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9 April 2019, Changes and Transformation
The weekend before last, I presented two Eighth Ray Magic workshops at Voices of Sacred Earth Festival in New Zealand. Both workshops were well attended and I loved being able to connect face-to-face with some of the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and Medicine Woman…
3 February 2019, Standing for Something Greater
With 2019 being a Number 12 Year, the year of change, being your best and standing for something greater, this year offers each one of us a truly remarkable opportunity to strike out for an ambitious goal and take action that in some way makes the world a better place and assists others.
18 July 2018, Soul and Learning Life Lessons
The soul is that part of us that is here to learn, grow and evolve in its individual journey of growth and development. The challenges, tests, trials and initiations that we meet on that journey are an opportunity to progress and emerge more empowered and whole. The 22 First Light® plant essences No’s 63-84 focus on the soul supporting you…
1 June 2018, Communicate Easily and Confidently
This month brings the Gemini essences, the essences of Communication, Adaptability and Understanding. For some people, communicating their feelings, thoughts, perceptions or understanding of things can be very challenging. It is particularly hard for those who are more introverted by nature and those who…
16 May 2018, Chakra Imbalances
The chakras are centres of energy that influence all our thoughts, feelings and actions. The Sanskrit word 'chakra' means wheel or disc. The 7 chakras are the rotating wheels of energy in the holistic human organism that convey light and life force from the metaphysical realm to the physical aspects of our being.
16 Apr 2018, Clearing Energetic Imprints of Trauma
There are 7 types of fundamental traumas that a person can experience. Most people suffer from a combination of them. We will introduce you to the New Zealand native ferns that can help to energetically address each type of trauma. How to identify and address the 7 types of fundamental traumas can be learned in our online course.
30 Mar 2018, Create Powerful Momentum
A new energetic cycle has begun and the opportunity exists for all of us to ride this wave of power and take confident self-focused action to create a powerful momentum with our ideas and plans. Be brave and use your personal will to decide what you wish to take forward with you into your future.
6 Mar 2018, Live Your Ideals and Dreams
As the first quarter of the year is coming to an end, the energies are picking up and now is the time to make sure you have set the right foundations in place for a very successful and satisfying year. What you choose to do this month will have an impact on how the rest of the year will unfold.
16 Feb 2018, Restoring Harmony and Wellbeing with Flower Essences
The root cause of much of the dis-harmony and dis-ease people are facing today lies in the gap between the soul - the inner nature, and the personality - the outer nature. This gap is created and sustained by the negative personality attitudes and behaviours that a person experiences. It can be addressed with 36 New Zealand native flower essences No's 1-36.
4 Feb 2018, Activate the Power of Love in Your Life
There are many languages, forms and expressions of love. The purest love is the flow of universal love in your life. A person who is open to the language of universal love is a pure embodiment of unconditional love. This person is able to have a heart-based relationship with life, give and receive love and to express their true self.
23 Jan 2018, Freedom to be all You can be
Living in the 21st century is a juggling act and very challenging on many levels. The human family as a whole is facing a big crisis that precedes a great change. This change is overlit by the two planets that rule the Age of Aquarius - Uranus and Saturn. This is the Age when humanity will remember who they truly are and will work with nature to restore wholeness. In Maori traditions, the Age of Aquarius is called Te Wa O Nga Waiahuruhuru, the Age of the Cherishing Waters.
9 Jan 2018, No 11 Year - Are You Ready for It?
This year is the year for you to step up and use your passion and gifts in service to the greater good. The year 2018 is a Number 11 year – a number known as a ‘master’ number which carries a particularly high vibration and offers the opportunity for enhanced personal spiritual growth and an expanded ability to be of service to the world community.
19 Dec 2017, New Year's Blessings
There are less than two weeks left to the end of 2017. The end of year is not only a time for celebration but also consolidation and reviewing of past achievements. As we look back we realise how far we've come. The very first First Light® flower essence No 1 Pohutukawa was created on Christmas day in 1999 and now we have a full range of 184 flower essences made from the remarkable New Zealand native plants that can completely revolutionise your life.
11 Dec 2017, Christmas Edition
We are proud to say that this year First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® won the APAC Insider New Zealand Business Award 2017 for ‘Excellence in Holistic Natural Health Products’. This award recognises companies who, through their commitment, enthusiasm, expertise and willingness to do things differently, are rewriting their industry’s rule book while achieving incredible results, both for their clients and themselves.
May 2017, Stepping Up and Triumphing Over Challenges
Here at First Light® we are reminded that trying times offer opportunities for growth and transformation and in this newsletter we bring you tools to assist you and your loved ones through this process. Our featured First Light® flower essence is No 69 Bracken Fern - Triumph. Learn How to Support Sensitive People in a Busy, 24/7, High Tech World, in our First Light® Recommendations Article. Watch a video on, The 4th Dimension: The Gifts and Challenges of High Sensitivity.
March 2017, Manifesting Your Dreams
As we move into the month of March, the year 2017 has now truly gathered momentum. 2017 with its overall theme of completion, accomplishment and manifestation invites us to create sustainable life patterns and experience expanded definitions of ourselves and our life. Our featured First Light® flower essence is No 63 Karamu - Manifestation. Discover The Keys to Staying on Top of Your Game in 2017 with First Light® Naturopath's Notebook.
November 2016, Using the Knowledge and Wisdom of Your Own Experience
This year, 2016, a number 9 year, has been a year of completion, accomplishment and perfection. As we move into the busy Christmas season we reach the end of a cycle and the new year, a brand new cycle full of possibilities is not far away! Now is the perfect time to tie up loose ends and to take stock of where you're at and what you've accomplished so far. Our featured First Light® flower essence is No 27 Karaka - Knowledge. Find out How to Learn, Play and Grow With Nature with First Light® Kidzone.
September 2016, The Power of Working Together
This month we celebrate the dynamic power and inspiration that can come from working as a team in relationship. Be it a friendship, romantic partnership or a business relationship - working together holds the potential for greater self-awareness, growth and success. Our featured First Light® flower essence is No 20 Wineberry - Cooperation. Find out about How Every Creature Plays its Part with Dr Dolittle, as it’s one thing to like animals, but quite another to like and appreciate some of nature’s most fascinating species - bugs..
August 2016, Dance to the Rhythm of Life
Nature's magical cycles and rhythms are evident everywhere in her perfection - from the ever changing seasons to the extraordinary lifecycle of a butterfly. This month we explore ways in which you can tune into these empowering rhythms and make them work for you in your daily life. Our featured First Light® flower essence is No 72 Shining Spleenwort - Synchronicity. Find out about your natural rhythms and how to attune yourself to the cycles of day and night... with First Light® Naturopath's Notebook.
July 2016, Get Creative and Have Fun
Life can feel so serious - it's easy to forget how to be creative and have fun! Getting creative brings laughter and balance to busy and stressful lifestyles. This month features Franchelle sharing her experiences of creating essences. Our featured First Light® flower essence is No 14 Rengarenga Lily - Creativity. Discover your child's treasures with three First Light® flower essences which are true heroes for the childhood years with First Light® Kid Zone.
June 2016, Freedom Through Non-Attachment
We are a spirit having a physical journey and the change, growth and transformation encountered along the way is as much a physical experience as it is a spiritual one. This month features an interview on the TV Series 'Medicine Woman' and a radio interivew with Franchelle and her work with devic intelligence. Our featured First Light® tree essence is No 52 Nikau Palm - the Non-Attachment essence. Find out how you can tend to your 'Earth Temple' with First Light® Naturopaths Notebook.
May 2016, The Path to Understanding
A healthy strong mind enhances your ability to transform your ideas into reality and to accomplish what you want whilst an agile mind will give you the edge in a competitive world. This month features an interview on the TV Series 'Guides and Gurus' and an interivew with Franchelle about total surrender to Spirit and service to humanity. Our featured First Light® flower essence is No 9 Koru - the Understanding essence. Find out how you can help support your child's learning with First Light® Kidzone.
April 2016, Feeling Alive and Present
We are a spirit having a physical journey and the change, growth and transformation encountered along the way is as much a physical experience as it is a spiritual one. This month features an interview on the TV Series 'Medicine Woman' and a radio interivew with Franchelle and her work with devic intelligence. Our featured First Light® tree essence is No 44 Kahikatea - the Structure essence. Find out how you can tend to your 'Earth Temple' with First Light® Naturopaths Notebook.
March 2016, The Inspiring Power of Initiative
Welcome to our first, new look newsletter: The Healing Spirit. We hope you enjoy it. This month we explore the theme of Initiative - the power within you to act upon opportunities and to create positive movement in your life. This month features an interview of Franchelle by TV One. A podcast titled Discover the keys to transforming your life. Articles on Eostre - the Goddess of Easter, No 1 Pohutukawa and the Enthusiasm of the Aries Child, and much more.
February 2016, Achieve Your Aspirations
I wish you much success as the year unfolds as what is done or accomplished in a number 9 year can create the basis for accomplishing long held dreams and objectives. A number 9 year is the perfect time to also complete any unfinished business. This is why the number 9 is associated with success. This month features new First Light® products, First Light® Youtube and Podcast Channels, Chinese New Year and much more.
December 2015, Thank You For An Amazing Year
2015 has been an amazing year of rapid growth and we would like to thank you for your support and connection with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®. This year saw the start of many new initiatives and developments. This edition features special gifts for Christmas, The 9th Medicine Woman Residential Workshop and our new domain name.
November 2015, Transformational Power Within
Often in a therapeutic situation, people come seeking help when they have reached a cathartic stage or they have tried every therapy imaginable with little success. Something within them wants to break free and be renewed just as a phoenix rises from the ashes of its old former self. This month features Te Wheke and First Light® A4 Chart, Japanese Medicine Woman Workshop, Natures support for restoring order - ADHD and much more.
July/August 2015, The Beauty and the Heart
The ancient Egyptians believed the heart was a person’s source of wisdom and through it a true sense of self was felt. Like many of the healing arts in different cultures around the world they saw the heart as central to a person's holistic wellbeing. This month features a Celebration of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® in Japan, First Light® Essences in the Practitioners Encyclopedia of Flower Remedies, Flowertherapy World Day 2015 and much more.
May 2015, Perseverance and the Old Traditions
Nature finds a way through even the smallest of cracks and openings. Even in the most difficult of circumstances, nature demonstrates incredible perseverance. In our modern lifestyles that whizz by, things come and go with increasing speed and repetition. This month features Sacred Ceremony with Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere at Waikaremoana, launch of the new First Light® Repertory and much more.
February 2015, Vision Taking Flight
There is often a delicate balance between juggling the ideals of your own visions and the realistic considerations of what is possible to achieve. Your dreams can be limitless but managing the practical side of things is the challenge when giving form to the vision and enabling it to take flight. This month features our 2015 First Light® Tutors, information on the new study unit folders and manuals, launch of the New First Light Natural Health® Website and much more.
November 2014, The Will To Make Things Happen
At this time of the year, things can get busy and stressful and it is all too easy to lose our centre and be swept along by the hustle and bustle of the upcoming festive season. The approaching Christmas season with its glitter and sparkle can also lead us to being drawn into making extravagant purchases. This month features the new First Light Natural Health® Kits, the Healers and Shamanic units are now online, Medicine Woman Residential Workshop Retreat and Annual Gathering 2014 and much more.
August 2014, The Joy of Expressing Yourself
The inner child is that magical part of us that can be an endless source of creativity, vitality and renewal. Spontaneous open expression is a typical feature of an inner child that is dynamically active in the life. When actions become natural and uninhibited, life becomes like a theatre complete with costumes, characters and dramas, with roles ready to step into and parts to play. This month features the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Practitioner’s Kit, how to Become a First Light Natural Health® Distributor and much more.
May 2014, Purposeful Living
When you start to make headway with your own healing it is natural for your life to begin taking on a new form and direction. Life starts to become more fresh and invigorating. Doors are opened and often the opportunities to do things you never thought possible come your way. Life becomes less forceful and more purposeful. This month features Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber's new website, articles on Rose Claiden and Andrina Eyles and much more.
February 2014, Inner Freedom
Plants can find ingenious ways to live in seemingly difficult environments. The freedom to express your own unique individuality can sometimes be met with rather dry or perhaps even hostile reactions from the world today. Like the Ice Plant, when we seek beneath the surface for our own individuality, between the cracks lies an endless source of nourishment – the experience of inner freedom. This month features the First Light® easy to use 20ml Oray Sprays, Tune With the Moon and its Cycles and much more.
December 2013, Singing Your Soul Song
The expression tena te mara o Tane refers to the New Zealand bird chorus at sunrise and sunset. Vibration and energy were well understood by the ancients. The vibration of birdsong at sunrise prepares the earth each day for invigorating fresh new energies and reveals how each day holds within it unlimited potential – ready for cultivation and development. This month features New Zealand Native Flower and Plant Images of Essences No 1-84 and much more.
October 2013, Sacredness and Balance in the Life
The concept of sacredness means different things to different people. For the ancient people and indigenous cultures the presence of the sacred in their lives created much needed balance and harmony. For New Zealand Maori, sacredness arises out of something that has had restrictions or tapu placed upon it. By placing these restrictions, a place, person or object becomes sacred and is imbued with mana - power. This month features Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber on "The Beat Goes On" TV Show Special and much more.
August 2013, The Healing Waters
There are many systems of healing throughout the world. They contain rich cultural diversity, layers of meaning and pathways to mastering the art of healing. It is common to find at the heart of these traditions a deep and respectful relationship with nature and the path to mastering the secrets of the healing art through ingesting various teacher plants. This month features the new First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Cyber School, the Magical Moon Calendar and much more.
June 2013, The Choices We Make
We have many choices available to us in the world today and the ability to discern and make objective decisions is an important skill to master. They provide a challenge for growth. A chance to discover and develop our soul’s relationship to life. The solar journey, the seasons and our own soul journey are all intimately related and reflect the unique beauty that can be found in a life of harmonious relationship. This month features A Reading With the Fairy Oracle of the Patupaiarehe© card deck and much more.
April 2013, A Shining Light
The light of the Aries full moon on 27th March signaled Easter and marked the first of three sequential full moon festivals - Easter, Wesak and Goodwill. They have been called the ‘Three Great Festivals of Invocation’ and are times when the potential for unity across humanity is greatly enhanced. This month features Medicine Woman Plant Magic Skin Care Released, Sensing Pain With Kiokio by Mary Lowe, Cyber School Expansion - Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic Studies© and much more.
February 2013, Moving Forward Into the New Year
Welcome to a new year of opportunity! 2013 is the year that the Chinese refer to as the Water Snake and it offers a fresh new beginning that holds the building blocks for peace and harmony for the coming years. As it is a time of bridging the old with the new, and of people working with the new energies. This month features the First Light® You Tube Channel, New Cards Available - Fern Allies and Sacred Mountain Grasses. and much more.
December 2012, Twenty Twelve Transition
Ancient prophecy calls this new age 'the age of cherishing floral waters'. It is a time of great change, healing and awakening. The cherishing waters are our wairua - the waters of spirit, and like the Manuka tree we each play an important role in this unfolding new reality. This month features Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere at the 6th Medicine Woman Residential Retreat, our First Light® Tutors for 2013, Interview With Kiri Schumacher - Creator of the First Light® Jewellery and much more.
October 2012, A Balance In Both Worlds
Maintaining balance and equanimity in life are essential steps towards the creation of harmonious relationships between ourselves and others. Creating balance between our work and family, time with self and time with others, business and relaxation, and our inner and outer worlds can be a positive challenge that leads to greater empowerment in our lives. This month features Learning Through the Correspondence Courses by Cynthia Koh, the Japanese Students Here For Five Days of Study and much more.
August 2012, Walk Lightly, Walk in Truth
Nature invites you to tread lightly upon the earth, experiencing her rhythm, hearing the language she speaks. A simple walk taken through the forests of our land brings the language she speaks accessible to your senses; the earthy aroma, the countless shades of green, the quiet stillness, and the powerful presence of the trees. Trees are our link to the language the mother speaks.This month features the First Light® You Tube Channel, New Cards Available - Fern Allies and Sacred Mountain Grasses and much more.
June 2012, Living A Heart Centred Life
When living a heart centred relationship with all of life, one experiences life as a blessing. A sense of harmony and wellbeing prevails when our journey through life follows the directives of the heart. On the 6th of June we will see the transit of Venus. This rare event vivifies for us the new relationship with life that honours the divine feminine and supports the full expression of heart-centred goodwill. This month features On a Tour With Uncle Max by Sandra McAlpine, the New A2 Posters Now in Print and much more.
April 2012, The Life Giving Vigour and Energy in Nature
Earth changes are accelerating and we are experiencing some dramatic weather patterns and powerful storms across the globe. These shifts are positive and they link in with the impulses for change that are coming from the spiritual realms with ever-increasing intensity. It is no mistake that each of the flowers, ferns, trees, seeds and plant essences have ‘stepped forward’ at this time. This month features Falcon Guardian Kaitiaki by Gillian Crundwell, Children and Sugar by Anna Gentry and much more.
February 2012, Welcoming The Exuberant Year of the Dragon
On the 23rd of January the new moon in Aquarius coincided with the Chinese new year of the black dragon and marked a significant signpost in humanity’s awakening. There is a dynamic tension in the air bringing opportunities to awaken your higher consciousness and the chance to really flourish this year. This month features A 4 Day Sacred Tour With Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, My Experience on Rite Of The Six Moons© by Lynda Earl and much more.
December 2011, Medicine Woman Rainbow Warriors of Peace - A New Beginning For The Earth
The final newsletter of 2011 begins with a very special thank you to all of the students and teachers who have been working with the First Light Flower Essences of NZ®. It has been wonderful to see so many people from all over the world experiencing the magic of the plants of Aotearoa. This month features My Experience on The Rite of Six Moons© by Chris Griffiths, Transform To a More Positive and Empowering Way of Life by Lana Rail and much more.
October 2011, On the shores of the future
The royal waka which set forth in April this year has almost reached its destined shores as Rite of the Six Moons© participants move through their Sacred Mountain Grass essences. Further links are being forged with the future by our second wave of rainbow warriors who enrolled in Rite of the Six Moons© intake in August. This month features No 114 Taraire, Spring De-tox by Lana Rail, The First Years of School by Anna Gentry and much more.
August 2011, Welcome, a new year is unfolding!
The Maori New Year recently begun on July 27th and we enter a new phase in this magnificent unfolding journey we share with the Earth. As we travel through the month of August the sun is in the zodiacal sign of Leo, symbolised by the power and grace of the lion. It is seen unmistakably in a pride of lions demonstrating incredible courage and resourcefuness. This month features Sacred Aboriginal Teachings by Uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison, Christchurch Update by Dorine Hooykaas and much more.
June 2011, Welcome everyone to our new look newsletter
Welcome to our new look newsletter. This is the first newsletter in our new format so please be patient while we iron out a few things with the format and you may notice little changes to come. Our new website has been up and running since the beginning of the year and we are very pleased with the way it is working. This month features Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber's trip to Australia where she linked in with Aboriginal elder Max Dulumunmun Harrison and much more.
April 2010, The Healing Spirit
First Light® is gaining momentum and our office is getting busier by the day! First Light® flower essences and Homeopathy in Australia. Plant Profile No 68 Puriri.
February 2010, The Healing Spirit
A Blue Moon in Cancer begins an eight year cycle at First Light®. Plant Profile No 51 Broadleaf. Dr Dolittle - The Case of the Two Rabbits
December 2009, The Healing Spirit
First Light® book launch - The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa by Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber. Flower Power making a difference in India. Plant Profile No 83 Kakabeak.
October 2009, The Healing Spirit
Our first registered First Light® practitioner wedding. Teaching in Christchurch and Japan and the upcoming Medicine Woman workshop in Tauhara. First Light® flower essences making a difference in Japan. Plant Profile No 11 Chatham Island Geranium.
August 2009, The Healing Spirit
A new documentary 'Guides and Gurus released which features Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and her work with the essences. First Light® flower essences making a difference in USA. Plant Profile No 26 Karo.
June 2009, The Healing Spirit
The release of the new First Light® Orchid Collection - The Fairy Remedies of the Patupaiarehe - Children of the Stars. The essences are the spiritua food of enlightenment for the Rainbow Warriors of Peace around the planet. Herbal Dispensary at Raglan provides a successful case involving a young couple having difficulty conceiving - the First Light® essences brought tears of joy when the woman became pregnant.
April 2009, The Healing Spirit
A lot of media activity for Franchelle - TV3 Sunrise Breakfast program, New Zealand Womans Weekly, Rural Living magazine and Radio Christchurch interview. The First Light® family is expanding with stands in the North and South Island.
February 2009, The Healing Spirit
Franchelle at Prana Festival in Coromandel for the end of 2008 and New Year. Franchelle was a guest speaker and ran three 2 hour workshops focussing on the sacred plant medicine and nature power of Aotearoa. A dedicated First Light flower essence practitioner flew here from Tokyo, Japan to undergo a training intensive and receive her diploma of New Zealand native flower essence therapy.
December 2008, The Healing Spirit
The 1st Medicine Woman Residential Workshop at Tauhara was a great success and involved foundational training for the Healers and Shamanic essences. Franchelle attended the New Zealand Health Industry Awards held at the Bruce Mason Theatre in Auckland via helicopter! An appearance on TV1's Home Grown program and an interview on Kiwi FM.
October 2008, The Healing Spirit
The new First Light® shamanic essences to be released at the Medicine Woman Residential Workshop this month. Book launch for 'Living With Natives' published by Canterbury University Press whic includes the First Light® story and Franchelle's journey.
August 2008, The Healing Spirit
Moving the First Light® home from Devonport, Auckland to the new premises in Titirangi, West Auckland. Workshops in Chrischurch and Auckland and Franchelle's seminars announced for the Prana festival in Coromandel at the end of the year.
Jun 2008, The Healing Spirit
Franchelle visits the Red Centre of Australia, working with Aboriginal elders to use the healing voice for the weaving of light and songs of creation. Franchelle also visits the Rainforest People in Queensland, Australia. Over 200 people attended Franchelle's talk on The Phoenix and the Feminine at New Spirit Festival in Albany, Auckland.
Apr 2008, The Healing Spirit
A Japanese television program led by movie actress Michiko Hada and a crew of ten flew all the way to New Zealand to interview Franchelle about First Light®. (This now appears on our First Light® youtube channel) Two talks sceduled for the Body, Mind and Spirit Festival in Christchurch.
February 2008, The Healing Spirit
A new cycle begins with a new focus for the year - the Divine Feminine. This is the first bi-monthly First Light® newsletter launched to help keep the growing number of people interested in First Light® informed and up to date. First Light® is a sponser and Franchelle to be the keynote speaker for The Unfolding - Co-creative Summit of Aotearoa.
January 2007, Newsletter
A year of completions and the new energy of 2007 is very evident already. Two exclusive events - a dinner on the Friday night and a Saturday evening with reknown Tohuna Dr. Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere. Correspondence courses released, Pacific Health is the official distributor for First Light®. An expansion of the First Light website with more photos and sections added.
No's 1-36 Personality
No's 37-43 Aura
No's 44-50 Chakras
No's 51-62 DNA
No's 63-84 Soul Lessons
No's 85-96 Healers
No's 97-120 Shamanic
No's 121-128 Fairy Folk
No's 129-136 Guardians & Protectors
No's 137-144 Blessings on the Wind
No's 145-152 Keeper of the Sacred Waters
No's 153-160 Keeper of the Sacred Fires
No's 161-168 Keeper of the Sacred Altars
No's 169-176 Keeper of the Sacred Forests
No's 177-184 Keeper of the Sacred Temples
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