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Learn Play and Grow With Nature

Play, the portal through which a child learns, can be transformed into its highest form of expression when we provide a child with nature play.

When a child is given opportunities to explore and discover the wonders held in nature through play, the child is given the space and place to learn through experience and to recognise the beautiful ‘orchestra’ of patterns, forms and relationships held within nature.

Regular opportunities for free play in and with nature create the ideal climate to foster the child’s soul ensuring that their vitality is sustained and maintained. First Light® flower essences are perfectly suited to support this process.

Beauty is the keyword of First Light® tree essence No 47 Kauri and is associated with the heart chakra. The heart, also known as the ‘seat of the soul’, is the place where the soul resides. The soul is also called the anima and is associated with the feminine. ‘Mother’ nature therefore is an ideal teacher.

The relationship between beauty, heart, soul and mother nature is made tangible through play and highlights Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber’s words ‘in nature nothing exists in isolation’. It is ‘mother’ nature who nurtures the child’s soul and it is no surprise that the heart chakra is associated with the colour green, the colour associated with nature and the natural world.

When a child sees beauty in nature they can see the wonders of their own soul. When a child speaks to nature it is through the soul. Surrounding our children with natural beauty nourishes them holistically and facilitates development at all levels of their being. It is a fundamental step towards helping them grow and to ‘follow their own star’.

First Light® flower essence No 27 Karaka can complement the child who is at play in nature. Karaka is the ‘knowledge’ essence and enhances an awareness of the Divine in oneself and all of life. In a world that burdens children with mundane matters and limits access to the wildness of nature in their daily play, No 27 Karaka assists the child to break through mental limitations and to learn through experience. This essence can also support parents to restore a sense faith that everything will work out exactly as it should.

Born into the Aquarian age, 21st Century children not only seek but require both physical and metaphysical support to guide and enhance their foundation years. Nature based curriculums are developing in education settings globally, facilitating holistic growth at a physical level and First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® perfectly complement and support them metaphysically.

With nature as their ally children can grow to be wise teachers and guides for future generations to follow.

— Anna Gentry
Anna is a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Practitioner, Diploma holder, and tutor. A qualified and experienced teacher, mother of 4 young children and co-founder of NaturePlayNZ, an organisation dedicated to assisting children, mother earth and the future. First Light® Flower Essences form the foundation of her relationship to assist all children to express beauty and balance in their lives. Anna can be contacted by email: