When I first started to use Flower essences, I was instantly drawn to them. Something about their simplicity in power and the fact that it is vibrational healing, really spoke to me. Then, I became a Bach Flower Therapist and I have been using the essences with my animal clients as well as teaching workshops about them for the last 8 years and I love them!
Other “Spotlight” Flower Essence posts… So far, I’ve put the Spotlights on, Mimulus, Heather, Honeysuckle, Crab Apple, and Five Flower Emergency Essence. In each I talked about how these essences help to bring about re-alignment, emotional re-balancing, and Well-Being to your animal friend(s).
SO…What ARE Flower Essences?… Essentially the way they work are at a being’s vibrational and emotions levels. The essences are vibrating at a higher speed and more POSITIVE level, then that of the current negative behavior. When taken, the essence opens up the blockage(s) and similar to a turning fork that is struck and put in a glass of water, re-tunes the body to the more positive vibrational level. This is bringing BACK an animal’s natural feeling of Well-Being and thus positive emotions and behaviors with it.
I have personally found that since an animal’s natural state is to be in a constant state of allowing and Well-Being and that they gravitate naturally towards nature and her healing power that results in animals are incredibly fast and can be very dramatic
Please remember! Flower Essences are wonderful tools. However they are NOT a substitute for veterinary care. ALWAYS consult your Veterinarian on any cases dealing with your pet’s health even if you just suspect there might be a problem!
So, let’s continue looking at the flowers essences by putting the spotlight on Mimulus…
Mimulus is the “Bravery Flower.” it’s for fear. The Rock Rose essence is for panic and is sometimes confused with the traits of Mimulus. This is where they differ: Mimulus is for fear stemming from SPECIFIC things or situations. ex: Fear of thunderstorms, fear of men, fear of loud noises, fear of being in the car or getting in or riding in their trailer, fear of plastic bags, fear of vacuum cleaners (although I don’t like them either!). Rock Rose is for when the animal is panicking to the point of almost losing their mind with fear.
Positive outcome for your Pets… Animals become more confident and courageous, can enjoy life without fear. I often give this essence for a short-term to medium-term amount time. A medium amount of time is generally a few months anywhere from 2-6. This is because once your animal has gotten over their fear they have a tendency not be AS afraid of that thing anymore. They are able to move on mentally in a happy and healthy manner. An example of a short (or acute situation) would be: shortly before a guest visits the house and you suspect your animal(s) are going to be somewhat fearful. The more (Chronic) MEDIUM-term situation is such as: a pet that is CONSTANTLY fearful of that thing every time it occurs for example thunderstorms or being alone, or loud noises. Then the essence should be given until you see that the animal is handling the situation in a much more healthier state.
Below are some examples, which might help you to decide if Mimulus is right for your animal friend(s).
What are some common Mimulus uses?
- When your animal friend, seems shy, or timid and careful around people.
- When you’re your animal friends shows signs of fear in a specific situation, ex: doing shows or events.
- If they seem to suffer from specific phobia’s (fear of crowds, of being with other animals, being in a new situation, having to go to the vet (yes I know no animal likes going to the Vet but the essence can help them remain calmer in the office), entering a enclosed space, going to a new home.
- Your animal friend seems to be slow at doing new things and always needing to start something carefully and slowly.
- Horses who seem jittery and skittish.
- An animal always fearful of such things as thunderstorms, loud noises, children being around them, being around other animals, lightning,
- If your animal friend makes noises ex: crying, or whimpering
HOWEVER and I STRESS this: These could be a signs of an even bigger physical problem! Consulting your veterinarian immediately is advised!
These are more examples, but these are only to name a few.
Tip: Consulting your Animal Communicator to verify that these are the problems is also a very good idea!
How do I give flower essences to my animal friend(s)?
Normally putting the drops in the animals water works very well, and if you have a multiple animal household, don’t worry, the essences will not do anything to the other animals, unless they need it.
For small animals (cats, dogs): Give 2-3 drops in their water, from each bottle and then put new drops in whenever you change the water.
For bigger animals (Horses, Cows, Llamas, etc) anywhere from 8-12 drops on a slice of bread, or muffins have been know to work too! Or take an apple, cut it either in halves or quarters, then use a knife of stick to make small holes into each slice and then put the essences into each of the holes. That should do the trick!
If you do not notice even the SLIGHTEST of changes after a 24-72 hour period then it might mean your friend will need to try another essences.
Do you still have questions about the flower essences?… Do you have more questions or are you internets in scheduling a session for your pet? Simply either leave your questions by replying to this post or send me an email by using the “Contact Coryelle” form. I’ll get back to you, I promise.
Next Flower Essence For Pets? One of my favorites……Crab Apple!