I had to make a presentation to a delegation that came from Europe. The presentation was an overview and update of our business. At the end of the meeting / presentation, we were looking for investment from the European / Global division of the visiting company.
The night before the presentation I spoke to Mohan and asked him for some tips. He asked me to draw two sets of concentric circles:
- One with my name in the centre and WATER VIOLET, LARCH, GENTIAN and WILD ROSE in the outer circles in that order and
- Another one with my name in the centre along with the person I was making the presentation to, date and location and ELM, GORSE and HEATHER in the outer circles in that order.
I drew these circles on two sheets of paper and took them along with me in to the meeting room. The meeting started at 10 a.m. and my turn came at around 4 p.m.
What I observed during the day was that the main person in the visiting team was someone who did not smile through the day and did not really give away any of his emotions / views. When I started presenting, I suddenly felt very comfortable and at ease and I actually smiled during my presentation. This, in a way, forced a smile on that person who was tight-lipped and was on guard. In fact, he said a few words in appreciation of the work we are doing too.
WATER VIOLET, LARCH, GENTIAN and WILD ROSE: a good combination for any interviews including Visa Interviews, and for meeting with big bosses
ELM, GORSE and HEATHER: Heather will make people listen to you, while Elm and Gorse will increase your capacity / skill
I was about to give a presentation to engineering students from Anna University. Naran asked me to chant OAK and MUSTARD to prepare the presentation, and write “ELM, GORSE and HORNBEAM” on a piece of paper and keep it with me while giving the lecture. Without fail it worked wonders.
OAK: for smart presentation
MUSTARD: to know what the students would expect and meet them; will throw light to us to understand the needs of the students
ELM, GORSE and HORNBEAM: teacher’s remedy for taking classes
(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!!!”
Her father wasn’t doing well. He was admitted in a hospital nearby. However, she wanted to admit him in his friend’s hospital, expecting a better treatment there. Unfortunately, he developed an infection after he was admitted. He passed away soon after.
After her father’s death, whenever she passes that hospital she felt very angry towards his father’s friend and at the same time felt guilty for she admitted him there. This went to the extent that she wasn’t eating properly, even though it had been several months since her father’s death.
She was asked to take Pine (guilt) and Willow (resentment and blaming the doctor for her father’s infection).
Her feedback after taking the Bach Flower Remedies:
Naran, I just took one dose of Willow and Pine. I had a good appetite. After a long time, I loved the food I ate!!!
If you give the right remedies, even one dose will do the trick.
I am a teacher, I teach well to my students, but if some observers come from outside, to observe my class, I becomes so upset and my mouth becomes so dry and have difficulty in talking also. What should I do?
When somebody comes you are losing confidence and you can pray to Larch and Hornbeam (Bach Flower Remedies) at that time. Call them for help and ask them to increase your confidence.
You would be alright.
Please advice me for getting a house for rent, within our budget.
In addition, it should be of our choice.
Chant, “Cerato Mimulus Find Divine House”
Cerato and Mimulus are Bach Flower Remedies, while Find and Divine are Switch Words.
Cerato: when you are searching for something
Mimulus: when you want your expenditure to be within the budget, for example you want the wedding expenses to be within your budget.
Find: to find the object of your choice
Divine: by miracle, by luck
House: for rent. This is not a switch word, but the goal or objective.
Yesterday I had this strange experience.
As I was sleeping in the morning, for some more time, feeling very tired, in spite of my daughter and husband, who had woken up already. My husband told me that it’s ok for me to sleep, for some more time.
After a few minutes, I wanted to wake up, but could not. I yelled my husband’s name and called him, but he did not turn up at all. My daughter saw me yelling and came near me. In addition, my husband also came, and they tried to make me get up with great difficulty.
And suddenly, I opened my eyes, only to realize that all those five minutes were a dream. But, that dream was pathetic. I got really scared, if I would really be able to get up.
This is not the first time that has happened to me like that.
My mom, when I discussed with her said, that it happens like that when you are really tired. Our body does not get up even though our mind gets up. Naran, could you please explain more on why this happens?
Yes what your mom says is right. There was no co-ordination between mind and body. It is an inner cry for help. Release this.
In addition, take the Bach Flower Remedies Aspen and Clematis before sleeping.
Aspen: for nightmares
Clematis: when the mind and body is not in co-ordination
Please suggest some mantra for my mother, as she has undergone minor surgery during August 2010.
On her right foot, due to inflammation – post-operation, is worsening the situation. Like if she walks for 10 minutes she is getting swelling and pain.
She is taking antibiotics but of no use.
Ask her to take Star of Bethlehem, the Bach Flower Remedy. It will help her. After any surgery, this flower is helpful to heal the surgical wound(s).
Few years back I met with an accident. My colleague Smitha called Naran and sought his help, on my behalf. He suggested me to take Rescue Remedy (it is a combination of the Bach Flower Remedies Rock rose, Impatiens, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem and Cherry Plum).
I was in ICU. I got discharged after three days. Naran asked me to take the Rescue Remedy for at least two months.
After two weeks, I went to the hospital once again for a check-up. The doctor over there asked me whether I had any other treatment as my wounds seems to have healed faster and I look better too. I smiled and said no.
Rescue Remedy if taken before surgery, the patient will be stable. Bleeding during surgery will be less. Then it can be continued post operatively to speed up the healing or surgical wound(s).
Suddenly we were required to complete multiple jobs, with tight timelines.
I remembered the combination mentioned to me one day by Shobana. It is a Bach Flower Remedy combination, “Elm Oak Hornbeam”.
This can be used if we have to do lot of stuff (Elm – overwhelmed) and we are not sure whether we can complete the job (Hornbeam). So we may require extra resources that we don’t use normally. To put it simple we need work smarter than usual (Oak).
I went back home thinking about this, when I went back home. As there was a time element involved (to do it faster – Impatiens), I chanted the combination, “ELM OAK HORNBEAM IMPATIENS”.
Next day morning, when I went to my office, my associate approached me and suggested me that we could follow a specific approach to do the work, which I am sure would make our jobs easier.
Now, I know who made my job easy!!!
I am not an optimist: take Bach Flower Remedies Gentian, Larch and Pine
For meditation: Clematis and (gem remedy) Amethyst
To Spend money within the budget – Mimulus.
Getting your money back
Take Chicory, Rock water, Chestnut bud, Vine and Sweet Chestnut – for getting the money back.
Traits of arrogance and stubbornness (in not paying the money) can be seen in Rock Water and Vine.
Chicory for one being possessive about money. Those who are in negative traits of chicory will not easily pay back what they received as loan.
Chestnut bud for escaping tendencies.
These remedies will help you to collect the money.
Write your name as well as that of the opposite person, and the names of the flowers. Everyday see the paper.
Hornbeam, Wild rose, Gentian and (another type of flower remedy) Hibiscus: to have enthusiasm in our work and be optimistic as well.
Attract loving people
To attract only loving people: Holly, (gem remedy) Kunzite.
Kunzite will open up the Heart chakra. Keyword for Kunzite is compassion. It’s a very costly stone somewhere between 5 to 10 thousand rupees. In addition, it is very difficult to get the right stone and it is rarely available in USA. But this is available as pills in the Bach Flower Study Centre, Chennai.
Keep Beech, Walnut and Chestnut bud in the room, where negotiation takes place. If you expect a conflict during the negotiation, add Agrimony to the combination.
You want to leave the land without any dispute or encroachment – Agrimony
Somebody is possessive of your land and not giving it up – Chicory and Vine
We curse them because he is not leaving – Willow
They have stubbornness – Rock water
He will say that he will go, but won’t go – Chestnut bud
Demanding a lot of money to vacate the land: Chicory
For any issues with land, chant the mantra “Namashivayam”. Somebody has usurped the house, chant Namashivayam. Whenever you think about them chant this mantra.
Recruit a staff member
You want to select a person. There are many who are competent enough to fill up the post. Your mental state could be one of these:
We are desperately trying to get good staff – Sweet chestnut
I only want the people I want – atypical expression of those who need Water violet. The plant of the flower Water violet is inside the water. In the same way,the Water Violet person is within his shell. To come out of the shell, one needs Water violet. You will attract the person/place of your choice.
Our search is not producing the result we want – Oak (by taking it we would try differently)
Cerato to end the search.