Friday, July 27, 2018

What the world needs now is Holly

No, not the plant we use for decoration in winter, the essence that Dr. Bach developed.

Holly is the essence of love. It dispels hatred and gives us compassion and sympathy for those who disagree with us. It banishes jealousy and resentment and allows us to be comfortable “in our own skin” without needing to tear someone else down.

Willow also helps dispel bitterness, grudges, and hatred. It allows us to see what is good in our lives and stop dwelling on what others may or may not do. 

The world also needs Beech. This flower essence gives us understanding and tolerance for other people’s beliefs and uniqueness. It allows us to go on with our own lives without the need to change anyone else. Perhaps it would put an end to the personal attacks and the destruction that so many see as the answer to every dispute. 

  • I’m not suggesting that universal love will erase all disagreement in the world.
  • I’m not suggesting that we should fail to protect ourselves and our loved ones. 
  • I’m not suggesting that we should accept the evil that some do and say it’s OK because its their belief or personal morality. 

 What I’m suggesting is that with daily doses of Holly, Willow, and Beech, people might cease the hateful words and deeds – which only make everything worse. 

While we do need to protect our families from harm, we might learn to mind our own business, do our own personal best, and stop insisting that everyone else agree with us. 

It would definitely be a good thing if individuals stopped causing harm to others who don’t share their opinions! 

If you have strong opinions and beliefs that produce hate, do realize that those feelings can only do you harm. Hatred, envy, and anger all do damage to both your mental and physical health. In addition, because the Law of Attraction is a natural law that cannot be broken, harboring those feelings can only bring more of the same into your life. 

Take care of yourself. Use the flower essences that Dr. Bach created to release your feelings of hatred, anger, bitterness, and envy. Give yourself the freedom to experience love and joy – and live your life to the fullest.

Come to FeelBach! and get what you need to feel good again.  

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

Which of Dr. Bach’s flower essences was needed here?

Perhaps it was Impatiens, the flower essence that promotes patience. 

Or…it might be Elm, the flower essence that helps us cope when we’re faced with too many chores and responsibilities. 

Why was either one needed? 

In an already busy day/week/month, I was confronted by an unexpected chore. We decided that since we hadn’t used our boat in years, we should offer it for sale. And, since summer doesn’t last forever, we should get busy with getting it polished and ready to go. 

Unfortunately… When we took it out of storage to get it ready, we found that we’d had winter guests, and that they had brought their own dinner. In fact, they’d brought enough to last for months.
They’d also eaten dinner many times and left the remains for us to dispose of. Here’s the scene that greeted us when we opened the door to the cabin…

Every possible storage space was stuffed with pine cones – I removed about a dozen 5-gallon buckets full of pine cones. After counting one bucket full, the estimate is about 800 cones left behind – plus the remains of the ones that had been torn apart. (In case you’re not familiar with squirrels, they rip the cone apart to get at the seeds, which they eat.)

As you might expect, it took hours to remove the cones, then vacuum up the small pieces and scrub down the cabin. Thankfully, squirrels do not soil their “kitchens” – there were no droppings to clean up. 

I did need patience, and I did feel frustrated over this unexpected chore. I already had a full schedule of work to do, plus a garden full of weeds that needed to be pulled. I had no time for this! 

Impatiens is generally used to promote patience in dealing with other people. It might be children who argue or fail to do their chores. It might be co-workers or employees who seem to be dragging their feet or not doing their work correctly. In this case, it was simply impatience over wanting to hurry up and finish a job that necessarily took more hours than I wanted to spend. 

Elm is the flower essence for people who become overwhelmed because they take on too much work and don’t leave time for themselves. Often, the Elm personality believes they need to do it all – and do it all immediately. 

In this case, Elm was the flower essence to promote putting things in perspective. The cleaning needed to be done right away – so which other chores could be temporarily set aside?

Whatever obstacles you’re facing in life, they come down to an imbalance in your energies and perhaps an inability to listen to your inner voice. 

Fortunately for us, Dr. Bach discovered the secret to re-balancing those energies. He left the world with 38 different flower essences, each with the ability to help us overcome the obstacles and get back to leading happy lives. 

If YOU are out of balance… turn to Dr. Bach’s flower remedies. Learn all about them at Feel Bach!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Too much love can harm your loved ones

Can there be too much love? Yes, when that love translates into excessive worry and concern for those you love. 

You’ve no doubt heard the term “Smother Love.” This is a state in which you love a child so much that you harm them in an effort to keep them safe. 

Have you known mothers who were so obsessed with protection that their children were not allowed to develop any resistance? No pets, no playing in the mud, no picking up a toy that another child dropped, and absolutely no eating a cookie that they dropped on the floor. These are often the children who develop allergies and catch every cold or flu bug that makes its way through their schools. 

They may also be children who are afraid to make new friends.

It’s not just mothers who over-love. Fathers might refuse to let a child play a sport or go to summer
camp because they might get hurt. They might refuse to let a child learn to drive and they sit up at night waiting for a teen to get home.

These parents might say things such as “Go away to college? Absolutely not – there’s a good school right here where you can live at home.” 

Their constant refrain is “What if…” and the outcome they imagine is always negative. 

This is dangerous, for if they plant this thought in the hearts of their children, the children may also develop the “what if” thoughts, and the law of attraction can make those dire predictions come true. 

Children are not the only objects of “Smother love.” You may also know people who worry constantly about a sibling, a parent, a spouse, or a significant other. 

They try to clear the path for them, try to anticipate the dangers and protect them, and worry excessively when the other person is out of their sight. 

All of these people are suffering from worry, but the suffering doesn’t stop with them. The objects of their affection suffer as well, because they carry that love as a burden. The over-protectiveness and constant hovering can be stifling and emotionally damaging. It can stunt their growth as individuals because they try to stay in safe zones to keep the other person from worrying. 

Since emotional pain often translates into physical pain, all this misdirected love can cause a variety of symptoms, such as headaches, upset stomachs, and allergies. 

If you tend to love too much, you are suffering, and the object of your love is suffering. 

Dr. Bach’s Red Chestnut can help you relax and love appropriately. 

Not sure if this is the formula for you? Visit FeelBach! and take our questionnaire. Our experts will put together the right blend to help you enjoy life. 

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