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Do the essences have a scent? Are they the same as ‘essential oils’ or ‘aromatherapy’?
Essences, and the Living Light Essences, are not the same as ‘essential oils’ or ‘aromatherapy’. They do not generally have a scent. However, there are some essence producers who do add essential oils to their essences, thereby giving them a scent. This is usually only done with spray essences, which are used externally.
What are the Living Light Essences? What do they do?
The Living Light Essences are a series of vibrational crystal and gem-based essences that may be used as tools for healing and transformation by individuals who wish to make changes in their lives, resonating with the higher universal spiritual principles and qualities of life - love, truth, wisdom, joy, compassion, forgiveness, peace….
Through the principles of resonance, the Living Light Essences may be used to strengthen our positive qualities and characteristics, and help us achieve a state of consciousness, health, and well being that is truly reflective of our own higher nature.
The essences are designed to assist in addressing the root causes of conditions and symptoms – the limiting attitudes and belief systems, the emotional, psychological and spiritual patterns of our past, and the dynamics that perpetuate discord and illness in our lives.
We believe that all forms of illness and dissatisfaction with life ultimately stem from these dysfunctional energy patterns, which do not resonate harmoniously with our innate inner wisdom and truth, and interfere with our harmonious resonation with the world around us.
Each essence is focused around a very specific quality, archetype or principle, and address one key component of a certain condition – physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. The resonating vibrations of the essence assist in transforming such things as unresolved negative feelings, conflicts, memories and beliefs, or deep, restricting genetic patterns that may be holding you back and/or making you ill.
The essences are part of a new model of holistic health that is designed to empower individuals in their journey through life. In this new paradigm of healing where the emphasis is placed upon the choice of the individual, by focusing on what we want most in our lives right now, we automatically begin to move towards greater wholeness.
Are they safe?
Essences are very benign and generally* safe to use with children, adults, seniors, animals and plants. We have never had any ‘adverse event’ reports since the essences were first created in 1996.
It will not hurt you to take the 'wrong’ essence, too many drops, or the “wrong” combinations. Each Living Light Essences serves to uplift different aspects of the self. Taking the “wrong” essence would simply raise up an aspect of self that is not a top priority for you at this time and you may experience some energetic shifts that might be uncomfortable, just as you would with any other gem, nature or flower essence.
This may be because sometimes, as individuals, we have things going on at an unconscious level that may be brought up by the specific principle or quality of that particular Essence.
*We advise anyone who is mentally or seriously ill, sensitive to alcohol, or may be allergic to certain plants to consult with their health care practitioner before taking an Essence.
Who can take them?
Essences may be taken by just about anyone - children, adults, seniors, animals and plants.
IF SOMEONE IS MENTALLY OR SERIOUSLY ILL, OR TAKING MEDICATION THAT MIGHT BE AFFECTED BY THE CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL, WE WOULD RECOMMEND CONSULTING WITH A HEALTH PRACTITIONER BEFORE TAKING AN ESSENCE. (Please note: Our essences actually only contain 7% alcohol/brandy per volume.)
IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO ALCOHOL, WE DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU TAKE THE ESSENCES internally, as they have an alcohol base. Brandy (grape alcohol) is used as a preservative. Some people who are sensitive to alcohol may be able to use the Essences topically. Please consult with your health practitioner first.
IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC TO A PARTICULAR PLANT please do not take the essence of the problematic plant unless you have tested it to make sure that you will not have a reaction.
Essences may be given to pets. Place 3-4 drops in a bowl of water next to your pets regular drinking water, or place a few drops of the Essence you feel would be helpful to your pet into your palms, rub your palms together, and then wipe the Essence onto your pets fur.
Plants may also benefit from essences. Put a few drops into the water you use to water your plants or place a bottle beside an struggling plant.
How can I use the Essences if I am sensitive to alcohol?
If you are sensitive to alcohol you may use the essences diluted in water and spray them about your body, put them in your bath (if it is not too hot), or place a tissue onto your body and then put the appropriate number of drops of Essence onto it. A good place to do this is on the chakras or on acupuncture points. Our energy fields go well beyond the body and the essence will be absorbed energetically.
Please note: an essence may stain your clothes if placed directly onto light-coloured clothing.
How do I know which essence to take?
We have designed a number of information sources to help you decide which essences are right for you:
A coloured, laminated chart containing key words and a brief synopsis of each Living Light Essences will be available shortly. This chart is also on our new brochure.
The Living Light Essences Guidebook© gives a much more in-depth explanation of each Essence to supplement the chart. This will be available shortly as a download from our website or may be purchased in hard copy.
An audio course of 8 CD’s provides an extensive analysis of the principles and qualities associated with each essence and the Seven Rays, as well as some valuable insights into vibrational medicine.
We also teach seminars on how to use the Living Light Essences, to support practitioners or those who would like to gain a more in-depth understanding of the essences.
Many people use their own intuition and understanding of themselves to guide them. Some will intuitively know the best essences to take, drawn by the name, gemstone or crystal, colour or key words on the label or packaging.
When in doubt, consult with your Health Practitioner who may also be able to advise you regarding which essences to take, or, give us a call or email us for assistance.
We suggest that when you take an essence you first focus on what you feel, what things are affecting your life the most, patterns of behavior that are repetitive, or what you would like to invite into your life right now. Check out the chart, Guidebook or information on this site and choose your essences accordingly. Trust your own intuition.
Before taking your essences, sit quietly for a minute or two and notice how you feel and what is happening with your body, emotions and thoughts, then take your essences and do the same again. Notice whether you feel any different. Initially, you may not observe any changes, but after taking the essences for a while you may begin to appreciate what is happening on the subtle levels and in your life.
When should I take them, and for how long?
Essences are typically taken internally. Place a few drops under the tongue or in a glass of water, just as you would a homeopathic remedy or flower essence. They also work very well rubbed on the skin or sprayed in the air.
As a general rule, you may take 7 drops of essence three times a day for a period of about one week, taken directly under the tongues or in water, and then re-evaluate your need.
Your health professional may advise you with regards to which essences you should take, for how long, and how many drops you need per dose. This dosage will be specific to your needs and may be quite different from the general recommended dosage of 7 drops three times a day, taken directly under the tongue or in water.
If you have purchased your essences at a store or from a distributor, you may follow the instructions on the bottle. However, the Living Light Essences may really be taken at any time, and there is no set amount or duration for taking them either.
We encourage you to follow your own intuition when deciding how many drops, how frequently you need to take them, and for how long. Use whatever means you have to check out how long would be best for you. There is no set rules for taking the Essences.
You may also relax at the end of the day by adding 10-15 drops of each chosen essence to a warm bath, or spray yourself after your shower. Spritz your face and body when you feel stressed or need a quick refresher.
To change the atmosphere in a room, spray it with a few drops of essences mixed with water.
Place 4-5 drops of essences on your hands before a healing, Reiki, TT, massage or reflexology session, or directly on the body, chakras or acupuncture points.
What happens after a week and I no longer need a particular essence?
Re-evaluate how you feel and what you want. I may be time to move on to another essence. Keep the essence in its original bottle for later use. In all likelihood, you will want to use essences again and again, perhaps just for a few days at a time or as the need arises.
Q Can I take more than one essence at once?
Yes, in fact, many of the essences can be used together to hep you achieve your goals. We also use them in sequences, one after the other, like notes of music.
Who uses the essences? Can they be combined with other therapies?
Essences are very versatile and have been used to complement, deepen and enhance the effects of many different types of conventional and natural healing modalities. Living Light Essences have been trusted and used by a wide variety of holistic health professionals in over a dozen countries worldwide since 1996.
The essences are used by medical doctors, dentists, doctors of naturopathic medicine, chiropractors, homeopathic doctors, osteopaths, psychotherapists, acupuncturists and herbalists,
…by massage therapists, reflexologists, Reiki practitioners, aromatherapists, craniosacral therapists, kinesiologists, energy healers, and holographic repatterners,
…by Feng Shui practitioners, farmers and gardeners…to enhance, clear and energize homes, property, businesses and the land,
…and by people who are interested in self-healing, healthcare, and spiritual and personal growth.
Do I have to fully understand or believe in order for the essences to work?
Just as you take medications given to you by your physician, the essences will work whether you understand how they work or believe in them. When you take a Living Light Essence, it will start to bring about natural changes immediately. You do not have to believe in or understand the process.
Will I notice a change?
Each one of us is unique. Some people are very sensitive to changes in their energy field, while others are less so. In most instances, people start to notice positive changes immediately, though they may be subtle in nature.
We recommend that you take a minute or two before and after you take the essence(s) to assess how you feel. The difference may be suble or extraordinary. Over the enxt week of two, pay attention to how you feel and react to ordiary things in your life. You may want to keep a journal. Pay special attention to your dreams. Changes will be taking place.
We have actually taken live aura pictures before and after taking essences. We hope to have these up shortly on our website, so that you can see the instant effects of the essences upon the energy field.
Will my Essences become stale or lose their energy after a while?
Essences, like other vibrational essences or homeopathic remedies will last energetically intact for years. If you touch or contaminate the glass pipette in the bottle, make sure you clean it off first with some boiling water before replacing it in the bottle. A contaminated pipette may make your essence go ‘off’. Store your Essences upright at room temperature in a dry place, out of direct sunlight.
Is there anything I should not do with my Essences?
DO NOT boil, cook or heat your essences. We also recommend that you do not take them mixed in hot beverages such as tea or coffee.
Can I take my Essences with me when I travel?
By all means, take your essences with you. Remember that new AIR travel regulations require you to store your essences in a one-quart zip top bag. As everything has to go through the X-ray machines these days, your essences will also be subject to this requirement. Strange as it may seem, when you get to your destination, take a moment to sit quietly and simply ask that your essences be returned to their normal vibrational frequencies. It works!
Placing an X-rayed essence next to a similar non-X-rayed essence will also raise its vibrational frequencies back to normal.
Why are there three different series of Essences when they have the same crystal or gem base?
Although you will find that three of each of the Living Light Essences® is made from the same crystal or gem base, there is a difference between each series. For example, each violet-coloured essence is made from amethyst and yet each violet-coloured essence represents a different component of a larger principle. This is because of the additional protocol we used to make the essences – “ask and you will receive”.
The Gem Essences series represent the foundation, the Archangel series the bridge, and the Divine Flame series represent the top level of the Living Light Essences. You will notice a natural progression from Essence to Essence in the same colour suit:
Holy Amethyst/Letting Go Archangel Zadkiel/Forgiveness Seventh Divine Flame/Freedom
Golden Topaz/Awareness Archangel Jophiel/Understanding Second Divine Flame/Wisdom
Am I best to start with one series?
If you are unsure where to begin, the Gem Essences are a great place to start. They deal with the everyday, nitty-gritty aspects of life.
What is the significance of using crystals and gemstones?
Since the beginning of recorded history, almost every culture has placed an extraordinary amount of value on precious gems. In ancient eastern medicine gemstones played an important role in the healing process. Crystals and gems were highly respected for their remarkable, even magical powers and properties. Crystals and gems also hold the vibrational frequencies and memories of the earth.
In addition, gemstones have a unique molecular structure. In gemstones and crystals each atom has a mirror image of itself on the opposite vertex. From an atomic viewpoint they possess a perfect symmetry and balance. The physical image of perfection.
In the Living Light Essences, this powerful base assists an individual in better grounding their ideas and themselves.
What do the atomic images used by Living Light symbolize?
The illustrations of the atomic structures you see on our site of each of the Living Light Essences are of the gems and crystals used to create them. Their perfect symmetry and balance are one of the keys to the power of the Living Light Essences.
Are there gems or crystals in the bottles I buy? Isn’t it dangerous to consume gems?
Vibrational essences are made using some of the principles of homeopathy, with a difference. In homeopathy, substances are generally masticated (crushed or ground down) and then diluted to a certain level. With essences, all of the substance that forms the base of that essence (e.g. flower, plant, gem…) is removed and only the vibrational imprint is left in the water. There are no gems or crystals in the bottle.
Some gems or minerals are toxic. In this case they are made using a slightly different method, and are not put directly into the water as with non-toxic gems or minerals.
In India, gems are still used in Ayurvedic medicine. Crushed gemstones are ingested to assist with healing.
How are the essences sold?
The essences are sold as individual bottles, as part of a series, or in a complete kit of 25 essences. There are seven essences in each of the Living Light Gem Essences series, the Living Light Archangel Essences series, and the Living Light Divine Flame Essences series, and four essences in the Living Light Special Essences series. The same applies to the Living Light Rainbow Essences.
We recommend that practitioners purchase a full set, as these essences often work in sequences or combinations of essences like notes of music. A full set is needed to work in this manner. We teach about this method in our courses.
Luminesce does not have a minimum order requirement. You may order one essence or as many as you like. Some of our distributors do place minimum order requirements on purchases. You will need to check with them for their individual policies.
The Living Light Essences may vary in price from country to country as well. Distributors pay their own shipping and brokerage fees, plus customs duties, which they must recoup when selling their Essences.
Luminesce sells to any customer, except customers from Japan. Japan has special regulations that require the addition of salt to all essences. Japanese customers must purchase Essences from our Japanese distributor in Tokyo. We apologize to our Japanese customers for any inconvenience this may cause.