The Bach Flower Art Cards
How I see the Bach Flowers...
I illustrated 38 pictures to express the inner vision that formed when I connected to each of the Bach Flowers. The cards that came out of that process are a personal interpretation of how I experience the flowers on a subtle level. On this page I share them with you for you to enjoy and to learn more about Bach Flowers.
From Agrimony to Willow
An Overview of the 38 Bach Flowers
Agrimony – “Look behind the surface”
Do you like harmony and happiness and are willing to displace your true feelings behind a mask of carefreeness? Are alcohol and other drugs a way for you to avoid negative feelings? Are you the one that cheers people up and becomes the entertainer at a party?
Potential: You can see the bright side of life and true happiness shines through you.
Tip: Authentic relationships evolve from authentic beings. Show every part of yourself.
Aspen – “See your sensitivity as a gift”
Do you have fears or feel anxiety for which there can be no explanation? Are you very sensitive? Do you wish you had a second skin to protect yourself from all the negative energies?
Potential: You can sense and feel things others cannot perceive which helps you see the bigger picture of it all.
Tip: Grounding activities such as gardening strengthen you.
Beech – “Reach out to each other in acceptance”
Is it hard for you to tolerate other views and behaviours? Do you tend to judge yourself and others? Do you have difficulties to see a situation out of different perspectives?
Potential: The understanding of the diversity of life, that reflects in the variety of human beings fills you with acceptance and tolerance.
Tip: If you start criticizing, check first if the point of criticism is something you need to learn for yourself.
Centaury – “It is okay to say no”
Do people often ask you for help and do you have a hard time rejecting them? Is it difficult for you to say what you want and express your needs?
Potential: You can feel your intuition and let yourself be guided by it. You like helping others and can set your limits at the same time.
Tip: Stand up straight and strengthen your willpower.
Cherry Plum – “Release the chaos inside”
Do you feel like you have to suppress your emotions because they are so overwhelming? Are you afraid of your feelings? Is there an emotional chaos inside of you?
Potential: You recognize emotions before they become unbearable. So it is easy for you to release them and to feel relaxed again.
Tip: Get in motion: dance, sing, draw or do sports in order to release tension.
Chestnut Bud – “Look closer!”
Do you repeat the same mistakes over and over again? Have you trouble learning and remembering? Is your mind already set on future issues rather than on things that happen right now?
Potential: Your mindful attitude helps you to learn life’s lessons.
Tip: Take your time to process your experiences, so you can take better action next time.
Chicory – “If you love somebody, let him go…”
Do you secretly try to bind somebody to you on an emotional level by trying to help and support him? How easily can you give without expecting? Can you forgive, if another person does not say thank you or responds to your giving?
Potential: You know the source of deep love within yourself. You give freely from the heart without expectations.
Tip: Love yourself first in order to love others unconditionally.
Clematis – “Bring heaven down upon earth “
Are your hands and feet cold most of the time? Is your head up in the cloud? Do you rather dream and fantasize instead of taking action? Are you not much interested in what is going on around you?
Potential: You have a lot of ideas and the potential to create wonderful things here on earth.
Tip: Take action to let your dreams come true.
Crab Apple – “Harmonize and clean your energy”
Do you feel unclean and irritated if something is out of order? Do you avoid getting dirty and are you overly concerned about hygiene, danger of infection or diseases? Can you even feel unclean on an emotional or mental level?
Potential: You accept your body and trust that inner cleansing happens in a natural way and cycle.
Tip: Drink a glass of water with this remedy after working with sick people.
Elm – “You can do it!”
Do you feel overwhelmed with a specific task even though you can normally take lots of responsibility and are used to bigger challenges? Do you feel a temporary loss of self-confidence and strength? Would you rather just give up now and withdraw from a situation?
Potential: You feel full of self-confidence and strength to take the next step, no matter how big.
Tip: Learn how to delegate to find time for yourself, which will boost your power.
Gentian – “Trust in the universe and yourself”
Are you often disappointed and discouraged by normal setbacks of everyday life? Are you a critical and sceptical person who suffers from this attitude? Do you usually focus on problems and faults instead of on seeing the possibilities?
Potential: You trust that everything in life is right and comes at the perfect time. Conflicts and problems are seen as a chance to grow.
Tip: Too much thinking and brooding won’t give you the answers you are looking for.
Gorse – “Don’t give up hope”
Do you feel resignation, like nothing else is working and that you have exhausted all your options? Is your soul tired of learning another lesson of life? Is it hard for you to see new possibilities and is your mind fixed on the thought that nothing can be done?
Potential: You can feel hope and you have a joyful outlook on your future.
Tip: Remember – where there is life, there is hope.
Heather – “Take care of your inner child”
How often do you talk to a person without actually listening? Do you wish that others would love you and comfort you? Did you miss a loving and caring person when you were a child?
Potential: You know that you alone are the one who has to take care of your inner needs and wishes. You have an open ear for other people’s problems and can help them feel safe and loved.
Tip: Try to be there for somebody else.
Holly – “Open your heart”
Do you feel jealous, angry and hateful? Are you often hurt and offended by other people? Are your feelings poisoned by unpleasant thoughts about others?
Potential: You are sincere and kind. With your open heart you see the love and joy in this world.
Tip: Look twice – what is it that you are angry about? Learn how to forgive.
Honeysuckle – “Let go of the past”
Are you having a hard time to declutter, say goodbye and let go? Do you wish that old time could just come back? Are your memories a big influence on your present and future?
Potential: You recognize that your memories are valuable elements to build up your future. They are no obstacles for change and growth.
Tip: Declutter your apartment, just start with one small drawer – you will see how great it feels to let go of unused stuff.
Hornbeam – “Freshen up your life”
You feel like you will need a lot of coffee to get things done? Or you feel like you don’t have the power to do what you want to?
Potential: Hornbeam helps you feel refreshed and to discover your spontaneity.
Tip: Do something today you usually never do to break through your daily routine.
Impatiens – “Take your time”
Can’t wait to speed up things? Do you feel frustrated with slow people? Maybe it is time for you to remember that some things just take their time no matter how fast you want them to go. Does a flower grow faster when you push her to do so?
Potential: Discover the patience within yourself and remember how understanding you can be. You can let things develop naturally.
Tip: Plant a flower and watch it grow.
Larch – “Dance as if no one were watching…”
Do you think that other people are better than yourself? Are you constantly comparing yourself to them and does that make you feel inferior?
Potential: You feel selfconscious and know your strength and talents. To develop them is your goal.
Tip: Every day concentrate on one of your good qualities.
Mimulus – “Go forward fearlessness”
Are you afraid of things that lie ahead of you (like going to the dentist)? Do you know how to deal with your fear? Are you sometimes shy and too cautious?
Potential: The one with the most fear can be the most courageous person because of the knowledge of how to surrender fear. Even if you are sensitive, remember, you do have a lot of personal courage!
Tip: Speak with your fear – what is it you are afraid of?
Mustard – “There is no light without darkness”
Do you sometimes feel depressed without reasons? Does it feel like your inner sun is hidden behind a big, dark cloud? Do sorrow and grief take overhand?
Potential: You are able to go through darkness and light with a very conscious attitude.
Tip: Write down when and why exactly you get into this condition.
Oak – “Combine work with fun again”
Do you have to keep going just out of duty? Can you endure long periods of hard work but forget your own needs while doing so? Are you overworked and stressed but cannot admit it?
Potential: You are able to achieve a lot of things with your strong power. Combined with an attitude of playfulness you handle big tasks easily.
Tip: Connect with trees to reload your power.
Olive – “Take time to regenerate and relax”
Do you feel exhausted no matter how much rest you get? Is it hard for you to respect your physical and mental limits? Do you get enough rest and sleep?
Potential: You know your own source of power and you access it easily and regularly.
Tip: Make some additional short breaks during work time.
Pine – “Feel your innocence and pureness”
Is it hard for you to love yourself? Do you feel guilty on some deeper level? Do you allow yourself to receive only the best, knowing that you deserve it?
Potential: You know that you are innocent and pure like a child, even if you did things wrong, you can forgive yourself.
Tip: Learn to love yourself.
Red Chestnut – “Find true compassion”
Do you worry a lot about your kids or people that are close to you? Are you obsessed with thoughts about the well-being of others? Do you feel like you cannot draw a line between you and the other person, for example if you take on their symptoms of disease? Are other people bothered or annoyed by your worries about them?
Potential: You love caring for others without giving yourself away.
Tip: If you feel like you are too much bound to one another tell yourself: I am me, you are you.
Rock Rose – “Discover your hero within you”
Have you easily felt panic and anxiety rising inside of you? Do you often experience horror, inner terror and a pounding heart in combination? Is your overall emotional-constitution more frail and nervous than centered and strong?
Potential: You have the gift of being vigilant and you can act in the presence of the mind when it comes to strong challenges.
Tip: Support yourself with nutritious food and regular exercise to become powerful.
Rock Water – “Let go and let it flow”
Are you too hard on yourself? Do you have a lot of principles and ideals and work on yourself constantly? Do you feel stiff inside instead of a feeling of light flow?
Potential: You can connect to your creative source and can throw old beliefs over board when life requests a change.
Tip: Listen to your heart!
Scleranthus – “Keep your Balance”
Do you often change your mind? Do you feel torn between two possibilities? Is it hard for you to come to a decision and do you feel uncertain about what to do?
Potential: You know what the right choice is because you listen to your inner voice.
Tip: Before making a decision, center yourself and take a deep breath. If you still feel good about it, then stick with it!
Star of Bethlehem – “Find your soul comfort”
Do you suffer from a traumatic experience? Do you feel like parts of you are lost? Have you experienced shock lately? Did you retain shock or trauma at some level from past situations and events?
Potential: You can accept shocking experiences and feel comforted by and connected to your soul.
Tip: Take a hot bath or visit a sauna for cleansing.
Sweet Chestnut – “Have faith”
Are you in a deep crisis, knowing no way out and are desperate for a solution? Can you not see the light at the end of the tunnel anymore? Do you have a hard time to admit to yourself, that it is time to give up and surrender?
Potential: You have the ability to deal with major challenges, which contain the gift of big personal growth.
Tip: Try to let go and dedicate yourself to something bigger, so that inner change can happen.
Vervain – “Spread your inspiration with love”
Do you always give everything when you feel inspired about a project? Are you sometimes a little bit too enthusiastic so people are irritated by your attempt to win them for your projects and ideas?
Potential: Your enthusiasm and passion are contagious when combined with a loving attitude. You know how to bring your enthusiasm into play.
Tip: You do not need words to convince – just live it.
Vine – “Queen of the heart”
Are you very ambitious and dominant? Is it hard for you to tolerate different opinions? Do you always want to win and decide about everything?
Potential: You are confident and have a strong willpower. You are a natural leader.
Tip: Try to focus on win-win solutions instead of on power struggles.
Walnut – “New horizons open up”
Do you feel uncertain about making the next step in life to complete a big change? Are you standing on a threshold (like moving, marriage, new profession…)? Do you have the opportunity to start anew but are being kept from past entangles even though you usually go forward without doubts?
Potential: You go your own way and even though you are in a transitional and sensitive phase of life, you go down your own path.
Tip: Break the spell. Use rituals to set you free to explore new shores.
Water Violet – “Connect with the people around you”
Do you sometimes forget that you need other people as well? Is it easier for you to isolate and deal with problems by yourself? Do you sometimes not know what to say and what to talk about when you are with other people?
Potential: Your independent and strong personality does not contradict with your warm hearted and open attitude. People like to seek your advice.
Tip: Asking questions is an easy way to connect to people.
White Chestnut – “Peace of mind is within reach”
Do you try to solve problems by thinking about them a lot? Is it hard for you to turn off the thoughts in order to sleep, calm down or meditate? Do your thoughts revolve around one issue but without coming to a conclusion?
Potential: Mental clarity and inner peace are inside of you – be ready to discover a mindful lifestyle.
Tip: Instead of thinking – take action to get answers.
Wild Oat – “Follow your inner path”
Do you feel like there are too many options and possibilities in life? Do you know the central theme of your life? Are you always looking for your true purpose and still don’t know what you want even though you tried lots of things?
Potential: You can understand how all of your interests and talents are related to each other and you know your overall path in life.
Tip: If you have to choose between many options ask yourself which one of them seems to be the most valuable for you.
Wild Rose – “Fall in love with life again”
Do you feel like a part of you has given up? Is there no more joy and laughter in your life? Do you feel like you kind of dropped out of the game?
Potential: You have an open heart and mind and take an initiative for your life with a smile on your face.
Tip: Go to the ocean and listen to the sounds of waves or look at the flowers dancing in the breeze.
Willow – “Create your own happiness”
Do you feel like a victim of destiny or other people’s behaviour? Do you feel silent anger and grudge because life is unfair? Do you think you deserve better?
Potential: You understand that you are the creator of your happiness. You take full responsibility for your own life.
Tip: It is time to grow up! Do something for your own happiness, join a group, make a decision and get moving.
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