Hello, my name is Dawn and I am delighted to have joined the wonderful team of people at Findhorn Flower Essences as their sales manager.
I have worked in The Phoenix Apothecary, here in Findhorn, for the last 3 years, selling these dynamic essences, so it has been a graceful transition for me to move into this new role. I have two main strands in my life that I am very passionate about, art and healing.
I studied art, interior and textile design whilst at college, all the while in my spare time learning as much as I could about the human body system, from the perspective of asking the question: why do we get ill and how can we heal? This has been (and remains) such a valid question, taking me on a very creative journey- physically, mentally, spiritually and particularly emotionally- in order to find some answers.
It was inevitable that I would come to discover flower essences. As the saying goes “when the student is ready the teacher appears”, and over the 23 years I have been using them, they have taught me a great deal about myself and human nature. So I feel very blessed indeed to be ‘working’ (it doesn’t feel like work) in an environment that brings me much insight and joy, whilst also learning new skills and connecting with our lovely customers.
New Website Resource
There is now a quick remedy finder on our website. It is an index of over two hundred attributes and indications (emotional, mental, behavioural and temperamental signs and symptoms).
You can access this resource on the home page (www.findhornessences.com) at the top on the right hand side. Click on “Find a Solution” to see the drop down menu, or alternatively, look at the bottom of the home page in Resources. You can also access it here
Click on “FIND A SOLUTION”, then scroll down and click on the selected ‘issue’. You can also go straight to the issue if you type in the first few letters of the word. For example, if you type in “pur” it will take you straight to “purification”. This saves having to scroll down through a hundred issues to get to there.
Here is an example of how you can use the index.
We are going to look for essences that may be helpful for addictions. I type in “add” in Find a Solution and it takes me to addiction, and the page gives me a list of essences
There is also a cross-reference at the bottom of the list
I decide to view ‘Habit patterns’, which gives me another list and a cross-reference
I note that Globethistle, Transformation and Watercress appear in both lists of addiction, habit patterns. Therefore, these essences are likely helpers for addiction. Then I can click on the indicated essences to see which seems the most appropriate, or I can continue my search.
I hope this gives you an idea of how to use the index search function. Please get in touch if you have any problems or feedback.
Seasonal Affective Disorder or S.A.D. syndrome affects approximately half a million people in the U.K. During the winter months levels of melatonin, a hormone secreted by the pineal gland which regulates our body clocks, can be disrupted and is thought to be a factor in S.A.D. This can lead to mood swings, lethargy and a variety of other symptoms ranging from mild ‘winter blues’ to a seriously debilitating illness.
Sufferers may oversleep, feel fatigued, crave carbohydrates and sweet foods, become irritable, avoid social contact and feel hopeless, and most show signs of a weakened immune system.
The combination essences featured, three of which include Gorse, will all help during this season.
Gorse essence is a bringer of light and joy, qualities that stimulate the immune system and promote a sense of wellbeing and regeneration. By taking this essence, life force is enhanced, which can help to avoid the ’winter blues’.
Wintergreen is another wonderful essence for this time of year, because it brings optimism and gladness, lighting up the dark days by giving us hope and expectancy for the future. This essence is to be found in Light Being.
Snowdrop is also an appropriate essence at this time. Found in Light Being, Karma Clear and Seasonal Affections, this flower symbolises moving from darkness to light.
It supports us to release and let go of the past and what is passing, bringing serenity and peace through acceptance and adaptability to life changes and transitions.
Here are some suggestions to get the festivities off to a good start.
Use Sacred Space mist spray to help foster a harmonious and positive atmosphere. The elemental essences contained in this spray purify the energy in a room (and in the aura) while the essential oils of frankincense and white rose release an exquisite fragrance, all helping you to feel relaxed and peaceful. It can be used in the home and also in the workplace to offset negative energies emitted from computers, office equipment and stressed colleagues.
As it makes such a lovely gift with it’s new packaging with the mandala depicting the elemental essences. We’ve put it on a special introductory offer until the end of December, buy 3 and get 1 free. Discount codes are at the end of the article. (Use coupon code S5)
Karma Clear – Use in stressful family situations over the festive season
Life Force – A great pick me up when energy is low
Light Being – Take in January to avoid the depression often experienced after the festivities.
Prosperity – A good support to help manifest your New Year’s resolutions. Particularly beneficial if you’re worried about finances after the cost of Christmas, or dreading the arrival of your credit card statement.
Seasonal Affections – Take now to help adjust to the ‘winter blues’.
Christmas can be difficult for those of us with unresolved family issues from the past. Awkward and confrontational situations often arise, creating unhappiness and tension when we are supposed to be enjoying ourselves.
Karma Clear can help us to understand the triggers and issues that cause upset. This then allows compassion and forgiveness to unfold, supporting us to view things in a different way and releasing patterns of behaviour that no longer serve us.
” I found with taking Karma Clear that I was more able to say how I was feeling and less concerned about it. I also found I reacted differently to things, i.e. not over reacting in the same situation as I've been in before in the past.”
Eleni, November 2013
“Karma Clear has been incredible in helping me to release a significant karmic pattern that I have of taking on far too much responsibility for other people’s happiness and well being, often at an enormous cost to myself. Even though I have known for a long time that this is a trait, I haven’t known how to break through it. Taking this essence has brought me such clarity and given me the strength and courage to take some serious action to redress the balance of things, particularly within family and work situations. I highly recommend it.”
Lynne, November 2013
Take Life Force to overcome the exhaustion that often accompanies this time of year. This remedy stimulates the body’s powers of renewal, uplifting you as it activates the life force, giving you more energy and vitality.
“After two weeks I can say that the Life Force flower essence seems to have given me about an extra two hours on to the end of my day. Previously I got home after work feeling pretty exhausted after the day. With the Life Force flower essence I managed to get on with some other work during the evening as opposed to being comatose in front of the fire. Don't know if its coincidental but my dream life became more lucid also.”
Mike, November 2013
“ I have found that, although I have an enormous amount to deal with in my life, I am no longer feeling overwhelmed by it all. There's no longer a sense of freezing up because I just don't know where to start – I am able to see the next thing that needs doing and do it. I feel that the lack of the panic feeling whenever I think about the 'stuff' I have to do, is because of taking the Life Force.”
Christine, November 2013
…“I also took Life Force when I needed a pick me up and within an hour of taking it I felt refreshed and had a burst of energy. My partner found that it helped him to keep going and not crash so fast after a long day. (He’s a joiner). He also seemed to have more motivation.
Eleni, November 2013
Statistics show that we are more likely to experience depression in February than any other month of the year. Taking Light Being can help to keep your spirits high, avoiding the ‘low’ that can descend upon us after the celebrations are over. It also helps us to identify with a greater sense of purpose in our lives.
“I have taken Light Being over the past 10 days and it has lifted my spirit, I have felt energised and upbeat. My mood and interest in life has improved”.
Michael, October 2013
“I feel that Light Being has been beneficial in helping to keep my spirits up on an inner level, whilst adjusting to some quite arduous changes”.
James, November 2013
When the credit card bills start arriving after Christmas, this remedy helps to foster a more positive attitude and reminds us that we do have the resources to be able manifest what we need. When we have faith and trust in ourselves, we are able to manifest an abundance of wellbeing on many levels. Prosperity also comes in a spray mist _ perhaps that bill could do with a little spray too?
“Last month I had two big unexpected bills, which sent me into an immediate panic. I had no idea how I was going to pay them. After a few worrying hours, I remembered I had a bottle of Prosperity. Within 10 minutes of taking it I felt so much calmer and peaceful. I then ‘knew’ somehow that I didn’t need to be anxious, that if I just trusted, then all would be well. Sure enough, later that week I was given a gift of money and I also sold 3 pieces of artwork, which more than covered the bills”.
Dee, October 2013
“Since I’ve been taking Prosperity, I notice my business is really good. I’m encouraging all my staff to try it as I feel it will benefit them personally as well as the salon”.
Laura, November 2013
For those of you that are affected by the dark days and lack of sunshine, Seasonal Affections can be a great support. Although the winter days are a wonderful opportunity for us to turn inward and harness our creativity and clarity through quiet reflection, they can also bring feelings of irritation and discomfort to some. This remedy helps to release this emotional congestion, allowing you to feel supported and protected regardless of the season or prevailing conditions.
“I normally suffer dreadfully from S.A.D. each year from November onwards. I’ve only been taking one dose of Seasonal Affections daily and I can already feel a difference. I’m feeling more optimistic, have more energy and am even sleeping better. I definitely feel better for it.”
Caroline, December 2013
“I have felt different since taking the Seasonal Affections. I am feeling very positive, light and upbeat. Noticeably so.”
Jan, December 2013
SPECIAL OFFER ON FLOWER ESSENCES FEATURED IN THIS NEWSLETTER
5 for 3 get 2 free
Buy five essences and only pay for three.
Use Coupon Code D32
Sacred Space Offer: (Use coupon code S5)
Please note that you can not enter the above two codes at the same time and will need to place 2 seperate orders if you
want to take up both offers.
The festive season is here, again. I love this time of year and (almost) everything that goes with it. The best part is celebrating with loved ones, all the sweeter when you have little ones around, so for our family, the festivities began ‘in ernest’ with the arrival of Advent on December 1. The days are counted off on the Advent calendar with the opening of small windows. Oh, the little joys!
Since last writing in the newsletter at midsummer, I have been pretty much based here at home in Findhorn, except for attending the annual International Network of Energy Healing (INEH) Teachers’ Conference in Munich. Whilst there, I received my final certificate as a fully fledged member. I began my teacher-training ten years ago, so this was a landmark for me. (A new, two year, four part course will be starting up this coming February. Please see Workshop Schedule for 2014 if you are interested).
A few days after the INEH Part 1 course ends here in Findhorn, I will be going on a pilgrimage to India for five weeks. I am viewing this as a kind of ‘sabbatical’. A few highlights of the pilgrimage will be a visit to Bodhgaya (where the Buddha became enlightened under the bodhi tree), Dharamsala (home to the Dalai Lama), and Sherab Ling Buddhist Monastery for a meditation retreat.
Until then, there is always ‘work’ to be done, on many levels. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful work colleagues in Adrian, Christine and Dawn, not to mention my daughter, Iona (who does the design and layout of this newsletter) my son-in-law Rob (who worked so hard to get our beautiful new website up and running before this newsletter went out) and their wee boys, who bring love and joy into this extraordinary, beautiful workplace. Thank you to you all, and thank you for supporting us in our work.
Happy Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.
With much love