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Building Healthy Relationships with our Companions

Tree essences No 45 Matai and No 47 Kauri are a good place to start when putting together an essence blend for building stronger relationships with our animal companions. No 45 Matai strengthens and balances the sacral chakra associated with emotional relating and No 47 Kauri strengthens and balances the heart chakra associated with heart-based relationships. Where trauma and fears have been experienced in relating No 38 Rasp Fern for emotional insecurity or No 40 Silver Fern for lack of trust may be needed.

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The addition of Flower essence No 19 Lovers Daisy for healthy relating may be put in the blend for both human and animal. It is important to recognize which essences the individuals concerned may need to address specific negative emotional reactions or ways of relating. For example, a person who is rigid, aggressive and controlling will benefit from taking No 28 Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not. This will help them to be more positive and at ease within themselves and with their own achievements. In turn, this person can be less frightening and dominating when relating to their companion, enabling the animal to feel more at ease and responsive. Plant essence No 66 Rangiora also supports the soul to manage power with integrity, not intimidation.

Flower essence No 12 Native Harebell may be considered for staying in the present and building new healthy, emotional bonds when either animal or person is experiencing difficulty due to strong attachments to past relationships or connections. For the person or animal feeling reserved and withdrawn from connecting with others No 33 Rewarewa may be added to the blend to help them to connect more easily in company.

Plant essence No 68 Puriri supports the soul to have a positive and balanced relationship with self where there is a tendency to co-dependent relating and No 65 Tree Fuchsia supports the soul in having more nurturing and harmonious relationships. Essences may be given to either or both animal and person - 4 drops given 3-4 times daily for a period of 4 weeks.

Building a stronger relationship with animals requires people to observe the animal’s behaviours and to also be honest and self-reflective about their own attitudes and behaviours in order that both parties may make changes supported by the essences. Practical steps may be necessary to improve a relationship, such as attention to environment, training, exercise and diet. This combination works well towards building stronger and more harmonious relationships between people and animals.

— Marj Marks
Marj is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand registered practitioner and registered Veterinary Nurse. Marj can be contacted on 09 422 0177, 027 612 5256 or by email: