Flower essences

Faith and despair…

Talking with a friend about faith got me thinking about which Bach Flower Remedies might help a person regain their faith when they had lost it.

I looked up ‘Faith’ in The Bach Remedies Repertory, by F.J. Wheeler …. and I found some suggested remedies…

  • Lost faith – may indicate Gentian, Gorse and/or Sweet Chestnut
  • Lacking faith in oneself – may indicate Cerato, Elm and/or Larch

Continuing my reflection on this topic, I wondered what the opposite to faith may be. Despair came to mind.

Again, turning to the repertory, I found that despair can have many faces.

  • Materialistic despair – may indicate Gorse and/or Gentian
  • Despair due to a sense of terror – may indicate Rock Rose
  • Despair, with pessimistic hopelessness – may indicate Gorse
  • Despair, where you feel helpless, and/or utterly heartbroken – may indicate Sweet Chestnut
  • Despair, when you are not sure why – may indicate Mustard
  • Despair, through self-blame and a feeling of guilt – may indicate Pine
  • Despair, due to shock – may indicate Star of Bethlehem

For many people, times have been incredibly hard lately…
Have you found your faith challenged?
Have you experienced moments of wavering faith, or even moments of utter despair?

Bach Flower Remedies may help you through this. Talk with your natural health practitioner today about which of these gentle healing remedies might help ease your emotional pain.

Rock Rose - helping you move from a state of helpless panic to an assured sense of Heroic Courage.
Rock Rose – helping you move from a state of helpless panic to an assured sense of Heroic Courage.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s