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Rebalance and Restore

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IMG_1184The flower essence combinations in the Home Use Kit  are a resource to support emotional health and balance. The Kit contains 12 flower essence blends. Of the 12 blends the Re-balance/Restore Formula is the most popular.  The Re-balance/Restore formula supports equilibrium and balanced energy. It is a useful remedy when feeling physically and emotionally drained and overworked.


This formula  is a good for those who:
1.) overwork
2.) lack self care
3.) push the body too hard
4.) recovering from a long term illness or treatment i.e chemo

Purchase the Re-balance/Restore Formula

Price: $12.00

This formula includes the following 8 flower essences:

California Fuchsia: enhances energy flow in the root chakra, restoring vital energy flow
Desert Lily: supports hydration restoration, and replenishment of emotional vitality
Live Oak: balances the body after overwork/over-exertion
Matillija Poppy: balances the elemental energies of air, fire, earth and water
Self Heal: actives the capacity for self ordering, deeply restorative
Sulphur Flower: clears old energy from the system; motivating and uplifting
Varigated Money Plant: restores balance between the active and passive
Yarrow: repairs holes in the aura caused by stress

How to use this Formula:

This remedy is safe to use on an acute basis or for long term recovery. For acute situations take 2 drops directly from the bottle or in a small glass of water. Then sit quietly for a few minutes and notice the changes. This is an excellent way to re-establishing a healthy vital flow of energy after exertion, a stressful day, or when feeling off kilter.

For longer term use 1-2 months I suggest making yourself a dosage bottle. To do this take clean 15ml dropper bottle, add 2/3 pure water and 1/3 brandy (preservative) and 2 drops of the Re-balance/Restore formula.

If you or someone you know is recovery from a long term injury, illness or disease treatment consider adding this blend to your protocol. I have used this formula with clients recovering from chemotherapy and long term bacterial infections. In each case the clients received a dosage bottle for 2 months. Their responses have been favorable with each client reporting a more clarity, energy, and feeling of general well being.

Screen Addiction

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screen addictionThis post was inspired by a bumper sticker which read “Screen Junkies”. Seeing this brought to mind screen addiction, a new phrase and a real problem. I often wonder why this addiction is not talked about that much. We all see it, hand to the face, palm up neck bent, walking down the street. People staring at screens, during a concert, at a sporting event, under the covers, in the car and on the sidewalk. Its pervasive, not subtle and yes screen addiction is real.

Screen Addiction, Our Brain and World

In Japan children now attend internet fasting camps for screen addiction. This is reassuring, a society willing to address the ugly side of technology. In general we tend to only look at the bright side of technology. We are now waking up to the shadow side of being so wired, screen addiction. I believe we can have a balanced relationship with technology. We have the choice to not let ourselves be exploited by our devices.

Research indicates screen time and screen addiction negatively effects gray matter in the brain. To learn more about this topic I highly recommend the blog of Victoria Dunckley. Folks what is happening to and within the brain is not subtle. Screen addiction and excessive screen time is detrimental to the brain. Basically it causes the gray matter to shrink. This impacts the brain’s development, neurotransmitters, and ability to communicate internally.

What concerns me is how screen addiction impairs psychological and emotional development. The results are less resilience, more anxiety, less impulse control and diminished empathy. Most damage occurs in the frontal lobe. This area of the brain experiences large growth between puberty and the mid 20’s. This is a crucial time for personal growth. A time when our identity and values are being formed. There are deep implications to screen addiction that are not casual and deserve attention.

While the damage to gray matte sounds unsavory, it can be reversed. In the next post I will discus ways to increase gray matter and build psychological and emotional resilience.

Psychic Antacid for Screen Addiction

Screen addiction and excessive screen time overload the psyche.  Large amounts of imagery and information are difficult to process. Most if not all of us have little to no way to process the death, war and violence that fill video games and nightly news accounts.  I suspect the in-digestibility of this content causes us to suffer from psychic indigestion. How many times have you tried to get images or a unsavory news stories out of your mind?  This was one of the motivating factors behind the creation of the Detox formula. Use it to cleanses lingering shadows which root in the psyche, repel negativity and create psychic space between you and content.

Flower Essence in the Detox Formula

Asperge Sauvage (wild aspargus), Bidens, Chaparral, Pacific Woodrush, Silverweed Cinquefoil and Ti Plant

Collectively these flower essences negate the effects of excessive screen time and screen addiction. The Detox Formula cleanses the psyche of unwanted energy, thoughts and images. It also cleanses the energy field of negativity and protecting it from outside negative influences. This formula supports clarity to combat screen addiction. Last but not least it helps us return to our core and achieve greater personal freedom.

To purchase the Detox essence please visit the Home Use Kit page.

Flower Essences for Children

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flower essences for childrenThis post will detail how to apply the Home Use Kit specifically to meet the needs of children. This back to school season has me thinking about flower essences for children.

Flower essences are safe and gentle this makes them perfect for children. What I sincerely love about flower essences for children is they keep the system healthy and resilient. They prevent negative attitudes and programming from taking root in the personality. Flower essences fortify us against low self-esteem, fear, guilt, shame, and other qualities which do not support healthy personal development.

 The Home Use Kit 12 formulas in this Kit are perfect for children and the challenges they face in school and in life. You can purchase the entire kit for 20% off or you can purchase each formula individually.

Purchase the full kit for 20% this month, discount given at checkout.
Price: $120.00

Flower Essences for Children, applying the formulas to children

flower essences for childrenCalm: This formula supports boundaries and gently soothes the nervous system; which encourages a child to feel safe and open. This flower essence formula is great for children who get “keyed up” easily. Calm will help them gently unwind and relax.


flower essences for childrenDetox: A perfect formula to help children clear impressions of violence and disturbing imagery from their psyches. The Detox formula clears the psyche and supports energetic ‘hygiene’. Research indicates that excessive ‘screen time‘ is detrimental to a child’s emotional and psychological well being. Detox will clear negative impressions from a child’s impressionable psyche.

shooting starEmotional Release: This formula is for pent up emotions that lack expression. Anything from frustration, anger, or sadness. Children can feel deeply yet not know how to express; Emotional Release will help them balance their emotional energy.


Flower essences for children Focus: This formula increases the ability to focus, concentrate and study. Its many applications include helping prevent feeling overwhelmed, tendency toward distractions, and with managing diverse details. Great for a mind compressed by too much school work.


images-3Grounding: This formula encourages containment and feelings of safety; great for children who are dreamy and not well grounded.



images-2Intuition: This formula supports inner wisdom and trust, good for children who doubt themselves; good for study and test taking. Doubt can plague a child and linger on into adult hood; this flower essence formula for children will help children trust their inner wisdom.


images-4Joy: This formula is good for somber children or school induced depression. It can lift a child’s spirit to meet the school day with less dread. Excellent to use when there is a lack of humor. School pressure can easily get to children and supporting them to lighten up can have immense benefits.


flower essences for childrenMeditation: This formula is good for spiritually minded children curious about God and deeper aspects of life.



st_johnswortProtection: An all around useful formula to help children who don’t feel safe. Good for nightmares, obsessive behavior and unexplained fears. Children are more energetically sensitive than adults; this flower essence formula for children supports strong energetic boundaries.

IMG_1184Re-balance/Restore: This formula is for over use of the mental forces, studying, etc… which drains emotional and physical vitality. Children who appear listless after too much study, tv, screen time and video games will benefit from this formula.


Blueberry cactus upcloseStress Relief: This formula is for children who are high achievers, first born or leaders. It will bring balance to such forthright energy. Use to prevent burnout, anxiety and high strung states of being. For children who need support relaxing.


dandelionTension Relief: Another useful formula for unwinding, it supports the release of mental/emotional tension held in the body. Good for athletes and overly tense children. This flower essence formula can help children unwind and relax with greater ease.


To learn more about this kit and each formula visit the Home Use Kit page.

Flower Essence Weekend Immersion

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Weekend Training in Long Beach California October 3rd and 4th 2015

Flower essence training This weekend immersion is for those interested in learning how to use flower essences in a therapeutic way. This weekend is ideal those in the wellness field who want to offer their clients deeper emotional and spiritual support. Flower essences are an excellent compliment to bodywork, herbalism, coaching and therapy. The aim of this class is to empower you to in the selection of appropriate flower essences to treat a wide variety of common complaints.

In this course you will learn how to use flower essences to help others heal and grow. This course is designed to empower you to learn the language of flowers and how they relate to the human energy system. The topics we will cover include:

-The Role of Flower Essences in Healing
-Developing a Clinical Picture
-Our Partnership with Nature
-Flower Essences and the Chakra System guide to diagnosis
-Individual Flower Essences and their Healing Qualities
-Basics of Client Intake and Consultations
-Ordering Treatment Goals

This course is limited to 15 participants and is offered on a sliding scale fee. Please pay according to your level of income.

Sliding Scale Between $140 and $240

This course will be taught by Mark D’Aquila a Delta Gardens trained and certified flower essence therapist. He has an active private practice in Ojai, CA. His flower essences the Essence Alchemy collection are used by other health professionals including flower essence therapists, cranial sacral therapists, chiropractors and acupuncturists. He has been actively involved in flower essence research for 17 years. He is versed in the flower essence systems of Dr. Bach, FES, Australian Bush Remedies, Delta Gardens and Woodland Essences. His teaching style is humorous, dynamic, in depth and engaging.

If you would like more information on this course please contact me directly.



Flower Essences for Intuition

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flower essences for intuition Intuition: the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. This definition  speaks to a knowing we are all have. A gut level instinct which requires trust in order to work. For many our intuition is layered over with conditioning. We live in a society of “experts” we are and were taught to defer to. Because of this most people could benefit from the flower essences for intuition formula.

The flower essences for intuition formula helps you reclaim your inner authority.  It is  an excellent formula to treat doubt and discouragement. It is especially beneficial for those who repeating the mantra “I don’t know”. This essentially discounts your own experience.

For best results use this formula 3 times a day for 1 month straight, it can be used safely for up to 3 months.

Flower Essences for Intuition formula works on three levels. It supports trust, clarity and protection.

  1. trust – in yourself and your inner wisdom

  2. clarity – mental and emotional clarity

  3. protection – from negative influences and projection

Flower Essences for Intuition

Price: $12.00

Healing Qualities: helps you get in touch with, trust your gut and follow your inner knowing; supports you to act with certainty and be in tune with the flow of wisdom from your higher self.

Artists, musicians, creative types and sensitive people would also enjoy this formula. As would those who know they have spiritual gifts but have not accessed them yet.

The flower essences for intuition formula contains the following 6 flowers.

Bear grass 2Beargrass: An essence of personal mastery helps us to hear the communication from the deep core of our self. It helps to carry that info to the outer parts of our personality, making it available. Access to our deep truths, anchors wisdom and insight.


bellflower-1Bellflower: This essence is for discovering and trusting your inner wisdom. Many people have access to their inner wisdom, it is that they do not trust it. This essence helps to dispel self doubt and foster deep trust. The inner voice is ‘small’ and ‘quite’ when compared to the shouting of the external world. The inner voice relies on strong self acceptance and a practiced ability to honor all things that arise from the self.

images-2Blue Columbine: (Aquilegia viscosa) This beautiful blue flower helps with anchoring our divine blueprint carried in our wisdom body. It strengthens our connection with our higher self and supports us to embody our inner knowing. An excellent remedy to treat doubt and build confidence.


images-1Horned Bladderwort: This remedy helps us make clear decisions based on inner truth. This remedy helps us see through lies, confusion and misconceptions. Horned Bladderwort strengthens one to perceive the truth in all situations and empowers one to act from that truth, confidence grows as perception becomes clearer – heals trauma related to deception.

monkshood.JPG 1Monkshood: An essence for accessing your inner wisdom and guidance that springs from within. It supports getting in touch with deep inner wisdom and clairvoyance. It also treats vague fears, especially those related to spirituality.



IMG_0829Queen Anne’s Lace: Projection is the enemy of true perception. Queen Anne’s Lace flower essence hedges against projection, assisting with keeping our perceptions clear and balanced.


Intuition is something we can cultivate. A few recommendations include spending time alone in silence, meditation, and deep listening. To read more about cultivating intuition click here. The link will take you to a Huffington Post article about 10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently.

Flower Essences for Protection

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Flower Essences for Protection

Flower essences can do many things and one of them is to provide us with a layer of energetic protection.  To support strong boundaries I created the Protection Blend. This can help us when we are stressed, sick, traveling, or if we interact with many people throughout the day, such as those who work in retail or the like. This blend is useful for people who work intimately with others such as body-workers. Those who live or work in crowed toxic environments or are constantly exposed to electromagnetic radiation can benefit from this formula.

This combination of 5 flower essences offers protection against a variety of negative outside influences. It strengthens the auric field and supports resilience, strong boundaries and immunity against negative outside influences. The Protection Blend is one of the twelve remedies in our Home Use Kit. To purchase this blend visit the Home Use Kit page.

The Flower Essences for Protection Blend

Coyote Mint

Coyote MintA low growing mint that helps to protect from negativity, negative thought forms and from negative energy being recycled back into the energy field. Coyote mint flower essence protects us from negative energy of our own creation. This includes but is not limited to fearful thoughts, excessive worries and the legacy of negative thoughts.


penstemonFrom the slopes of Mt. Shasta this special remedy is like slipping on a shield of light. It fortifies us against adversity, hardship and challenging circumstances. Penstemon flower essence helps to shore up our resolve and protect us from losing strength and falling into self-pity and a ‘poor me’ attitude.

St. John’s Wort

st_johnswortA solar remedy that strengthens the energy field where it connects to the solar plexus. It helps tighten the energy field expanded from stress and burnout. Also protects against irrational fears and nightmares. St. John’s wort is perfect for those who operate in an expanded state.

Ti Plant

ti plantA powerful remedy from the island of Kauai that protects from negative outside influences. Ti plant flower essence is a potent remedy that helps to restore personal power guarding against negative astral energy. The Hawaiians have historically used this plant to break curses, hexes and spells.


Last but certainly not least in the Flower Essences for Protection blend is Yarrow. Yarrow flower essence has been added for its potent ability to knit the aura. Our aura is the part of the protective field that surrounds our physical body. A strong auric field prevents unwanted energetic intrusions that drain our energy. Yarrow flower essence protects us from other peoples energy, negative emotions, electromagnetic rays, radiation and other energies which sap vitality.

Summer Sale

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sale tagSolstice offerings to brighten your summer

Summer is finally here and the 4th of July is just around the corner. To add more sparkle to your summer I am offering 20% off each of my flower essence kits.


All flower essence kits 20% Off use coupon code: solstice

 Each kit is unique unto itself and they each carry a special healing energy.

The Elemental Garden Kit – this is the main clinical kit of 36 remedies that has received acclaim for its use in restoring health and balance.

The Mt. Shasta Kit – the second clinical kit containing 16 remedies from the sacred land of Mt. Shasta

The Home Use Kit – this versatile kit of 12 remedies are now being used by lay people as well as professional healers.

The Citrus Kit – Essence Alchemy’s most recent creation of 8 remedies. The Citrus flower essences have a distinct action and impact on the physical, emotional and mental bodies.

Also on sale is the new Space Clearing Detox Spray.

IMG_0283Space clearing is the art of removing dis-harmonious energy from a space. This Space Clearing Spray was designed to remove unwanted energies, lift the vibration, and restore your space to a state of neutrality. This Space Clearing Spray will clear darkened, dense, ungrounded energies and usher in a clear uplifting bright energy. It clears negative psychic energy and related energetic imbalances. This spray combines well with White Sage Purification Spray.

Some indications that these sprays may benefit you include feeling:

-encumbered by negative thoughts and feelings
-heavy from processing strong emotions
-cut off from your wisdom body
-like you need and want more lightness

 Use them in your home, office, yoga room, or meditation space. These sprays make great travel companions. Use them to clear the energy of your hotel room, to cleanse your energy field after flying and in your rental car.

Wishing you a safe and healthy summer!

Money Plant Flower Essence

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Money plant is a native of Europe where it is common along roadsides, meadow edges and forest edges. Money Plant has gorgeous purple flowers as well white and a variegated white/purple variety. This Money Plant flower essence is of the purple variety. Like other transplants money plant has found a home here in North America.

The bright color of the flower stands out in dappled light. It is this signature growing at the edge which helps us to understand this flower essence. The money plant flower essence works in few ways, one is to support a person’s belief in their inherent worthiness. In this culture worthiness is often tied to net worth, income and financial status. The money plant flower essence is here to treat this narrow perspective. And, support us in reclaiming our inherent worthiness.

The sense that we are worthy for what we do and not for who we are has led to great distortion and disruption. For those not in line with the goal oriented way of achievement often feel out-of-place or mis-understood. They often rebel in gross and subtle ways, the rebellion can be against themselves or others. This rebellion can often take the form of self-destructive and defeating behaviors acting from a place of unworthiness.

The self-destructive behavior I am referring to may or may not be big. It can be a subtle self neglect patterns which reinforce feelings of unworthiness. Often one is not aware of the deeper intent behind pattern. Money plant flower essence helps us to emerge from our own subtle shadows, those places in us where dappled light prevails.

Telling little white lies, stretching the truth and other forms of deceit are characteristics of those needing this remedy. Often those in need of money plant flower essence have had an overly assertive parent who stifled the healthy assertiveness of their child. This not only crushes ones sense of worthiness but also leads to the form of quite rebellion mentioned above.

The narrow view of worthiness that is tied to pursuit, conquer and achievement is also tied to money itself. Those who are good at pursuit, conquer and achievement often do well financially. Those not of this pursuit can feel out-of-place and not understand their true worth. This can lead to rebelliousness and self hate. It is here where money plant flower essence functions well. It helps people choose more self loving behaviors rather than self-destructive behaviors.

The last interesting aspect of Money Plant flower essence I want to mention is that it helps us to see money as energy. It helps us broaden our perspective of money from the solid tangible to the energetic. This supports us to free ourselves from some of the limitations we have around money.

Indications: poor relationship with money, feelings of inferiority, low self worth, good for people with a softer more receptive nature who don’t know how to value themselves, unbalanced relationship with receiving

Healing potential: openness and receptivity, seeing, acknowledging and letting go of rebellious, deceitful and self destructive behaviors which block feelings of worthiness and value, helps one see money as an energy and better align with it as an energy.

Money Plant flower essence is one of the main essences found in the Elemental Garden Kit.  This essence combines well with Beauty Bush, Columbine and Early Purple Orchid.

California Fuchsia Flower Essence

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California Fuchsia flower essence

California fuchsia is a perennial wildflower native to California. It blooms late in the season after most plants are spent. The red tubular flower can be spotted from August through December along hillsides, roadsides and ridges. For 9 years I have been researching the California fuchsia flower essence. In this post I will share what I know and learned about the California fuchsia flower essence.

One notable effect of California fuchsia flower essence is on vitality. Our vitality is impacted by physical, emotional and psychological factors as well as health choices, i.e., food quality, exercise habits and use of recreational substances. These are all core choices and that have their roots in emotional and psychological factors. California fuchsia flower essence impacts our physical, emotional and psychological well being.

California Fuchsia Flower Essence and the Root Chakra

California fuchsia flower essence affects the root chakra, enhancing its tone and vibration with vibrant red energy. This effect is often felt immediately. The root chakra contains encoded patterns related to beliefs about health, survival, safety and security. The patterns relate to physical health and deeper emotional and psychological imprints regarding health. One might say this is where health starts in our beliefs about health and ourselves.

California fuchsia flower essence enhances the life affirming thought patterns and beliefs related to health and well being. This strengthening effect of the root chakra eases confusion and lethargy which deplete vitality. California fuchsia flower essence helps us to embody core positive beliefs which support health and well being. This enhances our core belief in our self as we access deeper levels of health and vitality.

We lose a great deal of vitality through confusion, depression, and feeling lost or disconnected from life and the world. The sense of being un-rooted blocks us from receiving the nurturing vitality of life force, throwing off our sense of being firm and resilient in life. California fuchsia flower essence helps us access vitality on many levels. With this vitality comes a clarity and a sense that it is safe to move forward.

Indications: low vitality, confusion, apathy, lethargy, lack of belief in self, poor boundaries, out of touch with personal preferences, lack of stability and nurturing in early life

Healing Potential: vitality, enthusiasm, well being clarity of goals and personal will and identity, clearer boundaries based on knowing what one wants, sense of moving forward with clarity, resilience and healing of early patterns of health imbalances

Purchase California Fuchsia Flower Essence
Price: $12.00

 Californian Fuschia flower essence is a part of the Elemental Garden Kit.


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images-3Psychosomatic a physical illness or condition caused or aggravated by a mental factor such as repressed emotions, stress or internal conflict.

Psycho: relating to the mind; Somatic: of or relating to the body

We’ve all heard the term psychosomatic illness or the common phrase “it’s all in your head”. Unfortunately this phrase is used in a derogatory and dismissive manner, an unkind way to brush off someone’s problem or condition. Because numerous tests and examinations cannot find the cause many belief it must be a fantasy  “all in your head”. Considering what we know about the role stress plays in health and the growing interest in mind-body approaches to wellness it all may be as simple as “all in your head.”

While this should come as a relief it often brings further frustration. Because it’s a bit more nebulous and requires us to look deeper into ourselves. Now I say it is simple because once we identify the blocked emotion we can begin to free ourselves from it. Typical emotions which get blocked are: grief, fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, guilt, envy and hatred. Emotions carry energy, think of the fire of anger or the heaviness of grief and what happens if these go unexpressed? They can cause any number of complaints from headaches, digestive disturbances, rashes, breathing difficulties and more.

Flower essences are prime tools for healing emotions and restoring inner peace and balance to a person’s life. Flower essences work at a deep level to resolve inner conflicts and create deep and lasting changes in the personality. By addressing emotions they support the reduction of stress, inner conflicts, and tension. If you think your problem is all in your head consider using flower essences to help you heal emotionally and spiritually. The benefits of flower essences are they are easy to use, self-regulating and they restore a sense of peace and lightness.

Flower essences invite us into the healing process, if there is a difficult emotion you’ve avoided such as grief. Then a period of grieving is required to move the emotions through. But when using flower essences this process is much smoother and helps one to feel empowered. This feeling of empowerment comes from being able to be with our feelings and allow the full breath of life to move through us.

I have supported many clients to heal big and small stuff, from lifetimes of abuse to simple niggling fears. The one thing I notice when people work with me is they change. Often this change is noticeable to others as well, the first changes are usually in the voice and complex. It is like more life comes back into their voice and appearance. Following this are changes in their behavior, making healthier choices, cutting out toxic people and learning to set healthy boundaries. The changes follow like this in almost a predictable manner. I love watching and supporting people to change, to feel more empowered and to feel more peace and ease in and with their life.

Consider the many ways you may benefit from adding the magic of flower essences to your life. If you are interested in setting up a consultation or seeing if flower essences are right for you please call me at 805-633-0094.