Author Archives: Naran S. Balakumar
From the Bach Flower Workshop, Bangalore 2013
Flowers are always special to me. Bach Flowers are complete by itself.
I have been taking the Bach Flower Remedy workshops for last 12 years. Every time, when I go through my previous Bach Flower Manual, I arrive at some new avenues of flower remedies.
The manual that you are having in your hands was prepared for the last workshop at Hyderabad. However, I have prepared some new combinations for you. I have worked out some 30 plus combinations for various life situations. That’s specially prepared for you, which I haven’t shared with anybody so far. I am going to give that now to you in this class.
What’s the specialty of flower remedies?
Flower remedies are the only ones for healing our minds. May be there are so many techniques to address our minds and emotions. But nothing can be as specific as flower remedies.
Basically, we have got only four emotions – fear, worry, sadness or depression, and anger. We have only these four emotions. Yet, we are not able to handle any of our emotions by ourselves.
Advantages of using flower remedies
The one advantage of flower remedy is that if you identify the flower remedy correctly, even one dose is enough to effect the required change. The disadvantage is most of the time we fail to identify the right remedies.
In spite of my 21 years of experience in prescribing flower remedies, even now, sometimes I feel after the exit of the patient, I could have given a different set of remedies. On a later date, thinking about the case, I sometimes think I could have done this (instead of that).
Another advantage of the flower remedies is, even if you take the wrong remedies, nothing will happen. It mayn’t work for you. That’s it.
You can also use the flowers along with pranic healing also by keeping the flowers active in the pranic field. A no of pranic healers after learning flower remedies, have started using flower therapy also as pranic healing tool.
There are 39 flower remedies. Out of which one is a combination, which was suggested by Dr. Edward Bach himself.
He was alive during the 20th century. He travelled through the wild forests of England and found out about 38 remedies within a span of 10-12 years. By the time, he completed his research, it was around late 1930s, and he died.
When he died, he said the research was over. But his own disciple Dr. Bailey continued the research and came out with some more flower essences. Currently, all over the world, there are more than 5000 essences available. But unfortunately, none of those flower essences are as specific as Bach Flowers.
These researchers say that these essences work like Bach Flowers and vice versa. For every flower essences they quote by comparing the Dr Bach flowers only. Even though, there are volumes of information about these essences, I never had any inclination to look into those flowers as Bach Flowers are complete and whole.
A brief on Bach Flower Remedies: http://wp.me/ptUDl-7E
How Bach Flower Remedies are prescribed: http://wp.me/ptUDl-7L
How to use Bach Flower Remedies: http://wp.me/ptUDl-7R
Bach flower remedies peel one emotion after another to get into the core issue. It’s like peeling onions. Here, I want to recount a case history about a lady who went through several emotions within a span of one hour. I prescribed her one remedy after another, until her core issue was revealed, which came in the form of a head ache. Enjoy reading!
Naran S. Balakumar
One lady came for the recent Reiki Workshop along with her mother. The students were doing the “So Hum” breathing exercise – where we have to breathe as per the chanting So Hum played from a CD. It’s a powerful breathing technique.
After 5 minutes of breathing, she started weeping. I thought it will stop in few minutes, but her sobbing continued. So I asked her to stop the exercise. I enquired on what is happening to her. She replied that she has got a severe head ache which has become unbearable to her. Then she became very restless.
I gave her RESCUE REMEDY. After taking the remedy she was out of her sobbing.
She was quiet for about 5 minutes and then asked me, “Is this Reiki? You told us that our buried emotions are coming out and it is ok. But I am scared of this Reiki practice, since I am getting back my headache after 8 long years. I am really scared. I don’t want my headache to recur again. Please don’t get me into Reiki. Let my mother continue. I don’t want my headache back.”
I prescribed MIMULUS to her. Five minutes after taking the flower remedy, she started hugging her mother, saying “that whenever I used to get headache in my childhood days, I used to hug my mother and lay my head on her chest.”
She was given CHICORY and immediately she said “Yes I am fine, feeling fresh. But I want to say one more thing. My mother never loves me. My sister is her favorite. There are many incidents and events to vindicate. I don’t love her, I just hate her.”
I gave her the Bach Flower Remedy HOLLY. “My hatred for her is so much that I slowly withdraw emotionally not only from her but from others too. Nobody is worthy of my love”.
Then I prescribed her another flower remedy WATER VIOLET.
After taking the remedy she said, “I am getting back the pain. Yes it has started again. But it is bearable and pricking.”
I gave the remedy GENTIAN. After taking the remedy, she said, “My neck is becoming stiff, I am not able to move my head. It is paining and becoming stiff.”
I prescribed the remedy – BEECH. After taking the remedy, surprisingly she stopped talking, reclined in the chair and said “Sir, I will go home now and get some rest.”
She went home and phoned up to me and said she has become absolutely alright. No recurring head aches after that day.
Next day she got initiated into Reiki.
Once the core issue is touched, the awareness of the issue is revealed. Once awareness sets in, most of the time, the core issue becomes easy to handle by oneself without any external help.
Let us seek the helping hand of Bach Flower Remedies to lead us into light and love (Reiki means Love and Light).
Notes from Naran’s workshops on Bach Flower Remedies
One needs to experiment with Bach flowers to know the effects of each of the remedies.
Raju – a student of Naran would try out different things with Bach Flower Remedies. He would carry and intake one flower at a time and study the results of using that remedy.
Raju found out whenever he takes WALNUT, people come and talk to him on friendly terms (Walnut develops rapport and makes you to understand the other person. It has lot more properties too). And when he took GORSE, people showed lots of respect for his opinions.
Others will understand you
If you tend to be critical with your associates, take BEECH and WALNUT. It will help you to communicate with them wonderfully. They will understand where you are coming from.
Rapport with the new CEO
Krishna had an interview with his new CEO. As one could expect, he was nervous. Based on the consultation with Naran, he threw few WALNUT pills under his seat.
He had a great start with the CEO. And, after 10 years of meeting him, still Krishna has a good rapport with him.
To know more about such interesting facts about Bach Flower Remedies, please attend the workshop by Naran S Balakumar, at Bangalore, on 14th and 15thDec, 2013.