February 2023 New Zealand Cyclone Gabrielle - Enabling 7000 Crisis Support© Blends to Help People and Animals in Distress, in Collaboration with with Anna, Gaia and Shanti
We have donated 100 x 10ml stock bottles (valued $3300) to enable 7000 x 25ml Crisis Support© blends to be created for people and animals in distress
In the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle amidst the devastation that affected many parts of New Zealand, it has been inspirational to see selfless members of our community helping people and animals in distress with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® blends.
Hundreds of bottles of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® have been handed to people around the country, in places like Te Awamutu, Hastings, Patoka and Muriwai, by our students, clients, practitioners and tutors who are helping those in need.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® have donated 100 x 10ml stock combination essence bottles of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© (valued at $3300) to enable approximately 7000 x 25ml Crisis Support© flower essence blends to be created. The Crisis Support© blends will be distributed at no cost to support people and animals in distress in the Hawkes Bay region that was devastated by Cyclone Gabrielle in February 2023.
Who is distributing the blends and WHY?
Before Cylcone Gabrielle hit New Zealand, Anna Gentry, First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® tutor, educator and trauma specialist and her two daughters Gaia (18 years old) and Shanti (15 years old) Aplin planned to join friends and community in Hawke's Bay to partake in the LandRover Horse of the Year event that was to take place in early March 2023.
Instead, after the devastating effects of the cyclone, the mother and daughter team is setting off to travel down the country from Tutukaka Coast, Whangarei in their horse truck to deliver Crisis Support© blends to people and animals in distress.
The 25ml Crisis Support© flower essence blends will be made up and distributed by Anna Gentry, Gaia and Shanti.
How you can support Anna, Gaia, Shanti and this Community Support Initiative
Anna, Gaia and Shanti would appreciate your help to make this mission successful. To find out how you can help, you can contact Anna email@example.com or check out Wild Kids - Wild Kais Facebook page and follow their journey.
More help is needed! Gaia and Shanti took the initiative immediately after the event and 150 blends have already been sent to the Hawkes Bay community
Gaia and Shanti Aplin, are young talented and aspiring Equestrians. Their public profile Wild Kids - Wild Kais shares their journey adopting and training the Wild Kaimanawa horses who are mustered and rehomed every 2 years in New Zealand as well as their other equestrian dreams and aspirations.
The two sisters have already made up and donated over 150 bottles of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© of their own initiative to the Equestrian community. These blends were taken to the affected area by an emergency supplies helicopter straight after the Cyclone Gabrielle devastated the region.
More blends are needed so we have donated 100 bottles of Crisis Support© stock essences to enable the girls make up thousands more blends to take with them on their horse truck to help animals and people who are in distress.
"We know this is only a drop in the ocean of what we would like to get there.
It's our way to help with the trauma, overwhelm, despair, loss, grief and so much more.
We have grown up using First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and I (Gaia) am a trained First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® practitioner as of last year. We are also lucky to have our mum's (Anna Gentry) guidance who is a trauma specialist working with First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®.
We know how life changing and supportive these essences are in times of crisis for both us humans and our animals.”
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® practitioner (18 years old)
Teaming up with a well known equestrian Vicky Wilson to assist community and animals with the clean up and recovery in Hawkes Bay
When in Hawkes Bay, Gaia, Shanti and Anna will also be meeting with well-known equestrian Vicki Wilson to assist in what will be a very long clean up and recovery.
Home-schooled, both girls assist their parents (Anna Gentry and Dean Aplin) daily in facilitating nature and equine therapeutic programmes in Northland, working with young people in need, so assisting those who have experienced trauma is part of their everyday world. They are bringing their experience and passion for helping others to this community support project.
About First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® is an award winning vibrational medicine system created by Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber.
Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber is an award winning holistic healing expert, researcher and author of the seminal book The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Vol 1.
Franchelle has been awarded the New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award for 'pioneering, developing and establishing of New Zealand native flower essences for holistic healing'.
This award was in recognition for over 30 years of working with the New Zealand native essences and their relevance to the holistic health challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® is a range of flower essences made with New Zealand native plants specifically for the world in which we live today.
A powerful yet gentle means of transformation, these essences are natural emotional remedies that compliment other natural therapies or can be used as a standalone solution to achieve holistic wellbeing.
Who are Anna Gentry, Gaia Aplin and Shanti Aplin?
Anna Gentry, a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® tutor and registered practitioner, a mother of four, trauma specialist and facilitator of Therapeutic Nature Education and Equine Assisted Learning programmes was recently featured on TVNZ.
Anna together with her husband Dean created 150 Nature Playscapes across New Zealand to help young people connect with Nature.
Anna and her family are animal lovers, they are based in the beautiful Tutukaka Coast, Northland, New Zealand and are now travelling down to Hawkes Bay to support their Equestrian friends and their communities.
Anna’s daughters Gaia Aplin (18 years old) and Shanti Aplin (15 years old). Gaia and Shanti have been using First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® since they were little girls.
In 2022 Gaia became First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®’s youngest practitioner. She loves working with animals and flower essences and together with her sister Shanti they run Wild Kids - Wild Kais Facebook page
About First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support©
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© is an all purpose emotional emergency flower essence blend to support emotional stability and inner balance during a crisis, sudden change, disaster or unexpected situation. It supports inner strength, emotional resilience, positive attitude and ability to cope. Use when experiencing upheaval or emotionally challenging life situations or moments.
Crisis Support© provides natural support when you are experiencing any of the following:
- Dealing with an emergency, crisis, accident, emotional shock or sudden upset
- Facing an unexpected change or setback, loss of a job, separation, financial setback or loss
- Struggling to stay present
- Feeling that you are unable to cope
- Dealing with the ups and down of life
- Facing challenges with strength and determination
- Drawing on inner strength and wisdom to overcome challenges and setbacks
- Overcoming fears and making right decisions
- Developing a more positive attitude to life
- Developing resilience and bouncing back from adversity
How to use:
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® can be taken by anyone, including adults, children, babies and animals.
Humans: 3 drops 3 times a day orally or as often as required in an emergency situation. Note: You cannot ‘too much’.
These drops can be put in your drink/water bottle and drunk throughout the day.
Animals Horses/cattle/sheep: 8 drops into trough daily or 3 drops into water in feed or bucket of water. Dogs/cats: 2-3 drops in water or on food.
Pure water, brandy and First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®: No 2 Native Flax, No 77 Clematis, No 78 Akeake, No 14 Rengarenga Lily
What are flower essences and how do they work?
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are pristine plant vibrations or plant energies held in pure water. They are emotional and spiritual remedies that support you to gently restore harmony and balance on all levels of the being, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Much like a tuning fork that is used to tune a piano, First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® tune a person’s vibration to a state of genuine natural holistic wellbeing.
Made for these times, First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are the perfect vibrational tools from nature to help people and animals move through trauma and distress and restore harmony at the deepest level of the being.
How you can support Anna, Gaia, Shanti and this Community Support Initiative
Anna, Gaia and Shanti would appreciate your help to make this mission successful. To find out how you can help, you can contact Anna firstname.lastname@example.org z or check out Wild Kids Kai Kais Facebook page and follow their journey.
If you need to order Crisis Support© for yourself, your family or friends
If you want to order Crisis Support© Nature to the Rescue combination essence for yourself, your family or friends, you can purchase it here.
Together we can make a difference!