('Hibiscus' bottle shown - All bottles have similar design)
DogwoodPositive qualities: Grace-filled movement, physical and etheric harmony. Patterns of imbalance: Awkward and painful awareness of the body; emotional trauma stored deep within the body.
When we say that a soul is filled with grace, we are referring to a particular fullness and flexibility of the
etheric body, the most immediate sheath which surrounds the physical body. If there is repeated violation to
the body-either through physical or sexual abuse, or by very harsh physical and materialistic living circumstances-the
etheric body shrivels, and consequently the physical body hardens.
The soul suffers greatly from an inability
to live properly within the physical-etheric body. The emotions can become hardened, and the body is felt as
awkward and ungainly. Quite often such a person unconsciously repeats earlier patterns of degradation by choosing
abusive relationships or exhibiting self-destructive tendencies.
The beautiful Dogwood flower essence helps to
expand the etheric body and soften the physical body. The individual is able to feel more gentleness and inner
sanctity, as the soul regains its state of grace through harmonious communion with the life or etheric body.
- from the 'Flower Essence Repertory',
by Patricia Kaminsky and Richard Katz. The most comprehensive and user-friendly flower essence
book we've found. Highly recommended for any practitioner.