I had planned to blog under Writer’s Work today, but media coverage of the 9/11 remembrance triggered recall of my particular experience with the source of this wonderful remedy a few days following 9/11.
On 9/11, I had just begun giving an 8 a.m. training(outside in the gorgeous early morning ) to the Whole Body department at Baltimore’s Whole Foods when a staff member rushed out of the store to tell us the 2nd tower had been hit.
In the hours and days that followed, it was questionable as to how I was going to get back to Chicago. Flying was out of the question; a friend who worked for SBC in Chicago on wire taps with the FBI,emailed me. All she said in her one line email was, ‘Do not get on any trains. At the end of the day, I was lucky; I had a rental car and ended up driving myself back to Chicago. And while it was a very long trip in so many ways, just as I came down a slip ramp outside of Washington DC to head West on the interstate, I saw something unbelievably remarkable.
The hillside to my right was flooded with the golden brilliance of massive Gorse bushes. I had seen this bush cover hillsides in the UK over the years, but never before in the United States. Knowing the significance of Gorse as a flower remedy, its appearance under the circumstances was indescribably powerful.
Dr. Bach’s flower remedy, Gorse is specifically given for the negative emotional state of mind which says, ‘there is no hope’, no light at the end of the tunnel; nothing will help; all faith has been lost. Gorse shifts this internal message and perspective so that the individual comes to a place within themselves that believes there IS indeed hope.
As a flower remedy practitioner, I have seen Gorse shift states of mind from very transient, situational losses of hope and faith to the drama of the extreme where the individual wants to go to sleep and never wake up.
The healing energy of Gorse floods the heart and soul with faith reminding us always, that there is light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how illusive it may seem from time to time.
Gorse courtesy of the Dr. Edward Bach Centre.
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