not sure how long ds will let me have, but let's try.........
flower essences (or "FEs") are basically flowers steeped in water. they are a vibrational or energetic supplement (they are technically classified as "herbal" though they are not like tinctures/etc).
you can get "blends" like "rescue remedy" or the others i listed. or you can get the single flower.
you get them at your local heath food store. they're sometimes near essential oils, sometimes with herbal tinctures. the "bach" brand is the most well known, but there are many others.... "FES" or flower essence society, being a popular one.
typically (and i'm really only just learning the technical details of this myself!) they are sold as "stock" liquids in tiny little bottles (some of the flower-steeped-water as above, with brandy as a preservative-- i could be wrong on the exact nature of the "stock" liquid). you get one or more of them, and a "dosage" bottle, and add some spring water, brandy (or ACV, i've read), and several drops of the chosen flower. (you CAN dose directly from the stock bottle, in fact, i've been doing that, under the mistaken assumption that i didnt have "stock" essences, which i do... long story, but it makes them a LOT cheaper! basically, one of the tiny bottles is about $7-8. or a "blend" like the ones i posted before are $12-15ish.)
how to take...... you can put drops right in your mouth, take some in water, put some in cream and rub it in, put it in your bath, spray it around you, or on you.......... just about anything.
i've used rescue remedy for AGES, but never messed with the others. i started with them earlier this fall... and i love them. they do, being from flowers, especially resonate with me. some of the things i've "done" so far with them include:
* being more grounded/more connected to here (vs longing for somewhere else)
* erasing an intense fear of longstanding
* getting me to DO more (energy wise, but also just a feeling of being motivated)
* soothing headaches and mental tension/anxiety
* calming/softening belly tension
(and that's just some, and just since mid-october!)
some of those were specific flowers, some blends/combos.... although not all would be directly applicable for another, as we all have our own issues.... :-)
i'll talk about it on and on if you encourage me. ;-) remember how i was with tapping?? ;-) lol
off to mix some blends for ds, dh, the dog, and me... now that i know how! squeeee!
~~~ clay, the only thing that pops out at me is to cut back on the grandma care just for the winter (given she doesnt want to drive either might provide an excuse?)
as for a mini TM, i'm all for them, but i'd be honest about what you Really Want.......