Flower, Gem and Shamanic Essences

by Aurora Shine | Esta Robertson | Jul 4, 2022

I want to share more information about flower, gem and shamanic essences with you; what they are, how they work, what they can do for you and the impact they’ve had on my life.

My journey with flower essences started in 2015, I had a strong feeling that I needed to work with nature more and was considering ways to do this, when an advert popped up on facebook from Sara Turner at Essentially Flowers, speaking about the Flower Essence Practitioner Diploma she runs. I felt really excited and booked an appointment to speak with Sara and it all started from there. As soon as I spoke with her I knew this course was going to be perfect for me and was exactly what I was looking for. It appealed on many levels, the connection with nature, learning to make flower essences for myself, family and friends, I didn’t realise at that point exactly how deep my journey was going to go and that I’d be birthing my own holistic business by the end of the two year diploma.

Flower essences hold the vibrational healing energies of the flower, tree, bush they are created from. There are various methods of making essences, I use both the uncut and cut methods of making essences, either work well and the energies of the plant are infused into the water. Each flower and tree has an individual healing energy, think about how much better you feel when you are in a park, or walking through a wood or the pleasure you gain from a bunch of flowers. As a flower essence practitioner I work with these energies to create individual and combination essences that work to support you the client, with whatever you may need – support with sleep, more focus, emotional healing, promoting fertility, more joy and passion for life, the courage to embrace change….I’ll give you my story, so you can understand how they’ve worked for me;

Two years ago when I first started taking flower essences as part of the practitioner diploma, I didn’t fully understand how they worked or the support they could give to me. I was doing ok, but I wasn’t as happy and fulfilled as I wanted to be and was confused about what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go in life, I wanted more. I knew I wanted to work as a Holistic Therapist, to make a difference to other people’s lives and help them to feel more joy and empowerment, to heal wounds of the past so that they could live fully in the present. Happier people who have gone through or are going through their own healing processes, make a happier world. But of course, I had to go through my own healing process first and face the things that had affected me over the years. The stuff that was still causing me to repeat negative and harmful patterns, that made me feel unhappy and at times trapped in my own head. Over the course of the first few months of taking essences, I noticed subtle differences and to feel the energies of the essences I was taking, I also found that other diploma participants who were taking the same essences were experiencing the same feelings and emotions that I was. That was when I really started to believe in the power of nature and her incredible healing and magical properties.

I’ve had to dig very deep during these last few years, to bring out the stuff from the past that needed healing. Some of the old patterns and thoughts that were having a negative impact were; I wasn’t enough just being me, my Dad left when I was a baby and this has had a very negative impact on my relationships with men and how I have felt about myself. Never quite feeling good enough and not comfortable in my own skin, on the surface I can appear quite confident but there have been so many insecurities underneath. Self-destructive behaviours that have then led me to feel worse about myself. Being a single Mum and worrying that what I was doing wasn’t enough. Staying in a job that didn’t make me happy just to pay the bills, because I felt too unconfident and unsure in what would happen if I was to leave. I knew that the healing path was calling me, but I just didn’t know quite how to follow it. Basically, everything felt out of balance, then 12 months ago – the major change happened. Whilst on a flower essence practitioner weekend with my teacher Sara and fellow flower essences friends, I had a mini consultation with one of my flower buddies and we made a combination essence for me and called it Transforming with Courage. I knew my time of feeling disempowered and not good enough was over, I had also had enough of doing a job that felt so soul destroying, instead of following the path that I loved. Time with my child is very important to me and being there for them more, especially during school holidays, I’d had enough of the guilt of feeling that work was always in the way, I was trying to balance everything and it just didn’t work anymore, I felt totally overwhelmed and unable to cope with it all. So, I made the decision that weekend in April 2016 that things needed to change, I needed to give up the job and give more focus to what brought me joy, but I was scared to let go of that security, especially as I’d just brought a house in a new area and was solely responsible for paying all of the bills. I continued to take my flower essence combination, Transforming with Courage, and eventually on June 9th 2016 I decided that I needed to hand my notice in on my job. I also ended a relationship on the same day, as felt that was the only forward for me – no more feeling frustrated, unhappy and unsure. These decisions were scary, but they were the best thing I could have done and I am in a far better place. I moved to a job that was far less stressful and had the time and energy to run my Holistic practice too, I got to spend more time with my precious child and no longer had the stress of a job that drains my energy. Things have changed again since then, but I am still in a job that I love and that is leading me towards where I went to be, things are aligning as they should. I have also learned to love myself and to see the inner beauty that lies within me, I’ve let go of the old thoughts of not being good enough and have learned to break the negative patterns that brought me so much self-doubt, feeling guilty – this can range from stuff to do with with my child, to not being able to keep on top of the house and garden, scenarios from the past, but I knew it really was time to give myself a break. Thoughts do creep in and some of the old patterns come up, but I now know how to deal with these more effectively now. I’m worth loving and I needed to understand that. Forgiveness and taking responsibility for my own feelings and actions have also been a big factor. I’m an empowered and strong female, I just needed to see that.

These days, I get to spend more time working with my clients. I am a Reiki practitioner and teacher, a Crystal Healer and a Shamanic Drum Healer and I love to work with Mindfulness too. One of my greatest loves is flower essences and I love working with different ranges which include; Moonflower Essences, Alaskan Essences, the Dances with Dragons range and Bach Essences, as well as my own Aurorashine Essences. There are many fantastic ranges out there and I am constantly adding to my collection and creating more of my own. As well as flower essences I also create gem and shamanically made essences; gem essences are made from crystals (rose quartz, amethyst, selenite, citrine…to name but a few) and hold a beautiful energy, they are made in the same way as flower essences and water is infused with the energy of the crystal. My shamanic essences are made during a ritual and the energy is channelled into the purified water, which is then made into an essence. This is very powerful work and comes from a higher wisdom and the roots of our ancestors and spiritual guardians.

The whole point of making and taking essences, is to help make the world a better and brighter place, by helping us all to become more empowered, joyful and loved (self-love being the key to much of this). The elementals want to work with us, to help us live the bright, happy and joyful life that we all deserve, to heal the wounds and hurts that we’ve experienced along our path. Every experience helps us to grow, teaches us another lesson but we sometimes need extra help and support to get us through these times. The world can only heal with happier people and more love and that starts with all of us. You can buy individual essences to use when you need extra support – and they are great, but if you are ready for change and transformation into the empowered, confident, super bad-ass being that you know you are, then that is a deeper and more intensive path and you can begin by booking an essence consultation with me. Your first consultation begins with completing a consultation form and an in-depth talk with me about what your needs are and what you want to improve and change within your life, within yourself. We then look at the extensive range of essences I have and I assist you with selecting the ones that are right for you, you are deeply involved in this process and the right essences always come to you. My in-depth knowledge of each essence and their healing properties is there to support you. I then make up a combination for you and advise you on how to care for your essence and how much to take each day (essences are taken orally in water or by placing drops under the tongue). Follow up consultations follow a similar pattern and I am here to hold a safe space for you as healing takes place.

Flower essences can also be used with animals and children and I am developing my own range especially for children, it’s called The Star Child Range. There is also Floral Acupuncture, but I’ll write about that in another blog.

So, there is my story in black and white and without essences I wouldn’t be where I am today, it could all be very different. I’m glad I chose the path I did and I continue to learn and develop every day, change is something I now embrace rather than fear. I see and feel more magic in life than I could ever have imagined.

If you would like to find out about more about what I do and how I can help you to live your most empowered life, then book a complementary ‘Shine” session with me using the following link; https://esta-aurorashine.youcanbook.me/

Many Bright Blessings xx

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Areas Covered

I am based in Birmingham, West Midlands and primarily provide services to the following areas: Kings Heath, Moseley, Hall Green, Acocks Green, Solihull, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. I also provide healing work locally and internationally online via Zoom.

Services Overview

I offer services that promote holistic healing and vitality that support people through a personal journey of change and transformation. Services include Reiki Therapy, Crystal Healing, Flower Essence Therapy, Mindfulness and Drum Healing. I also specialise in making flower, gem and shamanic essences.