About First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®
Since time immemorial, healers and ancient wisdom keepers have been aware of the powerful intelligence that is embedded in nature.
The Australian Aboriginals have always used ﬂowers, water and sunlight to facilitate holistic wellbeing, as did the ancient Egyptians. Native Americans collected dew from ﬂowers, and there has been a tradition of using the energies of plants in the form of vibrational medicine in India, Asia, Europe and South America. The Maori of New Zealand have also used the energy of native ﬂowers and plants in this way to support harmony and balance on all levels, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Hildegard Von Bingen in the 12th century and Paracelsus in the 15th century wrote about how they collected dew from ﬂowering plants to address health imbalances and assist with natural healing. Dr Edward Bach, the pioneer of modern-day flower essences, developed the range of 38 Bach remedies in the 1930’s.
Today, you can find flower essence ranges available from an array of plants from many countries.
What Flower Essences Are and How They Work
Flower essences are plant vibrations, plant energy, held in water.
Made with plants, pure water and sunshine, they are 100% natural preparations that work holistically to help bring all aspects of the being into alignment.
“The holistic human organism can be likened to a musical
instrument. Like all musical instruments, it performs
better, when it is kept in perfect tune.”
Total Holistic Support
There are 184 essences in the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range. Together they provide total holistic support for all aspects of the human makeup and represent the most complete and comprehensive integrated range of flower essences in the world.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® provide Certificate and Diploma courses in New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy.
Pristine Ancient Forests of Aotearoa
New Zealand is home to some of the most ancient and unique flora on earth, and is recognised by science as being a biodiversity ‘hotspot’. Aotearoa known as New Zealand, split away from the southern continent of Gondwanaland about 120 million years ago, and became a unique isolated oasis. New Zealand’s pristine flora has evolved in isolation for millions of years producing plants with unique qualities not available anywhere else in the world.
“From the outside looking in, New Zealand is a
piece of precious green jewel floating in the
enormity of the Pacific Ocean.”
Dr David Bellamy
Because of New Zealand’s isolation it has developed its own completely unique eco-system of native flora with unique and extraordinary characteristics.
Some species of trees growing in New Zealand have an unbroken ancestry stretching back into prehistory for over 190 million years and an extraordinary array of ferns from the mountain heights down to the seashores. With up to 500 million years of evolution behind them, these ancient plants, trees and ferns are uniquely placed to offer remarkable beneficial energies when made into flower essences.
New Zealand native plants are unique in that they carry a natural energetic blueprint for the perfect state of wellbeing.
The pristine light of each new dawn falls first on the sacred land of Aotearoa, the land of the ever shining light. In this land of Aotearoa, a land of breathtaking beauty grow the remarkable collection of flowers, ferns, trees, seeds and plants that have the mana, power, to change the world and restore harmony on Earth.
“Aotearoa is a precious nature reserve that
has been set aside to help the world community
to return to wholeness.”
Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere
C.B.E C.M. Tohuna, Tohunga Ruahine, Wisdom Keeper and esteemed Maori elder
In 1975 Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber, co-founder of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® began her work with native New Zealand plant and flower essences.
At dawn of the new millennium in July 1999 when the ancient people traditionally celebrated the New Year the two co-founders of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®, Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Anthony Wyber, were invited to a special ceremony conducted by the Maori elder Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere.
The ceremony was conducted at Lake Waikaremoana, the inland sea of rippling waters in the Urewera mountain ranges on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. The ceremony was to officially welcome and honour the Aquarian Age, ‘The Age of Cherishing Waters’. As the first light of a new aeon was rising on the eastern horizon a sacred call was sent out asking the atua, the gods and goddesses and the nature power of Aotearoa to provide the people of the world with the healing necessary for the unprecedented challenges facing humanity in the 21st century.
The call was answered and the work was blessed by Dr. Pere in her role as official First Light® spiritual guardian and patron in perpetuity.
With the help of the ancient Earth guardians and in total cooperation with nature, First Light® flower essences were created from the pristine forests of New Zealand. First Light® flower essences became a sacred taonga, treasure and a pure living embodiment of the sacred plant medicine of New Zealand.
"I have chosen to become the Official Spiritual Guardian in
Perpetuity of the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand
because I consider the work and aim of First Light Flower Essences
to be one of working for the greater good and to be making a vital
and important contribution towards holistic wellbeing for humankind"
Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere
There are 184 essences in the First Light® flower essences range representing the most complete range of flower essences in the world. They are used on every continent around the world. The first light that shines on the ancient forests of Aotearoa is now shining in every corner of the Earth and this light grows brighter every day.
New Zealand Business Awards 2017
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® received an award for Excellence in Holistic Natural Health Products in the New Zealand Business Awards 2017. Click here to read our feature in the Apac Insider Magazine.
The New Zealand Business Awards have been designed to celebrate innovative thinkers and cast a light on the dedication shown and achievements made by businesses.
New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award 2008
Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber, the founding director and creator of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® has been awarded the New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award for 'pioneering, developing and establishing of New Zealand native flower essences for holistic healing'.
This award was in recognition for over 30 years of working with the New Zealand native essences, their uniqueness and relevance to the holistic health challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century.