A Little Help for Troubled Times
Nothing is better for us right now than some of the Bach Flower
Essences that help break up the old patterns of mental or emotional
imbalance which have clouded our minds and action for so long. The
Spiritual Hierarchy particularly reccommend the following to deal
with what is coming and what is already here.
Agrimony for those who hide behind a mask to hide their anxieties,
worries and inner pain and fears. They dislike being alone and are
very sociable, seeking company as a distraction. Agrimony helps them
express their pain, fears and worries, moreover their cheerfulness
will come from within, instead of covering up pain and worries.
Aspen: This Essence helps those who feel fears and worries of
unknown origin. A typical need for Aspen is on waking in fear from a
bad dream, even if the dream itself is forgotten. Aspen helps us to
an inner peace, security and fearlessness.
Oak: This Essence helps you when are exhausted but you keep
struggling on. You are normally strong and brave, but because of
your sense of duty you ignore your tiredness and do not allow
yourself rest. You feel tired, frustrated, stressed and depressed.
Oak helps you restore your energy and makes you recognize the need
to take time off to relax and look after yourself.
Olive: This Essence helps you when you feel utterly tired both
mentally and physically. Olive restore strength, vitality and
interest in life [as do olives themselves. The Roman army used to
march on olives.]
White Chestnut: This Essence helps you when your mind is full of
unwanted thoughts and mental arguments. These mental arguments can
often keep you from sleeping at night. White Chestnut helps you
clear your mind and get the thinking under control and can be put to
positive use in problem-solving. Worry is replaced by trust in a
Wild Oat: This Essence helps you when you feel uncertain as to which
direction to take in life, such as, choosing an career, you have
reached a cross-road in life and are completely undecided as to what
way to go. Wild Oat helps you get a clear picture of what to do in
life, with positive idea and ambitions, and the ability to decide
upon one's true path.
These are taken a couple of drops under the tongue as often as
needed. The frequency with which they are taken is more important
than the quantity. They may also be 'watered-down' (which actually
makes them stronger) using distilled water or brandy.