Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Many people may be familiar with Masaru Emoto's work on the nature of water, MESSAGES FROM WATER. "The messages from water are telling us to look inside ourselves" which is the quote on the front of this book, hints at the shared heart of many things. Given that we ourselves are largely composed of water, it makes sense to look at it in a respectful and questioning way.
Water carries an energetic charge, and waters respond to waters accordingly. There are some lakes and rivers you just have to jump in to, some beaches where the ocean calls you to come in to it. In many healing traditions, liquid preparations are blessed by the healer, and this adds a harmonizing energy to the water that can be taken in by the patient. Baths are very helpful for this same reason: You are surrounded by water, and if it contains healing plants and aromas, it can become very therapeutic in addition to being cleansing. Going further, flower essences are the energetic patterns of flowers as absorbed by water. Each time you take a flower essence, then, you are adding a harmonizing energy to your body, and to the water in your body, which ultimately can balance your total energetic level and help you feel better. Water is a fantastic medium for many healing agents, carrying them and becoming imbued with their actions, producing an increased synergistic effect.
This has been brought to my attention quite strongly of late. We were recently vendors at an outdoor fair, and there was a good amount of dust flying around. I had (on a "whim") brought a spray bottle for myself to use, containing water, essential oils, and flower essences. As the dust began to build up and I began to sneeze and cough and rub my itching eyes, I remembered my spray bottle and started to use it, spraying around my table and directly on my face, probably every fifteen minutes or so. I found at the end of the day, to my amazement, that I was not experiencing any respiratory distress, my eyes weren't red, and I felt fine. I have allergies to almost everything, and spending a twelve hour day outdoors in dust would usually result in what I refer to as Total Personal Misery. I had none of that, and it was clearly the result of using water containing additional healing agents. My breathing was free and my eyes didn't itch. I gave another formula a try at home when my usual nightly congestion and cough started (we are surrounded by male trees and plants and thus: POLLEN), spraying my face a few times before going to bed, and once after lying down. No problems, free breathing and no coughing.
In addition to being hydrating and good for your skin, spray misters can be of invaluable assistance in a variety of situations. Helpful for panic attacks, headaches, improved concentration, as well as the infamous Hot Flash, they are simple, natural resources that are available to us all and can provide help beyond their modest appearance. I have many formulas for these misters, and am always happy to make special blends for specific needs. To inquire, just call or email!
Kelley Rico is a trained herbalist and aromatherapist, and a certified Flower Essence and Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner.