Everyone has a relationship with Cancer, everyone has a different reaction when they hear the word, everyone reading this will know someone who has died of this disease and everyone will have a different emotional response when directly faced with a diagnosis and the treatment that ensues.
Lions, Tigers and Bears
Recently I was asked to supply essences for the fabulous website Lions, Tigers and Bears which offers support and products aimed at people going through cancer treatment and for those supporting people suffering with Cancer. It got me to thinking how supportive flower essences are in helping those on this particular journey.
Although, in the UK at least, we aren’t allowed to say that flower essences help with any physical ailments they can offer a lot of emotional support to all of those involved. So I thought it might be a good idea to briefly outline the flower essences and combinations that I feel may provide a lot of help along the way.
One of the great things about essences is, because they work on an energetic level, they do not interfere with any medication being given and are perfectly safe to take alongside medical procedures and treatments whatever your age and state of health.
How to take them
Usually essences are taken as drops under the tongue and are preserved in alcohol. If this is a problem for you (or the healthcare professionals you are dealing with) we supply all of our essences preserved in cider vinegar or you can add them to a spray mister bottle filled with water or something that you like the smell of to spray onto your skin to be absorbed into your body that way.
Flower Essences are also very effective added to cold drinks, baths or you can even add a dropper full to your face cream.
So which essences might be good?
The first essence that springs to mind is our Emotional Relief combination. This is very useful to take at any time when you are feeling tearful, feeling like you can no longer carry on and that nothing will ever improve. It brings support and hope in the darkest of times and is really good to carry with you in your bag for those wobbly moments.
Strength and Support essence is designed for those dark times when you feel you really can’t carry on, when you feel like giving up hope, when you can see no way out of the situation you are in
Sexy and Gorgeous combination - although the name of this combination sounds light and frivolous it is a great essence to take when your self esteem is really low. Lots of people find it really supportive when they have lost their hair and self confidence after chemo-therapy. It adds a lift and brings back your sparkle so that you can enjoy life to it’s fullest.
Our Calm and Confident blend is great for people suffering with anxiety and nervousness. It would be a great support whilst you are waiting for results, before surgery and is also good to give to family members who are suffering too.
Shock Release is our version of Rescue Remedy. This is the one to take after operations or accidents. It helps to remove the shock from your system so that you can heal to your best ability. It calms and removes terror and helps you to be present in your body so that you can deal with whatever you need to for survival.
My Personal Space Spray is in a cooling and refreshing pure rosewater that smells of English country gardens. It is perfect to spray on your face whilst in hospital, or any other situation where you feel overwhelmed. It contains flower essences that provide a feeling of space and protection
Single essences that might be helpful
Borage flower essence brings a feeling that you can cope with everything you have to deal with. It brings courage and protection and a sense of calm.
Dandelion flower essence is very grounding and brings you back into your body so that you can live in the moment. It also improves your confidence and life force.
Dicentra flower essence helps you to find space when you are broken hearted. It is a very comforting and protective essence that makes you find time for your own healing.
Gorse flower essence helps you to feel joy again after you have been in a very dark place. It is good for when you feel hopeless and full of despair
Holly flower essence is good to use when you are angry or are dealing with other people’s anger. It helps you to find compassion towards yourself, your body and others. Anger is a common emotion that (understandably) comes up around cancer and this essence is very useful when you are having the ‘why me?’ thoughts.
Olive flower essence is great to take when you are completely exhausted, when you feel you can’t go on any longer –somehow it helps you find the energy to go on, to move forward.
Walnut flower essence is the essence for taking when you are going through big periods of change. It protects you from what other people think. It is very supportive and protecting.
White Chestnut essence helps you to stop worrying. It seems to stop those thoughts going round and round and round. When one is faced with such an enormous issue such as cancer it is inevitable that there will be more to worry about than usual, but this isn’t helpful - ever - and if it is possible to stop this as much as possible then there will be more energy to put towards healing and coping with the situation at hand.
Wild Garlic flower essence lets us know that we are looked after. It helps stop fear and is very grounding and calming. It is in many of our combination essences and is one of the essences I wouldn’t be without in stressful, scary situations
Any Further Questions
Of course these are only the essences that I feel may help you on your unique journey. I am always more than happy to answer questions or give suggestions for different situations so do just get in touch and if you feel that you would like your own specialised blend made up for you then I can do that too –the details for doing that are here.
Sending much love to you on your journey,