“Diseases are the terminal stages of much deeper disorders and they cannot just be eradicated by using existing materialistic methods. This is simply because diseases in origin are not material. They are the results of conflicts between Soul and Mind” (free to Dr. Edward Bach). So let’s take a closer look at the Bach Flower Remedies List – A Pharmacy for the Soul.
Plants are not only communicating with each other. They communicate with their total environment including human beings. In the following TEDx video, Gudrun Penselin is talking about how flowers and plants may support us in curing illnesses and healing emotions. Our emotional state of mind is often strongly related to overcoming physical challenges.
Whatever transpires in the mind, its vibrations will be felt in the body and soul.
Bach Flower Remedies, a bouquet of 38 medicinal flowers, is the simplest and safest form of medicine existing today. Bach flowers simply transform negative thoughts, feelings, and imaginations into positive ones. These vibrational medicines help to eliminate the illnesses of the body by healing the mind, without poisoning the system of man.
The 38 remedies are classified into three categories:
The 12 Healers, the “Soul Types”: Cerato, Agrimony, Centaury, Cerato, Clematis, Impatiens, Gentian, Mimulus, Scleranthus, Rock Rose, Water Violet, and Vervain. See also: Dr. Bach Floral Categories of Habits.
The 7 Helpers, representing the emotional states that are developed over time: Heather, Gorse, Oak, Rock Water, Vine, Olive, and Wild Oat.
The 2nd 19 Reactive States: Aspen, Cherry Plum, Beech, Chestnut Bud, Elm, Crab Apple, Holly, Hornbeam, Honeysuckle, Larch, Mustard, Red Chestnut, Pine, Star of Bethlehem, Walnut, Sweet Chestnut, White Chestnut, Willow, and Wild Rose.
The Bach flower remedy is primarily recommended for spiritual and emotional conditions and all remedies are related to essential human emotions. They are safe for individuals of any age and can be taken without any fear of possible side effects, addiction, or overdose. The remedies may also be used in pregnancy or even on plants and animals.
“All remedies described are beneficial in action and will cause no reaction or aggravation as their effects are uplifting” (free to Dr. Edward Bach).
The essences are prepared using the Sun method or Boiling method depending on the nature of the flower or plant. The extract of each flower is preserved in a 50:50 solution of brandy and water.
One need not be physically ill to benefit from the remedies. They can be used whenever negative energy creeps in. The Bach Floral System has also been a great inspiration for the New Spirituality for the New Age Movement. Amazing, isn’t it?
“In illnesses, we can see a mood change of mood from ordinary life. Those who are very observant can see this change often earlier and sometimes even long before diseases appear. Good treatment might prevent these maladies ever to appear” (free to Dr. Edward Bach).
Whenever life seems to be going ‘nowhere’, reach for Bach flowers and know that life is ‘ now-here’.
Dr. Edward Bach – The 12 Healers, The 7 Helpers, The Second 19
Dr. Edward Bach (pronounced ‘Batch’) was a renowned physician of the 19th century. He was born on September 24th, 1886, in a small village called Moseley, near Birmingham. His dream of creating a happy and a healthy society led him to discover an uncomplicated system of medicine which consisted of a handful of non-toxic flowers to heal man as a whole and develop spiritual growth– body, mind, and spirit. He believed that a patient should feel happy and not unpleasant after the disease is cured.
Dr. Bach was dissatisfied by the way modern medical science treated illnesses and in his book Heal Thyself he has described ”Disease is the terminal stage of a much deeper disorder and it cannot be eradicated by the present state of conflict between Mind and Soul”.
With his simple and safe method of treatment, Dr.Bach proved to the medical world that inner harmony is the source of health. He died at the age of 50 and left behind a great treasure of 38 mystical flowers for those in search of inner peace and joy.
Amazed by the curative effect of the flower essences, which created a sense of well being, many practitioners went on to devote their time in gaining knowledge about the work and philosophy of Dr. Bach.