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How to use Bach Flowers when un-employed or under employed?

The great thing about flower remedies is that they can be used to address and adjust the emotions we feel around a variety of topics and situations including employment.

So you were laid off and you are looking for work and you want some energetic support, because honestly every bit helps. An uplifted mind, spirit and consciousness can only help. Of course I cannot guarantee you will find employment if you use the remedies but you can at least use them as emotional support tools as you do what you need to in order to find work.

Here are a handful of remedies to give a you boost:

Wild Rose
Wild Oat
Cherry Plum

These essences all work with different categories of emotional challenges due to un-employment and the search for a job.  These categories are:

  • Faith
  • Confidence
  • Tenacity
  • Fearlessness
  • Hope
  • Internal Alignment
  • Steadiness

Essences address the internal reality, the feeling states and emotions. And, it is from this place that we create our experience; the frame we give our situation determines our situation on the feeling level. There is an external reality and an internal reality, there are many variables in the external world and to try and control them is a losing battle. But, we do have control over our internal states and that is where our power truly exists, not outside of us. Lets now take a deeper look at how to use the essences to support us for employment.

Larch- The essence for confidence, Larch address the fear of failure, use when feeling down on your luck and you need a confidence boost.

Wild Rose- This essence will help you stick with it and remain tenacious; wild rose dispels apathy and resignation.

Wild Oat- This essence fosters greater career clarity, very good to use when feeling ambivalent about your career and you would like to find work that is in alignment with your soul.

Mimulus- This essence is useful for times when we feel resigned in the face of a challenge. It address fear of the known that manifest as resignation.

Walnut- This essence is useful for times when making changes; it helps you to leave the old behind and move forward un-encumbered. This is great when we need to act free from outside influences and to shake the voices of the past.

Cherry Plum- This is a soul soothing remedy useful those under severe mental and emotional stress, it will address the deep fear of losing control. Cherry plum is amazing for stabilizing the mind and emotions when it is being stretched due to adversity and extreme stress.  This helps with spiritual surrender and fostering deep faith in feelings of guidance and protection from a Higher Power.

Elm- This is for feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities, that leads to stress with the potential towards breakdown. Elm will help you to shoulder your tasks effectively, use this remedy when you feel you may break from pressure of you strain.

Gentian- FAITH, CONFIDENCE, PERSEVERANCE, these are the three key words to for this essence. Gentian is an antidote to discouragement.

Gorse- Pessimism is a poison, it will taint your entire world view and your ability to believe in a positive outcome. Gorse fosters optimism, conviction and hope in a positive outcome.

I wish you the very best in finding the remedies you need to adequately deal with the challenges you face. May the essences support you in your mission and bring the light of hope into the dark, dispel the shadows of doubt and quell fears of the mind.  Dr. Edward Bach had a deep abiding faith and lived his life with providence; may the grace of the remedies he has brought to us infuse your life with similar qualities.



Walnut a flower essence for change.

Walnut is a prime essence for the changing times we are in and for times when are life is going through massive changes.

Walnut Flower Essence is Useful When We:

  • are in the midst of a major life change
  • just moved to a new house, school or changed jobs
  • want to break the spell of the past
  • want to develop independence from past influences
  • are embarking on a new path in life
  • need to feel more comfortable with change

The walnut ‘mother’ tree secretes a chemical from its roots which prevents the growth of other walnuts from taking root near it. The walnut is encased in a pericap which protects the nut inside when it drops from the tree. The sponge like pericap allows the nut to bounce and roll from the mother. In a sense the baby walnut is free to follow its own journey and grow independently from its mother to stand alone.

This signature of walnut tells us much about how the essences helps us to free our minds from the past and move forward with confidence. The walnut has two halves and the distinct folds and crevices resemble the human brain. This essence helps us make big changes in our conscious mind which can lead us forward as we grow and change. This psychological independence is necessary for our growth as we develop into our true selves.

Dr. Bach’s life is a prime example of the positive walnut state. He left behind London, a lucrative medical practice and a world that was familiar to him to pursue something new. His freedom of mind and spirit led to a new paradigm of healing. This new paradigm of treating the personality is revolutionary in its approach and effectiveness. In the spirit of walnut, may we all be free to pursue our destiny and fulfill our purpose.