And so…this week, I would like to share with you what, exactly, Dr Bach discovered…
He found that flowers have a resonance all of their own… a vibrational fingerprint of the highest order. The remedies, as indeed all flower remedies (also known as essences) are classed as Vibrational Medicine, working on the subtle energy system of our body to restore wellbeing. I think Dr Bach described it beautifully in the quote above.
Through his intuition and profound connection with the wildflowers, he was able to learn when a particular flower would balance his particular emotional state. He left London and travelled all over the country and into Wales in search of the flowers as a match for our various emotional states. He became his own test case, and would eventually move from London to a new home, called Mount Vernon, in the tiny village of Sotwell in Oxfordshire, pictured above. It was here he tested his new discoveries on his patients.
People would line up to be treated by Dr Bach using his new method of healing.
He received excellent results.
In time, word spread about this new way of returning us to the state of wellbeing through balancing our emotions, or feelings of being ‘stuck’ in a pattern that doesn’t serve us.
He trained three assistants to help with correspondence from people around the world who wrote about their healing stories after using his remedies.
Dr Bach’s method of preparing the remedies involves either floating the blossoms gently in a glass bowl filled with pure spring water and allowed to steep under full sun for three hours.
Or by the boiling method. This is for tougher, woodier plants whose flowers are boiled in Spring water for half an hour.
These two methods transfer the signature of the flower’s vibrational essence to become one with the water. This transformed water, called the ‘Mother Tincture’ is then preserved in quality Brandy and poured off to become the ‘stock bottles’ you’ll see in the shops.
Perhaps you have heard of Rescue Remedy?
There are countless examples of the blend within this tiny yellow bottle delivering fast results from traumatic and overwhelming situations or emergencies.
Rescue Remedy consists of five individual flower remedies you can see in the picture above.
Some remedies will have a near immediate result with our passing moods, whilst others for balancing long-held emotional patterns can take weeks or longer.
There are studies beginning to emerge about how the process actually works but Dr Bach wanted to keep his system free of Science in order to keep it simple and in my words, very personal. He also wished that we could all reach for a remedy when we require nurturing from nature to regain our zest and joy for life.
He wrote ‘I want it to be as simple as this. I am hungry, I will go and pull a lettuce from my garden for my tea; I am frightened and ill, I will take a dose of Mimulus.’
The remedies have absolutely no side effects, are gentle enough to be used for pregnant women, babies and pets, and with any kind of medication. The only thing we must bring to your awareness is if you are very sensitive to alcohol or are wishing to avoid all traces of it for any reason. In this case, you may prefer to add them to hot drinks to evaporate the alcohol or to rub the drops onto pulse points. By the time you dilute the drops from the stock bottle into a personal mixer bottle with spring water, there is almost no alcohol to be an issue in most circumstances.
In coming posts, I’ll delve more into the process of choosing a remedy, our emotions, the reason I’m becoming a practitioner and why they are an integral part of Dr Bach’s system, and…to introduce you to the beautiful flowers themselves.
For now, thank you so much for visiting my post.
Until next time, much love,