The Essence of Flower Power
Where Flower Power Began
Flower power is a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology. Its roots are in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. The expression, first used by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965, means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embrace the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, known as flower children. Wikipedia
Now let us go back a few decades to the 1930s. The Bach Flower Remedies are a system of healing made up of 38 healing plants which addresses the different states of mind. In 1930, at the age of 43, he decided to search for a new healing technique. He spent the spring and summer in the preparation and discovery of new flower remedies.
Edward Bach (24 September 1886 – 27 November 1936) was an English doctor, homeopath, bacteriologist and spiritual writer, best known for developing a range of remedies called the Bach flower remedies, a form of alternative medicine inspired by classical homeopathic traditions. Wikipedia
What is the Power of the Flower?
Has any slogan been more enduring in our lifetimes as baby-boomers than the “Flower Power”? I still love this slogan! Moreover, flowers do have a strong, positive effect on living beings around them. Depressive and stressful feelings are as unique as snowflakes from person to person. Some of the events that cause stress and depression are derived from day-to-day life, trauma, sudden changes, and many others.
A little dab of lavender essential oil helps me through social anxiety and it also helps me sleep better at night. That’s why I believe that flower essences melt away the emotional and mental blockages that cause illness.
Essence of Flower for Relief of Depression
Chris Philips, the author of Treating Depression Naturally. uses knowledge from Dr. Edward Bach along with his own discoveries about how essence of flowers improve mental health. How very, very cool is that?!? Perhaps you do not need pharmaceuticals if you turn to the essence of flowers for relief. Some believe that essence of flowers helps improve balance of spirit, mind, and body when used as part of a balanced treatment program. This is excellent news!
Power of Flowers Video
Now, here is a lovely video about “The Power of Flowers.” Enjoy! 🌹🌺🌷 The video is produced by Pamela Bloom, author of “The Power of Compassion: Stories that Open the Heart, Heal the Soul and Change the World” (Hampton Roads), available on Amazon.
Greetings! I believe in holistic health. Together we light the way through our beautiful lives with spirit, mind, and body balance. Essential oils are a key ingredient in my life. I hope to show you how they are in yours. Warmly, Susan