Sunday, April 21, 2013

12 Flower Essences: Which is Healing for You?

12 Flower Essences: Which is Healing for You?

What flower essence are you? Each of us is aligned to one of 12 flower
essences, according to Edward Bach, M.D., and in coming to know your
flower essence type you can understand the purpose of your life.

By using that flower essence as a remedy, it will help you listen to
your soul.

One of the easier ways to find your own personal flower essence is to
understand how you respond to illness. Bach believed that issues of
illness and health are a relationship between the body and the soul. If
we properly understand the purpose of our life by listening to our soul,
there will be no need for illness. Learn what flower essence you are
from this list of 12.

Bach flower remedies are similar to ‘herbal remedies’ or ‘homeopathic
remedies.’ Creator Edward Bach, M.D., felt that medicine failed because
it dealt with physical results and not real causes. Disease, in Bach’s
experience, has the useful purpose of pointing out to us, not just the
need to change, but even the way we need to change. In illness, Bach
believed that we all react in one or the other of 12 categories, each 12
having a healing flower essence.

What is your type of remedy? Here are 12 flower remedies that represent
the different ways we are ill. When you recognize yourself, look deeper
into the flower remedy to reveal more about your life:

Patients are quickly ill and quickly well again, impatient to be up and
doing. There may be pain and tension but the character of the person is
sure to be irritable.

Patients like being ill: all that time with nothing to do but dream.
They sleep easily and if awake will want television or novels to
distract themselves. If they have a fever the hallucinations add
interest to a dull day. The whole metabolism will slow as they drift
away from the world.

The remedy for fear, the patient carries an anxiety that the problem is
more serious. They are worried.

Though seriously ill, patients make light of the matter, joking with the
doctor about the problem.

These patients like to be ill; it gives them an opportunity to get
things organized around them.

These patients know what is best for them, and will not take advice,
even from a doctor.

These patients cannot be ill—who would do all their chores for them? If,
finally, they succumb, the illness is characterized by weakness and

Uncertain about their symptoms, they are confused about all the possible
illnesses, and are even uncertain about whether or not they are sick and
leave their diagnosis in the doctor’s hands.

Symptoms come and go for this patient; they cannot make up their mind if
they are sick.

Water Violet
These patients are more withdrawn than usual; they are knowledgeable and
calm, and speak to the doctor as an equal. They do not like to be fussed

Depression is symptomatic of this patient, and they are discouraged by
any setback in their recovery.

Rock Rose
These patients run high temperatures and struggle to keep their hold on
life, and others worry about them.

Adapted from Bach Flower Remedies, by Julian Barnard (Lindisfarne Books,

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