What Are Flower Essences and Vibrational Medicine?

The term 'vibrational medicine' is being heard more frequently these days, with many folks wondering what this new fancy healing technique might be. Vibrational medicine refers to the entire realm of healing concentrating on modalities that attune to, or transforms, one's energetic vibration – this includes flower and gem essences, and many other remedies. Yes, it sounds a little outrageous to some, but the more one investigates both the realities of both modern physics and ancient mystical religions, the more these healing techniques make sense.

One can imagine that all form, be it the earth, plants, animals, the stars – everything – is made of energy. Einstein proclaimed this in his famous equation: energy equals mass times the square of the speed of light. And all this energy is vibrating in particular patterns – that's why rose looks like a rose, and not a caterpillar – the rose, like every other thing we can sense, has a unique vibration. Vibrational medicine works on the idea that you, personally, have a unique vibration. Your body, your thoughts and your feelings have unique vibrations. And the most healthy expression of this vibration might be somewhat different than your current state. AND, your vibration can be influenced by other vibrations.

Now lets imagine that we as human beings are also made up of, at some level, vibrational energy. If we take this a step further, one can imagine that our soul or spirit or whatever term you'd like to use here, has a vibration or etheric pattern of its own. Your 'soul pattern' includes your emotional makeup, and it directly influences your actions, choices, and perceptions of the world, both on a material and a spiritual level.

It turns out, as Dr. Edward Bach discovered in the 1930's, that flower essences can alter our own etheric patterns. The vibrational imprint of a flower, prepared in water, can directly effect our own energetic makeup in a positive way. If you imagine that every emotion has a particular vibration, you can also imagine that vibration being affected or 'tuned' by the introduction of another vibration – that of a flower essence.

We'll take the clear example of the use of one of Dr. Bach's original flower essences, Impatiens. You can think of being 'impatient' as being a bit 'high strung', where nothing is happening fast enough, with an overall sense of anxiety. This can be thought of as a particular vibration common to many individuals of the human species, and it may also be thought of as not particularly pleasant or useful – a 'stress' one might want to alter or release. By taking the Impatiens flower essence, the vibration of the flower synergistically alters a particular vibration of the individual, resulting in a noticeable calming action for many people.

The use of the word 'synergistically' here is important: it has been found that each flower essence affects certain 'soul patterns' and not others. For example, if one is by nature, a patient person, one …