April 2010 Newsletter
All essence makers are aware of the need to keep their mother tinctures safe, since a given batch may end up being used for a number of years. I know of one essence maker who painted angels on the wall where his essences are stored; some carefully wrap each of their bottles. One essence maker actually had his business inside an old provincial bank, and stored the mother tinctures inside the bank vault..! However, what I have seen over the years is that even these measures are not enough to shield the mother tinctures from the ups and downs of the essence-makers themselves. This is one of the mysterious and curious facts of our industry: that the essences have a seemingly life-long connection energetically with the person or people who made the mother tincture. And so there is a long-term responsibility which one has as an essence-maker. Unhealthy relationships with new partners can cause the vibration of their essences out in the wide world to drop dramatically. Any disconnection from the spiritual source of their work will have an adverse impact on the essences that person has made. This is just a partial description of the elements which can challenge entire ranges of essences, and most essence-makers I know of are well aware of this phenomenon.
Beyond those concerns, there is a need to ensure the essences are stored appropriately. Obviously they should not be stored near to any electromagnetic source. And over the years I have seen a few different options for containers. The least favourable are plastic bottles: the essences have never seemed happy (in my investigations) in plastic. So we have used a clear glass bottle for a long time.
However, lately I have been transferring all of our mother tinctures from the clear glass bottles into a very dark purple glass bottle made by a company called Miron Glass
, based in Switzerland. As this glass only allows a particular wavelength of deep violet to enter the glass bottle, the mother tinctures feel much happier in them. Its like they don't have to worry, as they are well protected by this lovely dark purple glass.
With muscle-testing we have also found that just a few of the newer orchid essences prefer being sent out into the world in the Miron glass bottles. This is a bit unfornuate, from a convenience standpoint: these 15 ml Miron bottles are a little bit wider than the usual blue glass bottles the rest of the line is in. Nevertheless the testing was clear, and so we need to follow the results. Our commitment is to endeavour to have our essences be the best they possibly can, based on all the factors we have learnt about over the years. These lessons have been both from our own experience, and also from discussions with many essence-makers from around the world. It is in the interests of contributing to that developing pool of knowledge that I wanted to share today about our new use of the Miron glass bottles for storing the mother tinctures especially. We use the 200ml size bottle, as its shape and size seem best for the purpose.