Bach Flowers 22-2-2022
This is indeed a momentous day and I wasn’t sure how I could use all the 2s in relation to the Bach Flower Remedies, particularly relating to what’s happening in our lives at the moment.
So I’ve decided to look at the order that Bach discovered the Remedies and their place in the alphabet.
The first remedy Bach discovered was Impatiens. It’s generally thought Bach himself needed Impatiens. It’s uncertain whether Mimulus or Clematis was the second. As there is a lot of anxiety and fear in our world today, I’m going to look at Mimulus.
The second remedy alphabetically is Aspen. It’s also the second remedy of the Second Nineteen – those remedies that Bach needed for his own healing.
And we’re in the year of ’22’ and the twenty second remedy, alphabetically, is Oak.
I’m going to deviate a little. I’m fascinated by numerology. When working with numbers, all the numbers are added together and reduced to a single number. Except the numbers 11 and 22.
Number 11 is about inner transformation. Number 22 is about outer transformation.
For example my birthday is 18 December 1945. When added together and reduced it becomes 22. And look at the work I do. Yes, I use the Bach Remedies to bring about inner transformation, but when the inner heals and becomes aligned with soul, the outer changes too.
The outer is always a reflection of the inner! And goodness me, our world is in dire need of healing and major change if mankind and our beautiful planet are to survive and thrive.
The number 11 means inner transformation. There are 38 remedies in the Bach Flower system. 3+8=11. The Bach Flower system heals our inner negative emotions and changes our outlook on life, bringing inner peace and happiness.
Now let’s look at how Mimulus, Aspen and Oak fit into our lives today.
You’ve heard me say it before and I shall most probably say it again. The pandemic is the most monumental crisis that has faced mankind. It has affected us all. No one has escaped the illness or the effects of this disease. It has had a major effect on all our lives from the loss of loved ones to those who felt the despair of loneliness.
I like to start at the beginning – so Mimulus it is.
Life is uncertain. It always is and it always will be. But the uncertainty of our lives at this time has risen so high, its ‘off the ‘scale’, as they say.
Mimulus is for known fears. If you know what you’re afraid of, and you keep your anxiety to yourself, then Mimulus will help you. (Don’t confuse keeping anxiety to yourself with Agrimony – that’s totally different). If you’re anxious about your work or your finances, then Mimulus will help you. Right now, many of us are concerned about the future. What will happen tomorrow or next year are questions that a lot of people are asking. And although the future is unknown, you’ve identified being anxious about the future, so Mimulus will help.
Aspen. This is the second remedy, alphabetically, and the second remedy in the Second Nineteen.Aspen is for vague, unknown fears. In the few lines that Bach used to describe the Aspen state, he used word ‘vague’ 5 times. Unknown and vague means it can’t be identified. There is a ‘creepy feeling of dread and foreboding’. This is another remedy that doesn’t talk about their anxiety, but this time its because they can’t identify what frightens them. Being anxious and afraid of the future does not need Aspen but feelings of foreboding does.
How is this remedy relevant today? A pandemic of this magnitude has never happened to mankind before. We are all walking in new territory. Nothing that was, is ever going to be the same again. But how is it going to change? And will we be able to handle the change?
There is too much unknown. There is too much that is undefinable.
And lastly the 22nd remedy in alphabetical order is Oak. Oak if for those who struggle on, taking on more than their own work, due to feelings of duty and responsibility. Those few words will probably conjure up thoughts of our NHS (the British National Health Service who worked tirelessly throughout the darkest time of the pandemic and who are still working to their limit now).
The key to recognising the Oak state is when someone is taking on more than their normal work – through feelings of duty and responsibility – until they become completely exhausted – mentally, emotionally and physically – and yet they still struggle on.
You can see how this is relevant to what is happening to us today. In one way or another, we’ve all taken on more than we would normally do.
Over to you….
’m sure you can see how these three remedy states are prevalent in our lives today. Perhaps you’re in need of one of them, or perhaps all three?
Bach Flower remedies work. If you choose the ‘right’ remedy for you, it’ll work and change how you feel so you can live a happy and contented life.
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