Tuesday, May 24, 2011

With The Strength of an Oak...

When you think of an Oak, what comes to mind first? Two things come to my mind. First is strength. Second is that old saying “Mighty Oaks from tiny acorns grow.”

How does this relate to the Oak personality, and what can happen when it becomes out of balance?

Oak personalities are strong. In fact, they're so strong that they never want to be dependent upon others for any reason. They're often seen as the one person in a firm or a family that can always be relied upon for their strength and their take-charge abilities.

Of course this strength can become a liability, and once in a negative state, it becomes too focused on it’s own outward strength, and loses touch with it’s inner voice. Life becomes focused on achievement, to the exclusion of the playful or gentle sides of life. Before long, life becomes more duty and drudgery than joy, and the negative Oak personality goes into a crisis state.

This could be a nervous collapse or a physical illness.

The good news is that when an Oak personality recognizes that they’re in a negative state, they’re often the kind of take charge person who will take corrective steps. Taking the Bach Flower Essence Oak is one of those steps.

By taking Oak, this personality can remain strong, while allowing the joys of life to accompany the duties. Now they become both as strong and as flexible as an Oak.

If you're not sure that this is the correct Bach Flower Essence for you, visit FeelBach! and take our questionnaire.

You do owe it to yourself to enjoy this life!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Can Bach Flower Essences Replace Pharmaceutical Treatment For ADD?

We aren't doctors and we would never tell anyone not to see a doctor if they felt they needed one.

At the same time, we're wary of using pharmaceutical drugs. Just listening to the list of possible side-effects on the drugs advertised on TV is enough to make us reach for a natural remedy in all but an emergency situation.

It's true that pharmaceuticals can cause an immediate response, and in many cases can save lives.

It's also true that very often, those drugs are merely a band-aid, alleviating symptoms without eliminating the cause of the dis-ease. Meanwhile, they're adding chemicals to the body and causing a host of unwanted reactions.

That's why, if I was suffering from ADD or ADHD, or if I had a child who suffered from them, I'd reach for Bach Flower Essences.

Even if I didn't believe the drugs were dangerous in the long term, I wouldn't want to endure the immediate "spaced out" feeling that many pharmaceutical users report. I'm sure children don't enjoy it either. How can we expect them to learn and do well in school when they're drugged?

Bach Flower Essences have NO negative side effects, and they're safe to use even if you're taking pharmaceuticals.

Bach Flowers work to re-balance energies and remove the cause of distress - not just mask the symptoms with a drug.

They allow the sufferer to reconnect his (or her) physical self with his higher, spiritual self. And that, of course, is the key to putting life back in balance.

Since the cause of ADD is a combination of imbalances, Feel Bach! has created a blend that's specially formulated to address each of them, all in one bottle.

It's called Attention Deficit. If you or a loved one suffer from ADD or ADHD, give it a try.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

And he said "It's not my fault!"

When my kids were young they had one friend who always said “It’s not my fault” or “I didn’t do it,” even when no one was asking. He just assumed that if I said something like “It’s time to pick up these toys” that I was accusing someone of leaving them where they didn’t belong, or of not picking them up on time.

That child was a trial to be around.

Unfortunately, many adults play the same “blame game.” And worse, they believe it. They feel like they’re victims, being misjudged and blamed unfairly.

Everyone can get into this negative Willow state from time to time, but for some it’s chronic. I often wonder if that little boy my kids played with has kept that attitude into adulthood.

When the negative Willow state becomes chronic, it can spoil not only the sufferers life, but impact the lives of everyone around him or her. In this state, people are demanding of others, but never appreciative. Nothing is ever “good enough” to please them.

Chronic Willow victims seldom succeed at what they do, and always point outside of themselves for the reason why. In their own minds, they are victims.

Using the Bach Flower Essence Willow can turn this around, although it may take lengthy treatment. This is not only a disconnect between the personality and the Higher Self, but an ingrained habit that must be broken. The first step is for the sufferer (for they ARE suffering!) to recognize his or her own bitterness and negativity – and then to want freedom from it.

To learn more about the Willow personality and how Bach Flower Essences can help, visit BachFlower.org. And, if you aren’t sure which of the Bach Flower Remedies would be most beneficial to you, come to Feel Bach! and take our questionnaire.