Hi, my name is Christine Dawn and I am a Certified Australian Bush Flower Essence Practitioner.
I would like to tell you a little about myself so that you know who is writing these pages.
I live in southern Australia, with my two wonderful boys aged 11 and 16 years, terrific husband and our little dog, Charlie.
I started out my working life as a Registered Nurse, but unfortunately a physical impairment meant that I couldn't cope with being on my feet for most of the day, so I had to change careers.
I became an Accountant and I still work in this field part-time, but honestly it bores me crazy! (What on earth was I thinking?)
My true passion is health, on all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. For years I have devoured book after book on natural therapies, spirituality and how the Universe works, and I love learning as much as I can.
My interest in spiritual issues really took off back in 1996 when I experienced life-threatening complications after major surgery, and I was terrified I was going to die. I came face to face with my mortality, and that's when I realised I really didn't like myself or my life.
As a child, life at home could be very difficult, and gradually got worse over the years. During my teenage years I gradually became more and more anxious and depressed. My self esteem and confidence plummeted, I developed anxiety and insomnia, and was generally very miserable.
I somehow ended up in a career that I didn't enjoy, and often felt quite stressed and fed-up with life.
So when I got my big scare at 29 years-of-age, that was the turning point in my life. If I had of died then, I would have been pretty disappointed with the way my life had turned out. I decided it was time to heal myself and my life.
I wanted to feel happy, relaxed and content again - something I hadn't done for many years.
I began reading as many different spiritual books as I could. I was searching for answers to life and the Universe. I wanted to know who I was, why I was here, and to learn as much as I could.
I also began searching for ways to heal my emotional problems. I went to spiritual counsellors, learned to meditate, attended workshops, did courses and read and read and read. And I tried out all of the things I discovered, and spent a lot of time working on releasing my withheld emotions, developing self-empowerment and discovering the real me beneath all those layers.
And now here I am, quite a different person. I am a great believer that we can change certain aspects of ourselves for the better.
We can learn to balance and be aware of those traits that are inherent within us. I don't agree at all with the sayings "A leopard never changes its spots" or "You can't teach an old dog new tricks".
I know that I still have a tendency to get a little anxious on occasion - that's my personality type. But I am aware of it and can step back from it before it escalates.
I have also loved natural therapies for as long as I can remember, and enjoy finding natural solutions to any health issues that we may experience. I have learned a lot about the different modalities for my own and my family's benefit. Mother Nature is amazing!
My search for emotional healing also led me to the amazing flower essences, and they have become my favourite healing modality.
As mentioned, I am now a Certified Australian Bush Flower Essence Practitioner and love helping my family, friends and clients (and myself of course) with these safe and powerful miracles of nature.
As well as what I have learned through my own personal research, I have the following qualifications:
The majority of the issues I talk about on my website come from personal experience. I have used and benefited from the things that I discuss, and now I would like to share them with as many people as possible - hence this website.
I also offer an online Flower Essence Service so that I can share the amazing flower essences with others.
I have healed myself in so many ways, I have changed my outlook for the better and have discovered how vastly different life can be perceived.
Now I wish to share with you the things I have learned and the tools and techniques I have used. I have also found that shedding all those layers that of unwanted fears and beliefs has allowed my natural intuitive abilities to come through.
These have been my gateways to inner peace. It has not always been easy - but everything has been worth it!