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My name is Joyce and I first met Meta two years ago at a workshop she did as an introduction to Flower Essences.

My girlfriend made me go, I didn’t want to, I was taking time off from work ‘stress related’. I was in a ‘dead end’ relationship [in hindsight] and I was having my ongoing arguments with my mother.

As the workshop progressed something changed and I became very interested in what was being said about Flower Essences and how they worked and how easy it was to take them.

After the workshop I spoke to Meta and she suggested an Essence for me to take and a spray for clearing negative energy, I was still sceptical.

I started to notice a change in my attitude to some things that were ongoing in my life and I phoned Meta to make an appointment to see her and ask some questions about what was happening.

The first time I saw Meta it was very emotional and I was still blaming every one for my situation, I found it difficult to talk about my problems as I always felt guilty that it was my fault, I wasn’t good enough, I was a bad daughter, If I did more my boyfriend wouldn’t drink and gamble the way he did etc. etc. I didn’t like my job.

Meta was always patient with me and many times I have phoned her in tears and we just talked and tried to calmly work through the current turmoil.

I found the more Flower Essences I took that I seemed to be handling things a bit better and started to see that my boyfriend had problems and it wasn’t my fault at all. After a particular bad bought of drinking and taking my wages from me again, with Meta’s help and my girlfriend I decided to leave him and move away. I lost my job as well at that time and was taking Flower Essences like crazy.

My girlfriend and I moved in together at the coast and I walked on the beach every morning, at Meta’s insistence I tried to just focus on me getting better, it wasn’t easy and pressure from my mother increased about being lazy and not having a job. One morning on my way home I saw restaurant advertising for a waitress and I thought ‘what the heck’. I started on the Monday a quiet day [as a trial] and they were closed Tuesday and they rang and asked me to come back Wednesday. I was a mess emotionally but managed the week. I didn’t drop anything or spill anything on anyone; I felt I was shaking all the time though. They said I smiled nicely at the customers and asked me if I would like a permanent job.

I saw Meta the next week and we changed the drops to something new and I was enjoying talking to most people that came into work. I have been there for a year and love my job and now manage “table bookings” and have a holiday coming up.

My mother is planning a family type reunion and I am not sure if I want to go.

Meta has made me some new essences with Acacia, Black Nightshade, Bleeding Heart, Cassia and Dandelion and a bottle with just Dandelion. I am taking them before I go on my short holiday and then I will see if I can go to the family bash. Meta says I can always walk away, but I have never been able to do that.

I went and I survived! My niece came walking with me and she has similar problems with my family and we started sharing Dandelion and talking and talking and I am starting to look at my mother differently now and noticed that I am not clenching my jaw, which is very painful at night, when I notice it. Now my niece wants Dandelion too.

Meta was so happy when I told her all of this and she has posted me some drops.

It was lovely to get back to the peace and quiet of my unit and my girlfriend keeps remarking about how different I look.

I still love my job even though I get very tired. My girlfriend and I have started a new eating plan together, taking turns at preparing meals is getting easier as there is no criticism about the food we are sharing and I am starting to enjoy my life. I have noticed that my mother hasn’t been phoning as much since I came home, we don’t discuss why and comments about me being a waitress seem to be less, last call my job wasn’t mentioned at all.

After my last visit with Meta I feel that I have opened up to her a lot about my past and for once I don’t feel embarrassed to talk, Meta says there is a big difference and noticed that I had lost weight and looked healthier and that is how I am starting to feel ‘lighter’.

This is also a good thing to write this down for me to look at and I have shared more with Meta, I think I have driven her nuts at times, but she never said.

This is a testament from:

Joyce

Caloundra

February 2010.

This is an email from Jane about her recent experience with Freckle Face:

I recently experienced an episode of workplace bullying from a registered nurse, in the nursing home I work in. I wasn’t the only one on the receiving end of her passive aggressive behaviour, everyone in our area of work was walking on egg shells. It culminated in an explosion of vexacious words on her part one day with her seemingly objective to have me reported to management. I felt i was being bullied because i was coping with the work load and initiating things she had missed and or bringing them to her attention.

Prior to a meeting with management, which I had been informed I could bring a witness along, but declined: I dowsed upon your essences and another for fear, and I have to tell you, the results were amazing. I made up a 15ml bottle and had a third of it before the meeting and carried the rest in my pocket during the meeting.

I stood up for myself, didn’t allow emotion to become involved and told the truth. I also felt confident in myself, which considering the day before I was a total wreck and in shock, was amazing. I was also unbelievably relaxed and calm considering the events.

The outcome was that I was treated with respect in the meeting, management moved the nurse to another area, and I have since been told she had stated to management that she was burnt out.

I now carry the remainder of that bottle of essence in my pocket every day I go to work and indirectly another good thing regarding the outcome of this event, is that I have now pushed on with my own flower essence business. I’m gradually building the business small steps at a time. The website is now finished and I’m more focused in where I’m going in life, and in my own abilities and standing up for myself.

Thank you Annie.

Joyce is a fifty year old woman who has been a previous client. She has been working on self esteem issues and an estranged relationship with her mother. For many years her mother has reinforced constantly that she is unable to achieve anything worthwhile with her life or relationships. This was related as ‘I told you so attitude’ after a partnership break up.

We have been working with the essences and there has been a gradual improvement over time and she has been able to recognise that the break-up was the best thing for her wellbeing. Mother is still critical of her though Joyce she feels it does not affect her as much and she doesn’t need to defend herself to her mother like she used to.

Before Christmas the family had decided to have a large gathering this year and Joyce was not going to go, then decided that if she started some essences before hand that maybe she could turn up and if the situation was difficult she would leave. This was a very brave move on her part, I have not heard her say that she would walk away from an unacceptable situation, I reminded her that she had been able to do it with her partner, even though it had been difficult, she had gradually moved forward with her life.

So we made up a mix with Acacia for her anxieties, Black Nightshade for the mother child conflict and her poor image of herself, Bleeding Heart for her closed heart attitude towards her mother, Cassia for clarity and self healing, and Dandelion to keep her grounded and centred. We also made another bottle of just Dandelion that she wanted to keep in her pocket, a bit like a security blanket.

Today I listened to a woman tell me that she had been able to see her mother differently for the first time and that she felt sorry for her and how shallow she was and had even noticed that her mother runs other people down the same way. Bravo!

The two days with the family worked out reasonably well in the regard that she managed to stay and on a couple of occasions when Joyce went for a walk, to take Dandelion and calm down, one of her nieces went walking with her and said she was glad to be able to get away for awhile ‘as the atmosphere gets so tense’ around her Aunty.

Joyce’s niece has also been introduced to Dandelion and has ordered one for herself. ‘It is the greatest thing since sliced bread’  was her comment.

Joyce has also had reinforcement that other people feel the same way, I can see an improvement in the way she talks about the weekend and she now thinks walking away is no big deal if she doesn’t want to be there, regardless of what her mother thinks.

All in all this has been the biggest step in her personal growth for a long time. Another positive comment she said a couple of times was it was nice to find out it wasn’t just her and that she was so glad to get home to her Unit for peace and quiet – loneliness has been a big issue previously. I feel that she is definitely more comfortable with herself and improved self image.

~Meta Robins

My Gran is 99. She lives in a lovely home where she has access to 24 hour care. She’s amazing for her age – still walks around (with a walking frame) though some days she’s a bit wobbly on her feet. Some days she sleeps a lot, some days she’s very vague and asks the same question over and over, some days she’s angry and accusing everyone of stealing things, and she rummages through her drawers and turns her space into chaos, some days she wanders off and has the staff frantically searching for her, and some days she’s very lively and chats and jokes. It’s a delight having her in our lives still; she’s the grandmother everyone wishes they’d had.

When I visited her on Tuesday, she was asking how all the family is and I gave her a little catchup. My mum had just heard from a family member who isliving and working in Texas, and has a new lady friend, and I laughingly gave Gran that information. She was immediately concerned about it – the family member in question was the widowed husband of my cousin, let’s call her Mary. My stomach froze, and then hit my feet – I’d completely forgotten that we’d decided 18 months beforehand to not tell my Gran about Mary’s passing! So she was understandably upset that Mary’s husband had a girlfriend!

Gran and Mary were very close, though they’d spent the previous 15 years in different hemispheres of the planet. Mary was the eldest grandchild, and she and my gran had spent many years in very close contact. Mary had a turbulent relationship with her mother, and had often wished Gran had been her mother instead. Anyway… when Mary passed suddenly from a brain aneurism, we decided to not tell Gran because of the distress we knew it would cause her, at the time she was rather unwell, and any time she asked about Mary we simply said she was in England, and she was happy.

But on this particular Tuesday, I forgot!

Gran was, as we’d expected she would be, immediately and painfully very upset. I was upset, Mum was upset, but she spoke about what had happened and why we’d decided that, and she did seem to accept it. At 99, many people, including siblings, children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild have passed from this life. I felt very guilty and upset, and Mum thought it was probably the best thing that Gran knew finally.

So on Thursday when I went to see her again, I took a bottle of Crisis Calm. Gran was at the hairdresser, but she was weeping as the poor hairdresser tried to do her hair. She had remembered that morning that Mary had passed and the home had phoned Mum to tell her Gran was very upset, just a minute or two before I picked her up for our visit.

As soon as we got there, I gave Gran seven drops of Crisis Calm. The hairdresser wrapped Gran’s head in a towel and we walked her back to her room. The emotional upset had affected her physically, she was very very wobbly on her feet, and mum and I were both in tears at my Gran’s pain. I sat and held her hand while mum went to talk to the nurses about Gran seeing the doctor for a sedative, which they thought was a good idea.

Ten minutes later I gave Gran another dose of Crisis Calm. And ten minutes later another dose. By which time the head nurse had come in and saw a calm, rational but sad woman, talking about her grand daughter who had passed, and how much she’d loved her.

Still, ten minutes later I gave her another dose, and she was more herself again. Mum and I stayed and tidied Gran’s dresser drawers, and tossed out a lot of old magazines etc that she hoards., and she was laughing and reminiscing about the photos we dug out of the magazines and reinserted into her photo albums.  The staff were amazed as they’d seen her distress.

When we left I gave the staff the bottle of Crisis Calm and they assured me they would give her more in the evening, and again in the morning, and more if she needed it. Oh, I might say I took a dose or two myself, and gave some to Mum!

I’m seeing Gran again this afternoon, and taking a blend to support her liver meridian, which is so stressed under grief.

And as I said to Annie, I am *so* grateful to have these amazing essences in my life, to support and heal me and my family when we most need it.

What a blessing….

~Sandy Kumskov

My Gran is 99. She lives in a lovely home where she has access to 24 hour care. She’s amazing for her age – still walks around (with a walking frame) though some days she’s a bit wobbly on her feet. Some days she sleeps a lot, some days she’s very vague and asks the same question over and over, some days she’s angry and accusing everyone of stealing things, and she rummages through her drawers and turns her space into chaos, some days she wanders off and has the staff frantically searching for her, and some days she’s very lively and chats and jokes. It’s a delight having her in our lives still; she’s the grandmother everyone wishes they’d had.

When I visited her on Tuesday, she was asking how all the family is and I gave her a little catchup. My mum had just heard from a family member who isliving and working in Texas, and has a new lady friend, and I laughingly gave Gran that information. She was immediately concerned about it – the family member in question was the widowed husband of my cousin, let’s call her Mary. My stomach froze, and then hit my feet – I’d completely forgotten that we’d decided 18 months beforehand to not tell my Gran about Mary’s passing! So she was understandably upset that Mary’s husband had a girlfriend!

Gran and Mary were very close, though they’d spent the previous 15 years in different hemispheres of the planet. Mary was the eldest grandchild, and she and my gran had spent many years in very close contact. Mary had a turbulent relationship with her mother, and had often wished Gran had been her mother instead. Anyway… when Mary passed suddenly from a brain aneurism, we decided to not tell Gran because of the distress we knew it would cause her, at the time she was rather unwell, and any time she asked about Mary we simply said she was in England, and she was happy.

But on this particular Tuesday, I forgot!

Gran was, as we’d expected she would be, immediately and painfully very upset. I was upset, Mum was upset, but she spoke about what had happened and why we’d decided that, and she did seem to accept it. At 99, many people, including siblings, children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild have passed from this life. I felt very guilty and upset, and Mum thought it was probably the best thing that Gran knew finally.

So on Thursday when I went to see her again, I took a bottle of Crisis Calm. Gran was at the hairdresser, but she was weeping as the poor hairdresser tried to do her hair. She had remembered that morning that Mary had passed and the home had phoned Mum to tell her Gran was very upset, just a minute or two before I picked her up for our visit.

As soon as we got there, I gave Gran seven drops of Crisis Calm. The hairdresser wrapped Gran’s head in a towel and we walked her back to her room. The emotional upset had affected her physically, she was very very wobbly on her feet, and mum and I were both in tears at my Gran’s pain. I sat and held her hand while mum went to talk to the nurses about Gran seeing the doctor for a sedative, which they thought was a good idea.

Ten minutes later I gave Gran another dose of Crisis Calm. And ten minutes later another dose. By which time the head nurse had come in and saw a calm, rational but sad woman, talking about her grand daughter who had passed, and how much she’d loved her.

Still, ten minutes later I gave her another dose, and she was more herself again. Mum and I stayed and tidied Gran’s dresser drawers, and tossed out a lot of old magazines etc that she hoards., and she was laughing and reminiscing about the photos we dug out of the magazines and reinserted into her photo albums.  The staff were amazed as they’d seen her distress.

When we left I gave the staff the bottle of Crisis Calm and they assured me they would give her more in the evening, and again in the morning, and more if she needed it. Oh, I might say I took a dose or two myself, and gave some to Mum!

I’m seeing Gran again this afternoon, and taking a blend to support her liver meridian, which is so stressed under grief.

And as I said to Annie, I am *so* grateful to have these amazing essences in my life, to support and heal me and my family when we most need it.

What a blessing….

~Sandy Kumskov

This is about Alex, a young man aged 24. He has had a long history of insomnia, and presented to me initially for hypnosis.

This young man has a series of problems that he knows he needs to address.  He lives at home with his parents, and the dynamics within the family unit are challenging. His mother reported that he has always had difficulty settling, since he was an infant. During our initial consultation, we established that his underlying issue was fear of going to sleep.

I initially prescribed Crisis Calm to be taken regularly, and as needed at bed time, as a means of addressing his adrenal overload, related to the underlying, but ever-present fear. This was combined with Blue Mink to assist with the feeling of being threatened.

The next visit, he reported that he had been sleeping better, but not as well as he wanted. He reported that he would wake during the night and not be able to return to sleep. He did however appear to have had a shift in his energy pattern to a more peaceful state. He was less guarded in his responses to question, and was more relaxed generally.

Whenever the subject of sleep arose, his energy changed dramatically, and I saw a frightened little boy.

After long discussion, I prescribed Lantana , and Cordyline as he has a dependent relationship with his mother who is over protective, and an ambivalent relationship with his father. These two were combined with Cassia as a means of addressing his fear, and to promote his self reliance.

This has been a major turning point in this young man’s life. He is more positive, and outgoing. He reports that he has addressed issues at his work tat he previously has avoided. He is also going to embark on overcoming his fear of driving, which will be a hugely liberating process. I expect to be seeing more of Alex as we work through his issues. He is now sleeping well, and after we accessed a past life experience with hypnosis, and dealt with it, he no longer has the fear that has plagued him all his life.

He is a convert to Flower essences, and it is only through the clearing and balancing work of the essences that he had the courage to attempt the regression process, and gain his freedom.

~Ian Davies

Raymond is a 57 year old Australian male. He was widowed in 2007, and the death of his partner of 27 years has had such a devastating effect on him that he has not been able to function effectively.

Being an “Australian bloke” he thought that the situation would improve significantly on the second anniversary of his mate’s passing.  This was not to be. It got worse. He has strong spiritual beliefs, and this gave him great comfort, however the loss was very deep, deeper than he could have imagined. They have no children, and he has no family to speak of. He lives alone with his animals, and the fact that he had no regular work only added to his stress.

After the second anniversary, he became deeply depressed, and life had nothing more to offer him. He said, “If I didn’t have my animals, I wouldn’t get out of bed”.  He heard about the essences, and I realized that he needed Bleeding Heart. He started taking it as prescribed, and the change was miraculous…  He began to have a more positive attitude to his situation (between tearful releases), and was able to move out of his grief state to a more powerful position. This combined with him hearing about another therapist (male), who has helped him to understand his grief, and accept it, as a process that will take as long as it needs to. I believe that he would not have made these connections without Bleeding Heart.

Once this process began, we addressed his underlying poor self concept, as he blamed himself for not having dealt with the grief more effectively.

I gave him Woman Worth, as a regular dose, and also Crisis Calm as an extra help when he felt overwhelmed.

The feedback from this man has been wonderful. He has started a new direction in life, and is now excited about his value as a man, both personally and professionally. I believe we will have a long and productive therapeutic relationship, as he now believes that the essences can assist him whatever his situation.

~Ian Davies

Raymond is a 57 year old Australian male. He was widowed in 2007, and the death of his partner of 27 years has had such a devastating effect on him that he has not been able to function effectively.

Being an “Australian bloke” he thought that the situation would improve significantly on the second anniversary of his mate’s passing.  This was not to be. It got worse. He has strong spiritual beliefs, and this gave him great comfort, however the loss was very deep, deeper than he could have imagined. They have no children, and he has no family to speak of. He lives alone with his animals, and the fact that he had no regular work only added to his stress.

After the second anniversary, he became deeply depressed, and life had nothing more to offer him. He said, “If I didn’t have my animals, I wouldn’t get out of bed”.  He heard about the essences, and I realized that he needed Bleeding Heart. He started taking it as prescribed, and the change was miraculous…  He began to have a more positive attitude to his situation (between tearful releases), and was able to move out of his grief state to a more powerful position. This combined with him hearing about another therapist (male), who has helped him to understand his grief, and accept it, as a process that will take as long as it needs to. I believe that he would not have made these connections without Bleeding Heart.

Once this process began, we addressed his underlying poor self concept, as he blamed himself for not having dealt with the grief more effectively.

I gave him Woman Worth, as a regular dose, and also Crisis Calm as an extra help when he felt overwhelmed.

The feedback from this man has been wonderful. He has started a new direction in life, and is now excited about his value as a man, both personally and professionally. I believe we will have a long and productive therapeutic relationship, as he now believes that the essences can assist him whatever his situation.

~Ian Davies

I wanted to tell you about one of my Border Collies.

She is a young girl that had her first puppies in January 2009.

There were no problems during her pregnancy and she had her seven puppies all in the normal time frames. They were beautiful little babies and she was a very good mum. After a couple of days I noticed that she didn’t have any discharge, which  would be what is considered normal and she seemed  a bit hot. I took her to the vet’s and he thought that her cervix had closed up too fast after giving birth. As there was no offensive odour or other signs of stuck after birth he decided to put her on a course of antibiotics just to be sure there were no infection.

She remained ‘off colour’ and didn’t really get her appetite back, so I started her on lots of natural products and flower essences, she eventually came good and was back to her happy self. She had the most awful coat, like straw, and never lost it when they usually do around when pups are eight weeks.

When it was time for her to come into season again, she didn’t cycle properly, hardly at all in fact. Mostly everything else was alright, she was eating and I was giving her extra vegetables and fruits in her diet and Kelp.

I decided to put her on a course of Body Love and after she finished the two weeks she appeared to be much happier in herself. The next time I was bathing her hand fulls of coat started to come out everywhere and when she dried she looked truly moth-eaten, I spent the next two days brushing her and ended up with a shopping bag full of the old coat. She now has the most beautiful soft, dark coat and she has just been ‘in season’ and has gone through her whole cycle how I would consider a normal cycle to be for her.

I consider this to be a fabulous out come, no drugs, no chemicals and such an easy way to treat her. Seven drops twice a day in the corner of her mouth.

~Meta Robins

This young five year old boy‘s case is relayed by his mother and we won’t use his name because of his age.

Apparently he is very clever young man, reading, doing grade two, maths and many other things well beyond his age group. A problem has become apparent since starting Prep: that he is different and he doesn’t want to be. He displays this by’ hanging out’ only with the kids that want to play and do nothing else. He has become very serious and not interested in anything.

Arrangements had been made for him to be tested as a ‘gifted child’ and he refused to do the work, playing dumb. Mum has been quite distressed with the situation as well.

I thought to try Milkweed and Pink Shamrock to see what it would trigger in him. On the next visit there had been a remarkable change in the young man as related by his mum of him ‘rolling around the floor laughing hysterically at apparently nothing’. A visit to the Circus with his father had much the same thing happening, to the extent that the patrons were hysterically laughing at his hysterical laughter.

For the next lot of essences I decided to go with Pink Shamrock again and added Macaranga and Milkweed. There has been given a bottle of Crisis Calm for sharing by the family.

Mum is considering trying to make arrangements for another assessment of his abilities.

His mother and father are also taking essences so they can all work through this together. It is a very rewarding process when the whole family decides to give it a go.

Meta Robins, October 2009