As it happens, I came across the following book this morning, then came to the Forum to find someplace to post it, and found this thread. I think the exerpt addresses not only the unusual reactions and misunderstandings stated in this thread.http://www.nadayogacenter.com/SilverDov ... rBook.html
I know nothing about this place, nor the person who wrote this, (Katharina Bless), and, but I know that this perception of Bach Flower remedies far better describes the philosophy than I could begin to do. The caveat again is, never act out of ignorance. This, too, is an exerpt. The dilletante approach to anything never works, and deeper study is needed - always. But also, the intention behind any action is not to be underestimated in effect.
I need to clarify, however, in posting the link to the book exerpt, that I firmly believe it is unhelpful, and is, in fact, damaging, to interpret a line like "...Illness cannot grow, if one has no affinity with it," as a woman choosing to be ill, not doing the "right" things for herself, etc. There is nothing like guilt and self-abasement to throw a body and spirit into utter disarray and give fertile ground for illness to develop. Bottom line? If things are out of kiler - things are out of kilter. What can we do, willingly, and without harming ourselves or others, to bring about a better balance. (If you have a Slavic background, as I do, let me tell you - this isn't easy - there is a joy in sorrow, and that's not really unhealthy - as long as there is the joy. But no Mary Sunshines here).
It angers me to see these gentle remedies so wrongly, and publicly maligned and misunderstood. There is much going on here that has nothing to do with Bach remedies, or even taking an aspirin, or, I'd wager, what should be a pleasant walk in a park. It concerns me very much that this "hit and run" post may be taken as remotely valid.