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Flower Essences in the 21st Century

By Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber

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By any standard, the 21st century is a very challenging time on many levels. The whole human family across the planet is being confronted with problems of vast magnitude and complexity in all areas of life.

Humanity has also been thrust into this volatile situation at an alarming speed. The world 100 years or even 50 years ago was a radically different place.


In a very short time span humanity has been confronted with chemical pollution, e-smog, nuclear technology and weapons of mass destruction, changing weather patterns, computerisation and technological advances undreamed of only decades ago.

Global 24-hour business is now a standard business practice. With the development of technology, instant response to texts, emails and other communication media is expected. 

And the list goes on.

As a consequence of this quantum shift which has occurred at every level of society and in every facet of human existence, there has had to be a corresponding shift in the way holistic wellbeing is approached.


Flower essences are natural energy medicine that has been used for centuries by indigenous people around the world, but in order to be applicable to the 21st-century conditions, flower essences are required to be made in a new way.

When Dr. Bach developed his flower remedies in the 1930's the world was a relatively uncomplicated place. As a consequence, Dr. Bach only needed a singular approach to effectively restore health and wellbeing. This singular approach was to treat the 36 personality temperaments and predispositions that Dr. Bach identified as being some of the causative factors in the generation of dis-ease and ill health.

Such a singular approach was more than adequate for most of the people and for much of the 20th century. However, with a radically different world now pressing in upon us from all sides, to effectively maintain health and wellbeing we have to address and treat much more than just the 36 negative personality attitudes that Dr. Bach worked with.


To deal with the challenges of the 21st century, flower essences have to carry very specific and complex vibrational properties.

They also have to address the fact that we are multidimensional beings that need to be treated at all levels of our being. We now have to not only work with the 36 personality types but also with the energy field or aura. We need to address the vital energy centres of the body, the chakras, and even work at the level of DNA. We are also required to address the area of personal growth and development.

There is a simple metaphor that clearly demonstrates the fundamental difference between what Dr. Bach was required to address with his flower remedies in the 1930's and what First Light® flower essences have to address in the 21st century. This metaphor is that of comparing a propeller driven plane with a plane powered by jet engines.

In Dr. Bach’s day, all planes were propeller driven. They were slow moving with limited capacities. They could only fly at low altitudes and had limited loading capabilities. The world has changed and so have planes. In the 21st century, we predominantly rely on jet-powered planes that fly further, faster and higher than their propeller driven relatives.

We now all live in an age that, like its planes, requires much greater vibrational performance from its flower essences. This enhanced capacity is embodied in First Light® flower essences. First Light Natural Health® products are made with First Light® flower essences and, therefore, carry the required vibrational properties that support holistic wellbeing in the 21st century. 


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About the Author

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber is award-winning researcher in the field of plant medicine and holistic healing and founder of First Light Natural Health®. Over the 40 years of working with clients and developing tools for personal transformation, Franchelle’s work has changed the lives of thousands of people around the world.