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Nurturing the Creative Child

Creativity is one of our innate urges. It is part of the structure that assists us to imagine our own reality, and call to action through our own unique self expression what we want for our world. Childhood years offer the opportunity to enjoy the unfolding creative processes which accompany life. They are also the time to sow great seeds for a life where one knows how to create one’s own positive relationship with everything that exists.

Childhood can be a time of healthy exploration of the beauty of the earth and for experiencing the resulting joy that brings. When engaging creatively with the earth and all her inhabitants, a child can more fully develop a healthy relationship with all of life.

To assist our children to develop a healthy relationship with their creativity we can look to the First Light® flower essences for support. Within the First Light® flower essence range are many tools that can assist our children to be well equipped to create their world around them.

The triangle of Leo essences in the flower family - No 13 Kanuka, No 14 Rengarenga Lily and No 15 Mingimingi - is a good place to begin to understand the unfoldment of the creative urge of the personality.

No 13 Kanuka can assist children to express and shine light on the goodness of life, be a performer on life’s stage and inspire those around them. No 14 Rengarenga Lily can assist them to be able to envisage what is not yet perceived by others. It is the flower which gives children their ‘artistic licence’, assists original ideas and brings imagined possibilities into being. No 15 Mingimingi can assist in developing creative strategic solutions to everyday problems. This is the essence which brings grounded and practical expression to creativity.

These flowers make a mighty team for a child to work with if inspiring themselves and others through original thoughts, ideas, and solutions is what they need. By enhancing their ability to express their ideas, the Leo essences can assist them to meet the creative demands expected throughout their schooling and foundation years.

Fern essence No 41 Prince of Wales Feathers Fern, tree essence No 48 Maire and seed essence No 55 Hangehange are another powerful triangle of plant relatives that work to assist a healthy and creative self expression. They work powerfully together by clearing past trauma around creative experiences, energetically sustaining and maintaining a creative relationship with life and sowing a powerful new pattern to move beyond past blocks with creativity.

May all our children grow into their limitless potential through developing a healthy creative relationship with life.

— 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: