Bach flowers – help with insufficient interest in the present
It’s an old Zen philosophy: if you eat, eat, if you sleep, sleep, if you walk, then walk … Maybe everyone will find themselves more concerned with the past or the future than the present. For some this can become a real problem and emotions become so out of balance that it is good to intervene. Doctor Edward Bach identified seven different types of insufficient interest in the present. He found healing blossoms for it.
Chestnut bud (Bud of the white horse chestnut)
“A donkey does not hit the same stone twice.” This ancient wisdom applies to most people. Yet there are people who apparently not seem to learn from the mistakes they make themselves or by looking at what is happening around them. Chestnut Bud can be a way out for these people. This blossom helps to learn from experiences and not make the same mistakes over and over again.
Clematis (Forest tendrils)
Clematis is a remedy that helps daydreamers to be more in the present. They are often quiet people, sometimes even inclined to passivity, who often wander in their minds to the future. They dream of everything that could be better, but rarely take control to actually realize something. Thanks to Clematis, they are put down to earth a little more and they also learn to be happy in the here and now.
Honeysuckle (Red honeysuckle)
Just as there are people who live too much in the future, you also have those who dwell in the past with their minds. The happiness of the past will never return, they may have lost a friend or a loved one, there is always a reason to look back. As a result, they miss important parts of what is now coming their way. Clematis helps to let go of the past more, to stand in the world with open eyes today. Clematis can also be very beneficial for homesickness.
Mustard (Wild mustard)
Some people have vague “moods” of heavy feelings, as if a black cloud is creeping over their feelings. They get down, depressed themselves, often not knowing where those dark emotions come from. Does not seem to make sense, their joy of life is completely gone. Mustard helps to make these feelings disappear again, to see life less black.
There are times when people are completely burned out. They are so extinguished by heavy physical or mental exertion that it takes a lot of effort to struggle through the days. Olive supports in that case, ensures that people recover better, that sleep is really refreshing. This blossom is often used by young parents when the broken nights start to weigh more than heavily.
White Chestnut (Horse chestnut)
Worryers benefit greatly from White Chestnut. This blossom is for those who dread crawling into bed at night, because he already knows in advance that he will see the same thoughts over and over again for a long time. People who, as it were, cannot turn their brains off for a moment and are plagued by that mill of ideas that keeps spinning around, can find peace of mind again with White Chestnut.
Wild Rose (Dog rose)
Some people don’t seem to take any initiative. They excel at lethargy, seem indifferent and willlessly drift with the flow. It is true that they take the easiest way, but they also derive no joy from their actions, everything happens to them. Wild Rose helps to stay less passive, to look for happiness and satisfaction yourself.