Did you know that there are 38 different flower remedies which were created by Dr Bach in the 1930’s? These remedies have been classified into seven groups and of course there is also Rescue Remedy. Today we will look at the remedies in the group for overcare for welfare of others.
Overcare for welfare of others appears to be quite a mixed bag, but you will see that there is a theme running through each of these remedies. As with the other remedies we’ve looked at, the remedies for overcare for welfare of others can be broken down, this time into five different aspects. Let’s have a look at these individually and we can see if we recognise ourselves in any of these remedies. Within this group are Chicory, Vervain, Vine, Beech and Rockwater.
Chicory – key words here are demanding, possessive, self-pity. This person is secretly manipulative and excessively interfering. If they don’t get their own way, they can become very angry. Illness may also be used in order to gain sympathy and to achieve their own ends. By taking the remedy it brings us love and care that gives freely to others. It allows for caring concern for others, without expecting something in return. There is a feeling of security within the self of warmth, kindness and sensitivity.
Vervain – key words here are insistent, enthusiastic, fervent and stressed. These people are overenthusiastic in supporting a good cause and wish to carry others along. They are hyperactive and the mind is ten steps ahead of them. They are unable to relax and can suffer from muscle tension. By taking the remedy they experience quiet and tranquillity. They are able to see things in a wider context. They stand up for their own ideas but are able to give others the right to have their own opinions.
Vine – key words for this remedy are dominating, tyrant, bully. This person is inflexible and demands absolute obedience, disregarding other opinions. They govern by consciously putting fear into others. By taking this remedy this person becomes a loving leader and teacher, setting all at liberty. They have natural authority and by using their own great qualities, is able to guide without dominating. They help others to find their own way.
Beech – key words for this remedy are intolerant, critical, fussy. This person has narrow, defined principles, inwardly taking people to task. They can be annoyed by others’ habits and mannerisms and will only see the negative side of a situation. By taking this remedy you will see more good in the world. This person will be able to see another’s point of view and consequently be more lenient towards others. They will be able to recognise the unity in the diversity of everything.
Rockwater – key words for this remedy are self-denial, stricture, rigidity, purist. This person is repressed and hard on themselves. They believe that worldly desires inhibit spiritual growth. They want to be a saint while still on earth and have suppressed their inner needs. By taking this remedy you will find a broad outlook and understanding. This person will be open-minded and able to look at other ideas if confronted with new insights and deeper truths. They are able to bring great ideals to fruition and experience great joy and peace, encouraging others to follow.
As we can see, there are several different feelings of being overcare for welfare of others. Do you see yourself in any of these, and have you experienced any of these states in the last few months?
As we’ve discussed previously, these remedies work very subtly, but strongly on our emotional states and thought patterns. The idea of them is to create balance within your emotional self and your behaviours. However, there is one very important thing to note, brandy is used as a preserver of the remedies, and therefore if you have an issue with alcohol, then please do not take the original remedies, look for the alcohol-free remedies which are made with glycerine.
The remedies are effectively an expression, a memory of a flower and works in a similar way to that of homeopathy. There are two methods for extracting the essence of the flower. The first method is that flowers are floated in pure water for a number of hours in the sunshine, and then the resulting water is poured into a sterile bottle and then an amount of brandy is added as the preservative. The second method is used for the woodier plants, where the flowers and some twigs are placed into a saucepan and boiled, then simmered for half an hour. The pan is then taken outside to cool down completely. Again, the resulting liquid is poured into a sterile bottle and then an amount of brandy is added as the preservative.
We can buy the bottles of individual remedies from a pharmacy or direct from one of the websites that sells the remedies made in the traditional way, such a Bach, Healing Herbs, Ainsworth or Creature Comforters. When we need to take the remedies, simply place two drops of the tincture into a glass of water and sip slowly.
However, usually when we need remedies, we need more than one, sometimes three or four. This is where I come in and can listen to what is happening in your life and understand which remedies would be good for you at that particular time. I can then make up a bottle of remedy specifically for you for the immediate issues at hand.
The individual uncertainty remedies can help with a variety of things. Discover more about remedies in this group and other flower remedies.
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