Does this sound familiar?
I just want to be left alone. I want to sleep all day today. I am really not looking forward to waking up today, so close the curtains and close the door on your way out! I will come downstairs later. I’m going to crawl back into my shell and stay there all day. I am so tired and I don’t want to talk to anyone. I am staying under my blanket. Bug off!
Is someone in your family unwilling to get out of bed let alone participate in family activities and just wants to be left alone? And when you insist or try to encourage them it backfires on you? Maybe it sounds like your pre-teen daughter or your teenage son. Maybe it’s you. No matter, there is hope.
If you don’t have the time now for a biofeedback or reiki session, you might want to try Bach Flower remedies. In this particular case Hornbeam, Water Violet, Mustard or a combination of them would be recommended.
What are they? The Bach Flower Remedies are made from wild flowers and are safe for the whole family including pets and children; there are no known side effects or allergic reactions. There are 38 original remedies, all are a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Edward Bach around 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by removing negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the person’s overall balance. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.
“No thoughts of past errors must ever depress us; they are over and finished, and the knowledge thus gained will help to avoid a repetition of them.” ~ Heal Thyself by Dr. Edward Bach
The remedies are preserved in grape based brandy and are gluten free. For acute cases and absence of nearby water, you can apply 2 drops under the tongue or rub on the skin in the area of the temples, feet, or wrists, depending on the issue. In the case of children and pets or people allergic or sensitive to alcohol, or to achieve deeper more profound effect, it is recommended to dilute a couple of drops of Bach Flower Essence in the glass of water and sip slowly.
It is advised to use a pendulum or kinesiology to test the selected remedies before taking them or offering them to others. We always do.
Believe it or not, improving the situation with your family member could be as easy as putting 2 drops of a custom prepared blend from Hornbeam, Water Violet and Mustard Bach Flower Remedies into a glass of warm water and having them sip it through the day.
Each flower essence is best used to alleviate specific emotional destresses. For example:
I often feel too tired to face the day ahead
I feel mentally exhausted
I tend to put things off
I give the impression that I’m aloof
I prefer to be alone when overwhelmed
I often don’t connect with people
I get depressed without any reason
I feel my moods swinging back and forth
I get gloomy feelings that come and go
By using the specific combination derived from 38 Bach Flower Remedies one can be restored to happiness and joy which also enables the physical healing of the body. According to Dr. Bach, “Disease of the body itself is nothing but the result of the disharmony between soul and mind. Remove the disharmony, and we regain harmony between soul and mind, and the body is once more perfect in all its parts.”
In addition, we always recommend carrying a bottle of Bach Rescue Remedy. This blend was created by Dr. Bach to assist people dealing with emergencies and crises – the moments when there is no time to make a proper individual selection of remedies. It can be used to help you get through any stressful situation, from last-minute exams or interview nerves, to the aftermath of an accident or bad news. Rescue Remedy helps us relax, get focused and regain a sense of calm.
For a further look and deeper understanding into the root of these emotions and the possible causes we always recommend biofeedback or Reiki. We offer both through Firefly Within and are always here to help you on your road to wellness the natural way. In the meantime, enjoy the miraculous effects of Bach Flowers and remember to be in the now and move forward.
*Dan Gorny is co-founder of Firefly Within and a Reiki Master. In addition to Bach Flower Essenses he also specializes in cell salts, Tong Ren, and is a Seraphim Blueprint practitioner.