I have chosen to work with the First Light range of essences for 2 main reasons
– firstly, the native plants of New Zealand resonate exceptionally well with those of us here, and secondly from my own experience of the gentle and profound way they work with us and animals. They seems to shift your energy ever-so gently to a place of more harmony allowing your awarenesses and healing to come through.
The essences are completely natural preparations made from native flowers, plants, ferns and trees, created when flowers or plants release their essential energies or vibrational blue print into water. This flower essence is then naturally potentised to amplify its efficacy.
The following text and images are borrowed from the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand Website and from ‘The Sacred Plant Medicine of Aotearoa Volume One’ by Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber
New Zealand’s Unique Flora – New Flower Essences for a New Era
First Light Flower Essences® are all made from the native flora of New Zealand which is some of the most ancient flora on earth. About 120 million years ago the landmass we now call New Zealand or Aotearoa, separated out from the primordial Southern Continent of Gondwanaland.
Subsequently New Zealand became and has remained totally isolated from any landmass for well over 100 million years. This isolation is why New Zealand supports some of the most ancient forests growing anywhere in the world.
Some species of trees growing in New Zealand have an unbroken ancestry stretching back into prehistory for over 190 million years. New Zealand also has a remarkable array of ferns that are found from the mountain heights down to the seashores.
They range from tiny ground covering ferns to towering tree ferns. With up to 650 million years of evolution behind them these ancient plants, trees and ferns are superbly placed to offer remarkable healing properties when made into flower essences. The native flora of New Zealand has many extraordinary and unique characteristics due primarily to its protracted isolation and absence of human habitation.
First Light Flower Essences® are made from individual flowers, ancient species of trees such as the Rimu and the Kauri, and New Zealand ferns, which are particularly effective at releasing deep and extensive trauma.
First Light Flower Essences® embody the energetic keynote of the emerging Aquarian Age, with its essential core quality of co-operation – a quality that is built into the nature of New Zealand’s plant life and eco-system.
In fact this quality is totally unique to the native flora of New Zealand. The dynamic vigour that the native plants exhibit generates the potency and power that the first Light Essences possess and which can be described as devic power and is one of the most vital factors to be ensouled in the flower essences.
All the First Light Flower Essences® are made according to a very strict set of protocols, consequently the flower essences embody very high levels of energetic integrity and therapeutic immediacy.
First Light Flower Essences® is an eco-friendly business. We are committed to honouring Papatuanuku – our Earth Mother and collect all plant materials in a sustainable and ethically sound manner.