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Transforming Grief: the Healing Bereavement Essence

Eucalyptus Flower - close up of flower with leaves Two bottles of Healing Bereavement combination

Transforming Grief and Loss

Have you experienced bereavement or loss that you are finding difficult to come to terms with? Are you feeling a deep sense of sorrow and grief that you don’t know how to release? Do you sense that unresolved grief is stuck or frozen somewhere in your system, and you’re unable to fully engage with life as a result? 

Our Healing Bereavement combination is a powerful mix of deep acting Flower, Gem & Crystal Essences, designed specifically to support the release and transformation of vibrations of grief through all levels of your being.

Healing Bereavement is an excellent support if you’re consciously grieving the loss of a loved one, whether that loss has been recent or way back in the past. It also helps to transform feelings of grief, sadness and separation that seemingly come out of nowhere and temporarily block out the beauty and joy of life.

Public Events Trigger Collective Grief

When somebody in the public eye dies, feelings of grief, loss and mourning are felt strongly by many people  so these vibrations circulate powerfully in the collective consciousness. We have seen this most recently with the unexpectedly sudden death of Queen Elizabeth II in September 2022 although there was a similar large public outpouring of grief when Princess Diana died in August 1997.

Public mourning can trigger our own unconscious unresolved grief, perhaps reminding us of past losses in our own lives that we haven’t fully grieved.  Grief is a very powerful emotion, and one that we have all experienced in one way or another, often multiple times. In order to cope with grief and sadness that feels overwhelming at the time, it is not unusual for us to decide to bury it deeply in our unconscious where it sits until it is triggered into awareness by a catalyst event like the recent death of the Queen.

Many world events in recent years have brought large waves of collective grief to the surface including the Coronavirus Pandemic, the murder of George Floyd, wars in the Ukraine, Ethiopia, Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan, Myanmar and others, the climate crisis, refugee crisis, and multiple natural disasters around the world.

If you are finding yourself reconnecting with deep feelings of sadness, grief, bereavement and loss at this time, give yourself plenty of space to feel what is coming into awareness. Own the emotions that relate to you personally and allow them to flow through and clear, knowing that this is a wonderful opportunity to let go of something that you no longer need.

The Deep Roots of Grief Are Not Always Conscious

Snowdrop flowers

Snowdrop Flower Essence helps to restore joy, hope and optimism after bereavement and is one of the essences in the Healing Bereavement combination.

It is perhaps helpful to recognise that the ancient memory of separating from the unity and oneness of All That Is, is at the root of the grief held in the human collective consciousness. Before incarnating into your body in this lifetime you experienced complete oneness with Source, so buried deep in your unconscious is the feeling of loss that you experienced when you were born and subsequently lost that conscious connection with Source.

Part of our journey of awakening in this lifetime is to remember who we truly are, where we came from, and why we are here. Feeling rejected, separate, alone, and not belonging are all signs that the deep grief which arises from feeling separate from Source is coming into your conscious awareness to be transformed.

Healing Bereavement Essence Helps to Transform All Types of Grief

Healing Bereavement Essence helps to transform all types of grief so it could be very supportive for you if you resonate with any of the themes we’ve mentioned here. This combination works equally well whether you have experienced a death, loss, or separation that you would like some emotional support with or if you have been experiencing feelings of grief, sadness, or separation recently for no obvious reason.

Are You Currently Grieving?

This essence is a good choice if you are either feeling overwhelmed by grief and sorrow or, conversely, if you’re feeling shut off and unable to get in touch with your grief on an emotional level. If you’ve had a very recent bereavement or sudden loss we also recommend Bach Star of Bethlehem or Revival Remedy to support you in those first days and weeks.

Do You Feel Sad For No Reason?

Unconscious experiences of grief and loss can lead to deep, painful feelings of sadness, separation and rejection and make it difficult for us to open our hearts fully to others or life itself.  If you are feeling sad for no obvious reason it could be that unresolved grief is now coming to the surface because you’re ready to let it go.

Snowdrop flowers

Bleeding Heart Flower Essence helps to transform emotional pain associated with loss and is one of the essences in the Healing Bereavement combination.

Signs That Healing Bereavement Essence Could Help You:

  • You’re grieving a significant loss or bereavement,
  • You need support with painful feelings of grief, loss and sadness,
  • You sense that grief is stuck or frozen in your system but you can’t get in touch with it,
  • You feel sad, rejected, or separate for no obvious reason,
  • You feel disconnected, shut down, unable to engage with life, or live life to the full,
  • Your heart feels closed or empty,
  • You find it difficult to fully trust in your relationships.

The Healing Bereavement combination is a mix of deep acting flower and gem essences specifically designed to support you through the process of releasing deeply buried vibrations of grief, sadness, and loss. It helps to bring these feelings into your conscious awareness so they can be lovingly transformed.
The essences in this combination work together to help you open your heart and release feelings of loss and separation so you can find greater peace, acceptance and optimism.

Essences in the Healing Bereavement Combination:

  • Eucalyptus to release grief and promote greater acceptance and compassion
  • Bleeding Heart to transform emotional pain associated with loss
  • Snowdrop to restore joy, hope and optimism after bereavement
  • Elecampane to dissolve crystallised vibrations of grief from the emotional body
  • Sardonyx to awaken greater peace when you’re feeling grief, sadness or worry
  • Borage to lift the spirits, dispel sorrow, and restore optimism

Healing Bereavement Essence helps to:

  • Dissolve vibrations of grief, sadness & loss
  • Release defence patterns that keep you feeling isolated
  • Transform buried grief from past lives
  • Open the heart so that you can give and receive more love
  • Renew hope for the future

Personal Insights on Healing Bereavement Essence


‘I’ve recently taken two 25ml bottles of Healing Bereavement because I’d experienced so many losses in quick succession a few years ago that it was too much for my system to integrate at the time. I’ve grieved a lot in the time since but I’d hit a sort of brick wall. Whenever I thought about it all, I’d just start crying and feel like I was drowning in this ocean of grief that flooded my system. I knew I was defending my heart against further losses by not really opening up to people and not connecting with the area where I live in case I lost everything again. It’s like part of me had shut down and I was living half a life, not able to experience the beauty and opportunities that were in front of me. Healing Bereavement has helped me open my heart to heal the grief that was stuck there, so I’m more at peace with what happened. Unexpectedly I feel more spiritually connected and creative than I have in years, like I’ve come back to life again.’ Jackie Stewart

How to use

An effective dose for most adults is four drops on the tongue 3 or 4 x a day, straight from the stock bottle. For best results take consistently for a period of two to four weeks. We don’t recommend taking any essences other than Bach Flower Remedies at the same time.  You’ll find some suggestions for Bach Flower Remedies and other essences that help with grief, bereavement and loss here.

Healing Bereavement Essence - 10ml and 25ml bottles

Shop – Healing Bereavement Essence

Essence Range: Divine Harmony Essences

Adult How to Use: Four drops on the tongue 3 – 4 x a day… Full How to Use

Essence Type: Flower, Gem & Crystal Essence Combination | Stock Level

Share Your Experiences…

We hope you’ve enjoyed our exploration of the Healing Bereavement Essence. We’d love to hear your experiences of working with this essence, so please do leave us a comment and share your experiences!

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Jackie Stewart and Catherine Keattch

Co-author collaboration between Catherine & Jackie

Catherine is a director at Crystal Herbs and has been with us since the early 1990’s. She is a trained essence practitioner, energy healer, teacher and workshop leader. She loves creating vibrational essences and greatly enjoys making the mother tinctures that allow us to provide our wide range of flower, gem & crystal essences. Her passion is to provide the knowledge, wisdom and tools that will support others to find greater harmony, well-being and spiritual fulfilment in their lives. More About Catherine Keattch | All Blog Articles | All Videos

Jackie has been using Crystal Herbs essences for 25 years and trained as a Flower and Vibrational Essence Practitioner in 1999. She joined the Crystal Herbs team in 2019 and is passionate about how essences help us open our hearts to co-create a world that thrives on Love. More About Jackie Stewart | All Blog Articles | All Videos

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