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Complementing and Opposing Companions of Life!!!

R Mohan

Am I talking about our beloved life travellers in people’s lives – spouse or family members, who take different avatars in different times of our life? No, I am talking about the Bach Flower Remedies here.

Opposite Poles attract each other

Let me share my experiences here. I am a typical, typical Impatiens (Bach Flower Remedy) type. For that matter, all the male members of my family are impatient. So we end up meeting Scleranthus-type personalities. I thought so and believed so.

In this regard, it is not uncommon for me to address my close friends and my too good colleagues as Scleranthus. Surprisingly, one day Naran prescribed me Scleranthus.  In addition, he told me that I need to take it for at least 6 months.

After one year, I was shocked to realize that I need to continue to take it for six more months, as Scleranthus-types change slowly (no doubt as Scleranthus is prescribed for procrastinating types).

Thus, when an Impatiens attracts Scleranthus, a Centaury attracts Vine or Chicory, or a Pine attracts Water Violet or Beech, if one remedy is given, the opposite type remedies also has to be given for chronic cases.

Like Father Like Son

I thought I am a rebellion. In the end, I end-up becoming like my father in certain cases. For example, I am happier in doing things myself. Two years back Naran asked me to take Beech as well as Water Violet. The reason being, Water Violet type personalities sometimes become mixed with Beech qualities, finding lack of perfection in work of others.

Now (after two years, I understand lately – a Scleranthus Brain hmm :)), I understand that in all my work-related stuff I behave either as a Beech (criticizing others’ ways) or as a Water Violet (working as a solitary with a big superiority complex and this I humbly accept this criticism about myself).

Similarly, Holly and Vine complement each other. Likewise, there are other remedies complementing some other remedies.

One inside another

Yet another combination I had taken on a regular basis is – Gentian and Hornbeam. My best recommendation so far to my friends are Walnut (resist to change) Gentian and Hornbeam. Any activity will go on without fail and interruptions. You may add Pine to that combination, if you have a low self-esteem.

Naran was explaining to me about this combination a week back. A Hornbeam person, if he starts, he will complete. However, a Gentian person will get stuck up immediately.

I asked him, why then he had prescribed me both? After all, they are attacking different issues that are contradictory to each other, isn’t it? He replied, a person who has a starting trouble, will also have stuck-up issues in the middle. One is inside other, completing each other.

I am confused, I remarked. He replied that I need not worry as he is planning to take a class on multi-dimensional aspects of Bach Flower Remedies sometime during the month of November. It would clarify all my doubts.

So folks, let us catch during the month of November. Hopefully, and as always, it will clarify not only the different aspects of Bach Flower Remedies, but will also clarify some of our life issues as well.

Have a Great Deepavali

Good Luck

Bach Flower Remedies for Pain

Naran

Left arm pit – nobody is helping you, so suppressed anger will be present – Centaury and Willow for pain.

Right side arm pit – Holly, Willow

Lower back pain – Chicory

Whenever you have pains shifting from one place to another then take Scleranthus

Numbness from sitting long hours

If there is numbness from sitting long hours, then the remedies prescribed are:

Numbness in the Leg from sitting– Hornbeam and Walnut,

Hand – Wild Rose, Centaury, Pine and Willow

Calcarea Phos -6x (homeopathy) 3 tablets three times a day for one month will reduce the numbness to a very great extent – in fact, numbness will not be there.

Don’t Feel Sorry for Buying the Sari

How to Improve Your Decision Making Process

Buying Saris – a Common Example 🙂

Let us say, you are visiting Pothis – the cloth supermarket. You don’t know what clothes to choose – churidhar, saris etc. You are confused.

First Type of Confusion

Which section to go – first floor, second floor and so on?

Take Bach Flower Remedy Wild Oat. We don’t know where to go as we haven’t made up our mind on what to buy. Wild Oat will take you to the section you need to go.

Now you have decided to go to the sari section after chanting Wild Oat.

Second Type of Confusion

You like a particular sari. But you ask the opinion of your friends about your choice. This indicates the Bach Flower Remedy Cerato.

Third Type of Confusion

On the other hand, if you are confused about two different choices you have made, then it indicates the remedy Scleranthus.

In this type of confusion, your confusion is within yourself. Firstly you may pick up two saris; then you discard the first one and pick up another one; again you will get confused what to pick up between the two. You may discard the previous one and select one more. The confusion is always between the two, “This or That”, “Blue or Green” or “This Green or That Green.”

Now comes the pressure from outside

Make up your mind, the shop keeper says, as they are about to close the shop. You become impatient. Take Bach Flower Remedy Impatiens.

Sorry for the Sari

After buying a sari and when you come back home, if you think that you could have picked the other one and thus regretting your decision then it indicates Honey Suckle.

Non-stop Cursing

If you keep worrying, ‘why I made that mistake’ then it indicates White Chestnut.

Different Life Situations where you need to make decisions

  1. Somebody wants to marry X. Are you planning to say yes? 2 to 5 times chant Honeysuckle and then say yes or no. You won’t regret your decision.
  2. You have confusion between choosing this or that. You won’t be able to come to a decision and be indecisive. Take Scleranthus.
  3. In an exam for a multiple-choice question, you think two choices are correct. You don’t know which one is the right one. Which one is the correct answer? Thanks to Scleranthus you will be able to choose the right answer.
  4. Wild Oat is also for confusion. After completing schooling (plus two exam), different options are available. Out of 7 to 8 majors, the student is not able to select one. This is high-tech confusion.
  5. You don’t know what remedy to choose. Can I combine all 38 remedies together? Take Wild Oat and give your patient Wild Oat also. Next day he will come with a few options, for example he might say, “I am absent minded”. Then we don’t need to worry about the choice of remedy. You can give him Chestnut Bud straight away.
  6. Ask opinions from different people but will not come to a conclusion (Cerato).
  7. A Scleranthus person will not consult others.

You don’t need to take remedies for these situations. Just chant them as per the need of the hour. It will work for you.

Beware! Being Impatient Will Take More Time Than Usual!

(Bach Flower) Impatiens Person

  • He is an impatient person. He manages to attract lazy people – Scleranthus people, who postpone doing things by saying that they have enough time.
  • For an Impatiens person, time is important, while the person opposite him does not feel so. His train will leave at 12 noon. But, he will arrive at the station by 10 am. His wife will be so patient that she will start her preparations to leave only by 10 AM. He will turn into Beech and Willow.

We want to finish our tasks faster when we are stuck in a traffic jam or a queue. Bach Flower Remedy Impatiens or Animal Spirit Guide Wolf will help you in such situations to finish them faster.

Don’t get impatient, for you may never arrive at your destination

One day a neighbour of mine was planning to go to a Jewellery shop by 10 am. His plan is to leave the house by 9 AM and come back before 12 noon as per the instructions of his astrologer. Being an impatient person, he told his relatives to join him the day before. He informed them in advance on his plan of action.

At 9 am, except for the two – which includes his wife, everybody was ready. When he yelled at his wife, he fell down. Now everybody could go except for him to the Jewellery shop!

Beware what you pray for…as you will get it!

Shanti prayed to Animal Spirit Guide Wolf, “Today I am paying fees for my son’s education. Nobody should be there, so that I can finish my work faster”. 

It does what you ask it to do. When she reached her son’s school, nobody was in the counter, including the cashier!

She became Willow, as she thought Wolf did not help her. She criticized that the cashiers did not know their responsibilities, as they were absent. She failed to see the notice that it was a holiday for the collection counter at the school (so impatient!).

So be careful in forming the intention, as you will get exactly what you want!  

Impatient persons expect that every event properly done. Therefore, they will go one hour earlier to others.

Bach Flower Remedies for Pregnancy

Mimulus

During entire period of pregnancy, Mimulus can be used, for there will be a scan every three months. Fear of scan; fear of being reported thyroid problem; “What if the doctor says something bad about the position of foetus?” These fearful thoughts can be healed by Mimulus.

The fortune part is Mimulus can minimise any expenditure. Normal delivery will cost less than caesarean delivery. In other words, Mimulus throughout pregnancy will pave for normal delivery!

Wherever there is specific fear, Mimulus has to be there to help you.

Red Chestnut

During development of foetus, the mother will worry, “Will my child’s brain will be well developed? Will its health be good? Will the child be without any problem?” Through out pregnancy Red Chestnut has to be given.

Rescue Remedy

At the time of delivery, pain is intensive. The pregnant women can chant Rescue Remedy. Others close to her have to take Rescue Remedy and Red Chestnut. Write the name of the patient and circle it with Rescue Remedy, as because pregnant women can’t chant it, for pain will be too much then. Be sure the delivery will be normal and smooth.

Agrimony

During 8th month of pregnancy, the lady will be affected by restless leg syndrome. Agrimony and Impatiens can heal it.

Scleranthus

It’s a good remedy for nausea and vomiting, especially during the 3rd month. 9th month starting, the doctor will fix up the date for delivery. As the date gets near we get impatient (Impatiens). Scleranthus person will postpone, while an Impatiens would like to have the delivery immediately. Therefore, Scleranthus and Impatiens is a good combination during the last stages of pregnancy, to have the delivery on time.

Cerato and Chestnut Bud

To beget intelligent children, to make sure the IQ of the child is good, flower remedies is the best choice. One can listen to the Bach Flower Meditation CD by Naran S Balakumar.

Walnut

During entire period of pregnancy every month is a transition. Therefore, Walnut is the remedy.

Olive

If there is total physical exhaustion

Harmony at Home

If during pregnancy, peaceful harmonious atmosphere is to be there at home, for which Beech Willow, Agrimony, and Cherry Plum can be helpful.

Special Remedies for Pregnancy

Let Eshwar Protect

This is a combination to be given throughout the pregnancy: Elm, Sweet Chestnut, Hornbeam, Walnut, Aspen and Red chestnut.

Elm: Person has to manage oneself. It expands the mental ability and physical vitality of the mother. Sweet Chestnut: for the divine grace if a child has to be born safely. Hornbeam: continuous movement; Walnut: for transition. Aspen whatever unknown fear one has. Most of the time, the pregnant woman can not figure out the fear. Red Chestnut: concern for the growing baby.

The first letter of each of the remedies if coined together will form the name, ‘ESHWAR’. If there is a grace of Eshwar – Lord Siva, everything will go on well.

Fifth Month of Pregnancy

Chicory: foetus will start feeling the touch of the mother at the end of the 5th month. Either you can chant all the flower names or listen to Bach Flower Remedy meditation CD. As per Ayurveda, mind starts developing from 5th month of pregnancy. Thanks to flowers, the mind of children will develop well and will be able to understand better. In addition, so many mental faculties will develop better in the child.

Sixth Month of Pregnancy

IQ and brain development: Oak, Chestnut Bud, Cerato, Hornbeam, Walnut and Clematis. For 5 minutes, chant the remedies and keep the hands on the belly (womb). This will help in both right and left brain development and the child will be highly intelligent.

From the 8th month onwards

Add Gentian and Hornbeam to the above combination. Add gentian to combination so that there is no regression in the foetus. Around 8th month, the mother will not be able to sleep properly and will be tossing in the bed – Scleranthus is the remedy. When dates are announced, Scleranthus and Impatiens. Whenever the pregnant women go for checkups, Mimulus has to be given. For easy and natural delivery: bio-26 – this Bio salt is available in homeopathy shops. From the 4th month onwards, four tablets, three times a day.

Ninth Month

The mother-to-be is admitted in the hospital. Pain will increase. Give her Rescue Remedy. As her parents can’t bear their daughter cry, give them Rescue Remedy with Red Chestnut.

After Delivery

White Chestnut and Walnut has to be given to the mother. 1st or 2nd day breast feeding will be difficult – Elm and Chestnut Bud. After the delivery, in the bathing water, add Walnut and Star of Bethlehem (need not be given orally to child) or you can chant them to baby’s ears. After 15 days, it can be given orally. For child and mother, if there is fluid in the ear, give them Heather and Crab Apple.

Bach Flowers helps to get college admission

Govind

Neha was a very good student and had obtained very good marks in her 12th standard examination and in the engineering entrance examination. When the first round of results was announced, Neha was waitlisted at No.10 for the electronics and communications engineering course in a top-notch engineering college.

Neha lost her hopes of getting admission. “No chance” was her expression. Occasionally she was also torn by two thoughts: “I may get; I will not get”.  Balakumar asked Neha to take Scleranthus (to overcome oscillation between two thoughts – whether I will get the seat or not) and Gorse (“No chance”).

Neha took the pills for 1 week. With the help of divinity, Bach flowers and Balakumar’s timely guidance, Neha got admission into Electronics & Communication Engineering course.

Since the admission process in engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu is a lengthy and unpredictable process, Neha’s father had admitted her in an engineering college outside Tamil Nadu before the admission results were announced in Tamil Nadu. He had paid the first year tuition fees there.

Neha’s parents again turned to Balakumar to get the fees back since that college was reluctant to refund the money. Balakumar suggested Chicory and Centaury and they got the money back.

Neha Did Not Seek Flowers for Her MBA

Neha has successfully completed her engineering course now. She recently attempted to get into IIM. This time too, she was waitlisted. But she did not make it to IIMs. However this time, she or her parents did not take the help of Balakumar for IIM admissions in spite of encountering a similar situation nor did Neha take the Bach flower remedies she took 4 years back (please note here that the situation is very similar).

Why she or her parents did not consult Balakumar this time? Why Neha did not take Scleranthus and Gorse this time, in spite of success in a similar situation in the past?

Astrologically, Neha is going through 7.5 year Saturn since last 2 years. Could it be Saturn or could it be her destiny that prevented her from turning to Bach flowers?

Let us not be ruled by Astrology. Let us rule Astrology.

Naran S Balakumar

Your observation is to seek a possible answer from outside. The same event can be assessed from different angles by different people. Some may put the blame on Saturn. Others may put the onus on Destiny.

But what is the truth? We are always duped by our mind. If you are aware of what is happening in the mind – observing the thoughts and emotions – we can seek the help of flowers. If we miss the observation even by 1%, mind will dupe us. After the event is over, we put the blame on destiny, planets etc.

Every event is a lesson – Divinity is so compassionate – in awareness. Even now if awareness is there, something can be done, by the flowers.

Life is not about what we get and what we don’t get. Life is how we live.

Let us not be ruled by Astrology. Let us rule Astrology.

One can try the following. If one has a problem because of a planet as per his sign, let him find out which is the most favorable sign for a particular period. Keep the picture of that Zodiac sign in your energy field. When your energy field projects that zodiac sign, the unfavorable planet turns favorable.

Try and Dare 2 Do IT!

Decisions without confusion

Choices, Decisions and Solutions – Part I

When you have any of the tendencies mentioned below:

  • You oscillate between the two options
  • Have a tendency to postpone things.
  • Have the habit of filing your tax returns only on the last day of submission
  • You are an 11th hr specialist, and say, “I have time, therefore I will do it later”. In the end, you will become impatient, needing the Bach Flower Remedy Impatiens.
  • Have a delayed memory – not able to remember it at the right time. For example, during the exam/interview, will not be able to remember the answers. After the exam/interview is over, you can remember them.

For all above mental states, one needs to take the Bach Flower Remedy Scleranthus.

When we say we have enough time and postpone, then we will never find the time. It will always slip from our hand.

Case History

Tom was feeling frustrated that he was not allocated any (software) projects. He was in IT industry.

He knew that if he was to be like this for some more time, he would be fired from the company.

His typical feeling in the evening would be to leave the company. Though in the morning, while going to the office, he would have high hopes and think “why not I wait for some more time”.

To handle this type of oscillation, (one thought in the morning and the opposite thought in the evening – mood swing) Naran S. Balakumar suggested him to take Scleranthus. He was taking the pills for a few days.

One fine day he decided to inform his boss that he was planning to put in his papers. He reached office just to realize his boss was on leave for a couple of days.

Therefore, Tom decided to wait, and to talk to his boss in person.

On Monday his boss arrived.

He informed Tom that the project they were waiting for so long has been approved and was signed off by the customer. In addition, the client has agreed for Tom to manage the project too.

Scleranthus has saved his job, Tom claims these days.

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