The Bloom Book: A Flower Essence Guide to Cosmic Balance

The Bloom Book: A Flower Essence Guide to Cosmic Balance

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Overview

“Flowers represent a branch of plant medicine that is specifically concerned with our consciousness and evolution. To connect with their essence catalyzes the blossoming of our own healing and spiritual journeys.” —Heidi Smith

From lavender’s ability to soothe frazzled nerves to rose’s charms in healing the heart, flowers don’t just delight the senses—they have a secret history as doorways to transformation. With The Bloom Book, Heidi Smith offers a holistic and comprehensive guide for working with flower essences—the vibrational signatures of our botanical allies—to bring about healing, awakening, and deep change.

A psychosomatic therapist, flower essence practitioner, registered herbalist, and long-time student of ancient wisdom traditions, Smith seamlessly integrates the healing power of flower essences with vibrational medicine and the rise of the divine feminine. The result is a cosmic doctrine of healing that empowers readers to align with their highest selves and help to bring about planetary transformation.

Highlights include:

- An intuitive approach to working with flower essences for balance and optimal health
- Detailed instructions for making, selecting, and formulating flower essences
- Rituals, recipes, and case studies for protection, grounding, dreamwork, grief, love, and more
- Complementary applications of vibrational healing—including breath work, moon cycles, colors, chakras, and sacred symbols
- Working with trauma and systemic oppression—how flower essences can support multi-generational, intersectional healing
- Reconnecting with nature, the divine feminine, and your true self through the healing power of flowers

Filled with gorgeous illustrations by artist Chelsea Granger, The Bloom Book is both an information-rich resource and interactive guidebook for anyone who wants to awaken their most vibrant, balanced, and empowered self through the healing power of flower essences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683643807
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 104,127
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Heidi Smith, MA, RH (AHG), is a psychosomatic therapist, registered herbalist, and flower essence practitioner. Within her private practice, Moon & Bloom, Heidi works collaboratively with her clients to empower greater balance, actualization, and soul-level healing within themselves. She is passionate about engaging both the spiritual and scientific dimensions of the plant kingdom, and sees plant medicine and ritual as radical ways to promote individual, collective, and planetary healing. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her partner and two cats. For more, visit moonandbloom.com.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Jane Bell of Presence of Heart

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 1

Introduction and My Journey

How to Use This Book

An Intentional Invitation

Chapter 2 11

Coming into Cosmic Balance

From Moon Times to Sun Times

Divine Feminine Consciousness

Out of Cosmic Balance

Return to Cosmic Balance

Choosing Conscious Beliefs

Focusing

The Role of Relaxation

Radical Self-Care

Being of Service

Healing for Ourselves, the Collective, and the Planet

Chapter 3 51

The Blooms

What Are Flower Essences?

How Flower Essences Work

Herbal Medicine

How Nature Heals

Vibrational Medicine

Cultural Appropriation and Colonization

Within Western Herbalism and Flower Essence Therapy

Selection and Application: The Language of Plants

Formulation: How to Make Your Own Medicine

Women Healers Throughout History

The Foundations of Flower Essence Therapy

Color Theory and Rainbow Consciousness

The Flower of Life

Chapter 4 125

Flower Rituals for Healing and Transformation

The History of Flowers in Healing Traditions

Safety, Protection, and Psychic Hygiene

Working with Intention

Abundance and Privilege

The Moon, Medicine, and Ritual

Dream Work

Heart Medicine Rituals

Tend and Befriend: Circling Together

Conclusion: Flower of Life Activation

Acknowledgments 182

Appendix 183

Notes 186

Glossary 196

Resources 204

Index 209

About the Author 213

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