We have all been there: a decision needs to be made so we analyze, research, ask for advice or maybe use our “gut feeling”. But what if that decision has been made and we begin to fret about if it was the right one. We question ourselves: “Did I do the right thing?” or “How will this decision affect the ones I love?”
And on and on the questions roll until we begin to feel the pain of tumultuous anxiety. Then anxiety lends itself to physical symptoms such as upset stomach, tension headache, and even more serious conditions such as hypertension. While it is certainly prudent to do research and ask questions when needing to make decisions, always doubting the decisions and one’s own ability to make a “correct decision” is a pattern of thinking that can be destructive. This is where Flower Essences can be extremely helpful.
Mechthild Scheffer, Author of The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy” wrote: …. Bach Flower Therapy helps us to deal more constructively with the negative behavior patterns of human nature such as jealousy, impatience, inability to say no, timidity, and inappropriate guilt—patterns that are seen, by Dr. Bach as well as many others, as a deeper cause of physical illness.
Dr. Bach wrote: …Our Souls (the still small voice, God’s own voice) speak to us through our intuition, our instinct’s, our desires, our ideals, our ordinary likes and dislikes in whichever way it is easiest for us individually to hear: All true knowledge comes only from within ourselves in silent communication with our Souls …
Dr. Bach believed that we all can hear and trust the voice of God in making decisions for our life. We can trust the intuitive in our decision making. But many of us find ourselves questioning our ability to make a correct decision.
Dr. Bach developed the Cerato flower essence for such cases as “those who have not sufficient confidence in themselves to make their own decisions. They constantly seek advice from others and are often misguided.”
The key symptom for needing Cerato is a lack of confidence in your own intuition.
- Distrusting your own judgement
- Constantly asking for advice from others
- Give too much weight to other’s opinion.
- Seeking confirmation.
Cerato, a flowering plant found native in the Himalayas, reaches about 2 feet in height. It does not grow wild in Western countries but is cultivated in gardens. In Bach Flower Therapy it is known as The Intuition Flower—moving from negative thought patterns of indecisiveness to inner certainty. It can be found as a single flower essence or in formulas designed to help with uncertainty and excessive fear.
Using Cerato can help people begin to trust their own inner judgement or “gut feeling”. As a person learns to form their own opinion and make decisions for themselves, their self – confidence will begin to flourish.
Flower Essences are safe and can be used with children and pets, too. Four to ten drops can be placed under the tongue up to three times a day. It can also be added to water for both humans and pets to drink.
Here at The Health Patch, we are happy to help you find the Flower Essence for you.
Health and Blessings,
Kim Anderson, ND