“Motivate Not Dominate”
“Very Capable people, certain of their own ability, confident of success. Being so assured, they think that it would be for the benefit of others if they could be persuaded to do things as they themselves do, or as they are certain is right. Even in illness they will direct their attendants. They may be of great value in emergency.” – Dr. Edward Bach
Communication means having the last word, giving instructions rather than taking them – and not allowing backtalk.
People whose personality is blocked in this way are extraordinarily self-assured, power-obsessed and dominant. They think they are always right and therefore expect others to obey to their will.
In this state, the personality wants to be in charge at all costs. The opinion of others does not count.
If the vis-à-vis does not submit himself, these character types become angry. They can hardly accept that sometimes, authority is wielded by somebody else.
Empowering Phrase: I respect others and pursue my way for the benefit of all.
Affirmation: Leave reckless and overbearing actions behind and find respect and tolerance towards others.
Domineering, inflexible, very capable, gifted, bullying, aggressive
Human indication: For those who dominate others. They know better than everyone else and put others down.
Animal/pet indication: Authoritative, dominant even over their owners.
The original Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Bach Flower Remedies allow peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.
The Bach Flower Remedies are made from wild flowers and are safe for the whole family including pets.
The remedies are preserved in grape based brandy and are gluten free.
The 7 Bach Flower Groups
Dr. Bach separated the 38 Bach Flower Remedies into 7 emotional groups.
The 7 Bach Flower groups makes it easier for us to separate the Bach Flower Remedies into feelings, such as fear, despair, loneliness, uncertainty etc.
When we ask ourselves, how do I feel? Do I feel fear, what kind of fear? Do I feel despair, what kind of despair? Then the groups can aid us and determine which of the Bach Flower Remedies will help us get our emotional balance restored.
The Bach Flower Remedies are so simple to use that no science, no knowledge is necessary apart from the simple method described above.
Vine falls into the following group:
Live and Let Live - Overcare for Others
: When you criticize everything. You are usually extremely intolerant towards your fellow men.
Chicory: When you often intrude yourself into other people’s affairs. You give unsolicited advice and force your help onto others in order to create an emotional dependency.
Rock Water: When the joy of living succumbs to an excessive self-discipline and dogmatism.
Vervain: Full of excitement and vigor, you want to change the world for the better. In fear of missing out, you rush from one project to the next.
Vine: Communication means having the last word, giving instructions rather than taking them – and not allowing backtalk.
More information on the other groups can be found here.
How to take the Remedies
You make a Bach Flower treatment bottle by adding 2 drops of each of the selected Bach Flower Remedies to a 30 ml dropper bottle. You can combine up to 6 or 7 Remedies in a treatment bottle.
As preservative (optional) you can add 1-2 teaspoons of brandy, apple cider vinegar or vegetable glycerin. You then fill the bottle to the top with water. From this mixture you take 4 drops (or 2 sprays), 4 times a day until you feel better.
If you wake up one day feeling a bit out of sort, you can add 1-2 drops of a remedy or more, to a drink and take small sips throughout the day until you feel better.
Rescue Remedy can be taken as often as needed, either by adding 4 drops directly in your mouth or adding 2-4 drops in a glass of water and drink it slowly over a period of time.
And may we ever have joy and gratitude in our hearts that the Great Creator of all things, in His Love for us, has placed the herbs in the fields for His healing.
“Heal Thyself" by Dr. Bach