Many people believe, mistakenly, that collecting the flower essences really is that simple. In many books on the subject, newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet, you will read that all you need do is “steep some wild flowers in some spring water, and the sun's rays will transfer the flower's energy into the water”. In actual fact, it is nothing like that easy. Flowers are nourished by the earth, water, fire and wind, they are a spiritual product crystallized out of the essences of the sun and moon. Flower essences are the living embodiment of a profound form of energy. Collecting this is not as simple as merely picking some flowers and tossing them into a bowl of water.
There are different steps in the process of collecting flower essences that need to be strictly observed. One is not merely collecting the energy inherent in the plant itself, there is also the energy field consisting of energy from the universe to be considered. How this energy field is to be collected is the key to producing flower essences properly.
In other words, in the process of transforming mass into energy, transferring it from the flower to the water, requires more than sunlight alone. Even more important is the energy that comes from the universe itself, which is the energy field of all the flowers in the universe. We say “one flower, one world”, by which we mean that every flower acts as a kind of cosmic antenna, receiving this flower energy from the universe. This flower energy is the original source of plant energy. These flower essences can only be produced by people who have a special ability to transform this energy, and transfer this pure, unblemished energy into the water. Only then can it be considered to be complete, and this is the only kind of energy that can be used for treatment of illness. This is the secret behind the fact that Taiwan’s flower essences are far more pure than others, and the reason why people find it easier to feel the energy in the essences, and find one that they react to, helping them to treat their ailments far more effectively and quickly, and balance their own auras.