Dr. Edward Bach was a medical practitioner in England in the year 1919.He was not very happy with the conventional modes of treating the sick. He often found the medical practice inadequate as it did not address the root cause of the problem. He also felt that the outer symptoms were not the causes but the effect of some deep seated disturbance in the body, mind and soul instrument. He was a deeply meditative person and was receptive to the healing energies of nature. Through his journey as a doctor he came to the conclusion that:-
1. All diseases are caused by some disturbance in the emotional body due to internal or external forces.
2. If this balance is restored the body can heal itself.
Dr. Edward Bach was a true humanitarian and had the welfare of people at heart. He wanted to devise a system which could gently restore this balance without any side effects. His continued efforts in this direction brought forth the system of Bach Flower Remedies. These remedies are drawn from flowers which grow in the country side and are potent to bring harmony and balance in the body. Dr. Bach isolated 38 flowers whose essences could be used as remedy for different life conditions. Each flower was thoroughly studied and found that it corresponded to some emotional trait in living beings. Thus any problem that was caused by this emotional disturbance could be corrected by using the essence of that specific flower. This is a simple method and can be used effectively by anyone anywhere.
As a Bach Flower Practitioner, I have come across various people with problems which range from physical, emotional, professional, lack of focus in studies, marital discords etc. and the list is really long. In this column I would like to share some such queries and their solutions with the readers of this wonderful e-zine. Readers are welcome to send in their queries and I would be happy to help.
Query from the Readers
Query: I have often tried to meditate but find myself distracted all the time. Is there a remedy which could help me meditate better?
Answer:- Let us first understand, what is meditation? Meditation in simple words means being with yourself. A person can be painting and be meditative because no other thought other than his painting exists in his mind at that time. It is the basic nature of the mind to remain distracted and this hinders our effort of being with our true self. Bach Flower Remedy which could come to your rescue is White chestnut Bud. This particular remedy has the power to ward off unwanted thoughts. Take four drops of this remedy in some water, swish it in your mouth and slowly gulp it before you sit for meditation. This goes without saying that you should keep following the simple rules like- place of meditation should be clean, silent and done up aesthetically. Do not change your place of meditation often. You could use some soothing music or fragrance, read a scripture or spiritual book and chant a mantra etc. before meditation. This remedy can also be used by students if they get distracted or are troubled by disturbing thoughts. This remedy can be taken as told above before one sits down to study. A prayer of gratitude thanking the Divine and also thanking the flower should be said after the intake of the remedy for helping you to improve your life condition .Now close your eyes and enjoy your own company! Whitechestnut bud taken four times a day will keep a person calm and level headed all day long. Needless to say such a person will not require any meditation as such.
What is White chestnut bud?
White Chestnut Tree
White Chestnut Flower
It is also called as the horse chestnut. Its botanical name is Aesculus hippocastanum. It blooms between the month of May or early June. Its flowers are creamy white with a splash of crimson and yellow. These flowers have the soul quality of peace and calm. This remedy encourages a balanced state of mind, clear and calm head, ability to use one’s thought power constructively. Solutions to all problems seem to come to surface automatically keeping the mind calm and empowered.
However, it is also advised that some breathing exercises or yoga be done along with these remedies. This will help to enhance the effect of the remedy.
Forever In Gratitude To Her Divine Grace!
-Archana Sharma Archana Sharma is an M.Phil in Life Sciences and practises in Astrology, Numerology and alternative therapies. She is currently pursuing research in Medical Astrology. You can contact her on 09871153164 or email@example.com