An-Grianan Essences are created in heartful, co-creative relationship between the essence maker (me) and the intelligent spirit of nature. The intelligence, or spirit of nature, is concerned with balance, in all its manifestations, and strives to maintain this balance in all forms. Every plant or tree, or other aspect of nature, contains the wholeness of the spirit of nature, and also has its own unique character. Therefore each of the essences encapsulates the balancing effects of all of nature, plus the particular characteristic of the tree or plant/s with which the essence has been produced. See Essence links below for more information on the individual essences.
The essences I co-create with the plant world are of two types –
1. Flower Essences
The Flower Essences are made by the traditional method of floating flowers in a bowl of pure water. This bowl is left in the sun for a period of time (and sometimes overnight) as the energy signature of the flowers imbue the water with their beneficial qualities, thus creating the Mother essence.
2. Tree Spirit and Plant Spirit Essences
The Tree Spirit Essences and Plant Spirit Essences are whole-tree / plant essences, and are created purely by intention. With conscious and heartful engagement, a relationship is established with the over-lighting spirit of the tree or plant with which the essence will be made. Together we then transmit the energy signature of nature into pure water to create the Mother essence.
What do I mean by the term ‘spirit’ of the tree or plant?
By ‘spirit’ I am referring to the intelligent consciousness of the whole species.
Let’s take the Oak as an example:
Firstly there is the oak tree in physical form which we can observe with our physical senses; What form does it take? What scent does it have? What shape are its leaves?
In this world are many oak trees of the same species. The intelligence which guides their presence here; germination, growth, flowering, acorn production, etc. is what I am referring to as the ‘spirit’ of oak. This is also sometimes referred to as the Oak Deva, the Mother Oak, the Oak Oversoul, and other terms.
MAKING THE ESSENCES
When it is time to make an essence, the call of a particular plant or tree is felt intuitively. Together we will then co-create the Mother essence. As I work with the spirit of the plant or tree involved, the balancing effects brought by the nature kingdom can be discerned on the different levels of the energetic body. These impressions of the beneficial properties of the essence to be made and the issues it can address are recorded throughout the process in order to inform their future use.
The time of making an essence will be influenced by certain considerations such as the phase of the moon, time of year (equinoxes and solstices), and weather conditions. When the right conditions come together, the essence will be created.
The Mother essence is then transferred into a bottle along with a preservative. Traditionally alcohol has been used, and non-alcohol essences are available on request. Drops of the Mother essence are added to further bottles to create essences at usage level. These essences can then be taken by the individual to ease imbalance within their energy field, and to create a shift in consciousness enabling deep transformation to take place.