Our internal environment shifts once again, this time into deep mode when the sun enters the sign of Scorpio tomorrow,October 23rd. In addition, Scorpio’s energy is intensified by the New Moon on Wednesday(October 26th). These powerful aspects make Dr. Bach’s Crab Apple remedy the perfect choice to pluck out of our healing tool box as we come face to face with our emotional and very personal underworld during this annual Scorpionic journey.
Similar to the action of Pine (which I wrote about in an earlier post) but with subtle differences, Bach’s Crab Apple helps shift a negative internal perspective of our self -image that often comes with deep shame and the misguided evaluation that we’ve failed in the pursuit of perfection. In so many words, Dr. Bach identified this remedy as the ‘ultimate cleanser of all wounds’ and in this sense, it’s one of the most powerful remedies in the repertoire because it goes so deep.
However, interestingly enough, Crab Apple is one of the very few remedies that can directly affect us physically. As a practitioner, my primary focus is always on the emotional body when working with the remedies, but in my experience over the years, I’ve discovered that Crab Apple is a wonderful remedy to take at the first sign of a cold or the flu which comes with the fall and winter territory for many people. Furthermore, it’s a terrific remedy if you are feeling toxic for any reason, including attachments from ‘energetic vampires.’
When dealing with physical concerns, besides taking ‘Crab’ orally as you would with any of the other remedies, it’s very powerful in a bath. And, if you’re someone who tends to be ‘sensitive’ to energy, you’ll ‘feel’ the vibration of this remedy cleansing, doing its job as you rest in the water.
At the end of the day, whether struggling with feelings of shame-based guilt over ‘who you are’ and ‘how you look’, which can be intense at this time of the year, drained from unwanted and potentially harmful energetic attachments or simply dealing with a garden variety annoying virus, Crab Apple IS about the body. It’s one of the most powerful resources in your tool kit…reach for it…you’ll be glad you did!
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