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Embracing the Energies of Growth and Expansion

The seasonal wheel has turned again and we have entered into the warmer months in the southern hemisphere. Longer daylight hours and increasingly warmer temperatures coax us out of our winter caves, encouraging us to shed the heaver 'skins' we have worn over the cooler months to keep us warm as we concentrated our energies internally.

Opening flower

At this time of year we see rapid growth in nature- gardens spring to life and plants that were dormant in the cooler months begin to emerge and bloom again. The dynamic energies of the sun and its radiant warmth can make us feel more vital, alive and ready to project our energies out in to the world again.

Now is the perfect time to make changes to diet and lifestyle and to break free from old limiting patterns of behaviour that are no longer of use or are holding us back in some way. It is a time to shed the old in many ways and allow that which is new to come to the surface.

Leafy greens are in abundance this time of year and provide us with plenty of essential vitamins, minerals and other nutrients we need to stay vital and energised.

A great physical ritual to practice at this time of year is skin brushing. Skin brushing, performed by brushing the skin using circular strokes with a soft brush or exfoliating glove, sloughs off dead skin cells, improves lymphatic circulation and makes your skin look and feel fresh and vibrant. This ritual can be performed daily on dry skin prior to showering.

By using the following First Light flower essences you can help yourself to move on from limiting behaviours, beliefs and situations that you have outgrown with greater ease:

  • Flowers of Transformation Essence No 25 Kowhai - the Growth essence helps us to move on from situations we have outgrown and embrace new opportunities to express ourselves. Use No 25 Kowhai during times of change to help ease the transition from one way of being to another. No 25 Kowhai is an excellent ally to use when leaving behind that which is familiar- job, home, country etc. in order to fully embrace the new situations that await.
  • Life Enhancement Plant Essence No 66 Rangiora - the Masculine Power essence heightens the yang energies within and offers support at a soul level to take responsibility and act in an empowered and purposeful way. No 66 Rangiora helps us to tap into the projective, masculine energies so we can assert ourselves in the world in healthy ways. Use No 66 Rangiora to enhance productivity and effectiveness and be self-determined to get things done. No 66 Rangiora helps us to 'get off the fence' and be proactive in life when required.
  • Life Enhancement Plant Essence No 81 Tanekaha - the Joy essence fills us with the sun's energies to bring warmth, expansion and growth into our lives. No 81 Tanekaha supports us at a soul level to harness positive universal energies and take positive action as we respond to our soul's need to grow, evolve and expand. Use No 81 Tanekaha to help shake off feelings of despondency, gloom and heaviness and shine the light of the sun back into your life. No 81 Tanekaha is great for giving a new lease on life and helps you to experience each day anew.

Add 3 drops of each essence from the stock bottle to a glass of water and sip as required. 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: