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Cultivating Healthy Relationships

Every moment of every day, we are in a dynamic relationship with life. How we relate to life and the situations that arise determines our experiences. Choosing to have a healthy relationship with life begins with having a healthy relationship with ourselves. Cultivating and maintaining self-awareness strengthens our connection with all aspects of our being which then enables us to determine what our needs are on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Good health and wellbeing extend beyond just what we put into our body (foods, liquids, vitamins etc.) The emotions, thoughts and spiritual energies that we ‘feed’ ourselves, and who and what we choose to surround ourselves with are just as important as eating well, getting adequate rest and staying hydrated.


We can consciously make the choice to allow into our lives those people, things or situations that uplift and enhance our lives and disengage from those that don’t. This requires discernment on our part as we are faced with many choices on a day to day basis. By pausing and asking ourselves: is this what I really want or need to do/eat/experience, we can be more conscious about what we interact and engage with and how we use our energy.

Working with the First Light® flower essences, we can assist ourselves and others to experience a healthier, more fulfilling and empowered relationship with ourselves and all life.

  • No 16 Small White Rata is an excellent essence for those who have a painful or difficult relationship with their physical body. No 16 Small White Rata helps those who may have perfectionist or obsessive tendencies around body image, weight, diet, food and cleanliness. This essence can support us to engage more fully with life while maintaining self-awareness and energetic integrity.
  • No 21 Hinau is the sacred space essence and works at a personality level by helping us to be self-reliant and comfortable with being alone. No 21 Hinau supports and enhances the relationship we have with our inner self which improves our capacity to make wise choices. No 21 Hinau deepens our trust in our own intuitive decision making processes and helps us to better discern what our own needs are without being overly influenced by what others think we should do, be or feel.
  • No 51 Broadleaf supports the restoration of the blueprint for right living. No 51 Broadleaf enhances our awareness around what dietary, nutritional and other lifestyle requirements our body has and supports us to act accordingly. No 51 Broadleaf has a gentle catalysing effect that helps to release negative and limiting patterns at a physical level to restore improved relationships with the physical world and our physical bodies.

Add 3 drops of each essence from the stock bottle to a glass of water and sip throughout the day. Alternatively, add 3 drops of each essence to a 25ml treatment bottle and take as a part of an on-going maintenance programme. Essences can also be added to a mister bottle filled with pure water and spritzed through the aura and around the home or office to enhance the energy of the space.

— Lana Raill
Lana holds diplomas in Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine and New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy, and is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner. Lana specialises in working with vibrational plant medicine in the form of First Light® flower essences and is available for consultations in Grey Lynn and Avondale on 021 02468952 or by email: