Essence Therapy

Essence Therapy uses Flower, Crystal and other Vibrational Essences that facilitate healing by gently releasing unhelpful, buried emotions and thought patterns, which are used unconsciously to create who we think we are and how we react to situations and to people. They help by bringing the emotional and mental states into a natural balance.
Each essence contains the energetic imprint of a specific flower, tree, crystal, colour, light, environment etc. and is maintained in a preservative, usually an alcohol. The energies ‘captured’ provide a positive balancing force, which in a gentle and natural way help to release the energetic patterning of old thoughts, attitudes and emotional issues that no longer serve you. This re-patterning effects change at a causal level bringing harmony and balance to emotions, mind and spirit. Essences can be used in any situation where there is a lack of well-being in some aspect of your life, be that emotional, mental or spiritual.
During an Essence Consultation the practitioner will chat with you about what is happening in your life, how you would like it to be and what is preventing you achieving your aims. S/he will then make up a personalised Essence bottle for you, using the Essences that will best aid you. S/he may use a pendulum, muscle testing or her/his own intuition or logic to choose the appropriate blend of Essences.
Unlike chemical drugs which suppress symptoms, Vibrational Essences are catalysts for emotional change, and work by stimulating awareness. Most people feel clearer, calmer, or better able to cope. Often it is the comments of others close to us which first alerts us to changes taking place e.g. ‘you seem calmer, more focused, happier, less afraid etc.’
The easiest way to use an Essence is place drops on the pulse points e.g. wrists or on the area affected by the mental or emotional imbalance e.g. on the temple for easing a headache (NB not to an open wound). Or, place drops in the bath before soaking in it, on a radiator or light bulb or spray the environment, aura or specific areas.
Essences can be used in conjunction with, and as a complement to, any other form of medical or complementary treatment. However, if you are have any concerns please consult your GP. Essences should not to be used in cases of psychosis, schizophrenia and similar, as the underlying pathology is not just a ‘simple’ psychological imbalance.
If you are allergic to an individual flower, do not ingest them and if you are intolerant to alcohol please consult your Essence practitioner who may make you an Essence with another preservative.
MHC offers Essence Therapy and has essences and sprays for sale. For more information ask for Jane who is a Member of the British Flower and Vibrational Essences Association and is based at Mintlaw Holistic Centre.
© Jane Morris Mintlaw Holistic Centre

Crystal Therapy

Crystal Therapy gently removes blockages and clears the energetic flow through the body, by releasing stress and pain and promoting energy balance within the physical and subtle bodies thus bringing a sense of peace and well-being on all levels.  Various crystals and minerals are placed on or around the fully clothed client on sites of pain, imbalance, on chakras or meridians, or a crystal pendulum, wand or other shapes may be used.

Crystals can hold and emit energy vibrations. They affect our electro-magnetic energy fields (subtle bodies) which surround and permeate the physical body, (aura).  Crystals absorb, focus, direct and diffuse our energy fields, enabling an out of balance energy to find its natural balanced rhythm again.

The individual crystals chemical make-up, colour and shape all help to define their energetic vibration and how it releases this; increasing or decreasing the energy flow, focussing it on a specific point etc. to bring the levels of the body back into balance and working at their optimum capacity.

Crystal Therapy can aid those who are suffering physically, mentally, emotional or spiritually, by promoting relaxation, releasing pain and blocks on all levels, enhancing confidence and self-esteem, encouraging mental clarity bringing a sense of peace and centredness.

Using a Crystal Essence or carrying, wearing or having crystals near can continue the healing begun in the Crystal Therapy session.  These are available from MHC as is Crystal Therapy, either a 30 or 60 minute session.  Please enquire for details.

Chakra Balancing

Chakra Balancing gently releases unhelpful energies from the chakra system, cleansing and returning it to balance, restoring a harmonious flow of energy throughout the system. It brings a feeling of wellbeing, relaxation, centeredness, and increased vitality by using a combination of tools and techniques. Tools that may be worked with include small Broom Brush, Wood Wands, Crystals, Aura Spray, Drum, Rattle, Tingshas, Singing Bowl, whilst techniques may include Reiki, Breath and Affirmations.
Conditions that Chakra Balancing benefits include; tiredness and generalised low energy, unbalanced emotions, low mood, unhelpful thoughts, lack of confidence, feeling nervous or anxious, feeling put upon by others, being over-bearing, angry, unable to express yourself clearly, unable to think clearly, lack of trust in yourself, others or the universe and more…

Chakra Balancing is available at MHC, either as a 30, or 60 minute session.

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Aura Cleansing

The aura interacts constantly with the energy of others and our surroundings and can absorb some of that energy, whether it is helpful or harmful to us. Also, our own thoughts and emotions affect our auras, constantly changing them, as does what we eat, drink or otherwise absorb into our body. The positive or unhelpful effects of these stimuli depend on what and how much our aura connects with or absorbs. Too much unhelpful or harmful energies contained in our aura may result in feeling tired, depressed, unbalanced, anxious or physically or mentally ill. Cleansing and then protecting our aura is an essential aid to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.

There are many ways to cleanse and protect the aura, either for yourself or via a therapist.
Visualise a Body of Light
Aura Spray
Using Crystals
Walk in Nature in the Sunlight
Smudge yourself or a space

MHC offers a 30-minute Aura Cleansing that gently releases unhelpful energies from your aura, cleansing and restoring the auric layers to balance and protecting them through a combination of tools and techniques. Also, MHC has hand-made Aura Cleansing Sprays to use at home.

New Moon and a Super New Moon

Last night’s New Moon was a Super New Moon, which is when the New Moon is around the closest point to Earth (perigee). The next Super Moon is expected on 9th March 2020 with another on 8th April 2020.
The New Moon sets the tone until the Full Moon a fortnight later which is seen as the ‘result’ of how we all expressed the promise or potential of the New.
New Moon (aka Dark Moon), lasts around three days. It ends the darkness and begins the returning light to the Moon. She cannot be seen until a thin crescent of light is visible, as she rises and sets with the Sun at this time. The New Moon phase is the time to begin thinking of taking action. It encourages new beginnings, for starting new projects and for any ritual work to draw things to you. (The trick, of course is to keep the momentum going!)
What ideas and plans will you set in motion? What will you draw towards you?

Mabon – Third Thoughts

Third thoughts on the Autumnal Equinox, aka Mabon – September 20th-23rd

Things to do to connect with this festival.

• make Rose Hip Syrup
• de-clutter
• celebrate your abundance/harvest
• make apple cake/pie/crumble
• make wine
• gather last of the herbs
• offer libation of wine, cider etc. to the earth
• walk in fields/woods
• cook with seasonal produce

What can this festival help you with?

• bringing into balance
• equality
• harmony
• let go before withdrawing (to emerge later)
• prosperity/abundance
• sacrifice
• thanksgiving
• underworld
• gratitude

Second thoughts on the Autumnal Equinox, aka Mabon – September 20th-23rd

Mabon celebrates the second harvest of fruits.  The grain harvest being gathered since Lammas is now safely in and is joined by the abundance of fruit and vegetables.  The Goddess is in her zenith as Harvest Queen/Mother, before turning into the Crone of winter; the God finally sacrifices himself with the cutting of the last grain (returning in the spring). 

The name for this festival was probably applied quite recently.  Mabon is a Welsh deity, son of Modron (Earth Mother Goddess).  He is the Child of Light (many similarities with Lugh).  He was abducted from his mother when he was only three days old and was thrown into a prison for eons until he was saved by the knights of King Arthur. He is a God of hope and freedom; he frees caught animals and weakens the chains of all those who are unjustly imprisoned.  He protects all that is wild and free and is honoured whenever animals and people are defended or freed. 

What do you have in abundance?  What do you need to gather to sustain you through the winter months?  What do you hope for?  How will you free yourself from a difficult situation or relationship?

Reiki World Peace Meditation

The next World Peace Card group meditation have been scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 7:30pm. This is local time in your time zone. This method has been chosen because of the special effect it produces. As people meditate in each successive time zone the energy builds like a wave which gets stronger and stronger as it circles the planet. Because of the higher dimensional nature of consciousness, the energy of peace will be transmitted for a full 24 hours and continue long after this.
Reports from those who took part in the previous meditations indicate many had powerful spiritual experiences. As they united with those taking part in the meditation a feeling of peace developed within that stayed with each for a long time. Some saw beautiful golden light surrounding the planet and others felt that a web of fear was dissipating and being replaced with trust in others and for our future. All those who have received the cards are being asked to meditate on world peace at this time. By taking part in this group meditation, you’ll be joining thousands of people who will be using the cards to bring peace to the world. By joining together, the affect we have will be greatly multiplied. This powerful experience and will help shift the vibration of our wonderful planet into a higher state of consciousness. As you use the cards to meditate on world peace, you will be a beacon through which peace will spread around the planet which will have a positive uplifting effect on all people. Please set aside this time to meditate with the cards. The suggested meditation period is 15 minutes, but of course you can meditate longer if you’d like to. The technique I’d like you to use is based on allowing yourself to be a beacon of peace. The World Peace Cards hold the vibration of the World Peace Grids which have been placed at spiritually significant locations and are relay stations for higher consciousness. By simply opening to their energy, you’ll become a channel for their love and peace which will flow through you to all the people on Earth. To do this, hold the cards in your hands or place them in front of you. Then simply meditate on peace. We are entering a new era. Our entire planet including all the people and living things are moving into a place where it will be much easier to solve our problems and to create peace, prosperity and happiness for everyone. The World Peace Card meditation will quicken this process, making it easier for people to experience this new quality of higher consciousness and will provide great benefit for all people. Since this benefit will be flowing through you out to everyone on the planet, you’ll be blessed by this experience as well. Many have received the cards in the mail or in the Reiki News Magazine while others have downloaded them from our web site. If you would like additional copies of the cards, please download them using this link and print as many copies as you can use. Please feel free to give them to your friends. Also, forward this email to anyone you feel would like to take part in the meditation.
Information from William Rand


The first of a few thoughts on the Autumnal Equinox, aka Mabon – September 20th-23rd 

Night and day are of equal length and in perfect equilibrium; dark and light, masculine and feminine, inner and outer, all in balance.  From this cusp of transition, the days begin to wane, and darkness begins to defeat the light. The natural cycle is moving towards completion; the Sun’s power is waning, and the nights grow longer and the days are shorter and cooler.  The sap of trees returns to their roots deep in the earth, changing the green of summer to the fire of autumn, to the flaming reds, oranges and golds. We are returning to the dark from whence we came.

What will you let go?  What will you withdraw from?

Welcome to MHC!

On this site, as well as this blog page that covers various topics including the current Full Moon, you will find information on the many therapies, readings and workshops that I offer, alongside articles on pagan festivals, a full A-Z on the energies of crystals and more! Please contact me for more details about any of the articles and therapies or to arrange an appointment.

May the Blessings of the Grove by yours!

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