The South African Flower Essences are made by Jannet Unite-Penny on the slopes of the magical Table Mountain in the Cape of Good Hope, which lies at the southern tip of Africa. Here the energy leylines, which run the length of the continent, converge, amplifying and focusing the continental energy. Table Mountain is an enormously powerful energy site and is regarded by many as one of the twelve chakras of the planet. The San (Bushman) and African people hold it as a sacred place of healing in their traditions.

In botanical terms there are six floral kingdoms in the world. The Cape Peninsula is home to one of these, by far the smallest area in which a whole kingdom of plants originates. Nowhere else in the world is such a wide variety of different species of plant concentrated in one area. Over 8 600 species are known and more are still being discovered. The flowers of South Africa, and especially of the Cape Peninsula, are stunningly diverse and beautiful.

As Jan Smuts, South African statesman, founder of the League of Nations and father of holism, put it, “Many of our beautiful flowers are well known far beyond South Africa, and may be seen in private and public collections internationally. But people are not aware that originally they came from the Cape, where they were collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by European botanists and collectors, sent to the Cape expressly for the purpose.”

Smuts points out the plants of the Cape belong to a flora which is unique and mysterious, in that “a large number of plant families are found nowhere else in the world. New names had to be invented for whole families and species of plants, a new botanical world had been discovered of unique and strange characters.” Of South African origin are such species as geraniums, freesias, gladioli, agapanthus, sparaxis, arum lilies, red hot pokers and many other well known plants.

A view of Table Mountain from Kirstenbosch Gardens – the center of the Cape Floristic RegionFlower essences are a potent tool for transformation of the self and for spiritual growth. They act as a catalyst, facilitating the raising of levels of self-awareness and removing blockages which inhibit the free flow of energy in the physical and subtle bodies.

As Lazaris tells us, the Law of Resonance states that when two energy fields vibrating at different frequencies are brought together, the resonance of the two must meet. Either the higher will be pulled down to the lower, the lower will be raised to the higher, or they will meet somewhere in between.

When flower essences are made, the flower is used because it is the highest manifestation of the plant. Taking drops orally or using them externally on pulse points, meridians or chakras, introduces the resonance of the flower into your energy field. Here it holds its vibrational resonance and raises the resonance of your aura, clearing negativity. Once your subtle bodies are clear, your physical body has to follow.

The South African Flower Essences capture the unique, etheric imprint of the flowers, together with the mystical vibration of the Cape, and make it available to any who choose to use it, whether it be for healing of themselves, or of the world. These flower essences are magical energies which can assist you in transmuting the suffering of the past, in integrating the lessons of the karma you have chosen and in laying it aside to move joyfully into a new way of being. These are tools your Higher Self, Soul and Spirit can use to lift you to a different level of consciousness and change your life.

Often we are rather attached to the struggle in our lives, it justifies all sorts of things we do. However, these essences are not about struggle, they are about joyful transformation, moving into the New Age, accessing different dimensions of consciousness, expanding exponentially to become more of who we are. They are about consolidating the powerful, co-creative partnership with your Higher Self.

May they help you discover much happiness, fulfillment, wonder and joy and ever expanding levels of self-discovery.