Bach Flowers can be of great benefit in assisting with the alleviation of fears that may be preventing us from living a life rich in empowering experiences. Dr Edward Bach acknowledged 5 different types of fears and he found a remedy for each of these.
Do you suffer from a fear that can stop you in your tracks? Spiders? Insects? Or perhaps you are afraid of the dark, still leaving a nightlight on? Perhaps what you fear is ridicule or judgement from others so you tend to hide your light under the proverbial bushell and avoid speaking your truth?
Mimulus is the Bach Flower for “known” fears. When you know what it is you fear. To quote Dr Edward Bach mimulus is for “Fear of worldly things, illness, pain, accidents, poverty, of dark, of being alone, of misfortune. The fears of everyday life. These people quietly and secretly bear their dread, they do not freely speak of it to others.”
Aspen is the Bach Flower for “unknown” fears when you don’t know what it is exactly that you fear, but you feel an impending sense that something awful may happen. Anxiety is always lurking and clouds your experiences.
Red Chestnut is for when our fear is not for ourselves but for those we love and care for. We may be very fearful that something terrible may happen to those we love. We may suffer greatly from the fears we have for those we love. We may be issuing constant warnings and inadvertently, we may even be projecting our own fears onto our loved ones. “Be careful you might hurt yourself”. These sorts of comments, whilst well intentioned, are stated in the negative and project a negative outcome thus inadvertently influencing the mind of the other person so their trust in their skills, ability and decision making is diminished. The Red Chestnut flower remedy can bring us to a place of calm and acceptance in relation to our loved ones so that we can be far more supportive of those we love, wishing them well in whatever they do, telling them we love them and encouraging them to test and develop their own skill and abilities.
Rock Rose is for terror and emergency type situations and is one of the components of Rescue Remedy. It can be administered when there has been an accident or sudden illness, and if the patient is not conscious the lips may be moistened with the remedy. A necessary remedy for those in the grip of a panic attack or when one is very frightened.
Cherry Plum is essential as a remedy when one is “fearful of the mind being over-strained, of reason giving way, of doing fearful and dreaded things, not wished and known wrong, yet there comes the thought and impulse to do them.”
It can be truly liberating to be relieved of fear and you will feel lightened up to live your life more fully. Bach Flowers are safe for everyone and won’t interfere with any medication. It is also perfect for children who may be suffering from fears that are holding them back from expressing themselves and enjoying life.