This is a guest post by Philippa Bell. Thanks, Pip, for sharing your experience with us, and for organising an Essence fundraiser for the animals of A Place of Peace (details at the end). – Billie 


bushfloweressencesBillie has shared her concern for a number of us currently coping with unsettled emotions and aching hearts following the loss of a loved one. I personally have had to ‘find my sweet’ again, learning day by day how to find joy to share with those remaining. This is especially important for the wellbeing the other companion animals in our care. They are guided by our feelings and behaviour much of the time, whilst often coping with their own grief.

‘Love’ is magical, and when we are let go of our physical connection, the heart ache and raw emotion can be unbearable at unpredictable moments. This leads me to sharing my recommendation of certain Australian Bush Flower Essences with those close to Billie and the courageous work that she does to make life better for others.

Australian Bush Flower Essences were founded by Ian White, naturopath and homoeopath who travelled throughout Australia researching the healing qualities of the Australian Flora. These formulations have been blended using Australian Bush Flower Essences with rare remedial qualities, ecologically gathered in unpolluted and naturally occurring regions of Australia. They assist in giving clarity to one’s life purpose, also the courage, strength and enthusiasm to follow one’s aspirations. They can help develop self esteem, spirituality and creativity, furthermore some help to resolve  distress in one’s life.

Let’s look at two of the most important ones.

transitionessenceTransition Essence

This combination helps one to cope and move through any major life change. It brings about an awareness of one’s life direction especially for people at a crossroad. Alternatively those who know what they want but do not know how to achieve it will benefit from this combination. It also eases fear of death as well as helping one come to terms with it. This remedy, consequently, allows one to easily and gently pass over with calmness, dignity and serenity.

From Animal Healing with Australian Bush Flower Essences by Marie Matthews (Amazon link).

Negative condition – feeling stuck, lack of direction, fear of death / unknown, non-acceptance.

Positive outcome – acceptance of change, serenity, eases fear of death, passing over in peace.

For me, I was able to keep going with current commitments in life when all I truly wanted was to hide away with my loneliness and wish so hard that things were different. I believe taking this Essence made me brave enough to keep moving forward through the grief and to feel love, hope and gratitude during sad times. A final note on this Essence – I have personally sensed calmness by loved ones prior to them passing over when taking this Essence.

emergencyessenceEmergency Essence

Excellent for any emotional upset. It has a calming effect during a crisis. If a person needs specialised medical help, this Essence will provide comfort until treatment is available.

From Happy Healthy Kids: From Conception to Age 7 with Australian Bush Flower Essences by Ian White (Amazon link)

Negative condition – panic, distress, fear.

Positive outcome – ability to cope, comfort, reassurance and courage.

In my experience this Essence is wonderful for easing emotional pain, shock or physical discomfort. I rely on it when introducing new animals to our pack, providing relief for anxiety during storms and fireworks, supporting our dog through pancreatic shock, post-surgery and even easing the sting of an occasional ant bite. For animals, I use it as a mist topically (it could be transferred into a glass spray bottle for this purpose). Some drops can also be added to their water bowl. For humans, place seven drops under the tongue as required. Please note that organic brandy is used as a preservative within the Essences.

Special Offer for 40 of Billies ‘Shining One’s’

Australian Bush Flower Essences have kindly offered to donate 20 x 30ml bottles of ‘Transition Essence’ and 20 x 30ml bottles of ‘Emergency Essence’ to help raise funds for A Place of Peace.

Cost- $15.50 (100% will be donated to A Place of Peace), plus postage.

To experience the healing properties of either of these two remedies and support the animals please place your order in Billie’s shop.