Part 2…The discoveries of Dr Bach.

Mount Vernon. Image by Dianne whilst attending Level 1

Hello lovely,

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.

An example of the sun method. Picture by Dianne

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?

Rescue Remedy, pictorial of its contents

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,

Dianne ❤️🌸

Bach Flower Remedies… part 1. Who is Dr Bach?

Welcome beautiful one,

The time has arrived to begin sharing exactly what the Bach Flower Remedies are all about. I’ve been waiting for the right time, as I have mentioned them so many times in my Instagram posts.

I also referenced them in an earlier blog post, and I’m so proud to share with you the story of this beautiful, gentle healing modality…

Healing with flower essences is actually not a new discovery. It has been around for thousands of years throughout many cultures, and it was Dr Edward Bach, an English Physician, Bacteriologist and Homeopath who brought this healing modality to our awareness in the early 1900’s.

Edward Bach was born in England in 1886. In the book titled ‘The Medical Discoveries of Edward Bach Physician’, Nora Weeks relates the story that Edward as a young boy ‘would oftentimes sit in the classroom and dream of a time when he might begin his work.’ Both as a doctor and that answers lay out in Nature.

He entered Medical college in Birmingham and came to London to complete his training, qualifying in 1912.

In 1917 he became ill with a life threatening condition, and was given three months to live. With his last remaining weeks of life, he threw himself into his medical career and research, so he wouldn’t leave unfinished findings.

After a few months, realised he forgot about his disabilities from his illness and found that he had grown stronger.

From this experience, he pondered deeply into the relationship between disease and the effect illness places upon our mind, and in reverse, the impact that troubled or uplifting thoughts have on our body.

And so, in 1930, he left his thriving Medical Practice in London’s Harley Street and his research as a Bacteriologist, believing in his heart of hearts that there was a different way of healing, a new form of Medicine, that would cause no harm, and could be prepared through the benevolence of Mother Nature herself.

He spent his days out in nature in the English and Wales countryside, which had always been a major love, believing there had to be a simple method of returning to us to wellness. In time, he discovered a system of 38 flower remedies with each one correlating to a particular emotional state, passing mood, or character trait.

He knew that the disturbance of our peace mind could be returned to balance through the vibrational energy contained within the highest expression of nature… the benevolent flowers themselves.

So it was Dr Bach’s wish and subsequent discovery, that treating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit, can result in healing.

As his companion, Nora Weeks describes, ‘He harboured an overwhelming compassion for all who suffered….and love for nature.’

He also observed that in many situations, the symptoms of a patient would be greatly reduced or dissolve into nothingness once the patient is treated compassionately, offered hope, encouraged to feel peaceful in the comforting presence of practitioners or other medical staff, to eradicate fear, and to have faith that they will be healed.

In other words, they will be surrounded with such an uplifting, encouraging environment that recovery cannot help but be returned, or at the very least, their emotional suffering greatly relieved.

Dr Bach passed away just after his 50th birthday, having lived for nearly 20 years after his grave prognosis.

So it’s my pleasure to introduce you to this system gifted to us by Dr Bach. There are now many countries around the world who teach and provide consultations, as well as many countries who have developed their own Flower remedies.

Dr Bach… your boyhood dream came true.

I’m not trying to convert you, but to simply share this passion I have grown into, and which has grown into me…and my hope is that it may bring you hope and encouragement by reading this🌸

Thank you for your company here,

Much love,

Dianne 💕