By Sarah Brune, BFRP
The Bach Flower remedies were created over seventy years ago by Dr. Edward Bach and his intention was that they were to be a simple system of self-healing.
“I want to make it as simple as this: ‘I am hungry, I will go and pull a lettuce from the garden for my tea: I am frightened and ill, I will take a dose of Mimulus.’ (Dr. Bach - The Medical Discoveries of Dr. Bach).
In 1934, Bach wrote the following concerning the way his flower remedies work:
“They cure, not by attacking the disease, but by flooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher Nature, in the presence of which, disease melts away as the snow in the sunshine. There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind and inner happiness.”
So what would you like the Bach Flowers to do for you?
Are you feeling fearful, depressed, tired, overwhelmed, stressed and all you want is to just be happy?
Here are some comments that some Bach Flower Level One students made after taking just one remedy as frequently as possible over a short period of time.
Remedy - Elm for when you are overwhelmed by responsibility
“I found that what would usually overwhelm me I took in my stride. I let the small things bother me the most and last night when supper was not cooking as planned I didn’t worry about it and it turned out just fine. Overall Elm worked wonders for me.”
Remedy - Oak for when you are exhausted but struggle on
“I did not feel guilty about relaxing on the couch after school. I was impressed and more aware of self-forgiveness and self-permission.”
Remedy - Larch for when you lack confidence
“The Larch remedy is surprisingly potent. It removed any doubt in my mind about my action, or behavior and made me much more confident in many aspects of my daily life.”
The remedies assist with bringing out the positive qualities that are already within us, and help us to restore balance and equilibrium.