form, scent, texture, and so on. These tangible factors are associated with the flower’s individual vibrational pattern or ‘etheric essence’.
The vibrational pattern of each flower can be ‘imprinted’ in pure water through certain preparation methods – one used most often is the infusing (like making tea) of fresh flowers just picked in glass bowls of spring water sitting in bright sunlight. The water then takes on the etheric vibration of the flower, resulting in what has been termed a ‘flower essence’.
The 2 most used essences for HSP support are Walnut and Yarrow. Flower essences may be found at most health food stores, ordered online from many different vendors.
Walnut Flower Essence is the remedy to help to protect against outside influences in general, and against the effects of change in particular.
Walnut types are people who are fulfilling their purpose in life but who under the influence of the opinions, theories or beliefs of others or of external circumstances in general, may be led to doubt their path.
Yarrow Flower Essence – As the soul becomes more spiritually open, it necessarily becomes more refined, sensitive, and absorbent. In the past many of those on spiritual paths were removed and protected from the daily conditions of living, so that the soul could safely harmonize and expand its boundaries. Modern conditions require that the path of spiritualization be connected to the physical world and to practical responsibilities.
Using flower essences is easy. Just make a mixture of the essences into a gallon of spring water, and drink often during the day. You don’t have to drink the whole gallon in one day. When the gallon of water has been used, just make another mixture.
The subtle healing properties of flower essences restore equilibrium on all levels of being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. They can enhance personal development and are a powerful aid to transformation. They offer us the opportunity to address outworn behavior patterns and negative states of mind which may contribute to or cause disease, emotional imbalance and spiritual disharmony. By stimulating the body’s inherent ability to heal itself, flower essences restore order from a higher level and help to strengthen desirable or positive qualities such as courage, inner peace, love or acceptance.
Copyright 2010 Christopher Stewart