Flower Therapy Welcome the Angels of Nature into Your Life by Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves
Hay House, Inc. 2012
What is cozier than getting in your easy chair and grabbing some books about gardening to dream about for next year's growing season? That's what I did the other day and I found this gem. As the back of the book reports, "Flower Therapy" is the art of working with flowers, flower essences, and angels for healing, manifestation, and abundance. With flowers as your allies, your dreams really can come true, and you’ll see that nature truly has the ability to heal! In this book, Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves give in-depth information about 88 common flowers, illustrated with gorgeous, full-color photographs. You’ll find out about the flowers’ energetic and healing properties, discover which angels are connected to each one, and learn to associate different species with the various chakras (beyond simply categorizing them by color)." It contains 212 pages, and has seven blank pages to put your notes/observances.
My first book, Flower Secrets Revealed, touched on flower energetics, so it is a favorite topic of mine. This book is well written and well laid out. The illustrations are delightful and as the authors state, "The photos inside, which have been infused with healing energy, are all you need to begin your journey. So, whether you have a green thumb or not, Flower Therapy can start making a difference in your day . . . and bring blessings into your life!" Part 1 is discovering what flower therapy is and how to make essences and infusions. Part 2 is a large directory of Flowers and their therapies. Last, part 3 gives flower therapy charts and angels, chakras associated with each as well as the energetic healing properties of each. For example, in energetic healing, if you want to heal depression you would draw from Black-eyed Susan, Gardenia, Gladiolus, Lilac, Lily, orange, Saint-John's-Wort or Sunflower. For energetic help in Achieving your Desires, you would draw from Delphinium, Dianthus, Eucalyptus, Grevillea, Orchid, Poppy or Sweet Pea.
The only drawback? The book itself. To easily work from it, it needs either a larger layout where you can easily turn and see the page, or a spiral spine design. And the text could be a bit larger for these aging eyes. This book is small, 6x5 inches. That's my only complaint. The cover is lovely, the photos clear. It is well worth the struggle, I say.