Friday, July 26, 2013

Bach Flower Series: Clematis

I haven't wrote in this blog in so long I am not sure I remember how it works.  I recently started a little series loosely based on the Bach Flower remedies.  I decided that these needed a little writing to go with them to explain each remedy I do, so I am back on the ol' blog.  I plan to do as many of these as I feel drawn to do and then write about the essence here after I am done.
First I should explain what the Bach Flower remedies are. Bach flower remedies were introduced in the 1930s by Edward Bach, M.D., a British physician, who developed what he called a "theory of types" by which he divided people into seven groups based on their reactions to illness. He listed these types as fear, uncertainty, loneliness, oversensitivity, lack of interest in present circumstances, despondency, and over-concern for others. Dr. Bach believed that negative moods and emotions were responsible for the breakdown in health that leads to illness and determined that treatment had to address patients' emotional and mental states. He devised 38 wild flower essences, or remedies, for treatment for these negative moods and emotions.   The first one I completed was "Clematis".

2013  Tammy Mae Moon

Clematis relates to the soul potential of creative idealism.  In the negative Clematis state a person tends to withdraw a lot into their own imagination.  Many creative types can use a little Clematis from time to time. Creative people tend to be people that are easily in touch with their imagination.  Sometimes though that inner world can be more attractive to us than the "real world".  We have our heads too much in the clouds and can't get grounded.  Clematis helps alleviate the spaciness and helps us bring our creativity to physical realization.  It is a good remedy to take when you are feeling creatively blocked.

I added the dragonflies in this one as a strong symbol for integrating the "Otherworld/Inner World" with our outer world.  The dragonfly inhabits two realms: air and water and teaches us how to walk in both worlds.

If you fall into the Clematis state some, you are probably a "walker between the worlds".  Try taking a little of this essence to help you stay grounded and transform all of that unused creative potential into physical form (Painting, weaving, writing, etc.).

*Most of my info on Bach Flowers has been taken from the book "Bach Flower Therapy; Theory and Practice" by Mechthild Scheffer.


Christina Lank said...

Very nice Tammy! I had never heard of this before, and it's very intriguing... I cant wait to hear more about the other flower essences - and see the lovely paintings that go with them as well :D

Julia Inglis said...

She is beautiful Tammy, I can't wait to see the faces of each flower. I created a post about your series on our blog xx

MoonSpiral said...

Thank you Christina, and Julia thank you for mentioning me in the blog. I have been wanting to try your flower essences forever. They sound so powerful and magical!

Victoria said...

Hello kindred..haven't been by in lovely to be here again..the image of your blog-header is incredible..gorgeous!
Wonderful tribute to the BFR..yay..I have been using them for years, they are so gentle ,subtle and effective and have helped in different journeys of my life. I love this piece of art dedicated to Clematis beautifully expressed and created..the dragonfly spirits are magical..fabulous color palette..and her eyes are stunning!Shine on...beautiful!

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