I was excited to get started on Flower Therapy by Doreen Virtue and Robert Reeves, though I wasn't sure what to expect. It is only recently I became interested in reading books by Doreen Virtue, I was interested in learning about her ideas on Angels.
Some people may find it strange, as both authors speak candidly about angels and fairies, which can be slightly shocking, unless you’ve read some of Doreen’s other works. But I assure you, this book is well worth the read.
What is it about?
“Flower Therapy” is the art of working with flowers, flower essences, and angels for healing, manifestation, and abundance. The two authors go in depth, describing 88 common flowers, and describe how they can help you, and how to take care of them. They tell you how flowers can bring healing and joy into your everyday life, at the same time associating angels with each flower. They also give the chakra(s) that each flower is connected too, in this guide they’ve also included messages from each flower, meaning they give each flower a voice.
The information in this book was very informative outlining various types, use and care of flowers. The images of the flowers were beautiful. I could go on and on about it. The information in this book can be helpful to any gardener, or a friend who may be going through something difficult. You do not have to believe in angels or fairies to benefit from this book, I think that anyone can benefit from this book because reading through it is incredibly calming, and the information held in it can be of use to anyone.
My reasons for reading it:
I'm always looking for alternative methods of healing, relaxation, and health promotion, wellness, and peace in daily life. I’ve always felt very strongly that nature has profound healing powers. I've always found that flowers, trees—all nature is healing.
I'm in pain most of the time, and I fight against anxiety and depression along side that, I'm always on the lookout for new and different ways of coping with difficulties of daily life. And ever since I was fourteen I've always found nature very awe-inspiring, mysterious, and magical.
Just seeing the book cover I felt my soul lighten. The book was absolutely beautiful, stunning, the photographs were clear, and they had a genuine calming effect to them. The breathtaking photos are only one aspect of this book that made me fall in love with it. I also loved their approach to the various subjects they discussed. This handy little guide held some recipes, knowing that one of the authors is accredited naturopath made me feel comfortable with following their recipes. I loved the respect for nature that these individuals place so much emphasis on.
I did find some of their ideas a little out there, but that is one of the reasons I liked this book so much; for their unique ideas and interpretations of flowers, most of which rung true for me. They both have a totally unique way of looking at the world, for example they give instructions of ceremonies they perform when picking flowers. They do it in order to respect nature. This I found fascinating, the fact that they said they perform these ceremonies is very telling of them, they tie ribbon around the plant, where they are going to sever it. They do this so that, essentially, the plant will know and ready itself to be cut. This reminded me of an experiment I once watched, where scientists studied plants, they went on to find that plants responded to being cut, or seeing scissors. I’ve also heard of plants responding to music, or talking. I love the respect for nature they have.
Doreen Virtue has stated in previous books that she can see and speak with angels. She believes that they are all around us, and her methods and beliefs transcend religion. Robert Reeves seems to agree with this, believing that they are all around us.
Whether you believe in angels or not, I believe that you can still benefit from this book. It was beautiful to read through, calming and wonderful. Even just simply looking through this book, and following some of their suggested meditations may help with your journey to wellness. I loved that they included a glossary, showing you the names and uses for some flowers that can help you.
This book gives recipes as well as information, since Robert Reeves is a fully accredited Naturopath, and he is fully trained in herbal medicine I would feel comfortable using his recipes.
This book includes some aspects that may seem too out-there for some people, as it talks about angels and fairies but even though it is difficult to wrap your head around, this book is truly beautiful. I think that most people can take comfort in this book because of how calming it is, and how you end up feeling. It would make a beautiful gift for anyone. This book has some very interesting and helpful information about different types of flowers, and what they can be used for.
I suggest that you pick it up, as it is worth the read.