What is an Essence?


Pacific Essences® was founded in 1983 to explore the healing potential of native West coast wild flowers. In 1985 we introduced sea essences – a first in the world and first in the vibrational medicine pharmacopoeia

Pacific Essences® are vibrational remedies from the plant, sea, and mineral kingdoms. They are subtle energy imprints of their source which can impact on the human energy system in a life supporting way. They can have an effect on all aspects of being - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. They promote harmony and balance.

An essence is, by definition and by its very nature, the intrinsic value of something , it’s ‘being’ness,’ the way in which it is recognized as individual and unique in all the universe. Another way to name this is ‘vibration’. All physical matter has a vibration as well as its gross physical structure and appearance. The human organism will manifest a different vibration in stress than in a state of relaxation.

In dis-ease the vibratory rate will alter significantly. The essences restore harmony to our vibratory patterns and are a valuable tool for those involved in healing and self-transformation. They work on both conscious and subconscious faculties and support individualized responses to situations.

The benefits of using essences are mental, emotional, and spiritual as well as physical. Dr. Edward Bach, a British homeopath and physician, was the person who first introduced flower remedies into Western medicine. He discovered that the mental and emotional patterns which accompanied a physical dis-ease were important indicators of the underlying cause of the physical problem and that by addressing these with flower essences he could effect a cure. He came to believe that crystallized thought and emotional patterns were the primary phase of all other manifestations of dis-ease.

An essence is energetic imprint of the life force of a particular plant, sea creature or gem or mineral. The carrier substance is water, the universal solvent, with a proportionate amount of brandy which acts as a preservative.

Although all essences tend to look and smell the same, they all have different ways of interacting with the human body, mind, emotions and spirit.

Essence therapy is based on two principles:

1. The human body has the innate ability to heal itself.
2. Essences can activate this natural process.

A real benefit of using essences is that they support personal growth towards self-actualization and wholeness. By gently harmonizing the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of the individual new ways of responding to challenges become available.

An essence cannot be harmful. If the particular energy is not required, the person will not absorb it. As we become more aware of our individual processes and patterns, it is easy to select a remedy for a particular circumstance, based on the published correlation alone. It is also safe to select a remedy intuitively by pendulum dowsing or some other method of ‘sensing.’ Sometimes the remedy which comes up will provide further insight as to the underlying cause of a problem.

Essences are powerful tools in the field of complementary medicine. They can be used by laypeople and health practitioners alike to promote healing of the whole person.

NEW! Online Essence Repertory.

What essence are you looking for?
Try our new Essence Chooser.
Select your essence by Meridian, Chakra or search our online repertory by "Emotional, Mental or Spiritual Qualities or Challenges."

As well, we've added the complete repertory from the book "Energy Medicine: Healing from the Kingdoms of Nature"


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