Flower Essences for Animals:
Remedies for Helping The Pets You Love
(also in Japanese)
by Lila Devi
272 pages, $14.95 softcover
Flower Essences for Animals presents a bird’s eye view into the animal kingdom. It pays homage at the feet, paws, and hooves of our animal friends by offering a treasury of practical tools for enhancing the quality of their lives. Addressing specific conditions and behaviors, this book provides simple solutions for administering the best possible holistic pet health care in both daily life and emergency situations, oftentimes immediately.
That pets are routinely relinquished and often euthanized, if not misunderstood — for completely correctable behavioral problems — indicates a serious need for a book of this nature. For the dog who barks incessantly; for the cat who soils and sprays; for the pet tortoise who is confused by a weather shift while preparing for hibernation: Flower Essences for Animals presents loving, sensitive pet health care solutions.
Animals — free from mental blocks, doubt, skepticism, placebo effects, and myriad mental interferences — respond even more readily than people to flower essences: holstic herbal tinctures for strength and balance. Spirit-in-Nature Essences is the oldest essence line in the USA and one of the oldest in the world. Developed in 1977 by the author, they are a completely safe, nontoxic, and gentle yet powerful therapy for holistic pet health care.
In the concluding chapter of Flower Essences for Animals, Lila Devi writes: “Those who share with me their flower essence stories about their pets do so with animation, excitement, and enthusiasm. It is never ‘just a cat’ or ‘only a dog’ whose story they are recounting. It is a beloved, respected life companion. Flower Essences for Animals is not a book to convince you that animals deserve better health care. Its purpose is to give you, a loving pet owner, the very tools with which to do it.” Lila’s compassionate glimpse into the animal kingdom is a reminder that pets can bring us many years of happiness; and that we, through our loving service, can return the favor.
Try the simple suggestions in these pages — and watch your pet respond!
Flower Essences for Animals presents:
- A new definition of pets and pet owners.
- Theme essences: An insightful way to understand your animal friends, and yourself as a pet owner, in terms of personality strengths.
- Plot essences: For addressing the many behaviors and situations that arise for animals and their caregivers.
- Handy reference charts for pets and the people who love them.
Excerpt from Flower Essences for Animals
“It is quite common for panic. . .to accompany a livestock ranch’s yearly roundup. Amidst a climate of general chaos and disorientation, the calves are separated from their mothers for the routine cattle branding, dehorning, and castration. Last spring, a woman visiting the ranch during roundup time ‘just happened’ to be carrying a bottle of the Pear flower essence in her pocket. She poured the remedy into the calves’ watering troughs. Within one hour — longer than usual for results, since not all the calves drank immediately — she observed that they had all settled down. Her comments: ‘This is completely unusual; I have never witnessed this calming before.’ Normally, the calves would remain restless and inconsolable until the procedure was completed.”
About the Author
Lila Devi has lived in California’s Sierra Nevada foothills for over 30 years amidst cats, goats, and deer — and an occasional bear, rattlesnake, and mountain lion. Founder and director of Spirit-in-Nature Essences, she has lectured extensively both nationally and abroad. Lila received her B.A. degree in English and psychology along with a secondry education teaching certificate from the University of Michigan.
Spirit-in-Nature Essences is a member of the National Anti-Vivisection Society and is listed in their 2007 catalogue.