Frequently Asked Questions
Here at First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®, we really enjoy sharing the educational resources that have been painstakingly collated over decades of working closely and reverently with the flowers, ferns, trees, seeds and plants of the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® family of essences. The educational pathways we offer are as important to us as the essences themselves.
Questions About the Courses
WINNER OF PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS
New Zealand Business Awards 2017
Excellence in holistic natural health products
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® received an award for Excellence in Holistic Natural Health Products in the New Zealand Business Awards 2017. Click here to read our feature in the Apac Insider Magazine.
The New Zealand Business Awards have been designed to celebrate innovative thinkers and cast a light on the dedication shown and achievements made by businesses.
New Zealand Health and Industry Distinguished Service Research and Development Award 2008
Pioneering New Zealand native flower essences for holistic healing
Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber, the founding director and creator of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® 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, their uniqueness and relevance to the holistic health challenges faced by humanity in the 21st century.
Working In Total Co-operation With Nature
The Age of Cherishing Waters
The essential vibrational keynote of the 21st century or Aquarian Age is one of co-operation. This age is one of total co-operation with nature. The New Zealand native flora is among some of the most ancient in the world and possesses unique qualities.
New Zealand is the only country in the world with a natural ecosystem that replicates the message of the emerging age - a totally integrated, benign cooperative endeavour that is non-competitive. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® have encoded into them these higher energetic frequencies of co-operation and non-competitiveness and meet the requirements for holistic healing in the 21st century.
The Highest Standards Of Excellence and Professional Training
Our Certificate and Diploma courses offer the highest standards of excellence and professional training. FIrst Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® provides what we understand to be the most comprehensive flower essence training currently available.
You can complete as many or as few courses as you like. You can enrol at anytime and to whichever course you choose You can enrol into a single course or choose the full Certificate or Diploma professional qualification pathway.
Yes. Our Certificate (Cert.NZNFE) and Diploma (Dip.NZNFE) courses offer the highest standards of excellence and professional training. Our Certificate (Cert.NZNFE) students are required to complete 100 hours of study and exercises and our Diploma (Dip.NZNFE) students require to complete 150 hours of study and exercises which can be done at their own pace. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® provides what we understand to be the most comprehensive flower essence, vibrational medicine and holistic healing training currently available.
Yes. You can choose to do any or all of the courses. They are suitable for anyone with either a personal or professional interest in flower essence therapy flower essences therapy, vibrational medicine and holistic healing.
No. You can study at your own pace and can complete the courses in any time frame that you choose.
Yes. Our central student register has a record of all First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® certificates issued. There is a small administration fee for the re-issuing of certificates. Please contact us to request a copy of your certificate.
QUESTIONS ABOUT FIRST LIGHT® FLOWER ESSENCES
Flower essences work vibrationally through a natural non-intrusive process of resonance transfer where the harmonising vibration of the plant is transferred to the person who takes the flower essence. Because flower essences do not work on a physical level, side effects are unlikely.
A 20-25ml blend of flower essences made for you in our dispensary or by one of our practitioners usually lasts four weeks. It can take up to two months to establish energetic alignment and changes within the holistic being. We recommend purchasing two bottles. Many people choose to continue using flower essences as an ongoing natural holistic wellbeing maintenance plan.
Essential oils work through the olfactory nerves. The aroma moves through the nose into the limbic system associated with the reptilian brain. This is the ‘old brain’ that controls the release of hormonal substances into the blood stream, which in turn regulates all bodily functions. Essential oils can help to correct energetic distortions in the etheric and astral layers of the energy field.
Flower essences are plant vibrations held in water. It is a well-known fact that energy travels faster through water. When you take flower essences the harmonising vibrations of plants move through the whole being bringing natural harmony to all levels of the being, including physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® can be used alongside Homeopathics and other therapies.
Yes, they can.
No, flower essences are not like homeopathic remedies in that regard. You do not have to eliminate anything from your diet when you take flower essences.
Under ordinary circumstances no. The energetic or vibrational component in First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® is very stable. However we recommend not leaving flower essences next to computers, TVs or in full sunlight.
Yes, First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are environmentally friendly and sustainably made. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are made in full cooperation with nature, which means all the necessary ancient protocols have been followed and permission from the earth guardians and plant devas has been received prior to making each First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®. Only the small amount of plant material necessary to produce the flower essence has been taken from the plant and the plant is not harmed in any way in the process. When a mother tincture is made, it is then diluted into stock essences and then it is further diluted into treatment blends. This is a very sustainable method where a minute amount of plant material provides for thousands of treatment blends.
In adherence with regulations, most flower essence manufacturers stamp a batch number and “best by” date on each stock bottle of flower essences. Regulations do not allow more than 10 years from the date of manufacture for such product. However, if the flower essences are stored and used properly, the 10-year shelf life is a very conservative estimate. If stored and used properly, it is our personal experience—and that of other qualified practitioners throughout the world—that First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® flower essences can remain potent and viable for decades.
If your long-term storage area for the essences tends to be on the warm side (70 degrees Fahrenheit or 21 degrees Celsius or more for prolonged periods of time) it is advisable to store your flower essences upright. In warmer conditions, the alcohol may interact with the rubber dropper, creating a rubber taste in the stock bottle of the flower essence.
If stock essences are left open for a considerable length of time or if the cap is not screwed shut properly, the alcohol which acts as a preservative may evaporate. In this condition, flower essences can deteriorate due to microbial contamination. This will be clearly noted in the product—it will smell stale and there may be visible contamination.
The length of time that a 25ml flower essence blend bottle retains its energetic integrity is dependant on a number of factors. These factors are:
- Whether it has been opened
- How much alcohol it contains
- If the bottle and dropper has been sterilised
- External influences the treatment bottle has been exposed to e.g. strong sunlight
- If the dropper has touched the tongue or teeth
- The quality and purity of the water
- The quality of the brandy
If the flower essence blend bottle and dropper have been sterilized, the water is high quality and pure, there is adequate alcohol, e.g. 5ml/1 teaspoon of 37.5% brandy of good quality and remains unopened and is kept in the fridge it will retain its integrity for up to 6 months or perhaps longer. However once a treatment bottle has been opened and is being used it is designed to be consumed within 4 weeks and up to 6 weeks at the most.
If the intention is to use the flower essence blend bottle over a longer period than 4 weeks it is best to keep it in the fridge.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are made from unique native flowers and plants of New Zealand following ancient protocols. New Zealand has evolved in isolation for millions of years preserving some of the most ancient and unique forests in the world.
There is an inherent untouched spiritual heart-based energetic resonance woven throughout the ancient flora of New Zealand. Because of their great age and purity, New Zealand plants have unique vibrational blueprints that can be accessed when plants are worked with in a particular way. In the making of First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® the highly developed state of consciousness of the maker and the process of conscious cooperation between the maker and the plant kingdom has ensured that each plant has released its full vibrational healing potential making each First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® energetically potent.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are made using a proprietary process, in accordance with ancient processes and protocols and in cooperation with the ancient earth guardians. A heart-based vibrational blueprint for natural holistic wellbeing is encoded in each of the 185 flower essences, and this vibrational blueprint is transferred to you with every drop that you take.
“Only the mighty plants from the pristine ancient New Zealand flora have the necessary power,
required to bring the much-needed strength and healing to humanity.”
Highest frequency vibrational medicine system
The First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are totally unique in that they are all made using a proprietary process and special protocols and processes given to Franchelle by the ancient earth guardians. These protocols and processes enable the plant to release its full ‘holistic healing power’.
The First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range of essences have been created after 1999 and have encoded within them a holistic healing chord. This gives the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® range of flower essences the unique energetic potency that is necessary to address the very complex and problematic issues associated with 21st century living.
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® therapy is the highest frequency nature-based vibrational medicine system available. It is distinctive as it can address the many underlying energetic root causes of the numerous issues people experience today, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
In the 21st century it is essential that we address the wellbeing of the whole person. First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® are designed to work with all aspects of the holistic human makeup, including the personality, the chakras, the aura, the DNA, the soul and spirit - bringing together all aspects of the multidimensional holistic self into an equilibrated unity.
The unique award winning First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® system enables a person to work intelligently with all the aspects of a person at the same time.
No, First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® is the revolutionary range of essences that was created from the pristine ancient forests of New Zealand for the benefit of all people. They address universal issues, such as stress, overwhelm, self-doubt and lack of wellbeing, and are successfully used worldwide.
Yes, First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® is an award-winning universal range of essences that was created from the pristine ancient forests of New Zealand for the benefit of all people. They work just the same for people in the Northern hemisphere as they do for those living in New Zealand.
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COMMUNITY SUPPORT INITIATIVE: ENABLING 7000 CRISIS SUPPORT© BLENDS TO HELP PEOPLE AND ANIMALS IN DISTRESS AFTER CYCLONE GABRIELLE
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® have donated 100 x 10ml stock combination essence bottles of Crisis Support© (valued at $3300) to enable 7000 x 25ml blends to be created to support people and animals in distress affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.
Anna Gentry First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® tutor and trauma specialist, and her two daughters Gaia and Shanti Aplin, are travelling from Tutukaka Coast to Hawkes Bay in their horse truck to deliver Crisis Support© blends at no cost to people and animals in need. Read the full story