Flower Essences are used to help transform emotions, attitudes and patterns of behaviour which hinder the person's full development or potential.
The Spring Essences are used to help with emotional growth and transformation.
For each Flower Essence there is a negative mental state, and its corresponding positive aspect.
Opening and Unfolding
As you look at the Spring Flowers, you will find a gradual progression of flowers used, from "beginning to open and unfold" with the Anemone, and "discovering and expressing one's wholeness" with the Azalea.
The flowers that follow represent in many ways the path that an individual pursues on the way to personal development
Camellias are on the whole about fear of changing, and fear of making the necessary changes for further development.
Clematis is for the ability to flourish in the present.
Flower Essences for Specific Situations
There are also a number of Flower Essences for specific situations and of course any of the Flower Essences can be used in any order or in any combination.
Daphne is for a situation where there are constant or long-term responsibilities, to help balance these with an all-round balance of activities, and Plum is for when one is disheartened after seemingly futile effort, to give enthusiasm to continue, and eventually claim the fruit of one's endeavours.
Of course, these are not the only situations when these Flower Essences can be used — for example early on I used Hyacinth for an adolescent boy. It is more that the essence of the Flower Essence must be matched to the essences of the person.
The photographs can be used as a reference to the Flower Essence, as an aid for choosing which Flower Essence to use, to increase the practitioner's attunement to the Flower Essence, or as a meditation aid. Some people have commented that they can have some of the effect of the flower itself, and its Flower Essence, by just looking at the photo.
Indications for Personal Growth
The wording of the indications has been specially chosen to give as much depth and resonance to their meaning as possible, and there are many references, illusions and indeed puns in the wording.
As well as the individual use of words, most of the indications can be used in their own right as therapeutic tools. So in most cases for the Spring Flowers there is a negative condition mentioned, then a transformative key, and then a positive outcome, which is really the initial problem in its transformed state. One example of this Maple: "For when one is subject to swinging moods and emotions. So that one may pull a balance into the various aspects of one's being, and so provide a framework for positive emotions and behaviour."
I hope that in this way there are many keys to personal progress just sitting in the pamphlets waiting for people's discovery.