October / November 2012 - No.9
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A Balance In Both Worlds
Kia ora <<First Name>>,

Maintaining balance and equanimity in life are essential steps towards the creation of harmonious relationships between ourselves and others. Creating balance between our work and family, time with self and time with others, business and relaxation, and our inner and outer worlds can be a positive challenge that leads to greater empowerment in our lives. Those who are in the healing or spiritual professions must work hard to maintain balance between their metaphysical and physical lives, where one has 'a foot in both worlds'. It is often not an easy task and the art of the healer is to find equilibrium between the two gracefully and harmoniously.
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On 16th October the new moon in the sign of Libra offers new opportunities to address the areas of our lives that may need balancing and help us enhance the quality of our relationships.

If we find our lives have been moved out of balance and want to restore harmony quickly and effectively we have nature to come to the rescue. The plants that are contained in the First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Crisis Support© are perfectly blended to provide maximum stability and calm during times of emotional stress, upset, crisis or tension. It can be used with any level of stress that may emerge and can even be used to provide a 'pick-me-up' when things get 'too much'. Those with families also find Crisis Support© a valuable all-purpose addition to the medicine cabinet at home.

Next month, on the 16th - 22nd November, we will be at the Tauhara Centre in Taupo for the Medicine Woman Healers and Shamanic Residential Retreat and Annual Gathering 2012. We are pleased to let you know we have received confirmation that the sweat lodge has been constructed and is ready for ceremony this year. This purifying ritual will be a first for the Medicine Woman Retreat and many people have expressed interest in attending. Please see information in this newsletter about the option of carpooling to Taupo or offering transport if you are able to.

We hope to see and reconnect with as many of you as we can this year on each of your respective journeys.

With much aroha

Franchelle Ofsosk—ź-Wyber and Tony Wyber


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Upcoming Courses and Events for October and November 2012

Rite of the Six Moons©                                                                       October 16 intake
Medicine Woman Apprenticeship                                                      October 16 intake
Rite of the Six Moons©                                                                   November 14 intake
Medicine Woman Apprenticeship                                                  November 14 intake

2012 Medicine Woman Workshop, Retreat and                                      enrol healers
Annual Gathering with Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber                            enrol shamanic   
                                                                                                                    enrol one day
                                                                                                               November 16-22

   AUCKLAND - Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Tony Wyber
   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                                                                Oct 27  -  Oct 28

   NEW PLYMOUTH - Laura Jane Bowers
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                      October 13-14

   WELLINGTON - Astrea Morgane
   SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108                                                                      October 20-21

   FORREST HILL - Lesley Lydford-King
   TREES NZNFE 105 & 106  
                                                                     November 3-4
   KAWAKA Wednesdays   
                                             1st Wed of each month 7-9pm 

   TAURANGA - Lesley Lydford-King
   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                  
                                              November 10-11

   HAMILTON - Gill Williamson
   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                  
                                              November 10-11

   CARTERTON - Astrea Morgane
   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                                                                 November 17-18


   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                                                                    October 20-21

   NELSON - Ana Dorrington
   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                                                                    November 3-4


   JAPAN - Minako Hama
   FLOWERS  NZNFE 101 & 102                                                               November 3-4
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                  November 24-25


Learning Through the Correspondence Courses - Cynthia Koh
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The First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® correspondence courses are open to those with a personal interest in flower essences and holistic wellbeing and to practicing professionals who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge base. The courses are extremely flexible, allowing you to study them in any order at your own pace, to enroll at anytime and to whichever level you choose – from a one or two day course on one of the Collections, to Certificate or Diploma level.

Cynthia Koh is a First Light student studying the correspondence courses from her home town in Singapore.  Between her studies we found Cynthia enjoying an adventure in the ancient Machu Picchu! Cynthia writes - 

"The Living in the hustle and bustle of city life just calls for a good balance. My only weekly escape is to the botanical gardens in Singapore where I can leave my mind at rest and feel with my heart. A dear friend of mine from New Zealand noticed my love for nature and suggested First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand®. I was drawn to it and made an immediate decision to embark on my correspondence course. It not an easy feat as the florals and fauna of Aotearoa are different from my countries native ones but I still manage to make some lovely connections with them as with the local orchids, flowers, tropical plants, trees and seeds here.  The essences are like my teachers, constantly making me more aware of myself and helping me look inward for answers. Teaching me and allowing me to have a more indepth connection with nature. 
There is no such thing as separation, we are all part of one consciousness. I am now down to my last 3 papers before I complete the whole course and decided to take  an adventure to Machu Picchu.  Here is my gift for all my First Light classmates - a picture of this magical place.

Love, peace, oneness



Japanese Students Here For Five Days of Study
Japanese Tutor Minako Hama with nine Japanese students arrived from Japan earlier this week and are here for the remainder of the week studying the First Light SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108 and PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110 essence courses with Franchelle.  It was their wish to experience the spirit of Aotearoa through going abroad and studying the First Light essences right here in New Zealand. It is quite an intensive experience to undertake five days of continuous study with the First Light essences and the students are enjoying it very much. Shigeki Iritani has been providing his excellent translation skills.


Medicine Woman Residential Retreat - Carpooling 
We have had a number of people requesting transport to Taupo and we are looking for people who can offer a ride to or from Taupo. If you can offer a ride, or need transport, please email Julia Hamblyn at study@medicinewoman.co.nz with your name, phone number, email, date, location and time of travel. Your name and details will be made available to the other people who have entered their details on the list enabling you to contact each other. 


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FLFENZ Seeds Workshop in Nelson with Ana (22/09/12)

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FLFENZ Seeds Workshop in Christchurch with Kay (26/08/12)

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FLFENZ Trees Workshop in Japan with Minako (18/08/12)


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August - October 2012
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Congratulations to the following certificate holders!
Stephanie Young (Auckland, NZ)
-  Cert. NZNFE
Athena Margarita Cotidis (Wellington, NZ)
-  Cert. NZNFE
Anne Elliott (Palmerston North, NZ)
-  Cert. NZNFE
For more information see certificate qualification criteria and diploma qualification criteria
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