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The Roots of Anxiety

In Billbergia, Conscious Living, Homework, Puya, Vriesea on February 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Today I had to make a decision on a rather benign and non-life threatening business issue. As I approached the point of commitment, I noticed that I was extremely anxious about what I was about to do.

As my practice is to ‘notice and not judge’ what I do, I decided to get to the bottom of the anxiety. Now when I say this, I wasn’t looking for a clear answer or a “memory of the time I…” which set up the current axiety. What I was looking for was a simple comfort with what I was about to undertake. After all, anxiety didn’t fit the situation… but it did fit my perception of the situation.

I was nervous.

My usual practice whenever something is stressful or emotional is to ‘sit with it’. By this I mean I sit with my ill feelings and allow them to float up into my awareness. If I don’t have time right then and there, I sit down at a later date and review the ill feelings when I can. Usually before bed.

My point is that I always review my inner stress the day that it happens. And it doesn’t take long to do so and bring closer either. Read the rest of this entry »


NEW MANUAL! – The Skyflowers: An A-Z Guide!

In 25ml Combination, Aechmea, Billbergia, Botanical Archetypes, Cryptanthus, Flower Essence Therapy, Flower Remedies, Neoregelia, Puya, Quesnelia, Tillandsia, Vriesea, Weekly Classes & Workshops on July 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

The Skyflowers – An A-Z Guide to Bromeliad Flower Remedies A4 Manual – $20. AU$

IMG_2128-1This easy-to-read, 22 page guide marks the 20th anniversary of a fascinating study of the Bromeliad family – the Skyflowers.

Designed to be simple-yet-informative, this quick reference guide will cater to both beginners and flower essence therapists alike. Alphabetical, 3-line listings makes looking up a particular remedy easy and short, key-word definitions provides just the right amount of information to understand what each remedy is used for.

The book is a great introduction to the world of the Skyflowers and makes a good starting point for further study of the remedies made from these amazing, ‘air-dwelling’ plants.

A great reference when you need to jog-your-memory!

The Manual features…

* Simple, 3-line listings for more than 81 individual remedies and pre-mixed combinations.

* An introduction to Bromeliads, their general properties and what they have to offer as a flower essence remedy.

* Step-by-step instructions on how to use the remedies and tips for choosing the right essence for you.

* Botanical symbols beside each flower entry for easy cross-reference with the Botanical Archetypes A4 Reference Chart and other Skyflowers materials.

* Instructions on how to use the Botanical Archetypes to gain a deeper understanding of the remedy you are working with.

* Educates and raises awareness before a remedy is even applied.

Spiritual Materialism

In Billbergia, Study Group, Terminology on May 16, 2009 at 11:20 am

Brisbane Trip Feb 2008 030Quite often, we seek our happiness from external sources – such as our favourite tv show, favourite food, our friends and special events such as parties or other pleasant experiences. We seek out the things that we believe will make us happy and this is natural. It seems that a desire to be happy is innately inbuilt into every human being, like an internal compass that points us in life-giving directions and away from life stealing ones.

At Wednesday nights study group we looked at the Flower of Happiness, Billbergia ‘Fred Gerber’. One of the themes that arose during the evening was the subject of materialism – the desire to acquire objects in order to bring happiness to our lives. Read the rest of this entry »


In Billbergia, Flower Remedies, Study Group, Uncategorized on May 14, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Happiness – Inner-or-Outer Materialism, Grasping. Billbergia ‘Fred Gerber’

+ Flowing with the course of arising events. Free from the confines of expectation and other mental fixations.

Seeking materials in the outer world to bring happiness to you. Seeking the perfect interior life for the same.

The Immovable Self

In Billbergia, Flower Essence Therapy, Study Group on March 9, 2009 at 9:51 pm

030520080081Following on from “The Transcendent Nature of Consciousness” post…

Yesterday I was speaking to the woman who underwent a ‘conscious shift’ during Wednesday nights study group. She marveled at how clear, conscious and emotionally composed she was when reviewing the scenes and situations that shaped her current mindset.

And so the question naturally arose, ‘Why am I not upset by something that caused me to feel upset before? How does that happen, how does that work’?

The answer is quite simple. Read the rest of this entry »

Adjusting the Active Posture

In Billbergia, Botanical Archetypes, Cryptanthus, Study Group on March 8, 2009 at 10:14 pm

logo_cryptanthusThis term, the Wednesday night study group has been contemplating ‘action’ and becoming mindful of the ways in which they are acting. Now, as we enter the half way mark in the term, we adjust our active posture somewhat further. Read the rest of this entry »

The Transcendant Nature of Consciousness

In Billbergia, Flower Essence Therapy, Homework, Study Group, Testimonials on March 7, 2009 at 11:24 pm

flower_change3Yesterday I wrote a small article on Genus Billbergia and the regression-in-consciousness that a class member underwent during Wednesday nights study group.

Rather than being an emotional event, it was a conscious one whereby the woman was ‘clear’ rather than upset during the transition. She noticed the ‘scenes’ shifting as though the layers of consciousness that made up her issue were photographic slides – a slideshow of old thoughts, resistance and experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

Notes on Genus Billbergia

In Billbergia, Botanical Archetypes, Flower Essence Therapy, Study Group on March 7, 2009 at 12:02 am

logo_billbergiaFor the last 2 weeks in study group we have look at the flowers of Satisfaction and Ability. Both of these flowers belong to a genus named Billbergia.

While in study group, one of the participants went through a regression, a peeling of ‘lost layers of consciousness’ and as we progressed she revealed some brand new insights ( even to herself ) on her particular issue. Read the rest of this entry »


In Billbergia, Flower Remedies on March 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm

ABILITY – Incompetent, Incapable.
Billbergia mexicana

+ Utilizing your inherent skills and talents to their fullest capacity. Being possessed of a ‘can do’ attitude.
Glossing over personal attributes that could be utilized to better your life. Possessing a ‘can’t do’ attitude.
The flower of Ability is the subject of Wednesday nights study group.

For more information on Genus Billbergia and the Botanical Archetypes click the Research Tab at the top of the page and read the article.


In Billbergia, Flower Remedies, Study Group on February 24, 2009 at 4:41 am

SATISFACTION – Dissatisfied, Failure.
Billbergia amoena var. stolonifera

+ Savoring your experiences. Going after goals without selling yourself off to them. Focused on quality of life.
Balancing your emotional state on perceived success or failure. Putting off celebration because of incomplete goals.
The flower of Satisfaction is the subject of Wednesday nights study group.

For more information on Genus Billbergia and the Botanical Archetypes click the Research Tab at the top of the page and read the article.