Flower Essences est. 1977
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Spirit-in-Nature Essences Questionnaire: What Is Best for You Right Now?

Ready to learn more about yourself? This questionnaire is designed to help you assess the essences that will be the most helpful to you. While an evaluation of this type is somewhat general by nature, it can be an extremely useful essence selection tool. You may find that several essences are indicated equally as strongly. If so, take them singly and serially, in order of need, taking each essence for 3 days to 2 weeks.

Answer the following questions quickly; your “first hunch” will generally be the most accurate. Place a checkmark by those statements to which you respond with yes; leave blank those statements you feel do not apply to you or are not a particular area of concern at this time. An Answer Key will be found at the end of the questionnaire.

You may wish to date and save your responses and re-test yourself at monthly intervals. You can use the questionnaire for family, friends, and clients—and we welcome your feedback on its usefulness!

___ 1. Would you like greater calmness and strength to overcome the difficulties in your life?
___ 2. Are you working on improving your ability to communicate clearly and to “speak your truth?”
___ 3. Are you wanting to enhance your creative skills and talents?
___ 4. Do feel in need of a clearer, more spiritual focus in your life?
___ 5. Would you like to be able to endure, or to rise above, every test?
___ 6. Would you like to live in a higher state of consciousness?
___ 7. Would you like to have a more light-hearted, less heavy attitude toward life?
___ 8. Would you like to be more solution-oriented?
___ 9. Are you able to be as even-minded, or even-tempered, as you would like to be?
___ 10. Are you wanting to live with more trust in others?
___ 11. Does a simple, stress-free way of life appeal to you?
___ 12. Are you playful by nature and able to enjoy a good game or joke?
___ 13. Does your sense of fulfillment include the needs of others?
___ 14. Is your attitude toward other people nurturing?
___ 15. Do you find that “the more you give the more you get” from giving?
___ 16. Would you like to always feel “awake and ready?”
___ 17. Are you basically energetic in your thoughts, words, or body language?
___ 18. Are you presently in a time of transition, i.e., a new job, home, school, or relationship?
___ 19. When others oppose you in things you know to be right, is it difficult for you to stand up for your beliefs?
___ 20. Are you trying to overcome old habit patterns or addictions?
___ 21. Do you see yourself as a strong and courageous person?
___ 22. Are you inclined to be lacking in self-esteem?
___ 23. Does others’ criticism of you make you anxious or uncertain?
___ 24. Do you have the financial abundance that you desire?
___ 25. Are self-honesty and self-forgetfulness qualities you are striving to perfect?
___ 26. Do you have neither a superiority nor an inferiority complex?
___ 27. Are you able to project your energy outward, away from yourself, instead of drawing people’s energy inward toward yourself?
___ 28. Would you like to develop a more flexible attitude toward life?
___ 29. Are you able to relax, no matter how heavy your responsibilities are?
___ 30. Do have a good sense of humor?
___ 31. Do you want the power to rebound vigorously from every setback in your life?
___ 32. Would you like to live more centered in yourself?
___ 33. Are you working on moderation in your work, recreation, and life habits?
___ 34. Are you often able to feel peace of mind?
___ 35. Are you stable and upflappable in times of crisis or emergency?
___ 36. Are your thoughts basically harmonious?
___ 37. Are you able to concentrate wholly on anything you do?
___ 38. Do you have a strong sense of direction and life purpose?
___ 39. Does learning inspire you and absorb your energy completely?
___ 40. Would you like to feel more harmonious in life’s swirl of outer activity?
___ 41. Would you like to be “calmly active and actively calm?”
___ 42. Are you filled with mental clarity?
___ 43. Are you desirous of penetrating the fog of difficulties in your life with greater mental energy?
___ 44. Do you want to become solution-conscious rather than problem-conscious?
___ 45. Do feelings of helplessness tempt you, sometimes, toward melancholia?
___ 46. Would you like to free yourself from every thought that is foreign to your higher nature?
___ 47. Do you feel refreshed and vitalized, or are these qualities you wouldlike to feel?
___ 48. Are your eyes open, so to speak, to your highest potential?
___ 49. Do you view even strangers with tender kindness?
___ 50. Are you aware of a higher power, in whatever form you hold dear, that loves all creatures equally?
___ 51. Are you accepting and without judgment of others?
___ 52. Are you a person who easily and naturally draws respect from others?
___ 53. Do other people give strong consideration to your ideas and views?
___ 54. Are you able to live quietly centered within yourself, without being pompous?
___ 55. Are you kind to others?
___ 56. Is it easy for you to forgive others when slighted?
___ 57. Are you the kind of person who says to others, “I know how you feel,” and you truly do?
___ 58. Would you say that the deeper feelings of your heart are awakened?
___ 59. Do you love others spontaneously, no matter what their feelings for you?
___ 60. Are you able to love on a broader, humanitarian level that encompasses ennobling qualities as well?
Answer Key
Count the number of checked statements for each of the following groupings. If 2 or more are marked, this indicates a beneficial essence for you at this time.
___ 1-3 Lettuce
___ 4-6 Coconut
___ 7-9 Cherry
___ 10-12 Spinach
___ 13-15 Peach
___ 16-18 Corn
___ 19-21 Tomato
___ 22-24 Pineapple
___ 25-27 Banana
___ 28-30 Fig
___ 31-33 Almond
___ 34-36 Pear
___ 37-39 Avocado
___ 40-42 Apple
___ 43-45 Orange
___ 46-48 Blackberry
___ 49-51 Date
___ 52-54 Strawberry
___ 55-57 Raspberry
___ 58-60 Grape
Recommended follow-up reading is The Essential Flower Essence Handbook by SiNE founder/director Lila Devi.
Copyright 2001 by Lila Devi. Permission necessary for reprints.