Flame Tree

Erythrina sykesii

The Flame Tree (also known as Coral Tree) is a vine tree with large spears of flaming red tubular flowers, rich with nectar. It is earthy, strong, vital and potent. The energy signature of vines, in general, is often one of robustness and tenacity: these are plants that curl around other vegetation or available supports in order to reach a higher level, growing steadily and determinedly upwards.

Flame Tree Essence enables you to restore a deeply rooted and vital connection with your root chakra and the earth. This tree has the energy of the dragon - vibrant and potent; as an essence, this potency is gentled, bringing great joy and physical awareness. Flame Tree enables you to fully inhabit your physicality. Like a glove that is too big, when you are not fully rooted in yourself and your auric-field, you do not inhabit it fully: the glove does not fit. This leaves you open to other energies coming in to inhabit the space you have not taken up.

This essence specifically enables you to stand in the power of your own space and fill this fully. This is about your embodiment as a physical being, able to be here fully on this planet, claiming your energetic space and vitality. Where the root chakra, in particular, has been infiltrated by other opportunistic energies - not yours - Flame Tree Essence helps cleanse and restore its vitality.

Flame Tree Essence evokes dancing, running and singing. It invites you to go further, accessing an almost ecstatic relationship with your body through movement. It helps you reconnect with an instinct for the land - an instinct coming down through your very bones from your connection to all those humans who have gone before - one of rain, sun, greenery, blood, fire and survival. It energises the root chakra and restores your active potency as one of a ‘people’. Do not be surprised if you find yourself wishing to pound the earth with your bare feet! 

With this essence, you can regain insights into ways of living that recharge and maintain your connection to the Earth, your ancestry and your vital physical potency. It invites you to consider how these qualities wish to be expressed through you now.

Flame Tree

Erythrina sykesii

Keynote: Rooted Vitality

Ungrounded, lacking in vitality, lacking rootedness/purpose/direction; feeling weak, vulnerable and at a loss; lacking joy and vim; out of touch with the earth and nature; shrinking within yourself. 

The Flame Tree (also known as Coral Tree) is a vine tree with large spears of flaming red tubular flowers, rich with nectar. It is earthy, strong, vital and potent. The energy signature of vines, in general, is often one of robustness and tenacity: these are plants that curl around other vegetation or available supports in order to reach a higher level, growing steadily and determinedly upwards.

Flame Tree Essence enables you to restore a deeply rooted and vital connection with your root chakra and the earth. This tree has the energy of the dragon - vibrant and potent; as an essence, this potency is gentled, bringing great joy and physical awareness. Flame Tree enables you to fully inhabit your physicality. Like a glove that is too big, when you are not fully rooted in yourself and your auric-field, you do not inhabit it fully: the glove does not fit. This leaves you open to other energies coming in to inhabit the space you have not taken up.

This essence specifically enables you to stand in the power of your own space and fill this fully. This is about your embodiment as a physical being, able to be here fully on this planet, claiming your energetic space and vitality. Where the root chakra, in particular, has been infiltrated by other opportunistic energies - not yours - Flame Tree Essence helps cleanse and restore its vitality.

Flame Tree Essence evokes dancing, running and singing. It invites you to go further, accessing an almost ecstatic relationship with your body through movement. It helps you reconnect with an instinct for the land - an instinct coming down through your very bones from your connection to all those humans who have gone before - one of rain, sun, greenery, blood, fire and survival. It energises the root chakra and restores your active potency as one of a ‘people’. Do not be surprised if you find yourself wishing to pound the earth with your bare feet! 

With this essence, you can regain insights into ways of living that recharge and maintain your connection to the Earth, your ancestry and your vital physical potency. It invites you to consider how these qualities wish to be expressed through you now.

Lantana

Lantana camera

Keynote: Sacred Dance

Feeling conflicted and at odds with other people - in a Blocked physically in the lower chakras; unmoving and unyielding; rigid in outlook; regimented and joyless; feeling out of touch with your sensuality and its expression; feeling hemmed in by duty and responsibility; life lacking joy, colour and possibility. 

This bright and buoyant shrub, when flush with flowers, is astonishing for its range of colours. Within the growth of one blossoming head, you can see reds, oranges, yellows and pinks mingling together in vibrant and glorious colours.

The Lantana was the first Egyptian Essence I made, and it enticed me to take notice of it when I realised I wanted to dance every time I walked by. As with Flame Tree, movement is a strong part of the energy picture for this essence. It balances the root, sacral, solar plexus and heart chakras, enabling them to communicate harmoniously with each other, and it assists their exuberant and joyful expression, restoring movement and flow.

 

However, it has a particular affinity for the sacral and solar plexus chakras. It directly enlivens the sacral chakra, causing its energy to move and sway in the sensual manner of a belly dancer! (You may or may not respond in this way yourself, but your energy will be doing so. The essence causes it to shake off regimented and restrictive linear patterns of movement and become much more fluid, circular and expressive.) Lantana also brings strength and confidence to the solar plexus, enabling you to be delightfully expressive of Who You Are, without fear of judgment.

Lantana helps release you from rigid energies that you, or others, may have imposed on yourself to shut down your vital expression as a physical and energetic being. As a result, this is an essence of sensuality, but not just as it refers to a beloved: it is about sensuality as it refers to all of life - a dancing, merging, communicative relationship with the life-force in and around you, and the willingness to let yourself express this naturally and lovingly. It is an essence of joy and freedom, of throwing off restraints, especially where they manifest as limitations of physical expression, and of being delightfully engaged with the richness of life.

Pink Frangipani

Plumeria rubra

Keynote: Heart Full of Love

Feeling unloved and unlovable. Belief that you are unworthy of love –from yourself, another human being, or even the Divine; locked out of your own heart, locked out of love; withdrawal from others due to not feeling good enough; poor self-esteem and self-knowledge around love; negative self-perception; deep unworthiness 

Frangipanis are a much-loved small tropical tree, laden with gorgeously scented waxy flowers from December through to April. This essence was made from the pink frangipani, which has rich pink flowers with a golden-yellow centre.

This is one of two Egyptian Essences that are specifically for the heart. Silk Tree Essence (see following page) helps you to disperse hurt that blocks the heart chakra; Pink Frangipani Essence helps you open, without fear, to receiving love. The flowers on this tree had an amazing scent on the day of making the essence: a scent that called me each time I went past; yet, my host told me with utter conviction that it was unscented. I know that on this day, at least, it smelled beautifully because the scent drew me to the plant in the first place and then closer to the flower itself! How strange! How magical!

Pink Frangipani helps you to rest in your own heart and feel the love that is available to you. The essence is about receiving and radiating love. The heart chakra is at its most whole and healthy when you are in a state of loving receptivity towards yourself and all life. Being in your heart is a state you can infinitely deepen to, and Pink Frangipani beautifully supports this. As with the White Frangipani Egyptian Essence, it will enhance any other essence in the Egyptian or LightBringer Essence range when taken with it: it infuses any process or state with love and enables you to more effectively receive nurturing support.

As an essence in its own right, Pink Frangipani is for times when you struggle to receive love, support, companionship, abundance (your ‘heart’s desire’), intimacy and help: you may habitually deny or deflect these when they come your way. Often, this is due to a deep-seated feeling of being unworthy of love. The Pink Frangipani helps you move beyond this to allow love’s radiance to fill you.

Silk Tree

Albizia julibrissin

Keynote: Tender Heart

Hurt and grievances in the heart; feeling wounded by your loved one’s insensitivity; struggling to radiate love because of feeling hurt, feeling the need to defend yourself; overly sensitive to others and their emotions/moods; prickly and protected or drained and depleted; closing down your own sensitivity to protect yourself. 

This beautiful, small tree is compact, dainty and fairy-like. Its tactile, soft flowers are a deep magenta mass of silky stamens radiating out from each flower’s centre.

Silk Tree is another essence for the heart chakra, bringing a lovely ‘fey’ energy. It is an essence that addresses the heart’s sensitivity. There are times when being sensitive in the heart can affect you in a more negative way: you can feel overburdened by your emotional awareness of other people’s feelings, and/or you can feel more easily hurt by unfriendly or clumsy comments, especially from your loved ones.

Silk Tree Essence helps you to diffuse and disperse these feelings from the heart as they happen so you do not hold them as grievances. This is particularly the case where you feel wounded by perceived thoughtless actions from those to whom you are closest, since these can hurt much more than from anyone else. They may not have intended to hurt you - they may just be busy, worried or preoccupied. Nevertheless, you feel bruised by their words or actions and, if you hold onto this hurt, it can cause you to shut your heart down, so that this whole chakra is no longer flowing properly. The long-term effect of this can be problems manifesting more physically in the heart chakra (issues with respiration, circulation or the function of the heart in general). Taking this essence, you become aware of how and when you are tempted to hold on to hurt, and how, instead, you can dispel it from your energy field. As you do so, your natural sensitivity can flourish again, your heart lightens, you are less ‘touchy’ and you begin, once more, to radiate love to touch others.

Silk Tree also helps where there is such over-sensitivity to other people’s emotions that you may even avoid company in order to protect yourself. This essence helps you to dispel other people’s emotions from your own heart so that they do not become lodged within. It helps you to discern what it is necessary for you to know and deal with in the moment. Instead of meeting a person’s pain, you meet their beauty and light from the sanctity of your own beautiful heart: you see their pain but are not overwhelmed.

White Frangipani

Plumeria rubra

Keynote: Crown of Confidence

Forgetting Who You Are; lack of confidence in your Self and Wholeness; feeling needy and insecure; doubting the realness of Spiritual contact and support; coming from your ‘lower self’ - with all its inadequacies and insecurities - rather than the quiet wisdom and strength of your true Self. 

Frangipanis are a much-loved, small, tropical tree, laden with gorgeously scented waxy flowers from December through to April. This essence was made from the white frangipani, which has a brilliant, bright yellow centre. The final one in the series of the five Egyptian Essences, White Frangipani beautifully enhances your connection with your crown chakra and your solar plexus, supporting radiant and strong energy in these areas.

You are Spirit incarnate and, in your individual expression of this, you are totally unique. There is no one else like you and no one else who offers what you do and who you are. Your ‘essence’ is unrepeatable. White Frangipani strengthens your connection with Spirit so that you can stay clearly connected to your spiritual path and have the confidence to walk it. The essence infuses your solar plexus - the part of your being that is about ‘Who I am’ and ‘What I am here to do’ - with this ‘inspired knowing’. When out of balance, the solar plexus can be a place of ego and insecurity, neediness and dependency; in balance, this energy centre helps you glow with quiet and modest confidence and wellbeing. White Frangipani supports and engenders you in living your own natural and particular expression of Spirit incarnate. 

White Frangipani Essence spiritually cleanses your energy by clearing the path through the crown chakra so that you remain connected with Spirit. At the same time, it balances and strengthens the solar plexus so that you are not coming from a place of insecurity and low self-esteem.

White Frangipani also enhances other essences by ensuring that the energy channels are open to receiving them. It enables you to receive essences as the gifts from Spirit that they are: divine harmony made manifest through the flowers and environments they come from.