Rescue Remedy is a safe, inexpensive combination of 5 flower remedies that helps people stay calm while dealing with an emergency. (Flower remedies are also known as essences, but are not the same as aromatherapy.) If you’re not familiar with the essences, download the introductory chapter from my essence book at flower essence information-ch1 and read the instructions for how to use them.
Rescue Remedy has been clinically tested in England for over 80 years and is even listed in the USDA Pharmacopeia of accepted medications. It is widely available in most health food stores, new age bookstores, and even in one national drugstore chain. It is not a sedative, so you remain clear-headed while coping with the situation. This article was printed in Vibration Magazine, and the author has given me permission to reprint it here. Here’s her story:
(Author’s name withheld by request)
I use Rescue Remedy all the time — either the traditional Bach Remedy or the Healing Herbs version called Five Flower Remedy. I sometimes think that if I were limited to just one remedy, then Rescue would be the only one I’d ever need.
I carry it in my bag wherever I go, because I never know when I or someone I meet up with will need it. I often have to take it while shopping, since big stores with their crowds, endless choices, and overload of stimuli leave me spaced out and exhausted.
I also rely on it for occasional insomnia, when some upsetting event during the day keeps me tossing and turning until the early morning hours. Its applications are endless, but I generally only need a few doses mixed into a sports bottle of water that I sip over the course of a few hours. I can’t recall a time before now that I ever needed it for more than just one day.
Incidentally, if you have an intolerance to alcohol, you might like the newest wrinkle in Rescue Remedy–a tin of European style pastilles in the shape and taste of black current. A friend who wanted to cheer me up gave me one as a wee giftie, and they’re easy to carry in your purse or pocket. The only trouble is that every time I go out, I’m tempted to have just a slight crisis so I can have one of them!
A time came recently when I was in a huge financial crisis, so bad I was afraid I couldn’t pay my rent. In all my fifty years — though times have often been tough — rent has been a priority. My home is my source of security, so I had only once in all that time been two weeks late with the rent. This time, however, it looked like I might not be able to pay the rent at all.
Not only that, but I have no health insurance, and I was facing overwhelming medical expenses for my family. I was terrified, and the state of panic was making it hard to function. I would wake up in the early morning hours, frightened and depressed, and the next day would be too wiped out to work effectively.
Naturally, the water container came out, and it was a fixture at my bedside table and on my desk at work. I was sipping Rescue Remedy day and night for several days, and it would calm me down enough that I could function.
On about the fourth day, however, something came up that amazed me. Rescue Remedy is a combination of five Bach remedies. One of the ingredients is Star of Bethlehem, a Bach Remedy for healing old shocks and traumas. The reason it is included, I would guess, is that similar traumas from the past tend to get stirred up again in times of crisis.
Apparently that is what was happening to me, for not being able to pay the rent brought up a series of childhood events that I had blocked from memory. My family was very poor, and we moved often when my parents were laid off or broke. We never got evicted, exactly; we just left before it could get to that point. After a while, times would get better and my folks would get jobs, and so we could move to a place of our own until the next lay-off.
There were lots of other problems in my family, some pretty traumatic, and so the fact that we had moved so often never struck me as one of the major wounds of my childhood. The only way I recognized it as a problem now was that, besides my terror, I was walking around with a sick sense of shame twisting in my gut.
I went to work on that discomforting feeling with Reiki, and by imagining lavendar light spinning through my solar plexus. I even rubbed Rescue Remedy straight from the bottle on that area.
After a few such sessions, the shame that I felt as a child at our poverty and at having to move time after time came up. I saw, for the first time, that the repeated uprooting was a pretty serious trauma in my young life, and that this was the reason my home was so crucial to me. I continued to sip Rescue Remedy in water for several more days, and the panic subsided enough for me to be able to cope with the emergency. I do believe as well that this sustained use of Rescue Remedy did a deeper level healing at the same time, relieving these scars of unsuspected childhood wounds.
I wanted to share my story with your readers, because the current economic crisis has resulted in serious problems for so many people. Rescue Remedy is safe, inexpensive, natural, and has a track record of helping people get through The Great Depression, World War II, and a host of other severe emergencies arond the globe in the time since it was created by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. And, yes, we’re facing another emergency now, and this gentle, faithful friend is once more here to support us through it.
Note: The Bach Centre has a free ebook to download at: http://www.bachcentre.com/centre/download/healers.pdf
Donna says: For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, I’ve uploaded the introductory chapter of my ebook about essences, Flower Remedies—How Plants’ Energies Can Heal Us here: flower essence information-ch1. The ebook itself—which includes a chapter about using these essences in astrological practice—is available at this link: moonmavenpublications.com.. You’ll find flower essences mentioned often in the articles on this blog because they’re a potent healer that can help us get through this crisis.
WANT PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF THAT THE ESSENCES WORK? See http://www.floweressencemagazine.com/blog/?p=979 by Deborah Bier, PhD These photos of an experiment conducted by Deborah and her students were lost for several years. They show clearly the positive effect an essence mixture has on germinating and growing plants. These photos have never been published anywhere before!
As regular readers know, I’m also co-editor for Vibration, the free educational journal and blog for flower essences/aka remedies. For a wealth of articles and information about flower essences, visit Vibration Magazine’s blog at http://www.floweressencemagazine.com/blog.
More articles on Essences and other healing tools on this blog:
- Hope for Those in the Dark Night of the Soul
- Sweet Chestnut-a Remedy for our Darkest Hours–Guest Blogger Connie Barrett
- Shields Up! Fight Second-hand Fear and Despair!
- Flower Essences to Help You Overcome Fear and Worry
- Red Clover Essence–A Gentle Antidote to Mass Hysteria, by Sheryl Karas
- Shields Up! Fight Second-hand Fear and Despair!
- Healing Tools For Plutonians: Transforming The Self And Others
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