The chakra flowers make themselves known
At a certain point in time, every human being comes to a crossroads where he/she is allowed to embark on the path he/she has planned for him/herself. If he/she does so, he/she plunges into the adventure of life without having the slightest idea of what awaits him/her, Actually, he/she has already made the decision to embark on this endless journey full of surprises a long time ago, otherwise he/she would not unsuspectingly enter the roller coaster full of childlike.
Like that the adventure began that led me to the world of chakra flower essences.
The story of their discovery
It is a beautiful day in August in Upper Franconia. All of nature is at the peak of its unfolding, and an indescribable fragrance is emanating from thousands of blossoms.
A special magic seems to spread over the day, the Walberla – also called the gateway to Franconian Switzerland – and the small group of women, children and two men who are planning something special today. Everything is planned from long hand. Even the request for good weather has been heard in heaven and exceeds all expectations. It is one of those days when one gets the feeling of being wrapped in velvet and silk. Undoubtedly, it is time for the fulfillment of the long-standing desire that I have cherished in my heart since childhood. Coupled with a tingling feeling of anticipation of what surprises the day may hold, we begin to walk up the “Waiberla”. The Waiberla, better known as the “Walberla” is a lonely rock that rises boldly and steeply from the plain in the east of town of Forchheim. The table mountain, once an important ceremonial place of power for the Celts, is in a pristine, little-touched state, protected from the modern world.
With a few baskets loaded with glasses of fresh spring water and crystal bowls, we resolutely walked up the mountain. I was a little excited. Would my venture succeed? But there was no time to think. Something white shines out towards me from the high grass, and I no longer doubt for a second that we are on the right trail. “Stop!” I was shouting firmly. “There’s the first flower!” A year ago, I was on the Waiberla for the first time. A friend had invited us to an angel seminar, part of which was held in a meadow of the Waiberla. For a long time I had not seen such a variety of rare plants and lush growth, everything was bursting with healing power.
On the one hand, this was due to the special location – an ancient Celtic place of power – on the other hand, there was a decree that spared the high plateau from the achievements of modern agriculture – artificial fertilizers and pesticides. At that time, I secretly wished to make my childhood dream come true there and produce the new flower essences. But the time was not yet ripe for it.
This year, I am invited by the same friend to celebrate my birthday according to my wishes. I take the opportunity to look for these medicinal plants. Where could it have been more appropriate than on this beautiful mountain? And already barely five minutes after we set out, not only does the first plant appear, but the second one is already beckoning me across the way. I prepare everything to make essences from the blossoms.
I fill the crystal bowls I brought with me with water, carefully place the flowers into them, I leave them full of confidence on the spot where the flowers were found and let the sun shine on them, while we continue our way upwards purposefully. On the way back, we will collect the two glass bowls again.
Soon we reach the top of the plateau. Suddenly, confusion arises in our small group. Some of the birthday guests want to go to the right, others are drawn to go to the left. The festive birthday mood turns into a kind of excited anticipation of wanting to experience something new. On the right, according to legend, the main place of power is at the highest point. That’s where I want to go, but the kids don’t want to follow. “Let’s take the left path,” says Ravi, my husband. We walk along the path, but see no more blossoms. With increasing heat, the mood barometer drops. A shade would now be helpful for the heated heads and minds. There stands a solitary shrub in an inviting little meadow. “There’s a nice spot over there, just made for us. Let’s rest under the bush.” We sit down in a three-quarter circle under the thorn bush. “Look around, we are sitting in a sea of beautiful little flowers. Who has ever seen anything like this?” I ask. Now we all see that there are a lot of yellow flowers blooming all over the meadow. “This is it, our next flower. Let’s make an essence of it right here and meditate on it! All together!”
We ask the blossoms if they would like to tell us something about themselves and let them tell us, each in their own way, for about 20 minutes. Some close their eyes, others look intently at the flower or touch it, and then we share our experiences. Everyone has experienced something, learned something about the flower, even the smaller children, and this clearly happens within the heart, we all agree.
How the first flower essence is created
“This is the golden star”, Ravi says. “It makes the heart golden.” Everyone likes the name “Golden Star” immediately. It is a very appropriate name because in Indian chakra teachings, the heart chakra consists of a six-petaled calyx or hexagonal star. We get up to move on, and right in front of me I see the next blossom on my path.
A beautiful red-purple blossom! Four blossoms for my birthday – I can’t believe it. So richly gifted! We make an essence from this blossom as well. A few hours later, we collect the first two essences that we had left next to the path. They seem to be really bubbling with energy. It is evening and we sit together in anticipation, all almost bursting with curiosity about the other essences. We take the second flower that we found at the very beginning on the way up and ask this flower to reveal its character to us as well. “This one works on the solar plexus”, Ravi says, telling us how it takes away one’s excitement and prepares for exams, including interior exams.
“May you pass all the exams!” – is its message. Now we still want to “have tested” the one made above after the “Golden Star”. “It has an effect on the liver! No, on the liver chakra!” said Ravi. “The flowers seem to work on the chakras! We have one for the heart chakra, one for the solar plexus and now one for the liver chakra.” Ravi, being Indian, knows a lot about the chakras and is more predisposed than anyone else in our round to see the connection between the flower essences and the chakras. In addition, he is also a homeopath and has the talent of being able to empathize with the effects and essence of homeopathic remedies. He has also given many seminars on this subject, so we trust him absolutely.
On the evening of my birthday, I lay in bed full of joy and let this remarkable day, which was to change my entire life, pass me by once again in my thoughts. Almost all birthday guests were overwhelmed by the first contact with the “Golden Star” and the achieved healing process. Yes, it was a profound healing process that everyone had experienced. Who could have known what was to come when we started this experiment? Everyone was very familiar with the Bach flower essences and homeopathy, but no one had expected such an impressive experience. So after the profound healing experience with the “Golden Star” no one had the wish to learn more about other chakra flower essences and its effect on the own body. Therefore, we had asked Ravi if he could unwrap the “Birthday Flower Packs”, the new essences, for us. But after the third essence, he also wanted to stop. “There is only one left to experience”, I think to myself. “We will do that tomorrow.” Not realizing how many years would have to pass by until the last flower was discovered and could be applied, I fall asleep.
It wasn’t until four years later that we experienced the fourth essence and gave it the name Essence of the Blue Ray.
……to be continued
Taken with kind permission from “The Handbook of Chakra Flower Essences” by Carola Lage-Roy, Lage-Roy Publishers