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Inner Balance/Outer Harmony
This valuable introduction to an amazing complementary therapy has just been released.
Marion Webb-De Sisto's exploration of the Bach Original Flower Remedies acquaints the reader with both the life and work of Dr. Edward Bach and his unique flower essences. The doctor's philosophy on dis-ease and its cause are examined, together with an in-depth analysis of all 38 Remedies. Strategies for choosing the correct ones for personal use and a breakdown of their effects are also included for the reader's understanding. The Bach Flower Remedies are complementary medicine that is completely safe and growing in popularity. In addition, instructions on how to create flower essences and flower/gem elixirs are offered by the author, who is a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner.
Dr. Bach equated the process that takes place when we take his Remedies with the peeling of an onion. As we ingest the correct Mood and Type Remedies, the adverse emotions and mindset, which have built up around our true personality, are peeled away in the same way the layers of an onion can be removed in order to reach its core. This usually means that as we address and release one particular emotion and/or mindset, another underlying one is revealed. This then will require a different Bach Remedy to be taken and, when that emotion and/or mindset is discharged, yet another will become apparent. This process continues on until we have ‘peeled back’ all our feelings and thoughts that are keeping us in an unhealthy state of body and mind.
We come into this world with certain soul qualities that manifest as our core personality traits, and these characteristics are as innate to each one of us as are our skin tone, eye and hair color, or body shape and weight. Yet just as modern technology can change our external appearance with tanning lotions, hair dye, colored contact lenses and elevated shoes, so, too, can our life experiences alter our inner profile.
Within the first seven years of life there is intensive ‘fine-tuning’ of the core personality. However, the immediate and subsequent experiences throughout life, whether pleasurable or traumatic, can intensify or undermine its veracity. As babies, we bond with our parents and care givers, and from these encounters we develop our first understanding of a relationship with another human being. Next, our siblings become significant to us and, as we grow, we form further relationships with friends and, eventually, with partners and our own children.
During this process of relating to others, their responses to us greatly influence how we feel about ourselves and our life in general. If the love and friendship we offer is rejected, ignored, or abused, with the passage of time we build layer upon layer of protection around our emotional pain. In turn, these layers begin to mold, change, or hide the true core character. This action displays differently in each of us, depending on our type of personality. For example, we may present a brave and happy face to the world, determined never to allow others to see the totally shattered self-image that lies painfully within. Or, perhaps, the love we once offered has now been transformed into hatred, resentment, or intolerance of other people. Throughout our physical existence we also nurture and cherish certain desires and ambitions within our professional and personal lives. Here, too, the negative layering and molding effect on the core personality will inevitably take place when the outcome is failure rather than achievement.