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How do Flower Readings Work?
What is a Flower Reading?
Traditional Flower Reading is simply interpreting the Language of Nature as spoken through Plants. We are all made of energy, as are plants. We connect with each other and our environments in various ways. By understanding and interpreting the patterns, the cycles and the relationships between plants, ourselves and the environment we can find the messages, guidance, healing notes and most importantly, reconnect with Nature to live whole lives. A Flower or Flora Reading looks at what is already there, it does not put our modern interpretations on it, rather it reconnects us with Nature.
Where Did it Come From?
Flower Reading is nothing new, it is as old as the human race. People have read the powerful messages in flowers and connected with them to bring joy, healing, guidance and to understand what was happening around them. It is no secret that we have become disconnected with Nature. We put our modern take on everything. We smother out the pure heart of what is already here as we manipulate, twist and use nature in ways that will give us the quickest, fastest and most gratifying answers. In this, most of us have lost one of our senses, the ability to Read Flora, to truly understand Nature and live with it.
Can't You Just Use Essence Meanings to Get Flora Reading Meanings?
While I very much enjoy using Flower Essences created by others and create them myself they are only part of a very large picture. Essences as usually created to balance emotions and to bring about a change within a person. The 'meanings' that you will find written out in books and on websites will be focused on healing someone. This information is valuable and very relevant but it is only a part of the picture. Flora Reading involves a multi faceted understanding of the messages and the conversations that are constantly going on in the here and now.An Essence is a healing tool, a Flora Reading is an interactive, personal guidance modality. More than a modality, it is learning to live within Nature!
I had a Flower Reading that gave me a message from a Spirit. The person said they didn't need to know much about the Particular Flower at all. They held/looked at the flower and gave me the answers.
This is not traditional flower reading. This is Psycometry, the method of reading an object with psychic abilities to gain a divination reading. It is still relevant and a modality that I use, in part as well at times. Someone who reads via Psycometry alone is reading the vibrational energy patterns between you and this single flower and tuning in to any spirit energy surrounding you.
lower and Flora Reading, traditionally also called Floromancy or Floramancy, involves reading with some Psycometry but the foundation is on Nature First and your place in it right now. In a Flora Reading there is a lot more conversation going on between you and the Flora Reader as you explore and discover your connections for guidance, healing and balance as well as importantly reconnection to what is going on around you. A Psycometry Reading will give an answer, a Flora Reading will illuminate the answers and teach you how to work with what is found.
Can You Use Pictures of Flowers and Plants to Read?
Yes you can! I would say though that it can be a little harder for the beginner to tune into the energetic patterns and language of plants this way without some guidance from the person who created the image (the photographer/artist via a guidebook or teachings) or through personal physical connection with the plant in the past.Using Flower reading Cards is a great way to connect with imagery and the energy of flowers as the person who has created the deck would of used flowers they have found in person to create he deck so these would have very strong connections for you.
Can You Use Flowers in Spells & Blessings?
You already do! Giving people flowers on occasions is a blessing! People have been creating Flower Spells since time began. There is evidence in ancient caves of what seems to be altars with arrangements of dedications before cave paintings. A Spell, a Blessing is a magickal way of focusing on your intentions to create change. When working with Plants and Flowers in Spellcasting, you need to have a good understanding of Magickal Correspondences and the energetic qualities of the Flora that you wish to use.
I want to Learn to be a Flower Reader, how do I do that?
You already know how to read Flowers and Flora, you have just forgotten. Perhaps, like me, you may of noticed the messages and felt a stronger understanding as a child and have been drawn ever since to Flowers and Plants. Maybe you have just felt a recent longing to connect. About 30 years ago I wanted to dedicate myself to really understanding and studying Flower Reading. I began researching, creating artworks, travelling and learning, always learning. I have an online course that you may be interested in at this link: FLOWER READING COURSE and from time to time I teach in person, to keep updated, I invite you to join my Newsletter.
Why do you say Flower Reading and sometimes Flora Reading?
The term Flora means all plants, including the Flowers, which are a part of a Plant. Flower Reading is a more recognisable term and is the usual focus of my work. I do read all plants, in fact all facets of Nature.