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Food Sensitivies (Part 2 of Sensitive People)

Continuing with our focus on using First Light® flower essences to support sensitive individuals, we will take a closer look at food sensitivities which are becoming increasingly prevalent in the population, particularly among those of us with high levels of energetic sensitivity. While food intolerances or sensitivities manifest physical symptoms, there is always an underlying energetic component that needs to be addressed along with making necessary dietary adjustments.

Many of the foods and beverages available these days are far removed from their natural state, with processed and packaged foods taking up most aisles in supermarkets. There are fast food outlets dotted all over town, GM food crops being grown around the world and pesticides, synthetic fertilisers and other chemicals are being used extensively in food cultivation.

It is no surprise then that when we are operating energetically at a certain frequency, taking in food and beverages that are resonating at a lower energetic frequency can cause symptoms such as headaches, feelings of heaviness after eating, bloating and indigestion, inflammatory or hyper-sensitivity reactions and constipation or diarrhoea.

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When food sensitivities or reactions occur, we can use them as an opportunity to refine and adjust our diets accordingly. This may inspire us to adopt a diet that is based around whole foods that are as close to their natural state as possible without additives, preservatives and other undesirable ingredients, or even to start growing our own food using natural, environmentally friendly gardening methods.

We can use food sensitivities and intolerances as a teacher to look deeper within ourselves. If we are reacting to certain foods, we may need to look at where we are reacting, rather than responding, to life situations. Are we being intolerant of others’ viewpoints or ways of being? We can also enquire into which levels of our being are in need of support and how to strengthen our energetic boundaries. Where are we behaving in an overly sensitive or hyper-reactive manner?

Working with the First Light flower essences ‘Healing Triangle of Power’ at the emotional level is helpful when addressing sensitivities and intolerances to foods and other substances.

Fern essence No 38 Rasp Fern helps to cleanse and clear emotional/sexual trauma that may be impacting on the sensitive individual’s emotional body. When this layer of the aura is impacted or congested, emotional and sexual energies cannot flow freely and may eventually impact upon the physical body if not addressed. No 38 Rasp Fern protects the emotional layer of the energy field from 21st century energetic pollution that impacts the aura at this level.

No 45 Matai is an excellent supportive and empowering essence to assist the sensitive individual to develop stronger emotional and sexual boundaries and restore balance at a sacral chakra level. Physically, the sacral chakra correlates to the small intestine and transverse colon. Absorption and assimilation of nutrients contained in the foods we ingest largely occurs in the small intestine, therefore problems here may have a sacral chakra component with underlying imbalances of over or under compensation. A ‘jammed up’ sacral chakra may manifest symptoms of constipation due to emotional energy not flowing. No 45 Matai is the ‘fluidity’ essence and may help things to flow and move with more ease through the digestive tract and allow the emotional energy of the body to do the same.

Seed essence No 52 Nikau Palm helps to seed in and restore the principles of non-attachment and right emotional behaviour in the context of our relationship with our self and with the world outside us. No 52 Nikau Palm restores the pattern for healthy emotional behaviours and boundaries and releases patterns of suppressing or repressing emotions. This essence may also help change the emotional relationship the individual has to certain foods and any attachments to being ‘allergic’ or sensitive to that particular food or substance.

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 ongoing maintenance programme. Essences can also be added to a mister 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: