Vibrational Essences


combination-essences-webWild Earth Wisdom Combination Essences




Self Acceptance


Heart Ease


Stress Release



Emotional Rescue

Essences are a direct connection with the wisdom and creativity of nature. They touch the soul of our being, helping us to shift patterns of behaviour and balance our emotional responses.

Essences are subtle, vibrational remedies made that communicate specific patterns to  assist you to integrate life’s experiences, whether a devastating trauma, the stress of moving house or relationship changes. They support and enhance the body’s vital force by interacting with your subtle anatomy: the chakras, meridians, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. Flower and gem essences act as catalysts to inspire change in your behaviour, perceptions, attitudes and feelings. Dormant qualities may awaken, inviting in the capacity for insight and change. This can have a flow on effect to your physical self too. The key to remember is that essences ‘allow’ change, they neither force nor co-erce. As change comes from within, from newly discovered, once hidden aspects of your being, you integrate and embody these shifts. This means that effects can be long lasting.

An essence of a flower or gemstone contains the vibrational imprint or the life force pattern of the object, not the physical substance, so they are very different from essential oils or herbal medicine. They have a little more in common with homoeopathic remedies, but with less potential side effects, which makes them safer and easier to prescribe. A key difference between homeopathics and essences is that essences are created primarily with a spiritual awareness and through experiencing the field of unity, the oneness connecting all creation. Vibrational remedies are created by a combination of intention, focus and our deep love of nature. The object, such as a flower, leaf or rock is placed in a bowl of spring water, outside in a wilderness area and meditated with for several hours. When the essence maker connects in love with the true nature of the flower or gem, with themselves, the earth and the breath of each moment, the water is imprinted with this experience, the intention and the life force.

             Each time you take an essence, it’s like a bell ringing a note through your being, 
             resonating deep within you, striking chords of change, insight and new ways of      


Through modern physics we are gaining a technical understanding of the unique properties of water
and it’s holographic imprinting of patterns of consciousness. Many are now familiar with the ground breaking work of Masuro Emoto, ‘The Messages From Water’ which demonstrates how water crystallisation music, words, photos, and distant healing. He demonstrates that water alters its molecular patterning with a change of intention and focus. This is precisely what occurs when we expose a flower to water, apply our intent, sunlight and the intelligence of nature to create an essence.

Essences can be thought of as liquid patterns of consciousness.
When combined, they communicate these patterns through the principles of resonance. When taken, the essence combination sounds through your being like a chord being struck.  Any point of similarity, begins to vibrate in harmony, triggering release, inspiration and greater choice. Essences can touch the core of your being, as they bypass our usual visual or auditory means of communication. Instead, by their vibration and resonance through water, DNA, the liquid crystalline structures in our blood and cells, and our subtle anatomy, essences impact on our soul life, enabling insights, the shifting of stuck or stressful patterns of behavior and balance our emotional responses.

Wild Earth Wisdom founder, Jacqui Bushell has been making essences for over 20 years. For me, it is a dynamic spiritual practice, of deep learning and insight as well as an offering of service to the flower, rock or and I am connecting with.  It is primarily these essences, which have been so much part of my unfolding journey that I use to create the Combination Essences.  Occasionally, there may be an essence from another company added, such as from the Bach Flowers, Australian Bush Flowers or Humanifest Essences.

The Combination Essences are specifically combined to communicate particular emotional  patterns. They support us during times of change, stress, fear and transformation, for when we seek guidance, inspiration and new ways of being.

            Some of the Combination Essences such as Focus, Stress Relief, Calm, Meditate, Heart Ease
            and Emotional Rescue are suitable for acute treatment. Others are better taken long term.

How to take the essences:

Take 3 drops either orally or topically (drop onto the skin, or over the crown chakra) immediately and every 15-30 minutes, as needed for best results. With a minor injury or an emotional impact through a chakra or body area, place 7 drops of the essence in a little water and pour it onto a folded tissue or gauze. Place it, like a compress, over the area, taping it down. Breathe into that area of your body, the sensations and feelings there, or gently touch it with your hand, as this will assist the support and release of the holding tension. 

All of the Essence Combinations, apart from Emotional Rescue can be taken longer term to support deeper, longer lasting change.  Vitality, Transformation, Inspiration and Self Acceptance should be taken two to three times daily, over a 2-4 week period.  Avoid taking them more frequently, as they may move things emotionally and/or physically, very fast. With essences, the impact is gauged not so much from the size of the dose, but from the frequency of the dose. Each time you take an essence it’s like a bell ringing a note through your being, resonating deep within you. So the more times you take it, the more times that a particular note sounds within your being, striking the chord of an emotion or pattern.

The response to essences varies enormously. With acute stress situations, there is generally rapid relief, when the appropriate essence is taken frequently. Be aware that the underlying patterns of behavior and emotional response will need to be worked with also, for long-term results. Essences should not be applied simply as a band aid measure, as this prevents you from recognising your true potential and discovering other ways of being, without those habitual behaviours. For short term periods that are stressful, needing strong focus and motivation or one off episodes such as dealing with fear of flying or exams, then acute treatments work well. 

What to look out for:

If there is any discomfort, either physically or emotionally, stop taking the essences for several days and try resuming at 1-3 drops, taken once daily. They are not meant to be a substitute for a counsellor, therapist or doctor. In fact, the Combination Essences can be wonderful in enhancing and supporting other therapy processes.  When we are working with deep soul transformation we are often moved from our comfort zone, with new, not always comfortable insights arising, or a polarised swing between our old behaviours and the new. Sometimes there are rapid shifts and people suddenly find they are no longer engaging in old ways, at other times there may be greater awareness of, or even a highlighting of our patterns, as we gain understanding and mastery of our ways of being.

The Combination Essences are made with pure spring water and 30% Australian Brandy. For those unable to tolerate alcohol, please dilute 3 drops of the essences in a little water and drop several drops around your body, over your crown or on your skin. Kirlian photography shows that when an essence enters your auric field, it too has impact. 

Combination Essences are available for retail purchase or wholesale purchase.

Retail price: $16.00 per 30ml bottle. Each bottle will last approximately 6 weeks, unless taken over 3 times daily. 10% discount on purchases of 5 essences. 

Please email for orders, so correct postage can be assessed. Payments available through CC, Paypal, or direct deposit. 


Environmental Essences

Written by Jacqui Bushell.

autumn-lightAutumn Light

Clear action from stillness

Light becomes much softer and more mellow in Autumn, without the glare of Summer. There is great clarity of the light and crispness in the air. Autumn light invites us to soften and turn inwards; to shed what is unnecessary to our being without regret, through the acknowledgement of our innate radiance. There is a sense of abundance and gratitude at this time of the year. The Autumn Equinox is a balancing point of the year, when day and night are of the same length, before the stark polarity of Winter.

Autumn Light essence is an invitation to alert stillness. It impacts initially through the base and sacral centers, calming and settling our being. It is a readying for action, but action arising from deep quiet and clarity of mind.

Through Autumn light we can accept the changes that come with the turning of the seasons, literally or metaphorically. There is change, release and renewal always, in the constant motion of our living. In Truth, nothing is ever lost. This may help us let go of old regrets or to know that our being can never be ‘less than’. Everything we are, everything we do, has an effect. This is why mindfulness of being is so important. Our actions don’t need to be big and grand, or acknowledged by others. With clear focus and intent, any mindful action has great impact. Simple compassionate activities like dedicating our actions to be of benefit for all beings or a heartfelt prayer to alleviate suffering becomes part of the expression of the Universe.

chalice-wellChalice Well

We are never alone

These beautiful gardens at Glastonbury, England have an ancient, healing spring flowing through the center of them, surrounded with peaceful meditation spots.  It has been a spiritual pilgrimage site for many centuries. The essence was created over a night and morning in various positions around the garden. At different times in our lives we all yearn to know that we are not truly alone, that someone is ‘walking beside us’ or cupping our being in loving palms. This essence is a reminder of that infinite, constant loving support. That such compassion is available to us, to all beings at all times, is incomprehensible in its abundance. This is what is available. This essence is a reminder of that grace.

The image here is of the overflowing chalice. The infinite well of divine grace, compassion and love.

This essence also increases awareness of accountability in action.

For those who have lost hope, know despair, feel unsupported, overwhelmed or misunderstood, to experience that loving connection and know they are never alone. We can walk our path clearly, in Grace.

new-growth-greenNew Growth Green

Unfolding potential

Effortless growth, gentle green unfurling. Soothing coolness. The unfolding of potential. Allowing self to be expressive, every moment, not just when ‘blooming’, at select times. Allowing the true expression of our being – on all levels. Having confidence in our unfolding dynamic. Greater presence. This is an offering of self. The generosity of offering every atom of your being to the movement of life. There is no need to limit self; the fullness of being is without limitation. How small we keep ourselves, and how unnecessary this is.

peat-bogPeat Bog

Unlimited by the past

Made on the isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, which is covered in vast peat bogs and many Neolithic structures.

Peat has been burned for many centuries for heating fuel. Dark, rich and fibrous, peat consists of decayed vegetable matter, which is the first stage in the transformation of organic matter into coal.

This harsh, stark environment, utterly exposed, windswept and treeless, yet look closely and the vibrancy of subtle colours and plant variety is astounding. There is great beauty in this landscape, and for all its apparent harshness is warm and embracing. The land holds strong memory here, so many people and cultures. It is alive to all times, unlimited by any. Such a dynamic, embracing life force. The winds and the peat strip away all pretension, like bones left for eons until they are clean white. Peat bog brings us to our true form, nothing extraneous to our nature, no facades, no limitations. Yet this is an invitation, it is not harsh. Allowing the pattern of our being to emerge, like light shining through a rare gem, unclouded and unique.

Peat bog supports our deep connection with land and our line of ancestors. It assists us in releasing being ‘bogged’ down by generational family history and ancestral influences. Releasing the strong stories that families develop about who they are and how they perform, where such narratives may be crippling to our development and self perception.

callanais-stonesThe Callanais Stones

The radiance of being

The Callanais Stones, Isle of Lewis, off the west coast of Scotland. During my visit it was a place of rainbows, with 3 or 4 almost constantly arching over the stones, surrounding them in iridescent light. The stones form the shape of a celtic cross with one ‘arm’ a long corridor of stones, and a central circle with a large ‘altar’ stone. The light from each of the equinoxes and Solstices shines a path down each of the cross arms at the different times of the year. Each stone has a different character and presence. I experienced some stones as deeply dormant and others like dancing joy. Over a two day period the essence bowl was placed in different positions around the stones over Autumn Equinox. The sunset and light were radiant and seemed to pool into the center and be contained within the stones and circle. The night was a waterfall of shooting stars sparking for hours across the sky, shimmering with bright light. The energy was of incredible love, radiant joy and the union of self and spirit.

The Callanais essence awakens our knowing of the radiance of the light within every being, inviting us to a clear and truthful self expression. It helps deepen our experience of love, joy and connection, reminding us that we are NEVER alone. Be at one with your own power, your Self.

greenland-ice-capGreenland Ice Cap

I yield to the infinite

Made during the time of the midnight sun, with brilliant light reflecting off the ice, and rivulets flowing from the summer thaw. The essence was made with ice melt water.

The ice cap is vast and ancient, covering over 800 square kilometres and up to 3 kilometres thick. The deepest layers have been frozen for 120,000 years and the uppermost since the last ice age.

This essence helps us melt what has been long frozen or locked in our being. It invites us to yield and release from a place of enduring strength, stillness and support. There is a sense of touching something infinitely vast, broadening our limited perspective. The ice is stark, it cuts through our stories, our distractions; the delusions we cling to.  Nothing can be hidden here. While this could be harsh and survival on the icecap is always on a knife edge, it is tempered with incredible beauty, strength and the radiance of the endless light.

Ice cap is beneficial for the resolution of dichotomy, where it feels like they are vacillating between two opposing forces. It can begin the process of assisting with the recognition of a path of Truth, gradually relieving us of the delusions we cling to. Ice cap can help us with the processing of any situation, in greater alignment with what is truthful.


Arctic Essences

Written by Jacqui Bushell.

arctic-cotton-grassArctic Cotton Grass

Eriophorum scheuchzeri

Lightness of being

Support in feeling more vital, lighter of heart and less weighed down or burdened. Cotton Grass brings a feeling of being lifted up and spaciousness. Broadens, softens and lifts perspective which can lessen feeling caught or bogged in difficulties. Release of encumbrances. It is a reminder of innocence of being.

Cotton Grass is also deeply penetrating. As such, it can be combined with other essences to employ this property directionally, physically, emotionally, or mentally. It disperses through the etheric field and outer parts of the aura.

arctic-mossArctic Moss


Arctic moss calls us back to our centre, to be present and deeply aware of self. Stillness. Quieting the mind. Deepening to self. When we are spinning and moving too fast emotionally, mentally or physically, arctic moss sounds like a great bell reverberating through us, calling us back home. It brings grounding and stillness on all levels. Greater presence and quiet results in simplifying our actions. Moss connects us with clearer and new ways of thinking. We recognise what is needful to be done and can eliminate so much that is extraneous and energy wasting.

The arctic plants and landscape survive such harsh extremes. Everything extraneous to our being is pared away, down to our essence. What is left once our fears, beliefs and
projections are gone? Arctic moss connects us with our eternal self, our radiant, flexible jewel of Mind reflected through the persona. Returning to self, with love. An abundant delight in being.

Strongly connects with the earth, and the chakras from Solar plexus, Sacral, Base and those below the feet.


Chamaenerion latifolium
Broad leafed fireweed. Niviarsiaq is the Greenlandic name, meaning ‘little girl’.


Niviarsiaq helps us to recognise that we are constantly creating patterns with our mind, feelings, actions and body. As we recognise and acknowledge the patterns we form, deep gratitude, humility, and love arise together with a sense of accountability for what we put out into the world. We develop awareness of the impact of being truly seen and acknowledged, on both perceiver and perceived.

Niviarsiaq can increase the amount of light energy we take in and how it is mediated. This results in a greater sense of vitality and of ‘organisation’ on many levels; structurally, mentally, emotionally. It expands our choices of expression. It can mitigate the effect of receiving shocking news such as a health diagnosis for yourself or a loved one. In these instances it can allow us to not restrict our expression of being in response to the news but remain open to the levels of infinite choice available.

There is so much available, so much creativity, life force. We unconsciously restrict and limit what is possible.

Greenland Ice Cap

I yield to the infinite


Made during the time of the midnight sun, with brilliant light reflecting off the ice, and rivulets flowing from the summer thaw. The essence was made with ice melt water.

The Arctic ice cap is vast and ancient, covering over 800 square kilometres and up to 3 kilometres thick. The deepest layers have been frozen for 120,000 years and the uppermost since the last ice age.

This essence helps us melt what has been long frozen or locked in our being. It invites us to yield and release from a place of enduring strength, stillness and support. There is a sense of touching something infinitely vast, broadening our limited perspective. The ice is stark, it cuts through our stories, our distractions; the delusions we cling to. Nothing can be hidden here. While this could be harsh and survival on the icecap is always on a knife edge, it is tempered with incredible beauty, strength and the radiance
of the endless light.

Ice cap is beneficial for the resolution of dichotomy, where it feels like they are vacillating between two opposing forces. It can begin the process of assisting with the recognition of a path of Truth, gradually relieving us of the delusions we cling to. Ice cap can help us with the processing of any situation, in greater alignment with what is truthful.

purple-saxifragePurple saxifrage

Saxifraga oppositifolia
In Greenlandic it is called Kakillallit

Revealing hidden gifts

A very direct essence. Purple saxifrage helps reveal what you are capable of by inviting awareness of the truth of individual expressions of form. Acts predominately via the heart. As we perceive self more truthfully then our strengths and potential can be recognised and acted upon.


Releasing burdens


This essence was made on the expansive tundra near Sersermiut, Greenland, at Summer Solstice. The land, where nothing grows over a few inches tall, is studded with abundant vibrant wildflowers, icy melt water pools and huge granite cliffs. A little to the right is an iceberg filled bay, with a loud boom every so often as ice crashes into the water. Above is a huge ocean of sky, streaked with clouds and the wheeling of ravens. There is a great feeling of expansiveness, light and clarity, yet cradled in the softness of the earth. The land here is only free of snow for a few short months. At other times it lies under darkness and depths of snow.

Tundra essence brings a sense of release and clearing through the body, mind and etheric field. This results in feeling more stable in ourselves, confidence and being less likely to succumb to the pressures or  desires of others. This can invite clarity around what motivates and guides our decisions and actions. Guilt? Need? Faith? With clarity and self responsibility we can perceive our actions and their effects and make more inspired decisions in the future.

Balances between our eyes, brow chakra and pituitary/pineal complex and the heart. These connections result in awareness of the link created between an observer and the observed, hence causing a reduction in objectification. Tundra opens up our awareness and vision to what is truthful. May also be useful as an adjunct treatment for physical eye problems. When we have been through great abrasion in life, tundra can restore vitality, clarity, new growth on what felt bare and exposed. It releases the burdens of the pressurised life, inspiring us to move forward in life, not circling round and round with the past, or caught within shame, guilt, blame, illusion.

yellow-saxifrageYellow Saxifrage

Saxifraga aizoides

Express your true nature

This delicate flower of the permafrost, standing only a few inches high, has petals with tiny orange dots, in a gradient of speckled colour. When fertilised, the ovary and leaves turn deep red.

We have so many choices of how to be. How do you choose to express yourself; verbally, nonverbally, clothes, hairstyles, friends, possessions? Often we camouflage ourselves to feel safe. This tiny flower has such vitality, presence and an aura of joy. It is an invitation to allow ourselves a full blossoming. Express your abundant nature, truthfully; releasing any ‘falseness’ to embrace your most vibrant expression. Let yourself shine as brightly as these flowers blooming under the midnight sun, unique among everything.

glacier-eqip-sermiaGlacier Eqip Sermia


Glaciers move incredibly slowly and very deeply, their slow grinding action pushing out the silty moraine and rock until it forms mountains. Gradually this accumulates dirt, becoming permafrost tundra, covered in scrubby plants and wildflowers. Glacier essence can move very deeply in our being, releasing what has been locked in: ancient, stuck patterns, beliefs, behaviours, memories or physical toxins. It invites us to consider key questions about what we really want, what we really are, and what it is time to let go of.

Glacier helps us come more into alignment with the truth of what we are, on every level. This may affect our perception, our thinking, our motivation, our conscious awareness. When we have been caught in repetitive behaviour patterns or living with chronic illness, creating levels of exhaustion, glacier essence can give you a level of recognition of causal factors. Preferably do not give this essence by itself due to the detoxifying effect it can have. Works very well in conjunction with Arctic Moss. Glacier can also be inspirational, opening our Mind to new possibilities, to greater creativity or undreamed of perspectives. Know what you are. Trust what you are.


Flower Essences

Written by Jacqui Bushell.


Monarda didyma

Living vibrantly, living passionately

Bergamot, also known as ‘Sweet leaf’ or ‘Bee balm’ strengthens our life force. It invites us to be vibrantly alive, dynamic, inspired. You don’t need to do anything except ‘show up’ and be fully present; embracing the potential of life. Just live every experience, forget about ‘right’ or ‘wrong’. It’s your experience and your choice how you will respond to it.  Release the need to cling and hold tight to anything we have been through. Bergamot lets us be fully open to the next experience without judgment or limitation. Allowing the blessing in the moment. Bergamot is a ‘warm’ and dynamic flower, acting via the base and sacral chakras. Live passionately. Live in Beauty. Be attuned to the sweetness of life.

Sometimes we ‘run out of steam’, losing focus and interest in bringing projects to completion. Bergamot reinspires us, so the task no longer seems laborious. This earthy, spicy, red flower opens upwards, and outwards, like a throat blossoming in song or in praise; trust your own passionate Song.


Calendula officinalis

Lightness of spirit

Calendula flowers only open in bright sunshine, their heads turning to follow the movement of the sun across the sky.

Calendula essence invites us to allow all things the space, time and grace in which to blossom, in their own unique way.  No rushing, no pushing, no expectations. In this way we don’t get lost in the small ‘I’ and ego. As we acknowledge the radiant light that infuses all form, the superficial can fall away. Calendula highlights the essential in being. We don’t need to get stuck in the minor details of ‘story’; our perspective can broaden and soften. It helps us choose where to place our attention and to loosen our expectations for self and others. Illuminated with love, grace and joy we can be more discerning. Calendula wears a cloak of sunshine, inviting us to live in greater joy with a lighthearted spirit.

Calendula is like a balm; expansive, healing, joyful.  


Californian poppy

Escholtchzia californica

From the platform of the heart, the mind reaches for the divine

The heart activates the mind which can then act in service to the divine.

Californian poppy reduces the way we define ourselves by our narrow thoughts, so there is less grasping with our ‘little mind’ thinking. Resting in the chalice of radiant golden love, we can are eternally ‘held’ and supported.

Cupped in the golden light of Californian Poppy we can acknowledge there is no separation between our heart and Source. The divine rests within, not external to our being. There is a book by Chogram Trungpa called ‘Cutting through Spiritual Materialism’ which provides a good summary of the action of this essence. As the title suggests, it teaches us that we have no need to seek spiritual ‘glamour’ via complex rituals and techniques. Every atom of our being is divine consciousness.  Californian poppy invites the heart to awaken to its true radiance and innocence, and for us to develop a stable and supported inner spiritual life.  

Californian Poppy brings warmth physically as well as emotionally and spiritually. There is a peripheral diffusion of energy through the body and greater permeation of light. One may feel softening, cocooned, a gentling of mental activity and greater optimism.


Chicorium intybus

Trust your Truth

Beauty and truth don’t need defenses. We try to protect and defend ourself in so many ways. When caught in victim mode, we have no sense of our own power, or our true nature. We may feel battered by others, or become manipulative to gain approval and esteem. Chicory reminds us there can never be loss of self, only your perception of loss. You never ‘lack’ anything. You can never truly be ‘less than’. Truth never changes, just the stories and facades around it.

Chicory helps us to not be taken in by appearances but able to notice the greater pattern. Trust in your true nature. Don’t get trapped in how others may perceive you or in limited self perception. Chicory invites us to sit in our vulnerability, our softness and stay present. This is like a warm opening or embrace of self, allowing us to let go of reactivity and maintain love and self respect. It is possible to stay present in the face of others’ judgements, not crumple at criticism, act the martyr or sink into shame. As we rest in love and trust the truth of our being then we need no external approval. As a result we will develop clearer boundaries in our interactions with others, with a greater sense of resilience, balance and serenity. 


Symphytum officinalis

Strength, Order

Comfrey has such a long history of service to humanity. Every part of this plant can be used in healing and it is so mineral rich that even its compost is richly nurturing for soils. Its growth and vitality is immensely strong. It gives generously of itself. Esoterically Comfrey helps us understand what belongs where and with what. It supports our understanding and perception of the order in all things, and of us establishing a clear order from confusion. This may be in practical terms, emotionally, mentally or spiritually  Comfrey strengthens, nourishes and heals, on many levels.

Comfrey helps hold you to your purpose. A spiritual assistance in knowing what belongs where, an ability to draw lines between things, what belongs together, clarity in boundaries, in delineating things. Alleviates self deception about the source of where and how things arise; discernment between idealism and truth. Adds spiritual, emotional and mental ‘grit’ or stamina. Where do you ‘fit’ and ‘how’?


Malus floribunda

Acceptance of self as beauty

Allowing self to be supported by everything in our environment. Support is usually an active process, we give or receive it. This is so limited. Crabapple helps us acknowledge that there is always support, from the air, the ground, in fact from everything. It is up to us to allow this level of support; like sinking into a place of deep refuge. To be able to accept this space requires enormous acceptance of self. Usually there is so much of our being that we reject.

Crabapple Essence encourages the acceptance of self as beauty. Indeed, all that the eye and senses alight on is beauty: no rejection of anything. This leads to acceptance of the ‘Isness’ all things. (note: such acceptance does not mean we need to condone behaviour) Notice the ways we resist or reject other people, situations, feelings, as well as ourself. We create such barriers and limitations. Crabapple changes our judgement of our perception. It helps release attachment to our perceived identity. As we perceive in beauty, we can more simply BE. With such perceptual shifts the result can be purification of the body physically, emotionally and psychically. Crabapple has great benefit in clearing the emotional body of habitual responses and the mental ‘regurgitation’ of the past. Resulting in greater calmness and transformation; bringing out the beauty of the person.


Taraxacum officinale


Dandelion flower with its affinity for the spring sunshine, brings with it much warmth, joy and expansion. It particularly has a strong effect through the muscles of the body, softening them and releasing toxins from the muscle fibres, bringing ease and relief of tension. The tension relief is also emotional and mental. Dandelion expands any point of tension. Such expansion is a deep relaxation and not a dispersal of energies. Ultimately, its teaching is of the acceptance of impermanence.



doryphoraDoryphora sassafras

Crown flower of Light 

A lifeline for those seeking to know themselves, a link to the love of All. A ‘blossoming’ of the Crown, and flowing down the body. Lifting up and beyond the mundane to sense the consciousness in everything. Nothing is ‘mundane’. All is wondrous. The radiance of the crown center in our aware connection with Source.

Changes ‘I can’t to I will’. With this ‘knowing’ and lightness of being comes peaceful acceptance. This is different from complacency. Able to walk tall on your own. To do for yourself what others previously did for you. With such acceptance springs trust in self and in the universe. The light of peace.




Dampiera stricta

All beings are equal in humanity

No life is less than or unequal. There are many ways, both subtle and overt that we maintain hierarchy and status. On meeting anyone we immediately assess who we think they are in relation to ourself, and respond accordingly. Privilege perpetuates suffering. Dampiera reveals the level of judgment we have towards others. Often we either belittle or aggrandise ourselves in relation to others, or perhaps only in particular situations. Dampiera invites us to greater compassion. Changing pride to humility. Allowing each being to be just what it is. Respect and tolerance for difference. Acceptance of our common humanity. Acceptance of the jewel of self – just as we are. True charity of heart. In the acknowledgement of love when meeting with others, is a point of infinite possibilities and grace. Nothing can make us better than or less than. 


Crataegus monogyna


A blossoming through the heart, deepening into greater presence. Hawthorn alleviates the tension inherent in emotional extremes by providing support for the heart center. This frees  much life force energy.

Hawthorn asks if we can truly perceive without wanting or grasping. We generally expect something from everything. Can we be truly without an agenda and judgement? Ultimately we use our perception to affirm to affirm our sense of self and our environment. To see things just as they are requires a deep acceptance of self, our ‘I Am-ness’, that we can trust yourself and the world. No stories and judgements are necessary. If we can simply allow things to ‘Be’ just what they are we have no need to be so attached. There is no need for us to be right and others wrong and no need to prove ourself. We can gently let go of resentments, rage, grudges and forgive. The adage that a ‘clean wound heals faster’ pertains to Hawthorn. The essence helps clear the emotional detritus that builds up around a trauma. We can then acknowledge the original story and choose our response from a strengthened, supported heart. 

heart-of-fernHeart of Fern

Trust in vulnerability

The essence bowl and water was placed in the center of a large tree fern, cupped by the tall fronds.

Fern fronds unfold opening out and up, exposing the soft stem, ‘belly-up’. This essence invites safety and trust when vulnerable; so we can accept feeling more exposed when revealing our softer, more tender parts of being. When we rely on external support and affirmation we become selective in what we choose to reveal of self. Agitation often arises when we feel vulnerable.  Heart of fern reminds us that there are Absolute things we can trust – when all else falls away, we can still trust them. We can trust the true nature of our being and of all reality even if there are many aspects we may dislike or fear. Our day to day perception is very limited. Heart of Fern invites us to Rest in this trust: like being held in great warm hands, feeling safe enough to simply rest and be held. Even when experiencing all as chaos, fear or panic we can still sit in trust and feel held, unconditionally.

Heart of Fern also provides support for spinal and heart issues.


Helichrysum elatum

Eternal Life

Also known as Everlasting, Helichrysum oil was used historically in the anointing of Kings.

Helichrysum helps us acknowledge that our physical form is not separate from spirit. As we accept our body then we are more profoundly able to accept the love that is available. It is like drinking from a deep wellspring or fountain of light. There is nothing that is separate from this eternal light. Acceptance that our whole being is one with this source.  It can never be separated.



holy-thorntree2Holy Thorn

Made at Chalice Well, the Abbey and Wearyall Hill, Glastonbury, UK

The abundant heart

This is the abundant, open heart that knows no limit. When we offer from the overflow of our heart we never drain our own resources, but constantly offer from our infinite connection with Source, filling us like a waterfall of nectar. From this space the heart can relinquish a need to control and never bows low in exhaustion.

The Holy Thorn trees of Glastonbury are said to have originated with Joseph of Arimathea, who planted his staff in the ground at Wearyall hill and it grew, sprouting leaves and blossom. While these trees are a Hawthorn, they differ from those common to the area. Unusually they bloom twice a year, in Spring and at Christmas. Cuttings were taken from the original and have been planted around the Glastonbury area, with three at Chalice Well Gardens.

Allow the space for things to Be just what they are; without limit. In our perception, allowing them their fullest expression. So often we push, energetically, emotionally for a particular response, from self, from others. Holy Thorn helps us release this need. Ill thoughts usually arise when people don’t behave as we want them to. We are the only ones that can disempower ourselves. Holy Thorn invites atonement in the heart. It allows forgiveness and spaciousness for things to be what they are. Blossoming in Grace. Holy Thorn should be considered for physical aspects of heart disease as well as emotional and energetic.



Juniperus communis

Cleansing and clearing

Juniper is clear as a sword.  It invites clarity, cleansing sharpness and focus.  Clears the auric field of influences by bringing you back into a sharp awareness of self.  Clearing of perspective. Brow Crown clearing especially.

Perceiving self in clarity. Feeling how you are an intrinsic part of the whole landscape. Great stillness. Teaching through presence. Knowing and feeling the universe blessing, loving and honouring the entirety of your being. You are as grand and sacred as everything else because you are part of all. You can never be separate. Resting easily within yourself, feeling yourself clearly and distinctly and experiencing how embedded you are with the environment. When you are so very present, resting in I AM, and recognising your value, there is nothing to defend in your being or your beliefs. There is nothing to cling to. This results in the clearing and cleansing actions of Juniper.

A 'grandfather' teacher plant.  Pinon is so often paired with it, growing together in the wild.  


Rhythm and Cycles

Kelp helps regulate rhythmic movement, like the perpetual ebb and flow of the ocean mirroring the wave like motion of our body’s cycles; our hormonal dance, our fluids, emotions and thought patterns. From Kelp we learn flexibility and grace of movement, on many levels. Riding the ‘flow of life’; releasing resistance to ‘tidal fluctuations’. Kelp can play a role in supporting glandular systems, in particular the throat chakra and glands. Acceptance of our part in the whole, moving together, constantly, as One.




new-growth-greenNew Growth Green

Unfolding potential

Effortless growth, gentle green unfurling. Soothing coolness. The unfolding of potential. Allowing self to be expressive, every moment, not just when ‘blooming’, at select times. Allowing the true expression of our being – on all levels. Having confidence in our unfolding dynamic. Greater presence. This is an offering of self. The generosity of offering every atom of your being to the movement of life. There is no need to limit self; the fullness of being is without limitation. How small we keep ourselves, and how unnecessary this is.




pierisPearl Flower

Pieris japonica

The juvenile red leaves mature to a glossy dark green. The flower stem has clusters of waxy, creamy white flower bells with a penetrating, strong yet sweet perfume. The flowers hang downwards, however when pollinated they become small nutlets which change direction and face upwards.


We rarely hear the true sound of things or what is actually spoken, but slot what we hear into our framework of perception. How we hear, listen and interpret is an expression of our beliefs, identity and thinking patterns – and reaffirms such. Listen. To what is actually present rather than what we think or feel should be there.

We all have particular patterns of thinking; pearl flower helps us recognise these frameworks. How we think affects how we learn; how we comprehend information and how we listen. Pearl flower is for those who are actively seeking to understand their styles of thought processes, aspiring to listen beyond ego to what is actually being said. Often we are swayed by another’s delivery style, confidence, and assumptions. We may doubt ourselves or conversely, not listen or be able to take in contrary information. Pearl flower supports discernment. It invites awareness of incongruities in our thinking, speaking and meaning. As we grasp less tightly to what we believe, then hearing and interpretation are not so selective or narrow. Not making what you hear fit what you believe allows for leaps in comprehension.


Pinon Pine

Pinus cembroides

Presence clears all illusion

A companion plant with juniper. Coyote tracks were running along side the bush. 

Become aware of your motivations and underlying feelings and agendas. Clarity of intent. Deep stillness. Nurturing warmth. Softening into illumination and understanding. Not a confrontational plant. Gentle but direct. It invites you to stay in your own presence, whole, complete. Discover the richness of yourself.  What have you obscured in your self awareness? How do you trick and deceive yourself?  You are an ocean. Dive

Pinon cuts through illusion and self delusion.  Be centered, present and rest deeply and gently with yourself.

A grandmother teacher plant of great warmth and strength. 

dogwoodPink Dogwood

Cornus florida f. rubra


The flowers are tiny and green in the center of soft pink bracts curling up and over them. The inflorescence is characterised by the symmetry of 4 parts: four bracts, four sepals, four stamens, four petals. The pink bracts remain connected at the tips until most of the flowers are open.

Freedom is often defined in terms of the freedoms we desire or lack. We want the ‘freedom of…’ or the ‘freedom from…’  Such ‘freedom’ has boundaries and limits. In truth nothing can cage us. Witness some of the inspiring stories and courage of those who have been imprisoned, the compassion and hope that has come from atrocity. Asha Devi, a director of an Indian school run with Ghandian principles once declared 

‘We have no limitations as human beings.’ (C.L Flinders, Enduring Grace, Harper San Francisco, 1993)

Our choices are unlimited. How much we lessen our being and our perception of the possible through fear. If one experiences lack within self then we see this in others and therefore limit them. There is no ‘lack’ other than that which is self imposed. There are potential and possibilities in infinite directions in every moment. Freedom in being and of perception. Let go of assumed limitations. Pink Dogwood invites us to realise that there are more choices available. An immediate response to Pink Dogwood can be relaxation and even sleepiness. As when we ‘let go’ there is a release of the energy that has been needed to ‘hold on’. It assists us live with spiritual awareness in a material world. Pink Dogwood benefits someone developing a center; a center of being, a center of consciousness in their inner world. Someone striving for kindness towards themself. 


Pink Flannel Flower

Actinotus forsythia

Within the love of the heart’s embrace, there is Grace

The rarest of blooms, Pink Flannel flowers grow only in 3 to 4 places in the Blue Mountains, NSW after a devastating bush fire has scorched the land black. They are found nowhere else and at no other time. They bring such immense relief, a balm to the land and animals that feed on them.

Pink Flannel flower invites us to rest in the fullness of the heart’s embrace, where we find softening and easing of our pains. It is an invitation to feel loved and loving. When challenges arise we lean back into contraction and resistance, which exacerbates anxiety and limits our response. Pink flannel flower invites calmness through the heart, feeling safe and to know, deeply know that everything is all right. It does not halt our emotional process but by allowing release of the resistance by reducing inflammation, there is more energy available and the potential of a change of perspective for the availability of greater options. There can be a letting go of clinging to ‘it must be this way’ to allow other options and possibilities to arise. Pink flannel flower helps us stay present with what IS.

Specifically of benefit for any inflammatory process associated with heat or fire whether emotional, mental or physical. 


Platysace linearifolia

Balance of mind

Made on the narrow bush ridge of Hargreaves lookout in the Blue Mountains at dawn during the full moon which was still large in the sky. On the other side of the ridge a scarlet dawn was rising, with mist in the valley below. It was made the spring after a devastating bush fire had swept through and for the first time in this area Pink Flannel flowers bloomed and covered nearly all available space. In this section of the ridge Platysace was growing near the soft pink blossoms, underneath blackened banksias stumps shooting with new growth vigour. 

Within the chaos of the undisciplined mind we can find steadfast focus, determination and ability to bring tasks to completion. Balancing the mind. Equipoise. Creating and allowing ‘spaciousness’ of mind. In the expansiveness of mind we can hold all and nothing without effort. There is no limit to consciousness.  We can be our individual self and yet with vast awareness.  The ‘order’ within chaos. One can watch and not be part of the mental cacophony, developing detachment rather than immersion in the chatter of mind. A place of stillness, contemplation and the promise of renewal. Finding balance.

dahlia-essenceRed Dahlia

Dahlia spp.


Red Dahlia helps us recognise ways we choose not to be fully present. It increases awareness of avoidance patterns and how we minimise or limit ourself.

Improves vitality. As we become more present we feel more ‘alive’. Inviting self to greater presence in the moment, an active engagement in life. Dropping deeper into the body . As we become more present in ‘now’ we develop greater acceptance of self and greater fearlessness. Such presence generates compassion for self and others, reducing judgements and assumptions. Generosity spontaneously arises from this place of being. The dedicated offering of self moment by moment. The open, generous heart towards our self and all beings.  Dahlia also encourages us to be able to receive acts of generosity openheartedly.

chicago-peaceChicago Peace Rose

An infinite offering of love

As humans we usually want or expect something of everything. To see something is to invariably grasp or hold or define it in relationship to something else. We are so conditional in our loving. Divine love does not grasp. It is an infinite offering of love. There is nothing that we can do or be that will ever diminish this love. Likewise there is nothing that can ever increase it. It is absolute. How we blossom as a response to such love. The generosity of the heart has no limits. It is only our mind that halts the abundance of the heart. Can you love without limit? Without reason? Imagine what is possible when we surrender to such love. When there is no limit to the love being offered, how deeply can you allow yourself to be loved?

Chicago Peace Rose is soothing of agitation; calming and deeply peaceful, like being cradled in infinite grace.

“All will be well, and all will be well and all manner of things will be well”.  Julian of Norwich                          

peacePeace Rose

Rest in the quiet centre

A yellow rose with soft touches of pink on the tips of the petals.

Great calmness and quiet as we melt into the embrace of Divine love. Our many attachments can be forgotten. There is no-one, no-thing and no aspect of our being that is excluded from such love. There is no need to ever ‘offer’ love, just acknowledge its presence.

In the restful heart there is only ‘Being’, we don’t need to ‘do’ or work so hard. There is truly no separation between self and divine, there is only the infinite oneness of love. Peace Rose supports us being centered and still. As we deepen into this space shifting can occur physically or emotionally. A sense of support and strengthening accompanies this process


“Breathe in my love                                                                              

Breathe in my love

Rest in the quiet centre”       Snatum Kaur

red-roseRed Rose

The vitality of love

This rose doesn’t open into a full bloom but remains as a furled bud with delicate scent.

Nothing that you are or be will ever cause love to abandon you.

This is not gentle soothing love but is vibrant with life and vitality. This rose has vigorous growth and blossoming, reminding us to live passionately, to live fully, in every moment. A strong blossoming of the heart. Dynamic presence. The rich vitality of love encouraging us to take action. Our every action and movement can be in acknowledgement of unconditional love; this can be dedicated to be of benefit for all beings.  

Often it can feel like we’ve turned down our life’s ‘dimmer’ switch. No other living thing ever does this. Notice the vitality and presence of other species and plants. All of nature reminds us to live passionately in the fullest expression of what we are, in every moment. As humans we may ‘little’ ourselves and limit our choices through fear. Red Rose reminds us that we don’t serve anyone by playing ‘small’. Living passionately NOW. Releasing regrets and old concerns. Is what you are worrying about worth the level of time and energy you are spending on it? If you could accept infinite love, if you could Be love, then what would you immediately let go of? What would shift?

Red rose invites divine inspiration through the heart, awakening our life force. The strength and confidence to act from love, manifesting the inspiration through dedicated action in the world.

pale-pink-rosePink Rose

The tenderness of love

How pure and perfect is every form arising in nature. Any action based in love always gives rise to great beauty. Every leaf, every creature, comes into form from absolute love and beauty. All things are an expression of the infinite love which is the base matter of the Universe. Such love is permanent and unchanging, unlike the impermanence of all forms. Too often we like to hold onto things, not allow changes or believe things are lost. All things, like this beautiful rose are but a single expression of consciousness. When it dies, there is no loss, just a change of form. This acceptance gives rise to compassion and immense tenderness. St Francis of Assisi expressed unimaginable tender love and compassion for all things. A blade of grass was not beneath his notice, neither were the ill or maimed. Each are an expression of divine love, so how can anything be repulsive or undeserving of acknowledgement? Such love allows us to have compassion for all our follies and ignorance. Can you surrender to such love? Can you live with such joy and trust in being?


self-healSelf Heal

Prunella vulgaris

Being true to self

Self Heal assists us in taking self responsibility, finding and trusting our inner resources. Inspiration to trust that we can be well, restoring an experience of wholeness. Being able to meet our own needs, not relying on external sources. Self heal reminds us that we have choice in how we interact with the environment. With a stronger, more dynamic sense of self we are stable, centered and able to make healthy decisions. 

Self Heal also links with the throat and more truthful expression. The blossoming of expression arise from the heart. Allowing the heart and speech to be in alignment. With greater acknowledgement of our thinking, feeling and speaking, self expression is clearer and more conscious.


solomons-sealSolomons’ Seal

Polygonatum multiflorum

A deep embrace of being

The green tipped white pods of Solomon’s Seal are almost translucent, with a luminous quality. The blossoms remain closed for most of the time they are on the stem, opening only for a day or so before wilting and dying. We often believe that matter is solid. This is an illusion. Solomon’s Seal reminds us that nothing is truly dense. Physics teaches us that an atom is nearly all space and even the tiniest parts within atomic structure that we think of as ‘real’ are not necessarily so.

What we think and how gives us a sense of who we believe we are. Solomon’s seal reminds us that we are not our thoughts; neither are we our emotions nor memories. Sometimes we get shocked or angered by what we feel or get overwhelmed by our emotions or where our thoughts lead us. We can choose our response to our emotions and our mental chatter rather than be immersed in them. We are so much more than what we think or feel. Let go of such limited ways of defining self and deeply embrace the depth of our being.  

Coping with change. Allowing a new sense of self /identity to emerge. Not being restrained by who we think we are or should be; not being defined by our actions, who we are with, our past experiences and regrets. The loving illumination of our being – all else gently falls away. The acceptance of light.   Great relief. Soothing. Beauty.


Acacia terminalis

Joy in the present

The release of tension that comes with allowing joy. As we stop ‘holding’, our whole being can relax. Softening and release through joy produces a sense of expansiveness, where we can realise the infinite extensiveness of self. We don’t need to hold on tightly or barricade our being, but can live as an expression of joy. Such joy wells from our being, from every cell. It is not instigated by external factors. Taking things and self lightly, not grasping or having too tight a focus. The effortless nature of being. Joy, in every moment.




Yucca filamentosa

The sacred centre

Creamy white bell - cups of 6 petals, tinged with green, arranged on a tall spike inflorescence. The three outer petals and base of pedicel are striped with dark red.  The leaves at the base of the plant are long and very sharp tipped. The tall spike of flowers stretches upwards, while the soft curve of the petals are gently rounded and downward facing. The balance of reaching towards the heavens, yet earth connected.

Coming to the sacred centre of being. Like stepping into the loving inner sanctum of a temple. Embodying our spiritual practices. Letting there be no separation between our spiritual life and our day to day life. Being present in spirit moment to moment, with every breath and every action.



Gem Essences

Written by Jacqui Bushell.


In service to Truth

We are always that which we Truly are. No matter how impacted we are by anything, our innate nature never changes. Truth cannot be modified. We define and hence limit ourselves, from our actions, our perception, how we think others perceive us and according to our own personal ‘mythology’. Flint has been long part of human cultural evolution: as tool, weapon, fire starter. On a personal level, we can also choose to be available as a tool, to be of service. But in service to what? What do you serve?

What are you going to allow to  shape your being? What do you permit? We allow ourselves to be made ‘small’ in so many ways, and unfortunately we often believe this ‘smallness’, these limitations to be our real self. As we acknowledge Truth, we cannot be manipulated or in our turn, be deceptive. Be your own True nature. Serve in Truth.

Sudden light, insight, heat, illumination, spark.



Effortless being

Jet is the middle step in the compression of carboniferous mass over eons; from coal, to jet and finally to diamond.

As we trust the truth of being there is less need to externalise. All movement can be easy, little effort is needed. The more I just BE, the less I need to do. With clear intention and focus then things fall into place effortlessly. That which we desire we often grasp onto tightly. Jet reminds us to have a light ‘hold’ on everything. There is no need to try and ‘push’ anything to make things happen.

How often we are ignorant of our intentions and motivations. Usually we perceive only limited choices or are confused over which action to make. A focused intent enables clear action. There is no struggle with choice when our intentions and motivations are clear. There can be only obvious and direct action. Our path then gracefully unfolds, moment by moment. Jet is an invitation to effortless being. There is no need to be so ‘loud’ or forceful in our efforts, with anything.


Animal Essences

Written by Jacqui Bushell.

cat-stretchCat Stretch

Reaching further

Cats stretch slowly and sinuously with their whole body. It is a very stable stretch with no shaking or twisting of the body like a dog, but is fluid, elastic and graceful.

Cat Stretch Essence allows us to ‘reach for’ in a stable way. To stretch beyond where we are usually comfortable and move beyond our limits with suppleness, grace and ease. Such movement may be on any level, physically, emotionally or of our beliefs. Cat Stretch broadens our range of perception, allowing other possibilities to emerge and a more active, dynamic perception.


The recognition of pattern

The spider web is a self created source of providing nourishment, home and occasionally protection. They are both gossamer light and incredibly strong, reminding us of our own inner resourcefulness. The structures and patterns we create can be both beautiful and functional. Cobweb supports us in recognising and being accountable for what we’re spinning in our lives, on all levels. Spiders never get caught in their own web. Sometimes the patterns of our lives, like a spider’s web can be incredibly complex and intricate. Often we don’t need to know the overall pattern but only the next move on the spiral path, which a spider unhesitatingly takes.

Ultimately all things are infinite, interweaving patterns. We create pattern or mandalas constantly, with every breath, with All that we are in every moment. This is usually unconscious. As our self acceptance deepens and we cling less to external supports for strength then we become more accountable for our presence. Sometimes we feel not good enough, or invisible in the world, but all that we are has impact. There can be no hiding. Stepping into our authority and our choice to Be, our choice to Act. Recognising the patterns in our behaviour, our interrelationships, emotional patterns. What webs are we weaving? Cobweb helps us see the pattern. If you were a spider what would your web look like?



The moth lifecycle is rich and complex. From the caterpillar which sheds it’s skin several times, to the chrysalis metamorphosis and final emergence in winged form. Moths have many multiple sensory perceptors. The wings, body and legs are covered with numerous tiny and fragile touch sensitive hairs. The feathery antennae can perceive touch, smell, temperature as well as taste. Their hearing is very acute from sensitive organs found on their legs. This makes them incredibly sensitive to the slightest change in their environment. People who have such hyperacute sensitivity may easily become overwhelmed, confused, irritable or agitated by the sensory influx. All their senses are permanently hyperextended. These people are often in a caring role for others or may have experienced trauma. Moth supports self nurturing and compassion, in balance. It helps us to cope with the constant perception of frequency without overload.

Through the wing action of the moth, there is also support of the sternum.

Moths have a dynamic relationship with light. They are nocturnal creatures irresistibly drawn to light to which they fly with a mindless, almost blundering flight, like the way we travel through the mundane life of Samsara. Moth supports us in evaluating our response to situations and environments.


Finding our way back home

A channeled essence. In Celtic mythology the Selkie is both seal and human. By removing their seal skin they are able to live on land, yet they yearn for the seas. Selkie essence reminds us of our wild nature, our soul self. When we are trapped in the mundane, Selkie is a call to deepen our intuition and creativity, to richly embody each moment. It is a call to come back home, to return to our truest experience of self. This leads to greater patience with self and ultimately, to being able to choose ‘rightful action’. ‘Swimming’ with the tidal flows of life. It supports us to live in harmony and authenticity with self in both worlds; the spiritual and the material. Supporting the connection between head and heart.

Ring Tail Possum

Initiating rapid balanced movement

Ring tails run and leap from narrow branch to branch without hesitation. Sure footed with excellent balance, they have two thumbs on each front foot, enabling an excellent grip, assisted by their long tail. Ringtails also have very good night vision and sensitive hearing. This essence was made overnight in the presence of a number of ringtails possums. It supports us in making rapid shifts or transformations. It helps us know we can trust where our feet will land even though we may not consciously know where we’re going or how to get there. Ringtail possum can support us initiating rapid movement.

This essence was made by Lyn Mitchell 

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