Our friend Deborah Craydon joins us on the podcast! Deborah is a flower essence practitioner, teacher, producer (Flora Corona Vibrational Elixirs) and co-author of Floral Acupuncture – Applying the Flower Essences of Dr. Bach to Acupuncture Sites.
Deborah shares her insights on using flower essences topically with acupoints and skin zones, talks about unique ways to use vibrational elixirs in the home and environment, and explores the metaphysics of geometry, colors, the ethers, and more – oh my!
Flower Essences discussed during the show:
- Scleranthus – Healing Herbs
- Black Eyed Susan – FES
- Red Chestnut – Healing Herbs
- Passionflower – Flora Corona
- Emerald – Flora Corona
- Star of Bethlehem – Healing Herbs
- Purple Magnolia – Flora Corona
- Ilima – Flora Corona
- Aquamarine – Flora Corona
- Platinum – Flora Corona
- Cerato – Healing Herbs
Deborah Craydon’s FloraCorona flower, gem and light elixirs, and training courses
The book Floral Acupuncture by Deborah Craydon and Warren Bellows
Rochana Felde: [00:00:10] Hi, everybody, welcome to the Flower Essence Podcast. Today, Kathleen and I are here with Deborah Craydon, and we’re going to talk about the topical application of vibrational essences and their environmental use. She’s a certified flower essence practitioner through the Flower Essence Society in Nevada City, California, in flower essence practice for 19 years. In 2005, she developed the application of the Bach Flower Essences to their specific acupoints in conjunction with Warren Bellows, a licensed acupuncturist. Their book, Floral Acupuncture, Applying the Flower Essences of Dr. Bach to Acupuncture Sites, is available on Amazon. Deborah is the producer of Flora Corona, a Vibrational Elixir Company that makes Hawaiian flower essences, gem elixirs, and her original colored light essences. Along with their internal use, her elixirs are applied to meridian source points, skin zones and other topical treatments. She has been teaching international students online how to use this new system for about the past 14 years. And she’ll be teaching an 11 week training starting this September, and her next year long vibrational training starts in January 2021. And you can learn more about her on the FloraCorona.com website. Welcome, Deborah.
Deborah Craydon: [00:02:12] Thanks, Ro.
Kathleen Aspenns: [00:02:14] We’re so glad to have you here with us today.
Rochana Felde: [00:02:18] So, Deborah, I’m really excited to have you here to talk about topical application. It’s something..we talk about it as a method of application, but we don’t really go into detail. And it’s just not something that there is a lot of information or training about in the flower essence world. So we know that the idea is there, and that is something that you can do, but haven’t really talked in depth about it. And I know you’ve been working with this for a long time and have your topical application class, which I was privileged to be a part of last year. Maybe you could start off by just telling us how you got into topical application.
Deborah Craydon: [00:03:11] Well, after I did my flower essence training and I practiced for all those years reading the flower essence descriptions, and diagnosing people. I was living in Boulder, Colorado, and I started to realize when listening to my clients, that there were issues that were unconscious, that they weren’t ready to deal with yet. So I formulated a lotion and I started putting flower essences into the lotion that I felt that my clients were going to be needing in the future to speed up the process. So I gave them an internal bottle, as you usually do. And I also then started giving them the lotion. And that’s where it started, because my clients were just radically changed when I included the full body topical lotion to them. And I just really had no idea why this was so amazing. So I had to find out why. And the next thing that happened is that we had lived in Honolulu before that, where I’d been practicing. And I bought a book called New Bach Flower Body Maps by Dietmar Kramer. And it’s a book that has little rectangular sections all over the skin, the little skin zones. And each one has a number on it that relates to a Bach flower essence. And I thought the book was pretty weird. And I put it away. Once I started using the lotions for my clients and I saw this progress that I really could not comprehend. I got that book out and I started using it for somebody who had sciatica. I would look for the skin zone and find out that it was Scleranthus for on the right hip or whatever. And I also started making very specific lotions for these skin zones using Dietmar’s maps. And I did that for quite a while, but I wasn’t finding that my clients were… Even though they would get well or you could put the back back into place by compressing the proper Dietmar Kramer map skin zone on the back, you could do all kinds of things with it. I was feeling like they weren’t taking it seriously enough. And so I started thinking about how I could design a system so that when clients used it, they would take it really seriously. Not that Dietmar’s maps aren’t serious. They’re incredibly successful. I was not an acupuncturist. I didn’t know anything about acupuncture. And I moved back to California. And I met Warren Bellows, who’s a licensed acupuncturist and a real genius. And I asked him, would he work with me. And could we see if there were correlations between specific acupuncture points and specific flower essences? So we did that and we found that we both had a way of working. That was, we weren’t muscle testing or using the pendulum. We both had the ability to feel what a flower felt like and feel directly what an acupuncture point felt like. So we have the ability just innately to make matches, energetic matches. And we developed the book for acupuncture. And also I developed my own system after that using my Flora Corona remedies. And I developed a way to apply them to meridian source points. But I’ve also developed skin zone applications and all different kinds of ways to use them topically.
Kathleen Aspenns: [00:07:06] And do you find that the qualities of the essences, as known for internal use, correspond to the shifts and changes you’ve seen when you apply them topically?
Deborah Craydon: [00:07:19] Absolutely. The internal use.. When you make a bottle and you put two drops of each essence that you’re choosing to give to your client and you give them to them for about 30 days. And that’s a moon cycle. So the internal use is really successful for a sequential month after month after month, deep psychological changes. And so this is more soul based or internal based, whereas topically they do the same thing, but they’re coming from the periphery. So they’re putting light from the periphery like the sun shines on you onto the skin, which is our largest organ. And what they do is they work right away. And you can feel them right away. And so it’s what’s so important about the topical application is that the internal use being so based in psychological, I’m going through the moon cycles and changing metamorphically internally, really getting at all these deep, deep things. The external use is a way to wake up the body, the body itself by putting things on the skin. And the body itself is the unconscious mind. So when you’re taking them internally, you’re experiencing uprisings and healing processes sometimes of what’s down there. And usually, from my experience, I go through the meridians that I have found that the flower essences that address the deep unconscious are stored in the Small Intestine. And I know that because I’ve tested all the worldwide essences and the ones that bring up.. like Black-Eyed Susan, are activated by the Small Intestine. But what we’re wanting to do is to wake up the body. And because in the body we have all these stored experiences. The body knows everything, absolutely everything. And so it stores memory in places. So if you have a sore shoulder, it can be from something that happened when you were three or.. Whatever, all of these things. So what you’re doing by applying topically, is you are connecting the body mind and helping it to become conscious and connect to the soul or your thoughts and feelings. And when you get those two in sync, which is what you want to do, then you are able to get the super conscious or the spirit self to work in conjunction with your body and soul. So the topical application is the way you bring. You allow the body itself that has all these memories and thoughts and feelings and not just from now either. And it is able to start to work, it gives the body a voice, a very strong voice that is starting to work in conjunction and wake up the unconscious body mind to communicate with the inner life of your thoughts and feelings or your soul. Then you can access that triple flame of the spirit itself, but you need a body and a soul to work in conjunction with one another. And that’s why it’s so important.