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  • Volunteer aid workers use flower essences in the aftermath of disaster
    apartment balcony It struck me as a mysterious coincidence that makes me wonder if it had been a premonition of sorts Ms Komura said Angelica is an essence that is needed greatly during this period I had the same feeling When I look back now I realized that I had bought an Angelica seedling before the earthquake and it was growing on my apartment balcony It struck me as a mysterious coincidence that makes me wonder if it had been a premonition of sorts Ms K emailed me later and told me that she had stopped talking in her sleep three days later and that she was able to sleep soundly through the night I feel that Angelica may have provided her with a sense of being protected I believe that St John s Wort helped achieve a balance between light and darkness Alpine Aster helped maintain a balance with the spiritual world and Mariposa Lily enveloped her with warmth and security I gave this combination to a number of people they all told me that they have now been able to sleep soundly Yarrow Environmental Solution for radiation exposure Fukushima City is one of the areas where I carry out activities so I know the city quite well After the earthquake a hydrogen explosion occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant putting the people of Fukushima Prefecture under a tremendous stress I am sure it is a stress that is truly immeasurable In early April I held a class on flower essences in Fukushima City I had already held similar classes several times at the same location so the students have become quite knowledgeable about flower essences As I continued to listen to the students stories I learned that many of them wanted to receive advice about their children who had begun to cling to them as well as their becoming easily fatigued and having trouble sleeping soundly They also told me of their wish to have hope for the future The city of Fukushima is an area that was not affected by the tsunami the people are more worried about the aftermath of the nuclear power accident than the earthquake I therefore asked Ms Komura to send Yarrow Environmental Solution YES to give to the residents of Fukushima Prefecture to address the issues relating to the earthquake disaster YES is a formula that the students had used before but I described in detail once again to them the contents and decided to give it to those who wished to use it Those who used YES informed me that they have become less easily fatigued than before They also told me that they now felt secure and safe and that by using YES they felt as if the protection of their auras was reinforced One comment that left a strong impression on me was this Before using YES I felt as if my feet were not firmly planted on the ground I spent my days not knowing what I

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  • Volunteer aid workers use flower essences in the aftermath of disaster
    are slowly returning to normal A s physical condition finally stabilized after being consistently plagued with back pain coughing and a slight fever A seemed to have perceived how wonderful flower essences really are She told me that once her life returns to normal she too wished to study on her own and put the knowledge to use at her workplace After July it appeared that she had slowly begun to settle down When I saw her again at Iwate Prefecture in September she appeared to be in good spirits and health showing me pictures of the place that was damaged It seemed that she had resumed her normal life I told her to use the flower essences about 3 to 4 times a day and that it was okay to use it anytime she felt stress However it appeared that she was in a situation where she could not use it every day It appeared that she was totally immersed in doing things immediately before her eyes so much so that she had forgotten to use flower essences Still she told me that she recalled occasionally and sprayed the essences Although it was difficult for her to perceive any physical changes she said that the spray relaxed her and gave her a sense of reassurance She seemed to have mainly given Rescue to her children Because this had a sweet taste her children reportedly enjoyed drinking it A seemed to have perceived how wonderful flower essences really are She told me that once her life returns to normal she too wished to study on her own and put the knowledge to use at her workplace Dealing with stress and anxiety as a result of the earthquake experience Essences used Magenta Self Healer and Rescue Remedy B s family of five includes her husband and three children aged 8 6 and 3 The family lives in Miyagi Prefecture inland B is a nurse and one third of her workplace was destroyed The earthquake did not cause major damage to her house and no one was injured After the earthquake the children became increasingly anxious because of the aftershocks and began showing physical symptoms such as stomachaches Their stress further intensified because the open space next to her house became a morgue for placing dead bodies Around this period the children could not play outdoors and became bored with playing inside the house Bookstores did not reopen right away so the children could not read any monthly manga magazines even though they wanted to This led to even greater stress After the earthquake the children became increasingly anxious because of the aftershocks and began showing physical symptoms such as stomachaches I sent the children magazines and a flower essence combination which included Chamomile Walnut Red Clover Mimulus Crab Apple and Golden Yarrow As a result the children s changes and responses shifted for the better and B s interest and trust in flower essences grew The changes in their environments prior to starting elementary school appeared to have increased their sense of anxiety B said that the children experienced tension in their stomachs as well as itchiness in their bodies and eyes that started in early spring Their sneezing reportedly became worse I therefore sent them cream for moisturizing the skin together with flower essences May B s stress intensified because of anxiety about lingering aftershocks a variety of chain emails about radiation a dramatic increase in her hospital work load and lack of manpower One third of the hospital where she worked was destroyed Yet it accommodated injured people and transferred patients from other hospitals so the hospital itself was full and overworked In addition to a shortage of doctors she continued to work hard without taking any days off Ordinarily B is cheerful and optimistic saying that things would somehow work out okay This time however she complained of her poor physical and mental conditions such as exhaustion from excessively hard work aggravating physical conditions and fatigue that did not go away She was shuttling between work and her house and the only place where she could feel relaxed was inside her car She said that she used flower essences before starting and after work Since she was working irregular hours I had her contact me whenever she found it convenient It appeared that she remained very busy and continue to suffer from fatigue that never went away Still she said that she was somehow managing things Using Himalayan rock salt which I sent to her together with the flower essences and placing it inside the bathtub she felt her physical fatigue ease By using it while taking a bath she said it warmed her body B used flower essences during the numerous aftershocks She felt considerably more secure by having them close at hand She placed them inside the car or her bag and often used them before and after work This way she was able to switch gears between on and off work the essences empowered her at work She also felt as if she could concentrate better Although she didn t know how to describe this she felt amazed with the power of the flower essences She said that she too wanted to study them I thought that flower essences worked slowly and gradually like Chinese herbal medicine But I had an immediate response so I was very surprised Her children also actively used the flower essences saying I ll go to school after spraying the flowers on me They reportedly blended into their new school right away Their stomachache and a sense of tension were eased Understanding complex emotions such as survivor s guilt Essence used Yarrow Environmental Formula E is a resident of Miyagi prefecture where he lives with his wife and two children ages 19 and 17 He works at the Sendai Airport When the earthquake struck E was on his way to the airport took a U turn and returned home so

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  • Volunteer aid workers use flower essences and herbal oils in the aftermath of disaster
    pictures of flowers and choose the flower that drew their attention I talked about the power of healing that several flowers had and asked the participants use the information as a reference in selecting the flowers They were asked to choose the flower they liked while sniffing the fragrance of different flowers For the hand massage treatment I asked a woman to help demonstrate Since flower essences already demonstrate their effects just by having the oil applied to the skin their effects are doubled unlike ordinary aromatherapy Therefore I believe that the better the treatment technique the better result On the other hand it does not mean that there are no effects if you do not know massage techniques Since we created a treatment manual to help the disaster victims become able to care for each other I asked the volunteer staff members also to learn the techniques and cooperate in the treatment I and the people who had accompanied me performed hand massage while listening to each person talk Treatments lasted from 5 to 10 minutes per hand but perhaps because the residents became relaxed as soon as the oils were applied they began talking about what happened during and after the earthquake and tsunami the participants began crying one after another and talked while remembering their life at the evacuation center and their feelings about their current situations Mid way through massage one woman began crying while talking and apologized for having cried like that I told her that some flowers that are used as essences include those that heal people by making them shed a tear and that if people kept their agonies inside their hearts there was a danger that they might impair their physical health I also explained that releasing one s emotions was not at all a bad thing but rather was important for one s health Hearing this and perhaps feeling secure the participants began crying one after another and talked while remembering their life at the evacuation center and their feelings about their current situations Some told me that their house was burned down by fire after the tsunami while the owner of another house was pressed to endlessly clean up the mess made by the dirt that the tsunami had brought in others explained that there was absolutely no privacy inside the evacuation center that even though they were terribly sad and wanted to cry there was no place where they could go and cry and that the only thing they could do was to cry in a hushed voice under the futon mattress at night There is an element of aesthetic beauty such as this of valuing patience stoicism and not showing emotions in the minds of the Japanese people so we listened while thinking about how they must have felt This happened at a certain evacuation center but there was a woman who had all the members of her family killed in the earthquake and tsunami However for some unknown reason she was acting bravely and cheerfully But then she became unable to eat any food and lost considerable weight She reportedly was unable to show grief let alone cry But one day she shed tears and cried her heart out After this incident she felt a little better and began eating again From hearing this woman s story the residents appeared to acknowledge that it was necessary to heal the mind before the body became sick All the people living in evacuation centers felt that they were not the only ones having a difficult time and seemed to spend their days with feelings of warmth forgetting about themselves and instead caring for others The need for physical and energetic cleansing One thing that the women were especially concerned about was that they felt themselves to be dirty Day after day they had to work to remove dirt and rubble that had entered the house and yet were unable to take a bath freely They lamented that dirt may have penetrated their bodies and that they could never get rid of the dirt The temporary housing had bathing and other equipment available to ensure a clean and hygienic environment But other than this the women had no clothing or accessories needed to feel pretty and happy as women They only had the minimum clothing necessary Even if they wanted to fix their hair nicely and wear makeup to look more beautiful they could not do so for a long time Because other people have also been victimized by the earthquake and tsunami the women made it a rule to spend their days modestly and quietly trying not to stand out too much Families of the deceased who lost their lives in the disaster were still in mourning so everyone was carrying out mourning work together Psychologically this meant that dirt and contamination could not be shed it also indicated that dirt and contamination did not escape energetically Since people whose family members have died were in a period of mourning they wanted to do something together in recognition of this period We hoped that flower essences would help people get rid of the dirt and contamination from their hearts as well as energetically We hoped that flower essences would help people get rid of the dirt and contamination from their hearts as well as energetically The women told us I ve not done anything for my face hands or feet so the skin got really dry and rough They look so awful now and It s wonderful to receive a massage but I m really embarrassed to show my hands I therefore decided to have them apply Seasons of the Soul oils to their face hands and feet a little bit at a time every day We had the women choose their oils and put the contents in small bottles which we had brought along We also anticipated some psychological effects from the essences and handed out several days worth of Seasons of the Soul oils We had each woman choose the content but were often asked for our advice as to which one suited them the best The women asked this question because they had already read the explanations of the Seasons of the Soul oils and hoped to select the one best suited for them and with the expected results They all wished to select the one that would have a positive effect rather than those that might not work so well for them On being asked this question I felt that no matter which oil they selected it would help them to recover from the current situation so I recommended those oils that the women liked including their fragrances I prioritized those oils with which the women felt good when they used them I also felt that the oil that people truly needed was the one they were strongly attracted to The oil that I wanted to recommend to all the women before any other one was Benediction This was because when I was talking with Ms Komura of AFEEJ earlier she told me that Benediction allowed the user to become able to understand things from a place an octave higher I therefore wanted the women to use this oil during these difficult times At the session however I chose not to tell people about this I felt it better to have them naturally evolve as they continued to use the essences on a daily basis It was not yet time for us to prompt psychological changes and a placebo was not especially necessary In the course of having the people smell the aromas and select the oils I explained to them that the fragrance of rose contained energy to help restore confidence in women that a rose was a precious and costly oil and that if they liked the fragrance rose was also good to use as a skincare item As a result all the women chose Benediction We therefore handed out 3 to 5 ml of this oil per person and asked them to apply one to two drops to their skin each time Dandelion Dynamo was also popular The sensation of having it applied to the shoulders seemed to have a relaxing effect This can be said for all the oils in the Seasons of the Soul series but the oils immediately relieved tension in the part to which they have been applied such as the hands and shoulders The user s facial expressions and atmosphere became softer and the air inside the room changed further to something warmer and friendlier I am sure that all the people noticed these changes occurring in themselves Releasing unexpressed emotions begins the healing process An elderly man was sitting near the entrance all by himself refusing to get inside Staff members at the Volunteer Center called on him several times inviting him to come in and sit with other people I remembered seeing his face several times on TV news He was sitting all alone close to the wall and listened to our talks It was not that he hesitated to join he simply refused to do so A female volunteer who lived in the local area suggested that he receive a hand massage However he said No I d rather not and stubbornly refused the offer for a while Then Ms Hirota a member of our staff who had come with me on this tour approached him and tried to listen to what he had to say After having shed tears he let his guard down He allowed us to do a massage which he had adamantly refused up to that time we even saw him smile occasionally The old man began telling his story that he came to the housing unit with his elderly wife that he used to enjoy drinking every night and was living his days happily without a care in the world but that he lost everything because of the earthquake and tsunami that although he used to be plump he drastically lost weight since then and that after he came to the temporary housing he became able to enjoy an evening drink again As the old man continued talking tears began falling down from his eyes It seemed that he didn t want to show his feelings to other people Some men do refuse to be treated kindly since they worry that that may lose their cool After having shed tears he let his guard down He allowed us to do a massage which he had adamantly refused up to that time He received a hand massage from Ms Hirota while chatting about this and that we even saw him smile occasionally Activities carried out by the Volunteer Center vary considerably depending on the region Although removal of rubble and other operations have moved substantially forward very little has been done by most municipalities in terms of caring for the disaster victims I believe that a majority of the victims have not received any psychological care Their mental wounds are still not healed and their life in temporary housing is far from satisfactory The building structure is such that steel poles are exposed and the inside offers very little protection against heat or cold How could the residents survive the bitterly cold winter of the Tohoku region There are also a plentitude of other problems such as work daily living compensations etc The only thing we could do was to just listen to the residents since they were not problems that we ourselves could solve I wished that the residents used flower essences to discover inside their hearts the light of hope that might provide a clue to solving those problems During tea time we had the participants select a Flourish formula that they liked We then sprayed it into mineral water in a paper cup and had the people drink it Everybody s eyes were glued to the woman to whom the formula mixture had been handed out first She said Oh it smells so good And it s delicious With this the other women drank their mixture enjoying the taste and fragrance There were elementary school children also so we served them sweets together with the water To each household we gave Rescue Remedy and the oil that they had selected and for those who requested it a bottle of flower essence formula to take home with them We put mineral water and fruit vinegar in a paper cup sprayed the Flourish formulas into it activated the energy in it then placed it in a dropper bottle We prepared enough bottles for the women to take home and use with their family members Time flew by quickly and we headed to the second temporary housing where the afternoon session was scheduled to be held For the afternoon session we began setting up the room as our way of welcoming the participants we sprayed inside the room with a blend of mostly citrus essential oils mixed with Magenta Mantle Because the session took place in the afternoon a large number of people about 30 came and the small meeting place was packed with people Many of the residents did not know each other before coming to this temporary housing They seemed to have moved here from many different places Because the area near the back of the room was regarded as being more honorable and important to them many people modestly huddled together close to the entrance This time about half of the participants were men because many husband and wife couples came to the afternoon session Members of the volunteer staff escorted them and the men started sitting near the front Most residents of this temporary housing were middle aged and older and because they did not know each other very well they rarely chatted with other people who were sitting close to them For this session also I began by talking about the flowers I talked while showing photos of the flowers Although people were somewhat tense they all concentrated and listened to my lecture I then handed out the brochure and did a hand massage demonstration Since all the participants watched while sitting on the floor I asked the woman who volunteered to become the hand massage model to sit in a chair so everybody could see Everyone seemed to enjoy watching the hand massage demonstration To find the oil suited to them they began talking with people sitting next to them To make it easier for the participants to select the oils we asked them to fill out a simple multiple choice questionnaire They all heartily agreed including writing their names on the sheets they were not very worried about the people who attended the session that day but were concerned about everyone who had not come After the demonstration ended the staff and I went to the participants to provide hand massage While we were doing this volunteers who had encountered the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake of 1995 talked about their experiences and gave advice on how to spend their days living in temporary housing There were many deaths in the wake of the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake after the victims moved into temporary housing units Some died totally alone while others took their own lives Therefore the volunteers urged the participants to help each other and talk to other people They said that they were not very worried about the people who attended the session that day but were concerned about everyone who had not come and asked the participants to look after them from time to time and talk with them I personally felt that flower essences could also be of help in addressing problems such as these with the assistance of Volunteer Center staff members Since the staff members were unfamiliar with flower essences we handed out samples to them and encouraged them to take part in hand massaging Since these volunteers were exhausted after working hard every day they enjoyed receiving the treatment from us A number of local residents those who came to help from other Tohoku prefectures three men and women who came from the Hanshin Awaji area and three each male and female university volunteers were asked to practice hand massage and later help provide hand massage to the disaster victims With Seasons of the Soul oils the flower essence s healing energy is activated and begins working as soon as it is applied to the skin for both the treatment provider and the recipient As long as it is used with hand treatment there absolutely is no need for the provider to be well trained technique wise Even novices can fully satisfy the recipient if they did the massage while thinking about the other person s thoughts and feelings because such warmth and consideration can be readily passed on to the recipient Massage session with residents in Rikuzentakada City photo by Akihiro Nakamura While most participants were having a good time doing hand massage and chatting there were two or three people who stubbornly remained stiff and emotionless We had found a number of such people in the morning session also They all seemed to suppress showing their emotions on their faces Perhaps their emotions had become so frozen and dark that they could not even change them They tried to hide this but could not nor could they act cheerfully and mingle with others I decided not to touch the deep areas of their feelings as much as possible and satisfied myself by merely having them receive hand massage and have a pleasant experience While members of the volunteer staff worked hard to liven up the atmosphere a number of male participants told one joke after another as if to pump up the event even further As everyone was being surrounded by laughter and smiles it was time for tea and sweets The event on

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  • others since her childhood and was regarded as a problem child Even when she played with other children of the same age she would finally be excluded from the group because she always beat other children she could not control her anger and impulse Although she beat other children she apparently did not hate them Rather she liked them but she did not know how to express her feeling that is the reason why she beat them Physical contact is the least favorite of people with autism In fact she was reluctant to hold her mother s hand She tended to talk about past events fragmentally and repeatedly She showed less facial expressions and her smiles were apparently artificial Her appearance including height weight and timing of first menstrual period was not different from other girls of the same age However her clothes and other belongings were chosen to be pink colored giving childish impression Miss M was particularly obsessive about time Since she had learned how to read a clock in the second year of elementary school age seven she has been fixated on doing certain things at a certain time A digital clock was her most favorite item and she predefined her schedule for almost all of her main activities in a day including time to go to school in the morning time to have a tea break time to watch TV time to take a bath time to go to bed In this regard she told me that she tried to cover her sense of insecurity by doing certain things at certain times of the day That was the constant source of concern for her mother however and the primary reason to give some flower essences to her In addition not only controlling her own activities by time Miss M was keen to control her brother s activities by time as well She could naturally follow her schedule but her brother acted freely on his own will so she made complaints against him in a loud voice every night As she continued to make noise and to cause troubles every night her family could not have a peaceful moment which worried her mother Miss M went through a series of dramatic changes as follows when she started to ingest the flower essences She talked about a hurtful past experience with much emotion which was unusual for her She came to eat her meals quietly in the evenings She became less prone to make a loud commotion at night She started to use a variety of colors in her oil painting she used to use pink almost exclusively as it was her most favorite color She stopped watching TV programs for children when she came home from school She came to talk about what was going on that day even though she used to talk about past events all the time She responded more to reality for example when a bus was approaching she said let s hurry

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  • addition she had to raise her two children all by herself after the divorce She worked hard outside the home and tried to do her best as a mother Certainly she came close to the limit Moreover although she had a boyfriend after divorcing her husband she had to separate from him it appeared that she was still suffering emotional damage In short her body and heart were terribly damaged She started to take flower essences and soon noticed that she was far from expressing her feelings frankly toward her family and or her boyfriend She also found that fuzzy hair was beginning to grow around her forehead where she had the alopecia areata Then she quit her job and went to Bali for one month on a restful vacation In short D finally granted herself the permission to take care of herself While in Bali D was scammed out of a huge amount of money She suffered a great deal of shock but with the help of Five Flower Formula she was able to think carefully and to look inside of herself It was the first time she was scammed This experience allowed her to become aware of how she was happy in her life with nice people surrounding her She was also shocked to see many poor people in Bali Although the vacation was troublesome she had a lot of fun too Finally she returned home as a grown up human being Her emotional damage was apparently healed as she no longer thought of her former boyfriend After returning to Japan she found a temporary job and is now working just to support herself and family She still tends to be too strict with herself on job performance and pushes herself to the limit However now she can

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  • The Transition of Consciousness from Physical Suffering to Soul Awareness
    this It appeared however that since those types of incidents came about abruptly all so suddenly she was exhausted from them not knowing when she would be released from their burden She seemed determined not to complain she was committed not to blame anybody else except herself This is an account of her physical condition in her own words Last month I was asked to create jewelry to be displayed for Christmas and just as the deadline for delivering the items was approaching I sprained my lower back and could not go out to buy the materials I ended up having to create jewelry only with whatever materials I had at home I had to rack my brains to create items that reflected my style and taste using only the limited materials I had in the house This was really a crisis situation When I overcame it though I caught a cold that got worse I had difficulty breathing and I was almost inclined to call an ambulance at one time My doctor prescribed tons of medications I still take about 20 tablets per day I showed them to a pharmacist I know and she warned me that since drugs that were almost like a narcotic were also being prescribed I should not regard my symptoms very optimistically Actually I am very concerned about continuing to take so many drugs each day My body may become strange I have a serious case of constipation also which is the drugs side effect I can tell that my mind is becoming blurred and my stamina is waning I know I should not continue like this and feel both afraid and impatient For this session I decided to choose essences by focusing on the above mentioned themes Since I felt that psychologically many different problems were being intertwined in a complex manner I performed a tarot card reading to better understand her condition What I could read from the cards was N s pattern that she was extremely afraid of trusting her situation and because of this she was trying to carry out things forcibly with her power more than were necessary I felt that she oscillated tremendously between her feeling of strongly believing in her own talents and the anxiety of seeing them reversed I concluded that this was further compounded by the fact that she was short of money at the present time Essences selected Five Flower Formula I determined that this was urgently needed because of her physical condition Yerba Santa For her dyspnea I used it for N s pattern of trying to push all the things to deeply inside her heart Borage This too is for things that are brooding heavily upon her heart This essence is used to lighten up the body and the mind by giving her an optimistic feeling Elm For her extreme tension arising from her responsibility for her life and for her work Cerato To strengthen her sense of trust in herself Besides the above reasons for using Borage and Cerato this time I had wanted to use the essences of blue flowers that correspond to the throat chakra This was because I felt that her breathing became difficult as she accumulated the psychological burden and difficulties without being able to express them outwardly As the shape of these essences I imagined that the Five Flower came in the center Borage and Yerba Santa on the left and the right hand side and Cerato and Elm on the top and bottom I told N to take these essences more than four times a day This became the standard for all future combinations February 8 2005 The effects of the essences clearly manifest in the body N s account I no longer had any coughing attacks whatsoever requiring none of the medications at all About three days after I started taking the essences I was able to get up early in the morning Although it s still cold out I now open the windows bask in the morning sun and take a deep breath I felt fresh as if I myself had become a plant I realized that I had never done anything like this basking in the morning sunlight I also became able to dispose of things which I knew I had to do but could not until now and clean up the garden and the rooms I feel so good seeing my body move smoothly I asked her if she noticed any changes in her husband s or child s attitudes Yes my son comes to me more to be pampered Although he continues to cause problems at school I find myself being able to deal with it calmly My husband notices my changes and tells me that I fret less than before and no longer cannot do anything because of being confused or indecisive He told me that I take better care of my everyday life that is at the foundation of it all such as housework She tells me that she overexerts herself less than before She found that relationships with her friends which had been discontinued for a while suddenly revived in quick succession and told me that she became able to distance herself more from a person in the neighborhood whom she felt was difficult to get along with Although she feels that she misses her neighborhood acquaintances she is trying to perceive this in a more positive light thinking that she is in the process of changing herself now I then asked her if she had any current challenges I feel the need to take action according to my true voices Back when I was working in the textile field my work was praised for its use of colors But now I make jewelry using only limited colors such as white silver and gold I am extremely satisfied with this I feel as though I am finally standing at the starting line I hope to link myself with the hearts of the crystals and be able to create nice items I told her that to use crystals and create good jewelry she needed to become a person who is trusted by the crystals When I asked her what she felt was necessary now she said that it was to improve her daily life and make them more organized such as eating and cleaning It appeared that she knew that it was important for her to make a solid grounding now Essences selected Yerba Santa Elm and Cerato I prescribed these again to help them take hold Echinacea To enable her to bring out her inner strength to become able to protect herself from stress Self Heal To enhance self healing power and at the same time to become able to trust her inner strength Lotus To improve the chakra balance and to achieve grounding Yerba Santa Elm Cerato Echinacea Self Heal Lotus From the initial session I found that her poor health was caused by her feelings that she had shoved deep inside her heart as well as her extreme tension Therefore although visible symptoms had improved I decided to continue the same essences as before For this session I decided to focus on strengthening her ether body and to prescribe magenta essences Echinacea and Self Heal were expected to prevent stress caused by interpersonal relationships from being directly manifested physically N had shown me a number of jewelry pieces she had made They were all very lovely however I felt that she could make things that had clearer and more bursting energy I decided that to do so I had to encourage N to become aware of her inner strength In the course of selecting magenta essences I suddenly thought about Lotus and showed her the flower s picture She looked very surprised and told me that the other day she found a pair of Lotus earrings that caught her attention and bought them She said that they would be delivered to her home today After explaining the meaning of the Lotus essence I decided to add it to the group of essences because N strongly requested it March 8 2005 Dramatic events and inner change brings strength to the surface A number of dramatic events occurred for her over the past month Through them an extremely dramatic change developed inside her and her strength began showing on the outside N s accounts 1 Her work with jewelry I decided to take part in a Group Jewelry Exhibition to be held in July Although I took part in the same event last year I did not get along too well with the organizer and decided not to participate this year However after stating my views and the organizer accepted what I had to say I decided to take part once again This sort of action is something I could never have done in the past This month I received an order to produce a piece of jewelry from an individual who asked me to make something to give to a person as a token of appreciation for having helped with her daughter s wedding This was the first time that someone asked me specifically to create something I created a piece with deep appreciation for her having trust in me The person loved what I had made for her and placed a new order to make another item to give as a thank you gift to a different person What a wonderful rewarding way to work The style of work that I want to do from now on conducting exchanges with prospective customers and creating a piece with deep thoughts for those people has taken on clear shape 2 Solving her previous problem at work Six months ago I delivered a textile item to a company but did not receive any payments This has loomed inside me as an unresolved problem I tried calling and faxing this company but could not contact them for the past six months Then purely by chance I phoned the company and to my surprise the president answered it He tried to hang up in haste but I told him that I just wanted to see him and talk and that I was not blaming him any more I told him that I would go see him in half an hour and hung up I talked with the president face to face who told me that although business has become extremely tough things finally settled in court a few days ago and that the company received an order an hour ago from a major company Although he couldn t pay right away there are now prospects that money would be coming in so he would pay me as soon as he could I worked often with this man in the last ten years so I knew that he was speaking honestly Although payments from him were delayed at times this was the first time that he failed to pay me so I think I can trust him this time He then asked me to help out with the textile project he agreed to accept from the company and I agreed I am extremely relieved that this would improve my financial status just a bit 3 Changes in her relationships with her friends My relationship with my son s friends mothers has changed dramatically I grew to alienate myself more and more from those with whom I had been dealing with as a mother Now I think that my relationships with those people have deepened The other day we made arrangements to have an artist friend draw our family portrait This artist told me that although he could draw my husband s and my son s face he could not draw my face well no matter how many times he tried He told me that he used up three sketch books already Something struck me and I sent him an email as follows It is perfectly natural that you cannot draw my face because I have always met you with a mask on I have never revealed my real self to you I have realized this recently The artist apparently was very surprised reading my email and replied Now I know the reason why So I have never seen the real you You are actually a very strong person and I think I can finally draw a picture of you His email surprised me as well because although people used to tell me how quiet gentle sweet or slightly goofy I was this was the first time that I was told that I was a strong person So I am very much looking forward to seeing the family portrait completed One thing that is common among this series of events is that N has begun to express her strength to the outside world and other people have begun accepting it Her strength is evident in every single word she said I then asked her about the second goal which she herself had presented I asked her what she thought the phrase standing on one s own two feet meant to her at this point I can clearly say now that standing on my own two feet means to decide things by myself and assume responsibility for them In fact I have begun doing this myself and I am gaining more confidence too One unforgettable incident occurred while she was describing her meeting with the president about the textile work The president had been betrayed by many people before and had done many dishonest things for his business sake so he was a person who doesn t trust people in the truest sense of the word However she had continued to place trust in him and she certainly believed in him now When she looked upon herself from his perspective she realized that he discovered that there was someone who still trusted him And she told me that when she realized this she felt truly relieved that she did not hold a grudge against him or hate him She added that if she had resented him for the sake of money this person may have become unable to trust anyone else for the rest of his life At this point I felt that N had experienced the meaning of acting driven not by fear but by love I believe that this had made her extremely strong Essences selected Echinacea Self Heal and Lotus I prescribed these again to since the previous session The aim was to incorporate the strength of the magenta essences and to make the grounding take hold Iris To bring out the power of creation for life itself and the vitality to induce inspirations Star Tulip To listen to her inner voices and to facilitate the acceptance of messages and guidance and by so doing to become able to express her innate self Larkspur To assume leadership in her own life I designed a combination that could induce her creativity as an artist as something backed up by strength I imagined the shape of the essences as follows A triangle of purple flowers as well as pink magenta flowers and an overlapping shape of these two triangles April 11 2005 A major shift of the subconscious and a clear cut polarity A major shift of the subconscious and a clear cut polarity like light and darkness were seen N s account A personal exhibition for my sculptor husband his sixth was held for ten days For one month before it I was very busy preparing for the event and dealing with visitors who came to see the exhibition The atmosphere within the household became so tense that my son became mentally unstable I decided to have him stay at my parents house nearby during the period of the exhibition Many artists came to see the exhibition Before this would have made me extremely nervous and exhausted This time though I thoroughly enjoyed meeting and talking with people Until now I would have been too shy to talk about myself but this time I was able to discuss cooking and other familiar topics without being awed by the guests reputations or talents During the period of the exhibition I tried to focus my awareness only on light and as soon as the exhibition ended I began seeking darkness as if to balance myself First I began having bad dreams I don t remember exactly how the dreams went but in the dream I am unable to do things I could not meet a deadline I could not create attractive jewelry I could not seem to fulfill my responsibilities and so on I am on the verge of being crushed by these negativities When I woke up I felt that everything would be okay but this difference was shown extremely drastically Even when I was browsing through the internet following various links I ended up reaching terribly negative websites so terrible that I could hardly describe in words and although I got sick reading them I felt myself absorbed by them and could not shut down my computer This sort of condition continued for several days At the same time I began feeling a tremendous sense of freedom in my daily life Until now the more I liked a particular person or the more I liked a particular store I could not express my real self My palms would sweat I would feel sick and the people in the store became worried which made me more sick I think this condition is what is known as social phobia But now this condition has vanished and I can go to places I like whenever I wish to I am very happy to be able to feel that I am truly free now The essences Star Tulip Larkspur and 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    of the first chakra When asked if she had the will to live H K said Yes I want to live I absolutely don t want to die I felt that she was saying these words not to me but to her own body and soul Her assessment of this art therapy was that she felt somewhat relieved after being able to freely draw things that were inside her heart H K wrote on her drawing I m getting buried inside a place that is pitch dark like inside an ant lion I cannot emerge But for some reason only I am red amid total darkness Although H K began living with her fiancé she was made to confront the fact that he did not show any attitude of trying to understand her illness She complained to me that since he had never experienced panic disorders he would never understand what it was like to fall in a state whereby one wished to do something but could not She felt that it was useless to explain to him Through counseling I conveyed to H K that she needed to show little by little the will and action to help him understand So the task became to try to practice this with the support of flower essences From the session I learned that H K had begun the process of the transformation of her soul and began making physical adjustments I felt that as she continued to where her body mind and soul perceive the self and confront their dark yin side the light of Saint John s Wort would provide an extremely important support I also felt that she would need to confront her trauma brought about by her mother To do this she would require Arnica So I decided to prescribe both these essences again to encourage the growth cycle Session 3 Learning self respect and the development of the will H K was re experiencing within her the relationship she had with her mother as well as her childhood traumas that were some of the causes for her panic disorder I found that these were the effects of Arnica She remembered in detail how her mother was strict with her and not with the other daughters and how this had made her sad Having the client acknowledge his or her past injuries will focus on the dark side hidden deep inside the problem From here the client can proceed to the next process of shedding light on that darkness H K began working on the healing process associated with her relationship with her mother She reported that she argued with her fiancé Before H K could not say what she felt being afraid what her fiancé might think However when they began arguing this time she was able to tell him that it was painful for her to be with someone who did not approve of her H K told me that the essences helped accomplish this With the support of Saint John s Wort she had shed light on her will and learned to respect herself After starting to live with her fiancé she began seeing things that she could not see until now A new problem emerged what sort of a relationship would she build from here on H K told me that she would think carefully if she would continue living together and confront her partner or dissolve the engagement and return home Up to now I allowed her to take Arnica whenever she felt it was necessary Beginning with this cycle however I instructed her to take it 2 to 4 times a day along with Saint John s Wort Session 4 Transformation of the soul from response and resistance to harmony Due to fear H K cancelled a series of appointments I felt that this represented further transformation of the soul When I met her for the first time after two months I was shocked to see her ghastly pale complexion she resembled a ghost Positive qualities that had emerged up to the previous cycle were nowhere to be seen and negative energy dominated H K H K complained to me that she could not sleep soundly because she was afraid that once she fell asleep she would never arouse from it She felt herself totally confused trapped in the feeling of What should I do What can I do and not being able to emerge out of it However she told me that there were times when she perceived telling herself that she did not want to remain like this I felt that this psychological polarity represented an awareness crisis Clearly Saint John s Wort and Arnica made H K access the dark side of her soul deep inside and since this was brought to the surface her condition appeared to have worsened A change was occurring in her relationship with her fiancé Since she had continued to argue with him she temporarily returned home They both learned about the meaning of not having each other close by He looked back on his attitudes and words and decided that he too would change So he proposed that they try living together again Although H K worried the same thing would be repeated she chose to live with him again The backdrop to this decision was the revelation that her parents were concerned about her more than she realized In returning home H K told me that she had a nice long talk with her parents They reassured her that she could stay home if she wanted I felt that since the stubborn wall that H K had formed with her parents especially with her mother was eliminated because of Saint John s Wort and Arnica the energy of exchange love began flowing between them This cycle was a very difficult one for her both physically and mentally However I perceived that H K was proceeding steadily along the process of the transformation

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  • Use of flower essences in conjunction with art work
    into unconsciousness In a real life she had been working with two persons with severe physical disabilities Sometimes they were very selfish They also appeared in her dreams Keiko had never complained about it But this month she expressed her anger to her co worker She did not like her co worker s response and became angry Surprising to her her co worker did not seem to be annoyed but rather showed sympathy to Keiko From this exchange she realized it s she herself who prohibits anger because she is afraid Keiko said I had been affected even by my own thoughts Centaury She said she used more time to paint or weave She described this it s like playing with colors Kid s play Indian Paintbrush After realizing how easily she was affected by others she said I want to confront my own feelings I do not want to run from them any more For a long time I had been deceiving my feelings What I had been trying was to act natural but now I know it s all fake And we discussed and agreed that she needs to be more grounded Her drawing of a tree without roots below seems to be speaking its need Keiko s dream had a lot of symbolic images and it helped me to choose the next flower essence formula Agrimony Centaury and Indian Paintbrush for the same reasons as the prior session Buttercup to find her own light she seems to have lost confidence Corn for grounding to help her stand on her own two feet Angelica for her anxiety She seems to need angelic help in her initial process of transformation She told me that Angelica is one of her favorite essences She started using more colors with less empty spaces Session 3 In our next meeting I learned that interestingly Keiko had a lot of dreams in which sisters children and men who are not her own family members appeared Angelica Her relationship with the people she worked with was getting better Sometimes she got angry with her co workers but she felt a lot of energy coming out from her along with the anger Now she is learning to express her emotions in a straightforward manner Agrimony She said I realized that I wanted to be recognized and appreciated by everyone With this awareness she recognized when she tended to become dominated by others Centaury Keiko had been enjoying her painting She said Something is stopped up in my chest Just before starting to paint she always got irritated To release these blocks would require a lot of energy I thought Indian Paintbrush She drew a wonderful picture which represents the blocking One of the new themes for next month is to grow up She said it s time to get mature I want to be an expert in something I love to weave and dye but it does not make enough money I should do something about

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