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The Treasures of Joy and Creativity

Children gift so many treasures to the world in which we live. They remind us of life's potential to be joyful and heartful, that it can be a spontaneous, playful and creative journey of discovery. Guiding the child into the natural world to play, learn and grow can amplify the natural childhood spark to express and to be creative. Spending time with children and allowing them to experience this state is uplifting for the soul, both theirs and ours.

There are three key essences in the First Light® Flowers of Transformation collection that support the expression of this natural state. Belonging to the zodiacal Leo archetype, they ensure the child has a healthy relationship to childhood and childhood matters from birth. They are allies for ensuring childhood remains as nature intended, a time where they are supported in expressing themselves out into the world through their own creative endeavours.

First Light® Flower essence No 13 Kanuka is such a gift to our young. It enables them to express their unique gifts, thus allowing their own unique star to shine bright. No 13 Kanuka restores joy, it enables the child to move forward from any creative hurts they may have experienced so that they can confidently play on the stage of life.

No 14 Rengarenga Lily, known as the creativity essence is a true treasure. Its gift is to support children to harness their imaginations and to bring forward their creative ideas and endeavours into the world.

Play, the ‘portal’ for children to grow, learn and evolve is the domain of No 15 Mingimingi. It supports joy, as a state of being, to unfold. 21st century children are facing more structure and an increase in external expectations from a very young age. Free play in nature is becoming increasingly compromised. No 15 Mingimingi reminds us to let the child get out into nature and to play freely. It’s the place where the imagination and creative spirit finds sustenance.

These three flowers of transformation are the true heroes for the childhood years. Together they support our children to develop a healthy foundation for life. As Einstein once said, 'play is the highest form of research.’ Play supported by nature in the form of First Light® flower essences is the greatest gift to ensuring a child's life is experienced as one of pure joy!

— 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: