Many of them speak about:
Retrieving Joy: Cowslip, Atlantic Puffins, Stallions herd, Baby Swallows, The Pilgrim.
The importance and necessity of tapping into a collective consciousness: Dolphin – Together, Atlantic Puffins, Stallions Herd.
Inner peace/serenity: The Journey Within, The Essence Within, Dolphin Bay, the Pilgrim.
They are wonderful aids to meditation and support us when we look for clarity. The themes of no resistance and surrendering are recurrent in the range.
So is the sense of “coming home”, “being home”, home being in this instance, feeling at home with oneself, no matter where one may physically be in the world.
You may find these essences helpful during times of transition, times of looking for new direction. My experience is that these essences are not here to “change something”, but mostly to help one come back to inner balance which is forever there, even when external circumstances seem to say otherwise.
They are supportive in helping us feeling connected/reconnected to our inner joy, our birthright… There are times where we may feel as if we have lost that connection, yet like the sun above the clouds, it is always there…
They speak about Love. The gift of being fully oneself, each individual and yet all connected.
There was no particular initial intent on my part for the range to be developed in that way. It happened. However, I see no coincidence there but merely life showing me the way. In a nutshell, I would say that each type of essence has a specific energetic field and works on a slightly different level, however, they all work together in symbiosis, as an orchestra finely tuned.
Vibrational Essences do not do the work for us, they work with us if we are willing to listen… to listen in a slightly different way to what we are normally accustomed to.
It is difficult to describe exactly how each type of essence will merge with our own energy, but for sure, from my own experience and those whose processes I have witnessed, the potential for change and transformation is really there. It is therefore possible to work with one single essence at a time, or to work with essences in combination, whichever category they belong to.
There are currently 5 essences in each of the categories.
Like all other essences, they can mainly be taken:
Internally: 5 drops twice daily either neat or diluted in water. Drops can be taken either from the stock or dosage bottle. See more information on stock and dosage bottles below.
In a bath: 5 drops swirled into the water. Relax and connect to the essence(s).
In sprays: you can make a spray with essences only, or mix them with essential oils.
To prepare your spray, mix 1/3 of alcohol (either brandy or vodka) with 2/3 of water in a bottle. Add 5 drops of the essence/essences you have selected. Mix well and spray around yourself and your environment. It is possible to use water only without alcohol, but please keep in the fridge.
If you wish to add essential oils, I would suggest using a 1% dilution, i.e. 2 drops of essential oils per 10 ml of water, unless you are using essential oils with specific contra-indications, or using your spray around babies and children under 12 years old, and also animals.
There are also cautions around sensitive skin. Some essential oils are also phototoxic – such as some citrus oils – i.e. can cause discoloration of the skin if exposed to the sunlight. I would strongly advise consulting an aromatherapist during pregnancy. In creams or in massage oils: add 5 drops to your cream or oil and massage to the skin.
In creams or in massage oils: add 5 drops to your cream or oil and massage to the skin.
Essences are great allies to body work – in particular massage – and I strongly recommend either adding essences to a massage blend, or for the person about to receive a massage, to take an essence internally before the session starts. I have received feedback from my clients and other practitioners clients that “The Journey Within” essence in particular had enhanced their experience of the massage.
The Atlantic Essences come in Stock strength, meaning you can take drops directly from the bottle or prepare your own dosage bottles, allowing you to keep your stock for a long time, preparing many bottles and also combine essences together for a specific purpose.
If you choose to take drops directly from the stock bottle, you can either take them directly on the tongue, dilute them in a glass of water or in a bottle of water which you can sip throughout the day.
Alternatively, you can prepare your own dosage bottle for either a single essence or a combination of essences.
To prepare your dosage bottle, fill in a 30 ml glass dropper bottle with 1/3 of alcohol (brandy or vodka) with 2/3 of spring water. You can also use cider vinegar as a preservative or use water only, but in this case, please keep the bottle in the fridge and use within a short time. Then add 5 drops of the essence/essences you have selected to the bottle.
There are no real limits to the number of stock essences you can combine in one dosage bottle, however I would suggest no more than 5. I would also recommend focusing on one particular aspect you would like to work on at a time, and combine the essences which can support that particular process.
Suggested dosage, either from the stock or dosage bottles, is 5 drops twice daily.
However, please know there is no risk of overdosing hence you can adapt this dosage to your own needs, trusting your intuition as you will get a real feel for this whilst connecting with your essences.