By Elizabeth Keller, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychotherapist,
Greetings, once again, to all of you who have an interest in holistic healing and a commitment to making natural, inexpensive modalities accessible to all.
I am continuing this column to acquaint you with 38 of my dearest friends, the Bach Flower Essences. They were originally developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s as homeopathic derivatives of flowers from his native
Before we continue our series, I will review briefly. In the first article (May, 2009) we began with a summary of The Rescue Remedy and Holly. The June article focused on Walnut and Honeysuckle; in July we reviewed Agrimony and Mimulus. This month, I am introducing you to two more of the flowers:
The positive potential virtues that
Wild Oat: helps people who can’t find their correct path or place in life. People who are indecisive, can’t choose, lack direction, or feel lost inside themselves can benefit from Wild Oat. It is indicated for those making important decisions, like choosing a career. Wild Oat can also help you clarify which of the Bach Flower Essences to take when you are uncertain. Simply take Wild Oat before making your selections.
Don’t forget that you can combine several essences at once into one dosing bottle. Wild Oat can be used if your have tried the flowers for awhile and have not seen a result; or when too many of the flowers seem to apply to you all at once.
Wild Oat is useful for those breakdown times when you are lost in complete indecision. People who need Wild Oat often are unconventional types who have ambition and potential, but cannot locate their niche. They may feel like they are wasting their gifts due to a lack of direction. They may also be easily bored or tend to be drifters, or may have trouble with commitment, tenacity or persistence. They may want to do things their way, but be unsure what that way is! They tend to fear that life is passing them by which leaves them frustrated and dissatisfied.
The positive potential and gift of Wild Oat relates to the soul qualities of vocation and purpose. Wild Oat provides a clear picture of what to do in life: clear ideas, clear actions to take. It also confers an ability to stick with a plan of action and a set path. With Wild Oat, talents are now used constructively, and the person no longer gives up when bored or distracted.
Well, that’s it for this installment. Once again, for your information, an off-brand is available at www.feelBach.com, for about half the price of the originals, which are imported from
Please stay tuned next month, for more information about Bach Flowers. If you have any particular questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]; 210 473-1619; or review my website at www.lifemotivationssa.com. If you will send me a brief e-mail requesting it, I have a one page handout that summarizes all the flowers. It wasn’t easy getting them all on one page!!!
References for this article available for your further study are: Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer and Bach Flower Essences for the Family by Wigmore Publications, Ltd.,