The essences have been carefully co-created
in their initial years (starting in 1998) at our earlier base The
Living Tree in the Milland valley in West Sussex. Their home is now
on the Isle of Gigha in Scotland, which is also where the bottling
and distribution is carried out. Made with orchids grown in greenhouses,
and using a non-cutting method for the essence making, these essences
depart from some aspects of traditional essence making.
Once one encounters the profound beauty
and depth of being found in these orchids, a non-cutting approach
feels compelling. And the fact that the orchids are in an artificial
environment may seem at first impression rather odd; but one may also
see that these plants are volunteering to work directly with us, and
have entered into interaction with us very consciously.
Made primarily by Don Dennis and Heather
Decam, with Natalie Shaw and Dominic Jones also participating, nearly
all of the essences were made by a male & female team. Peter Tadd
and Heather DeCam provided the major share of the information on each
essence, along with feedback over the years from our friends and customers
around the world.
One distinguishing feature of orchid essences
in general is their ability to act upon the chakras which exist above
our body. This combines with their action in the body to create very
powerful shifts in our energy fields, often with very immediate effect.
They also have an overall strong focus on helping us directly in relation
to our spiritual path.
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Single Orchid Essence Descriptions
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One name for this
essence could have been "Resurrecting Courage and Purpose,"
even when overwhelmed by the suffering all around, even in the
face of absolute physical challenge. Would help those who have
been victims of torture or major disasters in this or a past
life. This is a major essence to address the horrors of human
suffering and a way to experience what is meant by The Compassion
Balm for the troubled
soul. If you can only have one of the Living Tree Orchid Essences,
this one should be seriously considered, as it is so helpful
in these times. Angelic Canopy brings nurturing to those who
are in grief, despair or who have lost hope. Releases the
tension from the flight vs. fight response, thus helping to
increase one's sense of security by realigning to the values
of life. "All things can be done in Grace." Great
for space clearing and cleansing crystals.
is a very powerful essence with several layers of activity.
There is a profound effect on the pelvic centres as well as
on the crown chakra. It establishes a countercurrent in the
pelvis, reining in excess sexual energies. Base Regulator
also has a powerful effect on the liver in reducing heat in
This essence provides
a pathway to enter into the profound silence of universal
being and invites us into a new relationship with the future.
As the future becomes more and more present in the depth of
our inner silence, the past goes back into itself so that
we no longer hold the past in the present. In this way our
former actions or karmas dissolve. What remains is unobstructed
action. Place 4 drops in a small amount of water, and hold
in the mouth for 15 seconds to enable the energy to be absorbed
through the roof of the mouth and enter the crown chakra.
Good for meditation, vision quests, as a preparation for various
rituals, and for becoming aware of the sacredness of Nature.
A large and vibrantly
purple vandaceous orchid, the colour of the blooms is central
to the action of this essence. This essence is in part a cleansing
of one's old emotional pain that can appear as physical distress
or energetic blocks. Its healing process goes deeply into
the emotional centre of the brain; it also releases tension
from the kidney meridian.
Get the body into
3-D time. Very important to enable therapists to bring the
client into contact with and stay in the lower half of the
body. Helps those who are reluctant to incarnate fully into
"the here and now". It does so by harmonising the
body's etheric cycles with those same cycles in Nature. This
is a calibration to a flow which helps one to manage one's
time better, especially when there is the sense of having
too much to do and too little time to do it in. GREAT FOR
JET LAG. The body can immediately harmonise and integrate
with the time-zone of the local area no matter what the distance
or direction of travel.
Imagine a translucent
jellyfish pulsing or champagne bubbles streaming to the surface.
Experience a sense of buoyancy, floating freedom, and ease.
Great for relieving tension in the frontal lobes of the brain
due to too much mental work. Opens up our consciousness to
active and productive dreaming. Space takes on a gentle shape
with delicate edges. Great for men who need to balance their
overly masculine temperament.
Rhythmic and passionately
sensual. Very large blooms. Very good for those who are overly
intellectual and live at some distance from their body. So instead,
distance from the stress of a busy day when you arrive home
and remember to enjoy a little, more and more.
After we have healed
the primary traumas which the psyche is inclined to hold,
once we have addressed the dead-pelvis syndrome, and the ancient
and recent heartaches; once the powerful traumas of the past
have been healed, what then? In effect all essences that address
remedial conditions ('negative' states) are concerned with
our Becoming healthier, more whole. But once those conditions
are healed, then we move beyond the need for an essence of
Becoming, and into the qualities of Being. Celebration appears
to have almost no concern with remedial conditions, but instead
invites you to experience deep and powerful Being. Celebration
will be of 'benefit' primarily with people who have engaged
in the healing of their various traumas already, in one way
or another. For the orchids it represents a culmination of
14 years of essence-making (as well as 14 years of orchid-growing!).
It is a powerful and beautiful essence, inviting us to experience
the depths of our spirit.
The growth habit
of this orchid species from SE Asia is remarkable: the long
thin pseudobulb hangs down from a branch, held by its roots,
and the blooms grow facing down to the earth. Yet the thin
tube with nectar at its tip (the "nectary") grows
back up towards the sky. And so when we take this essence,
there is almost always a pronounced postural change noted:
the head tilts forward, and yet there comes a sense of energy
moving back up through the head, arcing from the face through
the brain and back up out the rear top of the head. This is
then followed by a deep, lasting stillness of being. Negative
flames of thought are snuffed out like little candles with
a snuffer. There is a sense of the Higher Self calling one's
soul to remember its deepest and highest potential, to reach
towards the inner beauty of enlightenment, yet remaining calm,
rooted and centered.
Geometry has perhaps
never been as delightful as with this essence. Triangles are
formed by the blooms on each of the multiple spikes of the
plant, and energetically a series of triangles are acted upon
in the energy body from the pelvis up through the head and
above. Calm serenity and gentle clearing are accompanied by
lightness of heart with this orchid, and as the action moves
to the head and above, another geometrical form develops,
that of a torus. This is the fundamental shape of the healthy
human aura, and also of each of the chakras as well. (The
torus is the mathematical name for the donut-shape.) Celestial
Triangle helps develop the torus of the aura as it moves above
the head, but only after it has first lightened the heart.
One of our early "provers" saw Kuan Yin appear to
her when she meditated on this essence, who told her this
essence was about bringing in "new consciousness".
The prover asked Kuan Yin how she should deal with people
stuck in the older consciousness, she was simply told, "Send
Love. The new consciousness and mind create a new air, which
goes into people. Spread Love."
is the 2nd of an essence trilogy, which begins with Crown
of Serenity. True Connections is the 3rd essence in the trilogy.
There is significant benefit to be found in experiencing each
of the three in turn, as follows: take Crown of Serenity on
one day, then Celestial Triangle the next day, followed by
True Connections the day after that. On each day take the
essence drops from the stock bottle once, either before bedtime
or before meditation. Repeat this sequence for a total of
Clears and calms
the mind offering clarity of perception and reflection. Eases
mental tension from the mid-brain, "The Mental Break"
essence. Think of the clarity of a pale and clear gemstone;
the calm of a cool, cloudless, still winter's night. A full
moon reflected on a quiet lake.
Serves to strengthen
one's belief in one's own inner and outer spiritual resources,
and one's ability to move forward with projects and goals.
A wonderful "can do" essence. This essence helps
relax tension in the 8th chakra, a result of trying too hard
to be perfect and stay in control of everything in our lives
A very important
essence to realign to our spiritual axis. This essence enters
into one's causal body, which is the "Spiritual White
Light". It appears as the central axis, a small-diameter
shaft of light running parallel to and just in front of the
spine. It is the origin of the chakra system. In a gentle
yet profound movement, the essence helps us to align to the
higher chakras that compose and create the causal body light
shaft and surrounding causal and celestial auric fields. In
doing so, the etheric, astral and mental bodies harmonise
This orchid is
one of the few in our range which gave rise to two essences,
related yet quite distinct in their actions. Base Regulator
was made when the sexual parts of the blooms (the white &
yellow elements seen in the photos) were still concealed within
the dark red forms of the petals. Core Release was made some
18 hours later in the bloom cycle.
The energetic differences
are substantial. As with Base Regulator, Core Release has
a major impact on the pulsation points of the pelvic region,
but without the damping impact on the libido. Core Release
enhances the sexual centre's sensitivity, and at the same
time brings an element of protection to the entire pelvic
area. This is a highly unusual feature of this essence, which
we have not encountered with any other essence. Core Release
also brings an impetus to get on with things one needs to
do, through its action on both the 3rd chakra and the Ajana
centre. Moreover one's intuitive abilities are hightened.
As it is a very new essence, our understanding of it will
be developing further in the months ahead.
A complete experience
of the entire crown chakra. THIS IS A BIG ESSENCE. This essence
wishes to welcome you home to the Hall of Records, a space within,
where you might find the Living Word of God, the Wisdom of Creation.
Surrender to the Beyond that is within and without. Patience.
Learn adaptability in approaching the Heart of Mystery, the
Light of Consciousness, the Shrine of Shrines
Calming, and clarifying
of one's Intention. This essence invites one in to a high
inner alignment of one's energies. Eases tensions held in
the 8th chakra, freeing mental energies for more focused attention.
This essence will be of greatest benefit to those who have
already worked with a number of the other orchid essences
in the range, as it builds energetically upon the foundations
they have helped to create.
A significant impact
is felt initially in sleep after taking this essence, with
tensions eased by the deeper dream-state and the dreamless
sleep which Crown of Serenity helps bring about. On a practical
level this essence will be a useful aid to studying. At its
more profound level it is assisting us with our spiritual
evolution, shifting the energetic forms of the subtle body
to enable higher energies to be incarnate.
In response to
a perceived global energetic challenge, this orchid called
out to be made into an essence in early October 2010. The
second part of the botanical name Pleurothallis phalangifera
translates as "phalanx-bearing" meaning the orchid
spike looks like it is carrying a small phalanx of soldiers.
A dream-time image which came to Don repeatedly one night
about this essence was of hundreds of elves with their bows
on their shoulders, marshalling their forces, preparing for
battle. And indeed the orchid looks reminiscent of that Tolkien-like
image. There is a sense with this orchid that, while it knows
the dark, it is not of the dark. Embodying deep goodness of
being, it is nevertheless not naive about the threat posed
at times by dark forces. There is an old adage in American
football, that the "best defense is a good offense";
this essence provides both clearing of and protection from
high levels of dark energies through its determined opposition
to their intentions.
aspect of this essence is the fact that immediately upon making,
it made clear to us that it wanted to be combined with several
other essences. Rather than the one-size-fits-all approach,
this essence wanted a mini-series of Defender combinations
to come into being, to enable people to fine-tune the best
type of protection they or a client might need.
Potentially a powerful
experience of the 3rd eye, so can be useful for vision quests.
This is the same orchid that made the essence New Vitality,
but six months earlier when the blooms were in full alignment
of direction, giving an intensity of energy to this essence.
Use with care. Useful for meditation practices.
The Fire of Life
is the masculine complement to Furnace of Life. Its yang energy
helps the highest of universal energies to incarnate into
consciousness, and sets this energy flowing into the centre
of one's being.
Fire of Life gives
courage and purpose to the journey of the soul. It is the
Yang energy to the yin energy of Furnace of Life. In observing
the bloom of this orchid, it is remarkable how attractive
it is to those who feel oppressed, suppressed or unable to
Fire of Life will
breathe new life into the (dwindling) flames of the Ming Men
point, thereby strengthening the will of the individual to
make choices more in line with highest universal intentions,
providing a revitalised opportunity to fulfil ones deepest
This orchid has
an unusual characteristic when the bud is developing. The
buds seem to become fully grown, but then remain closed for
several weeks, before finally opening. There is an air of
expectancy, akin to that of a pregnant woman. The blooms open
facing the earth, offering a gentle and exquisite fragrance.
Dendrobium alexandrae grows in the highest branches in lowland
forest in Papua New Guinea, often exposed to much more sunlight
than most orchids would tolerate.
The essence has
a strong impact on the root and sacral (2nd) chakras, as well
as the heart chakra; there is also a reach into the Crown
chakra and above. It is an essence of conception, and of nurturing
the state of pregnancy, as well as overlighting the birth
process. It acts in complimentary ways to the action of Purity
of Soul in helping to clear further energetic pathways in
the 2nd chakra relating to birth. It is also about bringing
in our highest light, found in the top branches of our soul,
so that we may fully incarnate our highest potential.
In Chinese Medicine
there is a point situated between the Kidneys called Ming
Men (translated as 'The Gate of Destiny'). This key point
is the major 'gateway' for the infusion of all physiological
dualities in a way that supports life and fuels the process
If we fail to accept
life as an opportunity to cultivate virtue, or attribute disempowering
meanings to challenging or painful circumstances, then the
fires of Ming Men will be severely diminished and life will
be governed not by highest universal intentions, but by self
generated belief systems.
of the Ming Men point leads to further polarised dualities
within one's subtle energy system, which in turn will create
further painful challenges within the body and psyche. Furnace
of Life helps to clear the mist from the lens of perception
of the observer, enabling the truth of any given situation
to reveal itself effortlessly.
Furnace of Life
is the female principle, the intention of which is to incarnate
our own divine light into consciousness, and to enable us
to feel our cosmic purpose. For those whose feminine aspect
has been threatened or suppressed, it is best to take Necklace
of Beauty first for a few days. Then Furnace of Life will
far more readily be able to enter one's chakra system.
To bring one into
awareness of the radiance of one's Inner Light, the "Ground
of Being." Golden Radiance honours the spiritual path
above all else. This essence opens the throat chakra and connects
to a source of inner wisdom which appears as golden light
within the inner chamber of the heart chakra. When the inner
chamber opens, its "light" can ascend into the throat
chakra. Fundamentally not a remedy, but rather an essence
for developing a spiritual perspective of everyday life. Probably
our most universal essence.
Brings the courage
to look at the shadows and fears that inhibit one’s progress
on one’s spiritual journey. A deeply serious essence,
take it to enhance one’s meditation practice. Paired energetically
with Walking to the Earth’s Rhythm, which is best taken
at the end of meditating with Paph. Helvetia.
Very good for people
who are reluctant to incarnate. This essence brings energy down
to the 2nd chakra (Hara), then up through the solar plexus and
into the heart chakra. Helps eliminate conflicting emotions.
Helps one to be incarnate with a sense of purpose. This essence
infuses the halo with a diamond-like appearance, indicating
higher chakra activity. NB: Take this essence 2 or 3 times within
a 10-minute period for best effect and wait for one to three
days before repeating or use it as a one off.
unregistered hybrid, believed
to be Vascostylis Crownfox Red Gem x either Ascda. Yip Sum
Wah or Ascda. Peggy Foo
The one orchid produced
two forms, two essences: one by itself (Spirit of the Higher
Heart) and this one, which has essence of 24 karat gold added,
which enhances the orchid’s energetic action. The higher
heart chakra is a light turquoise color and is responsible for
releasing the heart chakra from emotional blocks (either karmic
or current). This essence centers itself in the spiritual chamber
of the heart and sends it roots into the 3rd & root chakras.
It then enters and heals the higher heart chakra .
Heart of Light provides
a liberating feeling as it launches our emotional body out of
old patterns of defensiveness into Universal Connectedness to
be experienced an on-going pattern of endless flow. Rapidly
releases emotional armouring of the heart, expanding the chest,
allowing the heart chakra to extend back and re-connect to the
central axis of the aura. The 12th chakra then awakens our memory
of our unique spiritual inception into the Time/Space continuum.
The 15th chakra opens as well to the residence of "Universal
Order," the home of sacred geometry.
enables the communion of Love, as we journey to find the gates
to the mystic castle within. The only essence in the range
to act in all 6 primary categories (see the “higher
alignment” star): physical; sexual; heart; mental; protective;
and spiritual. When mastery of each area is achieved, the
inner temple is complete, and our soul moves in Love towards
our ultimate spiritual union.
The blooms of this
very small orchid Bulbophyllum saltatorium from central Africa
resemble bees getting into a hive. This is a decidedly yang
essence, the action of which begins in the head, as light
enters and expands into different areas of the brain, expanding
and clearing as they move. It then goes down the neck (bypassing
the throat chakra) extending into the chest cavity and the
heart chakra, clearing both somewhat like the action of a
bottle brush. The heart chakra opens with a sense of renewal.
This can also bring a sense of heart-felt longing, as the
essence then moves further down, to the 1st and 2nd chakras.
The libido is stirred awake, connecting inextricably with
the heart's longing.
This essence is all
about the internal cleansing of the body. Working away without
fanfare, it helps to clear up our etheric body's 'residuals'
- little packets of leftovers. Acts on the energetic pathways
of the throat, stomach, large intestines and liver, assisting
with detoxification. Now included in the full kit of 64 essences,
but wrapped in foil, at the request of the deva of this orchid,
to maintain a degree of separation between it and the other
Purifying the root
chakra for both men and women. For men it can initiate them
into the feminine understanding of purity and innocence. Whereas
we often think of purification as a painful or arduous process,
the action of this essence results in an experience of joy.
For women it will help with certain sexual abuse issues by re-establishing
the natural innocence of the root chakra in a natural rise of
white etheric light. This light moves very efficiently and effectively,
allowing one to work therapeutically with the issues that have
been held subconsciously in the root chakra.
Celebrate your unique
personality without being influenced by projections and expectations
of others. Accept our limitations not as negative identities
but as momentary states of our development on the journey in
creating a personal self-definition. The world is in need of
more characters. Very good for children who have or do not feel
In dark times it
may well be prudent to cloak one's light to enable one to carry
the knowledge of inner truth without risk of drawing the attention
of negative forces. This essence provides protection to help
one to remain concealed from those who may threaten, bringing
a sense of both invisibility and invincibility
This essence is very
playful, very forgiving, a large belly laugh from the happy
Buddha. Leave your troubles behind, effortlessly and smoothly
swirling away. Excellent for anyone who is prone to take themselves
too seriously or for those who feel emotionally stuck. Laughing
butterflies enters into the solar plexus like two people dancing
together in perfect harmony. Think of Ginger Rogers and Fred
Astaire spiralling across the floor in each other's arms. Affects
the brow and throat chakras, as well as the eyes.
How do we fool ourselves
by projecting what we desire and not truly need? When is the
"light" just a diversion? What is true liberation?
Even on the inner path, how can we fool ourselves in the quest
for freedom? Where do we find the Buddha sitting? This essence
operates at two main levels. At the more obvious level, it provides
endurance and 'upward' strength, as well as helping to cleanse,
strengthen and protect the aura. It would help with any new
venture as well. At a more inward or subtle level, this essence
is about both recognising and accepting inner beauty, as well
as developing the discernment needed to discover the ways in
which we deceive ourselves in the name of liberation.
Picture the drawing
of a bowstring to establish the direction of an arrow's flight.
So it is in our lives that our goals and our life’s direction
is best achieved by stepping back deeply within ourselves. The
hand pulls back and we make contact with the centre of the chest,
the heart. Being centered in this way guarantees our best shot.
Activates the heart and throat chakras. Works well with the
Dancing Light Orchid
Essence, "Purpose Flows."
Frog looks up to
the stars and Great Spirit replies showering light from the
heavens. Frogs are literally able to see starlight and register
this light one photon at a time on the retina. In a similar
fashion, this essence wants to help us 'see beyond the veil.'
Helps bring light into one's eyes even in dark times, such as
in winter. In native cultures the eagle represents the power
of, Great Spirit. It is swift and sure in its flight and the
model of spiritual power. Full of starlight, froggy jumps off
of his pad and plunges into life and the world of water. This
essence was made in participation with our friend David Carson
and his daughter Greta. David is Native American and co-author
of the Animal Medicine Cards.
Love's Secret is
an essence derived from an orchid that is the sole specie
of a monotypic genus, which means there is no orchid like
this one. Such genera are generally reckoned to be remnants
of a larger genus that was (nearly) killed off via various
geological & meteorological events. As such this is likely
to be a very ancient 'being', which is indeed what Don heard
about this orchid in the night after the essence was made.
It is from the lowland forests of Panama and Colombia. The
orchid has a pungent smell akin to a female in sexual 'heat'.
Poise, humour, and
verbal repartee are the hallmarks of Mercutio, the marvelous
character in the play Romeo and Juliet. Good for those
who are taking things (or themselves) too seriously; good for
students who are being bullied. Stand back from drama, get the
overview like the director of a play and watch the interplay
between actors and dialogue. Enjoy the movement of words and
meaning. Brings white light into the eyes, so it is recommended
if one has been reading a great deal.
Give voice to the
heart and communicate what you are feeling, without fear of
the consequences for speaking your truth. To help become more
aware of what is deeply valued within the heart, picture the
image of a messenger on a white horse, galloping along in your
heart spirited by the desire to be honest and true.
Moon Child has
an affinity with the pelvic energy constellation, and is able
to remove blocks to emotional evolution. We gain many subtle
and not so subtle energetic imprints during our 9 months in
the womb, and Moon Child appears to be able to help remove
those imprints which hinder our health and well-being, and
our spiritual journey.
Necklace of Beauty
essence has been made with a beautiful orchid from SE Asia
called Bulbophyllum longiflorum (also called Cirrhopetalum
longiflorum, or Cirrhopetalum umbellatum*; this particular
form is found in Borneo). Necklace of Beauty brings an exquisite,
beautiful and loving energy to the area above the higher heart
chakra but below the throat chakra, enabling one to feel uplifted,
loved and at peace. This essence honours one's inner beauty,
and the light of one's true being.
This essence also
prepares one for further important steps of one's inner journey,
by enabling the ego or shadow side to relinquish its hold
in one, so the soul can continue its journey into light. Necklace
of Beauty appears to 'open the gate' for one to experience
more fully the high consciousness of the new combination Spirit
of Life (or its two components Fire of
Life and Furnace of Life).
* There are differences
of opinion regarding the correct nomenclature in the orchid-growing
world. 'Cirrhopetalum' is a name for either a section of the
Bulbophyllum genus, or a genus in its own right, depending
on one's point of view.
The plant from which
this essence was made very clearly indicates its gift of stamina
in that the blooms come in succession on each 'spike', and each
given spike of the plant can be in bloom for a year or more.
Provides vitality under circumstances of long-standing tiredness
and exhaustion. This essence can give an energy boost to see
one through these difficult periods.
A powerful essence
to help in the darkest of times, or to help heal from the
darkest experiences of the soul. When one experiences inner
or outer devastation, deep imprints are left at profound levels
of the psyche. Night Soul is a commanding spirit, healing
these deep wounds to help make one whole again. Remember that
you are the captain of your soul, no matter the challenges
that experience in this world may bring.
optimism accompanied by remarkable stamina. With this essence
the goal of any project is never out of sight, "like a
pole-vaulter visualising going over the bar before the run up
to the big leap." Use this essence to experience being
drawn ever forwards. Discover how to remain positive and steadfast
to your own rainbow's end.
This essence is
good for people who are travelling to places where personal
safety is challenged. Useful in times of major change (such
as moving house or career changes) to provide continuity and
protection. It helps one to re-connect with inner strength.
This orchid bears a resemblance to the protective "wrathful
deities" of Tibetan Buddhism with the sense that a spiritual
presence says "I go before you." Can aid in discovering
that actual protection comes from realising the true nature
of Being, which we find deep within.
Useful for the stress
of feeling there is not enough time. Like the slow, clear, well-spaced
tones of a sitar, this essence conveys the understanding that
there is "enough time to do anything". Epitomises
the Kaffa type of the Indian Ayurvedic system, which is slow
and unhurried, never compelled to rush. Brings white light to
the upper heart chakra, the brow and sacral chakras and into
Purity of Soul
acts like a gentle yet profoundly purifying rain for the soul,
an ablution to cleanse us of the negative accumulated baggage
of the ego. Helps clear negative ancestral patterns held subconsciously
in the psyche. This essence is lovely, calming, gently grounding
and quietening; it brings an attentive yet deep stillness
of mind. Good to take before meditation, or prayer, or before
any sacred ceremony; it would be especially appropriate to
take before the wedding ceremony.
The essence has
a gentle dreamlike quality, yet also a firmness of purpose.
One feels a call for atonement, and an awakening of a lost
understanding of spiritual realms which have been forgotten.
Produces a state
of mind where vision and light become inseparable. Helps elevate
our thoughts to the point where we can see the Sacred in life.
An essence to help heal the destiny of humanity. Not only
does it aid our own personal growth, but also invites the
Light of the Future to Take Back the Night. Blockages in the
bahui centre, the Chinese Crown Chakra point, (on the top
of the head) are pushed out of the auricle field; and in doing
so, this enables us to extend an awareness vertically into
a temple within a celestial domain. In this way the microcosm
affects the macrocosm. In this time when many negative karmas
are being released upon the world, this essence is especially
important for helping people not be distracted from a spiritual
purpose and light.
helps the psyche to address deep layers of guilt or shame,
through bringing a shift to our dreams, enabling the mind
to either consciously or unconsciously to resolve these issues.
Guilt and shame are likely to cause a kind of compression
(or suppression) of the heart chakra, particularly by means
of blocking the higher heart chakra's ability to cleanse and
heal the heart chakra. Through this blocking of the heart's
energy, we lose the ability to love unconditionally, and thereby
also lose inner peace. In this way one can see how guilt or
shame can be major hindrances of our spiritual path. Redemption
Dream helps us to remove these hindrances of the heart, specifically
through vivifying and re-integrating our dreams at night,
to allow ancient and deeply held issues to be aired as it
were in the Theatre of the Psyche. In general, most people
will benefit from taking Redemption Dream in the days before
taking Necklace of Beauty; or at the very least, the exquisite
energy of the latter will be more readily accessed and fully
felt if Redemption Dream has been worked with first.
patterns that are held in the eighth chakra. The eighth chakra
indicates how spiritual knowledge and power have been misused
in the past. This essence can make us feel like we are spiralling
out into the cosmos, thus it can feel intimidating due to
the feeling of being taken up and away. Helps free up rigid
belief patterns or merely parroted ideas held in the eighth
chakra. Helps up use and choose words wisely when we speak.
A very gentle, quiet
essence, yet profound in its ability to reach many levels at
once. Clears ancient negative energetic patterns at the cellular
level via the 1st, 8th, 10th and 12th chakras, renewing one's
inherent health. The root chakra governs cellular patterning
and when combined with the higher chakra action of the 10th
chakra (the Source of White Light) and the 12th chakra (the
wholeness of the universe), it makes this essence a strong candidate
for healing at that level. Very helpful when added to skin creams.
This essence is about
aligning and identifying with beauty. As modern societies have
distanced themselves from natural beauty and inner beauty, dissonance,
distortion and self-degradation have followed. This has influenced
us in ways that distract us from the simple beauty in nature
and in ourselves. What are the innate properties of beauty?
Proportion, integrity, harmony, and respect for the forces and
mathematical dimensions found in sacred geometry. When beauty
is a guide, the results of our actions naturally and harmoniously
follow Universal Principles. Beauty's strength will banish evil
and ugliness from her presence. Helpful in relieving shoulder
tension at the end of a working day.
Sacral Releases provides
vital energy to help with the release process and breaks a vicious
cycle of low energy and low achievement. It helps to ground
and release tensions stemming from subconscious patterns held
in the 2nd chakra. They drop down to the earth. The energy in
this essence affirms you are safe, strong and healthy.
returns our focus into the depth to the Inner Divine that is
found in the Inner Chamber of the Heart Chakra, which lies just
beneath the heart chakra. From here a vision arises, the embodiment
of serenity and silence which activates the chakras in the head,
and then directly awakens the 11th chakra. This transcendental
chakra offers us the perception based on compassion and wisdom
that honours "self as other and others as self" and
that "life is essentially a mirror of our own thoughts
and actions." This essence is recommended for those who
are well on their way along the spiritual path .
Very helpful when
one is bogged down with too many responsibilities or just feeling
stuck. Works to align one's preparedness to move into action
with deeper dimensions of one's being. Helps bring new insights
Gain a serene
overview and perspective on life. Deva means radiant or shining
one, while Devata refers to the spiritual potential of the
soul, to the human heart warming the world with its noble
presence. This spiritual charisma can be found in our nobler
qualities: quietly regal, insistent but not aggressive, acting
with integrity. "Beauty is Inner Truth made Perfect."
Creates a calm and
quiet joy. Helps the energetic lining of the stomach, and the
etheric activity of the liver and gall bladder. Good to take
after festive indulgences. Helps with emotional upset, giving
one a sense of security. When children are studying, this essence
will help to maintain focus.
Connects one with
the Hoop of Nations, the Council of All Creatures. Here the
mosquito and the moose, the sparrow and the eagle all have equal
voice. Shamanic mystery is encountered with this orchid, which
also invites you to face your deepest fears. Not to be taken
lightly or whimsically.
Shadow Facing is not included in the kit of 60 essences.
orchid, this essence was brought into being to assist the integration
of one’s shadow side with the onward journey of the soul
into the light. It stops the shadow from interacting negatively
with challenging archetypes, and enables grounding of primitive
fears. Enters the base of the skull and goes down the causal
body to the root chakra and below, connecting the soul to the
root of the soul's journey. This essence clears one’s
inner vision causing a change in perception, a deeper reality,
and enhances clairaudience. Shadow Warrior is a very ‘yang’
essence, and the effect is sustained with a minimum dose.
This essence opens
the yang polarity of the meridian system, the baihui point
on the top of the head, bringing in a spiralling, very active
energy. This essence is to a large degree the masculine counterpart
to Devata, where we go inside to rediscover
the Divine. Here the realignment to our spiritual purpose
found at the outermost level of the universe opens the wisdom
aspect of the crown chakra.
a song of Love. By helping to re-establish the halo of light
over the crown chakra, it awakens one to the responsibility
of sound and speech and assists in being true to oneself - an
attunement to deep vows. Helps to grasp the concept of being
whole and with the development of discernment and clairaudience.
Connects to the sounds and choirs of the angelic realm.
Made February 2010,
this had a very interesting genesis. Adrian had been hoping
we would find the final energetic elements for his Therapeutic
Energy Kinesiology kit when I made Base Regulator in early
February, but wonderful as Base Regulator is, there was a
need for a further orchid essence to be made to create the
necessary energetic composition. Walking into the greenhouse,
Adrian felt this delightful and delicate species from Peru
calling out to him. We brought the orchid out of the greenhouse,
and set it up in a room in the house, with the bowl of water
placed under the blooms.
It is best to take
this essence in the morning, as it has a strong awakening
quality. This is not to say it is at all like coffee! The
effect is more subtle, and comes about slowly. A gentle yet
insistent alertness persisted with both of us for many hours
that night after we had sipped the mother tincture. The most
noticeable, even palpable effect of sipping the mother tincture
was what felt like a fine and cool spray starting from area
of the perinium, felt very clearly for several inches down
the insides of the thighs. Adrian was delighted, as he could
sense that this essence completed the search he had been on
for his TEK kit. When combined with Base Regulator and one
other essence, it created a powerful composition we have called
Adrian in his notes
said: the essence is unique in being the only orchid essence
which has an obvious selective target of the sexual aspect
of the Dan Tien point and part of the 2nd chakra. It seems
to enhance the sensitivity of the skin on the inside of the
thighs' "sex skin". It realigns the energy systems
in the pelvis, it rejuvenates the feeling of being alive in
the pelvis, and 're-lights' the sexual centres to be aware
of the deeper nature of ones sexuality.
This essence is the
same as that of Healing the Higher
Heart, but without the essence of Gold. Spirit of the Higher
Heart enables a gentle fusion of the energy of the higher heart
chakra with the spiritual chamber of the heart. Its effect is
subtler than that of Healing the Higher Heart, and is a useful
adjunct to Temple of Light or Temple of Light (5) to help expand
the consciousness of the heart chakra to a state of unconditional
This essence was
made with the same orchid that produced Core
of Being, but when the plant was not in bloom. Its action
relates more to the alignment of the physical body, the spine
and the thoracic cage of the torso. This aligning of the body
provides a framework for more grounded energy flow within, and
allows more space around the heart. Very helpful for bodywork,
see also Shiva's Trident and Sacral
Release. Thoracic Alignment is now included in the kit of
Within the circle
there is boundless strength, knowledge and affirmation of the
goodness that lies at the Heart of Mother Earth and Father Sky.
We can with confidence call upon and/or discover our Power Animals
when using this essence with the clarity, strength and stillness
of the timeless heart. This essence helps us to step into the
Hoop of all Nations - the Nations of Animals, of Peoples, of
Zygolum Rhein Harlequin, Zygonisia
Blue Angel, Zygolum Louisendorf 'Rhein Moonlight'
This is a unique
essence. It was made with three different but closely related
orchids, each set up with its own bowl of water, and with
the bowls forming an equilateral triangle. These orchid hybrids
are all part of the Zygopetalum group: Zygonisia Blue Angel;
Zygolum Louisendorf 'Rhein Moonlight'; and Zygolum Rhein Harlequin.
It is neither a single essence nor a combination in the traditional
sense, as the 3 distinct essences were all blended in a 4th
bowl as soon as they were finished. This particular manner
of the making of True Connections has given it some very unusual
and extraordinary properties.
Crown of Serenity
creates the energetic foundation needed to fully benefit from
True Connections, and also Celestial Triangle builds upon
that structure further. As we build the vitality of the higher
chakras (the ones above the head) there are also further refinements
and interconnections which are able to form or be brought
into activity. True Connections has little impact in the body,
reserving its action for the higher chakras. In so doing it
helps us to connection to the "spiritual internet"
of humanity, that area wherein we are all able to connect
with one another at whatever distance we may be. This is not
some airy-fairy notion. True Connections helps one to link
with those people whom we need to connect with at this point,
regardless of time and space. It enables us to know that there
is a greater connection in humanity than we have been prepared
to admit, and that at a higher spiritual level we are all
a part of the greater universal consciousness of all beings.
unquestioning confidence. Take a focused, committed and unfailing
action. Meet that outer threat not with aggression but with
the clarity of a positive outcome. Highly recommended for emergencies,
or crises or when one is truly threatened. This essence helps
us to avoid distraction and giving our power away to a source
of trouble or potential harm. Clears the energetic pathways
of the head and into the brain by opening the Da-zhui point
on the 7th cervical vertebra.
For loving and nurturing
oneself, as well as opening our hearts with affection to those
around us. Good for anyone who has every felt emotionally bereft,
or who has difficulty valuing and caring for themselves. To
hold affection in our hearts, for both self and others. This
very first of the LTOE range remains a favourite.
This is a new orchid
essence that has profound effects on the 6th chakra. Helps
bring awareness of the angelic aspects and connections of
our being. Rewires the brain for the person to be able to
fulfil their higher potential. Facilitates portals opening
to higher levels, for accessing inner wisdom.
This orchid is
native to the Mentawai Islands off the coast of Sumatra in
Indonesia. It has a lovely cinnamon-spice fragrance, and the
bloom persists for many weeks.
Vital Core is strongly
energizing of the Root and 2nd chakras, as well as the gall
bladder meridian. While having some activity on the Crown,
Throat and Heart chakras, its action is primarily in the two
lower chakras whereby it provides a strong 'get up & go'
effect. The effect on the 2nd chakra is intriguing: though
energizing, it is not a sexual energizing. It helps to release
stored / blocked energies, including stored negative energies,
and thereby helps to resolve shadow aspects of the Sacral
chakra. In this way, it seeks to restore the natural sacredness
of the 2nd chakra.
Vital Core works
at levels beyond that of Sacral Release; it can be a good
idea to work with the latter first, and then to follow up
with some days of Vital Core. In some respects Vital Core
can be seen and used as a potent yang counterpoint to the
yin qualities of Celestial Siren, which was made the same
week in November 2009.
is a species of slipper orchid which was discovered in Peru
in 1981. In our process of making this essence, the orchid
requested to have the process take place largely in the evening
and into the dark of the night. A full moon on that clear
night shone through the partially curtained window, its beam
upon the orchid and the bowl of water. This not only brought
out the yang qualities of the orchid, but also enabled it
to better access the shadow aspects of our lower chakras.
(This also accounts for Vital Core having some very different
qualities to the essence Radiant Strength of the Dancing
Light Orchid Essences of the USA, which was made with
the same species of slipper orchid.)
A major essence
for healing deep levels of the solar plexus (3rd chakra),
as well as energizing the throat chakra. Brings strength of
courage as well as a renewed commitment to the soul's deep
purpose in this life. The solar plexus is likely to take many
'hits' in the course of our life, and these minor and major
impacts on the 3rd chakra can often remain buried deep within.
Voice of Courage brings healing to the solar plexus at these
deep levels, and by so doing, and despite being a very 'yang'
essence, it also helps one's sleep to be deeper and longer.
Made on the 4th/5th of July 2010, we will have more to say
by way of its action in due course.
There are two interconnected
processes of this essence. The first is a return to the original
energetic imprint of our DNA. Many magnetic and other electronic
forces disturb this etheric fabric. This essence works specifically
to repair very old ruptures within the etheric matrix of the
throat chakra. In step two, we find that we are walking in
harmony with the rhythm of the Earth herself. This is a calming
and soothing essence good for helping one to gently come back
to earth after deep meditations. Learn how to walk, and where
to walk by 'listening with the feet.'
aura with unconditional love, akin to that of a mother for
a newborn child. Nurturing and de-stressing. Refreshing and
mildly relaxing. Can be used as a post-trauma spray for both
people and animals.
An ancient Chinese
gong sounds its tone, awakening one to the inner calling to
the fire of the soul's mission and destiny. The weaving of
the tapestry of our myriad lives is completed in the utter
gracefulness of the dance of the soul which knows its wholeness.
Meditate on the peace of this essence to discover the fecundity
of the sacred and the flowing purpose of our lives.
A very good essence
to help you manifest your goals, and which brings joy to the
heart yet is also grounding. Helps you to be awake and in
the present moment with a sense of cheer and lightness. This
essence wants you to straighten the spine, and not slouch,
thus enabling the heart to be both strong and open. Feel the
delight and excitement that you felt as a child once more,
despite the trials and troubles the years may have brought
your way. Having faced the challenges life brings, let us
not be weighed down by their memory. Slip on these fairy-shoes,
and step out with assurance into a brand new day, on to a
path which is either new or at least renewed.
To some degree
this essence presents a type of ‘litmus test’,
relating to our inner journey and its expression in life.
If we are on our deeper spiritual path, and living in accordance
with that, one will feel joy when taking this essence. If
there is any lack of harmony between the path and its outer
manifestation, then the emotional response will be subdued,
as the orchid helps one to realign within.
is a specie found at about 1400 meters in evergreen forests
in Vietnam, and was first described in 1926. It grows in the
warm section of our greenhouse.
This orchid called
out gently and clearly for an essence to be made, with its
message of compassion for all beings. Made on the full moon
anniversary of the Buddha's enlightenment. The need for this
energy is fully apparent in the world at this time. The path
of this essence may follow this sequence: It enters the ajana
centre, a small but intense point between the brows, a major
point of spiritual manifestation. then it begins encircling
the head with a protective energy to finally enter the crown
chakra. Once the "palace" of the crown is secure,
this particular essence enters the heart chakra, evoking the
Light of a Golden Lotus in full bloom. In meditation this
essence is able to reach deeply into the portal of the heart
chakra. Its transformative effect brings to the heart feelings
of joy and eternal optimism, and compassion for all beings.
There are two forms
of this essence, one with and the other without essence of
24 karat Gold. This form is more appropriate for helping remedial
circumstances, for example if someone tends towards selfdestructive
cycles. They need compassion for themselves first, and the
gold helps ensure that this groundwork of the heart's understanding
is taken on board. Follow up after a few weeks with the non-gold
form of Wisdom of Compassion.
it can be useful to know that Wisdom of Compassion (without
the gold essence added) acts primarily on the Heart chakra,
Inner Chamber of the Heart Chakra, and the Crown Chakra.
Wisdom of Compassion
with Gold acts primarily on the Heart Chakra, the Ajana Centre
between the eyebrows, and the Dreamtime Point at the back
of the head.
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