Flower Magic!

This afternoon, I picked a book from my bookshelf just to flick through. The one I picked was A New Earth by Eckart Tolle. Call it synchronicity or serendipity but from the start of the book he talks about flowers.  And that seems to resonate strongly for me as I’ve been working on a short course on flower essences.

Flowers emerged after million of years when there had just been vegetation. He says “humans would increasingly be drawn to and fascinated by them”. It was the beauty in the flowers that awakened and stirred something in human beings. They have a very symbolic and significant role and the energy of them seems totally magical and inspiring.


Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Hans Christian Andersen


I’ve just been out for a short walk on a very windy, cold and unseasonal June afternoon in Scotland. I’m not quite sure how the plants, flowers and trees are surviving as it’s a bit chilly. Nevertheless there are flowers in the gardens and in the park.

My nosiness also reveals that in most houses I pass there are flowers in vases or pots in people’s windows – either real or artificial ones.

My courses is not going to teach horticulture or about scents but is about the healing power of flowers using flower essences. We’ll look at how they can help you feel less stressed and more emotionally balanced.

The colour of a flower and its shape can sometimes give us a clue as to its healing properties.

Take for instance the peony rose which is flowering right now.

Look at the colour and the shape.  What might it be about?


In Victorian England they represented bashfulness.  They were very deep-rooted and were firm in the ground. It was said that a horse was needed to pull it from the ground.

It was reputed to enhance the power of a promise. The red colour relates powerful energy and vibrancy.

Now it’s your turn!  Here’s another flower, what might it’s message to you be? Answers in the comment box below.

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