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Flower Essence Mandala: Turkscap-Pansy-Dianthus
Flower Essence Mandalas
By Mary Kraemer
I use edible flowers to create by hand a mini-cosmos for healing with the medicinal and spiritual qualities of the flowers and as a mediation tool. I invite you to take a moment to absorb the imageinto your mind and body and feel its qualities transform you.
Mandala in Sanskrit means essence, or containing; also translates as circle-circumference or concentric diagram having spiritual and ritual significance in both Buddhism and Hinduism.
Flower Essence prescription of Giant Turkscap – Malvaviscus Arboreus, Pansy, Dianthus Mandala:
Meditate on the root chakra receiving healing. This essence releases pent up creative forces within the womb area and literally sets one free to dance again in life. Corrective of imbalance: connecting with their sexuality often due to abuse. Eliminates fear and greed and brings contentment. Pansy is an immune builder as it draws out from within the individual the purest quality of heart and mind. Pansy helps us to ‘face’ the world, thereby, strengthening our courage to share our beauty with the world. Pansy clears negative thoughts and opens the heart chakra. Dianthus at the center promotes new perspectives on seemingly endless situations.
In different spiritual traditions, mandalas are used for focusing attention; as a spiritual teaching tool; for establishing a sacred space; and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. Its symbolic nature can help one to access progressively deeper levels of the unconscious, ultimately assisting the meditator to experience a mystical sense of oneness with the ultimate unity from which the cosmos in all its manifold forms arises. The psychoanalyst Carl Jung saw the mandala as a representation of the unconscious self, and believed his paintings of mandalas enabled him to identify emotional disorders and work towards wholeness in personality.
Mandala represents the cosmos metaphysically or symbolically, a microcosm of the Universe from the human perspective and a microcosm representing various divine powers at work in the universe.
Mandalas are a sacred places reminding the viewer of the sanctity in the Universe and its potential in his or her self. The purpose being to put an end to human suffering, be enlightened and to discover divinity within one’s own self.
When I created this design and shot this photo, I used what flowers I had available as well as what design I was drawn to making. I had hoped to heal others as well as myself when making it as is my intention. But it isn’t till I write this that I realize this specific flower combination heals me as well. I too suffer from great bouts of fear and feel unable to dance. My situation being unemployed and a single parent makes my suffering acute as my children are in this situation as well. I really need pansy to help face this situation and clear my negative thoughts. Dianthus additionally helps me have new perspective on the situation seemingly that is endless.
Thanks for giving me a forum.
Mary Kraemer
Edible Flower Photography, Edible Flower Mandalas for Cakes, Healing with Holographic Repatterning
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© 2009, Mary Kraemer

  • jessica Hausman

    I felt that connection too after reading your words and impressions and viewing the Dianthus, thank you Mary.
    Jessica H.

  • Andrew James

    The Power of Beliefs.
    When was the last time you questioned who you are and what you stand for? The chances are it was quite a while ago because, like most people, you take yourself for granted. Few of us think in enough depth about our beliefs, yet they are essential to our very being. Before embarking on a course of personal development, we need to confront our beliefs head on.
    A belief is a feeling of conviction about something specifically related to yourself. Beliefs have a direct impact on our character and behaviour. We can divide beliefs in to two simple categories – positive and negative. A positive belief leads to positive actions like setting goals and targets. Negative beliefs are associated with negative behaviours – like self paranoia. Beliefs are activated by different personality traits. In the case of negative beliefs, the inner critic is a major contributor.
    The little voice we hear in our head sometimes telling us we are no good is what life coaches refer to as the inner critic. An inner critic is fine and actually important in small doses. However, if the balance becomes upset, our inner critic can become a detrimental force. All the hard work you may have put into building yourself up can be wiped away in an instant by an unchecked inner critic.
    On the other hand, we have the inner coach. This is the voice of confidence and encouragement. It is the voice of hope and the gateway to success. Your inner coach is the part of you that checks for solutions not problems. The inner coach provides you with inspiration and vitality. When it comes to building success, your inner coach is the voice to listen to.
    You should decide which of the two voices are the loudest in your mind. Are you your own coach or your own worst enemy? It is far easier to criticise than to make something which is why the inner critic tends to be the most prevalent in ordinary people. Extraordinary people have that little bit extra. Extraordinary people have a finely tuned inner coach.
    All you are doing by developing your inner coach is making your mind work for you. Think for a second about how incredible the human brain is. It is more powerful than all the worlds computers combined. The brain contains within it almost limitless potential. What a shame it is, therefore, to use it against us rather than for us! We all have the chance to be extraordinary, yet so many people sit in the doldrums because they are unable to harness the latent power of the mind.
    The mind can waste a lot of energy on detrimental beliefs. Remember that a belief is not a fact! You should not think that what you believe about yourself today is necessarily true. People have had some crazy beliefs over the years. For instance, entire cultures have developed on the belief of the world being flat, or that gods live up in the sky. Unless you have taken the time to explore yourself, you run the risk of holding some unhelpful beliefs about yourself. But where do beliefs come from?
    Some of our beliefs originate in our childhood. The opinions of our elders shape our self image in childhood. Therapists spend a lot of their time unravelling problematic self images of people that begin in childhood. It is amazing to think that our childhood never really leaves us. Instead, it becomes buried to the very core of our being. Life is a process of change and development. However, without being aware of the things that have made us who we are there is little chance of us controlling this change.
    Andrew James offers a no cost video showing you step-by-step how to overcome negative thinking patterns. please visit

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  • Christy Korrow

    I’m from LILIPOH, an international health and spiritually magazine. The issue focus of our last publication was on Flower Essence Therapy. After looking at you blog I thought you might be interested in reading some of the articles from the magazine. Here’s a link to one on our website, Dr. Edward Bach and the Invisible Science of Health.
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  • Lily

    Thank you Mary for sharing this with us. Any type of meditation helps, whether it is visual or not. What other combinations of flowers do you use?

  • Lily

    What’s the Invisible Science of Health? Sorry for asking but I don’t have enough time to look into it without knowing what’s that all about.

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