Bach Blog. Through the Darkness Into Light


Bach Flower Remedies
 can help you walk through the darkness into the light of hope

Depression is extremely debilitating.  It drags you down into some of the deepest and darkest of your emotions. It can take you down into despair, hopelessness and loneliness.  But no matter what  you’re feeling there is a Bach Flower Remedy to help and heal your feelings.

There are 38 Bach Flower Remedies that cover every one of our negative emotions. (there are about 8 of the remedies that cover depressionm so you’ll need to find the remedies that suit you). The Remedies are simple to use and take.  But choosing the one that really’ll help you can be tricky so I have 2 Bach Flower Remedy Guides that can help you choose.

Bach Flower Remedy Guides

I’d like to mention, that when you order your Free Guides, you have the option to buy the mp3 audio Getting to know the remedies at a reduced price.  It’s had great reviews, as you can see….

I love the new audio – Getting to know the Remedies. I’ve already downloaded to my i-pad. It’s fun and an invaluable resource to find which remedy will help the family.. Thank you”. Maria P. UK

 I’m going to start by telling you about the little known remedy called Sweet Chestnut.  Its’ probably  needed more in today’s world than we realise. So many people live in the darkness of despair with no hope of there ever being light at the end of the tunnel.

The Bach Flower Remedies can lead you, naturally and gently, from the darkness into the light of happiness and love.

Jean was wrinnatuging her hands and staring straight ahead.  She was staring without seeing.  The tears spilled from her eyes and rolled gently down her face without her noticing. Her third cup of tea, now cold like the others, was still beside her, untouched.

Jean was in the depths of despair that’s called anguish.
She was lost and hopeless.  We only wring our hands when we’re in deep anguish and sorrow – the sorrow  that’s so much deeper than sadness.
Sadness comes from a broken heart, but it seem as if sorrow touches the soul.  Jean was living through what is often called ‘the dark night of the soul’.

Darkness of Despair

The mental torture is extreme, as if the mind has reached breaking point, and its these feelings that plunged Jean into the darkness of despair  – and Jean could bear no more.  She was at the end of her tether.

She had recently been widowed.  Life had not been easy over the last 45 years or so.  In fact it had been really difficult. It was filled with disappointments, shocks and sorrows – all of which she had borne with great fortitude.  “Put on a brave face” she was taught – as she did when one tragic event after another stuck her family.

The last straw was when her husband died. Jean felt as if she was at the end of her tether and there now was nothing left to live for.

Sweet Chestnut is the main remedy Jean needs.  It will help her feelings of hopelessness, depression and despair.

Sweet Chestnut

Within a month of taking Sweet Chestnut and a few other remedies, Jean felt her depression lifting and she felt there was light at the end of the tunnel.    After two months of Sweet Chestnut, Jean was well and had found peace of mind.  She had started to go out with her friends and became  interested in her beloved garden once more.

I wish I’d have known …

How I wish I had known about Sweet Chestnut when I went through my ‘dark night of the soul’.  My despair and anguish was of a spiritual nature.

I was always religious, but left the church and found a small sect whose teachings made sense to me.  I invested my entire ‘soul’ into these teachings.  Here at last was a logical and reasonable explanation of God and life.  I felt as if I’d come home!

However, all was not rosy in the garden as they say, and those running the sect had feet of clay. When I discovered the falsehood, my world and my confidence were shattered.
I now had no foundation, no anchor – I was completely and utterly lost.   All are signs of needing Sweet Chestnut. But I had no idea of it’s existance.

Time and a mantra I used for months helped me out of my darkness.  If only I’d known about Sweet Chestnut back then, it would have brought a gentle and quicker healing.  When I reached the ‘other side’ of the anguish, I found the spiritual teachings I still work with today – that really do give me a logical and practical foundation to my spirituality.

As does the Bach Flower Remedies.

Sweet Chestnut is not the only remedy for depression – there are about 8 ‘depression’ remedies, so its a matter of finding which remedies suit you. The Bach Guides will help you decide which remedies could work best for you.

Over to you

As always I love hearing from you, so if you liked the blog, please leave a comment.  I always reply to every comment.  Thank you.

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Rose Todd

  • Laura Ferguson says:

    I was really interested to read this blog, as despair is exactly what I’ve been feeling for a while now. I shall be getting some Sweet Chestnut – thank you so much for this blog post.

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Laura.
      Thank you for leaving the comment.
      The problem with some of our emotions, is that we give them ‘blanket’ names. Depression and despair are blanket terms that cover so many different feelings.
      As you felt Sweet Chestnut resonated with you, I hope it helps.
      Get back to me if you need to
      I hope you feel better soon.
      Warm wishes

  • Sue Cooke says:

    Hello Rose thank you, you’re messages are always inspiring. I’m so pleased I guessed the remedy on the first page, shows the lessons on the foundation course have stayed in my brain 😁

    Lovely to read you’re posts as always.

    Lots of love
    Sue 🌸 x x

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Sue. Thank you for leavinbg a comment. And well done on chosing the ‘right remedy’.
      It seems that the Foundation Course did well for you.
      I hope you’re helpying using the remedies and are beginning to feel confident enought to give them to your loved ones. love Rose

      • Sue Cooke says:

        It certainly did thank you x x

        • Rose Todd says:

          Hi Sue. I thought I’d replied, but it seems I hadn’t.
          I’m glad you found the blog helpful Rose.

  • Anil Bindal says:

    Which other remedies for depression

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Anil. Thank you for leaving a comment. You asked this question in the Facebook Page, and I answered it there. But perhaps you didn’t see it. Sometimes the answers do get lost in the newsfeed.
      So here’s the answer. And needless to say, you choose the remedy that relates to the cause of your depression, and how you reacted to that cause.
      The Group for Despondency and Despair ….
      Larch – lack of confidence can bring a really deep despair.
      Pine – again a very deep state of despair as a result of shame and feeling worthless.
      Elm – Bach went into a very deep depression because he couldn’t find his simple, natural healing system. He said the responsibility was “more than one man could bear”. (Note its the responsibility that overwhelms in the Elm state – not the volumn of work that needs to be done).
      Sweet Chestnut – for the anguish when you feel that all is left is the destruction of the soul.
      Star of Bethlehem. (That might be a surprise to you). The despair of grief can push you to ‘the edge’. I had a Chat message this morning with someone who has lost their spouse and they said “What’s the point of going on?” The grief had pushed them into despair and depression.
      Willow – feel they are badly treated. They complain and are filled with resentment, bear grudes, self-pity and a heavy feeling of gloom and negativity.
      Oak – take on too much work because they feel it is their duty and responsibility to do so. Under so much pressure, they can come to the point of breakdown – and depression.
      CRab Apple – they feel ‘unclean’ and contaminated. This feelings assume a great importance and leads them to despair.
      And no mention of Mustard or Gentian anywhere!
      So, unravelling someone’s story to find the threads that indicate which remedies will heal them is a skillful job.
      I hope this helps. Take care. Rose.

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