Are you struggling at the moment ? Are black clouds smothering you in their dark embrace ? Has the light gone out at the end of your tunnel ? Is despair your only ally as you fall beneath the waves of overwhelm ? Do you need a guiding hand to reach in and gently pull you out ?
These 4 Bach Remedies which can be combined together, can support us when we are experiencing any or all of the situations described above.
Mustard shifts the heavy feeling of impending doom that appears to have no cause. It arrives and just as suddenly disappears. Mustard brings the sun out to disperse the dark clouds, helping us to gather strength and continue on our way.
Gorse allows us to rekindle our hope. When we feel that all is lost Gorse reminds us we have not reached the end , but are at a new beginning. Sweet chestnut re-ignites the light at the end of the tunnel . In the dark night of the soul it reconnects us to our own inner light and the loving support of the universe. Elm supports us to navigate the waves of overwhelm from a sturdy ship , with strong sails and a capable crew. Supporting us until we can anchor ourselves in calmer waters on safer shores.
Bach Flower Cards by @jackieflowerspirit
Flower essences by @crystalherbs.essences
Girl in the picture (poem and image The Well of Belonging )
Look at the girl, the face in the picture....
Strangely familiar, wouldn’t you say ?
She’s fading away... Look at those eyes that seem to see through you.
The face doesn’t smile but she’s laughing at you ... And the colours are fading.
Look at the words written under the picture.
By someone remembered by you ,
Just a girl you once knew.
And the colours are changing.
The colours are fading.
Strangely familiar wouldn’t you say ?
She’s fading away.
Wild rose - one of my favourite flowers and the Bach essence I’ve turned to again and again when I find myself thinking ‘I can’t be bothered’ or “ I’m bored” . For people who have lost their mojo and just don’t seem able to muster any enthusiasm for the projects and hobbies they once loved . For when we find ourselves in a rut of apathy and can’t seem to motivate ourselves - after long a period of illness or a life event that may have left us wondering ‘what’s the point? ‘ ‘why bother ?’. This flower offers us an infusion of its wildish passion and zest for life in a gentle and grounded way - reconnecting us to our creative energy and sparking our interest with enthusiasm and joy . #floweressences#bachremedies#essences#selfcare#naturalmedicine#plantallies#naturalhealing#wildrose#essencetherapy#thewellofbelonging
In the second of my Otherworldly Art creations Crow holds the wisdom of love at the centre of The Well of Belonging- like the previous image this was a photograph taken of a place in nature . I kept revisiting the original image knowing it had something to reveal , but it was a few years before I was able to make the proper connection. It’s one of my favourite pieces of visionary art work that I’ve done. I love how working with spirit doesn’t happen in a linear fashion. Things come when they are ready too. Sometimes you need patience and to be content with waiting not trying to push forward . It was worth waiting for this in my opinion 😊. #otherworldly#art#soul#naturephotography#wisdom#crow#visionary#visionaryartist#visionaryart#wildness#sacred#sacredart#thewellofbelonging
One of the things I love to do is create and play with imagery - this is one of a few photos I’ve taken and worked into OtherWorldly Art over the last 5 years or so . I usually sense when I take a normal photo something else within it that wishes to be seen - so I’ll work with the spirit of what wants to come through and co-create the pictures. I was never that good at drawing or painting so it was lovely to be guided to finding a way to express the visions and inner and outer landscapes I often encounter. Hope you like them! This one I call Tree Spirit. #woodlandspirit#art#faery#strange#otherworld#dryads#soulfull#wildness#wildtherapy#otherworldly#spiritofthewoods#thewellofbelonging
People say they don’t think another way of living is possible because to confront that reality ,is to open to the notion that the way in which you have lived until now has been a half life , half lived.
It is to open to the sorrow, grief and loss of all the good that could of been but wasn’t, to let that wash through you and realise you still have the power to create that change. You can use that realisation to open you up to new possibilities, by simply choosing to do things differently. It’s always possible. Just make a different choice. #thewellofbelonging#healing#otherworlds#wildness#changetheworld#art
Oak leaf - standing strong.🌞 I was struck by the way in which this one tiny leaf of oak demonstrated exactly what the Flower Essence of Oak is about . It is an essence that gives strength to those who need a little bit extra umph to carry out their task or role , shown here through the vibrancy of its colour , its strong structure. The curling leaf edges remind me of arms held out as if waiting to hold or carry something-mirroring how it is also for those who take on responsibility willingly , but often push themselves too hard, only slowing down or stopping when the body gives way to illness or injury . In this case oak helps you to take care and look after your own needs BEFORE meeting obligations.
It teaches that we cannot be of service to others or look after anything, if we don’t first look after ourselves .I see this aspect reflected in the leaf reclining and resting on the woodland floor , soaking up the sunshine, reviving its energy in the light . It’s also good for strengthening the knees and connecting our legs to our body energetically- helps you find your roots and your feet . You’ll notice the leaf is much broader at the top and tapers down to be much narrower at the bottom - broad shoulders , weak legs - the top half carries all the weight but isn’t sufficiently supported to do so - oak essence helps to redress this imbalance of trying to do it all yourself instead of allowing others to help you . If you find you are carrying too heavy a burden and your legs can’t hold the weight you get a bad back or your knees give way . Oak helps you learn to lessen your load and carry only what you can comfortably manage , metaphorically speaking .
Most people in need of Oak essence wont recognise they need it because of their natural inclination to be stoic and keep calm and carry on no matter what. It truly is a wonderful essence ! #floweressences#oakleaf#woodland#floweressencetherapy#bachflowerremedies#forrestfloor#wildmedicine#naturalhealing#soulhealing#energyhealing#energymedicine#plantspiritmedicine#wildtherapy#thewellofbelonging