A warm welcome to my new (and first) Blog. Please bear with me as I navigate this new landscape and find my bearings. My aim is to blog instinctively and meaningfully. This first post is a relevant introduction to my own experience with the Bach Flower Remedies which has helped bring me to this point in my life; this will hopefully help you learn more about the Remedies (if you are new to them) or discover fresh insights if you already know about them….after 20 years of using the remedies I am still amazed at what I discover about them and myself.
So how did I get from Dreaming to screaming!? By taking a particular remedy mix on a long-long-term basis….CLEMATIS/HORNBEAM/WALNUT…my own essential essence in a bottle. As a bona fide seeing pictures in the clouds, faces in the flames, on swirly carpets and wallpaper kind(a) girl, my dreams were housed in ‘castles in the air’……”wouldn’t it be great to…….oh, I would love to do……..I wish I could go to………when I retire I’ll…….”, ‘living’ in the future instead of the present; basically the archetypal Clematis-type personality. As described in the Illustrated Handbook of the Bach Flower Remedies by Philip M. Chancellor I relate totally to 99% of the description of the Clematis type “…daydreamers…absent-minded….often affects the eyes and the ears, for those organs are being used for inward seeing and hearing only……” (I’ve been very short-sighted since childhood and always had problems with my ears)…..”I invariably fall asleep at lectures…” (as colleagues will testify).CLEMATIS brings me back down to earth and helps me focus with real interest on the here and now to put my dreams into practical action.
Before getting to the screaming! stage, HORNBEAM has been crucial helping me through the scheming stage by giving me the necessary boot up the backside to give me the mental alertness and strength required to deal with the many tasks and learning associated with planning and starting my own business. Hornbeam is often described as “The Monday Morning Remedy” – in a negative Hornbeam state we can feel tired and weary just at the thought of doing something; this remedy helps strengthen our mind and body to tackle and complete any tasks we need to do. Hornbeam helps nicely with Clematis in this respect as in the more negative Clematis state our mental strength and energy is focused in the internal realms of the mind and projected into the future.
As further described by Philip M. Chancellor…”The Clematis type is mediumistic and sensitive to all kinds of influences for ill…..” as a Medium and aware of spirit since childhood, I am extremely sensitive to the emotions of people around me and the ‘atmosphere’ of places and situations. The development of these sensitivities has allowed me to learn ways of dealing with the emotions of others I naturally pick up on, but it is just so much part of ‘me’ that I find it difficult not to be aware of what goes on around me…..this is where WALNUT comes in. Walnut is the remedy for those oversensitive to outside ideas and influences and is also known as the link-breaker or spell-breaker. This can help anyone who is tied or influenced by others’ opinions or demands; for highly sensitive people who work with people, be it in a caring capacity or through Mediumship or Healing, Walnut helps protect from such influences, be they from the physical or non-physical world. For me, it works well with Clematis and Hornbeam to keep me grounded but still allows for empathy and compassion without being drained by other peoples’ emotions/conditions. This particular remedy mix has therefore taken me to the screaming! stage by bringing me into focus, being grounded, giving me mental and physical strength to take practical steps to bring my long-held dream of working for myself in a healing capacity to help others and now EVENTUALLY this has happened and the screaming! is with excitement and can’t quite believing I am finally at this stage! To be continued………………..