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From Flower to Essence

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The creation of flower essences is profoundly simple.  The picture of it is enough to bring about calm and inspire faith that all that we need to heal is already present in its simplest form in the world around us! Dr. Edward Bach, after building a tremendously successful practice in traditional and then homeopathic medicine in Britain, decided that there was something simpler, more directly available from the gifts of the earth that possessed the power to heal us.  He spent time in Wales walking the countryside, communing with the plants and flowers in nature.  The story goes that he tasted dew from the petals of a flower and felt the emotional effect of that flower in its extreme – similar to the process of…

Bach Flower Essences and the 7 Core Emotional Characteristics

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“And may we ever have joy and gratitude in our hearts that the Great Creator of all things, in His Love for us, has placed the herbs in the fields for our healing.”     ~Edward Bach, afterword, The 12 Healers Dr. Bach identified 7 classes of emotional imbalance, or common weaknesses that he perceived in his study of people, and grouped his remedies according to these.  Within the 7 types, he still held his essences in the groups by which he discovered and studied them: the 12 Healers (marked with asterisks), The 7 Helpers, and The Next 19. For Those Who Have Fear *Rock Rose Useful in extreme emergency, or surprising situations such as illness or accident.  Calms the ‘fight or flight’ response. *Mimulus Fears…