What are the Bach Flower Essences?
“This system of healing, which has been Divinely revealed unto us, shows that it is our fears, our cares, our anxieties and such like that open the path to the invasion of illness. Thus by treating our fears, our worries and so on, we not only free ourselves from our illness, but the Herbs given unto us by the Grace of the Creator of all, in addition take away our fears and worries, and leave us happier and better in ourselves.”
-Dr. Edward Bach
Dr. Edward Bach, a renowned Physician, Pathologist, Bacteriologist and Homeopath from England, discovered in the 1930’s the Flower Essences.
His whole life was dedicated to find a simple method of healing, to lift suffering and cure and prevent all forms of disease. He was intuitively guided to find the 38 herbs and prepared them using the Natural Way, the four elements; fire, earth, air and water, the method of simplicity he had been looking for.
Dr. Edward Bach made a detailed study of bacteriology, immunology and homeopathy and found a clear connection between chronic disease and negative states of mind.
He also found through close observation a resemblance in groups of people with the same negative states of mind.
He divided these negative states of mind into seven groups under the following headings:
fear, uncertainty, insufficient interest in present circumstances, loneliness, over-sensitivity to influences and ideas, despondency and despair and over-care for welfare of others.
The 38 Flower Essences are placed under each heading. Each of the 38 essences is correlated to a specific negative state of mind, personality trait, mood or temperament, that so often prove to be the real cause, psychosomatically, in the break down of one’s physical and mental equilibrium.
The nature of the condition, or the name of the disease makes no difference. As Dr. Edward Bach writes in his book “The Twelve Healers and other remedies,” “Take no notice of the disease, think only of the outlook on life of the one in distress.”
By looking up this negative state of mind and the appropriate essence that transforms this negative outlook of life into a positive state of mind is what helps restore the harmony between Soul and Mind and the spiritual and mental aspects of a human being.
The 7 Headings and the 38 Bach® Flower Essences
Negative States of Mind
Terror; panic; extreme fright
Fear or anxiety of a known origin
Desperation; fear of losing control of the mind; dread of doing some frightful thing
Vague fears of unknown origin; anxiety; apprehension
Excessive fear; anxiety for others
Distrust of self; doubt of one’s ability; foolishness
Uncertainty; indecision; hesitancy; unbalance
Doubt; depression; discouragement
Tiredness; weariness; mental and physical exhaustion
Uncertainty; despondency; dissatisfaction
For Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances
Indifference; dreaminess; inattention; unconsciousness
Dwelling upon thoughts of the past; nostalgia; home sickness
Complete exhaustion; mental fatigue
Persistent unwanted thoughts; mental arguments
Black depression; melancholia; gloom
Failure to learn by experience; lack of observation in the lessons of life; hence the need of repetition
Impatience; irritability; extreme mental tension
For Those Over-sensitive to Influences and Ideas
Mental torture; worry, concealed from others
Weak willed; too easily influenced; willing servitors
Oversensitive to ideas and influences; the link-breaker
Hatred; envy; jealousy; suspicion
For Despondency or Despair
Star of Bethlehem
Lack of confidence; anticipation of failure; despondency
Self-reproach; guilt feelings; despondency
Occasional feelings of inadequacy; despondency; exhaustion from over-striving for perfection
Extreme mental anguish; hopelessness; despair
After effect of shock, mental or physical
Despondency; despair; but never-ceasing effort
The cleansing Remedy; despondency; despair
For Over-Care for Welfare of
Possessiveness; self-love; self-pity
Strain; stress; tension; over-enthusiasm
Dominating; inflexible; ambitious
Intolerance; criticism; passing judgements
Self-repression; self-denial; self-martyrdom
The Composite Rescue Remedy*
A combination of:
Star of Bethlehem
For the bemused, faraway, out-of-the-body feeling which often precedes fainting or loss of consciousness.
For mental stress and tension
For terror and panic
*)The Composite Rescue Remedy
For use in pre or post emotional shock, great fear or terror, panic, severe mental stress and tension, a feeling of desperation or a numbed, bemused state, which can manifest in minor as well as in more serious states of emergency.
Dr. Bach’s keyword was “Simplicity.” The final listing of his essences and their applied mental deviations were presented by him in such a way, that people from all walks of life would be able, without fear or confusion to fully understand his findings, and be able to diagnose for themselves and friends; and animals and plants, with absolute impunity.
For those unable to choose a Bach Flower Essence on their own can contact Mukto for a Bach Flower Consultation.
Heal Thyself and The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies - by Dr. Edward Bach
The Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach Physician - by Nora Weeks
The Bach Flower Remedies Repertory - by F.J. Wheeler
Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies - by Philip M. Chancellor
Please Note: The Bach Flower Essences do not take the place of medical attention, and a person should take medical advice where necessary.
Bach Flower Essences and Mukto
The simplicity in any healing system has always been an attraction to me, because everything in nature is simple.
I love working with the Bach Flower Remedies and I love to observe, two aspects that work really well together in this system of healing.
During the many years that I have been using the Bach Flower Remedies for myself, and others, I have seen remarkable “mood” changes. I was also very fortunate to be able to observe up closely my patients and assist them with the Bach Flower Essences, while working as a registered nurse for many years in Holland.
Also for several years I had a growth and meditation center called “Energy in Balance” where I did many Bach Flower Consultations. Since 1989 I have been practicing and teaching Reiki, and enjoyed the simplicity and the wonderful working together of both healing systems.
As presented by Dr. Bach in his book “The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies” this system of treatment does not require any formal training, my experience, which is extensive, comes from life, personal observation, meditation and working with people and, of course, from the inspiring books written by Dr. Edward Bach and the many other books made available over the years.
Mukto is also a Reiki Master and Teacher in the Usui System of Natural Healing and has been teaching and practicing Reiki since 1989, a Personal Healing™ Mandala artist and a 3rd level Practioner in the Aura-Soma® Color System.
In a Bach Flower Consultation you will be guided to look at you current situation to determine which essence or essence combination will be most beneficial to you.
Bach Flower Services:
Initial Bach Flower Consultation $ 50.00
Follow up Consultation $ 25.00
Bach Flower Consultations are made available via e-mail, phone and in person.
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