There seems to be two mindsets about health and healing. The First Mindset is: Fix Me when the patient wants somebody else to give them a pill, a shot, or an elixir that will make the pain disappear and their condition improve. The Second Mindset is: Educate and Guide Me where the patient wants the doctor or healer’s input, but ultimately wants to make the healing decisions for him or herself.
The First Mindset is understandable. As a society we have been kept in the dark about our bodies, our health and our options for many decades. We are accustomed to going to the doctor and walking out with a prescription to fix the issue at hand. Then along came the Internet and information abounded on every issue imaginable. We can Google our symptoms and receive opinions, diagnosis and even cures. Naturally this is both a blessing and a curse. In the hands of some, the information is helpful and guiding. In the hands of others it can lead to misdiagnosis, harm and even death.
The Second Mindset has evolved into clients with more of an acceptance of alternative medicine practices and non-traditional remedies. Many of these customs and bodies of knowledge are centuries old mind you, but they just seem new to our western culture. When a patient wants to be Educated and Guided, instead of “fixed,” a spirit of cooperation ensues between the physician, healer and client. The client assumes responsibility for their health and becomes a partner in their return to health and well being. As such, this type of person is open to combining traditional with alternative methods and understands that the mind and body are connected with the soul in the process of getting well.
When we look at how effective the Bach Flower Remedies can be in healing the body by transforming the mindset and replacing negatives with positives, we stand at the entrance to the future of all healing.
We can appreciate that every branch of medicine has its rightful place of honor and value in human healing. The Bach Flower Remedies assist us by correcting the thought patterns that may have been responsible for the illness in the first place. Unless there is a critical emergency, a broken limb, uncontrolled bleeding or a life-threatening situation, a trial with Bach Flower Remedies is an appropriate first step before running off to the doctor’s office in search of an immediate quick fix.
If we can slow down a bit, listen to our bodies, use The Quick Guide to Bach Flower Remedies as our internal GPS system, (actually it should be BPS: Body Positioning System) we might be able to heal ourselves by healing our minds and bringing about a return to harmony and balance within. I believe it’s worth a try and I encourage the thoughtful use of Bach Flower Remedies as a beginning for anyone who chooses natural healing.