If Waratah Bush Flower Essence were a song, it might be ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ (by Crowded House)

I believe that music speaks a language that crosses all divides and will often contain private meanings or significance for each person. It is a medium that can bypass your mind, if you allow, in order to speak directly to the cells of your body and unearth deep inner wisdom.

Messages Through Music: Waratah Bush Flower Essence & ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ (Crowded House)

So I am offering you this series of songs that for me express the innate natural message of each of the Australian Bush Flower Essences: going well beyond physical qualities, documented effects and known aspects of each flower. In other words, surpassing your five physiological senses and your intellect.

While I believe one’s physical senses and mind are necessary for a complete appreciation of a flower’s ‘whole’ healing properties, this series is about developing a sixth sense interaction with nature – that of intuition, divine wisdom, your inner ‘knowing’, Spirit, nature and ultimately, the feminine.

For some, the intellectual knowledge about the healing properties of flowers is easier to grasp: if this is you, I hope through these songs you will find it easier to get in touch with the unspoken, unobvious and more subtle side of the plant kingdom.

My hope is that each song leads you into your own mystical inner world so you can hear each flower’s personal message for you. I can’t tell you what that message will be, when you will receive it or how that message will be relayed to you – outside of the realm of the mind, creativity is your guide and no logical rules apply!

I encourage you to listen to each song as many times as you feel you want or need to – you might even want to bookmark and re-visit this post when the mood strikes you. You could try listening with your eyes open and watching the video, then listen again with your eyes closed to compare its effects on you. Perhaps if you have a bottle of the featured Bush Essence, you could even take a dose of it while listening to expand its impact within you.

One last piece of advice is to listen without expectation: set a personal intention to be open to receiving your own personal message from the flower, in whichever way and time it needs to reach you.

Let’s start with a Bush Flower that I believe is critical right now for many experiencing personal crises, depression and despair – Waratah.

If Waratah Bush Flower Essence were a song, it might be ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ (by Crowded House)

Typically used to endure the dark night of the soul, Waratah represents hope where all seems hopeless – offering the necessary life support and courage needed during the darkest of times. As though you were a caterpillar within your own dark, stifling chrysalis; struggling to keep up with all the physical changes, and perhaps even scared and confused. Waratah helps support you until you have fully emerged and fly away a butterfly!

Be open to Waratah’s energy flow-ering to you and please share your comments below about any insights you receive while listening.

“There’s a battle ahead… but you’ll never see the end of the road while you’re travelling with me.” Tweet this!!

You might also want to check out the lyrics, plus watch this video of Waratah ‘in the wild’, with ABFE Founder, Ian White.

Yours in Flowering Health,

© 2014 Clare Chapman T/As Baliena Flower Therapies, All Rights Reserved


Is there anything YOU would love to read more about? Perhaps you are dying to ask a question about Australian Bush Flower Essences, energy medicine, healing or you might even want to share something from your own experience of living with a ‘busy’ mind! Just comment below – I’ll not only reply, but write about your topic as soon as I can!

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2 thoughts on “If Waratah Bush Flower Essence were a song, it might be ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ (by Crowded House)

  1. morrowmuses says:

    Hi Clare. I’ve come across this article in a ‘dark night of the soul’ episode. Thankyou – I loved it. I am an Aura-Soma practitioner and an infrequent blogger and my blogs are often inspired by song lyrics. I’ve also studied ABFF and Bach flower essences and hugely support their use. I look forward to listening to more of the songs you’ve attached to the essences. Cheers, Susan.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Clare Chapman says:

      Hi Susan,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to let me know what you thought of my blog post. How great, too, that you also use song lyrics as the inspiration for your own blog posts – it certainly makes writing more fun, doesn’t it?!

      I will get back ‘into the groove’ (pardon my sad eighties pun) and put up my next music-inspired blog post very soon! 😉

      Yours in flowering health,


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