Friday, July 31, 2009
Do You or a Loved One Suffer From "What if?"
"What if" is a terrible ailment, because it prevents the sufferer from enjoying life - and from allowing his or her children and other loved ones from enjoying life.
Sufferers often exhibit irrational fear of illness - being afraid to take their infants out of the house for fear of being exposed to disease, being afraid to let older children play outside on cold days, and being afraid that every sniffle is a sign of debilitating disease.
They also worry endlessly if someone doesn't call when expected, and they try to discourage friends and family from participating in any activity that might carry a hint of danger. "What if" parents never fall asleep at night until their teen-aged children are safely home.
I had an Aunt who suffered most of her life from "What if" and she really did suffer. One event sticks out in my mind - we had a very old, very gentle horse, and one of her children wanted a ride on that horse. Her response was "What if it bucks her off?"
Had we known about the Bach Flower Essence Red Chestnut at that time, my Aunt might have enjoyed life a lot more - and I'm sure her children would have too.
Most people who suffer from a negative Red Chestnut state do so for short periods of time, but those like my Aunt suffer all their lives.
The Red Chestnut state can occur in reaction to an event - such as the birth of a child. It can also be an occupational hazard. Counselors and nurses sometimes fall into this state.
If you feel yourself becoming overly fearful about the health and welfare of your loved ones, you probably need to treat with this Bach Flower Remedy. You'll feel better, and your family and friends will too.