We are very excited to announce the release of a brand-new combination remedy, our Men's Essence.
Creating the Essence
Towards the end of our Men's Health workshop, we asked the participants to break into small groups to come up with what they feel would be the best Essences for a Men's remedy, with a limit of eight flowers.
Three of the Bush Essences have appeared in just about all the lists and they were always going to be certain selections for our new combination.
The three are:
- Black-eyed Susan for the busyness, irritability, impatience and being always on the go
- Flannel Flower, as it helps a man to be comfortable with both physical and emotional intimacy, encouraging one to be more physically active, to talk about and communicate their feelings.
- Red Helmet Orchid. This is such a crucial remedy for a man as it works on both the bond between him and his father as well as the bond between himself and his children, if he is a father.
Sturt Desert Pea
Numerous studies have repeatedly shown that men hold onto sadness and grief much more than women, and for this reason Sturt Desert Pea has been added to the combination.
It's one of the deepest acting of the Essences. Sadness and anger are two of the main emotions that, if left unresolved, will lead to debilitating physical problems such as arthritis and cancer. Next time you are around a large group of people look at them carefully and you'll most likely see a great deal of sadness in their eyes.
Little Flannel Flower
Ian added Little Flannel Flower to help bring about a greater sense of fun and playfulness – something that many men can feel quite self-conscious about and inhibited in expressing. This wonderful Essence also brings out and enhances one’s sense of humour.
Bluebell is also in the Remedy as it’s fantastic for opening your heart and getting in touch with your feelings. The species we use of this flower grows in the Centre of Australia, though interestingly Canberra, the capital of Australia and where all our federal politicians are, has as its floral emblem another very similar looking species of Bluebell.
Yellow Cowslip Orchid
In Ian's Level One Workshop, he covers the topic of the Elements of Man, an ancient metaphysical system, unrelated to astrology, in which people can be classified into four elemental types. There are more men who are an Air element in this system than any other element. When out of balance an Air element person can easily become judgmental and critical, and for this reason we have included the Yellow Cowslip Orchid.
The final Essence in the Men's combination is Boab, another one of the deepest acting of the Bush Essences. It was chosen because of its potential for releasing old male stereotypes, something which we see as being quite important at this time. It works by clearing negative family patterns that are passed on from generation to generation. It can access and clear those core patterns and all the related ensuing beliefs.
After having the Woman Essence for so many years it feels good and very appropriate to finally have the Men's Essence available. We hope it will be of great benefit to you, your friends, family and male patients if you are a practitioner.