Crest Hermitage

Nature Healing – Crest Hermitage

Crest Hermitage is about gaining the healing time and space to listen to inner “self” where true wisdom exists, to gain personal realization and contentment. Solitude need not be lengthy, either, and can be experienced anywhere, in order to balance the hectic pace of modern living.  Various modalities can be involved in healing the whole self, and often complement each other in personal growth toward self evolution.

Traditionally, Hermitages were places of solitude and contemplation, places where wisdom was historically gained. It is this old practice that needs to return, a focus back on self, not considered selfish, but practice in order to know the self, and therefore be the true self. Ancient philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, and later wise contemplators, such as Thoreau and Emerson, have found truth in this knowing of self.  It’s interesting to note that these philosophical figures in history were also very public people, yet they managed to take solitude whenever they could, and did.

True healing can take place in many forms: taking remedies and employing dietary regimes, reading from ancient and modern wise texts, undertaking art and written therapy in the form of daily/regular commitment, being part of nature and the natural flow. It also involves finding your true purpose, which ultimately brings fulfillment.

In undertaking study in Australian Bush Flower Essences, and becoming an advanced practitioner, I found answers to many difficult questions, and learned that the key to living well was to be able to cope with change. The Essences, founded and developed by Ian White B.Sc., N.D., D.B.M., over twenty years of research, are agents of change, facilitate change, and create real healing.  Also of interest are latest range of Light Frequency Essences, which are a series of essences from different regions of the world, to be experienced in the order of the seven created.

Humanity has lived in connection and community with nature for centuries. Many species of trees and plants appeared on earth well before humans, and still thrive today. They can be considered hardy survivors in the bustle and flow of changing centuries and eras, masters of evolution.

This site is intended as a resource and a gateway to healing consultation for a fee, to create personal wellness. Search it for articles, to keep updated on healing news, and enjoy the colour healing from the nature flowers that support humanity.

Visit often for news on vibrational healing, colour therapy, art & writing therapy, women’s myth, ancient wisdom, and the workings of nature in general.  The images on this site are original, and may also be suitable for focus and meditation.  All images and words are copyright to this site, excepting where other materials are featured, and copyright remains with its author.

For further enquiries, or for paid consultation worldwide, please contact Monika through cresthermitage-at-iinet-dot-net-dot-au.

All resources and therapists included on this site are personally known, experienced and recommended.


“Oh Amazing!!  I just started using your essences Turkey Bush last week, had some great insightful moments and some clarity..I was inspired to write again, and generally felt more involved with my life, and am continuing to enrich my life with the newly informed choices I’m making. The Bush Flower Essences have been a beautiful part of the change in my life. I appreciate ritual and nature and understand its balance and love to try natural ways to enhance this awareness. THANK YOU SO MUCH for suggesting I try the essences, a beginning of a great new Journey on my path to health!” (Mar 11, 2009.)

Christine Sullivan – Vocalist, Music Teacher, Songwriter, Poet.

“Monika is a creative thinker who is attentive to detail and gives 100% of herself. She has worked tirelessly to promote Soul Food Cafe, has run with imaginative initiatives and worked to provide a creative online store on the site. Monika is a skilled researcher, healer, editor and writer who has worked closely with me and community members. Her artistic endeavours have been an inspiration to others. I highly recommend her.” (March 1, 2008.)

Heather Blakey – educator, consultant, writer, webmaster, mentor, artist.

“Moni writes on many topics with great skill whether it is food, the power of flower essences, the caves of the Black Madonna or the magnetic healing energies held in color. She is eloquent as much as she is spiritually intellectual; practical as much as she is personal. She shares more than a spiritual journey, she lets the reader into it. I recommend her writing skills and talents to anyone seeking new healing insights and information with a bit of flair and lively element. Moni is a wonderful human being that anyone who knows her is restored in their faith by simply calling her “friend.”” (March 4, 2008.)

Zayra Yves – poet, musician, publisher.

“An avid writer and volunteer with Soul Food Cafe, Moni Roleff is multi talented and creative in her endeavors. She is also sociable and supportive of others in various communities and has contributed to building hermitages that combines the healing value of solitude and contemplation with the synergistic power of being a part of social and collaborative groups. Moni’s interest in various alternative healing modalities has led her to the discovery of vibrational therapy and subsequent specialization in the application of Australian Bush Flower Essence. Curious to discover and experience the healing power of these complementary healing therapies for yourself? Get in touch with Moni and be embraced by the love and light of Crest Hermitage!” (March 1, 2008.)

Alex Chua [coach88(at)gmail(dot)com], discussion leader, Destiny AttunementTM & Clarity CoachTM, Beyond PossibilitiesTM

Quotes about Solitude:

“Man loves company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.”

(Georg Christoph Lichtenberg.)

“I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.”

(Henry David Thoreau, “Solitude,” from Walden, 1854.)

“Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”
(Paul Johannes Tillich, “The Eternal Now“.)

“When the superficial wearies me, it wearies me so much that I need an abyss in order to rest.”
(Antonio Porchia, “Voces”, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin.)

“Nature never breaks her own laws.”

(Leonardo da Vinci, Italian Renaissance, painter, inventor, sculptor, architect, musician, writer.)

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