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Sensitivity as Strength (Part 1)

Sensitivity is a gift that when handled with care and channelled postively in the life is a powerful and beautiful thing. Being a sensitive individual is quite different to being weak or ineffectual.

Our sensitivities are what allow us to sense, understand, and interact with the subtle and not so subtle energies that surround us all in the great sea of energy we are all part of. For some sensitive folks however, levels of sensitivity may be incredibly heightened and potentially problematic when not supported and expressed in a positive, productive manner. Detrimental effects on the health of the mind, body - particularly the nervous system – and spirit can occur.

Giving the appropriate and necessary support and nourishment to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of self is important for sensitive individuals to enable them to function well in the world.

Reducing or avoiding stimulants such as caffeine, sugar, refined foods and alcohol can help strengthen and maintain the nervous systems of sensitive individuals. Ensuring adequate dietary intake of high quality fats is also important to nourish cells, particularly those of the nervous system, as fats are an integral component of the insulating myelin sheath that surrounds nerve cells, including the brain and spinal cord. Virgin, cold-pressed oils such as flaxseed, olive and coconut may be of particular benefit.

External sources of overstimulation can be more difficult to avoid as we exist in a world of sensory overload and constant bombardment from electromagnetic frequencies. Limiting our exposure (where possible) to those things that can hyper-stimulate the nervous system such as excessively loud music, intense computer/video games and TV can help reduce the stress on our nerves.

Spending time in natural settings, away from technology (cell phones, computers etc) and busy-ness can help restore a sense of equilibrium and calmness on all levels. Getting plenty of quality rest regularly is vital for the health and maintenance of the nervous system, adrenal glands and general wellbeing - everyone has their own right amount of sleep they need, so make sure to find yours! The Flowers of Transformation essences that correspond to the zodiacal sign of Pisces are an excellent support trio for sensitive individuals and can be used regularly to assist at a personality level to 'survive in the jungle of life' and cope with the grosser aspects of physical existence.

Essence No 34 Heketara enables us to experience a positive relationship with our sensitivities by helping us at a personality level to develop the capacity to cope with and bear suffering without becoming a victim of our suffering or hardships. Use No 34 Heketara if there is a tendency to avoid the mundane, practical aspects of life due to energetic sensitivity. No 34 Heketara is beneficial for times when we may escape into our inner world in order to avoid reality, and when there is a sense of anxiety, foreboding or apprehension. No 34 Heketara helps us to enjoy an empathetic relationship with life, rather than seeing the world or life as the 'enemy' or something to be avoided.

Essence No 35 Creeping Pratia is the essence for the sensitive that enables the expression of empathy, and allows for divine receptivity through our psychic and intuitive faculties. No 35 Creeping Pratia can help the personality self during times when we are feeling overly-impressionable, picking up all manner of impressions and information from our environment and other people. No 35 Creeping Pratia is beneficial for those of us who are affected energetically by our surroundings, and can help us to observe what is happening, without getting caught up in the drama or becoming energetically drained.

Essence No 36 Native Linen Flax, the Service essence assists us to channel our sensitivities as a positive force in service to Spirit out in the world. No 36 Native Linen Flax helps us to take our inner world and make manifest in the external world our unique gifts, talents and skills for the benefit of all. Call on No 36 Native Linen Flax for assistance when feeling discouraged or weary of life and when feelings of depression and despondency predominate. No 36 Native Linen Flax helps shift our attention outside of ourselves so we can constructively participate in life, sharing insights gained from our inner reflections and inspirations in true service.

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: