We are continuing the Bach Flowers series, and the theme of the month joins this flower: elm, as in elm wood, solid as oak. Moreover, oak is the subject of another remedy in Bach Flowers that we will see a little later (in a few months if all goes well). How fitting for this month’s theme in our newsletter: wood!
Elm Remedy Personality
An “Elm” person has the following characteristics:
- the impression of being overwhelmed by its many responsibilities
- fear of failure, lack of inner harmony
- doubt of his abilities, moments of discouragement
- finds it difficult to set limits to set limits so as not to feel overwhelmed.
True elm types are successful people doing a job they believe in, but sometimes the burden brings them down and they feel like they won’t be able to cope. The remedy helps to dispel these feelings so that you can get on with your life without thinking about failure.
Similarity and difference exist between Elm and Larch: In the latter case, “Larches” are convinced that they will fail from the start and therefore tend not to try in the first place. On the other hand, “Elms” will gladly take up challenges and only occasionally doubt their abilities; it is the magnitude of a task, rather than the difficulty of doing something well, that causes the crisis.
In the words of Dr. Bach
Those who do a good job, follow the call of their lives, and hope to do something important, often for the good of mankind. Sometimes there may be times of depression when they feel that the task they have taken on is too difficult and not for a human being.
– The twelve healers and other remedies
Elm for Kids
Help children who feel overwhelmed when under pressure or when their responsibility increases. Also acts on feelings of incompetence and mediocrity.
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