Feathers are magical and intensely linked to Spirit.
Traditionally, feathers have served as spiritual icons for priests and shamans as signs of royalty, when worn by kings and leaders, tokens of health, and symbols of blessed power for societies as long ago as the Asian, Egyptian, and Celtic periods.
These beautiful vessels were believed to possess the abilities to connect with Spirit in a manner that had been neglected or forgotten in current times.
Upon the natural loss of a feather, that feather still holds within it, the essence and energy of the living spirit that it belonged to. From a deeper spiritual viewpoint, the feather also houses the bird’s divine life force.
Feathers essences symbolize the restorative gifts of its host bird and Spirit.
Animals, especially birds, can act as a mirror to the emotions that one is experiencing. They can absorb and filter your emotional turmoil with compassion and understanding, simply holding space until you’re able and willing to claim it.
This gift is offered freely, and we can lighten their burden by claiming responsibility for our own feelings, and owning our emotions as they present themselves, rather than holding them in until they overflow.
While domestic animals serve a large group of people, feral animals assume the afflictions of mass consciousness. They come to our relief readily, without a moment’s hesitation.
We truly benefit when we learn to emulate animal veracity, empathy, and pleasant acceptance of life. My feather essences will help introduce you to a new age of personal accountability for your emotions. Learn to get in touch with and communicate your emotions with transparency and kindness.
What benefits are experience when using essences?
Free yourself from old habits
Embrace the past and move on
Release stress and tension
Give yourself permission to change
Restore emotional balance and harmony
Nourish your soul and spirit
Help yourself and others achieve health and balance
Brandy was used by Essences creator, Dr. Bach, to stabilize and preserve the essences. This is the same method that The Jagged Path utilizes. Preparing the essences in this manner, absorbs the imprint of the bird’s energy, into the water.
Welsh physician and herbalist, Edward Bach, believed that sun-warmed dew absorbed the healing power of the material on which it was found. He began to place flowering herbs into glass bowls with pure, spring water, then setting them out in the sunshine. The solar charged essences were then homeopathically thinned down. This is believed to allow the plants to work on a vibrational level, rather than a biochemical level.
All four alchemical elements are present in an essence. Water, Air, earth, and fire all harmoniously blend beautifully, leaving only the spirit element, which is fulfilled by the sensitive awareness and attunement of the preparer, and further by the user. An essence is an example of sympathetic magic. Dr. Bach first began using them to aid those with emotional pain, i.e., lonesomeness, dread, sorrow insecurity, oversensitivity, weariness, and suffering. Each plant contains a unique energy vibration pattern, and the pinnacle of this energy is the flower. Subsequently, while each bird is known for different strengths and qualities, the pinnacle of their energy is imprinted in their feathers.
Once the water is strained and the material removed, you are left with the “mother essence”. I then preserve the mother essence with equal amounts of top-quality brandy. This is what you will receive; a 30ml glass stock bottle with included dropper. To use any of my essences, you can simply place 4 drops from the stock bottle that you receive, into a glass of water, up to 4 times daily. Alternately, you can make your own dosage bottle, by adding several drops from your stock bottle to an equal amount of water and brandy ( ¼ to ½ ounce), and storing this in a one ounce dropper bottle. This method allows you to use several essences together, if desired. You can either make a dosage bottle of each essence separately, or simply add an additional ¼ to ½ ounce of water/brandy combination for each additional essence-from stock bottles- that you would like to combine.
Please note that all feathers used in the creation of my feather essences are naturally dropped from my own birds, or freely collected from secluded outdoor areas. No birds are ever hurt or stressed in this process.