How long should I expect to wait before I see a difference in my
animal's behavior, mood, or health, after beginning treatment
with flower essences?
In our experience at Anaflora, we have
found that most people see some difference in just a few days,
and many people report transformative effects in just hours. The
entire challenge may not resolve in that short a time, but you
should certainly see something that gives you confidence that
things are moving in a positive direction.
Should I dilute
the Anaflora formula before administering to my animal and how
will I know if she is getting "enough."?
The answer to this question depends on whether or not you
plan to give the essences directly to the animal by mouth, or
put them in the animal's drinking water.
Although the Anaflora formulas are considered dosage
strength bottles, for the sake of convenience they have been
formulated to be added to an animals drinking water, in which
case they would be diluted when the animal drinks them.
If you choose to put the essences directly into the
animal's mouth, it is best to consider the individual animal's
sensitivity to the taste of the stabilizer. For most dogs,
giving the Anaflora essences directly from the formula bottle
works best. For cats, it is best, when administering essences
directly, to dilute them so they are more palatable. For
dilution instructions and instructions for administering
Anaflora essence formulas to specific animals see the
Most people over worry about the number of drops given
and whether or not to dilute. It is really not critical. Your
intent to heal your animal companion joined with the intent of
Anaflora is very powerful. The number of drops used and how
diluted the formula is, are secondary in importance. At Anaflora
we have many clients who report transformative results using the
essences straight from the bottle. Others have the same positive
results diluting the essence before administration.
Our research is beginning to indicate that the essences
may indeed work in a way similar to that of homeopathy. The
results of the use of the essences are often more powerful when
the essences are diluted and potentized many times. This is
particularly true in the treatment of birds.
We do suggest, however, that you keep things simple at
first, simply following the instructions on the Anaflora bottle.
What if I am treating just one animal in a multi-pet household?
Since flowers represent only positive
qualities and virtues, they can only have positive effects. For
this reason it is safe to put the flower essences in the general
drinking water. If you wish to treat several animals in the
home, we would suggest treating them one at a time, giving all
the animals that one formula and then moving on to the other
animals that need treating in a similar manner.
Can I put the flower essences in my animal's food?
Yes, you can put the essences in
food, but we would still recommend that you put the essences in
the animal's drinking water as well. Flower essences are most
powerful when given alone. Even animals on natural home made
diets drink some water and water is the best vehicle of delivery
for flower essences. Flower essences should not be mixed with
herbs, herbal tinctures or vitamin supplements as these
substances will overpower and nullify the effects of the flower
essences. Give the essences separately, or simply add to the
What should I do? My cat refuses to drink water except from a running tap, out of the bathtub, or the toilet!
Try putting a small dish of water in
the sink or bathtub with the essences in it. You can even put
the essences in the toilet, as long as it is cleaned daily and
is rinsed thoroughly so it is free of any toxic cleaning
substances. You will, of course, have to replenish the essences
each time the toilet is flushed. The essences can also be added
to food as mentioned above, rubbed in the foot pads or ear tips
and sprayed around the animals sleeping area.
Should I refrigerate the flower essence bottle once it is opened?
You can refrigerate the essences if it
is handy to do so, but it isn't necessary. Flower essences will
remain potent for many years if tightly capped. It is best,
however, not to leave them on a sunny window sill or on the
dashboard of your car, as the heat may damage them. Always keep
in mind the importance of intention when handling essences and
treat them as sacramental elixirs. We like to store essences in
a sacred place such as on an altar or in a special drawer of
Is the alcohol stabilizer harmful to my animal?
At Anaflora we have tried many
stabilizers over the years and offer non-alcohol stabilizers for
those with special needs, but we have found brandy to be
superior in its ability to preserve the integrity of the
essences over time and its ability to deliver the essences to
the nervous system and the etheric body without the presence of
conflicting, interfering or nullifying substances. When putting
essences in the animal's drinking water you are only using a few
drops and the alcohol taste quickly evaporates. If you choose to
administer the essences directly into the animal's mouth it is
best to order an empty bottle which you would fill with spring
water and to which you would add 5-7 drops of your formula or
single essence. When you do this, very little alcohol taste will
remain. Cats can be finicky, but we have found that finicky
sacramental, and just as wine is used in the sacrament of the
Eucharist, so too, it is traditionally used in flower essence
preparation. It is said that grape vines absorb gold out of the
soil. Gold is the substance of alchemy and flower essences are
alchemical in nature.
How many formulas can be given at once?
At Anaflora, we have found that it is
best to use a single flower essence formula at a time. Even if a
number of formulas seem appropriate for your animal, it is best
to select one. You can then proceed to other appropriate
formulas later. As with many things in the spiritual and healing
realm. . . "less is often more."
Is there one formula that is best to begin treatment with?
In many situations, if there is time to
begin treatment without the pressures of an immediate medical
challenge or pressing behavior issue, it is good to start with
the Return to Joy Formula. In particular, if it is known that
the animal has been in an abusive situation or has suffered
deprivation of love or affection, it is best to start with the
Return to Joy Formula to restore balance to the emotional body
before addressing other issues. Even if the animal has not
suffered or lacked nourishment and love during its present
lifetime, animals even more than humans have maintained their
link with the collective unconscious of their species and that
of other animals. Due to the lack of evolution of thought and
feeling of many humans in their relationship with animals, the
history of abuse and suffering of animals continues to this day.
Animals absorb and reflect the trauma inflicted on their species
as a whole; it needn't be personal to effect them. Often when
memories of abuse are released and the animal achieves a
balanced joyful state, other issue dissolve as snow in sunshine.
When I read the descriptions of some of the Anaflora formulas it sounds as if it is describing me. Can I take the essences too?
Yes! All of the Anaflora flower essence
formulas are "interspecies" in nature. Return to Joy,
Recovery Remedy, Harmony, Relocation, Special Stress,
Bereavement, Tranquility, Christ Consciousness, Transition,
Essence of Nature, Telepathy and Allergy formulas are all
suitable for adult humans and children, as well as animals. We
have even used Anaflora with insects, fish and plants with great
results. It is wonderful to take flower essences with your
animal friend. Taking essences with your animal creates a
healing resonance between the two of you and serves as a gesture
of co-operation which greatly facilitates the healing process.
This is particularly true of the Return to Joy Formula, which
releases animals from abuse they may have suffered at the hands
of cruel and insensitive people.
Can flower essences be given to an animal while they are taking other medications or undergoing other forms of medical treatment?
Yes, flower essences do not interfere
with other forms of therapy, but rather act as non-intrusive,
non-harming, self-regulating supportive agents; which assist the
animal in a return to balance, well-being and health.
I am confused by the similarity of many of the single flower essence descriptions, how do I know which one to use?
Many of the Anaflora single essences
have similar definitions, because animal suffering includes
reoccurring themes of fear, betrayal, abuse, hopelessness,
despair and grief. Since no harm can be done utilizing the
positive attributes of flower essences, you are encouraged to
use your own intuition. and trust that the miracle of intention
will assist both you and your animal in a return to wholeness.
Don't be afraid to select an essence simply because you are
drawn to its name. Many of the common names given to flowers
accurately reflect the flower's healing signatures, having been
bestowed upon them at a time when life was more simple and
people lived closer to the earth. "Bleeding Heart",
"Heart's Ease", "Self Heal",
. . . the name says it all!