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The Heart Connection - Our Key to Ensuring a Healthy Immune System

In Traditional Chinese Medicine the season of autumn is associated with the metal element which governs the lungs and the colon. The lungs are protected by a light, moist coating that protects them against viruses and other pathogens. When the lungs are healthy, the immune system is strong and we are protected against infectious disease likes colds and flu.

Pungent foods such as garlic, onions, radishes, mustard and chillies help protect the lungs, and clear and disperse congested, mucous conditions that are common physical symptoms of lung and respiratory infections.

Emotional repressions weaken the lungs and immune system, making us more susceptible to infections and other illnesses. Fern Essence No 40 Silver Fern is beneficial where heartfelt traumas such as unresolved grief and sadness are affecting our wellbeing and impacting on the free flow of energy through the egoic layer of our energy field. When this layer of the aura is congested, breathing difficulties and heaviness in the chest area may be present; No 40 Silver Fern helps to disperse energetic congestion and cleanses this layer of our aura.

Unhealthy attachments to people, possessions and life situations can also weaken the lungs and immune system. These unhealthy attachments signal that the heart chakra is out of balance and requires assistance. Tree Essence No 47 Kauri is the essence that corresponds with the heart chakra- the seat of the soul, and the location of our thymus gland, lungs, and physical heart. No 47 Kauri supports the balanced expressions of this chakra: healthy relating, generosity of spirit, balanced giving and receiving, kindness towards our self and others. No 47 Kauri may assist the physical symptoms of imbalances associated with this chakra including asthma and bronchitis, and reduced immune function.

When we move out of heart, become disconnected from our soul, and live from a personality- driven place we lose our ability to feel what we need to be well. Suffice to say when we are connected to our heart, we experience health and wellbeing. The majestic healer teacher plant No 86 Ancient Kauri reminds us of the importance of staying in heart - relating from the heart so true healing can be facilitated. No 86 Ancient Kauri is the gate keeper of the all seeing eye of the heart. When we see with our hearts, we don’t begrudge or judge others; we see the beauty inherent in the world and experience appreciation and gratitude. This attitude of gratitude strengthens our energy field/aura and makes us more resilient, robust and ‘hearty’. We are calm, centred, and able to live presently and know what we need. No 86 Ancient Kauri is useful for facilitating deep levels of healing and is very good for chronic, recurrent health challenges.

For maximum benefits, take 3 drops of each essence from the stock bottle in a glass of water 4 times daily, or in a personalised blend made by one of our talented First Light Flower Essences registered practitioners or via the website store.

— 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: