Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Should you use Sweet Dreams or Feel5ive?

You know about my friend - the one who got such quick relief with Sweet Dreams.

Well, the other day he told me he had emptied one bottle and couldn't find the second one - and he couldn't fall asleep. I'd also given him a bottle of Feel5ive because he does have a lot of anxiety every time he has to go back for more medical tests. So he took some.

He said it worked like a charm. He fell right to sleep and slept all night.

My thought? It was his anxiety that wouldn't let him go to sleep that night. I think the state of his health was eating on him more than he wanted to admit. He agreed that perhaps that was so.

Whatever the reason, I was glad that it helped him. Sleep deprivation is a miserable state to endure.

Sometimes I think it's a good idea for all of us to really think about our emotions and feelings instead of trying to cover them up. We don't have to tell anyone else, but especially when doing something like filling out the Feel Bach! questionnaire, we need to be honest with ourselves. Pretending that something is OK when it isn't won't help us get the right flower essences to change that energy.

Yours for a joyous life,

Friday, September 26, 2008

Would Feel5ive make a good gift?

Yes, I think so. In fact, the more I think about it, I think it would make a perfect gift in several instances.

Since Feel5ive helps lessen anxiety, and since so many are suffering from very obvious, predictable, and understandable anxiety, nothing could be more perfect.

Consider a College Freshman about to face his or her first Final Exams. If you've been there, you know it's panic time.

Consider a new Mom or Dad, scared spitless that they'll do something wrong, lacking sleep, and feeling guilty because they aren't enjoying every single moment of new parenthood.

Consider a friend who has just landed a dream job - and is terrified about not measuring up - not making it through some horrible "probationary period" - not hanging on to that job.

Consider an aspiring musician about to give their first performance before a large audience.

If you think about it, there are all sorts of life situations that can cause us to be filled with apprehension, dread, fear, and more. What could be nicer than to give a friend a gift of "Feeling better?"

I wonder if those aren't just the kinds of situations Dr. Bach was thinking about when he created this blend. We'll never know that, but those of us who know about the power of Bach flower essences know that Feel5ive will help.

Who do you know who needs Bach flowers?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bach Flower Essences as Gifts?

This is "Birthday Month" at my house, so I've been thinking a lot about gift giving.

The toughest thing for those of us over a certain age is that we have all the little do-dads we can possibly use, probably have plenty of favorite clothes and leave the rest hanging in the closet, and likely have the money to go buy some interesting new toy if we really want it.

So what to give?

Well, since most of us whose kids have grown up and flown the coop have turned into "spoiled parents" for our four legged friends, what about something for the dogs and cats?

Because I work from home, my own dogs have grown used to me being here - or taking them along on a run to the grocery store. They get mighty unhappy when I take off for a day and have to tell them "Sorry, you have to stay home alone today."

To ease their anxiety I've started giving them a dose of "Home Alone" in their water, beginning the night before I plan to go. They still aren't glad to see me go, but at least they aren't upset by it. I know the formula was made for dogs and cats who suffer with separation anxiety - and those critters need to take it every day in order to reset their energies. But it also works really well for critters like mine who just get into a blue funk when I leave.

So, for the next birthday - a friend in October - I'm making up a pretty basket with doggie treats and Bach flower essences nestled between them. Along with Home Alone I'm including a bottle each of Feel5ive and Thunderstorms.

My friend has 4 dogs - and none of them like it when she leaves. In fact, if she forgets to close the door they invade her office space and eat books. ("Who dunnit?" She's not sure!) A couple of them get pretty undone over noise, and Dog #4, a beautiful but silly Spaniel, gets upset when he has to go to the hairdresser. Bach flowers will help them all cope.

Before I wrap the basket I'll print up and include instructions for using the Bach Flower remedies on her babies.

If you have a friend or relative like mine, Feel Bach! might have the perfect gift ready and waiting!

Yours for health and happiness...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bach flowers would help her, but...

Do you know someone who would drive you crazy if you let them?

There's a woman I see at a place where I volunteer who would do that to me. She's one of those people who knows absolutely everything about everything. And she's usually full of hot air.

But I've been thinking about her lately, and realizing that the reason for her objectionable behavior is her own low self-esteem. She's trying to build herself up by setting the rest of us straight. She's so sure of her convictions that sometimes I wonder if she's actually right, but so far I haven't found that to be true.

This week she tried to tell me that the bees who turned my ankles into balloons a week or so ago weren't yellow jackets because one of them left a stinger in my leg. She swore that yellow jackets never lose their stingers. Hmmm... so why does the internet have so many sites giving instruction for removing yellow jacket stingers?

Those of us who know about energy know that Bach flower remedies would help her - but they never will, because she'd never try. I doubt that she's ever done the self-reflection to realize why she needs to jump into every conversation and tell everyone else they're wrong - or the research to realize that she's almost always wrong. But more than that, she'd never try any kind of remedy that didn't come from a pharmacy.

Bach flower essences could help this woman regain her self-confidence and allow her to be someone whose company others could enjoy.

It's too bad - I feel sorry for her. But I also feel happy to know that you and I and others like us do know about energy - and know what to do about it if we start to experience energy blocks and begin to fall prey to unhealthy emotional states.

Bach flowers are always there to help us get back on track - and that's a good thing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Using Bach Flower Remedies with the Law of Attraction

A few days ago I got my copy of "Money and the Law of Attraction," and I love it. I think it's a book all should read, if they approach it with an open mind and a basic understanding of how energy works in our lives. I also love the CD that comes with it, and have listened to it at least 4 times now. It's not just about money, but about health and relationships as well.

Many, of course, will brush it aside as nonsense. They see no logical reason why your thoughts can affect what happens to you in life. The concept of all being energy escapes them entirely. But those people don't read this blog...

I'm thinking about all the folks who do understand about energy and who do want to use the law of attraction to make their lives better - but who are "stuck" in feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. They want to think better thoughts and focus on what they want, but they feel beaten down by life and have lost the ability to find things to be thankful for. In addition, they're afraid that having hope and thinking better thoughts will only lead to another disappointment.

Could you be stuck in that spot? If so, you should know that you are certainly not alone.

You should also know that Feel Bach! can help you out of that dark hole and into a place where you can begin to control your thoughts and allow the law of attraction to work for you, rather than against you.

You can fill out the questionnaire and get a custom blend to address the issues you're facing. However, so many are in this state of despair right now that Feel Bach! has created a "shelf blend" especially to address the problem. It's called "Get Hope Back."

Bach flower remedies work to re-balance your energies and allow good feelings. The law of attraction responds to the energies you project and brings you more of whatever has your consistent attention. Working together, Bach flowers and the law of attraction can get you from wherever you are now to wherever you want to be...

Yours for positive energies,

P.S. If you're doing well but have a loved one who isn't - why not get them a copy of the book and a bottle of Hope? It could be the best gift they'll get in this lifetime.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

How fast do Bach Flower Remedies work?

Two weeks ago I was writing about surviving the heat - and now we're COLD! The squash plants now have black leaves from being hit with frost, and it's no fun to eat dinner on the patio any more.

Fall is definitely here, and just when I found the short pants I bought last fall to wear this summer. Ah well - next year.

Meanwhile, I've been thinking about how fast Bach Flower Essences work. A friend with no computer access called me a couple of days ago and asked me if I'd order him some more Sweet Dreams, because he had run out and had started losing sleep again.

He had started with the remains of my bottle - because when I used it for only a couple of weeks I was cured of sleeplessness and didn't need it any more. I gave it to him when he told me about his sleep problem, and it worked for him the very first night. After months of not sleeping, he was overjoyed.

So why did Sweet Dreams cure me almost immediately, but he needs to keep taking it indefinitely?

Of course I don't actually know the answer to that, but my guess is that it has to do with our relative health, and the medication he's taking.

My friend is quite ill - with everything from heart disease to kidney malfunction to diabetes. As a result, he's taking a dozen or so prescription drugs every day. It would scare me silly to put that much poison into my system, but when his doctors say "take this" he takes it. He's in that precarious position between being afraid to take the medication - and afraid not to take it.

That fear may have a lot to do with his sleep problems, too. So between the illnesses, the chemicals, and the worry, it may take a while for Bach Flower Remedies to make a permanent difference. I'm just thankful that they are there to give him much-needed sleep as long as he takes them.

With me it was just a matter of being unable to shut off my "mindspeak." I kept waking up thinking about things I needed to get done the next day or mentally re-writing something I'd done the previous day. The Bach Flower Essences re-balanced my energies and got me back on the right track quickly.

We'd love to hear about your experiences - to know how fast Bach flowers worked for you, and if you have influences like my friend's that are affecting your life.

Meanwhile - "Feel Good, Feel Bach!"