In celebration of our 30-year anniversary in 2007, we have taken
the new name of Spirit-in-Nature Essences, previously called Master’s
Flower Essences. This change has received an overwhelmingly positive
response. Why the new name? It represents a new cycle, a new energy
and a more expansive description of what we’re all about. These
essences are about finding the Spirit in Nature-within Mother Nature
and within our own nature.
This is a book about becoming the master of your life. Self-mastery
is more than a vague goal; it is an attainable state. How? In addition to
healthy living, by keeping ourselves in a state of balance through the
wise use of flower essences.
Flower essences stimulate our positive, spiritual qualities. They are
prepared, simply, by extracting the life force from blossoms through
the elements of sunlight and pure spring water. They introduce into
our energy fields elevating vibrational examples of different ennobling
qualities from the plant kingdom, such as dignity, kindness and
Indeed, we cannot control the events that befall us; but we can control
how we choose to respond to them. How will we spend the time
allotted to us between the baby rattle and the death rattle? Perhaps you
feel your boss has unjustly chastised you. Then your husband, himself
overworked, greets your return home from a day at the office with
short-tempered words. How will you react? Life’s endless pitch of curve
balls is designed, it seems, to throw us off center. Balance, harmony
and perfect well-being-these are the qualities to which we consciously
aspire. The question is, how do we get there?
It may seem that flower essences are just a little too over-simplified
for our complicated lives. How can something so subtle affect our consciousness
so deeply? Through the vital force embodied in the essences
that very life-stuff of which we are made. If we were to try to revive a
dead man with life-sustaining resources such as food, air or water,
nothing would happen. But if we administer the life force abundantly
present in flower essences to any living thing, watch the results.
Spirit-in-Nature Essences are based on the initial interpretations of
the master teacher, Paramhansa Yogananda. Although to my knowledge
Yogananda never made flower essences, he did list the psycho-emotional
nutrients of the different fruits and vegetables from whose blossoms
our essences are extracted, according to the methodology of Dr. Edward
Bach. Commissioned by J. Donald Walters-a disciple of Yogananda for
over 60 years and my friend and teacher-I developed these Spirit-in-
Nature Essences in 1977, the oldest flower essence company outside the
For over three decades, we have received testimonials and case histories,
compiled through research and analysis, from people in the United
States and overseas who have been significantly helped by Spirit-in-
Nature Essences. Clearly, these infusions have the power to raise the
quality of life for all living things-plants, animals, children of all ages
and we ourselves as living blossoms.
The Essential Flower Essence Handbook was first published in 1996.
Since then, the acclaim for these essences continues to grow, along with
a revised definition of the concepts I had developed up to that point-
theme and plot applications and a few of the essences themselves. Also,
the affirmations in this revised edition have been rewritten by J. Donald
Walters, with my deep gratitude.
The concept of theme essences developed in Chapter Eight has also
undergone some revisions, a theme essence being our predominant positive
quality. Earlier editions of this book state that a theme remains
constant throughout our lives. Now it’s described as changeable, since
we express different character strengths throughout our lives. This is a
truer and more inspirational system to work with.
Lastly, Almond Essence, formerly for self-control and calmness, has
the added dimension of moral vigor, for rebounding from setbacks in
life. Apple Essence, described earlier for healthfulness, has been expanded
to a new definition of peaceful clarity, a quality that supports health
on all levels, especially in our attitudes. Also, Orange Essence, previously
for joy, is now defined as enthusiasm for life. It’s more accurate to say
that joy can only come from within us.
Spirit-in-Nature Essences help us awaken to our highest potential.
May this book assist you, and others through you, in attaining that goal