My first experiments with medicinal herbs
As a child, my deepest wish was to help people. Why shouldn’t there be fairies on earth just like in a fairy tale, who make people healthy again by touching them with their magic wand? I would have liked to learn from someone like that.
When I was 16 years old, I was given a book on medicinal herbs and one on homeopathy. The book on medicinal herbs fascinated me very much, but the other book seemed like hieroglyphics to me. Something incomprehensible, I thought. The medicinal herb book showed me an entire new world, which I was quite skeptical about at first.
There were so many healing effects of the plants against diseases with abstruse names, of which I had never heard anything before. How could it be that all these severe diseases could be cured in such a simple way and why was nowhere talked or written about it?
I supposed that there was something wrong! But then why had the author taken so much effort to write such an extensive work? Maybe there is something to it after all?
I began to check the content of the book for its correctness by preparing and drinking the teas myself, as described in the book. If the plants had any effect, I should be able to experience it by myself.
To my great surprise, I had the same symptoms as described in the book, and the spell was broken. Waves of enthusiasm flooded through me. But soon the next doubts arose. What if I was only imagining the effect of the medicinal herbal teas? Perhaps I got the symptoms because I had acquired a knowledge about the plant and subconsciously wished for it?
Immediately I put the book aside so that I could no longer be influenced and prepared myself a tea from a plant whose image I had perceived in the book without having read about the plant as such. This tea tasted horrible, but I did not want to stop the experiment and with a heroic face drank plenty of it to clearly feel the effect. Then I got terrible stomach cramps and diarrhea, I felt really bad. Inquisitively I read in the book of medicinal plants: It was about tansy, a poisonous plant that should only be used externally. I was now halfway convinced of the plants’ effects. But couldn’t this have been a pure coincidence? Slowly the doubt gnawed again in me. Maybe I had just caught a stomach-intestinal infect at that time?
Once again I made an experiment; this time I squeezed raw elderberries and drank half a glass of its juice. Then everything before my eyes went black and I almost fainted. This fully convinced me of the power of plants. However, this experiment should not be imitated, because elderberries are poisonous when raw!
How nice it would be to find medicinal herbs that would instantly take away everyone’s suffering, just as quickly as I had experienced the poisoning! But reason slowly took over, so I put my dreams away, believing they would not fit into this society.
But they could not be suppressed – and, at the age of 25, I finished my three-year training as a naturopath, passed my naturopath exam and then met my husband in Munich, who had completed his training as a homeopathic doctor in India. From him I learned for the first time about the Bach flower essences and got to know homeopathy, which hardly was known in Germany at that time. This opened up completely new possibilities for healing, and hope reawakened in me.
I opened a practice for homeopathy and Bach flower essences. Bach flower essences, healing herbs! I was fascinated by this knowledge and felt more and more love for it. At that time, about 30 years ago, the Bach Flower Essences were still unknown in Germany, and there was no literature in German language about them. The first Bach flower essences book “The Twelve Healers” was translated by my mother and sister from English to German as a basis for my seminars.
This and the practical knowledge I had learned from my husband was my basis for spreading the teaching of Bach’s flower essences through seminars and qualifying therapists. Soon I had discovered my first Bach flowers myself, which had a very high healing effect other users reported. Many years passed by and more and more it became clear to me that for mankind, which has different problems today than during the lifetime of Dr. Bach, more flower essences should probably be available from nature.
New essences would have to be found for new challenges, and I felt that this was my task. I worked toward this goal. But the time was not yet ripe for this new development, because for many years homeopathy was the main focus of my life.
Twenty “homeopathic guidebooks” for self-help with the most diverse topics for humans and animals needed and had to be written first. Homeopathy works absolutely reliably, because for 200 years it has been based on proven rules and regularities, which form the basis for a successful concept that everyone who knows these laws can rely on, but I was looking for something else.
There should be something from nature that would help suffering persons immediately. In 1997 the time had come for the birthday pilgrimage to the Waiberla, and I was on the verge of discovering the ancient healing knowledge that would take us into “the world of chakra flower essences”.
What are chakras?
Chakras are energy centers through which cosmic energy enters into the organism. Therefore, they are called the gateways to consciousness.
The Vedic teachings in India 5000 years ago reported about seven main energy centers, which are situated in the body and determine the health of all living beings. The word “veda” means “knowledge”. The energy that nourishes the second to the fifth chakra flows spirally into the body from the front and advances in wider and wider becoming circles to the back of the spine.
The chakras are described as radiant, spinning wheels of light. This is where the name “chakra” comes from, taken from Sanskrit, the original Indian language, meaning “wheel”.
In India, the teachings about the chakras have been preserved to the present day and are now becoming more widely known in the West. As with many sciences, there are also different systems and interpretations in the chakra teachings.
7th chakra – crown chakra, Sahasrara (thousandf.) – vertex
6th chakra – forehead chakra, Ajna (the perceiving) – forehead
5th chakra – laryngeal chakra, Visuddha (the purifying) – larynx
4th chakra – heart chakra, Anahata (the undamaged) – heart
3rd chakra – navel chakra, Manipura (the shining jewel) – navel
2nd chakra – sexual chakra, Svadhisthana (the sweetness, lovely) – abdomen
1st chakra – coccyx chakra, Muladhara (root chakra) – pelvic floor
In some books, in addition to the seven chakras, there are more chakras mentioned. These sub-chakras are still relatively unknown in the West. You will find some of them in this book like the animal chakra or the princess chakra.
What is special about the chakra flower essences?
1. The individual manufacturing according to the sun method
2. The effect on the chakras
a) Leads to an expansion of consciousness
b) Influences body, mind and soul
c) Quickly goes into action
3. Examination of the essences
a) Through tests on healthy people
b) And confirmation in practice
a) Finding out the cause of the disease with tests
b) Using ointments to test for vaccine exposure
6. Addressing deep-seated diseases
7. Positively influencing of vaccine and pollutant blockages
8. The way of administration
a) Healing sessions
b) Single doses instead of mixtures
c) Minimum dose
9. The way of applicationa) Essences based on spring water
10. The self-explanatory proper names
……to be continued
With friendly permission taken from “The Handbook of Chakra Flower Essences” by Carola Lage-Roy, Lage-Roy Verlag