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
When one is in debts he may feel inadequate to clear the debts – ELM, and OAK
Deep Depression in total darkness – MUSTARD
Unable to face people, silently planning to commit suicide – AGRIMONY
Not to become impulsive – CHERRY PLUM
Constant worry – WHITE CHESTNUT
Losing all hopes – GORSE
To come out of misfortune – MIMULUS
The above mentioned remedies are Bach Flower Remedies. Intake of remedies is better when you are in dire straits.
Creation of Wealth
When you find yourself with insufficient money, try to find new sources, ways – sources by which you can earn more:
- ELM and OAK – for inadequacy of mind to think ways of improving finance; to think differently
- GORSE – if you have no hopes or if you think to all sources are exhausted, feeling hopeless of getting any additional money
- LARCH – to be more confident of creating wealth
If you are in business:
- Think how to add more value to the products or add other products of more value.
If you are in job, ask simply:
- “How can I add more value to my work”,
- “What I had to do so that I am wanted more”,
- “How will I make my job more valuable” and
- “How will I contribute 100%”.
When you say or think that I am already working more than 16 hours – take OAK + OLIVE + HORNBEAM to work smartly and finish in less time.
If you are in business, or a salesman, ask yourself:
“How can I reach more in less time” or
“How can I reach more customers” then
Take VERVAIN + OAK + OLIVE.
Have a plan to spend and invest
Suddenly an advertisement comes and we spend carried away by it and regret later.
Not to do any impulsive purchase – CHERRY PLUM + HONEY SUCKLE
Or stop spending all when there is money – WILD ROSE
Enjoy your wealth
- Thank divine, your work, office everyday for your earning.
- Thank your expenses
- Stop your feeling of jealousy about the rich and come out of it by saying “ I AM SORRY, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, LOVE THANK DIVINE”
- Find out your beliefs about money and release them
- Chant the Switch Words – “TOGETHER FIND COUNT DIVINE NOW”
- Do the Mudras – ACCEPTANCE MUDRA and VITALITY MUDRA, each for 15 minutes.
- Daily morning – rotate all the 7 chakras clock-wise by intending “Keep rotating clockwise at optimum speed.”
When you have too much worry and confusion about finance, take WHITE CHESTNUT + SCLERANTHUS + RESCUE REMEDY in the night.
Try the following on each day and find which combination gives you the money you want or require:
MORNING – one combination each day and repeat
MIMULUS, PINK TOURMALINE (1st day)
MIMULUS, RUBY (2nd day)
MIMULUS, CAT’S EYE (3rd day)
MUSTARD, DIAMOND (4th day)
Daily afternoon to evening
SWEET CHESTNUT, SCLERANTHUS
Pink Tourmaline, Ruby, Cat’s Eye, and Diamond are Gem Remedies and available only at the centre. The rest of the remedies mentioned are Bach Flower Remedies, which are available in the Homeopathy Shops also.
Read the first part of the article here: http://wp.me/ptUDl-7E
A Brief on Bach Flower Remedies Part II
Flower remedies are selected based on our (negative) state of mind.
- If there is fear there are four remedies – MIMULUS, ASPEN, RED CHESTNUT and ROCK ROSE. If a person has a fear then we need to give one of these remedies based on the type of fear.
- If there is worry then give WHITE CHESTNUT, AGRIMONY, PINE, or HONEY SUCKLE, as per the expression.
- Want to focus and concentration: CLEMATIS. If somebody says, “I want to be focused” then give them Clematis. If he wants concentration too then add CHESTNUT BUD to it.
How do we handle Anger?
- BEECH is a person who criticise others. He will only find faults pointing out the mistakes of others.
- WILLOW has resentment about life and others.
- CHICORY is also an angry person. He thinks that nobody does anything to him, even though he did so many things for others. Thus, he is angry at the ingratitude of others.
- HOLLY is an embodiment of rage and hatred.
- VINE: if he gets angry he will work towards taking revenge. Holly and Vine are always together.
- CHERRY PLUM: he will lose control of himself. When he gets angry he will throw things. It’s a misplaced anger at an acute state level. He might be angry at somebody. However, he will show the same at somebody else.
Other States of Mind
- Self-pride and ego: WATER VIOLET. He has a superiority complex.
- Desire to change and control other person is VERVAIN.
Beech and Vervain will come together. They are called as mixed personalities. We say child has to be like this and advise them, “don’t do this” and “don’t do that”. Beech will find fault, while Vervain desires to change others. Whenever you want to change the child, take Vervain then.
- Sadness: GENTIAN is a pessimistic person. For example, before he goes out, he is worried what will happen. Say, what if gets stuck in a traffic jam. He will always have negative approach to life. Any small setback will upset him greatly. He tends to have a negative outlook about life.
- Hopelessness: GORSE: I tried a lot of things. I don’t know whether it will work. Nothing seems to work for him. He loses his hope and therefore, does not have any trust either.
- When anyone says, “I can’t”, Larch will make him say “I can“. To have confidence in oneself Larch is the remedy. It is almost a specific remedy in any competition.
Gentian is skeptical, while Gorse would try many and finally loses hope.
You are trying to go somewhere, either by train, bus or plane. At that time you think it is not possible to get a ticket. If you take Gorse, it (hopelessness state) can be changed to joyful state. You will get a ticket.
“I want miracle to happen in my life”, when anyone says this, give them Gorse, because they are in the negative state of Gorse.
- SWEET CHESTNUT: doctors give only 24 hours lifeline for your dear one. Therefore, you feel a tremendous need to pray for divine intervention.
In fact, as long as we are seeing doctors, we won’t go near divinity. Only when the doctor says the situation is hopeless, then we focus on God. We may start chanting Vishnu Sahsaranamam. You may have desire to be spiritual. However, we don’t remember god until the critical time.
- WILD ROSE: he has no interest in life. Apathy sets in. He becomes indifferent, resigning to the life situations. It’s neither sadness nor happiness. That’s apathy, as he is not bothered about what happens around him.
- STAR OF BETHLEHEM: for accidents, shock, trauma. It is a great soother of physical and emotional pains. It is a must in all those situations.
- MUSTARD: I need to see light in my life as my whole life is in darkness. I don’t know where to go.
The patients have to say the above words and based on that you can give the remedies. All the words mentioned for the remedies should come from the horse’s mouth. Their own expressions are important.
I was told that at present my nephew and I are under the influence of the planet Sani (Saturn). I am also going to the temple every Sat and burning the black sesame bundle with oil for both of us. What else can I do in terms of gem remedies and Bach flowers? Also is it ok for me to do for my nephew as he is only 6 yrs old.
Don’t worry about your nephew. He is only 6 years old. Nothing will affect him.
Take the Bach flower remedy MUSTARD daily two doses of three pills each. This will help you. Mustard will give you light, wherever there is darkness. Shade Shani is based on your birth star. The moon represents mind and when it is under the influence of Saturn, a dark cloud is formed over the Moon (mind). Mustard will lift off this cover.
Mustard – “For those who are liable to times of gloom (darkness) …” Dr. Edward Bach, who discovered the flower remedies.
The yellow Mustard plant spreads on the land well reminding the rays of the sun. The light will dispel the darkness of the mind and uplift it to joy.
Bach Flower Remedy Gentian is an important remedy, as it gives us happiness.
A Negative Gentian Person
Even if he has something, he will think about the lack. He will think about whatever he doesn’t have and not on what he has. He will be always talking about whatever that hasn’t happened for him. He will be lamenting about his lack as well as his bad luck.
Message from Gentian
What’s the message given by the Bach Flower Remedy Gentian? Be happy! In addition, recollect whatever good has happened in your life.
We don’t have the habit of thanking God for the good things that has happened. In these 50 years of our living, we haven’t been grateful for good things that have happened to us.
Bach Flower Gentian says, “Have an attitude of gratitude”. When you have that you will succeed in everything (in life)
How does a Gentian Flower bloom?
It blooms like a pyramid. In its base, it has many flowers. In the next step above it, it has lesser flowers and so on. It has one flower less in each step. Therefore, it looks like a pyramid.
A pyramid base is known for its stability. To whatever extend you go in life, you have to be stable. When you worry, your Basic Chakra will be weak and therefore grounding will be poor.
When you talk about the failure that has happened or if you are lamenting that what you expect will not happen then you are in (negative) Gentian state.
E.g., you are in a queue at the railway counter, to make a reservation. Every time you move, you will say to yourself, “When I go to the counter, he would close and I will not get the ticket. I know it will happen only to me”.
You asked for a raise in your salary. Your boss has not replied for a week. You would be lamenting within yourself, “He will not give me the hike. I am unlucky in getting anything I want. For me, nothing will fall in place.”
Release Your Expectations, Receive Favourable Results
To get a happy result or make it favourable to you, take the Bach Flower Remedy Gentian. Even then sometime failure happens. We shouldn’t go to an unhappy state. To remove those expectations, which leads to unhappiness, Gentian is the remedy.
A Case study
Gita is a business person. She had put up some sales in an exhibition. She just sends a SMS to me saying that she had done only one sale during the entire morning. Interestingly we are discussing Gentian. She needs that now. All her life she is facing nothing but problems.
Her sale in another exhibition was quite good. Of course, we don’t think about it (success) after it is over.
Let us do a prayer for Gita
Whatever good has happened to us has happened without us asking god for them. He has given us so many things. Let us say thanks to him for all those good things. Let us see the divinity in the person who has done good things to us.
Then bring Gentian to our heart and send that energy to Gita. Let us send that with happiness.
With Regards to Failures
Even if bad stuff happens to you, in general, you don’t think that there might be good behind them. Even for the failures you had faced and for the incidents that created sadness or anger in you, offer them your thanks.
Say your thanks to what happened in your life is the message of Gentian.
Initially start with good things. That will make you feel happy. Then you thank for all bad things. Thanking like this will make you become stable in life. It will activate and stabilise your Basic Chakra, which is responsible for safety and security in life.
Gentian flower, thanks to its pyramid structure, is good for the Basic Chakra.
Take Gentian to Create Happiness in Your Life
For getting happiness in life we need Gentian. Immediately start taking Gentian every day. It’s a great flower! Try taking it and give your feedback. See if you find enthusiasm in life.
Make a Good Bargain
You want to sell something. You always come across people who bargain with you. If you take Bach Flower Remedy Agrimony, whatever price you ask for, they will pay that.
Proper Property Distribution
You expect a quarrel during property distribution in the family. You do not want any quarrel or face conflicts. If you don’t want any fights, then take Agrimony with you as it is a peacemaker.
Agrimony deserves a Nobel Prize for Peace
Think of Kashmir and spray Agrimony on the map where Kashmir is located. Definitely you will bring in peace there.
You want to know the Mind of Your Partner
An Agrimony person will not reveal and hides her feelings from others. She will always be smiling, hiding the worries inside. If you look at her you can’t figure it out as she hides her inner turmoil. If she takes Agrimony, she will reveal her feelings to you. If she is not willing to take it then you can chant Agrimony visualizing her. She will definitely come out of her shell.
A Sleep Remedy
What’s the behaviour of an Agrimony person? In the night, he can’t go to sleep easily as he will be worrying at that time. When he is alone he will be worrying. He will work overtime as nobody is at home. He will resort to drinking and will say, “I drink to forget my worry and tension”. Agrimony is one of the remedies included in the flower combination for sleeping.
Restless leg syndrome and Hyper Tension
The restless leg syndrome can be healed by Bach Flower Remedies Agrimony and Impatiens. The body is trying to remove the tension by shaking the legs. He is not opening up by discussing the problem and revealing it. Where else it will go? This will turn into hyper tension. When problems are buried inside, it will come out as hyper tension. This is due to expectation of society, which says, ‘whatever problem you have, you have to smile and face it’. On the contrary, we have to show our feelings. This attitude is also expressed in the form of, ‘I don’t want to disturb others’
(From Multi-Dimensional Healing June 27 Workshop)
Old people can take Calc fluor-6x everyday. Then they won’t fall down due to lack of balance. For people above 60 years, this will make their bones stronger and thus hip bones fracture can be prevented.
After age of fifty, take 1 or 2 tablets of Calc fluor-6x per day. It’s a bio salt.
Calc fluor-6x is as good as the Chinese herb Ginseng. It strengthens the knee bones. This salt is part of plaster of paris, used to align bones in fractures.
It also forms a layer in the stomach, which produces hydrochloric acid (FYI one drop of hydrochloric acid can burn 10 persons). Thus it protects the digestive layer too.
It also works on the basic chakra – which makes one feel safe and secure. Therefore, old people will not worry whether they will fall down. It increases their calmness by removing the fear inside them.
If one lacks Kali Sulphur, he will have postponement tendency and mental fatigue. They can take Hornbeam too (Bach Flower Remedy).
When a person is unable to settle down in one place calcium (Calci Pohs) is less. Along with that, add Walnut and Wild Oat for somebody who is not happy about any place or any house where they live, and keep changing jobs/houses al the time.
If a person is possessive and jealous, and therefore throws temper tantrums: Chicory and Holly along with Mag Phos (magnesium phosphate is less in the body).