As the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions ease and we consider venturing back into our communities and workplaces, some people may be feeling uncertain, stressed, anxious or overwhelmed.  Nature is always at hand to help in the most practical of ways – and we asked some valued members of our First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® community to tell us how they are navigating their way around their changing worlds and what their ‘go to’ First Light® flower essences might be.

“Now the challenge is going to be going out into the world and facing the unknown!”

Sumi Asano
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner
My go to First Light® flower essence:
First Light® No 84 Kawakawa

After making a major life change last year I am in new environment. For me lockdown was a good opportunity to get used to the new home and to create a physical routine. I was comfortable being isolated in my own bubble. Now the challenge is going to be going out into the world and facing the unknown! New work situation, new relationships.  It’s exciting but takes courage to get out of my comfort zone and to take a risk, creating a new life!  My ‘go to essence’ is First Light® No 84 Kawakawa. It will assist me to have faith in the divine process. It will encourage me to feel I can do the impossible. It will remind me ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway!’

“…thrown into a whole new world… “

Louise Blackford
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner
My go to First Light® flower essence:
No 19 Lovers Daisy, First Light®Aura Support©

Three days into the lockdown I was thrown into a whole new world with having my husband home 24/7. I was feeling a little agitated at him for no apparent reason and felt myself focusing on the negatives. My ‘go to’ flower essence at that time was First Light® No 19 Lovers Daisy (my North Node essence) as I believe that Love conquers all. Within a week my attitude changed and I was playing nicely. The two of us in isolation ending up being a beautiful time of relating and we have been spending all this quality time together in a balanced way. My cup feels filled and I feel nurtured.
I am also taking the First Light® Aura Support© blend to support my aura – the aura being the first line of defence for the immune system.

“I felt guided to listen to my own drumbeat…”

Irene Dekker
In-Class Tutor First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® and Registered Practitioner
My go to First Light® flower essences:
First Light® Life Changes Support© and First Light® No 100 Mahoe

As the outside world resided over isolation time, I felt guided to listen to my own drumbeat, my own heart to a greater extent. This then, with the noise of the normal tuning out, became an opportunity for me to fine tune to my own heart and rhythm.
Now, stepping back into the world and staying aligned to the beat of this inner drum, I have found that the flower essence blend First Light® Life Changes Support© – is the perfect companion to navigate the new normal.
…and of course I’ll be adding First Light® No 100 Mahoe, ‘the shaman’s drum’, for stoking up the inner fire and bringing the momentum to meet the world again.

There have been times when everything has felt deadly serious, and the only real antidote was to laugh…

Stephanie Young
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner
My go to First Light® flower essences:
First Light® No 77 Clematis and First Light® Crisis Support©

Being in lockdown with two lively and usually very active boys has been challenging to say the least. There have been times when everything has felt deadly serious, and the only real antidote was to laugh. My 11 year old was particularly in need of First Light® No 77 Clematis as he dealt with some of his friends ‘breaking the rules’ to hang out together, and had to cope with the reality that he was not allowed to.
We have been out to the mall since the restrictions lifted, and I again found myself reaching for First Light® No 77 Clematis to surround us with a protective shield of white light, and protect us from our own anxieties and those of the general public also venturing out for the first time.
First Light® Crisis Suppor has been a close ally through this time as well, I have been adding 3-4 drops to my son’s breakfast, and in our baking. It contains First Light® No 77 Clematis with other sacred plant allies to enhance our resilience and help foster a more positive outlook.

“I am aware of taking responsibility for myself on all levels…”

Gill Williamson
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner
My go to First Light® flower essences:
First Light® No 8 Matata, First Light® No 44 Kahikatea, First Light® No 68 Puriri

As I prepare to return to my work in the retail sector, I am aware of taking responsibility for myself on all levels.  During this time of lockdown I have viewed, read and listened to much information on both sides of this whole situation, which has at times, invoked fear, anger and worry.  Being a Virgo, I have an over active analytical mind which, doesn’t always serve me especially during challenging times.  I have now chosen to sit back, focus on stilling the mind and maintain neutrality rather than reaction.  The essences I am turning to for support are First Light® No 8 Matata to allow me to still stay aware and to be receptive to new information however to stop the mind chatter.  First Light® No 44 Kahikatea to keep me grounded, feeling safe and secure and First Light® No 68 Puriri to be discerning at all times, staying aligned to what is true for me and not letting emotions guide me.

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