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About Bach Flowers

The Origin of Bach Flower Remedies Edward Bach the founder of Bach Flower Remedies was a microbiologist. He was practicing homeopathy for some-time.  He leant how to create nosodes. It’s made from cells taken from diseased organs and potentizing it. He discovered seven nosodes. This would take care of the basic constituency of the patients. However, he thought Homeopathy is highly cumbersome very difficult. If a patient has time and meets ten homeopathy doctors, each one of them would prescribe differently for him. He concluded that there should be a simpler method and any disease – both mental and physical, should be able to be handled easily. His entire last twelve years of his life was spent in wild forest in England to discover those simple remedies he envisaged. He found 39 remedies, out of which 37 remedies were from flowers, one from spring water and another one was a combination of remedies. What is the specialty of Bach Flower Remedies? Whatever an expression or emotional state may be, there is a remedy in Bach Flower Remedies. Edward Bach was a pioneer in finding the value of expressions while counselling patients, which was followed by later day psychologists. He was able to find subtle difference between emotions and thoughts. For each emotion the thought in the person’s mind could be different from another person. In a depressed state, I might say, “I am not lucky. Others are getting what they want. I am not getting the same”. Another person might say, “While others are happy. I am not happy”. Thus, for each and every state, there is a different thinking process for different people. What is the difference between Bach Flower Remedies and Counselling? In counselling, you are giving the cause of your problem. Dr Bach says don’t try to find, what’s the cause. Find out what the patient says. Find out how he expresses his problem. What are the words he utters when he enters your clinic? That is very important. Instead, if you start analysing why he talks the way he talks then you won’t find the right remedy. Choosing the remedies First and foremost principle is what the patient says. How he expresses himself. He may be in two or three states. He might have fear and at the same time be angry too, or sad and angry. May be, he may be fearful and worrying also. For each and every expression of the patient, just note down the mental states. This expression is fear, worry, anger or sadness. Based on those states, you would arrive at 6 to 9 remedies. You are not the doer We are always anxious that patient should be alright immediately. That expectation or desire should not be there. When a person consults you, Bach Flowers takes over you. You are not there. Have the mind set, “I am not the doer”. Those points should come into your mind. If remedies want to go to a person they will go to them or they will go away. Let me give you an example that happened recently. A girl approached Shobana for remedies for her interview. Mother came to pick up the remedies. When she reached home, she found while there were other remedies, the interview pack went home was missing. The girl came to the centre, picked up the remedies, but failed in the interview. There is a reason behind it. You are not selecting the remedy. Whenever you think of the remedy, suggest a remedy or prescribe it, just prostrate to it mentally. Please pray to them and tell them if healing has to happen, then let it happen. Do not expect healing to happen immediately. Sometime healing happen some times it doesn’t. How come? Even if somebody doesn’t take cigarettes, they get cancer. While somebody who smokes cigarettes, doesn’t get it. There must be some secret codes to the cells to happen or not to happen. The particular point that certain people are getting or not getting is due to epigenetic reasons. See the power of divinity here. So have the thought, “I am not the doer. The flowers do all the work”. Initial Categorization of Remedies Bach divided into 7 divisions. Original classification is bit confusing. If you read any book on Bach Flower Remedies, after completing the book you will be more confused. I have divided into five groups.

  1. Fear – four different states of fear, when a person is fearful

  2. Worry – five states

  3. Sadness and depression – around ten states

  4. Anger – some states

  5. Behavioural states – lack of concentration, postponement, mental fatigue, mental over-enthusiasm, confusion, indecision. This way diagnosis is easy.


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