Bach flower essences give us their positive energy in a natural, subtle way in order to transform any negative emotion into a balanced positive one. People worldwide are using and benefitting from Bach Flower Essences.

For many years I have used a Bhuddic affirmation daily. It is: 

“Help me, inspire me to purify all my karma and negative emotions and to realise the true nature of my mind”.  I’d like to dwell on ‘purify’ and ‘negative emotions’ in this blog.

Dr Edward Bach, did not use those words but his message is clear to me; he is implying the same positivity as the affirmation. Negative emotions can make us ill. Karma is a Sanscrit word for work or deed and in the spiritual sense cause and effect. So a good or not so good deed will produce a good or not so good effect.  If we dwell on some  of Dr Bach’s words I think this will all ring true. For surely if we have negative emotions and feel unbalanced it can cause us to react in a negative way and eventually become physically ill.

From his book “Free Thyself” – “Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.”  He gives an example of a child happily painting a picture and an adult comes along and criticises it and tells the child to change it and to do this and that, which is not the child’s idea at all.

He describes this scenario as the child no longer is doing her own thing but someone else’s and not her own thoughts, this, depending on the nature of the child may result in becoming cross, irritated and begin to hate the picture and maybe tear it up. The reaction to interference is disease he says…

“temporary failure and unhappiness, and this occurs when we allow others to interfere with our purpose in life and implant in our minds doubt, or fear or indifference.”


“Health is our heritage, our right. It is the complete and full union between soul, mind and body.”


“All we have to do is to preserve our personality, to live our own life, to be captain of our own ship, and all will be well.”


“The healing herbs are those which have been given the power to help us to preserve our personality.”


“…  Great Masters who have, from time to time, come into the world to teach us, and help us to see the easy and simple ways of overcoming all our difficulties. These are such as – Love, Sympathy, Peace, Steadfastness, Gentleness, Strength, Understanding, Tolerance, Wisdom Forgiveness, Courage and Joy.”


“As there are these qualities, these steps to perfection, so there are hindrances, or interferences which serve to strengthen us in our own determination to stand firm.”


“These are the real causes of disease, and are of such as – Restraint, Fear, Restlessness, Indecision, Indifference, Weakness, Doubt, Over-enthusiasm, Ignorance, Impatience, Terror, Grief. These if we allow them, will reflect themselves in the body causing what we call disease.”


“There are seven beautiful stages in the healing of disease, these are – Peace, Hope, Joy, Faith, Certainty, Wisdom, Love.”

If we now look at Dr Bach’s classification of the 38 flower essences and the negative emotions that they will help I think we can see a beautiful connection with his quotes and the above Buddhic affirmation.

Surely, healing negative emotions is a form of ‘purifying’ and if this occurs and our attitude changes from negative to positive our Karma, our work or deeds will reflect positive goodness and lead to good health.

As Dr Bach wrote in ‘The Original Writings’ “ Healing must come from within ourselves”.

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Wild Rose

Fear and Worry

Rock Rose, Mimulus, Cherry Plum, Aspen, Red Chestnut.


Cerato, Gentian, Scleranthus, Hornbeam, Wild Oat

Insufficient interest in the present

Clematis, Wild Rose, White Chestnut, Honeysuckle, Chestnut Bud, Mustard

Clematis Bach Flower Essence



Water Violet, Impatiens, Heather

Over sensitive to influences and ideas

Agrimony, Centaury, Walnut, Holly

Despondency and Despair

Sweet Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Elm, Pine, Willow, Larch, Oak, Crab Apple.

Over-care for welfare of others

Chicory, Vervain,  Rock Water, Beech, Vine.

“Science is tending to show that  life is harmony- a state of being in tune- and that disease is discord. From ‘The Original Writings.’

Most doctors today accept that 95% of physical illness is due to stress.

Bach Flower Essences are not used for treating physical illness. Please seek medical advice if you are ill.

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