Earth Laughs in Flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
sense of smell is the most spiritual sense of all the
senses. It is through the nose, the incoming and outgoing
of breath that in-spirits life and registers the mood
of life around us. Mood oils are meant to bring in through
nose a scentual alchemy that ignites the Spirit into
ecstatic union with the balm of Nature.
Essential Mood Oils
are used to anoint the body for integration during
meditation to stimulate the heart and pineal gland for healing
to help clear stagnated energy in the body. See instructive
self healing manual.
The Teachings of Flowers
The Life and the Work of the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram
This film is a beautiful meditation and teaching on the wisdom and spirit of flowers and the Earth.
A Day without Fragrance is a day lost!
is the practice of using volatile plant oils, including essential
oils, for Spiritual, psychological and physical well-being. The Materia
Medica of Aromatherapy dates back to antiquity tracing back
more than 6,000 years. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Persians,
Romans and probably Chinese used to burn scented flowers and
herbs and enjoy aromatic bath, massage and skin care for ritual, curative
and cosmetic purposes. There are myriad resources on the subject
matter if you wish to delve deeper.
oils are the pure essence of a plant. There are about
a half million species of flora in the world of which
approximately 300 produce an essential oil used in modern
aromatherapy. If we take into account traditional medicine
and shamanism throughout the world, the amounts of oils utilized
from plants increase. Some essential oils with mind-altering
principles were used by Shamans in ceremony and ritual, but they
can be potentially harmful and even deadly when extreme
care is not used. Always respect the plant. And this goes
for herbs, oils and the plant foods we consume. A wise one does not turn virtue into vice.
As discovered in “The Solar wisdom of the Flowers,”
the plant kingdom has a special relationship with humans.
Not only is this kingdom more advanced in terms of evolution,
but it provides our food, medicine and can enhance
our spiritual journey.
Human beings and plants are related because all the living
organisms are descended from the same cell line. The chemical
composition in plants and humans is almost identical.
It is interesting that both plants and humans depend on
a chelating chemical. In humans it is called red heme
and transports the oxygen released from plants into the
blood, while in plants its chlorophyll. Chemically the
only difference between the two is that a magnesium atom
replaces an iron atom. This similar composition may explain
why the distilled parts of certain plants act like keys
to both our physical and mental mechanisms. Real essential
oils can only be produced by chlorophyll-bearing plants,
which absorb the sun’s rays and synthesize organic
compounds. The perfume of a flower is closely related
to its significance.
you plan on experimenting with essential oils you should
know that organic essential oils are best and that they
should NEVER be synthetic. Purity and quality is vital because
the oils move through the body with great ease passing through
the interstitial fluid (the fluid in the space between tissue
cells). This perfect delivery system into the body site
is what manufacturing companies seek to imitate via synthetic
drugs and synthetic fragrant oils.
or odorants can affect mood, but they can never imitate
Nature because it is the synergistic effect of essential
oil compounds, sometimes in the thousands, that work as
an integrated unit. Odorants are manufactured scents released
in adjustable concentrations into a closed atmosphere. They
are used by the marketing industry to induce the “buy
me” reflex that operates at the subliminal level.
The scents used often relate to or are synergistic with
a product, for instance a false aroma of popcorn in a cinema
to increase actual popcorn sales or a floral aroma to incite
a customer to buy something that has nothing to do with
flowers—perhaps cosmetics. The following are some
ways that odorants are used: in casinos to help people spend
money more freely; to attract women into Automobile showrooms;
and to spray on invoices to make people pay their bills, or an odorant called Aeolus 7, which smells like sweat,
and so on. With so many manufactured scents natural aromatic
connections are in danger of being lost. The human mind
was not designed to inhale the barrage of man–made
chemicals and science is now discovering the ill affects
of synthetic chemicals on the body-mind.
are several points of entry into the body that essential
oils can take offering both psychological and physical benefits
when used correctly and safely.
|1- Inhalation via a diffuser of airborne particles
that are absorbed into the respiratory tract and the
bloodstream. This method stimulates the brain to trigger
a reaction, thus affecting the mind via the receptor
cells in the nose and olfaction bulb.
2- Physical application as with massage
or absorbed through the skin via bath oils. Oils applied
to the skin are absorbed into the bloodstream and aid
in a variety of health, beauty and hygiene conditions.
Since essential oils are so powerful and concentrated,
they should never be applied to the skin in their undiluted
form. Always use a “carrier” oil that is
made of pure vegetable to dilute the essential oils
and "carry" them to the skin.
3 - Ingested with caution. Sometimes
essential oils are taken internally for instance, peppermint
oil in water to relieve the effects of overeating and
oils are a positive addition to ones life as they exhibit
their own special power and effectiveness in the following
areas: They aid the personality and character by helping
with stress, tension and emotional problems by dissolving
negative mood states and balancing the mind and emotions.
They enhance wellbeing, strengthen, and enliven the senses,
which rejuvenate the whole mind, body and Spirit by elevating
the Soul to help dispel earthly problems. In general the
perfume of essential oils can be used to delight the senses.
Essential oils are flexible and adaptable like people and
can be used in combinations to address just about anything.
Make sure you invest in quality essential oils and a good
diffuser. See Below.
Essential oils must be used as carefully as medicines. Consult
with your doctor and study the safety issues before using your
first essential oil. Essential oils shouldn't be feared, but they
must be treated with respect and knowledge.
Oils: The Hidden Dangers for Well-Meaning Animal Lovers
Evidence-Based Aromatherapy: Stress Relief And Much More - The health benefits of aromatherapy can no longer be considered placebo in nature.
Myriad Uses of Flowers
Sense Of Beauty in Flowers I have noticed a first elementary psychic
vibration in plant life, and truly the blossoming of a flower is
the first sign of the psychic presence. The psychic individualises
itself only in man,
but it existed before him; only it is not the same kind of individualisation,
it is more fluid and manifests as
force or as consciousness rather than as individuality. Take the
rose, for example, its great perfection of form, colour and smell
expresses an aspiration and is a psychic gift. Look at a rose opening
in the morning with the first contact of the sun-it is a magnificent
self-giving aspiration. ~The Mother
"...the thing perhaps is to eat flowers and not to be afraid"
Edible Flower Video
Flowers You Can Eat, RIght from Your Garden
is the flower for which
love is the honey
~ Victor Hugo
beauty of flowers arises from their pure vitality. Their seed
of a psychic or spiritual presence has down the ages drawn
many to use flowers in various ways:
an Aid in psychic transports. Meditation &
Transformation to Experience Higher and Purer States of Consciousness.
Meditating with flowers
creates a purified and inspiring atmosphere much like the burning
of incense. Use the white Lotus flower of "The Divine
Consciousness"; red Lotus flower of "The Avatar"
(The Supreme Manifested on Earth in a Body); the passion flower
for calm; Gladiolus for receptivity of spontaneous openness
to higher consciousness; and the Geranium for radiating Spiritual
Happiness ~a feeling of smiling serenity, etc. Simply sit
in calm silence and let the vibrational qualities suffuse
your whole being filling you with creative force and inspiration.
As a Support for Physical Health: In cases of fatigue or ability to hold energy, the scent of a flower can relieve even a prolonged condition of exhaustion due to physical or psychological stress. Used in meditation as an anointing oil or concentration, breathing in flowers (Orchids, Roses, Florist’s Chrysanthemum, Purple Passion Flower; West Indian Holly or Sage Rose) can revive energies, invoke wakefulness of mind very quickly, and remove inertia.
a Tea: Infuse
poison free flowers in hot water &
Oils can be used as a perfume on the skin & in body products.
To affect wellness &
Remedies to develop certain parts of the personality:
The best way to open to the deep influence of flowers is to
love them and to seek to discover the same qualities in our
selves. Love of flowers can be a valuable help in finding
and uniting with our Essential Self via their vibrational
qualities. (Bach Flower Essences)
Companion Planting to act as a barrier against
pests for vegetables & herbs & to increase yeild and always, beauty.
cooking to flavor sauces, soup bases or in
baking. Edible flowers in salads.
blessings for Wellness, Invocation, Love, a Special Event: Most
commonly red and white roses are given because roses are
able to retain the spiritual blessing longer than other flowers.
The combination of flower groupings or bouquets conveys a certain meaning and consciousness to the recipient. In Victorian times, certain flowers had specific meanings conveyed through the heart of Nature. Since flower selection was limited in certain areas, people used more symbols and gestures to communicate than words. The Spiritual Significance of Flowers from "The Mother" is close to my heart.
Flowers in Home to Uplift Consciousness and Gladden the Heart:
with flowers provides instant Feng Shui in uplifting the space.
Community protection from the occurrence of disease:
The Portia or Health
Tree planted in large numbers is known to diminish or prevent
diseases in a large community.
Cleanse a Space (smudging): Dried
flowers or herbs sweep negative energies away via smoke or
they are given as an offering in tact.
Purify the Auric or Subtle bodies: Smudging
dissolves Negative or Obstructed Energies that affect our
spiritual progress. To anoint the body in meditation.
Attract Forces of Material Plenty or Wealth:
(Water lily, Cotton Plant
Cactus flower, Cannonball Tree, succulent Jade or Money Tree).
to Ground our Energies:
Candy tuft creates a firm
foundation to launch off from and African Daisy provides the
right attitude for sure success.
the Love of Flowers
Choose Green for a Change
residents spent $8 billion on flowers in 2006, but many of
the beautiful blooms we purchased were hiding an ugly past.
Flowers sold in the United States are generally grown on large
farms and treated with massive amounts of pesticide; this
not only endangers the health of farm workers, but also pollutes
local air and water supplies.
addition, many flowers are imported from Asia and Central
and South America, where environmental regulations are often
less stringent. For example, the International Labor Rights
Fund and the U.S. Labor Education in the Americas Project
(LEAP) have found that 20 percent of the chemicals applied
to flowers in Colombia, a top exporter, are restricted or
banned in the United States and Europe. Transporting these
flowers to U.S. stores magnifies their environmental impact,
as trucks and airplanes (including the needed refrigeration)
contribute to air pollution and global warming.
with any agricultural product, locally grown flowers decrease
smog-forming and global warming pollution by traveling shorter
distances to market, and reduce the risk of plant pests being
transported to new areas. Plants adapted to the local climate
also need less fertilizer and pesticides, and are less likely
to be rare, foreign species. Beware of invasive species that
can crowd out native plants; see the related links for a list
of plants considered invasive in your region. If shopping
at farmers markets or pick-your-own farms, ask the growers
to ensure that their plants are not invasive.
at the labels. Several certification programs have been created
in recent years to tout flowers that have been grown in both
environmentally and socially conscious ways. These labels
flowers have been grown without the use of synthetic chemical
pesticides and fertilizers or sewage sludge.
flowers have been raised in an environmentally and socially
responsible manner according to Scientific Certification Systems,
a third-party certification agency, but the environmental
qualifications are less stringent than the USDA organic standard.
flowers meet specific criteria for environmental sustainability
and fair wages and work conditions as determined by the non-profit
organization TransFair USA. Like VeriFlora, the environmental
qualifications for Fair Trade are less stringent than the
USDA organic standard.
Inclusion of VeriFlora
and Fair Trade certification for informational purposes does
not imply endorsement by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
your own. Consider
purchasing live plants instead of cut flowers; they not only
can provide you with blooms year after year, but can also
be grown with low-impact organic plant food and compost. And
if you still like your cut flowers, consider planting a cutting
garden. In choosing your flowers, avoid wildflower seed mixtures
as they almost always contain invasive species.
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