This Essence works on the mental and emotional levels. It is for people who work in healing, health administration and caring situations where there is a great deal of responsibility for other people.
This amazing flower grows in the alpine region of Australia. Viewed from one angle, it has the appearance of a ‘fleur-de-lis’. The Essence is for reaching one’s own spiritual truth by cutting through any confusion or misinformation, ie. helping one discern the level of truth in ‘channelled messages’. When the flower is looked at the opposite way, it resembles a monk in purple robes accentuated by the yellow stamens at the third eye.
Banksia Robur is commonly known as Swamp Banksia as it is usually found by creek banks. This Essence addresses temporary loss of drive and enthusiasm due to burn out, disappointment or frustration.
Made up near Geikie Gorge in the Kimberleys, this Essence is for embracing new concepts and ideas. There may be some hesitation or reluctance, initially, in coming to terms with these.
For feelings of shame, self disgust and self-loathing. For those people who feel revolted and dirty about sex and feel unclean afterwards. It can also be for feelings of revulsion about other physical aspects such as acne, eczema, a large nose, etc.
For people who are impatient or always 'on the go'. These people are continually rushing and their lives are always overflowing with commitments. This Essence enables these people to slow down, to reach that still centre within and find calmness and inner guidance.
Made in the Olgas, one of the main spiritual centres in Australia, this Essence helps to open the heart. It is for those who feel cut off from their feelings.
The Boab Tree is found only in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia. This is one of the most powerful of all the Bush Essences and has brought about profound change. Boab clears negative emotional and mental family patterns that are passed on from generation to generation.
This is the Essence for resolving obsessions - thoughts, events, things or ideas which are stuck. It leads to clarity and focus. It combines wonderfully with Bottlebrush for breaking habits and addictions and for dealing with an ended relationship when there is pining for the other person.
This Essence helps people move through major life changes and the overwhelm that often goes with those changes, especially retirement, menopause, adolescence or death, etc. Excellent for pregnant women and new mothers.
This Essence assists with problem solving and improves one's access to intuition - it helps a person to trust their own 'gut' feelings. It allows for balance between the logical/rational and the intuitive/creative, i.e. the integration between the male and female aspects.
For renewing passion and interest in relationships. It helps draw together those who are moving away from one another, busy in their own world (career, life, etc.). It is as if this Essence helps to turn the individual's head to reconnect to see what their partner is doing and feeling and to discover what is needed to bring them back together.
This was one of the first Essences to be prepared. It is an Essence to open people up to their spirituality and to access the doorway to their higher perceptions. It allows the trinity to flow into a person and is an excellent remedy to give someone who has just started meditation or 'conscious' spiritual growth. In the negative mode there will be materialism and/or atheism.
Crowea is for people who are feeling 'not quite right' with themselves and are just a little out of balance. It is an excellent Essence for people not sure of what it is they are feeling. This purple flower has five petals with a prominent raised centre. Five in numerology relates to the emotional centre and the integration of emotions.
For people who feel resentment and bitterness and hold grudges against those with whom they have been very close e.g. family members and old lovers. This resentment is often not openly displayed. The plant gets its name from the needle-like barb that grows on its leaves.
The striking feature of Dog Rose is that the flowers hang down and appear to have dropped and rounded shoulders, like a defeated person. Dog Rose is the Essence for an increase in the flow of the vital force, quality of life, courage and self esteem. It is also for shy, insecure, timid, nervous people.
Found only in Victoria, this Essence was made up from a plant quivering and leaning over the surging white water just below Mackenzie Falls, in Gariwerd, (previously known as The Grampians).
Five Corners Essence resolves low self-esteem, lack of confidence and diminished self-love.
Flannel Flower almost begs to be touched and felt, since the petals of this flower resemble the sensuous texture of flannel. This Essence is for people who are uncomfortable with emotional intimacy as well as physical contact and touching.
This flowering tree grows beside fresh water creeks, billabongs and swamps in the Northern Territory. The healing quality of the Essence is to release and heal mental prejudice, allowing the heart to open without prejudgement.
Fringed Violet is for treating damage to the aura where there has been shock, grief or distress. This remedy maintains psychic protection and is excellent for people who are drained by others or those who unconsciously absorb the physical and emotional imbalances of others.
This remedy was also made up in Gariwerd (The Grampians) Victoria and is very much aligned with higher learnings, philosophies and deeper insight. This Essence can assist in working with telepathy, to attune a person to be more receptive to not only other people but also other species and kingdoms. It is for people who are teaching spiritual matters and understandings, helping them to impart that knowledge.
This is an Essence to deal with or psychic attack. The Essence will restore faith and trust. Interestingly enough every time I picked this flower to make the Essence I came across a spider. There is a theory that spiders are an archetypal image for attack.
Also known as the Giant Lily, this extraordinary plant bears large red flowers on a huge terminal head atop a stem of up to four metres high. Being so high the flowers are not seen clearly from the ground. This remedy is for excessive pride and arrogance and helps bring about humility
For people who are strict and regimented or even fanatical with themselves or for whose who use their knowledge to gain an upper hand. They constantly devour information and philosophies purely to make themselves better people but often without truly integrating it. In the positive mode these people will be accepting of themselves and their own innate knowledge and experiences, without wanting to be superior to others.
Christmas Bell is an erect perennial herb which is frequently found in the Hawkesbury Sandstone country of NSW in the low open heaths or swamps.
An Essence for those who suffer from a great sense of rejection, or who feel 'left out'. This rejection is deeply felt and is very agonising for the person. The Essence is also for self rejection, or for a person entering a new experience, e.g. parenthood. This Essence will help a person take that first step. It is also beneficial for those whose numbers in numerology are 11, 22 or 33 - people who have usually chosen to do very important work this life.
Isopogon is for people who live very much in their heads. They are dominated by their intellect and there is often a separation between their heart and head.
Jacaranda Essence is for people who dither, never completing things because they are constantly changing what they are doing.
This Essence is for people who are 'green' and socially inept. They do not know how to properly interact with other people. They can be very insensitive because they are so focused on themselves that they miss the cues and needs of other people around them. They can be very self centred.
Mount Barnett, an Aboriginal Cattle Station on the rugged Gibb River Road in the Kimberleys, was where I made this Essence.
This Essence deals with the child aspect in us all. It addresses the expression of playfulness, being carefree and spontaneous joy. It is for people who regard life as a very sombre and serious experience
Macrocarpa is a Eucalypt that grows in the wheat belt area of South West Western Australia, the stands of which are becoming increasingly rare and very few survive today.
This Essence like many others, was made in the Valley of the Winds in the Olgas (or Katajuta) in central Australia. Mint Bush helps one to cope with the dross being burnt off before emerging at a new spiritual level.
Monga Waratah (also known as Braidwood Waratah), a shrub up to 4 metres, has a very small distribution around the moist forested areas and creeks of the Mongarlowe River near Braidwood in New South Wales.
This Essence helps one deal with feelings of hatred, anger, jealousy and the major blocks to expressing love. It is for people who tend to be suspicious of others. Mountain Devil helps to develop unconditional love and acceptance.
Mulla Mulla is for the personal recovery from the shattering experience of burns from heat or fire. This Essence reduces the negative effects of fire and the sun's rays.
For people who are weary, frustrated and disheartened by setbacks. This Essence helps to bring a spark into those people's lives who are heavy and slow moving.
For the assimilation and integration of new ideas and information, especially where there is a tendency to feel overwhelmed by the quality and quantity of that information
Peach-flowered Tea-tree is an Essence for people with extreme mood swings, hypochondriacal people and those who have a fear of getting old. It can also be used for people who get enthusiastic and then, for no apparent reason, lose that enthusiasm. It is for those who do not 'follow through' on their goals and convictions.
This Essence allows people to accept acknowledgment for their achievements and to 'let in' love. They are often good listeners and generous, giving people. It allows shy people to speak of their plans and success. In its natural environment, the flower is easily overlooked and often mistaken for other species.
Pink Flannel Flower, a very rare plant belonging to the Apiaceae family, is of the same genus as two other of our Bush Essences, Flannel Flower and Little Flannel Flower.
This annual is found in the stony country of the outback and has a striking, pinky-purple conical flower head. The Pink Mulla Mulla is for those who have suffered a deep spiritual wound long ago, often in their first incarnation, where they felt abandoned by Spirit which has led to a deep scar on the soul and psyche.
This Essence is for people who feel stuck. It acts as a catalyst for those who know what they want to achieve but do not know how to go about it. It is for people who are too reliant on others. It promotes independence and boldness.
This Essence was made up under unique circumstances on Toolbrunup Peak, the second highest peak in the Stirling Ranges. Red Helmet Orchid helps a man bond to his child or children.
Red Lily is the same flower as the Sacred Lotus in the Buddhist tradition. It is for spirituality and connection to God in a grounded and centred way, allowing a person to have a wholeness to their spirituality by also realising the need to develop and maintain a balanced physical and emotional life.
The Essence of this deep blood red Frangipani was made on the coast near Darwin in the Northern Territory. It is unusual in that it does not have the sweet aromatic quality of other Frangipanis but rather a very heavy, musky odour. Its common name in the Pacific is "Bleeding Heart Frangipani". This Essence addresses the great emotional intensity, difficulty and hardship that people can go through when a relationship is ending, close to ending or going through a very "rocky" period.
This Essence was made in the spiritual centre of Australia in the Olgas also known as Kata Tjuta by the Aborigines. This is an Essence to help people fully express the love vibration innate within them. Rough Bluebell is for people who are very manipulative and for those who are deliberately malicious and use people, either subtly or openly. It is different from Kangaroo Paw which is for those who hurt or ignore the needs of others in an unconscious way.
An Essence which is very beneficial in overcoming imbalances in and bringing about a sense of wellbeing in females. It will benefit women who feel distressed about infertility.
This is another rare Eucalypt. Although widely cultivated there is only one remaining natural stand of this beautiful tree on a granite outcrop known as Boyagin Rock in the south west of Western Australia.
Slender Rice Flower is for people who are racist, narrow minded and lack humility.
This is another Essence made in the Stirling Ranges of Western Australia. It is for those people who have a tendency to feel that they are a victim, that life has been hard on them or that they have been hard done by.
Spinifex is a native grass which prefers the arid and semi-arid areas of inland Australia. This was the first Essence made from a grass species. It is for those who have a sense of being a victim to and having no control over illnesses, especially those with persistent and recurring symptoms.
Sturt Desert Pea is the floral emblem of South Australia. It is for sorrows. I have come across at least three Aboriginal legends connecting this flower to grief and sadness. This is one of the most powerful of all the Essences and, like so many of the Bush Essences, it can help the person bring about amazing changes in their life.
This Essence is for guilt, including sexual guilt, which can be an emotional trigger for many sexual problems. It is also for following your own inner convictions and morality, helping you to follow through with what you know you have to do.
This Essence is for people who are vague and indecisive and do not pay attention to detail. For those who tend to 'split off' easily, especially when there is work to be done.
For people who have had a difficult time in the past and who are stuck there. They bring their negative experiences of the past into the present. Life is seen as being grim and full of struggle.
The first aspect of the rare Sydney Rose to strike you is its intense, beautiful pink fragrant flower (about 2cms across) which does not fully open. Sydney Rose can grow up to a metre in height.
This is another Essence which was made up in the Olgas or Katajuta. It is a small upright annual with a long pink-purple flower head. It is for people who are not at ease being with others.
This Essence is for alienation. There is no feeling of connection or sense of belonging to family, workplace, country, self, etc. Often as a consequence of this alienation the head, or intellect, takes over from the heart.
I made this Essence in Katherine Gorge, at the top end of Australia. This region contains the world's oldest known continuous artwork in the form of Aboriginal rock paintings.
Waratah is for the person who is going through the 'black night of the soul'. It gives them the strength and courage to cope and will bring their survival skills to the fore.
This Essence is excellent for commitment, whether in relationships, employment, the family or personal goals. It can be of great benefit for a relationship when one or both individuals are uncertain if they wish to work through the issues their partner is bringing up in them.
An excellent remedy for anyone feeling burdened or frustrated by any physical restriction or limitation with their body. This Essence brings about a sense of renewed enthusiasm, freedom and the ability to move on in life.
This Essence is for women who are uncomfortable with their sexuality. They may be unable to relax and enjoy sex, or afraid of physical intimacy and/or sensuality.
Yellow is the colour that symbolises the intellect and the element of Air. This orchid has a very social and gregarious nature and is commonly found growing in clusters.
Autumn Leaves allows one to hear, see and feel communication from the other side and be open to that guidance and communication. It also further emphasises the sense of letting go and moving on in a very profound way.
The Green Essence is made, not from the flowers, but rather the stems and leaves of traditional, fresh, green herbs, using the same method we use to make our Flower Essences.
Lichen helps an individual to be aware of, look for and go to the Light at the moment of physical death. The alternative to the soul going through to the Light is to stay earth bound in the astral plane — what we commonly refer to as 'a ghost'.