(Karthik, an executive manager of a leading actor, consulted Naran, S. Balakumar regarding the problems he is facing while working inside the film industry.)
Karthik: I am a disciplined person, remaining single all my life. I meet so many celebrities in the film world. You know very well that it is a place where there is no self-control, and no discipline on the part of the individuals.
(He means drinking habits, womanizing, telling lies for their own sake, cheating people and so on. A typical ROCK WATER surrounded by CHESTNUT BUDS! Where there is a jailor/cop there are prisoners inside the jail – in one and the same place!!!)
I need to maintain my self-control, to maintain my position, until the end of my career. I am already 50 years and I have to keep up my name (image) and my parents’ name in the midst of my current situation in the film industry. My father is a self-made man. It is my duty to keep up his name. I have good respect in the industry and I have to keep it up. Earning a good name is difficult, but more difficult to keep it.
Naran: What is your daily routine? And what do you want from me?
Karthik: I am a much disciplined man. I wake up around 5 a.m. Do my yoga and then do Pooja for about one hour. From 9 a.m. I will start seeing visitors. I will have lunch around 1pm. In the night, I will do meditation for one hour before going to sleep. For dinner I will have only fruits and milk.
Naran: For a man who takes only fruits and milk in the night, what is your (health) problem then?
Karthik: I have no problems. I just want to be more self-controlled and more disciplined?
Naran: Do you have the fear of losing control? (A Rock Water person, after 50 years of age, is afraid of losing control over his self-denial of sex!)
Karthik: Yes that fear is always there. I used to tell within, “I should never lose control”
Naran: Do you get angry?
Karthik: Yes, I meet a lot of people – both good and bad, and so many liars. When I come across the bad people and liars, suddenly I will lose my temper and shout at them.
Naran: What do you feel then?
Karthik: I then feel ashamed of myself for getting angry.
Naran: What values you cherish most?
Karthik: Honesty, Dignity, Respect (motto: give respect and take respect), Speaking Truth. Unfortunately I am in a place it is full of liars, dishonest persons and cheaters. I give loan. I will never get it back.
(A Rock water person feels ashamed of himself, for getting angry. While a PINE person will feel guilty after the episode of anger. One more key word for Rock Water: Feeling Ashamed; Shameful.)
Karthik: I want to develop my spirituality further. My friend told me that you prescribe flowers for such endeavors.
Naran: You require remedies for what types of growth?
Karthik: Flower for my spiritual growth and anger.
(Anger is the one emotion which a Rock Water person will try hard to control, for it is below his dignity to get angry. So Rock water person will require CHERRY PLUM. Naran wanted to find out whether there is any Chestnut Bud quality in Karthik. So he asked a question.)
Naran: Do you have any other problem, like poor memory, for example? (A poor memory indicates Chestnut Bud)
Karthik: Yes my memory is very poor, which is one of the reasons for my anger. Is there any flower for that? Please give me that too.
(A typical Rock water person is of high discipline. He has self-control, dignity and honesty. He wants to be respected. Karthik has invited Chestnut Bud people around him. Rock Water is surrounded by Chestnut Bud.)
Prescription for Karthik
He wants remedy for losing self-control – CHERRY PLUM. He wants remedy for poor memory – CHESTNUT BUD. Of course, he has to take ROCK WATER as a type remedy.
For protection, he was asked to do Violet Flame prayer “I AM a Being of Violet Fire. I AM the Purity of God’s Creation!!!”
(From Multi Dimensional Healing June 27 Workshop)
Life Situational Remedies
|To make a person speak the truth||Rock Water, Chestnut Bud|
|If any person unsettled||Walnut|
|Change sadness to happiness||Gentian – changes failure to success|
|Any inner turmoil changes to peace||Agrimony|
|Changes the constant worry or inner chat into calmness||White Chestnut|
|To change irresponsibility to responsibility.||Willow – makes a person more responsible|
|To get enthusiasm and joy||Wild Rose|
|If your efforts are not rewarded||Oak can change effort into rewards|
|Dishonesty can be changed to honesty||Chestnut Bud|
|Change immorality to morality||Rock Water|
|Turn arrogance into humility||Vine|
|Turn hatred into love||Holly|
|Become flexible with||Rock Water|
|Turn loneliness into relationship||Water Violet|
|To turn sudden feeling of inadequacy to feeling of adequacySudden crisis of confidence||Elm|
|Indecision and irresolution – whether to go this way or that way||Scleranthus, Cerato|
|For searching the addressYou go to the station to receive somebody; you don’t know the compartment||Cerato|
|Specific fear – meeting the doctor for example, who says let us do a scan, you get scared;Go to a dentist
I am afraid for cockroaches, lizards
Raju (name changed), a leading lawyer from Chennai is a man based on principles. He will never take any case unless he knows the client is on the right side of the law. However, we know in general, the advocates usually tell lies. It is their job to save their clients.
In one court case, the defense lawyer was telling lies, non-stop. Raju could not handle him. Therefore, he consulted Naran S. Balakumar. Based on Balakumar’s instructions, Raju visualized the court and affirmed, “Chestnut bud be in the court hall and sustain there for next 8 hrs”.
Interestingly during the court proceedings, the judge told the defense lawyer, “Yesterday you were lying throughout the day. If you lie one more time, I will give the judgment against your client”. The defense lawyer kept mum, as he could not afford to tell the truth.
Every remedy work in a particular way and it will take a particular Vishwaroopam – an avatar of its own.
This is an extract from Balakumar’s workshop on Bach Flower Remedies conducted on March 30th and 31st, 2009.